Reader recommended

Posted on Jul 29, 2020 :: 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

Plugged-in resource

“The Sole Source podcast has been a go-to for poignant topics regarding today’s current challenges and issues. Red Shoes has done an amazing job of building a socially impactful resource during the current health pandemic and continues to provide relevant interviews with influencers and leaders. The diverse offerings and depth of the episodes into people’s lives and livelihoods is discerning. (Host) Raquel (Lamal) navigates each conversation with the inquiring listener in mind. She also brings insights and information to the surface that keep you intellectually nourished, mixed with a piqued curiosity to learn more on your own.”

Jesse Heffernan, Helios Recovery Services LLC, Appleton


Right in the action

“The debut novel, ‘The Distance Between Stars,’ from Lakeland University professor Jeff Elzinga is a fast-paced novel that pulls you in. It puts readers into a tense convergence where an American consul must set aside his personal feelings to rescue an abrasive Black journalist who has gone rogue in the highlands of a volatile African country on the verge of civil war. Elzinga draws expertly from his own time as a member of the U.S. Foreign Service and his work at U.S. embassies in Lilongwe, Malawi, and Tunis, Tunisia. The timing is perfect with the issues being raised in our nation today.”

David Gallianetti, Lakeland University, Plymouth


A new perspective

“I recommend reading ‘Through My Father’s Eyes’ by Franklin Graham, who shares the life story of his father, Billy Graham. World and American history unfold with every page read. Billy Graham was the second-most influential preacher in history, preaching to live audiences of more than 210 million people in 185 countries and territories. He was a spiritual adviser to every president from Harry Truman (33rd) to Barack Obama (44th). Fascinating read.”

Paul Wm. Osterholm, ADVOCAP, Inc., Fond du Lac


Setting up for success

“Within the daily grind of our busy schedules that seem to constantly force our foot on the gas pedal, it can be a challenge to focus on the essentials of personal health and mental wellness, which is often the very thing that also sets us up for success in our professional lives. For me, finding Jay Shetty’s ‘On Purpose’ podcast was a winning solution to address both issues. With travel time for work and the daily commute, listening to his podcast has set me up effortlessly for the right mindset in both my personal and professional responsibilities. He offers thought-provoking conversations for growth mindset and leadership strategies using actionable steps and puts the listener’s mindset on the right track for success through intentional and purposeful behaviors.”

Brenda Schanhofer, Air Wisconsin Airlines, Appleton