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

Master Class – Thomas Keller – Baking Beets

https://www.masterclass.com/classes/thomas-keller-teaches-cooking-techniques/chapters/baked-beets/watch Beets very nutritious, easy to make, prepare ahead of time and won't reduce in taste/texture Want to bake beets (not boil!) Bake in a technique called "En papillote" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/En_papillote) or "bake in paper". Though aluminum foil can substitute for paper When using aluminum foil, put shiny side inward to reflect heat inward. Put beets … Continue reading Master Class – Thomas Keller – Baking Beets