April 24, 2008

News & Opinion: New Excerpts

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 7:49 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

We have two new excerpts up on the blog devoted to excerpts, the excerpts blog. (Aaron, Kate and I, by the way, have decided that "excerpts blog" is one of the most uncomfortable things to say in the English language.)
The first excerpt is from How to Negotiate Anything with Anyone Anywhere Around the World by Frank Acuff. More specifically, it is the "Fast Facts" summary of Hong Kong, where you will learn things such as the most common toast to give at a dinner banquet.
The second excerpt is from Job Spa by Milo and Thuy Sindell. It is the entire first chapter of the book. The authors describe their book as a "twelve-week guide to build professional skills, get refreshed, and explore new paths." The excerpt is the first week of that twelve-week course.
The links are below. Happy excerpt reading everybody!

How to Negotiate Anything...:
Job Spa:

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.