March 10, 2005

News & Opinion: Interview with John Eliot

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 2:54 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

This was a really fun interview. John studied performance in world-class athletes and is now applying those same principles of success to the business world. Some of his ideas are very counterintuitive. His book is called Overachievement: The New Model for Exceptional Performance.

We talk about butterflies in your stomach, Brett Favre, Blink, goal-setting, and Dave Matthews.

mp3, 44:53 min, 20.6 MB

Point of Interest: At 8:10, John complements Malcolm Gladwell as a writer, but questions his credentials on the subject of physiology and decision making. In the interview, I refer to this interview with Galdwell. Find the Brett Favre question about halfway down the page.

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.