August 4, 2004

Excerpts: Who Are "They" Anyway - Part XII

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 4:42 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

“Excuse me, sir,
I’m looking for ‘them’ --
do you know
where they are?”
“Of course I do --
everyone knows
where they are,”
      he frowned at me
      as he set his briefcase down.
“They’re in the Board Room,
up there on the 47th floor.”
      He pointed to the top
      of the tallest building.
“When you find them,
tell them to shape up.
There are problems
that need taking care of
and people
who need their attention.”

About Dylan Schleicher

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.