March 14, 2005
News & Opinion: Not best, but the perfect book
I think there are some books that you just read at the right time, you are open to the message and it has a profound impact on your thinking.
You Need To Be A Little Crazy by Barry Moltz is a good example for me. I was in the process of trying to determine if I should stay or go at the family business. One of the points he makes in the book is that sometimes businesses fail and you have no idea why. In my case, it is not that it was failing, but that I could not grow the business. I felt like I got permission to fail and could move on.
Is there a book like that for you?
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.