May 23, 2005

News & Opinion: Jack Welch on C-SPAN

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 8:18 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I saw Jack Welch last night on C-SPAN. He was at Sacred Heart University talking with a audience from the business school about Winning.

One of the audience members asked him to recommend some books he had read in the last year. Jack said about the only thing he reads is "inside business stuff" like Conspiracy of Fools and DisneyWar.

The other thing he mentioned was that everyone should be reading business media. Jack said everyone should have subscriptions to Fortune, Forbes, and BusinessWeek and be reading the Wall Street Journal every day. He said you should have opinions on what is going on in the world of business and be asking yourself what you would do in the reported stories.

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.