September 14, 2007

Jack Covert Selects: SuperCrunchers: The Good and The Bad

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 7:46 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Good News: Today Ian Ayres' SuperCunchers debuted on the Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller List at #13.

Bad News: The book is also reviewed in this week's New York Times Book Review and reviewer David Leonhardt comes up just short of accusing Ayres of plagiarism (and by short, I mean, the only thing he doesn't do is use the word 'plagiarism'). Leonhardt claims Ayres uses his own words as well as those of Fast Company's Charles Fishman without attribution.

My opinion: the book is still a great survey of using analytics in decision making. We recommended Super Crunchers in an August Jack Covert Selects and I interviewed Ian for our podcast series.

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.