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Squared Away by Jeff Marsico

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I’ve long been a believer of “stakeholder theory” in corporate management…including banks.  Jeff Marsico’s book Squared Away is an excellent look at stakeholder theory and how it impacts banks.  However, it’s not just that.  Jeff breaks down banking into several components and asks (and answers) tough questions.  Corporate culture…capital levels…who should care about products and marketing…board composition…all of these and more are covered in this book with excerpts from Jeff’s blog found here.


If you’re interested in banking and all of its aspects, this is definitely a book I would add. –Byron


Squared Away by Jeff Marsico





Byron Earnheart is the Programming Director for the Barret School of Banking in Memphis, TN and the host of the “Main Street Banking” podcast…the only podcast solely devoted to community banks. He has over 15 years experience in the financial services industry; 11 of which have been in banking in various roles from teller work to branch management. He spends his time playing guitar and singing in Delta Heart (the “house band of the Mississippi Delta”), writing music, cooking, reading, and enduring the University of Tennessee Volunteers athletic seasons. He is married to his wife Kelly of 11 years and has two children, John Aubrey (11) and Mary Laura (7). If you'd like to hear Byron's music, check him out on Spotify:
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