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Joosr launches commuter-friendly business book summaries

Joosr is now available on desktop and iOS devices

A new service has launched in the UK called Joosr – providing downloadable non-fiction book summaries that can be read in just 20 minutes.

The subscription-based app offers top-quality summaries of some of the world’s most influential books on business, entrepreneurship, careers, money and leadership, condensed by a team of highly trained professional writers. Joosr offers a free trial to allow readers to experience the library.

Specifically designed for mobile devices, Joosr books are perfect for commuters to read on their way to work and can also be read when offline. The Joosr free trial library starts with more than 100 titles, with 20 new books added every month.

Each book provides all the key information of the original title but without all the pages. So whether you’re a budding entrepreneur, a manager looking to inspire, or want to quickly progress up the career ladder, the Joosr business and self-help summaries clearly present ideas and advice from leading thinkers at the world’s most innovative companies.

Co-founder Darren Boyd-Annells said: “Finding time to keep up with reading and learning is a real challenge for many professionals. We found that six out of 10 people said they’re simply too busy to read as much as they would like. So the beauty of Joosr is you can access all the key information from a book in just 20 minutes – perfect for the commute.

“The summaries can be read offline on iPhones and iPads. This means that on the Tube on your way to work you could read a book on how to be more assertive – and then put what you learned into action in a meeting that same day. We call it bite size mobile learning and it’s taking off very quickly. The response has been amazing.”

For the equivalent price of only two coffees a month, members can download summaries of books from some of the world’s most influential business minds, such as How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie, Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance, Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg and The Chimp Paradox by Steve Peters.

More than 15,000 avid readers are already on board and have given it excellent reviews for ease of use and customer experience. Readers also like the fact that each Joosr book focuses on the practical applications of the original books, showing how readers can take the lessons and apply them in their own professional and personal life.

The quality of the writing is closely monitored by Co-founder Becci Edmondson, an industry-leading editor with a history in publishing.

A free trial is available for anyone interested in the app, which can be synced across desktop, iOS tablet and smartphone.

Five top business tips from Joosr guides
1 Visualise, then take action. “Picture in your mind’s eye what you want and how you’re going to achieve it. Then make it happen. The future belongs to those who are willing to get things done.” #Girlboss by Sophie Amoruso

2 Show a genuine interest in people. “To become a pleasant and likeable person yourself, you have to show interest in and appreciation for the people around you. The best way to do this is to take a genuine interest in other people.” How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

3 Fake it until you make it. “Hesitation to take on new challenges at work affects our performance and we consequently miss out on new experiences, skills and insights. One way to erase self-doubt is to ‘fake it until you make it’. Another is to understand that what matters when taking on a new role or job is our ability to learn and perform and not how much we actually already know.” Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

4 Surround yourself with the best team possible. “The right team is crucial to excellence and success, so don’t be afraid to do all you can to bring the best people on board. Similarly, if it comes to it, you must be prepared to kick the wrong people out – never compromise on being the best.” Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance

5 Produce a product that sells itself. “If your product sparks the interest of innovators and early adopters, they will soon view it as remarkable and wish to purchase it. Now the market will come to find you, instead of the other way around.” Purple Cow by Seth Godin