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Skillsoft Adds 1,250 Book Summaries to Percipio

Learners will soon have offline access to more than 25,000 books on Percipio through the Percipio Learning App

BOSTON, July 11, 2018 Skillsoft, the global leader in corporate learning, today announced the addition of 1,250 Skillsoft Book Summaries to its Percipio intelligent learning platform. The book summaries are available in PDF and MP3 formats from the platform on any browser or mobile device. Skillsoft plans to offer a total of 1,500 summaries on Percipio by the end of the year.

Skillsoft Book Summaries is an exclusive collection of concise insights and takeaways of leading trade books from world-renowned authors. The collection includes summaries of popular best sellers as well as other influential titles on business, leadership and digital strategy. Carefully curated to align with Skillsoft’s broader curriculum, Skillsoft Book Summaries are designed for ease of use with a visual synopsis that provides an infographic summary of the underlying book, key insights, best practices and ways to apply these perspectives to everyday business. Integrated with Skillsoft’s robust collection of digital books and audiobooks, the learner is provided with the unique opportunity to leverage both the summary for high-level perspectives and then dive into the full-length book for detailed insights within the flow of work.

Skillsoft conducts a rigorous title selection process before creating each book summary. Market demand, bestseller lists such as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, customer requests, as well as consumption patterns of our corporate learning audience, inform this process. These analytics help Skillsoft develop a highly relevant collection of learning assets that is uniquely positioned to address the needs of the modern global workforce.

“Skillsoft Book Summaries distill the salient points and ideas of full-length books into an easily digestible and compelling synopses that can be consumed in under 20 minutes,” said Mark Onisk, Chief Content Officer of Skillsoft. “This allows busy professionals to rapidly identify relevant books they need to stay current on key business issues and concepts. Through our intelligent learning platform, Percipio, users can quickly toggle to the full-length digital book and audiobook for more in-depth insights and perspectives. This supports a learning experience of unmatched agility and richness.”

Offline Access to Books Coming Soon

Skillsoft curates premier business, leadership, digital skills and IT books that professionals can use to gain access to the best thinking and best practices in their field. In a subsequent release of Percipio coming soon, learners will be able to access any of 25,000 full-length books offline via the Percipio Learning App.

Notable new titles and resources recently added to Percipio include:

  •  The Phoenix Project: IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win, Gene Kim, Kevin Behr and George Spafford, IT Revolution Press – Five years after this sleeper hit took on the world of IT and flipped it on its head, The Phoenix Project continues to guide IT in the DevOps revolution. In the newly updated and expanded edition, co-author Gene Kim includes a new afterword and a deeper delve into the Three Ways as described in The DevOps Handbook.
  •  Seeing Digital: A Visual Guide to the Industries, Organizations, & Careers of the 2020s – Authored by David Moschella, Research Fellow of the Leading Edge Forum, Seeing Digital examines how emerging technologies are transforming organizations, industries and our day-to-day working lives. David Moschella is a researcher, author and columnist covering globalization, disruptive technologies, and the co-evolution of business and IT.
  •  The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength, Second Edition, Jennifer B. Kahnweiler Berrett-Koehler Publishers – In this new, expanded edition of her pioneering book, Kahnweiler lays out a well-tested four-step strategy introverts can use to build on their quiet strength and make it a source of great power. The book includes fresh information on the unique challenges faced by introverted women and the positive correlation between introverted leadership and company performance.

Learn more about Skillsoft Books here.

About Skillsoft

Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning, providing the most engaging learner experience and high-quality content. We are trusted by the world’s leading organizations, including 65 percent of the Fortune 500. Our mission is to build beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for today’s modern enterprise. Our 500,000+ multi-modal courses, videos, authoritative content chapters and micro-learning modules are accessed more than 130 million times every month, in 160 countries and 29 languages. With 100 percent secure cloud access, from any device, whenever, wherever. www.skillsoft.com

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