Links I Love: January 17, 2021

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER / BUSINESS What to Do After a Final-Round Job Interview. (Harvard Business Journal) Employers Can Require Workers to Get Covid-19 Vaccine, U.S. Says. (New York Times) 6 Predictions For Amazon In 2021, And How They Will Play Out For Retail Brands. (Forbes) The Impact of COVID and the Rise of {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Lazy Weekend at Home

Although this was my first week back at work after the holiday break, it was a short week for me… stressful! But because there hadn’t been much terrain open at Beaver Creek in December when I first went for training, we were asked to come back for two days of follow up training, focused around levels and terrain progression (i.e., which trails are appropriate for which levels of students and which order should you progress students from one trail to {Read More}

What I Read in December 2020

I only read seven books in December – a bit less than the pace I was hitting earlier in the year, especially since I had a vacation at the end (though I spent it teaching skiing instead of purely relaxing). But that still means I read 101 books in 2020, which is one more than my goal of reading 100! This is the first year since 2017 that I’ve hit my goal, and I’m hoping I can keep up the {Read More}

Links I Love: January 10, 2021

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER / BUSINESS 7 Ways to Overcome Your Employees’ Back-to-the-Office Jitters. (Under 30 CEO) The Year of Working Remotely: What Companies Have Learned, and What’s Next?. (Skift) U.S. needs more warehouses to handle record returns this holiday and in coming years, CBRE says. (CNBC) Covid-19: How Retailers Pivoted for 2020’s Demands. {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Happy New Year!

Although my consulting firm had our holiday shutdown and I was technically off work all week, I had a different kind of work scheduled – ski instructing at Beaver Creek! I had an absolutely amazing time teaching seven classes, mostly levels 4 and 5 (linking turns and getting parallel on easy blue terrain), and even ended up with a high-ranking political official in one of my classes! (No, not Mike Pence, though he was apparently skiing in Beaver Creek all {Read More}

Links I Love: January 3, 2021

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER / BUSINESS Making Bar Trivia Virtual. (New York Times) What happened to plus-size?. (Vogue Business) David’s Bridal CEO says wedding dress demand is resilient even as Covid forces smaller celebrations. (CNBC) The Pandemic Isn’t Setting Back Feminism. (Time) Goodbye, Blazers; Hello, ‘Coatigans.’ Women Adjust Attire to Work at Home.. (New {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Christmas 2020

While Thanksgiving was a bit of a letdown compared to my normal big gathering of friends and family, I’ve been used to having a small Christmas since I was a kid. Growing up, we didn’t have any family that lived close by, so most Christmases were spent just me and my parents. However, in Poland, the big celebration is actually on Christmas Eve (Wigilia) rather than on Christmas Day. If I’m honest, I used to hate the tradition of Wigilia {Read More}

What I Read in November 2020

Whoops, totally missed getting this posted sooner! I only read five books in November, but that still puts me well ahead of pace to hit 100 books this year. While many of my goals have changed this year due to COVID19, I’m thrilled that my 100 book goal is one that I am definitely going to hit. 4 stars: Christmas at the Island Hotel, by Jenny Colgan: I hadn’t read the Mure books in a little while, but Jenny Colgan {Read More}

Links I Love: December 27, 2020

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER / BUSINESS How pastel-colored cookware took over your Instagram feed. (Vox) We Asked: Why Does Oreo Keep Releasing New Flavors?. (New York Times) Untapped: How grocers are growing their private label alcohol assortment. (Grocery Dive) Chipotle will not require its employees to get the coronavirus vaccine. (CNBC) Sweetgreen Will Open {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Getting Into the Christmas Spirit

This year I’ve been very late in getting ready for Christmas. I normally put my tree and Christmas decorations up on Black Friday; this year, I delayed and delayed and finally put my (bare) tree up about a week ago. But this weekend, it was time to amp up and get in the holiday spirit! Work this week helped, with not just one but two (virtual) team happy hours on Thursday that helped me start getting excited for the break. {Read More}