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30 Minute Expert Summaries

Designed for those whose desire to learn exceeds the time they have available, 30 Minute Expert Series enables readers to rapidly understand the important ideas behind critically acclaimed books.With a condensed format, readers can quickly and easily become experts ...in 30 minutes.

The Best 13 Books on 30 Minute Expert Summaries

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Influence in 30 Minutes - The Expert Guide to Robert B. Cialdini's Critically Acclaimed Book

Influence ...in 30 minutes is your guide to quickly understanding the important lessons on influencing human behavior covered in the best seller, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion.

In Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Dr. Robert B. Cialdini uses decades of research and experiments to offer insight into the psychology of human decision-making, and the world of influence and persuasion. In Influence, Cialdini reveals invaluable tools for everyone from consumers to professional salespeople, including how to become a skilled persuader and how to counteract manipulation. Widely praised for its practical knowledge, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion is incredibly useful for anyone seeking to understand the psychology behind why people say yes.

Use this helpful guide to understand Influence in a fraction of the time, with tools such as:
  • Fundamentals of how to harness the power of persuasion to influence others
  • Practical applications for using the "six weapons of influence" to move others to say yes
  • Techniques for defending against manipulation tactics used by advertisers, salespeople, swindlers, or even friends and colleagues
  • Intriguing case studies, a brief synopsis, and definitions of key terms from Influence

As with all books in the 30 Minute Expert Series, this book is intended to be purchased alongside the reviewed title, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. 
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To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth about Moving Others by Daniel H. Pink (30 Minute Expert Series)

This edition is no longer available. An updated version is now available.

Title: "
To Sell Is Human in 30 Minutes - The Expert Guide to Daniel H. Pink's Critically Acclaimed Book"

ASIN: B00CEJ37WS
ISBN: 9781623151331
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Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (30 Minute Expert Summary)

Thinking Fast and Slow ...in 30 minutes is the essential guide to quickly understanding the important lessons on decision-making outlined in the New York Times best seller Thinking Fast and Slow.

In Thinking Fast and Slow author Daniel Kahneman gets to the bottom of how to make good decisions and when to trust your intuition. Kahneman wants readers to avoid putting too much weight on acting quickly on their intuition when making decisions, as intuition is frequently colored by overconfidence and bias. He presents the concept of humans "thinking fast and slow"--the idea that human thought can be divided into two categories: slow and painstaking thought, and quick, intuitive thought. Through detailed research and real-life examples, Thinking Fast and Slow teaches readers when to apply each type of thought in order to improve everything from playing the stock market to increasing personal happiness. Thinking Fast and Slow will change the way you think and improve the quality of your decisions, both large and small.

Understand the key ideas of Thinking Fast and Slow in a fraction of the time, with tools such as:
  • A concise synopsis examining the principles of Thinking Fast and Slow
  • In-depth analysis of key concepts, including an explanation heuristics and biases, the two selves, and the two distinct thinking systems--the intuitive System 1, and the effortful System 2
  • Illustrative case studies demonstrating Kahneman's ground-breaking research in behavioral economics 
  • Real-world applications for applying the theories in Thinking Fast in Slow to everyday life
  • Critical reception to the work, highlighting important arguments by major publications and thought leaders
As with all books in the 30 Minute Expert Series, this book is intended to be purchased alongside the reviewed title Thinking Fast and Slow.
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Shred in 30 Minutes - The Expert Guide to Ian K. Smith's Critically Acclaimed Book (30 Minute Health Series)

Shred ...in 30 Minutes is your guide to quickly understanding the dramatic weight-loss plan outlined in Dr. Ian K. Smith's best-selling book Shred: The Revolutionary Diet--6 weeks, 4 Inches, 2 Sizes.

In Shred, best-selling author and diet guru Ian K. Smith, MD, tells you how to finally win the battle against your weight and reach your ideal size. Shred combines top strategies for losing weight into one easy plan, laying out a clear plan for frustrated dieters to shred excess fat and push past weight plateaus to achieve lasting weight loss, improve health, and boost their energy levels. In Shred, Smith provides detailed meal plans that distribute calories over the course of the day to help stabilize hormone levels and stave off hunger and bingeing. Outlining a daily exercise schedule, the Shred program is aimed to boosts dieters' willpower and motivation to make lifelong changes and finally see consistent results. 

Use this helpful guide to learn the groundbreaking concepts behind Shred and get on the path to achieving your ideal weight and size: 

  • Employ the 6-week SHRED meal plan, which details what to eat and when, and will never leave you hungry.
  • Master tips for strategic exercise to boost metabolism and help you maintain your weight-loss goals.
  • Escape the weight-loss plateau and shed weight with each SHRED cycle.    
As with all books in the 30 Minute Expert Series, this book is intended to be purchased alongside the reviewed title Shred: The Revolutionary Diet--6 weeks, 4 Inches, 2 Sizes.
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How Children Succeed in 30 Minutes - The Expert Guide to Paul Tough's Critically Acclaimed Book (the 30 Minute Expert Series)

How Children Succeed ...in 30 minutes is your guide to quickly understanding the important child-rearing lessons outlined in Paul Tough's groundbreaking best seller, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character.

In How Children Succeed, Paul Tough examines how certain character traits lead to successful children and, ultimately, successful adults. An essential read for parents and educators, How Children Succeed concludes that developing certain character strengths--grit, self-control, zest, social intelligence, gratitude, optimism, and curiosity--is the most powerful tool in producing happy and well-adjusted kids.

Use this helpful guide to understand the key ideas behind How Children Succeed in a fraction of the time, with tools such as:

  • A helpful summary of Paul Tough's research and arguments, drawn from the work of neuroscientists, educators, psychologists, and economists
  • In-depth analysis of eight important case studies from How Children Succeed
  • Critical reception of How Children Succeed from major publications and thought leaders
  • Suggestions for applying Tough's theories to help your children succeed
As with all books in the 30 Minute Expert Series, this book is intended to be purchased alongside the reviewed title, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character.
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The Hormone Cure in 30 Minutes - The Expert Guide to Dr. Sara Gottfried's Critically Acclaimed Book

The Hormone Cure ...in 30 minutes is the essential guide to quickly understanding the important health lessons outlined in Dr. Sara Gottfried's groundbreaking best seller, The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep, Sex Drive and Vitality Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol.

In The Hormone Cure, Dr. Sara Gottfried, a board-certified gynecologist and a graduate of Harvard Medical School, debunks the myth that hormonal relief can be found only through prescription pills. Instead, she believes that the stresses of hormonal imbalance can be cured through natural methods. The Gottfried Protocol is a hormone cure program that has helped thousands of women achieve optimal health and wellness through changes in diet and lifestyle, in addition to supplements and medications. Backed up by years of research and rigorous scientific testing, The Hormone Cure addresses the unique problems that afflict women as a result of hormonal imbalance, and provides a real, lasting solution.

Use this helpful guide to understand The Hormone Cure in a fraction of the time, with tools such as:

  • Explanations of the essential concepts from The Hormone Cure, including an explanation of the Gottfried Protocol
  • Suggestions for applying Gottfried's integrative hormone therapies in everyday life
  • Key takeaways from the cutting-edge medical research in The Hormone Cure
  • The critical reception to the work, including key arguments by major publications and thought leaders
As with all books in the 30 Minute Expert Series, this book is intended to be purchased alongside the reviewed title, The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep, Sex Drive and Vitality Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol.
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Daring Greatly in 30 Minutes - The Expert Guide to Brene Brown's Critically Acclaimed Book

Daring Greatly ...in 30 minutes is the essential guide to quickly understanding the life-changing lessons outlined in Brené Brown's best-selling book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. 

In Daring Greatly, Brené Brown argues that by learning to be vulnerable, people can find deeper connections with the people around them and improve their relationships. Daring Greatly aims to prove that vulnerability is not a negative trait, but that we should have the courage to embrace imperfections if we want to be content and live a more fulfilling life. Daring Greatly posits that if people can learn to practice vulnerability, they can find deeper connections in their relationships--and, perhaps most important, they can establish compassionate and loving relationships with themselves.

Understand the key ideas of Daring Greatly in a fraction of the time, with tools such as:

  • Concise synopsis, which examines the principles of Daring Greatly
  • In-depth analysis of key concepts from Daring Greatly, including an explanation of the "Wholehearted," shame resilience, and embracing vulnerability
  • Insightful background on thought leader Brené Brown and the origins of Daring Greatly
  • Key takeaways for utilizing Brown's theories to live a worthy, connected, and authentic life
  • Extensive recommended reading list and bibliography relevant to Daring Greatly     
As with all books in the 30 Minute Expert Series, this book is intended to be purchased alongside the reviewed title, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. 
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The Untethered Soul ...in 30 Minutes - The Expert Guide to Michael A. Singer's Critically Acclaimed Book

The Untethered Soul ...in 30 minutes is your guide to quickly understanding the lessons about the pursuit of happiness outlined in the best-selling book, The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself.

In The Untethered Soul, best-selling author Michael A. Singer provides readers with invaluable tools for finding the path to enlightenment. Using his insight from years of practicing yoga and meditation, Singer takes readers on a spiritual journey toward consciousness and understanding the Self. The Untethered Soul, co-published with the Institute of Noetic Sciences, helps readers divest themselves of an identity based on emotions and thoughts (the "untethered soul"), and demonstrates the complete freedom that comes from breaking down mental walls. A necessary handbook for the pursuit of happiness, The Untethered Soul reveals a path for living in the present moment and embracing universal consciousness. 

Use this helpful guide to understand The Untethered Soul in a fraction of the time, with tools such as:

  • Concise synopsis, which examines the principles of true enlightenment in The Untethered Soul 
  • In-depth analysis of important concepts, such as the relationship between consciousness, the psyche, the "Self," and the "untethered soul" 
  • Insightful background on spiritual teacher Michael Singer and the origins of The Untethered Soul
  • Extensive recommended reading list and glossary relevant to The Untethered Soul to further your spiritual journey 
As with all books in the 30 Minute Expert Series, this book is intended to be purchased alongside the reviewed title, The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself.
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The Signal and the Noise in 30 Minutes - The Expert Guide to Nate Silver's Critically Acclaimed Book (the 30 Minute Expert Series)

The Signal and the Noise ...in 30 minutes is your guide to quickly understanding the important lessons in Nate Silver's best-selling book, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail--but Some Don't.

In The Signal and the Noise, Nate Silver narrows down what makes a good prediction, and why predictions even from the experts are often wrong. Nate Silver became a household name during the 2012 U.S. presidential election, and has gained renown for his accurate baseball predictions. In this innovative and exciting book, he uses probability, statistics, and a down-to-earth approach to explain how to distinguish the truth (the signal) from all the other distractions or assumptions (the noise), and make the best possible choices. The lessons in The Signal and the Noise will give you an edge in every choice to you make.

Use this helpful guide to understand The Signal and the Noise in a fraction of the time, with tools such as:
  • Praise for and critical reactions to Silver's ideas, from such noted sources as the New York Review of Books and the Wall Street Journal
  • Explanations of the key concepts from The Signal and the Noise, including analyzing prediction failures, and expanding self-awareness
  • Easy-to-understand definitions and examples of key terms, such as Bayes's theorem 
  • Recommended readings relevant to The Signal and the Noise
As with all books in the 30 Minute Expert Series, this book is intended to be purchased alongside the reviewed title, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail--but Some Don't.The Signal and the Noise ...in 30 Minutes is your guide to quickly understanding the important lessons in Nate Silver's best-selling book, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail--but Some Don't.

In The Signal and the Noise, influential political forecaster Nate Silver narrows down what makes a good prediction, and why predictions even from the experts are often wrong. Nate Silver became a household name during the 2012 U.S. presidential election, and has gained renown for his accurate baseball predictions. In this innovative and exciting book, he uses probability, statistics, and a down-to-earth approach to explain how to distinguish the truth (the signal) from all the other distractions or assumptions (the noise), and make the best possible choices. The lessons in The Signal and the Noise will give you an edge in everything from choosing stocks to predicting world politics to making personal changes in light of climate change.


Use this helpful guide to understand The Signal and the Noise in a fraction of the time, with tools such as:
  • Insights into Nate Silver's journey from forecasting Major League Baseball players' performances to predicting the outcome of U.S. presidential elections 
  • Praise for and critical reactions to Silver's ideas, from such noted sources as the New York Review of Books and the Wall Street Journal
  • Explanations of the key concepts, including analyzing prediction failures, practicing Bayesian thinking, and expanding self-awareness
  • Easy-to-understand definitions and examples of key terms, such as Bayes's theorem 
  • Recommended readings and a bibliography listing additional resources analyzing Silver's work and the phenomenon of big data
As with all books in the 30 Minute Expert Series, this book is intended to be purchased alongside the reviewed title, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail--but Some Don't.
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Thinking, Fast and Slow in 30 Minutes - The Expert Guide to Daniel Kahneman's Critically Acclaimed Book (the 30 Minute Expert Series)

Thinking, Fast and Slow ...in 30 minutes is the essential guide to quickly understanding the important lessons on decision-making outlined in the New York Times best seller Thinking, Fast and Slow.

In Thinking, Fast and Slow, author Daniel Kahneman gets to the bottom of how to make good decisions and when to trust your intuition. Kahneman wants readers to avoid putting too much weight on acting quickly on their intuition when making decisions. He presents the concept of humans "thinking fast and slow"--the idea that human thought can be divided into two categories: slow and painstaking thought, and quick, intuitive thought. Through detailed research and real-life examples, Thinking, Fast and Slow teaches readers when to apply each type of thought in order to improve everything from playing the stock market to increasing personal happiness. Thinking, Fast and Slow will change the way you think, and improve the quality of your decisions, both large and small.

Understand the key ideas of Thinking, Fast and Slow in a fraction of the time, with tools such as:

  • A concise synopsis examining the principles of Thinking, Fast and Slow
  • In-depth analysis of key concepts behind Thinking, Fast and Slow: the two selves, and the two distinct thinking systems--the intuitive System 1 and the effortful System 2
  • Illustrative case studies demonstrating Kahneman's groundbreaking research in behavioral economics 
  • Real-world applications for applying the theories in Thinking, Fast and Slow to everyday life
  • Critical reception to Thinking, Fast and Slow, highlighting important arguments by major publications and thought leaders
As with all books in the 30 Minute Expert Series, this book is intended to be purchased alongside the reviewed title, Thinking, Fast and Slow.
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The Signal and the Noise ...in 30 Minutes


The Signal and the Noise ...in 30 Minutes is your guide to quickly understanding the important lessons in Nate Silver's best-selling book, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail--but Some Don't.

In The Signal and the Noise, influential political forecaster Nate Silver narrows down what makes a good prediction, and why predictions even from the experts are often wrong. Nate Silver became a household name during the 2012 U.S. presidential election, and has gained renown for his accurate baseball predictions. In this innovative and exciting book, he uses probability, statistics, and a down-to-earth approach to explain how to distinguish the truth (the signal) from all the other distractions or assumptions (the noise), and make the best possible choices. The lessons in The Signal and the Noise will give you an edge in everything from choosing stocks to predicting world politics to making personal changes in light of climate change.

Use this helpful guide to understand The Signal and the Noise in a fraction of the time, with tools such as:
  • Insights into Nate Silver's journey from forecasting Major League Baseball players' performances to predicting the outcome of U.S. presidential elections 

  • Praise for and critical reactions to Silver's ideas, from such noted sources as the New York Review of Books and the Wall Street Journal

  • Explanations of the key concepts, including analyzing prediction failures, practicing Bayesian thinking, and expanding self-awareness

  • Easy-to-understand definitions and examples of key terms, such as Bayes's theorem 

  • Recommended readings and a bibliography listing additional resources analyzing Silver's work and the phenomenon of big data
As with all books in the 30 Minute Expert Series, this book is intended to be purchased alongside the reviewed title, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail--but Some Don't.
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Good to Great in 30 Minutes - The Expert Guide to Jim Collins's Critically Acclaimed Book (the 30 Minute Expert Series)

Good to Great ...in 30 minutes is your guide to quickly understanding the important business lessons outlined in Jim Collins's multimillion-selling blockbuster Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap ...and Others Don't.
 
In Good to Great, renowned author Jim Collins gets to the bottom of what allows a company to make the leap from good to great. Collins surveys eleven of America's most successful companies and determines what the common factors are among them, including ambitious and thoughtful leadership, discipline, hiring processes, and the use of technology to accelerate growth. Good to Great presents the definitive study of how organizations large and small can achieve spectacular, sustained results. 

Use this helpful guide to understand the critically acclaimed lessons of Good to Great, with tools such as:
  • A concise synopsis summarizing the principles of what makes a company successful
  • In-depth analysis of the most useful concepts from Good to Great, such as the "doom loop" and "Level 5 Leaders"
  • Relevant background on author Jim Collins and the origins of Good to Great
  • An extensive list of recommended reading to further your knowledge

As with all books in the 30 Minute Expert Series, this book is intended to be purchased alongside the reviewed title, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap .. and Others Don't.
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