Endings and Beginnings

Five and a half years ago, I arrived on the doorstep of 800-CEO-READ. Never prior to that moment would I have every thought I would work in the publishing industry. Life is sometimes wonderful and serendipitous like that.

Books are amazing objects. They inspire and entertain. They inform and guide. They create unseen worlds. And they always provide a mirror, showing us the good and bad in ourselves and others.

I have never felt the esprit de corps as I have at Dickens Books. The pride and responsibility of being a bookseller is at the base of that organization. And I am proud to have been a part of that tradition.

I want to thank all of you–Aaron, Carol, Dylan, Jack, Jake, Jon, Kate, Meg, Mel, Michelle, Rebecca, Roy, Ryan, Scott, Sally, Shane, Shawn, Todd, and Zach. All of you played a part in this amazing period.

The big news is I have decided to leave 800-CEO-READ and pursue a set of newly discovered passions. The 100 Best Business Books of All Time was an incredible experience and I want to write more, something I never imagined I would say. I really enjoyed speaking to groups during the tour, another unexpected discovery and I am going to pursue that as well.

Blogging is where all of this started. Since 2003, I have written over 2,100 blog posts at the original A Penny For blog (you can find that archived here) and at the 800-CEO-READ blog. That will continue to be an important part of the mix.

So, toddsattersten.com is my new home. I hope you'll subscribe to the RSS feed (the email form is on the right side) to keep updated on my new projects.

You can also follow me on Twitter and connect with me on LinkedIn.

To everyone – thank you, thank you, thank you!

5 thoughts on “Endings and Beginnings

  1. Given what we read at 100 Best, this is indeed a sage move. Looking forward to what’s on deck for 2010, Todd. Thanks for the inspirations…that book is one of my seminal reads.

    –ADM in Prague

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