July 28, 2006
News & Opinion: Truth and Fiction in the Business World
Fortune has a blurb on two books in their Business Life section (pg 190, 7/31/2006).
They recommend The Futurist by James Othmer. Dan Pink was telling me about this book at BEA back in May. Othmer is a Young & Rubicam exec and writes about a fictional corporate guru who suddenly realizes everything he has been saying is hogwash.
The second book is The Accidental Investment Banker by Jonathan Knee. The review claims the intrigue and drama of 24 told through the true stories of his ten years at Goldman and Morgan Stanley.
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.