November 13, 2006

News & Opinion: Paper Fish/Jonathon Flaum Interview

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 5:49 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

In this interview, I talk with Jonathon Flaum, author of How The Paper Fish Learned To Swim: A Fable About Inspiring Creativity And Bringing New Ideas to Life.

The book begins with a fable about a young origami master named Daishinji, who creates a fish so real that it comes to life. Jonathon starts the podcast by reading the fable. We then talk about innovation, approaching innovation without a goal, and the crippling effect fear has on creativity.

This is Jonathon's second visit to the Podcast Blog. He co-wrote a book last year with his father Sander called 100 Mile Walk and we talked with the both of them when the book came.

mp3, 38:35, 26.5MB

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.