August 10, 2007

News & Opinion: Unstoppable Interview with Chris Zook

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 4:42 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

After a summer hiatus, we return with a great interview.
In this podcast, I talk with Chris Zook, author of Unstoppable: How to Identify Hidden Assets, Redefine the Core, and Fuel Future Growth. This book is the final in a business trilogy of sorts. Profit From the Core and Beyond the Core were his prior titles from Harvard Business School Press.
We cover a group of topics that Zook has explored in all of his books: focus, leadership economics, and profit pools. We also talk specifically about the challenges of redefining a business core and whether these same issues apply to small businesses.

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.