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February 5, 2009

News & Opinion: The Snowball Effect

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 4:05 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

While it's slightly gossipy, there was an interesting article from Leslie Wayne in The New York Times recently about Warren Buffet and his biographer, Alice Schroeder. Apparently, the dinner hosted by Ms. Schroeder, a tradition of many years at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting, has been canceled this year. The speculation in the article is that this is due to Buffet's "displeasure with some aspects of Ms. Schroeder’s 960-page encyclopedic best seller about his life." The book referred to is The Snowball, and it made many people's Best of 2008 lists.
I would like to take this opportunity to clear something up before the rumors start flying... Jack and Todd will have no such falling-out with the subject of their book. Their relationship with the business books the cover is as strong as ever.

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.