Musings from the CU Suite

Your Credit Union Weekend Reading Pile, Powered by NAFCU

Compiled by Anthony Demangone

I was driving down the road recently when Briggs yelled out from the back seat.

"Alexa - did the Nationals win last night?"

Silence.

I had to tell Briggs that Alexa didn't work in our car. He didn't miss a beat.

"Then we need a new car."

Hmmm.

Now, on to this week's reading pile. 

  • Lending Club tanks after getting slammed for allegedly misleading customers. (MI)
  • In Detroit, a man threatens to jump from an overpass. Thirteen truckers refuse to let that happen. This is the good stuff! (WashPost)
  • Amazon is starting in-car deliveries. (WSJ)
  • We need your help. Please participate in the 2018 Credit Union Leadership Survey. It is anonymous and takes about 3 minutes. (Survey)
  • Consumer confidence is at an 18-year-high. (MW)
  • New-home sales in West cause surprising housing surge in March. (NAFCU Today)
  • Inside Southwest Airlines after disaster struck. (WSJ)
  • The top four most common ages in the U.S. are 26, 27, 25 and 28. (Calculated Risk)
  • There are more Americans with Amazon Prime (64%) than there are Americans who voted in 2016. (Ritholtz)
  • How big is wind power? This NYT article and video may blow your mind. (NYT)
  • Amazon's 2017 Letter to Shareholders. "One thing I love about customers is that they are divinely discontent. Their expectations are never static – they go up. It’s human nature. We didn’t ascend from our hunter-gatherer days by being satisfied. People have a voracious appetite for a better way, and yesterday’s ‘wow’ quickly becomes today’s ‘ordinary’." (DayOne)

 

One of these two people thinks the Demangone Clan needs a new car. The other is worried about paying for college and thinks the car is fine.
One of these two people thinks the Demangone Clan needs a new car. The other is worried about paying for college and thinks the car is fine. 

 

About the Author

Anthony Demangone, Executive Vice President and COO, NAFCU

Anthony DemangoneAnthony 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.

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