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January 10, 2006

News & Opinion: Follow-up to "Read the Number"

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 6:20 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs

Yesterday, Todd encouraged you to read The Number. Last week, Jack posted his review of it. And it's not just us that are recommending the book. It's getting a lot of buzz (especially for being a business book) and is a recommended read. To give you another perspective of The Number and of just how much buzz is going around, BusinessWeek's January 16 issue featured a full-page review of it. The author presented both his criticisms and his praise for the book. Here are a few highlights:
[T]his is not a typical personal finance book, thank goodness. The value of The Number lies in its conversation about getting older, insights about key questions for any financial blueprint, and, most crucial, ruminations on what makes for a satisfying life.
And finally.
To me, it's the message of Eisenberg's own story that stands out.
You can read the whole article here. The book can be found here.

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.