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If you are like me, you are probably very busy, have little free time, and commute to work.
The secret is to maximize your time in every nook and corner.. I call these “stolen moments”.
For instance, my drive to the local track is 30 minutes long. I maximize that by reading “books on tape”. If you are waiting in line getting your passport or driver’s license renewed, you can read a book on your PDA. Or, you can be totally annoying and talk loud on your cell phone for an hour.
The MOST EFFECTIVE way to QUICKLY and EASILY learn the KEY POINTS of today’s most popular business books are Executive Book Summaries.
You can stay informed in just minutes…read a summary from your PDA…or even listen to a summary on CD or as an MP3.
These include the usual suspects like management books, career and success techniques, books on finance or manufacturing, economics, sales, small business, etc. But they also occasionally cover books on topics that affect all business people, like health care, the environment, politics, and so on.
What online formats are the summaries published?
The online summaries are published in the following formats:
- PDF – this can be read by any PDF reader, and is the best format for printing out the summaries. We recommend using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- HTML – this format can be read by most Web browsers, like those found on the majority of computers and PDA’s
- Palm DOC – this format works on PDA’s that use the Palm OS, such as Palm, Handspring, and Sony handhelds.
- LIT – this format works for most PocketPC’s, including Compaq’s iPaq, Hewlett Packard’s Jornada and Casio’s Cassiopeia, using Microsoft Reader.
- MP3 – this is an online audio format which can be listened to on most PC’s, Pocket PCs, and MP3 players, using Windows Media Player, the Real Player, and other MP3 software.
What are these “readers” that you refer to for viewing or listening to online summaries, and how do I get them?
Remember, you can read faster on your PDA or Blackberry as the columns are narrower, thus saving time to scan across a “paper” page. That is the success of newspaper columns.
The document readers are software programs that are available for free by download from the Web. These readers will enable you to view or listen to our summaries in the various online formats we offer them in:
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
- Palm DOC Readers, such as Cspotrun or Palm Reader
- Microsoft Reader: PC Version or Pocket PC Version
- MP3 Players: Real Player or Windows Media Player
- Web Browsers: the HTML format is read by your Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari or other web browsers.