April 30, 2004

News & Opinion: Books from Biz Media - Biz 2.0

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 5:14 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Here is another feature we are going to try on for size. I thought it might be interesting to see what books the business media is picking up on. In our first installment, we are going to look at the May issue of Business 2.0. I found three books referenced in the magazine:
  • Wisdom of the Crowds by James Surowiecki gets a small write-up on page 32. From the book (and magazine):
    "under the right circumstances groups are remarkably intelligent, and are often smarter than the smartest people in them."
  • Richard Smith and James Citrin are quoted extensively on their The Five Patterns of Extraordinary Careers in the article "How to Get Paid What You're Worth" (pg. 106).
  • Creative Commmons creator Lawrence Lissig ends their "Giving it Away (for fun and profit)" article (pg. 116). His new book is Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity. As is mentioned in the article and in various places on the net (most recently at Business Evolutionist), you can download the book for free.

  • 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.