1. PODCASTS. This is definitely an application that every leader, entrepreneur or successful person should use. Whether you're driving, in the gym, or at home or in the office, you need to listen to podcasts. There are all the subjects you like and choose, and for all tastes and genres. The big difference between spoken radio and podcasts is that radio generally works thanks to sponsors who pay for the program through advertising, in the background it is a business and therefore has a certain bias. In addition the content is designed according to the rating with the objective of increasing the profit margins of the radio station. As for podcasts, none of them start as a business, it is about normal people how you and I like to have a particular topic and decide to talk about it. Each podcast is ranked according to the amount of audience it has and it is generated only through one thing: the content. In other words, the most listened guarantee an excellent content. In addition to that you can advance, pause or stop listening whenever you want. An additional tip is that all podcast tools have the option to double the playback speed. This is because our brains can hear and understand twice as fast as we can speak. With this option you can listen to twice as much information in the same period of time. If you have an IOS device you can use iTunes or in case you have Android you can use Overcast. And best of all is: all podcasts are free!
2. AUDIBLE. This is a platform that came to transform the experience of reading books, so much so that the giant Amazon decided to buy it for 300 million dollars in 2008, before it became a potential competitor. It is a web service and app that allows you to access over 180,000 audio books of fiction and non-fiction as well as audio content from newspapers and magazines of all kinds. The service costs $ 15 per month and the first 30 days are free.
3. POCKET MENTOR. We all know that if we want to be better we have to learn from the best and for that we need a mentor. Pocket Mentor is a virtual mentor who gives you daily advice and mentoring focused on personal growth and development. It has guided tutorials to set goals and objectives, as well as a bookstore with hundreds of articles designed to develop your skills as a leader. The best part it is free.
4. BLINKIST. One of the best habits we can have to be successful is to read more and especially books that will help your personal and professional growth. However, if you are like me you like to go straight to the point this app will like you. Blinkist is a library with more than 1,000 best sellers concentrated in small summaries that you can read of 15 to 45 minutes depending on your speed of reading. It also allows you to connect with friends to see what summaries they are reading. The cost is 5 euros per month and the first 30 days are free. For now they only have books in English and German.