Reader recommended

Posted on Sep 27, 2018 :: Reader Recommended
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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

Challenging traditions 

“I always try to catch Rework, a podcast from the company Basecamp. The podcast challenges a lot of the traditional ideas about how a company should be run and digs into the business beliefs of Basecamp’s co-founders. It is a very interesting idea on ways to improve culture and morale by doing things differently.”

Thias Shefchik, Kaukauna

Think differently

“I am reading ‘Antifragile’ by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a New York Times Best Seller. It is a complex and interesting perspective on how some things benefit from shocks and how they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness and disorder. ‘Antifragile’ is meant to be interpreted as the opposite of fragile. The point is, humans have the tendency to forget that the absence of instability allows dangerous things to accumulate below the surface, increasing the potential for a more severe reaction in due time.”

Matthew Prickette, ERC Counselors & Consultants, De Pere

Getting back into the habit


“I used to spend a lot of my free time reading books, but after having children, I realized I wasn’t reading anymore. Obviously, my free time was more limited, but I also realized I fell out of the habit of buying books. Once I broke down and bought a Kindle, though, I’ve found I now read so much more (whenever I can find a few minutes to spare). I also discovered Goodreads.com and love their daily deals emails where I purchase books for under $3 — now I’m always sure to have a good book on hand.”

Maria Nelson, Red Shoes Inc., Appleton

Learning leadership

“I consume a lot of leadership media. I recently read and recommend ‘Start with Why’ by Simon Sinek, which was recommended by our CEO Dr. Imran Andrabi. Two great leadership podcasts I listen to regularly are ‘Impact Theory’ by Tom Bilyeu and ‘Akimbo’ by Seth Godin. Lately, I’ve been getting into reading and watching more about historical leaders (e.g., Ernest Shackleton, Alexander Hamilton, Ulysses Grant and Abraham Lincoln) and philosophers (ancient Greeks and modern). There is a lot of wisdom to glean in understanding our past leaders, both ancient and modern.”

Dr. Zachary Baeseman, ThedaCare Physicians-Waupaca