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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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The 2016 800-CEO-READ Business Books Awards and Industry Party

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 18, 2017, at 11:00 AM – Filed under:

We were in New York City last week to host our friends and colleagues in the publishing industry.

Smartcollaboration

Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 5, 2017, at 2:15 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Heidi K. Gardner's book helps us transform our outlook and our organization from a hammer into a toolbox.

Grit

800-CEO-READ's 2016 Bestsellers

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 4, 2017, at 10:30 AM – Filed under: Publishing Industry, The Company

These are the books that 800-CEO-READ moved the most of, and moved often, in 2016.

Booksliving

Books for Living

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 29, 2016, at 1:00 PM – Filed under:

Will Schwalbe has written memoir of a life lived intimately with books and people, and a manifesto for all readers.

Rest

Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 22, 2016, at 1:45 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Innovation & Creativity, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang delivers a timely message that rest needs to be deliberate, or our work will become debilitating

Signalstalking

The Signals Are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe Is Tomorrow’s Mainstream

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 16, 2016, at 1:00 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives

Futurist Amy Webb teaches us to decipher the signals popping up on the fringes of culture and society and what they mean for our industries and organizations.

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Inside the Longlist: Narrative & Biography

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 14, 2016, at 1:00 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Biography & Narrative, Publishing Industry, The Company

The most influential and transformative lessons are those we discover on our own, in real world, real life stories and examples rather than in lists of steps or habits.

Undoingproject

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 8, 2016, at 4:00 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Biography & Narrative, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Michael Lewis has delivered what may be his best book yet, one he seems predestined to have written—if only that were a logical possibility.

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Inside the Longlist: Current Events & Public Affairs

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 7, 2016, at 11:00 AM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Publishing Industry, The Company

The reality underlying each of our choices for the best Current Events & Public Affairs book of the year is that good business practices can be a balm to society, while bad business practices act as a barrier to progress.

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The 2016 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards Shortlist

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 6, 2016, at 9:15 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Biography & Narrative, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Management & Workplace Culture, Marketing & Sales, Personal Development & Human Behavior, Publishing Industry, The Company

These eight books, the top in their category, make up the shortlist for the 2016 800-CEO-READ Business Book Award.

Rethink

Rethink: The Surprising History of New Ideas

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 1, 2016, at 3:30 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Innovation & Creativity

Steven Poole asks us to maintain a healthy skepticism, to suspend both belief and disbelief, and to keep thinking by rethinking.

Wonderland

Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World

By Dylan Schleicher, published November 23, 2016, at 12:45 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Innovation & Creativity

Steven Johnson's new history of how we got to now is an exploration of ideas and attitudes, invention, art and whimsy.