December 11, 2007

News & Opinion: Catching up with the guys from Freakonomics

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 4:29 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Yesterday I had a chance to catch up on a few weeks of blog posts over on the Freakonomics blog. I found out that their book is going to be made into a documentary; each story will be told by a different set of directors. One set of directors is looking for ideas from Freakonomics fans.
An earlier post had an interview with Vijay, co-author of Zoom: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future. Vijay answers questions on economic incentives in the automobile industry, why abolishing cars is only half right and what the car of the future looks like.
And finally, Stephen debates how compelling book blurbs actually are. For him, book blurbs are of little importance. I have to say I'm on that bandwagon, too. Especially since, the occasional quote is prefabricated by publishers and signed off by blurb-ers. Of course, this isn't always the case but makes you wonder.

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.