February 2, 2006

News & Opinion: Blink, Think and....Blank?

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 3:13 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

One of last year's big bestsellers was Malcolm Gladwell's Blink. Since then, two more books have resulted from its success: 1) Think -- "why decisions can't be made in the blink of an eye"; 2) a parody called Blank -- on why we shouldn't think at all. I thought you'd like to see these. In honor of Blank, BusinessWeek's recent issue gave a few more famous books with made-up parodies: Book --> Parody The World is Flat --> The World is Phat: A Brief History of the Hip-Hop Century Freakonomics --> Geekonomics: A Rogue Engineer Explores the Premium Side of Everything The Wisdom of Crowds --> The Mob is Wiser Than You Are

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.