January 4, 2022
It’s great to be great, but it’s greater to be human ~ Will Rogers
One of my father and husband’s favorite TV characters was Andy Rooney, who appeared at the end of every 60 Minutes episode with a short critique on the condition of the world. Andy was the dessert at the end of the informative and serious news program, culminating with a rise of his bushy eyebrows, a twinkle in his eyes, and his witty, often acerbic insights about the way things were. And was often said, he could say so much with just a few words.
Here are a couple of Rooneyisms that could make any workplace better:
I’ve learned . . .
- That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.
- That just one person saying to me, ‘You’ve made my day!’ makes my day.
- That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
- That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.
- That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
- That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.
- That under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
- That being kind is more important than being right.
- That money doesn’t buy class.
- That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.
- That life is tough, but I’m tougher.
- That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.
- That nothing in fine print is ever good news.
- That it’s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.
- That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.
- That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.
- That I can’t choose how I feel, but I can choose what I do about it.
- That age is nothing but experience, and some of us are more experienced than others.
2022, a Year of Health, Kindness, and Prosperity for ALL ~ The RIBBIT Team
Former FactorTrust Founder/CEO, Greg Rable, Joins RIBBIT Board of Directors
OXFORD, Ohio, April 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, RIBBIT Inc. announced the appointment of Greg Rable to the RIBBIT Board of Directors. As the former Founder/CEO of FactorTrust, since acquired by TransUnion in 2017, Greg brings over 25 years of management and strategy experience, combined with a history of building successful fintech and alternative data businesses for the consumer finance space. In his role, Mr. Rable is helping guide the RIBBIT leadership team and promote the growth of bank behavior data as a powerful and necessary predictive data solution.
Getting Real with Financial Inclusion
Financial inclusion matters not only because it promotes growth, but because it helps ensure prosperity ~ Sri Mulyani Indrawati
How arbitrary are the words ‘financial inclusion’; who’s in, who’s out and why is it so unfair? If a consumer is ‘in,’ there are financial opportunities for building a better life. If a person is ‘out,’ good luck with climbing out of a deep money pit. Today’s financial institutions think they are building a more inclusive process. However, many are still using information reflective of historical bias so if it didn’t work then, it ‘ain’t gonna work now’.
Why Interpretation of Data Matters
When a man gives you a rose, what you see may not be what he intends~ Patrick Rothfuss
Assessing information is the foundation of most of life’s important decisions. Mistakes are made when the data is unavailable, unclear, inaccurate, insufficient, immaterial, or unjust. How many people have suffered throughout history by poor decision-making? Like it or not, today’s world is data driven, hopefully an information mecca for making insightful, educated, proven and unbiased decisions. However, data is just that, information on a page, it becomes meaningful only when it is wisely analyzed and interpreted.