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ML51: Niklas Jansen on Applying What You Read, Becoming an Entrepreneur and Creating a Learning Organisation

Discover the skills needed to become an entrepreneur, how to apply what you read and the process of creating a learning organisation that allows employees to grow and develop.
Nasos Papadopoulos

Niklas Jansen is the co-founder of Blinkist, an app that distills the core insights from non-fiction books into 15-minute summaries that you can access from your smartphone or tablet in written or audio form.

If you're someone who wonders about how to apply what you read in everyday life, then the app is worth checking out, because the short summaries or "blinks" cut away the excess and drive you to take action.

Niklas founded Blinkist with three friends in 2012 and the business has since gone on to raise Series A funding and acquire over a million users. 


In this conversation we discuss a range of interesting topics including:

- How Niklas started the business and learned the skills of entrepreneurship
- How to apply what you read and use Blinkist to learn more in less time
- How Niklas and his co-founders create a learning environment at the business

So whether you're looking to build your own business, remember more of what you read or learn better from your coworkers, this episode will give you actionable strategies that you can apply today.

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