Musings from the CU Suite

Jun 09, 2023

A Sold Out Show; This Week's Reading Pile

Written by Anthony Demangone, Powered by NAFCU

Early this week, I attended a live performance of The Rest Is History Podcast.

The podcast is nothing more than two British historians chatting about…history. I’m sure many would find that boring. But I personally loved their 4-part discussion on the Falkland War.

Remember, I said I attended a live performance. That’s right – these historians have taken the show on the road, as they say. And in Washington, D.C., they sold out a 1,000-seat theater on a Monday night.

Anthony, what’s your point? If you expertly ply your trade, honor your audience, and consistently deliver value, there’s a market for you out there. Everyone has choices now. Be awesome, and a crowd will find you.

Sold out show
1,000+ looking in live.

Now, on to this week’s reading pile!

  • The 10 best YouTube channels for finance. (Entrepreneur) Many CUs work do similar things in the social media space. Why not check out the best, and see what you can incorporate in your own shop?
  • Today, more money is being invested into solar than oil production. (MIT Technology Review)
  • Bought or sold. (Godin)
  • The worst housing affordability ever? (AWOCS)
  • Behavioral Scientist’s Summer 2023 Summer Book List. (Behavioral Scientist)
  • Truist plays long game wit h gamified mobile app to boost deposits. (FB)
  • Could 6% to 7% 30-year mortgage rates be the new normal? (Calculated Risk)
  • An interview question that predicts how someone will lead. (Leadership Freak) Simple, yet brilliant.

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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