As I’ve posted, I really enjoy consuming books. This typically comes in the form of listening to an audiobook, referencing the book (or a summary), and capturing the key points for my own records. This seems to work pretty well, but I started thinking about a way to make the experience even better.
As I was discussing a book I just read with a friend, I realized that we both had variations on the takeaway. He had picked up good points that I had forgotten. I also realized that there is a better way to “summarize” a book than the abstracts or summaries that are available. Rather than follow an outlined recount of the material, I’d like to get capture the big takeaways that are weighted by a group.
Here’s my ask: Will you participate in a crowdsourced project to highlight takeaways from books you’ve read (or are reading)?Â
Here’s How to Participate:
- Let me know that you participate. (fill out the form below)
- Pick one of the books currently in progress.
- I will email you with a deadline for the book you’ve chosen.
- Email me your bullet points (weighted on a scale of 1-10) by the given due date.
- I will edit and combine the materials into a single post and publish it.
Here are Books Currently in Progress:
- Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All
- The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
- The Human Brand: How We Relate to People, Products, and Companies
- Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t
Thank you. I’ve used some affiliate links to Amazon on this page and am thankful to adesigna for using the image via creative commons license.Â