Musings from the CU Suite

History and Fog; This Week's Reading PIle

Written by Anthony Demangone, Powered by NAFCU

I’m a huge fan of history. I’m from the school of thought that says if you want to understand today, you must understand the path that got us here.

Lately, I’ve been listening to American History Tellers. As a history fan, I sometimes believe I have a great grasp of the past. Well, I don’t.  As I listen, I am reminded how little I really understand. Things that were black and white in my mind turn out to be gray. Or green. Maybe bright pink!

And that got me thinking. If that is true for history, it likely is true for things happening today. I need to remind myself that I likely don’t understand things I’m looking at right now. I need to seek to understand, ask questions and gather info before I judge things too quickly.

And with that, I’ll hop off my soap box. Enjoy this week’s reading pile.

  • The age of doom.  (Infinite Scroll)
  • What happens after a 20% up year in the stock market? (AWOCS)
  • A lot of things are getting cheaper. Here’s why you probably haven’t noticed. (BI)
  • Elegant and classy. (Godin) Eight marketing maxims. (Godin)
  • Rethinking cement. (FreeThink)
  • The fastest growing demographic in the workforce? People over 75. (Forbes)
  • Must be great to be Taylor Swift. To be young, in shape, etc.  Baloney! Read this article on how celebrities get in shape for tours. As you might guess, it is a ton of hard work. (Guardian)

About the Author

Anthony Demangone, Executive Vice President and COO, NAFCU

Anthony Demangone, NCCO is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at NAFCU, where he oversees day-to-day operations and manages the association's education, marketing, membership, human resources, building facilities, finance and information technology functions. He also authors NAFCU's executive blog, Musings from the CU Suite and co-authored "Managing and Leading Well," a book for credit union leaders, with NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger.

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