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Skeptic 2.0

I don’t know whether it was the great conversation that was getting started, the blinding lights on stage, or the sweet smell of Ron Shevlin, but I hopped off stage last Thursday without addressing Skeptic 2.0. Well let’s get into it now.

Objective #1: Keep writing and write more

The attitude around my unveiling has reinforced my resolve to make this blog happen, even without anonymity. I’d like to post once a week which would double my pace from last year. This industry has never left me short of topics, it’s time to start taking on more of them.

Objective #2: Allow you to unleash your inner Skeptic

I’ve already posted one and been approach by another member of the CU community that would like to post a guest article under a veil of anonymity. I wanted to make this kind of sharing easier and more anonymous so I setup a form over at Your Inner Skeptic for just this type of submission. I look forward to helping you share your observations with the CU world.

Objective #3: Start changing this thing from the inside out

I’m looking for a credit union to join. More than that, I’m looking for a credit union to join and a board to run for. More than that, I’m looking for others that want to do the same. (Or have already done the same.)

If you want me at your CU, or on your Board, let me know.

If you’ve been considering something similar and are ready to get this thing rolling, let me know.

If you’re on a board and reading this…well hi Ginny…any advice?


I told you this was only the beginning….


Presentation Reflection

First up, I promised the slides so here they are. Not sure how much they’ll help: 2008_symposium_skeptic_pdf

Also the links to the Filene Research I referenced: Employee Perceptions of Credit Unions and Why Choose a Credit Union? An Ethnographic Study of Member Behaviour

A few other notes, appologies, etc after watching the video myself:

  • I referred to the second Filene Research Study (Why Choose a CU) as “recent” when in fact it was released in September….2007. I sincerely apologize for the inaccuracy. It’s still fairly recent as far as research goes.
  • In the same vein, I casually referred to George Hofheimer as ‘George.’ The Chief Research Officer at Filene probably deserves a little more respect from someone he’s never met. Once again, sincerest apologies.
  • There are a few times I used the word bank when I meant credit union. Sometimes even my mouth doesn’t know the difference. 😉

Feel free to email me any other criticisms you wish or, if it’s something you think is worth a public lashing, go ahead and let me have it in the comments.

Thanks again to Doug True and Forum Solutions for inviting me to share my message. Also thanks to everyone who has sent positive tweets, blog posts, and comments my way.

Kum-ba-ya Over. 😉

I have a real name ;)

These last few days have worn me out, but I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who made the Reveal at the Partnership Symposium be a truly great experience.

In case you missed it, you can find it here:

I’ll have the slides up (with sources) by Monday morning!

Thanks again, and don’t worry, this isn’t the end. I’m just getting started.