Randy Harrington I had the opportunity during CUNA’s Marketing & Business Development Council’s Conference to chat with Randy Harrington, the CEO and founder of Strategic Arts & Sciences. I’ve known Randy for multiple years and he truly is a genius when it comes to financial services, technology and strategic planning. One of Randy’s best traits is that he pushes and challenges your thinking.We touched base on a variety of topics because I wanted to pick his brain regarding the state of credit unions and branding when it comes to strategy, technology and marketing. Below is our Q&A.What is the next big thing in credit unions and banks?The future is a bookend thing. On one side is people who can serve members end to end regardless of position (for example, not just lending). On the other side of the bookend are people who are available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. That kind of access is the opportunity. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
This year’s Indy 500 appeared to be on its way to a caution-free race until they reached the mid 140 lap segment. Once the wrecks started, they came fast and furious in the last 50 laps. The final wreck at lap 192 actually stopped the race for about 15 minutes. With Hunter-Raey leading on the restart, the final 6 laps were as exciting as any race could be. Ryan Hunter-Raey became the winner of the 98th edition when he passed Helio Castroneves at the start of the last lap. These two drivers had been swapping the lead on the last 6 laps.The 33-year old Floridian kept Castroneves from winning his 4th Indy 500. Marco Andretti had to settle for 3rd, so the Andretti curse on winning the 500 continues. Young Marco tried his best to pass both Castroneves and Hunter-Raey but just didn’t have the power left in his car.What a beautiful day for the race. It is even better that there were no injuries to any of the 33 drivers.
A win for Leinster over Wasps this weekend means they would play Toulon in Nice or Clermont in Lyon.