June 29, 2006
News & Opinion: Concluding notes: trailblazers from all walks
There are a whole bunch of innovators out there, thats for sure. What I tried to do was give a good cross-section of the trailblazers from all walks of business and success: a winning NFL football coach, a Commander in the U.S. Navy, a CIA analyst, a guy who builds roller-coasters, plenty of consultants, some top business professors, a few designers, The Human Victory cigar Dr. Doug Newburg, many others. What I tried to do was stay away from people who are always in the news and whose insights you can read about any day of the week in any number of publications. The Google founders are certainly innovators and are very successful but if you want to know about them you can pick up any business magazine or newspaper. Not so for Frances Hesselbein, Former CEO of the Girl Scouts of America and winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. I felt that she has some very insightful things to say that you couldnt read anywhere else. In the best of all possible worlds, Im hopeful that the insights in The Success Effect with emerge and resonate with avid business book readers. Thanks for having me. Its been a blast.
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.