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LAS VEGAS–A new podcast/videocast has been launched that seeks to that seeks to share insights from business leaders from across a number of industries, including credit unions. In the process, it also seeks to “kick some ass.”

BOSTON–Credit union pioneer Edward A. Filene celebrated a birthday last week, his 156th. In his honor,'s The Corner looks at three of his books, plus one biography.

CHICAGO–Football season has officially started, And with it football team head coaches will be championed as either great leaders or as pilloried as failures. In The Corner this week we highlight the former category with books by football coaches on leadership, life lessons, and more.

What is your number-one secret to productivity? That question was posed by Kevin Kruse, a contributor to Forbes, to 200 “ultra-productive people,” including 13 Olympians, 20 straight-A students and over 200 successful entrepreneurs. Kruse said that after analyzing all of their responses, he was able to organize their answers into 15 unique ideas.

CHICAGO–Are you completely burned out on politics as a result of this year’s races? Perhaps you were burned out before this year’s races even began. Don’t lose faith!

MADISON, Wis.–Still have some vacation planned for August? Perhaps a trip to the mountains to escape the heat, or to the beach to enjoy it? The Filene Research Institute is offering some reading recommendations.

With the Summer Olympic games starting later this week in Rio de Janeiro,’s The Corner offers four books with insights into the big business of the Olympics and the lessons offered in gold medal management.

Nearly everyone has heard the conventional wisdom that you have only a few seconds to make a good first impression. But what happens during those few seconds?

WICHITA, Kan. – Larry Damm, CEO at the $270-million Skyward Credit Union, has announced his retirement effective the end of September, 2016, after 18 years in the position. His career as a professional at the credit union, which serves current and former employees of Textron Aviation (Beechcraft and Cessna Aircraft Company) and members of their families, followed 17 years as a volunteer on the board or supervisory committee.