October 14, 2005

News & Opinion: A picture is worth 2000 dollars

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 2:17 PM – Filed under: Publishing Industry

Ed Miracle is a self-taught painter who has found himself in the middle of a business book buggle. He created a painting called "I Told You So", which depicts falling off the edge of the earth. Thomas Friedman came across a poster version of the painting and thought it would be a cover art for The World Is Flat. Trouble is no one really asked Mr. Miracle if it was OK.

This story has been buzzing around the publishing world since the book came out, and Fortune wrote a small piece on it last week. Read it here to to get the full craziness of the story.

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.