company_name = getAbstract, Inc.
company_type = Management-owned
company_slogan = Compressed Knowledge
foundation = 1999
location = Lucerne, Switzerland
key_people = Rolf Dobelli, Chairman
Thomas Bergen, CEO
Patrick Brigger, CFO
industry = Knowledge Compression
products = Business book summaries
homepage = []

getAbstract (founded 1999) is a Swiss- and US-based corporation that is best known for creating abstracts (summaries) of business books (business book summaries). getAbstract’s mission is to provide executives worldwide with the best in business knowledge. The company delivers this knowledge in concise Abstracts of books. Many of the world's largest companies offer their employees full access to getAbstract's library, thus contributing to continuous learning. Many media companies such as The Economist, Financial Times and Bloomberg Television regularly publish getAbstract's book reviews. getAbstract offers thousands of summaries of the best books ever published.

Since 2001, getAbstract honors the most profound idea books of the year. The award ceremony always takes place at the first Wednesday of the Frankfurt Book Fair. Winners of the prestigious getAbstract Book Award include Benoit Mandelbrot, Malcolm Gladwell, Robert Shiller, Chris Anderson (writer) and Nassim Taleb.


getAbstract was founded in 1999 by Rolf Dobelli, PhD, and Thomas Bergen. Later the same year, Patrick Brigger, PhD, joined as third co-founder. He currently serves as the company’s CTO. getAbstract employs a vast network of seasoned business journalists for the creation of its content.

External links

* [ getAbstract website]
* [ getAbstract’s German website]

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