CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle (third from left) presents the Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Award to (from left to right) Diane Smith, Jennifer Elson, Matt Schmidt, Bethany Hayward and Robyn Desjardins from Los Alamos Schools Credit Union in Los Alamos, N.M.

This year Forbes released a list of self-made superstars. Forbes defines “self-made” as someone who built a company or established a fortune, rather than inherited some or all of it.

I always get a good laugh when I see the title “self-made,” because while it may be attention-grabbing, it’s a bit deceiving and completely fails to recognize the contributions of all those who may have helped the person during their journey up the career ladder.

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