May 8, 2009

News & Opinion: Adding To The Hysteria

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

I was looking through our weekly bestsellers and found The Great Influenza: The Story of The Deadliest Pandemic in History by John Barry at #8. Given recent events, I was a little more than interested in what was happening with that title.

Meg tells me the order for that book was placed before H1N1 began making news, taking away all hope of some long winded essay about how hysteria is sweeping our nation and that books can provide wonderful context for current happenings.

Oh well.

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.