Association Member Benefit

The Business Book Summary Program

The Business Source is ASAE’s provider of the ASAE Business Book Summary Program.

“It’s a smart easy way for association members to boost their business knowledge and be more effective on the job.”
    - Susan Robertson, CAE, Interim ASAE President & CEO

Love the summaries.
- Adam Okhai

Excellent Material!
- Bob Stelzner

You rock! I love your service
in bringing me the best
in business. Keep up the
great work!

- Steve Roper

Kudos! I can't tell you how
much I VALUE your program.
And the quality is incredible.

- Sam Macdee

Why Consider This Member Benefit?

  1. 1. Members love how this benefit keeps them up-to-date and informed in minutes.
  2. 2. It's been used by over 40 leading business associations.
  3. 3. There is no cost to your association. Members pay for their own subscriptions.
  4. 4. It's a proven revenue generator for our association partners.
  5. 5. Members get at least 70% off as a value-add of membership in your association.
  6. 6. We’re also the provider of ASAE’s Business Book Summary Program

Results of a Recent Survey

    Here's what members said about our Business Book Summary Program

Helps Us Become Better Leaders

Fastest Way To Grow Business Knowledge

Helps Us Make Smarter Decisions

Would Recommend The Program

A Great Addition to Your Employee Skills Enhancement Program

This benefit is a powerful learning tool that provides the key ideas, strategies and best practices from today’s most acclaimed business books.

It’s designed to help business professionals of all types become: More Productive – Better Problem Solvers – Better Decision Makers – and Better Leaders.

The Business Book Summary Program gets your members up-to-speed on the essential business skills they need by providing condensed, on-demand knowledge on topic areas such as leadership, communication skills, team building, innovation, decision making and productivity.

Here’s what the program offers ...

Business Book Summaries

Read or Listen - Anytime - Any Device

We find the best business books and summarize them so you can learn the key ideas of each book in about fifteen minutes!

All summaries are available in many text formats so you can read them on any device. (PC, Mac, iPad, phone, Kindle ...)

Audio versions of the summaries are also available, so you can listen in your downtime or learn “on-the-go.”

You get summaries of two great business books each month.

Video Summaries

A FAST, Fun Way to Learn

Our three to five minute video summaries are a fun way to get the big takeaways from a great business book.

You'll be amazed how much you can learn in just a few minutes when the knowledge is presented with animated visuals.

You get video summaries of two great business books each month.

Memory Sticks

Make the Learning Stick!

Did you know that 61% of what you read is lost after the first hour and over 90% is lost after 24 hours? (Queen's University)

What's the point of learning something if you don't remember it?

The best way to ramp up retention is by revisiting the information - but who has the time to go through everything twice?

Memory Sticks deliver the big points from a summary in just one page.  They're the fastest way to review the learning and really make it stick!

You get Memory Sticks for each of the monthly summaries.

Help Your Employees Grow the Skills They Need ... Quickly and Effectively

One of the best ways to develop new skills is to provide them with great insights from a wide range of top experts.

Problem... How can your members access a great range of insights – the ones from leading experts that really resonate – without spending a ton of time, effort ... and money?

Solution... Business Book Summaries. (They’re like concise "Cliff's Notes" for business people.)
With this benefit, your members will learn best practices and get powerful insights from leading-edge thinkers, industry experts and renowned business gurus ... a constant flow of new ideas and strategies they can use to get on, and stay on, the path to acquiring the skills they need.

The Bottom Line...The Business Source has been helping associations like yours grow their members' base of knowledge and skills, quickly and effectively, since 1998. We can help yours too.

Learning & Development Benefits**

  • 52% improvement in overall personal productivity reported by users
  • 88% say it cuts information overload
  • 62% call the program a“must have”
  • 87% say it helps them make smarter decisions
  • 89% say it’s helped them become better leaders
  • 81% say it’s helped them become better problem solvers
  • 97% of our users report that they learn more business knowledge in less time than from any other method
  • Average ROI reported is 45.1 times the cost
  • Average monetary benefit generated is $17,756.20 per individual user
  • 98% would recommend the program

**From Member Surveys

Details: A Look Inside

Everything is laid out in an intuitive fashion so you can find what you need, when you need it.

The actual summaries are displayed on the left hand side of the page along with the option to mark each summary as "read" or as a "favorite." Summary categories are listed on the right hand side.

Summaries: The purpose of each summary is to convey the primary ideas of the book along with strategies for implementation. The summaries are always displayed in descending date order, i.e. newest on top.

Summary Formats: As noted, the summaries are available in four main formats: text, audio, video and Memory Sticks. Not all formats are available for all summaries.

Text: Summaries are available in both PDF and web text formats plus optimized versions for various mobile devices (smartphone, Kindle, iPad). Each summary is approximately 3,500 to 4,000 words and takes the average person 15-20 minutes to read. Here’s an example of the PDF version (the web version is very similar but it opens in your browser):

Audio Summaries: Summaries are available in MP3 audio format. These are essentially the text summaries in audio form. They are typically 15 to 20 minutes long and can be downloaded to your phone, iPad or any MP3 player.

Video: These 3-5 minute whiteboard style videos illustrate the main points of a summary. And unlike staid talking head videos seen elsewhere, these whiteboard videos are fun and dynamic, they really grab your attention and deliver the big takeaways of a great book in minutes.

Memory Sticks:These are one page summaries of the summaries. They offer the key points of a summary and are a great way to review and remember what you’ve learned.

The Business Book Summary Program is a powerful benefit that helps your members learn the skills they need - quickly and effectively - through high impact summaries they can access anywhere, anytime.  That's why business people and progressive learning organizations around the world rely on the The Business Book Summary Program every day.

The Business Source is proud to be ASAE’s provider of the ASAE Business Book Summary Program

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