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August 14, 2009

News & Opinion: Why do you read business books?

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 2:30 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

"Some people read business books looking for confirmation. I read them in search of disquiet. Confirmation is cheap, easy and ineffective. Restlessness and the scientific method, on the other hand, create a culture of testing and inquiry that can't help but push you forward."
-Seth Godin, The Scientific Method
Thanks to @jaysingh for the tweet that reminded me to post this question and answer.
So, why do you read business books?

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.