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188

October 25, 2021 00:50:45
Hedging on US and China Business Relations with Rebecca Fannin

Hedging on US and China Business Relations with Rebecca Fannin

Joining Dennis Wisco on episode #188 is author, journalist, and media entrepreneur, Rebecca Fannin. Rebecca A. Fannin is a leading expert on global innovation, a top-selling author and media entrepreneur. The three books that my guest has written all focus on analyzing the US vs China tech-business culture -- Silicon Dragon (2008), Startup Asia (2011), Tech Titans of China (2019). Her work and ideas are sought after by CNBC, Forbes, and Bloomberg TV, to name a few. Today, Rebecca leads Silicon Dragon Ventures, a news, events and membership platform.   ***** Episode Notes   > About Rebecca, Ask a VC, and Tech Titans of China, visit https://www.silicondragonventures.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. ...

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187

October 20, 2021 00:51:25
Karma Automotive's Path to Going Public

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. ...

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186

August 25, 2021 01:51:26
School Choice Works Better for Teachers with Neal McCluskey

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.  ...

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185

August 18, 2021 01:05:02
What Would Change with a New Governor with Mike Netter

What Would Change with a New Governor with Mike Netter

Mike Netter runs on the same team as Orrin Heatlie of the Recall Newsom Campaign. Mike is a visionary sales leader and rainmaker with a passion for politics. He is using his skills to help create a better political landscape. In episode #185, Mike and Dennis cover the California business economy and essentially, seek to answer the question 'what would change with replacing Newsom with someone else?'   Episode Notes:   Recall Newsom Campaign Website -- recallgavin2020.com   Ballotpedia -- https://ballotpedia.org/Gavin_Newsom_recall,_Governor_of_California_(2019-2021)   Recall Townhall -- Streaming every Wednesday at 6:30-7:30 on Facebook and Zoom   Friday Night at the French Laundry Show -- https://www.kabc.com/friday-night-at-the-french-laundry/       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.  ...

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184

August 11, 2021 01:10:44
The Business of Political Recalls with Orrin Heatlie

The Business of Political Recalls with Orrin Heatlie

Politics aside, the Recall Newsom Campaign deserves much credit for what it has been able to achieve. According to Ballotpedia, "since 1911, there have been 55 attempts to recall a California Governor. The only successful recall campaign was in 2003 when voters recalled then-Gov. Gray Davis.”   On the heels of the September 14th recall vote, the Recall Newsom Campaign is nearing its final stages. What has made this campaign successful thus far? After all, this is the fifth of six recall attempts filed against Newsom since 2019.   Orrin Heatlie serves as the executive leader of the Recall Newsom Campaign, and he shared some business insights into the recall campaign from following the NIMS management strategy to Facebook marketing to radio advertising to making business decisions and not political ones.       Episode Notes:   Recall Newsom Campaign Website -- recallgavin2020.com   Ballotpedia -- https://ballotpedia.org/Gavin_Newsom_recall,_Governor_of_California_(2019-2021)   Recall Townhall -- Streaming every Wednesday at 6:30-7:30 on Facebook and Zoom   Friday Night at the French Laundry Show -- https://www.kabc.com/friday-night-at-the-french-laundry/       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, helps navigate this post-COVID economy through the lens of a Libertarian and Data Science Enthusiast.   Wisco Weekly is proudly supported by automotiveMastermind. Visit automotivemastermind.com to learn more about predictive analytics and marketing automation.  ...

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August 04, 2021 01:26:51
A Public Credit System to Replace the Private System with Dan Quan

A Public Credit System to Replace the Private System with Dan Quan

Dan Quan is an adjunct scholar at the libertarian think thank, Cato Institute. In late June 2021, he testified before the House Committee of Financial Services on the topic of implementing a public credit system. Tune in to hear his post-congressional testimony with Dennis Wisco.   Connect with Dan: LinkedIn -- https://www.linkedin.com/in/dan-quan-1b839834/ Email -- [email protected]   Episode Notes: Cato Institute -- https://www.cato.org/ Cato Institute Blog -- https://www.cato.org/blog View Dan's Testimony -- https://www.cato.org/testimony/biased-broken-system-examining-proposals-overhaul-credit-reporting-achieve-equity View Q&A of Dan's Testimony -- https://www.cato.org/multimedia/media-highlights-tv/dan-quan-testifies-hearing-hybrid-hearing-biased-broken-system       Wisco Weekly is a business podcast, and is part of the 'Not Your Father's Economy' podcast channel on Apple Podcasts. Host, Dennis Wisco, helps navigate this post-COVID economy through the lens of a Libertarian and Data Science Enthusiast.   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.  ...

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