November 24, 2008
News & Opinion: Around the Web
Gloria McDonough-Taub at Bullish on Books chooses the three books she's most thankful for this year. They are:
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder, The World Is Curved: Hidden Dangers to the Global Economy by David Smick, Portfolio The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression by Amity Shlaes,
The Book Design Review, which rarely covers business books (though Outliers has also showed up there recently), takes a look at Harvard Business Review Classics. Basically, they're wicked cool.
Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody, spoke at PopTech last month and you can watch the video online. (Hat tip to Tiny Gigantic.) Matt Mason, author of The Pirate's Dilemma, also spoke, as did Malcolm Gladwell.
And finally, brilliant reader Sara (who not only works for the excellent Cave Henricks Communication, but also bakes cakes) responded to Todd's Tweet of the Week by pointing us to a rather hilarious satire of business books from Capitalist Banter, who had another piece recently entitled Book Publishing Industry Attempts To Cash In On Circuit City Bankruptcy.
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.