November 15, 2005

News & Opinion: We're Not Making This Up

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 10:32 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

On the online site for Business Week yesterday you could find this interesting comment in a book review. In the section of what's Good about One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Line of China, the review noted "A colorful and cautionary how-to by an experienced China hand." And in the Bad category: "Its strength may also be a weakness. This is strictly a practical business book." Yes, correct: Business Week's book review of a business book faults the subject for being too much about business. In related news, Scientific American gives a thumbs down to a Stephen Hawking title that would have appealed more as a novel; and the New York Review of Books pans a book for being too bookish.

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.