Written by Anthony Demangone
Well, we made it through another week. Here's the best of my reading pile, folks. Enjoy.
- I'll let this speak for itself. CFPB Staff Evaluations show sharp racial disparities. (American Banker.)
- Not to say we told you so, but...Regulations are killing bank branches in small towns. (USA Today.)
- I wonder why this took so long. Target executive resigns after breach. (NYT.)
- Large banks versus small banks? No contest. H/T to Chuck Bruen. Need more? How are small banks faring under Dodd-Frank. Just as you thought they would. (Mercatus Center.)
- Fascinating. Explore 60 years of budget deficits in one chart. (Washington Post.)
- 100 great ideas. (The Federal Credit Union. If you're a NAFCU member, you should have just received the hard copy.)
- The one question every CEO needs to answer. (Forbes.)
- Back in the U.S.S.R? Hmmm. (Reformed Broker.)
- Buffets shareholder letter is the best. (WSJ)
- Radio Shack to close 1,100 stores. (CNN Money.) Sort of related...Today's iPhone is more useful than $3,000 worth of gadgets from a 1991 Radio Shack. (Washington Post.)
- Google is betting on robots. (The Guardian.)
- What directors think. Neat study. (Boardmember.com.)
- The first leap. (Godin.)
- I need to read this every day. Ugh. 15 ways to help without getting in the way. (Leadership Freak.)
Upcoming events at THE National Association of Federal Credit Unions.
- Bruce Jolly, credit union attorney extraordinaire, will lead a March 27 webcast diving into the legal ramifications of the Target Breach. I saw him discuss this at a dinner, and it was good stuff, people. Learn more here.
- More than 150 credit union compliance peeps will gather near Washington, D.C. next week for one of the best conferences out there. NAFCU's Regulatory Compliance School.
- In May, I'll speak and MC NAFCU's Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee Conference in Maui. Holler if you are sending someone, or if you are going yourself. The first cup of delicious Hawaiian Coffee is on me.