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April 27, 2007

News & Opinion: My Review of Portfolio's Book Reviews

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 3:42 PM – Filed under: Publishing Industry

I think AdAge jumped the gun a bit in their accusation that Conde Nast's new business magazine, Portfolio, was going light on their book reviews.

I think their coverage is through, critical, and refreshing.

Roger Lowenstein (When Genius Failed) wrote an extensive review of Taleb's The Black Swan.

There was a shorter review of Richistan, which reviewer Andy Young ends by saying:

But this isn’t a book of profound insight. Frank hops from one person complaining about the “house manager,

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.