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A Cure for Headaches

A Cure for Headaches

These are times of rapid change in our industry, and Filene developed its Center for Organizational Entrepreneurship specifically to help credit unions navigate this era of disruption. Last week I was fortunate to attend the Center's research colloquium held at Harvard.

I wasn’t counting, but during the first hour alone I heard the word “disruption” more times than I have toes. I began to wonder if we were casually overusing the term? But no, disruption is real. Disruption is now. And we have something to help with your headaches over it.

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If Only I Had Known…A Tale of Debt Dragons and the Heroes that Beat it

If Only I Had Known…A Tale of Debt Dragons and the Heroes that Beat it

A day spent observing seniors in a high school test-run, the Debt Dragon tool helps better understand what their student debt totals would be based on their choices in schools, lifestyles and scholarships was eye-opening. Realizing now what I didn't know then was a bit frustrating, but seeing how Debt Dragon could help countless others in my shoes a few years earlier makes me proud of the credit unions that are innovativing with this tool.

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Is the Next Game Changer Stuck in Your Head?

Is the Next Game Changer Stuck in Your Head?

It’s a cliché and overused buzzword – game changer – but to be fair, it accurately describes what I’m talking about here.

Merriam-Webster defines ‘game changer’ as “a newly introduced element or factor that changes an existing situation or activity in a significant way.” It's exciting to think about what will be the start of the next big change. It's probably already in your head right now.  

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