June 27, 2008

News & Opinion: Friday Tidbits

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 4:11 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Here's an offering of some random, yet interesting things from the Internet this week!
Book Review: The Office from Hell Cure by Jeffrey A. Landers. For everyone that works from home, here's a brighter side of the mundane atmosphere at your personal HQ. Order it here!
Here's just a little more about the book I blogged about: First Stop in the New World by David Lida. It's about Mexico and how it may be a huge player in the next century - order it HERE
I also came across an interesting book from Walter Nugent called Habits of Empire: A History of American Expansion - in it it tells how America got to be a 'great empire' by going into our different wars, treaties and negotiations with other countries. A must read for any historical enthusiast.
By the way, did you hear about Salman Rushdie getting knighted by Queen Elizabeth II ? Says Rushdie : "At this stage, you know, it's certainly not a day to talk about controversy, it's a day for myself and my family to celebrate this."
Here's an audio concerning Thomas Jefferson's Library that's finally complete. Turns out the Library of Congress has managed to get together with a bunch of rare-book dealers and get the missing library to its full glory. Check it Out HERE!
One more thing - Albert Camus book Notebooks (1951-1959) is currently available. In it, he goes into both the good (his Nobel Prize) and the bad (his depression). "The most interesting aspect of the "Notebooks" is not politics but its personal substratum." Order the book HERE
Have a terrific weekend, everyone!

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.