Musings from the CU Suite

Oct 14, 2022

Your NAFCU Weekend Reading Pile

Compiled by Anthony Demangone, Powered by NAFCU

You know I enjoy sports. There are things I absolutely love about a sport’s season.

You start fresh. Last year may have stunk, but you wipe off the dirt and grime, and get back at it. And on day one, everyone is tied for first place.

I’ve always tried to start each work year with that same feeling, but it is tough. Days roll into weeks that roll into months. The calendar keeps moving. Maybe I’ll start referring to 2023 as our upcoming season!

But one thing about sports doesn’t translate well. At least for me. There’s only one true winner each season in many team sports. If you lose the Super Bowl, you are dejected.

But in business, there is more than enough room for more than one winner in most areas.

Of course, I likely have sports on the brain because my Nittany Lions are taking on the Michigan Wolverines this Saturday. I have two wonderful colleagues that fell victim to becoming Michigan fans, and they seem to feel like they will win. I have a different point of view. And like I mentioned above, there will only be room for one of us to be right.

Now, on to this week’s reading pile. We are…

  •  World’s whitest paint is coming for cars, planes and spacecraft. (FastCo)
  • The best way to solve a labor shortage is with labor. (Stay at home Macro)
  • Consumers want brands that are fun. (PR Say)
  • What does an office mean? (Bloomberg)
  • Without reservations. (Godin)
  • Everything you thought you knew about digital banking sales is wrong. (FB)
  • Taking stock with teens. (Piper Sandler)
  • 2023 COLA adjustment is 8.7% (Calculated Risk)
  • The best social medial channels for customer service. (Shep Hyken)
  • Companies hoarding workers may be good news for the economy. (NYT)

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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