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October 24, 2008

News & Opinion: We met the guy who invented the VCR.

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 3:57 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Richard Elkus is his name. And well, he didn't invent the VCR himself but he led the team that invented the VCR. He flew into Madison to speak about his book, Winner Take All, for one of our LeaveSmarter events.
And leave smarter we did. Richard is incredibly knowledgeable about an array of subjects. When watching him speak, you can see the gears turning in his head, pulling together the dispersed pieces of knowledge he possesses to deliver a well-thought explanation of the subject at hand.
Here's a clip of his presentation. In this segment he talks about the question that's on everyone's minds -- where's the economy going? (Side note, turn the volume up a bit; no microphone on this video.) For another view, here's Richard on CSPAN.
Thanks for joining us, Richard. Hopefully the taxi found you.

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.