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Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books, and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.

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Simple Sabotage: A Modern Field Manual for Detecting and Rooting Out Everyday Behaviors That Undermine Your Workplace

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 29, 2015, at 10:15 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Robert M Galford, Bob Frisch, and Cary Greene take a look at a declassified intelligence manual for insights on how individuals inside your organization may be destroying it from within.

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The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 24, 2015, at 8:00 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

In her new book, Gillian Tett teaches us how to master silos so that they won't master us.

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Shaky Ground: The Strange Saga of the U.S. Mortgage Giants

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 17, 2015, at 1:39 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs

Bethany McLean weaves a tale of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that enlightens, enrages, and educates.

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Shaky Ground: The Strange Saga of the U.S. Mortgage Giants

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 14, 2015, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs

Financial journalist Bethany McLean tackles one of strangest unsolved mysteries of the global financial crisis: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Xbox Revisited: A Game Plan for Civic and Corporate Renewal

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 11, 2015, at 10:15 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy

Robbie Bach, Microsoft’s former Chief Xbox Officer and President of Entertainment and Devices, takes on change in business and civic institutions.

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Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 10, 2015, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Jeffrey Pfeffer's new book is not filled with a whole lot of inspiration, and tells us why those that are can be dangerous.

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Why We Work

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 3, 2015, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Barry Schwartz discusses what motivates us to work, and how to redesign our workplaces—and human nature along with it—armed with that knowledge.

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The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 2, 2015, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Gillian Tett shows how our tendency to create silos hinders our work, and how some people and organizations can break those silos down.

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Remix Strategy: The Three Laws of Business Combinations

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 1, 2015, at 10:48 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy

In which Benjamin Gomes-Casseres teaches us how a common method used deejays and artists can be applied to business.

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Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 27, 2015, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Management & Workplace Culture

Jerry Kaplan discusses the dangers of artificial intelligence and how to prevent them from becoming a dystopic reality.

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Tess Vigeland on Business and Books

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 27, 2015, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Personal Development & Human Behavior

On our final day with Tess Vigeland, she gives us a few questions to ponder (and the likely answer to one), and some books to add to our reading list.

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A Q&A with Tess Vigeland

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 26, 2015, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

We sent some overly long questions to Tess Vigeland, and she replied with some wonderful answers.