November 11, 2008

News & Opinion: There's No Elevator To The Top Interview with Umesh Ramakrishnan

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 5:42 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

A few months ago I had the opportunity to interview Umesh Ramakrishnan, a leading headhunter. Umesh traveled around the world to interview leaders about their journey to the top. In these 23 minutes, we talk about what he looks for when headhunting, Sam Walton, Bill Gates, humbleness and ego.

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.