Musings from the CU Suite

Aug 25, 2023

Joy; This Week's Reading Pile

Written by Anthony Demangone, Powered by NAFCU

Have you ever read something that touches you deeply? I was watching highlights of some late night show from years ago. An actor, from memory, recited the following quote. I had to look it up, and he had indeed nailed it, word for word.

I haven't read anything this beautiful in a while.

“This is the true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. Being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it what I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”

― George Bernard Shaw

And with that, please enjoy this week's reading pile

  • California sets their minimum wage for 2024. $16.0) (National Law Review)
  • Childcare prices are rising 2 times overall inflation. (WSJ)
  • Pay for new hires is dropping. (WSJ)
  • How to be someone’s best boss ever. (EblinGroup)
  • NYC plans to convert empty office buildings into 20,000 homes. (BI)
  • There is a pandemic small business boom. (Bloomberg)
  • Belief is contagious. (Godin)
  • Trader Joe’s: The Anti-Grocer. (SatPost)
  • A great interview with “World’s Happiest Man.” (NYT)

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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