December 6, 2004

News & Opinion: Quote - The Fundamentals

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 2:25 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs

Every individual...intends only his own gain, and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part his intention. Nor is it always the worse for the society that it was no part of it. By pursuing his own interest he frequently promotes that of the society more effectually that when he really intends to promote it. -Adam Smith
From The 101 Greatest Business Principles of All Time edited by Leslie Pockell with Adrienne Avila

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.