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For more than 42 years, business professionals like you have turned to Soundview Executive Book Summaries® to discover the newest ideas and strategies from today’s best leadership and career development books – all in 15-minute summaries.

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Instead of taking hours spread out over days to read a full-length book, our summaries can be read or listened to in 15 minutes each.

Build New Career Skills

Only the best ideas from each book are included in our summaries, making for easier recall and application on-the-job.

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What topics do your book summaries typically cover?

Our summaries cover all areas of career-development, including:

  • Leadership Skills
  • Productivity
  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Negotiation
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Innovation Strategies
  • Remote Work
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Networking

How long are the summaries?

The text versions typically run 4-8 pages in length, while our audio versions are usually 10-15 minutes long.


Are all of the book summaries available in both text and audio?

Yes. Except for a few rare titles, all of our summaries come in both text and audio formats.


How many summaries do I have access to with my subscription?

Depending on which plan you choose, you’ll have access to more than 1,000 summaries of best-selling business books, plus we’ll release new summaries every week. Our plans also provide access to author webinars so you can dig even deeper into topics that interest you.


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