Book Summaries

175+ of the best books in business and innovation

175 Business and Innovation Book Summaries
175 Business and Innovation Book Summaries2019-03-01T17:52:18+00:00


Platforms run the world. At the same time, few people understand how they work, let alone how to build them. We’ve collected and summarized some of the greatest books on platforms to help you understand what’s running under the hood.

5 original summaries, 6 external summaries.


There are managers and then there are leaders. Leaders make the difference between an average company and a great company. They go beyond barking orders and use freedom, autonomy, and transparency to bring out the best in those around them.

4 original summaries, 25 external summaries.


Building a startup is terrifying. Every single day startups face challenges that may just as well be Mt. Everest. At the same time, the entire internet is screaming advice. We’ve highlighted some of the classic startup literature to help cut out some of the noise.

6 original summaries, 59 external summaries.


From leadership to product design, psychology helps us understand motivation, attention, buying behavior, and countless other factors. Explore our collection of behavior and psychology readings and maybe you’ll learning something about yourself along the way.

3 original summaries, 18 external summaries.

Core Innovation→

Innovation means different things to different people. Over the years, the topic has become a collage of ideas that, to an outsider, may seem unrelated. Become familiar with commonly used terms an ideas by checking out summaries on the core literature behind innovation.

4 original summaries, 30 external summaries.


Marketing has found its time to shine. Fueled by internet connectivity, businesses are now able to market to niche audiences at insanely low prices. As marketing became more powerful and attainable, marketing content has exploded. How do you know what to read among the thousands of marketing articles? We’ve put together summaries of classic literature in the field.

1 original summary, 27 external summaries.

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