“2016 Reading Challenge” Update
So far I’ve read 15 books. Some Young Adult fiction. (Yes I’m a YA fan along with the likes of Gretchen Rubin, the author of “The Happiness Project”.) I re-read “The Remains of the Day” which is also a favorite movie of mine. I also read “The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea” based on the recommendation of Josh Brown.
What Sheri’s Reading
The easiest way to keep up to date on the articles I’m reading is to set up your own private newsfeed using Twitter. Go on, give it a go. I’ll wait while you get set up. I bet you will find it a very useful tool to filter out some of the noise out there and instead focus on a few thoughtful voices. You don’t have to tweet (unless you wish to) – you can simply log on to Twitter once daily, or a few times a week, and get real-time updates about what matters to you.
Until we see each other on Twitter, here are some interesting articles to whet your appetite:
- The Gender Gap That’s Really Hurting Us (and It’s Not the One You Think) (Sallie Krawcheck) Ask for that raise at work AND invest that raise.
- Are European Stocks Cheap or is the U.S. Expensive? (Ben Carlson) There’s an old saying that diversification works whether you want it to or not.
- The Real March Madness: Choosing and Paying for College (403bwise) Many of the SageBroadview teenagers are in the process of choosing their colleges (decisions required by May 1st) and their parents are figuring out how to pay for it! Stay tuned for a future blog post on what we learned – and are learning — about the process.
- 13 Questions to Ask Before Getting Married (The New York Times) When it comes to marriage, what you don’t know really can hurt you.
- How to Avoid the Problem of Short-Termism (Pragmatic Capitalism) We’ve become accustomed to judging the financial markets in quarterly or annual periods which contributes to this short-termism, but some context will show that this makes very little sense.
SAGE Serendipity: Do you like the musical Hamilton? Then check out what it’s creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is reading. The New York Times Book Review chats with him about his influences and what’s on his nightstand.
“What do you plan to read next? Well, I picked up Chernow’s Hamilton bio at random the week before I went on vacation. I just like wandering the bookstore and surprising myself.”