July 27, 2006

News & Opinion: Quick Quote #1 - The Box in the Media

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 2:25 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

From time to time, we'll post quotes from authors who get quoted in the media.
"The container came at a time when everyone in America was concerned about automation, not just on the docks. The thing that was unusual about the longshoremen was that they got compensation for the loss of their jobs, which most people in the economy did not."

Marc Levinson, author of The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger quoted in How Longshoremen Keep Global Wind At Their Backs: As Trade Soars, Union Workers Prosper by Staying Up With Technological Change; Threat of a Day Without Ports (WSJ, 7/26/04).

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.