Musings from the CU Suite

Nov 10, 2023

Veteran's Day; This Week's Reading Pile

Written by Anthony Demangone, Powered by NAFCU

President Wilson established what is now known as Veteran’s Day in 1919. It makes sense, even down to the date – November 11th. World War One was the war to end all wars. And the fighting stopped on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

In 1919, the events in Europe were fresh in everyone’s mind. Today, the First World War is remembered, but I doubt many could name the major battles.  Time marches on. The Second World War. Korea. Vietnam. Iraq. Afghanistan.

Perhaps it is life, but it can seem that days, months and even years can fly by without stopping to think and connect. To think about the why.

So on Veteran’s Day, pause a moment and reflect on what it must have been like to be far from home in the armed services. Whether in 1918, 1944, 1952, 1967,  2004 or 2017. And say thanks.

  • The Great Resignation may be over, but now we’re on to the Great Gloom. (FastCo)
  • Social media may make us feel worse about the economy than we would have otherwise. (Bloomberg)
  • It never gets easier. (Of Dollars and Data) Give yourself 10 minutes and read this.
  • Mortgage rates drop. (BI)
  • We used to do that. (Godin)
  • Top marketing challenges for Fis in 2024. (FB)
  • JPMorgan Chase is approaching $4 trillion in assets. (American Banker)
  • Just what is customer “mental load?” (FastCo)
  • Does limiting Airbnb decrease rent? Maybe. (BI)
  • The customer hierarchy of needs. (Shep Hyken)
  • The story of how a small-town bank boosted its video views on social media by 800%. (FB)

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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