June 29, 2006

News & Opinion: Introduction to success

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 2:35 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Shout out and thanks to Jack and Todd for this opportunity. As a business reporter for about a decade at a major American newspaper, Ive heard and told a lot of stories. After a while, it becomes clear that certain strategies toward life, work and the challenges of the journey to and through a career would be more likely to lead to success than other approaches. Lets face it. Newspaper business sections do not dwell on failure. Stories almost always try to get at the essence of profit, that timeless gauge of excellence, and the best stories do it, too. Why not, then, a book about work, careers, company creation and customer satisfaction in the words of people who had been there and done it?

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.