Musings from the CU Suite

Nov 12, 2021

Your NAFCU Weekend Reading Pile

Compiled by Anthony Demangone, Powered by NAFCU

The fall foliage in Northern Virginia has hit its peak. To see the hues of orange, yellow and red against a bright blue sky is some of God’s best artwork.


Here is your weekly reading pile. Enjoy it, and if I missed anything, shoot me a note.

  • Robotruck startup Gatik making delivery runs for Walmart without humans at the wheel. (Forbes) A disruption of jobs. Fewer delivery jobs, more AI/Robotic jobs.
  • Ikea to bump pay and benefits. (BI)
  • What commute in a car-free city might be like. (WSJ)
  • Interesting architecture of “living streets” prevents flooding. (FastCo)
  • MasterCard CMO: Why traditional FI marketing is failing. (FB)
  • A fast answer, or the right answer. (Shep Hyken)
  • The chip that could transform computing. (NYT) Comes off a bit as an ad for Apple, but for me, it was a reminder of how our tools keep getting faster and better. You don’t hear about these advances, but they matter a lot, IMHO.
  • Some thoughts on inflation. (A Wealth of Common Sense)
  • 7 Things to read about Bitcoin. (Matt Huang) A collection of articles to help understand Bitcoin.
  • Why we still don’t have enough computer chips. (Slate)
  • Optimism is a tool. (Godin)
  • Rise of BNPL raises thorny questions. (FB)

Have a wonderful weekend. Especially all you Veterans out there.

-          Anthony

Reading in the Fall
Enjoy this weekend's reading pile!

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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