August 19, 2004
News & Opinion: My name is John, and I
My name is John, and Im a weirdo!
That is the first and last step in my recovery program. Youll figure that out later!
OK, now the serious stuff. First, I want to thank Jack and Todd for having the mental fortitude to invite me to clog the blog. Second, I want you to know that my messages are dead serious. I just wrap them in irreverence, pragmatism and directness so more people will read them and remember them.
My first book, Get Weird! 101 Innovative Ways to Make Your Company a Great Place to Work (AMACOM, New York, 2001) was a best-seller, and my newest book (I mean really new ~ just hit the shelves August 14), Weirdos in the Workplace. The New NormalThriving in the Age of the Individual (Prentice Hall) will be the subject of our upcoming discussion.
If you want a preview, go to www.weirdosintheworkplace.com
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.