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n LEADERSHIP “I’m still trying to figure out how to incorporate random facts about Genghis Khan in the very few parties I attend.” - Rich Foreman, CEO, Apptology Congratulations COMPLETED BY (916) 858-0397 www.triamid.com TOGETHER WITH 66 comstocksmag.com | November 2018 There are also shortcuts. The app Blinkist, which touts itself as “the learning app that all the CEOs love,” allows a quick inhalation of a book’s contents — easy-to-digest summaries of nonfiction books that can be read in 10-20 minutes. Rich Foreman, CEO of the mobile app development company Apptology and the founding director of Startup Grind’s Sacramento Chap- ter, uses the audio version of Blinkist to zip through books during his morning walk. He listened to 30 books his first month using the app. “I even listened to books I read in college, like The 7 Hab- its of Highly Effective People,” Foreman says. “I surprised myself by listening to historical books [on topics] like Al- exander the Great. I’m still trying to figure out how to in- corporate random facts about Genghis Khan in the very few parties I attend.” Curious, I tried Blinkist myself. While sipping a single glass of wine, I sprinted through two books — Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Everything and Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly — which, in theory, unlocked both the secrets of all human history and the path to my own inner peace. Was this as enriching as reading the actual books themselves? Of course not. Then again, it was probably better than whatev-