January 17, 2006

News & Opinion: Kevin Kelly's Cool Books - Part I

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 1:36 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Kevin Kelly of Whole Earth Catalog and Wired fame, has a blog that so lives up to its name called Cool Tools. He highlights all sorts of things that can help make your life easier ranging from silicone spatulas to longer term car rentals in Europe.
Kevin says he is going to be devoting the week to books:

While I gather more and more of my conceptual trends from blogs, and still remain an unabashed magazine junkie, there is nothing like a book to frame and surface the deeper news. The longer cycle of reflection demanded by the full rhythm of a book allows bigger questions to be asked and hopefully answered.

His first recommendation yesterday was John Battelle's The Search.

This morning he posted his second selection -- Edward Castronova's Synthetic Worlds.

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.