"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them."
~by Mark Twain
“Why Do You Exist? Explain.”
Want to skyrocket your learning about all those things that matter in life?
Want to grow your business by learning strategies?
Want to boost your productivity and reach your goals faster?
Want to reprogram yourself to become a high-performer?
Want to become wise and avoid any future problems?
Love reading non-fiction books?
Addicted to learning great ideas and ready to challenge yourself?
Want to become a reader … then leader?
If you nodded your head in affirmation to any of the question above, then congrats, you are in the right place.
The main motive behind WizBuskOut is just one:
To help you become the best version of yourself.
And if you have any business, you’ll get to read foundational business strategies from books.
Here, you get SUMMARIES or insights on bestselling books of all time.
That means you can digest thousands of pages in a book in just about 8-10 minutes without breaking a sweat.
In addition to that, I also share value-packed ARTICLES on various topics.
Since I mostly read non-fiction books, the topics I cover include:
- Life lessons
- Motivation …
In short: Everything about Entrepreneurship & Life.
I believe: Life is like a business. You have limited resources and you've got to make the most of it.
Having an entrepreneurial mindset helps you grow faster than anybody else.
Put in simple words:
Whatever wisdom I uncover, I share it here on this blog.
Why My Summaries Are More Than “Summaries”
If you’re here looking for some quick tricks that you can apply and get temporary results, then sadly, this website isn’t the right fit for you.
I try my best to stick to the context or ideas of the book, but whenever I see an opportunity to add more value to it, I do it.
The summaries here are more or less the compilation of lessons that I’ve learned from the books.
Meaning? These summaries aren’t just short versions of the books, they have something more to them.
I believe, “learning” that helps you in the long run, is always the best.
And that is indeed what you’ll find here.
I’d encourage you to think of these summaries as a food for your brain which would ultimately stimulate it.
Also, there is no point in looking out for lines and ideas that are not given in the book but written in the summaries.
Remember that the ultimate goal is to become a more sensible person rather than becoming an information-storing machine.
Note: You can skyrocket your learning by combining the lessons from my summaries and blinks from Blinkist. It's a book summary app with over 3500+ non-fiction titles.
“Are You Discouraging readers from reading Books?”
No book summary is a substitute for an original book.
A lot of research is done by the authors before writing a book. Many of them spend years in building those pages.
And therefore, a book summary can’t be used as a replacement for the original book by the author.
But these summaries will give you a glimpse on the ideas that the book contains.
Not all books are worth your time!
Some books might change your life, while some might even suck your time like a thirsty vampire.
These book summaries would help you determine whether the book is worth your time or not?
Time is precious, and you must use it wisely.
At the same time, these summaries will help you grow wiser.
But remember that all the lessons that I share in my summaries won’t work unless you take that FIRST step.
Unless you take right action with right mindset in the right direction, you won’t be able to move the needle.
Here, I share only the top big ideas from the books I read and elaborate on them. If you want to gain in-depth knowledge from a book, you will have to read it in its entirety.
My goal is: To help you read more books fast.
not to prevent you from reading them.
I highly recommend that you read books to enhance what you learn here.
“What About Copyrights? Are You Stealing Information From Books?”
No. I’m not stealing any information.
The summaries are original on their own.
I don’t just copy and paste snippets from the books.
I respect all the authors and I realize how much time and effort it takes to write them.
Think of my book summaries as a complementary material.
Writing a book's summary is like doing commentary on it and talking about the ideas discussed in it.
I read the books and then pick key ideas from them. Then write on the basis of my own knowledge and experience. Or I build on a key idea.
Everything that is not quoted is original and is written in my original style. I seriously have no intention to plagiarize any author.
Note: If you are an author and feel that I've plagiarized content from your book, feel free to contact me. I'll resolve any issue.
(Lots of respect for all the authors out there!)
Whenever I use any line from the book, I try my best to mention it in the summary itself or quote the sentences.
The book summaries I provide are their to educate people and help them grow in their life or grow their business.
And as I said earlier:
If you are using these summaries to avoid buying or reading books, you are missing out on a lot of value.
Reading a book summary is like watching the trailer of a movie. So one shouldn’t think that he has consumed a book after reading a book summary.
Pretty logical, right?
But anyway, I make sure that you concisely get the all key ideas.
So don't worry about that at all.
“Why Should I Choose WizBuskOut Over The Others When There Are Plenty Of Summaries On The Internet?”
You won’t find such in-depth and accurate summaries anywhere else.
And if you do, chances are, they will be paid.
Plus, I spend days reading a single book. I don’t just skip over the details and just pump out a book summary.
I analyze all the key ideas and present them in the best way possible.
My summaries actually work.
Meaning, the ideas that I present through my summaries are highly actionable.
My goal is to deliver the best ideas without overwhelming you.
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“OK, Enough Talk! So, Who Is Behind All This?”
My name is Shami Manohar. I am the founder, writer, and designer behind WizBuskOut (launched on July 01st, 2019).
I’ve completed my Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. (I don’t know why I did it, though. Fortunately, it helps me to manage this website.)
I also have a Personal Blog where I publish more opinionated articles compared to this one. (There, I explore my ideas and connect the dots.)
I firmly believe that learning must have no boundaries.
In my spare time, I love reading non-fiction books.
And it has been four years since I dived into self-improvement stuff. It really helped me think clearly in my life.
I created WizBuskOut to share lessons from books.
I am not an expert on self-help or business topics.
But I have an insatiable hunger to gather knowledge about myself and this world.
I just read a lot.
In 2020 alone, I read more than 55+ books. (Effectively)
Reading is the shortest, most established path to total self-improvement. We know intuitively that this is true. The question is: what active steps are we taking toward our better selves, to improve every aspect of our lives, to ensure success?Ryan Holiday
Every day, I read blogs on the Internet to learn more and more about life.
I don’t own all the books that I write summaries for on this website. But most of the time I try to buy them.
These are the books I own so far (Last updated on March 19, 2020):
(Useless Side Note: If you’re wondering what’s that Harry Potter doing there, then let me tell you: Yes, I tried reading fiction and failed terribly.)
And when I don’t buy them, I read them online.
I’m sure that this little library will grow big in the future.
Does having read all these books make me an expert?
No matter how much I read, I still find myself blank sometimes.
I simply try to widen my perception of this world by reading those who have lived before and are far more experienced than me.
It feels like an endless pursuit of the knowledge.
I’m just a guy like everybody else. And I want to spread the insights that these books hold.
I believe that non-fiction books have the potential to change lives.
With every book that I read, I turn into a better human being.Shami Manohar
Reading books and summarizing them here allows me to better understand the key points.
Also, I can always look back, realize, and reflect on my thoughts.
Plus, writing here helps me improve my writing skills. I try to write around 500 words every day. (Yes, I’ve had days where I spent weeks watching movies and playing games on my laptop. I’m not perfect.)
I’m looking forward towards starting freelance writing. So this helps a lot.
Talking about the advice that I give on this website, some of them might sound stupid to you.
And I won’t deny it. I still have a long way to go.
Sometimes, I, too, get surprised by how much I don’t know. It’s funny, isn’t it?
"Cool... But What Does This Weird Name ‘WizBuskOut’ Even Mean?"
Many people find it difficult to understand and, wonder, “What the hell does it even mean?”
While other people struggle to pronounce it correctly.
It’s not that important. But still, it needs an explanation.
Here is how you pronounce it:
WizBuskOut is a combination of three words:
Let me give you a brief explanation about each word.
1. Wisdom: This website is dedicated to all those who want to become wise and change their worldview for good. Sure, you’d agree too, that this website is packed with wisdom. The goal is not to become clever or smart, the goal is to become wise.
2. Busk: During my childhood, I admired people who busk in the streets (ya know, Ed Sheeran type). I love music. So it’s understandable. Also, I believe that true knowledge is music in itself. It helps you bring closer to your true-self. True knowledge illuminates you.
3. Out: I always had a desire to let my thoughts out in this amazing world, considering I’m on the introvert side. Through this website, I try to put all my honest learnings, ideas, and opinions in front of this world. It’s like unleashing great ideas that were lying dormant and eating dust within books.
So I combined these words...
And what I got was a weird yet interesting name: WizBuskOut.
In short, WizBuskOut means:
The song of Knowledge unleashed!
("Whoa! Are you crazy?")
I love to write it like this: WizBuskOut
Instead of this: Wizbuskout
It’s fine if all of this does not make much sense to you.
"What Are Your Other Areas Of Interest?"
Other than reading non-fiction books, I love playing my guitar. Whenever I have time, I just pick it up and start noodling.
These days, I’m also trying to learn other skills like cartoon drawing, marketing, etc. as well.