Musings from the CU Suite

Jul 07, 2023

Intestinal Fortitude; This Week's Reading Pile

Written by Anthony Demangone, Powered by NAFCU

I think we all know what we want to do.

We know what we are supposed to eat. How we should treat each other. The type of behavior we will accept. The exercise routine that is best for us. The need for thank you notes. The need to volunteer. The need to be kind. And sometimes the need to be firm.

I think the issue is intestinal fortitude.  Willpower. Consistency.  Regardless of the situation.

I wonder if we’d all be better off focusing on those things first, before we focus on what we should be doing. If you don’t follow through, why bother?

Enough of that rant!  On to this week’s reading pile. And as always, thank you for what you do! It matters.

  • No more Fridays. (BI)
  • Banking industry poised to consolidate at higher pace. (WSJ)
  • Suddenly, it looks like we’re in a golden age for medicine. (NYT)
  • Be sure to sign up for NAFCU and Gallagher's Executive Benefits webinar, which will take place Thursday, July 13th. (NAFCU)
  • Meta launches Thread – a rival to Twitter. (Axios)
  • Job openings drop $500k in May. (SHRM)
  • American states once awash in cash see their fortunes suddenly reversed. (Bloomberg)
  • Will AI make us dumb? (Shep Hyken)
  • Crispiness. (Godin)
  • Consumer bankruptcies have been brisk this year. (MSN)
  • The uneven effect of remote work, in one list. (NYT)
  • Topsy-turvy student loan battle means lenders need to re-educate themselves. (FB)
  • 100 customer experience stats for 2023. (Forbes)
  • Asking rent growth flat YOY. (Calculated Risk)

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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