Vj Mariaraj is a big fan of mind mapping - so much so that he has created a new online business, selling mind map summaries of popular business books. This format can provide you with a useful overview of the key ideas contained within a book, without having to invest many hours reading it from cover to cover.
I'm not a believer in giving up on reading business books, but this may be a very practical strategy to gain access to an overview of those books (and the ideas and strategies they contain) that you think may benefit you, but you're not sure if they're a worthwhile read.
I think Vj has a great idea here; a one-year subscription to this service, which delivers one book summary per week to you for 52 weeks, is $197. He is offering a free book summary on his website; all you need to do is submit your name and e-mail address, and he'll send you instructions on how to download the mind map summary of the book, Kickstart Your Time Management.
Cross-posted to the Innovation Weblog