December 18, 2008

News & Opinion: Matt Mason Named Year's Best Pirate

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 9:17 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

BusinessWeek's Best and Worst of Everything 2008 has named Pirate's Dilemma author Matt Mason the best pirate of 2008, writing:
Journalist Matt Mason's totemic book explores the issues faced by struggling musicians and chief executive officers alike. In a culture of pervasive sampling and remixing, how are notions of ownership and copyright evolving? Pirates, Mason argues persuasively, break old rules to establish new innovations.

The worst Pirate of the year? Waaiiit for it... Real Pirates! Oh, BusinessWeek.

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.