October 22, 2004

News & Opinion: I second that.

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 3:06 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I just want to second Jack's endorsement of Bo Peabody's "Lucky or Smart?: Secrets to an Entrepreneurial Life".
The first thing I would say is this book should not be confused with the other titles that have been released this fall on the subject of luck. Peabody does start the book by saying, "Lucky things happen to entrepreneurs who start fundamentally innovative, morally compelling, and philosophically positive companies." and "...the best way to ensure that lucky things happen is to make sure lots of things happen."
The rest of the book is about the things you should be doing. Peabody thinks you should figure out if you really are an entrepreneur. If you are, make sure you have friends that aren't - they are the one you are going to run your company. He says you also need faith and perseverance. He says some other things too.
It looks like the book is coming out right around New Year's. We'll let you know when you can get your hands on a copy.

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.