October 13, 2006

News & Opinion: Nobel Reading: Books on Muhammad Yunus

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 3:55 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Today's Wall Street Journal has a nice series of articles about Muhammad Yunus, who has just won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on microlending, through the Grameen Bank. Tom Peters has an exuberant post on this news which is worth reading. Peters also notes that there are two excellent books worth noting: Banker to the Poor, written by Yunus; and David Bornstein's The Price of A Dream, which was just issued in paperback by Oxford University Press. I haven't read the first, but heartily recommend The Price of A Dream, which is wonderfully reported and gracefully written.

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.