December 7, 2004
News & Opinion: Worthwhile Business Books
- In her opening letter from the editors, Anita Sharpe says some of the best advice she ever got was from Not Fade Away by Peter Barton with Laurence Shames. One of the quotes is "If you work for fun, money will come. If you set out to work for money alone, enjoyment is not likely a part of the equation."
- Anita lists her favorite business book as The Republic of Tea by Mel Ziegler, Bill Rosenzweig, and Patricia Ziegler [out of print]
- There is an article based on the book Saving the Corporate Soul (& Who Knows?) Maybe Your Own by David Batstone.
- Halley Suitt interviews three well-known bloggers:
- Dan Gillmor's closest biz book recommendation is his desire to read Chernow's Alexander Hamilton
- Brad Feld tells folks to read The MouseDriver Chronicles: True Life Adventures of Two First-Time Entreprenuers by John Lusk and Kyle Harrison. He also says to read Flow by Csikszentmihalyi ("the original philosophy of optimal experience").
- John Porcaro lists all sorts of biz books - Re-Imagine, 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers, Love is the Killer App, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Execution, Follow This Path, and Primal Leadership.
- There is a one pager with Tom Peters and an excerpt from Project04: Snapshots of Excellence in Unstable Times (see Brand Autopsy's post on P04).
- Finally, they run an excerpt from Business Evolves, Leadership Endures by Andrea Redmond, Charles Tribbett III, and Bruce Kasanoff
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.