Reader recommend

Posted on Feb 27, 2019 :: Reader Recommended
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

What are you reading, watching, wearing or doing that’s so great you want to share it with others? We asked a few of our Insight readers,
and this is what they said.

— Compiled by Insight Editor MaryBeth Matzek


Insightful expert

“I have a hot list of favorite podcasts, but my favorite is ‘Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard. Equal parts funny, insightful, entertaining and educational, Dax takes his listeners on quite a ride with every episode. Most people who only know Dax from his acting roles where he typically plays the loveable goofball will be pleasantly surprised with this podcast. Dax graduated magna cum laude from UCLA with a B.A. in anthropology, he’s 14 years sober, was abused as a kid and grew up poor and often hungry. His interviews with celebrities often leave me with uncontrollable giggles, and the life lessons he shares are just as powerful.”

Sara Montonati, Miron Construction, Neenah


Teaching Finances

“As a parent of a high school freshman, I find myself reaching for my wallet every time my boy looks my way or I drop him somewhere. Like most kids who have yet to enter the workforce and master personal finances, he seems to see me as having an endless supply of available cash (usually for food). As we work to train him, a friend introduced me to a powerful tool to assist — Current. Current combines a mobile app with a debit card for teens. I can schedule allowance deposits from our checking account, transfer money instantly if he is away and in need, monitor spending, even set limits and block stores if necessary. Best of all, he’s learning to budget his own spending. It’s a great balance between parental control and financial freedom for my son.

Joe Bergner, O’Connor Connective, De Pere


Better together

“I recently read ‘The Loneliest Generation: Americans, More Than Ever, Are Aging Alone’ in The Wall Street Journal. This article really hit home for me. I am an introvert, and I see myself heading in the direction of isolation, loneliness and depression. Until I read this article, I did not realize how much of an epidemic this is becoming. We all need to understand the importance of actively participating with others, be it in group settings, for coffee, choir or a book club. Do what you love but surround yourself with others who can love you.”

Jenny Anger, Thompson Center on Lourdes, Appleton


Shoe Dog

“Initially, I was drawn to ‘Shoe Dog’ by Phil Knight because of the influence Nike’s ‘Just Do It’ campaign had on advertising and my choice of careers. Once in, it didn’t disappoint as it also showed the evolution of Nike through Knight’s insane curiosity about everything, which I could relate to, along with his resolution to never settle for less … Lastly, what made this book a must-read is how he honestly lays out his doubts and insecurities, which makes it personal and enables you to join him on his journey.”

Kelly Fisher, Element, De Pere