July 18, 2006
News & Opinion: Fast Company's Summer Reading
Our friend Lucas Conley has a piece in the July/August issue of Fast Company called "Summer Reading with a Twist." He set out to expose readers to some books that will help with their Gladwell/Surowiecki/Friedman addiction. They are books that Conley says "could have been the Blink but never quite reached their tipping point."
- Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software by Steven Johnson (Scribner, 2001)
- Candyfreak: A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America by Steve Almond (Algonquin, 2004)
- The Ingenuity Gap: Facing the Economic, Environmental, and Other Challenges of an Increasingly Complex and Unpredictable Future by Thmas Homer-Dixon (Knopf, 2000)
- Nation of Rebels: Why Counterculture Became Consumer Culture by Joesph Heath and Andew Potter (HarperBusiness, 2005)
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.