Musings from the CU Suite

NAFCU Weekend Reading Pile

Compiled by Anthony Demangone, Powered by NAFCU

Wish me luck tomorrow.  I'll be riding a dirt bike for the first time ever. 

I originally signed just Briggs up the class (a dirt bike boot camp). But a few friends said I would be missing out on sharing the experience with Briggs, not to mention learning how to ride a dirt bike. I wasn't sure.  But ultimately, I had to agree. 

They were right. Life is about experiences and trying new things that stretch us. It pushes us into a new box.  And that new box is larger, giving us better perspective. 

So, as you read these articles this weekend, think good thoughts. And if I survive, you'll hear from me next week!

Now, on to this week's reading pile!

  • NAFCU economist expects steady GDP growth in 2020. (NAFCU Today)
  • Is the future still bright? (Calculated Risk)
  • Deep connection. (Godin)
  • Perspectives on E-Commerce. (Ritholtz)
  • NAFCU has updated its Marijuana Banking Issue Brief. (NAFCU)
  • Freddie Mac predicts lower rates in the next two years. (Mortgage News Daily)
  • 670 years of interest rate history. (Ritholtz)
  • The fastest growing brands of 2019. (Morning Consult)
  • A measure of manufacturing activity dropped in November. (Calculated Risk)
  • 90,000 packages go missing in New York City. Every day. (NYT)
Dirt Bike

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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