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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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Leadership for a Fractured World

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 23, 2015, at 9:35 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Leadership for a Fractured World teaches us to move away from "big man leadership" and embrace "change agent leadership."

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Frugal Innovation: How to Do More With Less by Navi Radjou & Jaideep Prabhu

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 19, 2015, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Marketing & Sales

PublicAffairs and The Economist team up with two brilliant authors to show us how to create more value with the increasingly limited resources available to us.

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A Beautiful Constraint

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 10, 2015, at 8:51 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Marketing & Sales

explains how “constraints can be fertile, enabling, desirable"—how they can free us rather than limit us.

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Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant (Expanded Edition)

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 9, 2015, at 10:13 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne tell us how numbers-based goals are ineffective, even counterproductive, motivation—and what to replace them with.

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Six Capitals, or Can Accountants Save the Planet? by Jane Gleeson-White

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 5, 2015, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy

Jane Gleeson-White explains how accountants can save the planet by taking into account more than just financial and manufactured capital.

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Rebalancing Society

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 28, 2015, at 7:59 AM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Henry Mintzberg has had enough—believes society has had enough—of the imbalance in power that is destroying democracies, our planet, and ourselves.

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Zombie Loyalists

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 27, 2015, at 9:01 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Marketing & Sales

From the author that taught us why Nice Companies Finish First comes a book about "Using Great Service to Create Rabid Fans."

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Zombie Loyalists: Using Great Service to Create Rabid Fans

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 27, 2015, at 7:30 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Management & Workplace Culture, Marketing & Sales

Dr. Shanklove: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Zombies with Peter Shankman

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Turn Your Ship Around!

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 26, 2015, at 4:53 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Imagine the ideal work environment, where everyone is contributing at full capacity. Now imagine it's a submarine. Captain David Marquet tells the tale.

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The Internet Is Not the Answer by Andrew Keen

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 15, 2015, at 10:23 AM – Filed under:

Andrew Keen explores the economic and cultural pitfalls of the Internet.

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The 2014 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year and Jack Covert Awards

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 12, 2015, at 7:47 AM – Filed under: Publishing Industry, The Company

We went to NYC last week to announce the 2014 Business Book of the Year and inaugural Jack Covert Award.

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The Best Place to Work

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 2, 2015, at 11:20 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Ron Friedman on "The Defining Feature of Renowned Artists, Star Athletes, and Successful Organizations."