October 26, 2010

News & Opinion: I'm Just Here for the Music

By: Sally Haldorson @ 1:29 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Each month in our newsletter, The Keen Thinker, we include a section on music recommendations called "What We're Listening to...(and you should be too)."

What is a business book seller doing recommending music?

The pre-business-book-expert Jack owned a record store, and even though Jack changed careers long ago, it's no surprise that music--both listening to it and making it--is an important part of our office culture. Most of the staff here are music connoisseurs, so you'll quickly note that our recommendations aren't of the usual Top 40 or Adult Contemporary vibe. Ultimately, we wanted to give you a peak at what we're listening to so that you can both get to know us better, but also so you can learn about some interesting new music to listen to while at work.

This month:

Jack recommends: Jamey Johnson
Jon recommends: Hildur Guðnadóttir
Carol recommends: Gram Parsons
Roy recommends: Angelo Badalamenti
Sally recommends: Mumford & Sons
Aaron recommends: The Rachels, The Felice Brothers, Barn Owl
Dylan recommends: CocoRosie

We'd love to hear what you listen to at work too. Feel free to add them to comments.

To see our recommendations each month--and to learn about the newest and best in business books--make sure you sign up for The Keen Thinker to be delivered to your inbox by visiting our home page and scrolling down until you see mention of The Keen Thinker. In the meantime, check out the October edition here.


About Sally Haldorson

Sally Haldorson's job as 800-CEO-READ’s General Manager is to make 800-CEO-READ a great place to work for our employees, and a consistently high-performing customer service organization for our clients, authors, and our partners in the publishing industry. In addition to her General Manager duties ensuring collaboration, integration, and quality, she reads, writes, reviews, curates, and edits for the company. Helping craft The 100 Best Business Books of All Time used parts of both skill sets. Outside of work, she is most likely to be found hitting a tennis ball around or hanging out with her boys (husband, child, dog) at home.