November 21, 2007

News & Opinion: Punching In interview with Alex Frankel

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 7:24 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Alex Frankel spent the better part of two years applying at and working as a front-line employee for a variety of companies, including UPS, The Gap, Enterprise, The Apple Store, Starbucks, and others. The book, titled Punching In, shares his stories and insight into the heart of the American marketplace - it's companies, people, and brands, and how these things effect both customers and employees alike, sometimes turning them into fanatical endorsers and workers. In the interview, Alex goes into further detail about which companies truly know how to turn their employees into loyal team members and how they do it.
About Alex Frankel:
"Alex Frankel is a writer based in San Francisco. He has written about business culture and adventure for Wired, Fast Company, The New York Times Magazine, and Outside, and he is the author of Wordcraft: The Art of Turning Little Words into Big Business."

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.