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What We’re Reading: April 15-19

Space photos, supervolcanoes, pickle sandwichs, planting trees by drone, and much more, compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Goodbye Discovery’s DIY Network, Hello Chip and Joanna Gaines’ new unnamed network to be launched in 2020. Beautiful photos from the International Space Station, taken by Scott Kelly. Scientists are looking out for the next supervolcano eruption.  That makes us feel much better. George N/flickr/2014 Less reclining, less conflict in the...
Tags: Radio, International Space Station, Myanmar, Notre Dame, Scott Kelly, What We're Reading, Joanna Gaines, Anne Marie Siudzinski, RealityCon


What We’re Reading: April 8-12

Preparing for tax time, dog-proofing your car, the benefits of a robo-garage, and much more, compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Tax time tips. Help pets by donating your old bedding to local animal shelters. Also, dog-proofing your car. Pollen haze or –let the sneezing begin. Matt Batchelor/flickr/2011 Locked out of your iPad by your toddler.  Yikes! Who loves assembling Ikea furniture?  Not us.  A new Ikea store in New York City can assemble its furnitur...
Tags: New York City, Radio, Ikea, What We're Reading, Anne Marie Siudzinski, Matt Batchelor


What We’re Reading: April 1-5

 A very expensive Harry Potter first edition, future homes on Mars, movie houses, spring cleaning, rideshare safety tips and much more, compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. A very pricey Harry Potter first edition was just sold. Which home on Mars would you want to live in? NASA has three designs to choose from. It’s time for spring cleaning, so clean your house and your life. Also, death cleaning has just been added to Dictionary.com. Judith Doyle/flickr/20...
Tags: Nasa, Radio, Harry Potter, Mars, What We're Reading, Anne Marie Siudzinski, Judith Doyle, Tillable Cats


What We’re Reading: March 25-29

A library in a tree, a Game of Thrones global scavenger hunt, make your own KFC sandwich and much more, compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. What can you do with a tree stump besides cut it down?  Make a library, of course! A high school production of Alien is getting great reviews. Will car ownership die out?  This writer thinks so. aaltonen/flickr/2005 Setting your thermostat to match the African environment. Cats are irresistibly drawn to keyboards.  Buy t...
Tags: Microsoft, Radio, Ireland, Warren Buffett, Kfc, What We're Reading, Anne Marie Siudzinski


What We’re Reading: March 18-22

 Outrageously expensive sneakers, choosing a paint color, The Flintstones House, giving your brain a rest, and much more, compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Apps to help you choose a paint color. BarbaraLN/flickr/2011 A house built around an old New Jersey trolley. Two eagles in a relationship–it’s complicated. Pushing back against eminent domain in New York City. $50,000 sneakers? Let your brain rest and avoid multitasking to be more productive. The Flint...
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What We're Reading ~ 3/20/19

T. Rowe Price: The Man, The Company & The Investment Philosophy [Cornelius Bond]How to take the outside view [McKinsey] Pitch on short Tesla [Dropbox]What is Amazon [Zack Kanter] Allen Zhang on the key product principles of WeChat [WeChat]KKR is too cheap [Yet Another Value Blog]Buying is easy, selling is hard [Bloomberg] In 12 minutes, everything went wrong: LionAir crash [NYTimes]The SaaS [Matrix Partners]How an app for gamers went mainstream [The Atlantic]The risk of low growth stocks: Pres...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Finance, Tesla, Bloomberg, Netflix, Atlantic, TSLA, Espn, Jack Dorsey, Ba, KKR, Vanity Fair, What We're Reading, Mckinsey, NFLX


What We’re Reading: March 11-15

 The World Wide Web turns 30, what your refrigerator reveals about you, Y2K for your GPS, and much more, compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. A 30th birthday for the World Wide Web. A Y2K for some older GPS models. Refrigerdating–it is now a thing. An early autonomous car is now in The Henry Ford. Wealth from upcoming IPOs will impact all sorts of industries in San Francisco. 401(K) 2012/flickr/2010 Will “zombie lights” make pedestrians safer while crossing ...
Tags: San Francisco, Radio, What We're Reading, Anne Marie Siudzinski, Henry Ford Wealth


What We're Reading ~ 3/13/19

The Misbehavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence [Benoit Mandelbrot]Transcript of interview with Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell [60 Minutes]Status as a service [Eugene Wei]The four fundamental skills of all investing [Collaborative Fund]The perils of investing idol worship: The Kraft Heinz lessons [Aswath Damodaran]A pitch on Nintendo [HardcoreValue]A pitch on Molson Coors [Elevation Capital]A look at the [Yet Another Value Blog]A look at HSBC [UK Value Investor] How int...
Tags: Google, Finance, Manchester United, Hsbc, Nintendo, Goog, Federal Reserve, EXPE, Bill Gurley, Wynd, What We're Reading, Tap, Manu, Kraft Heinz, HGV, Benoit Mandelbrot


What We’re Reading: March 4-8

 A very expensive car, a very small purse, stroke information, beautiful gardens and much more, compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Daylight Saving Time starts this weekend, for most of the United States. One researcher has several reasons for abolishing it. A teeny tiny purse–why? Decluttering your closet by asking 17 questions. m01229/flickr/2013 A new workday format, instead of 8 hours a day. Buying a Bugatti for only $19 million dollars. Can you Marie Ko...
Tags: Radio, United States, What We're Reading, Marie Kondo, Luke Perry, Anne Marie Siudzinski


What We’re Reading: February 25-March 1

 Dangerous concrete, very special Oreos,  a unique way to get around town from Citroën and much more, compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Why is concrete dangerous?  Find out here. Live in The House Of Tomorrow, if you have $3 million to renovate it. Food expiration dates, clarified. Jessica Paro/flickr/2003 Game of Thrones Oreos.  We have nothing more to say. A dragon in the sky over Iceland. Getting around town, even without a license. You can buy a Tesla...
Tags: Radio, Iceland, Citroën, What We're Reading, Anne Marie Siudzinski, Jessica Paro


What We’re Reading: February 11-15

Planetary photobombing, the Flowergeddon, bobbleheads, Super Mario Brothers,  a winning dog named King and much more, compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Ghost apples, created by the Polar Vortex. You can buy Amazon’s birthplace. The Earth has photobombed the Moon. The Flowergeddon will be coming to California soon. It’s nice change from fires and floods. Maria Eklind/flickr/2018 The Best in Show at the 2019 Westminster Dog Show is King, a Fox Terrier. Many,...
Tags: Amazon, California, Earth, Radio, Super Mario Bros, What We're Reading, Anne Marie Siudzinski, Maria Eklind


What We're Reading ~ 2/6/19

Billion Dollar Whale: The man who fooled Wall Street, Hollywood & the world [Tom Wright & Bradley Hope]A bunch of pitches: the [SumZero]Can more information lead to worse investment decisions? [Behavioural Investment] White gold: the unstoppable rise of alternative milks [The Guardian]Can baijiu, China's sorghum firewater, go global? [Economist]Profile of Slack's founder [Wired]Good Tesla, bad Tesla: duality vexes hot-selling brand [Detroit News]Why paid memberships are the new loyalty [Busine...
Tags: Washington Post, Finance, China, NFL, Bloomberg, Fox, Canada, Nba, Warren Buffett, Shopify, What We're Reading, David Stern, Detroit News, Mohnish Pabrai, Analytical Links, Tom Wright Bradley Hope


What We're Reading ~ 1/30/19

Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant [W. Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne]]Latest thoughts from Ray Dalio [LinkedIn]Morgan Housel on what other industries teach us about investing [MicroCapClub]Dominance of tech stocks: an evolve-or-die moment for world's great investors [Fortune]A global tipping point: half the world is now middle class or higher [Brookings]A look at Air Lease (AL) [Woodlock House]Pitch on InterActive Corp (IAC) [LG's Musings...
Tags: Finance, India, US, Bloomberg, IAC, Lg, Ba, Boeing, LUV, Southwest Airlines, Juul, What We're Reading, Vanguard, Al, Herb Kelleher, T


What We’re Reading–January 21-25

Moose statues, a coffee alarm,  Super Wolf Blood Moon photos, organizing your apps and much more, compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Amazing Super Wolf Blood Moon photos. A painting of a painting of a painting . . . The Redwood City Parks Department recommends avoiding coyotes carrying anvils or Acme products.  Sound thinking! U.S. Forest Service/flickr/2011 Which country has the tallest moose statue? Wake up and smell the coffee–literally. Stack those apps...
Tags: Radio, United States, Moose, Niagara Falls, What We're Reading, U S Forest Service, Anne Marie Siudzinski, Redwood City Parks Department


What We're Reading ~ 1/23/19

Seth Klarman's warning on global division and debt [Dealbook]Why some platforms thrive and others don't [Harvard Business Review]Customer loyalty is overrated [Harvard Business Review]Survival is the ultimate performance measure of a business [Intelligent Fanatics]On Netflix's pricing flex [Stratechery]Interview with Peloton's CEO [strategy + business]A look at Ferrari (RACE) [Intrinsic Investing]Profile of Masayoshi Son, most powerful person in Silicon Valley [FastCompany]Starbucks' worst night...
Tags: Amazon, Finance, China, US, Bloomberg, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Starbucks, Harvard Business Review, Benedict Evans, What We're Reading, English Premier League, Masayoshi Son, Seth Klarman, Peloton, Analytical Links


What We’re Reading: January 14-18

A picture of an egg, The Miracle on the Hudson remembered, Brazilian spiders and much more, compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Just waitin’ in line for a burger. Which do you prefer on Instagram–an egg or Kylie Jenner?  We prefer the egg. Using Alexa in an open-plan office–not a great idea. Newsflash, everyone still hates open offices. Talking to Sully about The Miracle on the Hudson–10 years later.   David Watts1978/flickr/2009 Alternative decluttering i...
Tags: Radio, Maine, Kylie Jenner, Hudson, Alexa, What We're Reading, Anne Marie Siudzinski, David Watts1978


What We’re Reading: January 7-11

A 911 misdial, automatic beer ordering, lava and water and much more, compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Out of beer?  This fridge will reorder for you. gfpeck/flickr/2009 Ooops, he dialed the wrong number (from space). Super Blood Wolf Moon–Game of Thrones episode or astronomical event? Being bored is good for you, according to science. Tips for avoiding scams and scammers. When Lava met Water–boom! Was the world’s oldest woman a fraud?  Some think so. Mo...
Tags: Radio, Mona Lisa, What We're Reading, Anne Marie Siudzinski


What We're Reading ~ 1/9/19

Atomic Habits: An easy & proven way to build good habits [James Clear]On hard choices [Seth Klarman]Putting recent economic & market moves in perspective [Ray Dalio]A final decision investment checklist [Value Investing World]16 ways to measure network effects [Andreessen Horowitz]The 2019 stock buy list [Crossing Wall Street] Stock market investors: it's time to [MarketWatch]The world's top 750 family businesses ranking [FamCap]Disney's Bob Iger interview [Barrons]On the Kentucky Bourbon resu...
Tags: Ge, Kentucky, Finance, China, Disney, Roku, Andreessen Horowitz, What We're Reading, Bnsf, James Clear, Bob Iger, Seth Klarman, Ray Dalio, AMZN, CGNX, DIS


What We’re Reading: December 31-January 4

Cookies, cakes, crickets and clutter compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Mmmmmm . . .cake. NASA’s New Horizons mission comes with its own soundtrack, courtesy of Dr. Brian May, astrophysicist and lead guitarist of Queen. Mark Kent/flickr/2012 Lessons learned from opening a box of crickets. How clutter weighs you down. Gluten-free Girl Scout cookies! Pinterest decorating trends for 2019–vertical gardens, pops of yellow and natural pools. There’s an app for ...
Tags: Nasa, Radio, What We're Reading, Brian May, Anne Marie Siudzinski, Mark Kent


What We’re Reading–December 24-28

A famous NASA photo, storing your Christmas lights, how to grip the steering wheel and much more compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. We were punked by the glitter bomb anti-theft device. The history of the NASA Earthrise photo. Christmas lights storage hacks.     Tom Ipri/flickr/2011 Tips for working smarter in 2019. 10 and 2 or 9 and 3.  What is the best way to hold a steering wheel? The country’s oldest veteran has passed away at 112 years old.  We thank...
Tags: Nasa, Radio, Queens, What We're Reading, Anne Marie Siudzinski, Tom Ipri


What We’re Reading: December 17-21

The greatest Christmas movie ever made, a $3 million dollar Tiffany lamp, tracking down a stolen tiny house and much more compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Alexa makes shopping easy.  Even a parrot can do it! Beware of a Netflix phishing scam. Offshore wind lease plots have just sold for $400 million. Three years ago, one parcel from this area were sold for $1.50 an acre and one parcel sold for less than a dollar. How times change.   Aleksandr Zykov/flick...
Tags: Nasa, Radio, Alexa, What We're Reading, University of Washington, Tiffany, Anne Marie Siudzinski, Aleksandr Zykov, Stuart Strand


What We’re Reading: December 10-14

 The history of traffic lights, insurance for stolen packages, fax machines, dangerous toys, architectural gingerbread and much more compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Cubicles=Freedom? Not so much. Traffic lights are 150 years old. Dagny Mol/flickr/2010 Police are teaming up with Amazon to outwit thieves.  Will insurance cover those stolen packages?  Maybe. Does anyone still use a fax machine? A shower for your dog. Boxy apartment design and how it relate...
Tags: Amazon, Chicago, University, Radio, Alaska, Dashlane, What We're Reading, Anne Marie Siudzinski, Dagny Mol


What We’re Reading: November 26-30

What We’re Reading will be on vacation next week and will resume December 14. Landing on Mars, reading as therapy, dreams, cows, sleep texting and much more compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. NASA’S InSight craft successfully landed on Mars. Outwit the porch pirates with these tips. What do you dream about? Helping soldiers and veterans through reading              Liz West/flickr/2013 Sleep texting is a thing, according to research. Getting the freshest ...
Tags: Nasa, Chicago, Jimi Hendrix, Radio, Mars, Sears, What We're Reading, Liz West, Anne Marie Siudzinski


What We’re Reading: November 12-16

Stan Lee, hockey jerseys, Daylight Savings Time, better GPS and much more compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. The late Stan Lee’s motto–Excelsior! Fort Lee Focus/flickr/2012 Chip and Joanna are coming back to TV. 3-D hockey jerseys.  Or are they really called hockey sweaters? Finding your purpose in life can help you live longer. A ‘New Contract for the Web’. The end of Daylight Savings Time? Great gadgets. Stand up and save your life. The groom’s mother d...
Tags: Radio, Stan Lee, What We're Reading, Joanna, Anne Marie Siudzinski


What We’re Reading: November 5-November 9

 Thanksgiving Pringles, song titles in a listing, light pillars, house renovation with the Brady Bunch  and much more compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Jackie Mitchell struck out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game in 1931.  Pretty good for a 17 year-old girl ! “A Very Brady Renovation” on HGTV. Thanksgiving Pringles?  No thanks, we’ll pass. Eating your hamburger turned upside down. Why? Can you find the hidden song titles in this listing? ...
Tags: Australia, Radio, Hgtv, What We're Reading, Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Anne Marie Siudzinski, Jackie Mitchell


What We’re Reading–October 29-November 2

 The Titanic II, walkable cities, Gettysburg ghosts, prefab houses and much more compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Find your polling place with help from Hall & Oates!   Becky/flickr/2012 Swimming in a Mickey Mouse pool at a Disney-themed house. Saving cacti  and succulents in the Sonoran Desert. The benefits of reusing old buildings. Make your reservations to sail on the Titanic II in 2022.  Just watch out for icebergs. Why walkable cities are great for ...
Tags: Amazon, Disney, Radio, Gettysburg, What We're Reading, Mickey Mouse, Anne Marie Siudzinski, Oates Becky, Sears Fido


What We're Reading ~ 11/1/18

More Than You Know: Finding financial wisdom in unconventional places [Mauboussin]Lots of great charts looking at the macro environment [Insecurity Analysis]The underappreciated role of luck in investing [Validea]Investors, look up from your algorithms [Daniel Arbess]Is there a new world debt crisis on the horizon? [World Economic Forum]The biggest mistakes bosses make when making decisions [WSJ]To boost the economy, let's first change how we measure it [Marketwatch]Profile [WSJ] How Best Buy ...
Tags: Finance, China, Bloomberg, Netflix, What We're Reading, World Economic Forum, Validea, Daniel Arbess, Mauboussin, Analytical Links, Harding Loevner, Insecurity Analysis


What We’re Reading–October 22-26

Candy corn, a very old sword, where to charge your electric car, a vanishing island and much more compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Would wearing blinders aid concentration in an open office?  Nope. Remove these items from your desk, pronto. Everything you want to know about candy corn. liz west/flickr/2006 Is your home haunted?  40% of people surveyed says their home might be haunted. . Finding a very old sword in a lake. No, it’s not the one from Monty...
Tags: Google, Nasa, Radio, Monty Python, What We're Reading, Anne Marie Siudzinski


What We're Reading ~ 10/24/18

Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments [Michael Batnick]Fortune's Future 50 list: companies with best prospects for long-term growth [Fortune]On shallow risk versus deep risk [A Wealth of Common Sense] On Netflix's pricing power [Intrinsic Investing]The quality of quantity at Netflix [FT Alphaville]The economic cycle that just won't end [Morningstar]Profile of businessman Tilman Fertitta [SBNation]Louis Vuitton, Chanel most valuable brands but Gucci is gaining [Business of ...
Tags: Amazon, Finance, India, US, Netflix, Gucci, What We're Reading, Economic Times, Tilman Fertitta, Analytical Links, Michael Batnick, Louis Vuitton Chanel


What We’re Reading–October 15-19

Star Wars scents, a hurricane-proof house, productivity tips, a shipping container Starbucks and much more compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. This way to Bob’s house. When should we put up the Halloween Christmas Tree ? How about the Twelfth of Never? Increase your productivity and focus with these tips from Fast Company. Inhale the officially licensed scents of Star Wars with these candles. A Starbucks in Taiwan built out of shipping containers.          ...
Tags: Taiwan, Radio, Starbucks, Bob, Pacific Ocean, Michael, What We're Reading, Anne Marie Siudzinski, Carroll Spinney