September 28, 2005

News & Opinion: MUST READ: Then We Set His Hair On Fire

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 8:10 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales

I only do this once a season.

If you pick up one book this fall, it should be Then We Set His Hair On Fire. I raved about it earlier this month, and still haven't found anything else that caught my attention like this book. It reminds us of Who Says Elephants Can't Dance by Lou Gerstner. Spending a career at BBDO, Phil Dusenberry has spent time with all the big brands. He knows the brand stories behind GE, FedEx, and Pepsi. He talks about the power of finding great insights about your company and its products. On top of it all, it has been written in a wonderful narrative.

Here are the 8cr favorites from the book:

Here are some others who have had something to say about the book:

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.