Access given to 18,000 book summaries

February 8, 2019 | getAbstract

getAbstract, the world’s largest library of compressed knowledge, is now offering free access to its online library to students over the age of 16. Students will have access to a growing database of 18,000 abstracts covering topics such as career planning, economics, business, management, science, technology and politics.

Starting February 5, students 16 and older can register on the getAbstract website and receive free access to approximately 18,000 summaries of business books, business articles and TED talks. getAbstract is also available as a mobile app on iOS and Android platforms. Eligible students can sign up for free via this link:

getAbstract’s mission is to spark enthusiasm for knowledge at an early age and to actively promote the personal development of future decision makers. Millions of students across America will gain access to the getAbstract library. There are over 37,000 public and private secondary schools, according to the U.S. Department of Education, with about 3.6 million students expected to graduate from high school in 2018-2019. Nearly 20 million students are projected to attend American colleges and universities in fall 2018. (1)

“We want to provide access to knowledge that will help people grow personally and professionally. The internet makes it easy for people to express their opinion and make themselves heard. We have set ourselves to the task of selecting, evaluating and summarizing fact-based and relevant content from which future generations can learn,” says Thomas Bergen, co-founder and CEO of getAbstract.

With the new “channels” feature adapting the look and feel of social media, getAbstract can now be used as a social network for knowledge. Users can follow the channels they want and receive content that reflects their personal interests. In addition, users can share them with others.

“Time is precious, and we never seem to get enough of it,” explains Patrick Brigger, co-founder and chairman of getAbstract. “Readers no longer have the patience to fact check content and go through a tedious knowledge acquisition process. Meanwhile, the amount of knowledge we need to advance in our career and personal life is ever increasing. getAbstract has found an efficient and simple solution to this common challenge.”

About getAbstract

getAbstract believes in progress through knowledge. Since its foundation in 1999, the company’s mission has been to give people the knowledge they need to make better decisions in business and in their private lives. At its core, getAbstract finds, rates and summarizes the top business books, articles and video talks into 10-minute abstracts. Today, the company is the world’s leading provider of compressed knowledge.

getAbstract offers more than 18,000 text and audio summaries in areas such as business, leadership, finance, innovation and science. The company has already sold over 15 million licenses and supports its users in their personal and professional development. Many of the world’s largest companies, including more than one-third of the Fortune 100, offer their employees access to getAbstract. For more information, please visit

(1) Source: “Fast Facts, Back to school statistics,” National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education.

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