Musings from the CU Suite

Nov 05, 2021

Your NAFCU Weekend Reading Pile

Compiled by Anthony Demangone, Powered by NAFCU

There are a lot of variables out there. It is amazing when you think about it. Recent elections, the
economy, changing workplace, COVID-19, changing technology, the Fed…and the list goes on.

When facing these situations, I always think of this simple Venn diagram. Where do you focus efforts? The small slice in the middle.

Venn Diagram

I hope that helps you as much as it does me. Now…on to this week’s reading pile.

  • One economist believes the labor shortage will end soon. (BI)
  • The simple but difficult marketing flip. (Godin)
  • Here’s how companies are responding to the “great resignation.” (SHRM)
  • 2022 Housing Forecasts: First Look. (Calculated Risk)
  • You want people to take ownership – but how? (Leadership Freak)
  • NAFCU’s 2022 conference line-up is set! (NAFCU)
  • If everyone hates meetings, why do we have so many of them? (No Stupid Questions. This is a podcast. Interesting data on meetings and human interactions. For example, people’s favorite meeting size? Two. Also, the 8, 18, 1,800 rule. Plus, are you aware of the maker/manager disconnect?) And here’s an article that talks more about meetings, including one company that pretty much banned them. (BBC)
  • 37-year-olds are afraid of the 23-year-olds who work for them. (NYT)
  • Netflix adds gaming to its portfolio. (Tech Advisor)
  • Was the office always this distracting? Get ruthless about your productivity now. (WSJ)
  • This is not the 1970s. (
  • An amazing read about how complicated problems can be. In this case, supply chain issues. (Medium)

Have a great weekend! And make it count!  I'll be hanging with some college friends as my Nittany Lions take on the Terps from Maryland.

- Anthony

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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