Blinkist – My colleague recommended Blinkist back in January 2017. I have been using it ever since, and the price is really small in relation to the benefits. Blinkist has over 2000 books-in-blinks and most books are available both in audio and text format. I promised myself to listen to one book every day in 2017, and thanks to Blinkist, the critical insights from various nonfiction books are easy to access. There is a pretty extensive overview of Blinkist written by Satori Studios and how it compares against other alternatives.

getAbstract – I have been using GetAbstract rather frequently since early 2018. I personally like to read GetAbstract’s summaries rather than to listen to them. I often end up downloading the PDF summaries and reading them through, and if the same book is available via Blinkist, I like to listen to the blinks and read the GetAbstract text summary side by side. If you are interested to read even older non-fiction books, check out their vast collection.


Marcus Aurelius (2006). Meditations. London, England: Penguin Classics. [Trans. M. Hammond] (online)
Marcus Aurelius (2004). Itselleni: Keisarin mietteitä elämästä. Helsinki: Basam Books. [Suom. M. Ahonen]

Monetary History

Roy W. Jastram (2009 [1977]). The Golden Constant and the English and American Experience 1560-2007. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Roy W. Jastram (1981). Silver: The Restless Metal. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.

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