getAbstract business book summaries

Get up to speed on critical business knowledge in a flash. GetAbstract offers the largest online library of business book summaries. On the site, you’ll find thousands of summaries of the latest, most read and most relevant business books, all compressed in under five pages each. It will allow you to learn the key points of a book in just 10 minutes.

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AHRI members enjoy unlimited access to the getabstract database. Browse through suggested titles, find out what other AHRI members are reading or what’s trending across the world. Accessing getAbstract is easy. Follow the steps below and make your own account in just a minute. Your getAbstract account stays active as long as you’re a member of AHRI.

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How it works

Each of the getAbstract summaries are formatted using getAbstract’s proven template to maximise knowledge retention. Every summary includes:

  • Rating,
  • Top take-aways
  • A full summary
  • Significant quotes
  • An author biography, and other key points all of which can be absorbed in fewer than ten minutes.


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Read your summaries directly in your browser, or on your e-reader. Download the free app to use getAbstract on your smart phone or tablet. You can also listen to audio summaries on your MP3 player or any other audio device. You prefer to read on paper? All of the summaries are also available as PDFs.

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