May 7, 2007

News & Opinion: Can't Get Away and Zippy Reading

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 3:06 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

I was out of town for the past few days. I left the computer at home (a huge feat; ask my wife) and didn't bring any books with me. I thought I would decompress a bit and enjoy the time away.

Looking through a pile of magazines at my brother's house, I came across an article that made good material for a blog post. What do I do? Walk over to his office computer and email the details home.

I can't away even when I am away.

Here is the actual blog post:

The March 2007 issue of Best Life had one of those "empty your bag" profiles of Scott Griffith, CEO of Zipcar. He keeps a number of bound items with him including:

The Art of War by Sun Tzu - "Business leaders tend to forget tht running a company requires tremendous planning. This book by Sun Tzu is full of great insights, and I carry it around as a reminder to plan ahead."

Office Yoga by Darrin Zeer- "This book has alot of good stretches for your neck and shoulders. My favorite is the 'kick back and log on' pose; it relieves shoulder tension from sitting in front of a computer too long."

You will also find Zagat guides, Streetwise Maps, and AutoWeek in his bag.

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.