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171

April 09, 2021 00:33:21
Buy, Sell, Hold (MILE Earnings Call)

Buy, Sell, Hold (MILE Earnings Call)

Episode #171 is a review of Metromile (NASDAQ: MILE) Earnings Call from March 30, 2021. This earnings call covers the fourth quarter and full-year 2020 financial results. Tune in and decide whether to buy, sell, or hold. Subscribe to Wisco Weekly to get more educational information on where to make investments.    Notes  |  Resources Metromile |  Q4 and Full Year 2020 Financial Results Intro song  |  Happy Trails by Geva Alon |  Spotify   ***** Wisco Weekly *****By Automotive Executives, For Automotive Entrepreneurs Founder and Host, Dennis Wisco, takes his Business Class listeners through the culture and society of automotive business. Subscribe and follow the money to know where you can #maketheinvestment. Wisco Weekly is proudly supported by automotiveMastermind. Visit automotivemastermind.com to learn more about predictive analytics and marketing automation. ✌(-‿-)✌   ...

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170

April 07, 2021 00:22:32
Buy, Sell, Hold (XL Earnings Call)

Buy, Sell, Hold (XL Earnings Call)

Episode #170 is a review of XL Fleet (NYSE: XL) Earnings Call from March 31, 2021. This earnings call covers the fourth quarter and full-year 2020 financial results. Tune in and decide whether to buy, sell, or hold. Stay tuned for the Metromile (NASDAQ: MILE) Earnings Call. Subscribe to Wisco Weekly to get more educational information on where to make investments.    Notes  |  Resources XL Fleet |  Q4 and Full Year 2020 Financial Results Intro song  |  Troubled Mind by Geva Alon |  Spotify   ***** Wisco Weekly *****By Automotive Executives, For Automotive Entrepreneurs Founder and Host, Dennis Wisco, takes his Business Class listeners through the culture and society of automotive business. Subscribe and follow the money to know where you can #maketheinvestment. Wisco Weekly is proudly supported by automotiveMastermind. Visit automotivemastermind.com to learn more about predictive analytics and marketing automation. ✌(-‿-)✌   ...

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169

April 01, 2021 00:43:31
SPAC Retail Investor or Board of Director feat. Machua Millett

SPAC Retail Investor or Board of Director feat. Machua Millett

Machua Millett is the Chief Innovation Officer for Marsh & McLennan (NYSE: MMC). He specializes in policy drafting, program placement, and claims advocacy regarding management and professional liability insurance issues for investment firms. One particular area that Machua dives into intensively is that of SPACs. Tune in to hear Machua's risk assessment and management strategies on SPACs, especially as we look at a particular case of XL Fleet Corp. (NYSE: XL).   About Machua Millett I specialize in policy drafting, program placement and claims advocacy regarding management and professional liability insurance issues for private equity, venture capital, and hedge funds and private and public companies. I am responsible for overseeing technical insurance policy drafting for our General Partner Liability and portfolio company D&O books, as well as guiding private companies through the insurance aspects of the Initial Public Offering (IPO) process. I am also a senior claims advocate for our alternative investment fund and private and public company clients when they have a claims dispute.My background is as a general commercial litigator, securities class action defense attorney and insurance coverage lawyer. Before Marsh, I spent ten years defending alternative investment firms, private and public companies against regulatory investigations, derivative and class action securities suits, general commercial lawsuits and insurance coverage actions at Bingham McCutchen, Skadden Arps and Edwards Wildman.I was born in Nicaragua, and grew up in Nicaragua and Costa Rica before coming to the United States. I graduated from New Lebanon Junior/Senior High School as a National Merit Scholar, summa cum laude from Tufts University, and Harvard Law School. I live outside of Boston, MA with my wife and two boys.    Complaint A class action has ...

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168

March 26, 2021 00:16:27
Be Better with Data, Do Better with Data. My Response to #StopAsianHate Campaign.

Be Better with Data, Do Better with Data. My Response to #StopAsianHate Campaign.

From Mercedes Benz USA to Cox Automotive to Big Media, the #StopAsianHate campaign has forced many to speak out against the anti-Asian sentiment that has been permeating in our culture. In particular, there was a report that many have cited to support the anti-Asian sentiment, Stop AAPI Hate National Report. Upon scrutinizing and analyzing the data, it is very incomplete and certainly not a report that we should be basing policy or even organizational decisions on. The data is a good starting point, and we need the proficiency and competency of data scientists to help discern what is important, what is not important, and what are we missing.  If indeed there is an anti-Asian sentiment in the United States (and beyond), then we need to raise the bar of the data collection process. We need to improve the surveys to produce more accurate results. We need to collaborate with other entities and data sets to produce more meaningful data. Be better with data. Do better with data. So we can make better decisions.     Notes  |  Resources Stop AAPI Hate Report  | Link FBI Crime Statistics  |  Link   ***** Wisco Weekly *****By Automotive Executives, For Automotive Entrepreneurs Founder and Host, Dennis Wisco, takes his Business Class listeners through the culture and society of automotive business. Subscribe and follow the money to know where you can #maketheinvestment. ✌(-‿-)✌   ...

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167

March 24, 2021 01:26:12
On Bob Woodward, Franchise Business Model vs Franchise Law feat. Rhett Ricart

On Bob Woodward, Franchise Business Model vs Franchise Law feat. Rhett Ricart

Rhett Ricart is the Dealer Principal of Ricart Automotive Group based in Columbus Ohio. In episode #167, Ricart shares more behind the scences insight into his interview with Bob Woodward. Additionally, the outspoken Ricart is never one to back down from introducing "tension into the system." Dennis and Rhett get into a lively discussion regarding how the franchise business model is limited-bound due to franchise law.   About Rhett Ricart Rhett Ricart is CEO and owner of Ricart Automotive Group, in Columbus, Ohio. Ricart Ford was founded in June 1953, by his father, Paul Ricart Sr. It was his father's philosophy that in order to lead, you have to work alongside the employees first so he started out washing cars and worked in every aspect of the business. In 1982, Rhett and his brother, Fred, assumed ownership of the dealership. Today, they employ more than 500 and annually sell approximately 14,000 new and used vehicles across six new product lines. Ricart was the 2020 chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association and represents Ohio's franchised new-car dealers on the board of directors.   Related Episodes The Social Entrepreneur and Her $100 Million Bond To Creatively Problem Solve, Be Disciplined The Anti-Planner of Government Planning Cash is King, or Cash for Clunkers The Correlation of Homes Sales to Auto Sales Vanlife Mini Series: Home Is Where You Park It   Notes  |  Resources Rhett Ricart  |  Email Ricart Automotive Group  |  Facebook  |  Instagram  |  LinkedIn  |  Twitter Musicians Against Cancer  |  Web Intro song  |  Minor Change by Maya Isac |  Spotify   ***** Wisco Weekly *****By Automotive Executives, For Automotive Entrepreneurs Founder and Host, Dennis Wisco, takes his Business Class listeners ...

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166

March 17, 2021 00:59:49
The Used Car Salesman to the World feat. Dan Oscarson

The Used Car Salesman to the World feat. Dan Oscarson

Dan Oscarson is the Vice President of Global Business Development for IAA, Inc. (NYSE: IAA). In his role, he travels to explore new market opportunities for the export-import of US vehicles to countries like United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Belarus, Honduras, Ghana, Nigeria, to name a few. Tune in to hear Dan's journey on building out an internationall export business.   About Dan Oscarson Dan Oscarson began his career as an auction manager and learned the car-auction business from the ground up. He transitioned into a full-time marketing role in 1998 and directed all corporate marketing activity during a period of intense growth that included the introduction of an online bidding platform, and an increase in physical auction locations from 47, to over 150 in 2013. Between 2007 and 2013, he focused exclusively on all global buyer marketing activity and strengthened auction attendance with new buyers—both domestic and international—and contributed to a significant increase to the average vehicle selling price. Since 2013, Dan has dedicated his efforts full time on the development of international markets where approx. 30% of IAA's 1.6M vehicles sold each year are currently being exported.   Related Episodes John Kett The Anti-Planner of Government Planning The Correlation of Homes Sales to Auto Sales Xos Trucks SPAC Offering COVID Mini Series: Upward Social Mobility Vanlife Mini Series: Home Is Where You Park It   Notes  |  Resources Dan Oscarson  |  LinkedIn  |  IAA Intro song  |  El Rio Fluye by Reuven Bransburg |  Spotify   ***** Wisco Weekly *****By Automotive Executives, For Automotive Entrepreneurs Founder and Host, Dennis Wisco, takes his Business Class listeners through the culture and society of automotive business. Subscribe and follow the money to know where you ...

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