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August 6, 2007

News & Opinion: 800-CEO-READ's Long Tail of Interest

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 6:54 PM – Filed under: The Company


I am fascinated by Chris Anderson's The Long Tail. These power law curves exist in so many facets of the world.

We pulled data yesterday on our linking behavior to books on our site and...

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...and what do we see again.

We have linked to 1267 books in the last three years and here are the top twenty five most linked to books:

#1 The Long Tail - 31 links
#2 The World Is Flat - 29 links
#3 Battle for the Soul of Capitalism - 29 links
#4 Good to Great - 23 links
#5 Prepared Mind of a Leader - 21 links
#6 Freakonomics - 20 links
#7 Made to Stick - 19 links
#8 Mavericks at Work - 19 links
#9 Blink - 17 links
#10 Radical Edge - 17 links
#11 Purple Cow - 15 links
#12 The Number - 14 links
#13 Brand It Yourself - 14 links
#14 The Wal-Mart Effect - 14 links
#15 Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators - 13 links
#16 Hard Facts - 13 links
#17 Purpose - 13 links
#18 Growing Great Employees - 13 links
#19 Small Is the New Big - 13 links
#20 Whole New Mind - 12 links
#21 No Asshole Rule - 12 links
#22 The Power of Unfair Advantage - 11 links
#23 The Ultimate Question - 11 links
#24 Winning - 11 links
#25 Citizen Marketers - 11 links

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.