Musings from the CU Suite

Your NAFCU Weekend Reading Pile

Compiled by Anthony Demangone.  Powered by NAFCU

On our way back from dropping off a kid at sleep-away camp, we needed some gas. We stopped at one of those gas stations that have a fast-food restaurant and convenience store attached.  I wasn’t expecting much.

Well. They had rocking chairs out on a front porch of the store.  They had a gazebo over on one side with chairs and a table.  There was an area for pets with disposable waste baskets and a fountain for water. The convenience store was wonderful. They were selling fudge and freshly-baked goods. The bathrooms were clean as a whistle. The staff was friendly.

I think every stop along the highway could be like this, but very, very few are.

Food for thought.

Now, on to this week’s reading pile.

  • The five best four-letter words leaders can practice today. (Leadership Freak)
  • 11 finance experts predict big changes coming to the banking industry. (Forbes)
  • A trucking company is offering a $15k signing bonus. (BI)
  • What people want from their mobile app. (FB)
  • How FIs can build their future workplace, today. (McKinsey)
  • Some economists are looking for a productivity boom due to AI and robots. (WaPost)
  • What problem are we solving? (Godin)
  • The “Buy Now, Pay Later” problem for FIs. (FB)
  • Rural America is gearing up for a generation of change. (AustinVernon)

Have a great weekend, everyone.

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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