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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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January 29, 2020 00:44:50
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Senior Mobility and SB50 with Rudy Salo

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] For aging Americans, one of the most pressing concerns when it comes to their autonomy is transportation. But is this a mobility, economic, or social issue? Or a combination of all three? In this episode, Dennis Wisco and Rudy Salo address the biggest problems faced by senior citizens on the move, like LAX-it, rent spikes in transit-oriented development areas, and how "Dial-A-Ride" senior ridesharing paved the way for today's most popular taxi alternatives. "Freedom is Movement. Can I go from here to there safely? That's it. That's freedom." - Rudy Salo Every year, over 600,000 seniors are forced to give up their driver's licenses. This can be attributed to a variety of factors, the frontrunner being that many seniors age out of eligibility for insurance coverage. This decreased autonomy in movement prompts many seniors to consider relocating to senior living communities, or cities. However, even after a decade of public transit development initiatives, LA's public transit system remains largely inaccessible to the community members who need it most. As the "Baby Boomer" generation comes into retirement age, the concerns of seniors are projected to shape the business models for the mobility of people and goods for the future more than ever before. Tune in to this episode to hear how policies like California S.B. 50, accessible metro stations, and autonomous vehicles are opening doors for seniors on the move. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row] ...

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January 28, 2020 00:35:04
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Aztec Racing feat. Dani Phan and Austin Hoang

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Like many other industries, the future leaders in automobility incubate on college campuses across the United States. In this episode, host Dennis Wisco comes to you from the Aztec Racing Team workshop with Team President Dani Phan and Chief Engineer Austin Hoang at San Diego State University to kick off a series highlighting Formula SAE clubs on college campuses. Formula SAE is an international collegiate design competition that challenges student teams to design and manufacture an open-wheel race car during the academic year. There are two annual Formula SAE competitions in the United States that consist of three judged phases – Design, Performance, and Business. Because of this, to perform well, team members are expected to have not only high-performance racing vehicles, but also excellent project management, teamwork, and business skills. Aztec Racing is a non-profit student organization at San Diego State University that welcomes all current students at the school regardless of their declared major. Founded in 1994 with limited resources and low student interest, Aztec Racing has since gone on to receive many recognitions within the Formula SAE organization, including the SAE Perseverance Award for being one of the top three rookie teams at the FSAE West Competition in Fontana, California in 2008. This academic year, Aztec Racing was fortunate enough to receive increased funding from the SDSU Student Org’s allotted budget, which will allow them to make more creative choices with their entry, while still following a structured production cycle, use industry-standard simulation software to aid design, and use quantifiable data to justify design choices. In this episode, Dennis, Dani, and Austin discuss leadership in automobility spaces, design constraints of student-engineered racing vehicles, and hot topics in the ...

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January 27, 2020 00:50:18
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Building a Business around Tesla feat. Rahul and Haydn Sonnad

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] From the Model S's to the Model X's and the new Cybertruck, there is no doubt that Tesla is revolutionizing the automobility experience across the globe through the integration of electricity and technology in their groundbreaking designs. In this episode, host Dennis Wisco speaks with father-son power duo Rahul and Haydn Sonnad, on how they were able to build an exceptional business model off of the success of a pre-existing business. Rahul and Haydn are the co-founders of Tesloop, a one-way transit rental company that moves people and goods between Los Angeles and San Diego with crowdsourced Tesla vehicles. Rahul Sonnad holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Master's in Computer Science and Japanese from the University of Washington. Prior to Tesloop, Rahul worked as an engineering manager at Adobe and at Microsoft. His responsibilities included serving as a product designer for Microsoft Word, as well as the Research & Development Manager for all Asian releases of Microsoft Office. Rahul's interest in Tesla vehicles is its similarity to a digital media service by allowing users to optimize their experience through interactivity and upgrades over time. Rahul is a creative businessman, and passionate about exploring the future of transportation through his work with small start-ups like Tesloop. Rahul's youthful son, Haydn Sonnad, first conceived the Tesloop transportation model while developing a strategy to procure and finance a vehicle for his summer vacation at age 16. Haydn has always been passionate about automobility and first-class travel, and regularly attends the Tesla Shareholders meetings where he often addresses his most pressing automobility questions to Elon Musk himself. Haydn's current responsibilities at Tesloop as the company continues to expand its operations include corporate ...

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January 23, 2020 00:06:26
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VIDEO: Would You Participate on a MANEL or WANEL?

[vc_row][vc_column width="4/5"][vc_column_text] Brooke Skinner Ricketts, CMO at Cars.com, shares some bold insight into developing your career. Footage taken from Women in Automotive Conference 2019. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/5"][vc_row_inner css=".vc_custom_1551208959067{border-left-width: 2px !important;padding-right: px !important;padding-left: 30px !important;border-left-color: #d3d3d3 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;}"][vc_column_inner css=".vc_custom_1551209510648{margin-top: -100px !important;}"][vc_custom_heading text="Related Episodes" font_container="tag:h4|text_align:left|color:%23000000" use_theme_fonts="yes" css=".vc_custom_1551212450918{margin-right: 5px !important;margin-left: 5px !important;border-bottom-width: 1px !important;padding-right: 5px !important;padding-left: 5px !important;border-bottom-color: #d3d3d3 !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;}"][vc_column_text] Micromobility Regulation for Urbanites and Suburbanites From Private Property to a Shared Economy A Partnership for Seniors, Disabled, and Veterans How Manager Become Leaders [/vc_column_text][vc_facebook css_animation="flipInX"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="4/5"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/5" css=".vc_custom_1579794380339{padding-left: 30px !important;}"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator align="align_left" style="shadow" border_width="2" el_width="70"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text] ***** Wisco Weekly ***** New Business Models for the Mobility of People and Goods. Become a Fan. Soon, become a Member. Subscribe for now. ✌(-‿-)✌ [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][/vc_row] ...

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December 12, 2019 00:37:34
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Micromobility Regulation for Urbanites and Suburbanites feat. Rasheq Zarif

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Recording at the LA Convention Center at AutoMobility LA, the Managing Director and Tech Lead of Deloitte's Future of Mobility, Rasheq Zarif, shares insights into recommended regulations for public and private partnerships. In light of LA Department of Transportation's fight with Uber's Jump, micromobility regulations impact not just urban environments like downtown Los Angeles, but also the suburbs. Prior to joining Deloitte, Rasheq served in a variety of leadership roles at Mercedes Benz for almost 15 years. He has driven future product strategy, technology development, and piloted new technologies. Most recently, he served as the Head of Lab 1886 USA, an incubator for Mercedes Benz based in Silicon Valley. Rasheq has operationalized and scaled innovations around various digital mobility services. He has also been part of leading cultural transformations and establishing partnerships/alliances for the Deloitte. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row] ...

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December 04, 2019 00:40:12
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A Partnership for Seniors, Disabled, and Veterans feat. Amanda Roraff

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Recording at the Dandelion Chocolate store in Row DTLA, we feature the Managing Director of Planet M, Mrs. Amanda Roraff. Amanda has scaled the ranks of Planet M, an organization which aims to connect Michigan's assets with new and growing tech companies. She began her journey in October of 2017 as their Operations Manager, and two years later, she assumes the head role as Managing Director of the same organization. With a background in marketing, communication, and event management, Amanda has contributed toward nearly 4,000 connections totaling more than $29 million in facilitated revenue. She is a graduate of Michigan State University. In episode #105, Amanda shares insight into public private partnerships that serve seniors, disabled, and veterans. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row] ...

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