May 21 2008

Speaking of Change: A Selection of Speeches and Articles from Edward A. Filene

In the cooperative spirit, we have reprinted the book compiling the speeches and articles of Edward A. Filene as a benefit for all of our members. We believe that Mr. Filene’s words are as insightful and motivational today as they were in the 1930s. Enjoy!

Mr. Filene was generally recognized, even by those who disagreed with him, as an important influence not only in the economic but in the political, social and spiritual thought of the period of human history in which he lived. He is generally recognized as one of the founding fathers of the US credit union movement.

This collection of Mr. Filene’s speeches and articles provides an opportunity to explore the mind of one of America’s most profound thought leaders and businessmen. The ideas presented, whether social or economic, are enduring. They invite the reader to reflect on the chronic need for change and create an appreciation for Mr. Filene’s famous quote:

“Progress is the constant replacing of the best there is with something still better.”