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Wisco Weekly

Dennis Wisco

For the last 150 episodes, guests have shared their business acumen and urbanization ideas. We turn now to the money. Subscribe to Wisco Weekly to follow the money in business and government affairs. Wisco Weekly is part of the 'Not Your Father's Economy' podcast channel available on Apple Podcasts.

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Not Your Father's Economy
Jul 28 2021
5 mins
Teaching Retirement to Gen Z with Jadrian Wooten, Penn State Econ ProfessorTechnopopulism with Carola Binder
In episode #204, Associate Professor of Economics at Haverford College, Carola Binder, discusses two papers -- Technopopulism and Central Banks, and Stuck in the Seventies: Gas Prices and Consumer Sentiment. Both papers give credence to the financial markets and economic policy as of late.   If you enjoyed this episode and would like to hear from Carola Binder on the show again, please share your thoughts: https://wiscoweeklypod.tiny.us/yvvdywbk     Passages: An important point is that under technopopulism, populists do not reject technocratic expertise, but instead rely on it to translate their causes into policy. Central banks thus face pressure to use their technocratic discretion to do more to serve the people, and to be directly accountability to the people rather than to elected representatives. In return for greater responsiveness, they gain even greater power and discretion. The technopopulist logic, I argue, implies that central banks will increasingly become “the only game in town,” both reflecting and exacerbating democratic discontent. (from Technopopulism and Central Banks)Consumers become more pessimistic about national economic conditions when local gas prices rise. (from Gas Prices and Consumer Sentiment   *****  Episode Notes Carola Binder  |  Web  |  LinkedIn  |  TwitterPAPER: Technopopulism and Central Banks  |  https://wiscoweeklypod.tiny.us/52ky27u3PAPER: Stuck in the Seventies: Gas Prices and Consumer Sentiment  |  https://wiscoweeklypod.tiny.us/33tj3yrpBOOK: Technopopulism: The New Logic of Democratic Politics  |  https://wiscoweeklypod.tiny.us/bdfxw7jx ***** Follow Wisco's Virtual Fund Dedicated Lane© Automobility-Infrastructure Fund: FDX | UPS | URI | KMX | RIVN | PAG | BWA | DASH | TSP | CHPT | CVNA | AN | LAD | TSLA | FSR | KNX Dedicated Lane© Finance-Technology Fund: BAC | JPM | AVGO | INTC | NVDA | TSM | BLK | SPOT | SQ | ALLY | PYPL ***** Wisco Weekly is a business education podcast, and is part of the 'Not Your Father's Economy' podcast channel on Apple Podcasts. Host, Dennis Wisco, shares weekly insights into current economic conditions like navigating this post-COVID economy. For bonus, ad-free episodes that deliver actionable insights, become a paid-NYFE subscriber for $8.49 a month or $93.99 a year on Apple Podcasts. Start with a 3-day trial and cancel anytime. Our subscriber-only content will jack you up to work, generate new ideas, and add perspective to consistently produce. Kindly rate Wisco Weekly on Spotify ***** Have a listen to 'Predicting the Next Paycheck' a podcast mini series assessing the behaviors of car dealers, and their data-inspired decisions. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other popular apps. Predicting the Next Paycheck  |  https://wiscoweeklypod.tiny.us/2p8js37k ***** For more content, follow Dennis Wisco on Instagram (@wisco_dennis), Youtube (@wiscoweekly), and LinkedIn (@wiscoweekly).
Feb 25 2022
1 hr 29 mins
Independent (Women) Contractors with Patrice Onwuka
Episode #203 features Patrice Onwuka.   Patrice Onwuka is a Senior Policy Analyst at Independent Women’s Voice and Director of the Center for Economic Opportunity at the Independent Women’s Forum. Onwuka has worked in the advocacy and communications fields for more than a decade. Prior to joining IWV, Onwuka served as national spokeswoman and communications director at Generation Opportunity, and worked at The Philanthropy Roundtable and the Fund for American Studies in policy and media roles. She also held consulting roles as a speech writer for a United Nations spokesman and a manager for a student travel program to South Africa.   Born in the Caribbean, Patrice immigrated with her family to Boston where she grew up and completed her education. She earned her bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Tufts University and a master’s degree in international relations from Boston College. Patrice’s unique background fuels her passion to defend freedom and faith in America. *****  Episode Notes Indepedent Women's Voice  |  https://www.iwv.org/Independent Women's Forum  |  https://www.iwf.org/State Policy Work  |  https://spn.org/ ***** Follow Wisco's Virtual Fund Dedicated Lane© Automobility-Infrastructure Fund: FDX | UPS | URI | KMX | RIVN | PAG | BWA | DASH | TSP | CHPT | CVNA | AN | LAD | TSLA | FSR | KNX Dedicated Lane© Finance-Technology Fund: BAC | JPM | AVGO | INTC | NVDA | TSM | BLK | SPOT | SQ | ALLY | PYPL ***** Wisco Weekly is a business education podcast, and is part of the 'Not Your Father's Economy' podcast channel on Apple Podcasts. Host, Dennis Wisco, shares weekly insights into current economic conditions like navigating this post-COVID economy. For bonus, ad-free episodes that deliver actionable insights, become a paid-NYFE subscriber for $8.49 a month or $93.99 a year on Apple Podcasts. Start with a 3-day trial and cancel anytime. Our subscriber-only content will jack you up to work, generate new ideas, and add perspective to consistently produce. Kindly rate Wisco Weekly on Spotify ***** Have a listen to 'Predicting the Next Paycheck' a podcast mini series assessing the behaviors of car dealers, and their data-inspired decisions. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other popular apps. Predicting the Next Paycheck  |  https://wiscoweeklypod.tiny.us/2p8js37k ***** For more content, follow Dennis Wisco on Instagram (@wisco_dennis), Youtube (@wiscoweekly), and LinkedIn (@wiscoweekly).
Feb 18 2022
1 hr
Q4 Earnings - Paypal, Ally Financial, Tesla, Blackrock
Highlights from January's Federal Open Market Committee press conference, and earnings calls from Paypal, Ally Financial, Tesla, and BlackRock.   Upcoming Episodes: Earnings for Lithia Motors, Penske Automotive, AutoNation, Group 1 Automotive, Sonic AutomotivePatrice Onwuka, Director of the Center for Economic Opportunity at Independent Women's ForumCarola Binder, Associate Professor of Economics at Haverford College *****  Episode Note(s) Larry Fink's Letter to CEOs  |  https://wiscoweeklypod.tiny.us/2p8h3w9p Kindly rate Wisco Weekly on Spotify ***** Follow Wisco's Virtual Fund Dedicated Lane© Automobility-Infrastructure Fund: FDX | UPS | URI | KMX | RIVN | PAG | BWA | DASH | TSP | CHPT | CVNA | AN | LAD | TSLA | FSR | KNX Dedicated Lane© Finance-Technology Fund: BAC | JPM | AVGO | INTC | NVDA | TSM | BLK | SPOT | SQ | ALLY | PYPL ***** Wisco Weekly is a business education podcast, and is part of the 'Not Your Father's Economy' podcast channel on Apple Podcasts. Host, Dennis Wisco, shares weekly insights into current economic conditions like navigating this post-COVID economy. For bonus, ad-free episodes that deliver actionable insights, become a paid-NYFE subscriber for $8.49 a month or $93.99 a year on Apple Podcasts. Start with a 3-day trial and cancel anytime. Our subscriber-only content will jack you up to work, generate new ideas, and add perspective to consistently produce.  ***** Have a listen to 'Predicting the Next Paycheck' a podcast mini series assessing the behaviors of car dealers, and their data-inspired decisions. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other popular apps. Predicting the Next Paycheck  |  https://wiscoweeklypod.tiny.us/2p8js37k ***** For more content, follow Dennis Wisco on Instagram (@wisco_dennis), Youtube (@wiscoweekly), and LinkedIn (@wiscoweekly).
Feb 12 2022
54 mins
MMT...RIP (Market Booms & Busts, Austrian Economics) with Alex Pollock
Episode #201 features Alex J. Pollock. Alex J. Pollock is a student of financial systems. His work includes cycles of booms and busts, financial crises with their political responses, housing finance, government-sponsored enterprises, risk and uncertainty, central banking, banking and financial regulation, corporate governance, retirement finance, student loans, and the politics of finance. Pre-order Alex Pollock's upcoming book Surprised Again!: The COVID Crisis and the New Market Bubble (Link) *****  Episode Notes Alex Pollock  |  https://www.alexjpollock.com/Book  |  Boom and Bust: Financial Cycles and Human Prosperity  |  https://tinyurl.com/yauaxyd8Book  |  Finance and Philosophy: Why We're Always Surprised  |  https://tinyurl.com/6mb3pnkdMises Institute  |  https://mises.org/ Related Episodes To Regulate or Not To Regulate SPACs with Jennifer Schulp  |  https://tinyurl.com/2p82nu59SPAC Retail Investor or Board of Director  |  https://tinyurl.com/z6sepdxpFrom Communism to ESGs with Austin Prochko  |  https://wiscoweeklypod.tiny.us/hkfkpwyy Kindly rate Wisco Weekly on Spotify ***** Follow Wisco's Virtual Fund Dedicated Lane© Automobility-Infrastructure Fund: FDX | UPS | URI | KMX | RIVN | PAG | BWA | DASH | TSP | CHPT | CVNA | AN | LAD | TSLA | FSR | KNX Dedicated Lane© Finance-Technology Fund: BAC | JPM | AVGO | INTC | NVDA | TSM | BLK | SPOT | SQ | ALLY | PYPL ***** Wisco Weekly is a business education podcast, and is part of the 'Not Your Father's Economy' podcast channel on Apple Podcasts. Host, Dennis Wisco, shares weekly insights into current economic conditions like navigating this post-COVID economy. For bonus, ad-free episodes that deliver actionable insights, become a paid-NYFE subscriber for $8.49 a month or $93.99 a year on Apple Podcasts. Start with a 3-day trial and cancel anytime. Our subscriber-only content will jack you up to work, generate new ideas, and add perspective to consistently produce.  ***** Have a listen to 'Predicting the Next Paycheck' a podcast mini series assessing the behaviors of car dealers, and their data-inspired decisions. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other popular apps. Predicting the Next Paycheck  |  https://wiscoweeklypod.tiny.us/2p8js37k ***** For more content, follow Dennis Wisco on Instagram (@wisco_dennis), Youtube (@wiscoweekly), and LinkedIn (@wiscoweekly).
Feb 4 2022
1 hr 10 mins
To Regulate or Not To Regulate SPACs with Jennifer Schulp
Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, or SPACs, have been a hot ticket item for private companies to go public since 2019. Three hundred deals have been completed totaling $540 billion. This type of activity has triggered SEC Chair, Gary Gensler, to scrutinize these deals and propose new recommendations as a way to better protect investors. Sounds great, right? Jennifer Schulp, Director of Financial Regulation Studies at the libertarian think tank Cato Institute, doesn't think so. Tune in to hear her counter argument to Chair Gensler's proposed recommendations. Stay tuned for an investor education episode on SPAC investing. This bonus episode will be available to subscribers only on Apple Podcasts. *****  Episode Notes Jennifer Schulp  |  LinkedIn  |  TwitterSPACs in the SEC's Crosshairs  |  https://tinyurl.com/4kvk5zphSPAC Stats  |  https://tinyurl.com/mvdck4xp Related Episode SPAC Retail Investor or Board of Director  |  https://tinyurl.com/z6sepdxp ***** Wisco Weekly is an automotive business podcast, and is part of the 'Not Your Father's Economy' podcast channel on Apple Podcasts. Host, Dennis Wisco, shares weekly insights into current economic conditions like navigating this post-COVID economy. For bonus, ad-free episodes that deliver actionable insights, become a paid-NYFE subscriber for $8.49 a month or $93.99 a year on Apple Podcasts. Start with a 3-day trial and cancel anytime. Our subscriber-only content will jack you up to work, generate new ideas, and add perspective to consistently produce.  ***** Wisco Weekly is proudly supported by automotiveMastermind. Visit automotivemastermind.com to learn more about predictive analytics and marketing automation.  Have a listen to 'Predicting the Next Paycheck' a podcast mini series assessing the behaviors of car dealers, and their data-inspired decisions. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other popular apps. Predicting the Next Paycheck  |  https://tinyurl.com/2p8uzzrc ***** For more content, follow Dennis Wisco on Instagram (@wisco_dennis), Youtube (@wiscoweekly), and LinkedIn (@wiscoweekly).
Dec 29 2021
1 hr 3 mins
What Is Not Affected by the Fed Rate Hikes in 2022
To conclude this calendar year, the Federal Open Market Committee held their last meeting to discuss the economic recovery, their plans for tapering and interest rate hikes, and answer all media questions. In episode #199, the listeners can recap this meeting and properly plan their personal and business finances into 2022. In particular, while the proposed interest rate hikes carry a reverberating effect throughout the economy, there are some areas where these hikes are not relevant. Tune in.   Consider subscribing to Wisco Weekly for automotive, technology, and finance issues affecting the investor community.   Next FOMC meeting to occur on January 25-26, 2022.   *****   Episode Notes Jerome Powell Transcription  |  https://tinyurl.com/2s3k5p4cFOMC Press Conference Dec 15 (video) |  https://tinyurl.com/2dcnn5rp   ***** Wisco Weekly is an automotive business podcast, and is part of the 'Not Your Father's Economy' podcast channel on Apple Podcasts. Host, Dennis Wisco, shares weekly insights into current economic conditions like navigating this post-COVID economy. For bonus, ad-free episodes that deliver actionable insights, become a paid-NYFE subscriber for $8.49 a month or $93.99 a year on Apple Podcasts. Start with a 3-day trial and cancel anytime. Our subscriber-only content will jack you up to work, generate new ideas, and add perspective to consistently produce.  ***** Wisco Weekly is proudly supported by automotiveMastermind. Visit automotivemastermind.com to learn more about predictive analytics and marketing automation.  Have a listen to 'Predicting the Next Paycheck' a podcast mini series assessing the behaviors of car dealers, and their data-inspired decisions. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other popular apps. Predicting the Next Paycheck  |  https://tinyurl.com/2p8uzzrc ***** For more content, follow Dennis Wisco on Instagram (@wisco_dennis), Youtube (@wiscoweekly), and LinkedIn (@wiscoweekly).
Dec 17 2021
48 mins
From Communism to ESGs with Austin Prochko
"Communism, in all its forms, misleads, divides, and destroys." - Austin Prochko Oral tradition is a lost art, which is why it's important to bring forth the voices that still honor this tradition. In episode #198, Austin Prochko shares his grandmother's Communist stories that not only impact him personally, but how Communism seeps its way into US corporate culture that may affect him and the future of his 1-year old son. Tune in to hear how Austin's grandmother's stories play out in today's US corporate culture.   ***** Episode Notes Victims of Communism Day  |  https://tinyurl.com/ycxp7s6dTexas Public Policy Foundation  |  https://tinyurl.com/2p95ke9mThe Cannon Online  |  https://tinyurl.com/2p964nztAbout Austin Prochko  |  https://tinyurl.com/y4p3dm2pAbout ESG  |  https://tinyurl.com/kvdh9nsv  |  https://tinyurl.com/2p8ustka   ***** Wisco Weekly is an automotive business podcast, and is part of the 'Not Your Father's Economy' podcast channel on Apple Podcasts. Host, Dennis Wisco, shares weekly insights into current economic conditions like navigating this post-COVID economy. For bonus, ad-free episodes that deliver actionable insights, become a paid-NYFE subscriber for $8.49 a month or $93.99 a year on Apple Podcasts. Start with a 3-day trial and cancel anytime. Our subscriber-only content will jack you up to work, generate new ideas, and add perspective to consistently produce.  ***** Wisco Weekly is proudly supported by automotiveMastermind. Visit automotivemastermind.com to learn more about predictive analytics and marketing automation.  Have a listen to 'Predicting the Next Paycheck' a podcast mini series assessing the behaviors of car dealers, and their data-inspired decisions. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other popular apps. Predicting the Next Paycheck  |  https://tinyurl.com/2p8uzzrc ***** For more content, follow Dennis Wisco on Instagram (@wisco_dennis), Youtube (@wiscoweekly), and LinkedIn (@wiscoweekly).
Dec 8 2021
1 hr 12 mins
Review of the 2021 LA EV Show with Joseph Mitchell and Ron Iacobelli
With the conclusion of the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show, let's revisit it and review the electric side of things. Included in this two-part episode is an interview with Phoenix Motors and Edison Future's CEO, Joseph Mitchell, and their CTO, Ron Iacobelli.  In the second part of the episode, Dennis compares the EV production timelines and expected delivery dates to the macro economy at large. The electric mobility space is ripe for big winners but there is a looming question that has not been solved yet. Tune in to episode #197.   ***** Wisco Weekly is an automotive business podcast, and is part of the 'Not Your Father's Economy' podcast channel on Apple Podcasts. Host, Dennis Wisco, shares weekly insights into current economic conditions like navigating this post-COVID economy. For bonus, ad-free episodes that deliver actionable insights, become a paid-NYFE subscriber for $8.49 a month or $93.99 a year on Apple Podcasts. Start with a 3-day trial and cancel anytime. Our subscriber-only content will jack you up to work, generate new ideas, and add perspective to consistently produce.  ***** Wisco Weekly is proudly supported by automotiveMastermind. Visit automotivemastermind.com to learn more about predictive analytics and marketing automation.  Have a listen to 'Predicting the Next Paycheck' a podcast mini series assessing the behaviors of car dealers, and their data-inspired decisions. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other popular apps. ***** For more content, follow Dennis Wisco on Instagram (@wisco_dennis), Youtube (@wiscoweekly), and LinkedIn (@wiscoweekly).
Dec 3 2021
43 mins
The $850 Billion Market Opportunity with Steven Hornyak
Born out of GM's Global Innovation organization, BrightDrop aims to change how the world moves goods while helping improve our environment to sustain the places in which we live, work and play. Heading their sales and marketing strategy is Chief Revenue Officer, Steven Hornyak, who Zooms with Dennis to discuss the $850 billion market opportunity in the parcel, food delivery, and reverse logistics space. ***** Episode Notes   > Steven Hornyak |  https://tinyurl.com/ycch2wes > About BrightDrop  |  https://tinyurl.com/bmyhppat   ***** Wisco Weekly is an automotive business podcast, and is part of the 'Not Your Father's Economy' podcast channel on Apple Podcasts. Host, Dennis Wisco, shares weekly insights into current economic conditions like navigating this post-COVID economy. For bonus, ad-free episodes that deliver actionable insights, become a paid-NYFE subscriber for $8.49 a month or $93.99 a year on Apple Podcasts. Start with a 3-day trial and cancel anytime. Our subscriber-only content will jack you up to work, generate new ideas, and add perspective to consistently produce.  ***** Wisco Weekly is proudly supported by automotiveMastermind. Visit automotivemastermind.com to learn more about predictive analytics and marketing automation.  Have a listen to 'Predicting the Next Paycheck' a podcast mini series assessing the behaviors of car dealers, and their data-inspired decisions. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other popular apps. ***** For more content, follow Dennis Wisco on Instagram (@wisco_dennis), Youtube (@wiscoweekly), and LinkedIn (@wiscoweekly).
Nov 24 2021
1 hr 14 mins
What Drives You with Elizabeth Kalaj
Episode #195 is taken from a recording conducted with Elizabeth Kalaj, Senior Dealer Relations Manager at automotiveMastermind.  Learn more about Elizabeth Kalaj by tuning into Predicting the Next Paycheck mini series. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other popular podcast apps. ***** Episode Notes   > Predicting the Next Paycheck |  https://tinyurl.com/25yy49pt > Elizabeth Kalaj  |  LinkedIn  |  https://tinyurl.com/3y5ch6tp > automotiveMastermind  |  https://automotivemastermind.com/ ***** Wisco Weekly is an automotive business podcast, and is part of the 'Not Your Father's Economy' podcast channel on Apple Podcasts. Host, Dennis Wisco, shares weekly insights into current economic conditions like navigating this post-COVID economy. For bonus, ad-free episodes that deliver actionable insights, become a paid-NYFE subscriber for $8.49 a month or $93.99 a year on Apple Podcasts. Start with a 3-day trial and cancel anytime. Our subscriber-only content will jack you up to work, generate new ideas, and add perspective to consistently produce.  ***** Wisco Weekly is proudly supported by automotiveMastermind. Visit automotivemastermind.com to learn more about predictive analytics and marketing automation.  Have a listen to 'Predicting the Next Paycheck' a podcast mini series assessing the behaviors of car dealers, and their data-inspired decisions. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other popular apps. ***** For more content, follow Dennis Wisco on Instagram (@wisco_dennis), Youtube (@wiscoweekly), and LinkedIn (@wiscoweekly).
Nov 17 2021
20 mins
Q3 Earnings in Review
In episode #194, Dennis Wisco provides a review of Q3 earnings and an economic outlook. Discussed in this episode are earnings from Lithia (LAD), AutoNation (AN), Penske (PAG), Ford (F), Carvana (CVNA), and a recap of Jerome Powell's press conference from the November FOMC meeting. ***** Episode Notes   > Lithia Q3 Earnings Press |  https://tinyurl.com/bwm8xy3u > AutoNation Q3 Earnings Press  |  https://tinyurl.com/crdbsu9x > Ford Q3 Earnings Press  |  https://tinyurl.com/s96kkm6t > Penske Q3 Earnings Press  |  https://tinyurl.com/a4ftcyx4 > Carvana Q3 Earnings Press  |  https://tinyurl.com/3yrwa8be ***** Wisco Weekly is an automotive business podcast, and is part of the 'Not Your Father's Economy' podcast channel on Apple Podcasts. Host, Dennis Wisco, shares weekly insights into current economic conditions like navigating this post-COVID economy. For bonus, ad-free episodes that deliver actionable insights, become a paid-NYFE subscriber for $8.49 a month or $93.99 a year on Apple Podcasts. Start with a 3-day trial and cancel anytime. Our subscriber-only content will jack you up to work, generate new ideas, and add perspective to consistently produce.  ***** Wisco Weekly is proudly supported by automotiveMastermind. Visit automotivemastermind.com to learn more about predictive analytics and marketing automation.  Have a listen to 'Predicting the Next Paycheck' a podcast mini series assessing the behaviors of car dealers, and their data-inspired decisions. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other popular apps. ***** For more content, follow Dennis Wisco on Instagram (@wisco_dennis), Youtube (@wiscoweekly), and LinkedIn (@wiscoweekly).
Nov 15 2021
42 mins
Mechanic Culture to Rivian's Toxic Bro Culture with Jay Goninen
From wages to skills to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Jay Goninen and Wisco discuss into many facets that affect the mechanic culture. Topics: - Are mechanics proactively learning electrical and computer engineering?- Are wage rates being passed down to customers?- Is there really no equality in the automotive space?- Laura Schwab accuses Rivian as a 'toxic bro culture'- Art and science of making decisions   ***** Episode Notes   > About Jay and WrenchWay  |  https://wrenchway.com/ > Why Technicians Are Leaving the Industry  |  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecMxevUnWOc > The No Assholes Rule  |  https://tinyurl.com/tekcsbp3 > Laura Schwab Blog  |  https://tinyurl.com/38bnxpth ***** Wisco Weekly is an automotive business podcast, and is part of the 'Not Your Father's Economy' podcast channel on Apple Podcasts. Host, Dennis Wisco, shares weekly insights into current economic conditions like navigating this post-COVID economy. For bonus, ad-free episodes that deliver actionable insights, become a paid-NYFE subscriber for $8.49 a month or $93.99 a year on Apple Podcasts. Start with a 3-day trial and cancel anytime. Our subscriber-only content will jack you up to work, generate new ideas, and add perspective to consistently produce.  ***** Wisco Weekly is proudly supported by automotiveMastermind. Visit automotivemastermind.com to learn more about predictive analytics and marketing automation.  Have a listen to 'Predicting the Next Paycheck' a podcast mini series assessing the behaviors of car dealers, and their data-inspired decisions. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other popular apps. ***** For more content, follow Dennis Wisco on Instagram (@wisco_dennis), Youtube (@wiscoweekly), and LinkedIn (@wiscoweekly).
Nov 10 2021
1 hr 17 mins
What Penske Automotive Group Does Better Than Lithia Motors with Ali Fawaz
Penske Automotive Group ($PAG) topped the 2021 Reputation.com Automotive Reputation Report while Lithia Motors ($LAD) came in near the bottom. The Automotive Reputation Report measures online customer sentiment, and is updated annually. Managing Director, Head of Automotive Strategy at Reputation.com, Ali Fawaz joins Dennis Wisco to share more about the report and what $PAG is doing better than $LAD. ***** Episode Notes   > Download Automotive Reputation Report  |  https://reputation.com/auto-report/ > Check Reputation Score  |  https://repscore.com/ > About Reputation.com  |  https://reputation.com/ > About Ali Fawaz  |  https://www.linkedin.com/in/amfawaz/   ***** Wisco Weekly is an automotive business podcast, and is part of the 'Not Your Father's Economy' podcast channel on Apple Podcasts. Host, Dennis Wisco, shares weekly insights into current economic conditions like navigating this post-COVID economy. For bonus, ad-free episodes that deliver actionable insights, become a paid-NYFE subscriber for $8.49 a month or $93.99 a year on Apple Podcasts. Start with a 3-day trial and cancel anytime. Our subscriber-only content will jack you up to work, generate new ideas, and add perspective to consistently produce.  ***** Wisco Weekly is proudly supported by automotiveMastermind. Visit automotivemastermind.com to learn more about predictive analytics and marketing automation.  Have a listen to 'Predicting the Next Paycheck' a podcast mini series assessing the behaviors of car dealers, and their data-inspired decisions. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other popular apps. ***** For more content, follow Dennis Wisco on Instagram (@wisco_dennis), Youtube (@wiscoweekly), and LinkedIn (@wiscoweekly).
Nov 3 2021
41 mins
Predicting the Next Paycheck (Part 3)
Mini Series Description Prior to the pandemic, Car Dealer Principals had adopted the behavior and language of using data to make decisions. At conference after conference, many Dealer Principals spoke of their successes that were due to making data-driven decisions. In making data-driven decisions, Dealer Principals were supposedly letting the data drive their decisions to achieve better predictability over their business outcomes. As businesses were coming out of the stay-at-home orders, car dealers had a rude awakening. The sales side of their operations was deemed non-essential. State and national dealer organizations scrambled to communicate with elected officials to allow car dealers to resume selling cars. The patience of dealers and the work of dealer organizations paid off. Just a short time later, the issue was resolved, and dealers could sell cars again. As the dust settled for Dealer Principals, who resumed operations safely with social distancing and home deliveries, most of these dealers made a completely non-data-driven decision. Eighty-eight percent of all car dealerships accepted Paycheck Protection Program funds to save their businesses. How could have so many Dealer Principals accepted Paycheck Protection Program funds if they were making data-driven decisions? Because they could not predict their next paycheck. Predicting The Next Paycheck is a three-part podcast miniseries assessing the behaviors of Car Dealers and their data-inspired decisions. Featured in this miniseries are business executives who operate in the automotive data science space.   **********  This podcast mini series is brought to you by automotiveMastermind.automotiveMastermind is a leading provider of predictive analytics and marketing automation solutions for the automotive industry. The company's sales and marketing platform, called Mastermind, empowers dealers to close more deals by predicting future buyers and consistently marketing to them. Mastermind generates success in dealership's loyalty, service, and conquest portfolios through a combination of turnkey predictive analytics, proactive marketing, and dedicated consultative services. Visit automotivemastermind.com to learn more. **********   Credits Executive Producer, Dennis Wisco | Instagram @wisco_dennis Theme Music and Sound Design, Chris Skipper | Instagram @skippermusic Editor, Stephen Fogel Contributors, Rana Akaya-Meier and Nikki Little Featured Guests (in order)Elizabeth Kalaj, automotiveMastermindMike Spadafore, FordIan Grace, automotiveMastermindMichael Moses, automotiveMastermind Featured Songs/ArtistsAnnihilator by Charles Ross RyanSolace by Benjamin Mark TatlowBionic by Ofir GruberMorning Sunbeams by Yehezkal RazNight Chase by Rax BurgCome True by Aviv MeshulamOscillating Form by Charles Ross RyanAnthem of a Quirky Hipster by Sean Fischer   **********
Oct 31 2021
18 mins
Predicting the Next Paycheck (Part 2)
Mini Series Description Prior to the pandemic, Car Dealer Principals had adopted the behavior and language of using data to make decisions. At conference after conference, many Dealer Principals spoke of their successes that were due to making data-driven decisions. In making data-driven decisions, Dealer Principals were supposedly letting the data drive their decisions to achieve better predictability over their business outcomes. As businesses were coming out of the stay-at-home orders, car dealers had a rude awakening. The sales side of their operations was deemed non-essential. State and national dealer organizations scrambled to communicate with elected officials to allow car dealers to resume selling cars. The patience of dealers and the work of dealer organizations paid off. Just a short time later, the issue was resolved, and dealers could sell cars again. As the dust settled for Dealer Principals, who resumed operations safely with social distancing and home deliveries, most of these dealers made a completely non-data-driven decision. Eighty-eight percent of all car dealerships accepted Paycheck Protection Program funds to save their businesses. How could have so many Dealer Principals accepted Paycheck Protection Program funds if they were making data-driven decisions? Because they could not predict their next paycheck. Predicting The Next Paycheck is a three-part podcast miniseries assessing the behaviors of Car Dealers and their data-inspired decisions. Featured in this miniseries are business executives who operate in the automotive data science space.   **********  This podcast mini series is brought to you by automotiveMastermind.automotiveMastermind is a leading provider of predictive analytics and marketing automation solutions for the automotive industry. The company's sales and marketing platform, called Mastermind, empowers dealers to close more deals by predicting future buyers and consistently marketing to them. Mastermind generates success in dealership's loyalty, service, and conquest portfolios through a combination of turnkey predictive analytics, proactive marketing, and dedicated consultative services. Visit automotivemastermind.com to learn more. **********   Credits Executive Producer, Dennis Wisco | Instagram @wisco_dennis Theme Music and Sound Design, Chris Skipper | Instagram @skippermusic Editor, Stephen Fogel Contributors, Rana Akaya-Meier and Nikki Little Featured Guests (in order)Elizabeth Kalaj, automotiveMastermindMike Spadafore, FordIan Grace, automotiveMastermindMichael Moses, automotiveMastermind Featured Songs/ArtistsAnnihilator by Charles Ross RyanSolace by Benjamin Mark TatlowBionic by Ofir GruberMorning Sunbeams by Yehezkal RazNight Chase by Rax BurgCome True by Aviv MeshulamOscillating Form by Charles Ross RyanAnthem of a Quirky Hipster by Sean Fischer   **********
Oct 30 2021
19 mins
Predicting the Next Paycheck (Part 1)
Mini Series Description Prior to the pandemic, Car Dealer Principals had adopted the behavior and language of using data to make decisions. At conference after conference, many Dealer Principals spoke of their successes that were due to making data-driven decisions. In making data-driven decisions, Dealer Principals were supposedly letting the data drive their decisions to achieve better predictability over their business outcomes. As businesses were coming out of the stay-at-home orders, car dealers had a rude awakening. The sales side of their operations was deemed non-essential. State and national dealer organizations scrambled to communicate with elected officials to allow car dealers to resume selling cars. The patience of dealers and the work of dealer organizations paid off. Just a short time later, the issue was resolved, and dealers could sell cars again. As the dust settled for Dealer Principals, who resumed operations safely with social distancing and home deliveries, most of these dealers made a completely non-data-driven decision. Eighty-eight percent of all car dealerships accepted Paycheck Protection Program funds to save their businesses. How could have so many Dealer Principals accepted Paycheck Protection Program funds if they were making data-driven decisions? Because they could not predict their next paycheck. Predicting The Next Paycheck is a three-part podcast miniseries assessing the behaviors of Car Dealers and their data-inspired decisions. Featured in this miniseries are business executives who operate in the automotive data science space.   **********  This podcast mini series is brought to you by automotiveMastermind.automotiveMastermind is a leading provider of predictive analytics and marketing automation solutions for the automotive industry. The company's sales and marketing platform, called Mastermind, empowers dealers to close more deals by predicting future buyers and consistently marketing to them. Mastermind generates success in dealership's loyalty, service, and conquest portfolios through a combination of turnkey predictive analytics, proactive marketing, and dedicated consultative services. Visit automotivemastermind.com to learn more. **********   Credits Executive Producer, Dennis Wisco | Instagram @wisco_dennis Theme Music and Sound Design, Chris Skipper | Instagram @skippermusic Editor, Stephen Fogel Contributors, Rana Akaya-Meier and Nikki Little Featured Guests (in order)Elizabeth Kalaj, automotiveMastermindMike Spadafore, FordIan Grace, automotiveMastermindMichael Moses, automotiveMastermind Featured Songs/ArtistsAnnihilator by Charles Ross RyanSolace by Benjamin Mark TatlowBionic by Ofir GruberMorning Sunbeams by Yehezkal RazNight Chase by Rax BurgCome True by Aviv MeshulamOscillating Form by Charles Ross RyanAnthem of a Quirky Hipster by Sean Fischer   **********
Oct 30 2021
22 mins
Hedging on US and China Business Relations with Rebecca Fannin
Oct 25 2021
50 mins
Karma Automotive's Path to Going Public
The two guests featured on Wisco Weekly are like-minded individuals who both share a background in business consulting. From there, they diverge in their professional experiences and  bring complementary perspectives to the table. Evan Bontrager studied economics and business at Kalamazoo College, and managerial economics and strategy at London School of Economics. His work experience spans the roles of business owner, wealth manager, asset manager, and business development. Currently he serves as the Director of Business Development at Karma Automotive. Jeff DeFrank studied mechanical engineering at State University of New York at Buffalo. His work experience includes vehicle engineering at Tesla, Chief Technology Officer at Alt-e Technologies, a company he helped co-found. And now he serves as Director of Technology Assessment at Karma Automotive.   ***** Episode Notes   > Powered by Karma -- https://www.karma-technology.com/ ***** Wisco Weekly is an automotive business podcast, and is part of the 'Not Your Father's Economy' podcast channel on Apple Podcasts. Host, Dennis Wisco, shares weekly insights into current economic conditions like navigating this post-COVID economy. For bonus, ad-free episodes that deliver actionable insights, become a paid-NYFE subscriber for $8.49 a month or $93.99 a year on Apple Podcasts. Start with a 3-day trial and cancel anytime. Our subscriber-only content will jack you up to work, generate new ideas, and add perspective to consistently produce.  ***** Wisco Weekly is proudly supported by automotiveMastermind. Visit automotivemastermind.com to learn more about predictive analytics and marketing automation.  ***** For more content, follow Dennis Wisco on Instagram, Youtube, and LinkedIn.
Oct 20 2021
51 mins
School Choice Works Better for Teachers with Neal McCluskey
With 18 states adopting school choice, the most populous state in the union may also be on the verge of adoption. California is undergoing a recall election and the leading candidate to replace Gavin Newsom is Larry Elder. Edler is an outspoken advocate of school choice. So what is it? How does it work? What is a historical perspective on it? How does critical race theory affect school choice? Neal McCluskey is the Director of the Center for Educational Freedom at the libertarian think tank, Cato Institute. He provides an 'a to z' explanation of why school choice works better for teachers, starting with defining school choice to why the stakes are so high with public schools adopting critical race theory.     Episode Notes:   Public Schooling Battle Map -- https://www.cato.org/education-fight-map   Cato Institute -- https://www.cato.org/ Texas House Bill 150, Family Educational Relief Program -- https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/872/billtext/pdf/HB00150I.pdf#navpanes=0      For bonus, ad-free episodes that deliver actionable insights, become a paid-NYFE subscriber for $8.49 a month or $93.99 a year on Apple Podcasts. Start with a 3-day trial and cancel anytime. Our subscriber-only content will jack you up to work, generate new ideas, and add perspective to consistently produce.    Wisco Weekly is a business podcast, and is part of the 'Not Your Father's Economy' podcast channel on Apple Podcasts. Host, Dennis Wisco, shares weekly insights into current economic conditions like navigating this post-COVID economy.   Wisco Weekly is proudly supported by automotiveMastermind. Visit automotivemastermind.com to learn more about predictive analytics and marketing automation.
Aug 25 2021
1 hr 51 mins