The latest from Anthony Demangone

- by Anthony Demangone, NAFCU

How smart leaders answer dumb questions

“This might be a dumb question…” We’ve heard that before.  Usually, it is uttered by a new-comer.  Someone new to the board, or to the ...

- by Anthony Demangone, NAFCU

The blessing of pending doom

All companies do well.  Until they don’t.  Most companies form around an idea.  That idea solves a problem. And people will pay for that solution. But time marches ...

- by Anthony Demangone, NAFCU

The Big Short and a big reminder

The email came in. “Strange. Dan is supposed to be flying,” I thought to myself. The Dan I reference is Dan Berger, NAFCU’s CEO. And yes, he was flying. ...

- by Anthony Demangone, NAFCU

10 irrefutable laws of management

My father majored in math, with a minor in physics.  If you know my father, you wouldn’t be surprised.  He loves order.  He’s neat.  He detests ...

- by Anthony Demangone, NAFCU

Credit unions, pull that trigger!

The problem with decisions is knowing when to pull the trigger. We live in a world where there’s always another article to read. Another chart to decipher. Another ...

- by Anthony Demangone, NAFCU

Keep calm and follow the rules

It has been a few years since I practiced law formally. I use my law degree, however, on a daily basis. There’s a great deal of misinformation about the ...

- by Anthony Demangone, NAFCU

There is no free lunch

One of these days, I need to write down some life lessons for Kate and Briggs. When they leave for college (both on scholarship, mind you), I’ll hand ...

- by Anthony Demangone, NAFCU

Credit unions, email isn’t going away!

For all I gripe about email, it is a powerful tool that is here to stay. At least for a while. That being said, even the best tools have their ...