Reading Roundup for week ending 07/10/2015

Reading Roundup ParadiseCoastConsultingLLC.comWELCOME TO THE READING ROUNDUP for week ending July 10th, 2015

My favorite time of day is early morning with a cup of coffee and an electronic device, satisfying my information junkie tendencies.

Here are some of the things I read and experienced this week that I found compelling enough to share on social media.

WARNING: broad diversity of subject matter may lie ahead!

TRAINING

Like many of us, I’m self-taught when it comes to the vast majority of web technologies. While I don’t want to carry it TOO far (for instance – no interest in learning to code – I know, *GASP*), I feel the need to formalize my knowledge of WordPress. Need to look at the budget and the schedule, and figure out if WordCamp Tampa will be right for me.

RISK MANAGEMENT and ONLINE PRIVACY


A number of sobering conclusions about online privacy and risk management may be drawn from this article, both on the corporate level as well as on the personal level. Take-aways:

  • Snarky, work-related remarks that can be traced back to an employer pose a reputational risk for BOTH the employee and the employer.
  • Individuals should not assume that ANYTHING posted online or sent via instant message or email is truly private.

Even if your Facebook profile is locked up tight, a disgruntled “frenemy” can take a screen shot of your words and do whatever they wish with them. To my knowledge, no one has yet figured out how to make a screen capture of mental content. Some thoughts are best left inside your head.

RISK MANAGEMENT and SOCIAL MEDIA

Yes, we did know this day was coming. First sentence of page 4 of this 31-page epic: “The FFIEC [Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council] is proposing guidance to address the applicability of federal consumer protection and compliance laws, regulations, and policies to activities conducted via social media by banks, savings associations, and credit unions, as well as by nonbank entities supervised by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) (collectively, financial institutions).”   Understanding these requirements as they apply to the routine risk assessments I conduct is on my To Do list.

NATURE GEEK

Beneath the mailboxes, there is a bagworm moth hideaway #wildlife #naturalist #swfl A photo posted by Erin White (@whiteerinm) on

Second year in a row that a bagworm moth (Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis) has attached herself to the underside of the mailboxes in my condo complex. Females remain in their “bags” (larval cases) for life, and never progress beyond the wingless, eyeless worm stage. The “bag” is decorated with camouflage – bits and pieces of twigs, leaves, and pine needles bound together by silken thread. One of the coolest critters you’ll ever encounter!

PSYCHOLOGY

It has long been recognized that chemicals produced by our own bodies influence our moods; this is the reason there are pharmaceuticals designed to address mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. There are a variety of other ways to influence production of these chemicals besides just pouring on more chemicals. Mindfulness can address root cause in ways that pharmaceuticals never can. Here’s brief video that explains the concept of present-moment focus as a way to deflect anxiety.

#SWFL and Networking

I love where i live ❤️ #downtownfortmyers #swfl #IslandFindings A photo posted by Erin White (@whiteerinm) on


Business women in the Fort Myers area enjoy a monthly networking opportunity at Twisted Vine Bistro – Ladies Night!  There’s lots of  chatter, food, wine, and raffles from local businesses. Afterward, my friend Stacey and I headed up to the pool bar on top of Hotel Indigo to take in the sunset over the Caloosahatchee River. It was a real treat!

And finally, the work week is over. I’ll leave you with a shot of my Saturday morning brunch. Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

Saturday morning brunch; there’s vanilla vinaigrette on that salad! #eatrealfood #organic

A photo posted by Erin White (@whiteerinm) on

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