Reconn Radio: Podcast #31 – 10/27/14

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The Scary, Love-Continues-to-Rule Issue: Markets, Operations, and Financials

I couldn’t help myself. The word love appears again. Be it your markets, your organization and operations, or your financial outcomes, love continues to rule. Jump into the mix, into the fray. Don’t squander a moment of time in living up to your plan. Cover all the bases. Markets. Operations. Financials.

Mwahahahahaa! (That was for effect.)

 

 

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Reconn Radio: Podcast #29 – Week ending 10/03/14

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The “Torture That You Love” Issue. It’s not so bad.

There are some folks in life that have it because they want it. There are others in life that have IT because they know no other way. They struggle and they love it. Their steadiness in the face of adversity and success, their focus on the now, and their flexibility in the moment when integrity calls is certainly admirable, and sometimes award-winning. The funny thing is they don’t even know they’re on a pedestal. They just keep on working.

In this week’s podcast, we discuss not only the challenges of life and how to handle them, but also the challenges of the economy, including the NASDAQ bank index, the DJIA, and last week’s mixed economic news. We also include a killer quote from Jerry Seinfeld, and, oh yes, a reminder to stretch.

 

 

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Reconn Radio: Podcast #28 – Week ending 09/26/14

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The Good Bankers Issue: New Banking and a New Europe

Where have all the good bankers gone? To the Caymans? No, I don’t think so. With the changing environment, there is still a need for good bankers practicing aggressive goodness. And what does that have to do with Europe? No much really. However, some parallels can be drawn. The old Europe, particularly its eastern fringe, remained burden with regulation, if not despotism, well into the early 90′s and early 2000′s. Let’s not get crazy with banking, all ye good bankers out there. So, sit back, listen, and enjoy.

 

 

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Reconn Radio: Podcast #27 – Week ending 08/22/14

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The All-Kinds-of-Respect Issue: It’s not me, it’s them, and another Midnight Run

What does your grand opus look like? How much of it is really yours? This week, we pay respect to those that have gone before us and consider those that will come after us. The movies. Yes, the movies. Midnight Run is on our minds this week. We neglect thinking before taking action. I understand in moments of craziness and emergency, thinking is an obstacle we don’t need. Otherwise, thinking caps on. And, believe it or not, Labor Day is almost here.

 

 

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Reconn Radio: Podcast #26 – Week ending 08/15/14

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The Return from Summer Issue: Strategic planning with purpose, the wobbly economy, and goodbye, Mr. Williams

Your purpose is paramount. However, it should not be pursued so that you drain the bank account. We speak to these two conflicting items in this podcast. If your strategic planning efforts focus solely on profits, how will your financial institution stay true its purpose? We also pay our respects to Williams and Bacall. And how can we forget the economy? We cannot. We did not.

 

 

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Reconn Radio: Podcast #25 – Week of 06/30/14

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The Survey Issue: Dr. Matt Champagne and some quick thoughts on Interest Rate Risk

Interest rates will change. It’s a given. Don’t panic, though. We have some thoughts to help you cope.

More importantly, we have another fantastic guest on the program. Dr. Matthew Champagne, of Embedded Assessment, will explain the ins and outs of surveys and help you get the feedback that your customers and members so desperately want to give your financial institution. Dr. Champagne has created and implemented innovative customer feedback technologies in hundreds of organizations across every industry. With over twenty-five years in the field of psychology, Dr. Champagne is an expert and pioneer in his field. Listen in as he shares some insight from his new book, “The Survey Playbook”, on this week’s program. “The Survey Playbook” is available here on Amazon.com. You can learn more about The Evaluation Guy at theevaluationguy.com.

 

 

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Reconn Radio: Podcast #24 – Week of 06/09/14

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The Pre-Planning Issue: Economic Review, Planning Season Awaits, and Intelligence and Intellect

Are you looking forward to planning season? Are you ready for planning season? Whether you’re an expert or perhaps a little rusty, we’re here to get you started on the right path. Check out our “provisos” on planning. Also, when you embark on your planning adventure, place intellect above intelligence. There is a difference. There is a hierarchy.

 

 

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Reconn Radio: Podcast #23 – Week of 05/26/14

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The Memorial Day 2014 Issue: Economic Review, Abundance and Purpose, and Your Big Screen

Philosophy leads to purpose, purpose ends with sacrifice. Here in the United States, we remembered the mighty sacrifice that men and women in uniform have given. What is this in the context of the organization or institution, the community or the family?

And no, I did not see a movie this week, but I thought about what I might write a screenplay around. It does not involve little yellow men with one eye. That’s been taken.

 

 

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Reconn Radio: Podcast #22 – Week of 05/19/14

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The Psychic Issue: Economic Review, Those Stinkin’ Branches, and Theoretical Physics

May is almost away. There are many things happening, all of which are only incrementally different from yesterday. Branches are still at the top of mind for folks. How long will they continue to be? Also, we talk about our Ps, but not our Qs. Finally, we discuss the intricate matters around clairvoyance and theoretical physics. Well, not really.

Of course, we begin where we always do, the economy. But, you already knew that.

 

 

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Reconn Radio: Podcast #21 – Week of 05/05/14

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The Flop Sweat Issue: Economic Review, Simple and Elegant Design, and Broadcast News

May the Fourth be with You! Yes, May is here and we continue our discussion on disruptive banking. We’ve discussed the first part, scale, and now we turn our attention to simplicity. Enter Dieter Rams and his principles of design. We consider four of them and how they might spark conversation about disruptive banking. Simple and elegant disruptive banking.

Of course, we begin where we always do, the economy. We end on a journalistic note, the movie Broadcast News, which is the source of our main title.

 

 

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