Dutch Cook Book

http://www.fontaineuitgevers.nl/wp/dutch-cook-book/ Bought this while visiting the Maurithuis in the Hague. Looking for local food ideas. Many locals indicated nothing "interesting" to eat but after reading thru this I'd beg to differ.  Ham rolls with asparagus – ham, asparagus, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomatoes, boiled egg, parsley Russian salad – cold ham, mashed potatoes, vinegar, mayonnaise, beets, apple, … Continue reading Dutch Cook Book

WSJ – The Two Contagious Behaviors of a Great Boss

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-two-contagious-behaviors-of-a-great-boss-1537588820 bosses know their behavior is contagious put on a cheerful face when the situation calls for a steel spine let their emotions burn hot when stifling them would be better let standards slide when the stakes feel low common leadership postures are defective  likability, or a pattern of projecting joyfulness, playfulness, optimism, enthusiasm and … Continue reading WSJ – The Two Contagious Behaviors of a Great Boss

CNN – 5 things to do before you retire

https://money.cnn.com/2018/09/17/pf/things-to-do-before-you-retire/index.html Assess savings Consider the yearly % withdraw rate on things like your 401k or other savings. What appears to be a large savings may turn out to be less than what you think when applying standard 3-4% yearly withdraw rates Factor in inflation too Map out retirement budget Track how you currently spend money … Continue reading CNN – 5 things to do before you retire

NYT – 3 Tips to Have Better Conversations

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/16/smarter-living/tips-better-conversations.html https://www.nytimes.com/guides/smarterliving/be-better-at-parties   Food for thought. I personally have a terrible time with the "make eye contact"… I loose any concentration on what is being said or what I'm trying to say when trying to do that … lol Being someone people enjoy talking with really boils down to being genuine and being genuinely interested … Continue reading NYT – 3 Tips to Have Better Conversations

WSJ – Do you Know Cobol, if so, there might be a job for you

https://www.wsj.com/articles/do-you-know-cobol-if-so-there-might-be-a-job-for-you-1537550913?emailToken=952c2458f734565f2cdd19861188b35ecXxl1Hm2FCmaRUCafpMaiOYT7ssgyh3gHoMWVajw2gx2rYt6NkFZI5joVaNk8mDEsbXXRYAdUvKMhaauTCvIuJ0mqTCAtzXRYXMJX/kDDK0%3D&reflink=article_gmail_share Ten years before man walked on the moon, a group of software engineers created the Common Business-Oriented Language—better know as Cobol—to standardize business computer programming despite its advanced age, Cobol is still the most prevalent programming language in the financial-services industry world-wide powers millions of banking transactions every day Banks and other companies have … Continue reading WSJ – Do you Know Cobol, if so, there might be a job for you

WaPo – Here are the documents you need to bulletproof your wishes after you die

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/here-are-the-documents-you-need-to-bulletproof-your-wishes-after-you-die/2018/08/28/7e7ad4d4-ab13-11e8-8a0c-70b618c98d3c_story.html?utm_term=.e94eb8ec5920 documents you should have to help carry out your final requests, according to Colleen Carcone, an attorney and director of wealth-planning strategies at TIAA Letter of instruction  instructions about your funeral and burial a crib note of the location of your financial assets - insurance policies -  passwords to your computer and smartphone will … Continue reading WaPo – Here are the documents you need to bulletproof your wishes after you die

NYT – Why Your Brain Tricks You Into Doing Less Important Tasks

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/09/smarter-living/eisenhower-box-productivity-tips.html I'll be the first to admit I'm a 1st class procrastinator … fun article to read Your brain is working against you, and it's because of a phenomenon called the urgency effect brains tend to prioritize immediate satisfaction over long-term rewards people more likely to perform urgent, smaller tasks with a deadline than more … Continue reading NYT – Why Your Brain Tricks You Into Doing Less Important Tasks