Posts Tagged ‘Michael Murdoch’

On leaving

On leaving

Pulling into the lot for the last time – into the same parking spot I’d been utilizing for nearly six years – seemed fine. Collecting the last of my books from the office shelf was simple [...]

Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads

Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads

A young credit union executive is reviewing the day’s calendar, swiping the integrated holograms projecting from the dash of her self-driving vehicle. She closes out a popup ad for a new, contactless gaming implant ([...]

Cooperate today, this instant, right now

Cooperate today, this instant, right now

The largest credit union by asset size and in membership currently sits at $111,986,000,000 and 10.8 million respectively. This behemoth of a shop is uber-deserving of kudos, with an endless supply [...]

Scary stories to tell in ALCO: The scam

Scary stories to tell in ALCO: The scam

The following is based on true events. It was a dark and stormy night. The Bank of America customer stood in her kitchen humming to herself as she washed that evening’s dishes. All was [...]

To fee or not to fee, that is the question

To fee or not to fee, that is the question

The two options are never equitably and successfully balanced, because at the end of the day, they’re very different efforts. Yet the pair are so braided within and amongst the strategies of most financial [...]

It’s not you. It’s me, Zoom.

It’s not you. It’s me, Zoom.

Zoom fatigue. You feel it. I feel it. It’s been over a year of working from home and virtual meetings have all but replaced office visits. And are you noticing how exhausted you seem [...]

Celebrate Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month

In 1915, Dr. Carter G. Woodson and a handful of prominent African-Americans, began the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). In 1926, Dr. Woodson and the ASALH sponsored a national “[...]

Yakety Yak (Should you talk back??)

Yakety Yak (Should you talk back??)

I was barely paying attention to the lights, and the music, and the way Troy Stang swayed there. Nor did I follow the magical person who read to our 500 strong audience, about her experience, [...]

Don’t be racist

Don’t be racist

A statement without action may as well support racism, may as well keep it breathing—when black lives beneath the knees of white police officers cannot—as we recall that most institutions in the United [...]

Voicing the voiceless

Voicing the voiceless

I’ve heard it said that to have a voice is to have power, because without it is to be unheard, discounted.  Imagine yearning, no, needing to be heard from the void, only to be [...]

Practice DEI or do not. There is no try.

Practice DEI or do not. There is no try.

The diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) confluence reflects an inimitable powerhouse of magic, repeatedly ignored, attacked, untapped, and unheard. Do you agree? Our movement is certainly not homogenous – we’re built on the beliefs, desires, [...]

Someone’s hero

Someone’s hero

December 7th of our most recent year past marks the 78th anniversary of a date that will live in infamy, to use words of the very man who signed into law the Federal Credit Union [...]

Miss Rose

Miss Rose

Rose, “Miss Rose”, attended every financial education seminar hosted at the Credit Union that year (and we hosted many). Regardless the topic, she listened intently, keen on participation, keen on positivity.  One day, following a [...]

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