August 4, 2008

Staff Picks: Once You're Lucky....

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 8:02 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Another title, Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good, came across my desk that I was surprised no one had talked about (or ordered from us) before. A little internet company (think Facebook) just ordered a mass quantity. Maybe it's because the book offers new, optimistic views on the internet and its future - or it could be because along with YouTube and MySpace, it's one of the major players in Sarah Lacy's new book.
Lacy was a reporter for BusinessWeek and has been following Silicon Valley and the dotcoms for about a decade now and offers readers what exactly is happening there. Many Americans have long thought that there is no more life in the 'Valley' and there is no 'new wave' coming. Lacy points out that is a huge misconception and says that many people starting out now in the web have learned from past mistakes and making "groundbreaking new Web companies".
Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good is a must read for 'Valley-fanatics' and any aspiring entrepreneur that want to take advantage of the next wave of the internet (Web 2.0).

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.