Musings from the CU Suite

Jan 20, 2023

Your NAFCU Weekend Reading Pile

Written by Anthony Demangone, Powered by NAFCU

Perhaps it is the fact that I am now 51.

Recently, I’ve been thinking about time differently. It is the ultimate currency.  All of us have it to spend – 24 hours a day.

When I was 24, time seemed limitless. Now, I see the scarcity in it all.

With kids, a spouse, parents, pets, a job, my Nittany Lions – you get the idea – time is tight.

This isn’t a melancholy POV. More a thought that hours are a gift. And I need to spend them where it matters most.

Now – on to this week’s reading pile!

  • More than 40% of CEOs now expect business conditions to improve over the course of the next 12 months. (Chief Executive) NAFCU member are slightly optimistic according to January data in our CU Sentiment Index, although the reading dropped this month. (NAFCU Member Only) The index is updated monthly.
  • Pretty cool article on how office design matters. (FastCompany)
  • Disney wants workers back in the office. (SHRM)
  • The Angel’s in the Details. The Importance of Well-Drafted Board Minutes. (Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance)
  • Top consumer trends that will change retail in 2023. (Forbes)
  • Why inflation has been falling. (Ritholtz)
  • Digital banking readiness is top priority in 2023. (FB)
  • December housing starts: Record number of housing units under construction. (Calculated Risk)
  • Spend your time intentionally. (Zen Habits)

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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