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November 2, 2011

News & Opinion: ChangeThis: Issue 88

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 7:18 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture


The 5,000 Year History of How We Lost Half Our Mind (Or How Blah-Blah-Blah Has Gradually Taken Over Our Lives) by Dan Roam

“Over the millenia, we have gradually purged our visual mind from our understanding of language, communications, and intelligence. Just when we need pictures the most, we no longer have the ability to think visually. It's time to bring our visual mind back.”

Innovate or Perish! What’s Your Strategy? by Kevin & Jackie Freiberg
and Dain Dunston

“It doesn’t matter what industry you are in, someone, somewhere right now is building a product, process or business model designed to kick your butt. If it’s you, then you define the rules by which others must play the game. If it’s NOT you, then you had better get comfortable playing by someone else’s rules.”

Innovation You: Creating Growth By Jeff DeGraff

“Growth comes from developing a deeper understanding of the interplay of the forces and how to manage the tensions of conflict and cooperation. ... Our opportunities to become better and new—to become whole—to succeed, are discovered in the places where the world around us is growing and calls us to do the same.”

Crime and (the Lack of) Punishment by Neil Senturia

“I am passionate about great crimes and the criminals who commit them. But, I often wonder if the long arm of our law, the finest justice system in the world, is at times deeply corrupt, especially with regard to the most recent financial meltdown of 2008.”

Success or Suckcess: It’s Up to Senior Management to Decide by Dan Hill

“Over the past 25 years, the breakthroughs in brain science have systematically documented that thought and emotion can’t be artificially separated and that, in fact, the capacity for emotion proceeded thought in evolutionary terms and continues to do so with every deliberation and act an employee makes.”

Clickability: A Skill for Life by Dr. Rick Kirschner

“Whether the times are great, or the economy is in the tank, the people who do the best, who prosper and advance, are the people who know how to connect with other people and have it matter.”

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.