CUInsight Weekly Minute with Robbie Young – December 16, 2021

Our favorites from the week in sixty seconds.

Welcome to the CUInsight Minute, sixty seconds from our Associate Publisher Robbie Young with our favorite reads from the week.


Traditions and customs – Why they matter


Throughout my Air Force career, I saw many changes that have had a profound impact on the way our Air Force flies, fights, and wins. At the time, I didn’t think much of these changes as they appeared to be “adapting to modern times” or “getting rid of the old ways” in the hope that somehow operations would improve. As I look back, none of these promises did much to advance the service and, in some ways, they degraded unit cohesiveness at all levels of command. (read more)

Thought leadership and global change begins with one single step


“Every journey begins with a single step. Some journeys are harder – much harder than others. This is why these are the most memorable.” – Lois Kitsch, Co-Founder of CUDifference

In October of 2022, I will be joining nine other Americans who plan to scale the highest peak in Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro – also affectionately known as Kili. Having done this once before in 2007, I know that this is no easy task. Joining us and rounding out our international climbing team are climbers from the UK, Germany, Canada, Kenya, the Gambia and Ghana. People who know me have asked me why are you doing this? Caroline Willard, President of the Cornerstone League and a member of the Climb Team says it perfectly, “This climb blends two of my greatest passions exploration and travel along with credit unions and getting to live at the intersection of these two things is pretty remarkable”. (read more)

Top 10 reasons why CUs under $800M need Cuery

by Aux

Unlike anything else in the market, Cuery, brought to you by collaborative CUSO Aux, is a robust data analytics solution that was designed specifically for small and mid-sized credit unions. Cuery is both affordable and scalable to your credit union’s size while being totally comprehensive. Think of it as the best of both worlds.

Cuery can help you dive into the waters of data analytics and swim like a pro: it provides deep and revenue-generating member insights, with easy-to-use dashboards for your whole team, and equips your credit union with a data analytics program (including experts!) that you can afford. (read more)

Robbie Young

Robbie Young

Robbie Young is VP of Strategic Growth at, the leading digital trade publication for the credit union ecosystem. Robbie is a CUDE (May 2022, otherwise known as the ... Web: Details