Actionable Leadership Team

Actionable Books was born out of the idea that ideas are only valuable when applied. In 2008, founder Chris Taylor embarked on a quest to read one personal development book a week for an entire year. Knowing how quickly amazing ideas tend to evaporate once a book has been read cover to cover and consigned to the shelf, he decided to distill the idea that resonated most strongly with him into a summary so others can benefit with insights that can applied in five minutes. About the time it takes to sip your morning cup of coffee.

Since then the Actionable community has grown exponentially, and Chris’s idea evolved into the Actionable Book Club, with members from North America and Australia. Our writers share many things in common, but foremost is a love of reading and knowledge, and passing along that knowledge to others.

But we’re more than just book summaries. We’ve also interviewed many of the business world’s bestselling authors and thought leaders on our hit podcast, The 21st Century Workplace. What began as a passion project has since turned into something much bigger. To learn more and find out how we’re changing the world of work one conversation at a time, visit Actionable.co, Actionable Consultants, and Actionable Conversations.


Access over 900 summaries of the world’s best business books in bite-size format for free at Actionable Books.  Each summary consists of a brief overview of the book, one key message and two ways you can easily integrate that message into your life in 5 minutes or less.  New summaries are being added every week – sign up for free to get them “hot off the press”… and into your inbox.  

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