Musings from the CU Suite

Apr 19, 2019

NAFCU's Weekend Reading Pile

Compiled by Anthony Demangone, Powered by NAFCU

I hope you enjoy these collections of articles.  As credit unions leaders, I know you have to keep your eyes on so many things. My hope is that at least one of these articles each week may make a difference in your day.

As always, let me know what you want to see, or not see, for that matter.

I know this week is special to different people for different reasons.  Happy Passover. Happy Easter. And for the kiddos, here's hoping the Easter Bunny pays a visit. 

Now, on to this week's reading pile!

- Anthony

  • I'm reading more articles about the middle class getting squeezed. Here's the latest. (BI)
  • Nine tips for financial marketers. (FB)
  • Two-thirds of American CFOs predict a recession by the summer of 2020, survey finds. (MarketWatchI'm always curious - does the prediction of a recession in some way lead to the recession? In other words, I think a recession is coming...time to tighten spending, etc. 
  • A nice way of looking at "sunk costs." The second bowl. (Godin)
  • Here comes the future. (Ritholtz)
  • A good point from one of my favorite econ blogs. Housing and recessions. (Calculated Risk)
  • An interesting story from another industry. What the grocer stores holding their own against Amazon are doing right. (HBR)
  • Competing with direct banks. (Financial Brand)
  • Two Central banks warn of financial risks due to climate change. (BBC)
  • Drones are not just toys. This one fires seeds to help restore forests. (FastCo)
  • Why service staff avoids taking ownership - and how to help them. (MyCustomer)
  • Are we too well-informed to be happy? (Wealth of Common Sense)