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Season 10: Making sense of the freelance economy. Host, Dennis Wisco, interviews business leaders and influencers who present greater insight into the current freelance economy. Past guests of the show include chief executives of publicly-traded ...more

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October 24, 2020 00:26:02
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The Proponents to Massachusetts Right to Repair feat. Aaron Lowe

Aaron Lowe is senior vice president of regulatory and government affairs for the Auto Care Association. Lowe has been with the Auto Care Association, and previously with the Automotive Parts and Accessories Association (APAA), for more than 30 years. He currently oversees the Auto Care Association’s federal and state legislative and regulatory efforts, focusing on a wide range of environmental, vehicle safety, workplace-health and safety and international trade issues. He also serves as liaison to the Upholstery and Trim International segment of the Auto Care Association. Lowe was the recipient of the Northwood University Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award in 2003. He has been on the board of directors and steering committee for several aftermarket coalitions including the California Automotive Task Force (CATF), a coalition of national and state auto care industry trade associations that coordinated the successful efforts to enact S.B. 1146. This landmark bill mandated access by independents to all car company emissions-related service information and tools. CATF also successfully worked to overturn the state’s mandated 15 year/150,000 mile emissions control warranty. ...

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October 24, 2020 00:24:38
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The Opponents to Massachusetts Right to Repair feat. Conor Yunits

Conor is a seasoned public affairs and communications strategist adept at packaging complex issues for policy makers, the public and media. He uses his deep mix of public sector and communications experience across our government affairs accounts, real estate and health care clients, and in our issues management and crisis practice as well. He is also a talented writer, adept at penning thought leadership and public policy pieces for the C-Suite and elected officials. Before coming to Solomon McCown&, Conor served in a senior role at Liberty Square Group, working with clients to raise their profiles and achieve their public policy goals. Some of his clients included PhRMA, Horizons for Homeless Children, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, MassMutual, and the Provider’s Council. He also served as director of communications for the campaigns of Congressman Stephen F. Lynch, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch. Earlier in his career, Conor was director of communications for the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. He got his start at the State House, working for State Representative Thomas P. Kennedy. Conor graduated from The George Washington University and earned a Master of Science in Public Affairs from the McCormack School of Policy Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He serves on the board of the Good Samaritan Medical Center and the Old Colony YMCA. ...

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October 21, 2020 00:43:22
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Chris Cargill | Free Markets Destroy

  EPISODE NOTES Free Markets Destroy celebrates the power of free markets to tackle humanity's most daunting challenges. The world isn't perfect, but it's getting better very day thanks to entrepreneurs who work tirelessly to deliver life-changing innovations. Be a part of the solution by harnessing the power of markets to improve everything. Source: Free Markets Destroy web     Excerpt from Spokane Journal Most fair-minded Washingtonians have been shocked by the recent events in Seattle. Failed city leadership and a political movement concentrated on turning Seattle into an American socialist experiment are ripping the city apart. Read more from Spokane Journal.     About Chris Cargill   Chris Cargill is the Eastern Washington Director at Washington Policy Center. A sixth-generation Eastern Washingtonian, Chris graduated from Gonzaga University with a B.A. in broadcast communication studies and political science. Before joining WPC in 2009, he worked in television news for ten years at FOX and ABC affiliates in Spokane. He has had the opportunity to serve on many community boards, including the Spokane Valley and Tri-City Regional Chambers, as well as the Spokane Regional Transportation Commission. He is the author of numerous policy studies on Eastern Washington issues and is a frequent guest host and commentator on news radio stations through the state.     About The Pursuit The Pursuit documentary by Arthur Brooks   |   IMDB ...

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October 14, 2020 01:00:32
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Mariya Frost | Washington Policy Center

EPISODE NOTES Book Gridlock: Why We're Stuck In Traffic And What To Do About It by Randal O'Toole Passage 1: Smart growth is based on the premise that Americans need to drive less to reduce congestion, energy consumption, and environmental impacts. To reduce driving, the vision calls for spending more money on urban transit, intercity rail, and bike/pedestrian facilities. The vision also calls for reducing the average size of lots for single-family homes and increasing the percentage of people who live in multifamily housing or mixed-used developments, both of which are supposed to reduce driving. Passage 2 Efficiency vision is based on the premise that the resources available for transportation improvements are scarce and should be used as effectively as possible. This vision relies on user fees rather than taxes to pay for transportation. Transportation decisions are made by setting goals (sometimes called performance standards) and ranking transportation projects according to their ability to meet those goals. Goals could include congestion relief, energy savings, pollution reduction, and safety. Reducing driving is not a goal but merely one possible means to attaining some of the other goals. The projects that achieve the goals at the lowest cost are selected. Article How Contracting Improves the Service Quality and Accountability of Mass Transit   Follow Mariya Frost Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Washington Policy Center   Related Episodes Upward Social Mobility Part 2 Road Usage Charge CVNA Only Goes Up Micromobility Regulation for Urbanites and Suburbanites   ...

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August 05, 2020 00:15:08
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What Would You Like to Accomplish With Your Money

The question you haven't asked yourself.   Related episodes If Google Ran My Dealership $CVNA Only Goes up A Guide for Daughters in Automotive Vetting a Tech Partner   Notes  |  Resources Zoom Bomb every Wednesday 8am - 9am PST  |  Zoom Honda of Downtown Los Angeles  |  Web Brandon Stevens Motors  |  Web   ***** Wisco Weekly ***** New Business Models for the Mobility of People and Goods. Become a Fan. Soon, become a Member. Subscribe for now. ✌(-‿-)✌   ...

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July 29, 2020 00:50:53
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Vetting a Tech Partner feat. Joseph Kacala

During this COVID-19 pandemic, it is more than normal for small businesses to experience a host of problems. These problems are segmented into two categories -- personal and professional. For instance, there may be personal problems affecting employees that in turn affect the business operation, and there are professional problems like turning the business into a more digital operation. It is not obvious which derives first, and hence, the attempt at solving them leaves no empty space on the whiteboard. So how should businesses approach these problems? One way is to think like a mechanic. Our featured guest is Joseph Kacala, the Chief Product Officer at automotiveMastermind. He's a mechanic-turned-tech guy, and his approach to addressing problems is to simply dive in and start the work. This mindset plays out in his personal life where he and his wife operate a non-profit dog rescue and encounter problems like where to take dogs to get them spade or neutered. And this mindset also carries over into his professional life where he and team at automotiveMastermind pivoted from a SAAS operation to a business development center to aid their dealer clients. It's not sexy, it's not glamourous, you must get your hands dirty...just like a mechanic. Tune in to hear how Mr. Kacala approaches problem solving, and how businesses should "vet" technology solution providers. What is certain coming out of COVID-19 is that businesses will transform their existing operation into a digital one. And these digital operations will drive the new business models for the mobility of people and goods. Related Episodes To Creatively Problem-Solve, Be Disciplined Why Used Cars Has A Future The Relationship Between Mentor and Mentee Cash Is King, ...

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