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October 30, 2008

News & Opinion: Enough already!

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 2:22 AM – Filed under: The Company


For the last few weeks we have been pummeled, along with all of you, by this Category Five financial hurricane. We got sucked in writing post after post about what you could be reading if you wanted to better understand financial collapse. I stopped reading the newspaper because every headline contains some synonym of "worse". Industry watchers are telling me that business books are down somewhere between 15% and 20% compared to last year.

We are fed up (no Bernanke pun intended) with the bad news.

The folks at 800-CEO-READ gathered today to figure out how to move from this paralyzing mode of helplessness and get back what we do well: helping people. We have some ideas in the works, which will include opportunities for you to participate.

Watch the blog over the next week for more on our efforts to break the cycle and make our way back to some normalcy in the world of business.

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.