Musings from the CU Suite

NAFCU's Weekend Reading Pile

Compiled by Anthony Demangone, Powered by NAFCU

Consuming entertainment is a personal thing. Everyone has their show. So I always hesitate to make a personal recommendation. But not today.

Ted Lasso. Hear me now. Believe me later. It is a beautiful story of kindness, leadership, authenticity, and soccer - not necessarily in that order. Watch it. Love it. Live it.

Now...on to this weekend's reading pile.

  • Amazon is hiring 3,000 workers to focus on Alexa, services, and Amazon Pharmacy. I'm sure pharmacists groaned as they read this story. But this is a good reminder that firms are always trying new lanes. Financial services is just one of them. A reminder to always keep pushing forward. (Entrepreneur)
  • Tim Cook thinks privacy is going to be one of the two big stories of this century. If he's right, that has huge implications for credit unions. (FC)
  • At NAFCU, advocacy is job one. Here's an article where NAFCU President Dan Berger talks about how relationship building plays into effective advocacy. With a new administration, new Senate Committee Chairs, a new NCUA Chair - there will be the possibility of massive change. NAFCU is on that wall, fighting for you. (NAFCU Today)
  • The office as we know it is over. (FC) I'm not predicting the future of offices, but some of these predictions very well may come true. Certainly something to monitor!
  • Your big idea. (Godin)
  • Tim Ferriss' podcast with Jerry Seinfeld is...simply fantastic. (TTFS)
  • Best book I've read recently? Atomic Habits.  Good stuff. (Amazon)

Well, that's enough for today. The weekend is upon us - make it count!

And if you ever need anything from me, or NAFCU - just say the word.

- 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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