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Smart Reading: How To Get The Most Out Of Your Reading

How To Read Business Books With a Maximum Benefit
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  • 38 mins on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
You will learn to choose the right business books
You will learn to fill the card-file of ideas with all the interesting ideas, thoughts, insights, facts etc.
You will learn how to use your card-file of ideas for your needs
You will learn to calculate the RUI (Reading Utility Index) of the book
You will learn how to remember the information you need for a long time
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  • Your desire is to learn, grow and develop. As well as the desire is to read business books with a maximum benefit. And also you need to have many books.

We, the people, get most of our knowledge and valuable information from the books for many years now. And even the development of modern technology has not changed the process. Books became electronic, interactive, but they still remained books.

How do we read business books?

You’ve read the book, you liked it, you were inspired by new ideas, but this euphoria will pass in a day or two and you will forget most of the ideas.

This course will help you to read business books in much more productive way.

Learn to get the most out of your reading and to make your communication with the business books much more productive.

In this course, you'll learn:

  • How to choose the right useful business books
  • How to design the structure of your card-file of ideas
  • How to make real card-file from materials on hand
  • How to start filling your card-file of ideas
  • How to use your card-file of ideas for your needs
  • How to calculate the RUI Index of the book

This course is not just about how to read business books. First of all, it is about how to increase your productivity and effectiveness.

  • 16 Video Lectures
  • 3 Quizzes
  • Special form to calculate the RUI Index for each particular book
  • Format of card for card-file of ideas
  • 2 Bonus Lecture
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for those, who want to get the most out of your reading. More ideas, more knowledge, more insights. It will help those, who want not to waste their time and make communication with the business books much more productive.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 19 Lectures Collapse All 19 Lectures 39:07
1 Lecture 02:20
Step #1 - Choose the Right Business Books
5 Lectures 07:48
Introduction. How to Choose the Right Business Book

Tip #1

Tip #3

Step #1: Let’s Summarize!

Test - Choose the Right Business Books
3 questions
Step #2 - Work with a Card-file of Ideas
8 Lectures 19:56

Make a Simple Structure of Your Card-file of Ideas

Develop a Format of Units of Your Card-file of Ideas

Lyrical Digression #1: How to Keep a Card-file of Ideas on Paper

Let's Start to Fill Our Card-file of Ideas!

Use Your Card-file of Ideas

Step #2: Let’s Summarize!

Test - Work with a Card-file of Ideas
3 questions
Step #3: Calculate the RUI Index
2 Lectures 03:49
How to Calculate the RUI Index?

Special Form to Calculate RUI for Each Particular Book

Test - What is the RUI?
3 questions
2 Lectures 01:34
Summary: How to Get The Most Out Of Your Reading

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BONUS Lectures
1 Lecture 03:41
Bonus Lecture #1: How to Use the "Remember For a Long Time" Mode
About the Instructor
4.1 Average rating
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2,000 Students
3 Courses
Leader, HR Expert, Author of Books

I started my career at the age of 19 in IT, in GTECH (one of the largest lottery and gaming companies in the world with €3 billion in revenue and 8,600 employees).

In 2004, I kept my career going in HR, working as an Organization Development Manager of Interpipe Corporation (the integrated pipe and wheel Company, a member of the TOP 10 list of the world's largest seamless pipes' producers); later on, I was appointed as a Lead Manager of Salaries Department.

In 2005, I joined DTEK (the largest privately-owned vertically-integrated energy company in Ukraine with $3,8 billion in revenue and 127,000 employees) as a Head of Performance Assessment Department; two years later, I became a Deputy Head of Human Resources Development Department. In 2008, I was appointed as a Head of that department, in charge of two significant functions – human resources assessment and development. In 2012 I was appointed as a Deputy HR Director at DTEK, in charge for almost all HR processes in the company. And in as little as a year I became a head of the Corporate University of the company.


To my mind, a Leader is a person who is constantly moving forward, a person who develops his/her talents, a person who forges ahead and still manages to help forward his team. A strong team means a strong Leader.

As a Leader, I have implemented a host of innovation projects throughout my professional career. These include development and implementation of a unified system of training and development for more than 100,000 employees of the company, development of vocational and educational standards at the national level, formation of the concept and implementation of the project to launch the company's corporate university, and many others...

HR Expert

I have been working in the field of HR since 2004. Nevertheless, I feel like I have been working in the field of HR for all my life.

For this time, I have managed to go through the career path from an average executive to the head of the corporate university. On this path, I have worked in various industries ― information technology, service industry, heavy industry, coal mining, and energy industry.

Have been working in different industries, I learned different areas of HR functions. I started with the area of assessment and payment systems. Then I have started studying organizational modeling, incentive and remuneration systems. Then I moved to training and development, talent management, creating the corporate university of the company...


I have always used to be a manager. At the outset of my career, I managed myself alone. I was a project manager and executor in the one skin. Then, with the development of my career, I have started to create my own team. I am grateful to my team and to people surrounding me for all I have achieved today and for all I can do today.

Author of Books

I write a lot. I write miles of words recently. In 2012, I wrote and published my first book “READY, STEADY, GO! A Book for Destined to Build a Successful Career." in no time.

And in 2014 I published my second book “HR With No Budget. Do More With Less." In fact, I'm working on my third book now — “10 Most Powerful Tips for a Young Leader." I promise it will be available to the readers soon.


I like to learn. I believe that only with continuous lifelong development a person can live full, eventful, and interesting life.

I got my first MBA business education in Kyiv Mohyla Business School & DTEK Academy. Furthermore, I have successfully completed the Executive MBA Program in INSEAD.

I learn something new every day.


I am fond of delivering speeches and sharing my thoughts and ideas with others. I am interested in delivering interactive speeches, when I can communicate with the audience, discuss and bandy about a certain topic. I like to help people in their development and in their desire to learn something new.

4.1 Average rating
22 Reviews
2,000 Students
3 Courses
TM Expert, Expert on efficiency, Team Leader

Hello! My name is Anna.

I am a trainer and business consultant on improvement of the efficiency of business processes and teams. For over 10 years I have worked in various international companies and dealt with the efficiency issues.

To create the new productive team, to make the team work as a single coherent mechanism, to unite the team ─ that’s what was my primary mission.

It was then that I realized how important it is to have such a resource as the time, and sometimes we really underestimate its importance and do not know how to manage it efficiently.

I started to study this subject thoroughly . And then began to consult the companies on issues of the maximum employee productivity with minimal time consumption, optimization of workflow and teambuilding.

Today I share my knowledge with everyone, provide corporate trainings and record online courses.

I believe that each of us can achieve more! And I'll help you with that!

In life, we have not only time, but time is all that we have to live a happy life.”

TM Expert, Expert on efficiency, Team Leader

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