Reader recommended

Posted on Oct 30, 2018 :: 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


Ethical roadmap

“Bruce Weinstein, known as ‘The Ethics Guy,’ wrote a book called ‘Ethical Intelligence: Five Principles for Untangling Your Toughest Problems at Work and Beyond.’  The book is really common sense stuff but is presented in an easy-to-understand format with scenarios to think over, options on how you might handle it, and then he gives you what is the ethical way to handle it. It will help you make the right choices and decisions in all aspects of your life. It’s an easy read and worth the time.”

Terri Schulz, Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce


Back to the Classics

“With an empty nest and having cut the cord, more time at home is now spent reading — actual hardcover books for the most part. My go-to books tend to be crime or legal novels. But there also comes a time for me to go back to some of the classics. That was the case recently after I read about a controversy at a Wisconsin high school. I pulled out ‘To Kill A Mockingbird,’ which has been a favorite of mine since high school, many, many years ago. There are so many important lessons to learn from Atticus, Jem, Scout, Tom and Boo. It’s like getting back together with old friends. If you haven’t read this Harper Lee classic, I’d suggest you do. If you have read it, it might be time to pull it off the bookshelf and give it another read. I’m thinking ‘Huck Finn’ is next.”   

Scott Stein, Leonard & Finco Public Relations Inc., Green Bay


Forging a Connection

“ ‘Girl, Wash Your Face’ by Rachel Hollis is a must read (or listen via Audible) for women looking for an uplifting book to help them get out of their own way and head, and be their best self. She uses her own embarrassing, traumatic, funny and sometimes gut-wrenching life stories to detail her imperfections and the real-life tricks she used to ‘get real and become joyous and confident.’ The Audible version is narrated by the author herself. She brings you in and captivates you to make you feel like you are part of her tribe of strong, imperfect, confident and happy women! Rachel Hollis is my spirit animal.”

Kristina Flores, Prospera Credit Union, Appleton


Inspiring success 

“I enjoy the podcast ‘How I Built This,’ where successful entrepreneurs describe how they grew their businesses, including both their successes and struggles along the way. It is fascinating to hear the background behind the companies and brands we interact with every day — how they once were simply an idea in someone’s garage or living room and grew through a lot of hard work and a little luck. Their stories are inspiring and motivating.”

Michelle Meyer, Schenck SC, Appleton