The main motive behind WizBuskOut is just one – to help you become a better version of yourself.
If you want to skyrocket your learning about all those things that matter in life, then you are in the right place.
Here, you get SUMMARIES or insights on bestselling books of all time. Therefore you can digest thousands of pages in a book in just about 8-10 minutes.
In addition to that, I also share value-packed ARTICLES.
Since I mostly read non-fiction books, the topics I cover include:
- Life lessons
- Motivation …
Why These 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.
Are These Book Summaries Replacement For The Original Books?
Nope, not even close.
No book summary is a substitute for an original book.
A lot of research is done by the author before writing a book. Many of them spend years in building those pages.
And therefore, a mere 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?
At the same time, these summaries will help you grow wiser.
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.
Time is precious, and you must use it wisely.
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 the book, you will have to read it in its entirety.
My Secret Recipe For Making Book Summaries
Most of the time, I pick a book that grabs my attention and then read it in one shot.
If time allows, and the book packs solid useful stuff, I reread it.
But where is the secret?
There is no secret. Period.
There is no easy way to effectively read the books and make summaries. You have to read them. Or you have to listen to them.
Sometimes, I pick lines directly from the book. But when I do, I quote them. It helps me to make the point clear and stand out.
Another thing I want to tell you is, I don’t use the cover images of the books in my summaries due to copyright rules.
I create featured images relevant to the summary. So don’t mistake them for being another book. (Just check the name of the book)
Anyway, I make sure that you get the best of all.
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. Huh.)
Anyway, I also have a personal blog where I publish new articles frequently, 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 my love of books and other self-improvement related knowledge.
I am not an expert on self-help topics but I have an insatiable hunger to gather knowledge about myself and this world.
I just read a lot.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.Mark Twain
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.
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 (I’m far from being Wise!)
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 write around 700 words every day.
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?
What does this weird name “WizBuskOut” mean?
Many people find it difficult to understand and, wonder, “What the hell does it even mean?”
It’s not that important. But still, it needs an explaination.
WizBuskOut is a combination of three words: Wisdom, Busk, Out.
Let me give you a brief explaination about each word.
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.
Busk: During my childhood, I admired people who busk in the streets (ya know, Ed Sheeran type). I love music. So it’s understandable.
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.
So I combined those words, and what I got was a weird yet interesting name: WizBuskOut.
I love to write it like this:
Instead of this:
What are my 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 designing, cartoon animation, etc. as well.
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