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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 30, 2021 00:22:29
Predicting the Next Paycheck (Part 1)

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 ...

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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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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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