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Slow Innovation

Slow Innovation

Some innovations spread as if by magic; others take decades. Atul Gawande's analysis of why in this New Yorker article is fantastic. If you've got time, there are more than a handful of nuggests in here about spreading innovation. My top four takeaways: An innovation will succeed more quickly when...

Welcoming New Research Council Members

This month, we’re welcoming Linda Bodie of Element Federal Credit Union, Bob Morgan of NorthCountry Federal Credit Union, and Eileen Rivera of SkyOne Federal Credit Union to our research council. Linda, Bob, and Eileen join 35 other CEOs from credit unions across the United States and Canada currently serving as members of Filene’s research council.

Recap: Content Marketing and Social Media Strategy Webinar

Building engagement and business results through social media requires regular outreach as well as content creation and curation. Yesterday, we partnered with QUEsocial to talk with credit unions about effective approaches to leveraging content marketing in social media strategies.

The Great Credit Race (i3 Project Update)

The Great Credit Race (i3 Project Update)

Quick, what's your credit score? OK, since you are reading this blog, you are probably a consumer finance geek, so you are not in the demographic an i3 group had in mind when building an idea called The Great Credit Race. 

Does Innovation Matter ?

Does Innovation Matter ?

Paul Volcker, former Federal Reserve Chairman, once said, “I wish someone would give me one shred of neutral evidence that financial innovation has led to economic growth — one shred of evidence.”

5 Things I Learned About Cooperative Banks

5 Things I Learned About Cooperative Banks

Last week, I had the unique opportunity to participate in a discussion on international cooperative banking systems and structure with the good folks at CIBP. Here are 5 things I learned during yesterday’s call: