What kind of person would you become if you could absorb one whole ‘big idea’ book… every single day?


Discover Philosophers Notes: a collection of delicious 20-minute PDF & audio summaries of the most transformational books ever written – so you can do more, earn more and be more. All by spending less time reading.



At Philosophers Notes, we feel your pain…

  • Are you ever ashamed you’re not reading and growing as much as your overachieving co-worker, or your know-it-all best friend? later that you’re still slacking?
  • Do you ever wonder how much faster you’d be growing in your career… if only you had more time and a more efficient way to absorb information?
  • When a friend or an article informs you about this brilliant must-have new book, do you ever make a mental note to read it… only to realize 1 year later that you never got round to it?
  • Is there an ever-growing stack of books on your bedside table that you just can’t find the time to read?

Is your bookshelf a minefield of guilt and regret?

Have you ever noticed that many of the most successful people in your life have one thing in common?

From your entrepreneur friend. To your rockstar co-worker. To your rich uncle. To your role model, whether it’s a visionary like Steve Jobs or a life hacker like Tim Ferriss… all these people have a tendency for growing really, really fast.

See, average Joes spend years stuck in the same rut. But people who grow fast are always thinking bigger. They’re the ones experimenting with bold new strategies at work. They’re the ones trying out exotic new hobbies. They’re the ones challenging the status quo, and shaking up old practices in their professions and communities.


Why? Because most successful people dive headfirst into the river of information and big ideas that push them forward…

…by wolfing down the books, learning materials and wisdom that keeps them ahead of the hungry pack.

And as you’re about to see… we’ve found a way to quickly and easily upgrade your life with the power of these books – minus the paper cuts… yellow highlighter-stained fingers… and coffee-fueled sleepless nights suffered by other less fortunate wisdom seekers.

So, young grasshopper: are you ready to hack the ‘rules’ of learning – and absorb the contents of dozens, even hundreds of books… in the same time it normally takes to read just one?


How selling all his businesses and moving to Bali gave Brian Johnson the freshest idea that’s ever happened to books… since books.

<em>Brian Johnson is a law school dropout turned serial Founder & CEO of multiple multi-million dollar companies committed to elevating the planet. His portfolio includes personal growth company en*theos, meditation technology outfit Blissitations, and the transformational social networking movement Zaadz.</em>

Meet Brian Johnson. Brian is a prolific entrepreneur and philosopher with a knack for founding multi-million dollar web businesses.

But a few years back, Brian got tired of the weather. So he sold his businesses for millions, and moved halfway across the world… into the warm, tropical embrace of Bali.

This was a man with more than enough money and plenty spare time. So in between climbing coconut trees and running on the beach, he spent the next few years devouring all the books he’d been meaning to read for years.

And so Brian lost himself in the words of transformational leaders like Eckhart Tolle. Stephen Covey. Martin Seligman. Joel Fuhrman. Tony Robbins. And hundreds more.


Only after giving up his life and moving to Bali did Brian finally have the time to read all the books he’d been putting off for years…

And thanks to what he did next, you won’t ever need to do anything as drastic.

Because for each book he read, Brian scribbled down detailed notes from the big ideas he had learned, so he could pull them up whenever necessary.

And when he began sharing these notes with his time-strapped friends, he realized how useful they could be to people who are way too busy to read one book a week – let alone a dozen.

So as the demand for his notes grew, and tales of Brian’s exploits reached our ears, we knew this had to get out to the world in a big way. And that’s how Philosophers Notes came to be.


<em>After moving to Bali, Brian had one goal: to devour the big ideas from 180 of the most important books in the world.</em>

Marie Claire has voted Philosophers Notes as their no. 2 “favorite thing”
of the year! (No. 1 was Power Yoga. We’ll get you next time, Yoga.)

*Marie Claire India, 2010


“Your passion for helping others find their passion is palpable and inspiring. Thank you!”

Eliza K,

“I got Philosopher’s Notes when they first came out and they quickly became essential to my daily routine. I listened on my commute each morning. I love Brian’s contagious enthusiasm as he reads the audios. It’s not just ‘note-like’, but is very engaging as he describes what’s important and why. He really charged me up to face the new day. At first I was concerned for the authors of the original books, but I went on to purchase and read many of the full volumes: books I would not have known about otherwise. The notes area a wonderful introduction to life-changing work. This is definitely a win-win for everyone”

Dana Reynolds,

“I am impressed and appreciative of the diversity of “optimistic” thinking you present to us every day”

Noelle N,

“I am grateful for people like you who invest in people who were struggling like me.”

Jo K,

Why we might just revolutionize the book publishing industry

 

Most authors can never tell you the truth about the book publishing industry: that even if they have a great idea explainable in a few dozen pages, their publisher will make them stretch it to a 300+ page monster.

It boils down to perceived value. How many people are willing to pay $15 for a 20-page ‘booklet’?

Remember that the next time you’re tired. Strapped for time. And grinding through a long-winded book, wishing it would get to the point.

But just like how single-song downloads revolutionized the music industry by letting you choose the songs you liked instead of being forced to buy the whole album… Philosophers Notes gives you quick, easy access to the leanest, most important points of a book. With zero excess fat.


Here’s an idea: instead of struggling to find reading time, what if you could reclaim all those brief daily moments your mind spends doing nothing… and supercharge them with power-packed summaries of the greatest wisdom known to man?


Sipping on your morning smoothie, and looking into space…

Driving or commuting to work, listening to Maroon 5 on the radio…

Having a solo lunch break, as you fiddle with your iPad…

Jogging or taking a walk in the park, with your mp3 player on repeat…

Winding down or meditating after a long, stressful day…

Staring at your bedroom ceiling, just before you nod off to sleep…


“Love love love what you do, how you present it, and how it makes me ‘think’ about optional behaviors and reactions to make me a better me.”

Denise B,

“You have had such a profound impact on my life that i would never be able to articulate to do it justice. THANK YOU!!! for all the work you have done to make my life better.”

Noelle N,

“I love your focus on purpose first and what seems like a very spiritual orientation to me. So thank you for making this accessible!”

Joann C,

20 minutes is all it takes to devour a Philosophers Notes audio or PDF summary – and nourish your mind with the priceless wisdom from one of nearly 200 books in these 5 rockin’ categories…

Philosophers Notes Comes in 5 Categories


1 Philosophers Notes for Happiness and Positive Living…

Most of us think of happiness like a hard-to-grasp abstract painting, in reality it’s more like the good ol’ law of gravity. Uncover the scientifically proven steps to a deep sense of joy and days filled with smiles and laughter as you lap up modern masterpieces like Martin Seligman’s Authentic Happiness, and timeless classics like Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning.

Top books from this category:

100 Ways to Motivate Yourself Steven Chandler

A Complaint Free World Will Bowen

A Guide to the Good Life William B. Irvine

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The Art of Living Joseph Campbell

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Ask and It Is Given Esther & Jerry Hicks

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Authentic Happiness Martin Seligman

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Awaken Your Strongest Self Neil Fiore

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Your Erroneous Zones Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

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Wooden John Wooden

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Excuses Begone! Wayne Dyer

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Fearless Steve Chandler

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Flourish Martin Seligman

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Flow Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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Happier Tal Ben-Shahar

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Happiness Ed Diener, et al.

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Happy for No Reason Marci Shimoff

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How to Stop Worrying and Start Living Dale Carnegie

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How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Michael Gelb

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Ken Wilber Brian Johnson

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Willpower Roy Baumeister

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Loving What Is Byron Katie

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Man’s Search For Meaning Viktor Frankl

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One Small Step Can Change Your Life Robert Maurer

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Pathways to Bliss Joseph Campbell

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Paul Coelho Brian Johnson

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Talent Is Overrated Geoff Colvin

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Why Your Life Sucks Alan Cohen

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Stephen R. Covey

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The Big Leap Gay Hendricks

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The Creativity Book  Eric Maisel

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The Creativity Habit Twyla Tharp

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Why We Do What We Do Edward L. Deci

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The Enchiridion Epictetus

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The First 30 Days Ariane de Bonvoisin

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The Fountainhead Ayn Rand

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The Happiness Hypothesis Jonathan Haidt

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The How of Happiness Sonja Lyubomirsky

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The Now Habit Neil Fiore

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The Other 90 Percent Robert K. Cooper

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The Paradox of Choice Barry Schwartz

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The Path of Least Resistance Robert Fritz

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The Places that Scare You Pema Chödrön

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The Power of Decision Raymond Charles Barker

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The Power of Full Engagement Jim Loehr & Tony Schwartz

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The Pursuit of Perfect Tal Ben-Shahar

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The War of Art Steven Pressfield

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra Friedrich Nietzsche

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Time Warrior Steve Chandler

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Today We Are Rich Tim Sanders

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Tony Robbins Brian Johnson

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2 Philosophers Notes for Wealth and Abundance…

From ingenious personal finance and investment advice to the reality-bending world of the Law of Attraction… get priceless tips and game plans for vaporizing debt, overcoming bad money programming, and finally swimming in that pool of coins you’ve always wanted. You’ll immediately recognize certain summaries, like Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad, Poor Dad, while hidden gems like Geshe Michael Roach’s The Diamond Cutter may take you by surprise.

Top books from this category:

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Creative Mind and Success Ernest Holmes

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Entreleadership Dave Ramsey

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Focal Point Brian Tracy

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Harmonic Wealth James Arthur Ray

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It’s Not About the Money Brent Kessel

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Mastery George Leonard

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Money, and the Law of Attraction Esther and Jerry Hicks

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Overachievement John Eliot, Ph.D.

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Relax into Wealth Alan Cohen

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Rich Dad, Poor Dad Robert T. Kiyosaki

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Secrets of the Millionaire Mind T. Harv Eker

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Spiritual Economics Eric Butterworth

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Succeed Heidi Grant Halvorson

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Super Rich Russell Simmons

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The 80/20 Principle Richard Koch

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The Art of Achievement Tom Morris

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The Courage to Create Rollo May

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The Diamond Cutter Geshe Michael Roach

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The Element Ken Robinson

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The Highest Goal Michael Ray

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The Magic of Thinking Big David J. Schwartz

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The Millionaire Fastlane MJ DeMarco

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The Psychology of Winning Denis Waitley

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The Science of Getting Rich Wallace D. Wattles

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The Success Principles Jack Canfield

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The Talent Code Daniel Coyle

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The Total Money Makeover Dave Ramsey

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Think & Grow Rich Napoleon Hill

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True Success Tom Morris

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You Are the Leader You’ve Been Waiting For Eric Klein

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3 Philosophers Notes for Spiritual Growth…

Some people shave their heads and auction off their possessions to reach a higher state of consciousness. Others just read the right books. Get on first name terms with your higher self and be bulletproof against life’s petty challenges with essential classics like Rumi Daylight and Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now.

Top books from this category:

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A Daily Dose of Sanity Alan Cohen

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A New Earth Eckhart Toll

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As A Man Thinketh James Allen

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Awareness Anthony de Mello

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Big Mind, Big Heart Genpo Roshi

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Why Meditate? Matthieu Ricard

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Conquest of Mind Eknath Easwaran

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Conscious Living Gay Hendricks

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Everyday Enlightenment Dan Millman

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How God Changes Your Brain Andrew Newberg M.D.

Letters From A Stoic
 Seneca

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Life Visioning Michael Bernard Beckwith

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Meditations Marcus Aurelius

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Peace Is Every Step Thich Nhat Hanh

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Real Magic Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

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Rumi Daylight Rumi

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Spiritual Liberation Michael Bernard Beckwith

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Striking Thoughts Bruce Lee

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Take Off From Within Ervin Seale

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Power of Deliberate Intent Esther & Jerry Hicks

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The Analects of Confucius Confucius

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The Art of Living Consciously Nathaniel Branden

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Wherever You Go, There You Are Jon Kabat-Zinn

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The Bhagavad Gita
 Krishna

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The Book of Understanding Osho

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The Dhammapada Buddha

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When Things Fall Apart Pema Chodron

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The Golden Present Sri Swami Satchidananda

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The Man Who Tapped the Secrets of the Universe Glenn Clark

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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari Robin Sharma

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The Power of Intention Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

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The Power of Myth Joseph Campbell

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The Power of Now Eckhart Tolle

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Trust Your Vibes Sonia Choquette

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The Power of Your Supermind Vernon Howard

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Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success Deepak Chopra

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The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes Deepak Chopra

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The Silva Mind Control Method of Mental Dynamics Jose Silva & Burt Goldman

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The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire Deepak Chopra

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The Tao Te Ching
 Lao Tzu

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The Untethered Soul Michael Singer

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Thresholds of the Mind Bill Harris

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The Wheel of Time Carlos Castaneda

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Think On These Things Jiddu Krishnamurti

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4 Philosophers Notes for People Skills and Social Life…

Be the life of the party. Charm the socks off that gorgeous demigod at the bar. Argue less with the in-laws. Anything’s possible once you understand what really makes people – and yourself – tick. Just promise us you’ll only use these people-influencing powers for good as you go from psychological heavyweights like Eric Fromm’s The Art of Loving to David Deida’s mind-blowing The Way of the Superior Man.

Top books from this category:

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A Guide to Rational Living Albert Ellis & Robert Harper

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Do You! Russell Simmons

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Emotional Intelligence Daniel Goleman

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Gay & Katie Hendricks Brian Johnson

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Love Leo Buscaglia

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Me to We Craig and Marc Kielburger

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No Excuses! Brian Tracy

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Psycho Cybernetics Maxwell Maltz

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Self-Help Samuel Smiles

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The Art of Loving Erich Fromm

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The Art of Possibility Rosamund & Benjamin Zander

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The Gifted Adult Mary-Elaine Jacobsen, Psy.D.

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The Power of Habit Charles Duhigg

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The Power of Habit Jack D. Hodge

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The Science of Being Great Wallace D. Wattles

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The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Nathaniel Branden

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The Way of the Superior Man David Deida

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The Willpower Instinct Kelly McGonigal

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Toward a Psychology of Being Abraham Maslow

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Motivation and Personality Abraham Maslow

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Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice Robert W. Firestone, et al.

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Constructive Living David K. Reynolds

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Learned Optimism Martin Seligman

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Thanks! Robert A. Emmons

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The Dark Side of the Light ChasersDebbie Ford

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Buddha’s Brain Rick Hanson

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The Art of Peace Morihei Ueshiba

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The Four Agreements Don Miguel Ruiz

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The Power of TED David Emerald

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The Way of the Bodhisattva Shantideva

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5 Philosophers Notes for Health and Fitness…

Thanks to scientific progress, the human body is much less of a mystery than it was decades ago – which means there’s zero excuse for winging it at the gym and gambling on the health supplements with the nicest packaging. Get all the latest breakthroughs and timeless facts on nutrition, fitness and living a long, healthy, pain-free life with books like Dr Frank Lipman’s Revive and Joel Fuhrman’s Super Immunity.

Top books from this category:

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Body Mind Mastery Dan Millman

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Brain Power Michael Gelb & Kelly Howell

Clean Alejandro Junger, M.D.

Dare to Be 100 Walter M. Bortz. II M.D.

Reversing Diabetes Neal Barnard

Eat To Live Joel Fuhrman

Healthy At 100 John Robbins

Integrative Nutrition Joshua Rosenthal

Live Life Aggressively Mike Mahler

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Mindset Carol Dweck

Positive Addiction William Glasser

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Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Caldwell Esselstyn

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Rethinking Depression Eric Maisel

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Revive Frank Lipman, M.D.

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New Science of Exercise and the Brain John J. Ratey

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Strength for Life Shawn Phillips

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Super Immunity Joel Fuhrman

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The China Study Colin Campbell

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The Engine 2 Diet Rip Esselstyn

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The Narcissism Epidemic Jean Twenge & Keith Campbell

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The RAVE Diet Mike Anderson

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The Relaxation Revolution Herbert Benson

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The Self Health Revolution J. Michael Zenn

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The Thrive Diet Brendan Brazier

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You Can Heal Your Life Louise Haye

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Philosophers Notes is perfect for you if you are…

  1. An employee gunning for a raise or promotion (or maybe you just want to impress that cute co-worker with your water cooler wisdom)…
  2. An entrepreneur who wants to skyrocket your business with the wisdom of the world’s greatest billionaires, visionaries and game changers…
  3. A personal growth or spirituality enthusiast itching to revisit your favorite books and swiftly get the key points from the ones you haven’t read yet…
  4. A newbie or casual reader looking to quickly catch up on all the knowledge and big ideas the ‘smart’ folks are talking about at work or at school…
  5. A person in search of fast and affordable expert guidance to overcome a specific challenge in your life – whether it’s in your finances, health or relationships…
  6. A stuck-in-a-rut housewife or househusband in search of that spark of inspiration that will reignite your passion for life….
  7. A fidgety go-getter who’s too busy going out, meeting people and getting things done to be sitting at home reading a book…
  8. A scholar, teacher or mentor looking for solutions and ideas to help others wake up to their full potential (and even help yourself in the process)…
Is there a young Philosopher in your life?

A 2007 study by the National Endowment for the Arts found that teens and young adults now spend the least time reading compared to other age groups. And 58% of instances when they do read are shared with another activity, like watching television.

By the way, Philosophers Notes are a great way to tackle short attention spans and lack of reading interest in both teens and adults. Just sayin’.

Every single Philosophers Note has been painstakingly crafted by Brian himself, so you get nothing less than the finest, sexiest book summaries on the planet!



<em>Brian teaching Philosophers Notes to his class in Bali</em>

Sure, we could have paid a high school kid a few bucks to slap up these book summaries. Or we could have kidnapped a monkey, given it a typewriter, and paid it peanuts. Literally.

But Brian of all people knows that if you’re banking on a summary to squeeze out all juicy the information from a whole book… it’s got to be crafted with the utmost care and insight.

That’s why he personally selected only the most important books he’s ever read… and carving out flawless summaries for every single one of the nearly 200 books that made the cut for the Philosophers Notes collection.

What you get is the kind of concise, accurate and crucial information that perfectly captures the spirit and big a-ha moments of each book. From one Philosopher to another.

Made with 100% pure passion & fun


Remember those boring book summaries your teacher made you read in school? Philosophers Notes is the opposite of that. Brian prides himself on crafting summaries that are so fun, easy to absorb and easy to read… that they’re as enjoyable and transformational as a book by your favorite author.


“I find the material very uplifting and well… it engenders enthusiasm. I really appreciate your advocacy of meditation and your emphasis on being practical, applying the philosophies to life.”

Jen P,

“Thanks for all the knowledge you given and made our lives better.”

Martina F,
Philosophers Notes VERSUS Other stuff you could do in 20 minutes
  • You could watch a cheesy sitcom… or you could learn how to laugh at yourself and cultivate a refreshing new perspective on reality with our summary of Steve Chandler’s Fearless.
  • You could take an indulgently long shower… or you could discover how to clean your insides and enjoy holistic inner and outer health with our summary of Dr Alejandro Junger’s Clean.
  • You could go out for a walk and talk to yourself… or you could bring along your mp3 player and reprogram your mind to effortlessly adopt positive habits with our summary of William Glassner’s Positive Addiction.
  • You could read a random financial advice article online… or you could permanently boost your creativity, intuition and inner wealth game with our summary of T Harv Eker’s Secrets of the Millionaire Mind.
  • You could clean up your work email inbox… or you could master the science of being more productive and inspired at work (and wow-ing your boss and co-workers) with our summary of Russell Simmons’ Super Rich.
  • You could mess around on Facebook… or you could supercharge your empathy with friends and family, and even attract that special someone with our summary of Leo Buscaglia’s Love.

If you absorbed one Philosophers Note every time you traveled to and from work, how many books would you have read in a month?


Tailor made for the voracious reader and the avid listener

Each Philosophers Note summary comes in two formats for you to choose from, depending on your mood and situation:



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Read these full-color, professionally formatted PDF summaries from your computer or laptop. Or load them onto your iPad, iPod Touch, Android or media device, and take them with you wherever you go – from your favorite neighborhood cafe to your beach holiday.

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mp3 audio summaries

Get the exact same content as the PDFs – but read by Brian himself in a studio-quality mp3 audio summary. Listen to them with your speakers or headphones at home. Or load them onto your portable media player or car stereo, and listen as you’re driving to work, jogging or grocery shopping.

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When you order Philosophers Notes, you’ll get access to all your summaries through our sleek, shiny, easy-to-use Mindvalley Academy online learning platform.

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A serious warning

The first time you read or listen to a Philosophers Notes summary, your ears will deafen with the sound of a thousand singing angels. Your heart will beat with the passion of a lovestruck couple navigating the canals of Venice. And your mind will overflow with visions of fluffy kittens and cuddly puppies, frolicking in sparkling rivers of honey.

Don’t be alarmed. This is simply a natural side effect of being exposed to so much awesome wisdom in so little time. You’ll get used to it.

Other side effects may include surprise raises and promotions at work… sudden rushes of clarity and purpose… dramatically expanding bank accounts… enhanced physical and emotional health… mysteriously happier relationships with your loved ones… and unsolicited praise from friends and strangers on how “wise” you are.



If you are unhappy with any of these side effects, or if Philosophers Notes does not live up to your expectations for any reason whatsoever, email us at support@mindvalley.com within 90 days of your date of purchase for a full, no-nonsense refund.


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If the average non-fiction book costs about $15 new… how much would you need to spend to get all the books you know you really should be reading?

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Here’s what our customers have to say about Philosophers Notes…


“I think this is a fabulous idea. I have many of the books included but don’t seem to get the time to read them. Having short audios & pdfs lets us have an overview and when can then go to the book/audio if want to follow it through further.”


Kathy Ballantyne,
Owner at Mindcare Australia,

“This idea is brilliant. I am glad they didn’t get just anyone to do it. The note that I read seemed to get to the crux of the book. The heart of it. There is so much to learn, and I love books, but this gives me a chance to get to some of the great ones I might not have had a chance to. Thanks Brian and Vishen. And I like the community idea also.”

Nadia Hagberg,

“A great way to begin each day with focused intention and positive visualization. Makes me realize and become more aware of the power of focused thought and feeling intention.”


James Westly,
University of Phoenix,

“Listening to those notes and exercising consistently has transformed my experience of my life. I have more energy. I’m implementing so many of the juicy lessons for life contained within the Notes. My business has changed because of the Philosophers’ Notes. My enjoyment of life has changed because of the Philosophers’ Notes. Thank you Brian for distilling such wisdom into run size pieces. I am truly grateful for the effect they have had on my life.”

Dr. Katherine Macey,

“Listening to the notes regularly provides me with a daily dose of positivity. They help hypnotize me into a more constructive and happier way of thinking by constantly reminding me of the thoughts I want to think.”

Claus,

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Have Some Questions? Read the Questions and Answers Below:


Q: Do I need any special software to use my Philosophers Notes summaries?

A: Not really! Your default media player on your computer, tablet or mobile device will play the mp3 audio summaries. You probably already have the FREE Adobe Acrobat Reader needed to view the PDF summaries. If you don’t, we’ll send you a link to get it upon purchasing.


Q: Exactly what books are covered in these packs?

A: Good question. Click here for a full list of the books in each pack.


Q: There’s a book I’ve been dying to read that’s not in any of the packs. Will you summarize it for me?

A: Philosophers Notes is an ongoing project, so we’ll always be adding to our library with fresh summaries of new and old books. Later this year you’ll be able to buy individual summaries at $2 each. In the meantime, email us at support@mindvalley.com if you’d like to suggest a book we have not yet covered.


Q: I’d like to contribute my own summaries. Can I send them to you?

A:Thanks, that’s really sweet of you. At the moment however we need to keep Brian as the sole summary crafter – so that each summary consistently carries his mark of quality and accuracy. Not that we’re saying your summaries would suck, we just wouldn’t have the time to check each one…


Q: Can I return my Philosophers Note pack if I decide I’d rather go back to normal reading?

A: Absolutely, we wouldn’t have it any other way. Just email us within 90 days of your date of purchase at support@mindvalley.com for a full, unconditional refund. And a big thank you for giving us a shot.


Heroic customer support

Looking for help with your order? Having trouble viewing the PDFs or getting the audio summaries onto your iPod? Need a second opinion on that romantic poem you wrote last night? Your purchase comes with a lifetime of quick, friendly assistance from Mindvalley’s heroic customer support team.

Gorgeous on any media device

Whether you rock out with a computer, laptop, iPod, iPad or Android phone or tablet, your Philosophers Notes PDFs and audios will work beautifully on any device. Plus our One Click Download technology lets you simultaneously transfer every file to your device in a few blinks of an eye.

Impeccable quality comes standard

We’re as enthusiastic about wisdom as you are – which is why we can safely say Brian Johnson crafts the finest possible book summaries. The kind that are easy & fun to read, and never miss out on any of the juicy ideas that make transformational books transformational. And we’ve packaged each one with uncompromising Mindvalley production quality, from the stunning design and layout to the studio-grade recordings.

Save $$$ on books

An average book costs you $15. A Philosophers Notes summary goes as low as 82 cents each – for the exact same ideas and wisdom you can use to spark profound transformation in the areas of life that matter to you.

Save time. Heaps of it.

The average Philosophers Notes summary takes just 20 minutes to read or listen to – and is perfect to use during your daily commute, when jogging or even in the bath. Which means you can soak up the wisdom of two dozen books in the same time it would take to read one. The only downside? You can never again use the good ol’ “I’m too busy to read” as an excuse.

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