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This episode is also available in video format on www.Loyalty TV. Today's episode is the first time we are featuring an automotive brand as our guest, and we are delighted it's such an iconic brand. The Ford Motor Company has recently celebrated 120 years in business, and is truly a pioneer of modern transportation. Their approach to loyalty is super exciting, so we were thrilled recently to meet Beth Leverton at the Comarch User Group conference in Poland. Beth is the Director of Rewards, Loyalty and CX for the Ford Motor Group, and she joins us on the show today to share both the benefits and challenges of driving loyalty for such a huge organization that sells cars in over 126 countries globally! Listen / watch to enjoy this conversation with Beth Leverton from the Ford Motor company. Show Notes :- 1) The Ford Motor Company 2) Beth Leverton 3) www.Loyalty TV
Do you have a compass to navigate the engineering organization? What are the tools and frameworks we need to quickly operate and succeed at work? Listen now for these answers and more! ============================ When you're ready, here are three ways I can help you build your engineering career: 1. Engineering Career Accelerator™️ Scorecard … foundational development actions and key points you can check, score, and apply immediately to stand out and excel at work. 2. Join us at Happy Hour … a limited-attendance LIVE monthly workshop where we dig deep into career growth strategies and provide 1:1 open coaching for you at the end of the session. 3. Work with me directly … start with a free chat and ensure it's a great fit, then work with me and my team privately in our intensive coaching program, exclusively for engineers. ============================ In this episode, skip ahead 40 years of experience and learn from someone else's mistakes what it takes to succeed at work with Dr. Robert “Bob” Santer. Bob knows that transitioning new engineers into professionals who can blend in and contribute to the technical organization is, at best, doubtful. Worse still, you and I both know that even a decade later as engineering managers, we still have huge gaps in what it takes to succeed outside our technical acumen! Bob has his PhD in Engineering from the University of Michigan, GO BLUE! He has over 40 years of domestic and international industry experience in the aerospace and automotive fields as an engineering management professional, including Boeing and the Ford Motor Company. If you love to learn, and you want to succeed as an engineering leader, then you'll love Bob's rigorous organizational framework to operate from. He delivers guidance using a dual approach of academic insight and decades of hands-on professional experience. So press play and let's chat… it's amazing how fast you can go when you navigate with the right compass! ============================ HAPPY ENGINEER COMMUNITY LINKS: > Full Show Notes, Resources, & More > Join our Facebook Group! Get access to bonus content and live coaching as growth-minded leaders build careers together. ============================ WANT MORE AMAZING GUESTS? “I love Zach and these amazing guests on The Happy Engineer Podcast.” If that sounds like you, please consider following, rating and reviewing the show! I know it's a huge favor to ask, but when you follow, leave a 5-star rating, and add an honest review of how these episodes are helping you… it's a massive benefit for getting the attention of powerhouse guests on this show. On Apple Podcasts, click our show, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with 5-stars, and select “Write a Review.” Thank you so much. ============================ Connect with your host, Zach White: LinkedIn (primary) Instagram Facebook YouTube
In today's episode, we have the pleasure of having a special guest, Geralyn Gaines, Guest Experience Immersion Manager at Ford Motor Company.Join us on this episode of the Press One podcast as we speak with Geraldine Gaines, the Guest Experience Immersion Manager at Ford Motor Company. Geraldine shares insights on enhancing the guest experience, the importance of diversity and inclusion, and the evolution of customer expectations in the automotive industry.In this episode, we'll cover:- The role of the Guest Experience Immersion Manager at Ford Motor Company- Why it's important for dealerships to reflect the diversity of their local communities- The shift from viewing customers as transactions to treating them as guests- Strategies for enhancing the guest experience, including Four Pass Rewards and remote service options- The use of Net Promoter Score to measure customer advocacy and satisfaction.Get ready to be inspired and gain the knowledge you need to elevate your own guest experiences!__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________"They want somebody who can relate. They want to talk to somebody who can relate to them and that can best serve their needs." [00:02:45]"We want to be able to attract people to our brand by providing them with these very unique experiences." [00:06:38]"If it takes that little extra time with the guests, they'll rave about you, and you'll bring in even more business." [00:19:10]"Guests want convenience." [00:20:59]"I love hospitality. This is my dream job." [00:22:12]ABOUT NICK GLIMSDAHLSubscribe to my weekly newsletterFind me on TwitterFind me on LinkedInLISTENER SUPPORTPurchase Nick's books: Reasons NOT to Focus on Employee Experience: A Comprehensive GuideApparel: https://www.teepublic.com/user/press-1-for-nick Support this show through Buy Me A CoffeeBOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:Learn about all the guests book recommendations here: https://press1fornick.com/books/ BROUGHT TO YOU BY:VDS: They are a client-first consulting firm focused on strategy, business outcomes, and technology. They provide holistic consulting services to optimize your customer contact center, inspiring and designing transformational change to modernize and prepare your business for the future. Learn more: https://www.govds.com/This podcast is under the umbrella of CX of M Radio: https://cxofm.org/Podcast-Shows/ SPONSORING OPPORTUNITIES:Interested in partnering with the Press 1 For Nick podcast? Click here: https://press1fornick.com/lets-talk/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/press1fornick/message
At the helm of The Parade Company since 2009, Tony Michaels is President & CEO of the iconic Detroit non-profit organization and served on its Board of Directors for over a decade. He leads some of Detroit's most storied traditions, including the near century-old America's Thanksgiving Parade presented by Gardner White and the world-class Ford Fireworks, which have both delighted generations of families and resulted in significant economic impact for the region. He has led major growth of The Parade Company with bringing on Gardner White as presenting sponsor of the parade through 2031, one of the oldest in the nation, and attracting top partners and sponsors of Michigan and global companies. He has expanded the broadcast to 185 television markets in the U.S., and under his leadership, the parade is recognized as the Best Holiday Parade in America by USA TODAY. In addition, The Parade Company produces several other Detroit jewels including the Strategic Staffing Solutions Turkey Trot and Hob Nobble Gobble presented by Ford Motor Company, among other year-round events. Tony is a distinguished Michigan business leader and has received a multitude of honors for championing initiatives. Most recently, Tony was named 2022 Michiganian of the Year by the Detroit News, received the 2022 Edward H. McNamara Goodfellow of the Year Award and the Spirit of Detroit Award from Detroit City Council. He is on the Board of Directors for the Detroit Economic Club and Henry Ford Hospital West Bloomfield, and an advisor to non-profit organizations and business and community leaders, including the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester and the Marketing Committee of the Detroit Zoo. He is of counsel to the Woodward Dream Cruise and Brand Advisor to the Detroit Jazz Festival. Previously, Tony was the CEO of Elias Brothers Restaurants from 1998 to 2000, and held that same position from 2001 to 2008 at the newly formed company, which he worked on developing called Big Boy Restaurants LLC. Tony took over Elias Brothers as the company was headed into financial trouble and successfully structured a deal that allowed for the company's assets to be purchased under new ownership. This plan resulted in the company experiencing significant growth, including preserving existing jobs and the disciplined creation of new positions that supported the local and national growth of the brand. During this time, a complete rebranding of the company also occurred. Nation's Restaurant News took notice and named Big Boy Restaurants, LLC as the exclusive winner of the “”Hot Again Concept”” award in 2007. Prior to 1998, he served as Chief Marketing Officer at the company. Tony is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing. He and his wife Clarice reside in Rochester Hills and have three grown children. Connect with Jon Dwoskin: Twitter: @jdwoskin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonathan.dwoskin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejondwoskinexperience/ Website: https://jondwoskin.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jondwoskin/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Get Jon's Book: The Think Big Movement: Grow your business big. Very Big! Connect with Tony Michaels: Website: www.theparade.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Parade-Company/161194990591639 Instagram: https://instagram.com/paradecompany/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ParadeCo YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzNXA4pQjtyVERcRldrEPIA *E – explicit language may be used in this podcast.
Interview with Tim Harrison, Managing Director of Ionic Rare EarthsOur previous interview: https://www.cruxinvestor.com/posts/ionic-rare-earth-ixr-battery-recycler-ahead-of-the-pack-3252Recording date: 21st November 2023Building Europe's Rare Earths Supply Chain from Mine Through RecyclingRare earth elements may lack mainstream name recognition, yet they play irreplaceable roles across electric transport, renewable power, robotics, and defence sectors. Despite such critical applications, Europe sources over 90% of its rare earths from China, creating a major strategic vulnerability. However, determined policy action coupled with private sector innovation could soon change this landscape.Australian firm Ionic Rare Earths is advancing projects on two fronts to onshore rare earths into Europe and build more resilient supply chains. The company is finalizing permitting to develop the Makuutu rare earths deposit in Uganda, while simultaneously commissioning a novel rare earths recycling plant in Northern Ireland this January.Makuutu could become one of few large-scale rare earths mines outside China meeting European standards for responsible and transparent mineral development. Containing a large ionic clay deposit, metallurgical breakthroughs allow rare earths at Makuutu to be extracted via simple processes already proven successful in Southern China.With over 94% of land access agreements secured and continued positive drill results, Ionic believes necessary approvals are nearing completion to allow initial production of mixed rare earth carbonate samples by Q1 2024. Director Tim Harrison explains that establishing this early output will let potential customers complete their own assessments as full-scale development continues.In tandem, Ionic's Artic Technologies joint venture is preparing for 24/7 operation at its Belfast rare earth recycling plant. This ground-breaking facility can extract rare earths from not just end-of-life magnets but also manufacturing scrap and other waste residues containing them. This greater feedstock flexibility bolsters supply security.Already tied to a European supply agreement with Less Common Metals and Ford Motor Company, initial outputs from Belfast will showcase Artic's technologies to other manufacturers. Supporting Europe's goal for 25% of rare earth magnets to come from recycling by 2030, Artic aims to undertake feasibility studies in 2023 for commercial-scale development.Getting both the Makuutu mine and Artic recycling plant successfully online would showcase Ionic Rare Earths' capacity to deliver end-to-end rare earths supply chains on European soil. Integrating complementary primary and secondary production with regional manufacturing can help the continent minimise dependence on Chinese imports over the long-term.—View Ionic Rare Earth's company profile: https://www.cruxinvestor.com/companies/ionic-rare-earths-ltdSign up for Crux Investor: https://cruxinvestor.com
William Magnuson, a professor at Texas A&M Law School and former Harvard University professor, discusses his book For Profit: A History of Corporations. The book covers eight different corporations throughout history, illustrating different facets of corporations. William chose these eight corporations because they were relevant to the modern world and their importance in shaping society. He aimed to explore the origins of corporations, focusing on foundational moments in corporate law, such as ancient Rome's tax-gathering entities, and the Medici bank. He talks about how studying corporations over 2000 years brought to light trends and why today's citizens are more impacted by corporations than at any other time in history. William considered including the Soviet Union, which was one of the world's great experiments in trying to structure and economy without corporations. However, he did not include any consumer packaged goods or retail companies on the list. He also considered researching other major tech companies like Apple, Google, and Microsoft, but ultimately chose not to include them. He also considered adding Japanese corporations, as there is a long history within corporate law scholarship that has similarities with US law but also some major differences. He highlights the importance of understanding the legal concept of corporations and the evolution of their features over time. He also acknowledges the potential for further research into other cultures and corporations, such as Japanese corporations, which could provide valuable insights into corporate law scholarship. Common Characteristics of the Modern Corporation The concept of a corporation has its roots in various ancient cultures, including the Incas, Chinese, and Japan. Europe was largely based on the Roman model, which outsourced government services to private individuals or organizations. This model was copied in Renaissance Italy and eventually moved up to the joint stock era in the 1600s. Japan has a long history of large conglomerate organizations, which are family-oriented and have evolved over time. The American corporation is largely based on the European tradition. Some common characteristics of modern corporations include limited liability, professional management class; single entity operation, and immortality, where a corporation never dies or ceases to exist, unlike partnerships, which end when one partner dies. This is important because historically, partnerships ended when one partner died, which was problematic for tax gathering in ancient Roman republics. Corporations are immortal, meaning they continue to exist even after the death of a single member or stockholder. The Birth of the Corporation The Roman Republic's Fabian strategy, which involved avoiding set battles and using private enterprise, played a significant role in the creation of corporations. In 218 BC, during the Punic War between Rome and Carthage, the Roman commander Cornelius Skipio wrote to the Senate, asking for supplies to continue the war. The Roman senate ran out of money, they made a plea to Roman citizens for support, and in return they asked for several terms, and this led to the idea of private enterprises as a solution to the problem, and legal rights for specific entities. In the Roman Republic, corporations had to have certain institutions in place to function effectively. These institutions included the Senate passing laws, corporate attorneys, banks, and other infrastructure. The rule of law was crucial for these entities to thrive, as it allowed them to enforce contracts in court. This rule of law was a key factor in the rise of the corporation in Renaissance Florence, where fragmented policies and conflicts between duchies, barons, kingdoms, empires, and city states were prevalent. The Medici bank, for example, created a rule of law within the city of Florence, creating separate entities with 15 branches, each serving as its own entity. This allowed them to create a rule of law in a world that didn't have it. Cities and Religious Organizations as Corporations Religious organizations, such as monasteries, were also considered corporations, but they were not in the same line of business. Cities, on the other hand, were outliers in the history of corporations, as they sought to protect their liberties and rights. Cities were able to benefit from incorporation, as they were protected by the Magna Carta. Corporations are flexible entities that can be used for various enterprises. William explains the element of limited liability, which is a fascinating element of corporations. It provides risk protection for owners, allowing them to gather capital and launch larger enterprises. However, the concept of limited liability was not always clear, and some statutes are still ambiguous. For example, the East India Company, which was one of the first corporations to adopt limited liability, was a case study that illustrates the importance of limited liability in the early years of corporations. Early Ideas of Governance in Corporations William discusses the concept of governance in corporations, focusing on the separation of owners and managers and how to align them. This separation is crucial for modern corporations with hundreds of thousands of shareholders, as it prevents conflicts between managers and shareholders. One example of this is Ford Motor Company, founded by Henry Ford in the early 1900s. Ford was known for his fiddling around and raising money from wealthy investors, but faced criticism from shareholders who were concerned about his financial performance. This led to a conflict of interest between Ford and his shareholders, which eventually led to the foundational concept of fiduciary duty in corporate law. William also discusses the history of shares trading hands, mentioning that in ancient Rome, there were physical certificates representing stock ownership. However, there is little evidence on the exact structure or form of the stock market. Today, the system is moving towards an electric electronic system, making it more complex. William teaches a class on the settlement of trades, which is one of the main focuses in FinTech and other research interests. He also discusses the evolution of the stock trading system, highlighting the importance of understanding the complex nature of the process of trading shares. The History of Corporate Advisors William discusses the history of corporations using professionals outside their four walls to advise them. He cites KKR, a private equity firm, as an example of a corporation that uses an ecosystem of professionals to help it operate in the world. The role of these professionals has become more important as corporate law and the corporate form become bigger and more complicated in the modern world. Institutional investors have also played a role in the venture capital industry, often spearheading companies with the interests of venture capitalists. Facebook's structure and story are shaped by its funding model, which was honed into the idea that venture capitalists would take bets and try to reach rapid growth to create a platform effect. This model is emulated by many other startups today. There is a big debate about the corporate purpose, whether they should focus on profit or consider environmental, social, or governance issues. Throughout his research, William was surprised to find that the structure of corporations has always been similar to the debates within society, and major corporations have always led to major changes in how they are regulated. For example, mass production, oil production, and concerns about too big to fail have led to new issues being raised when there is mass production or oil production. Misconceptions about Corporations and Their Role in Society William discusses the misconceptions about corporations and their role in society. He argues that corporations were created to promote the common good, not just profit, although what could be debated is what the common good means. This idea is based on historical evidence, such as the creation of the Florentine government and Queen Elizabeth England. He also discusses the debate surrounding fiduciary duties and the role of boards of directors, managers, and officers in determining the interests of shareholders. He disagrees with some scholars about the role of fiduciary duties and the broad discretion granted to managers to consider other interests beyond shareholder profit. He believes that this broad discretion has been informed by his research into the history of corporations and the factors that have led them to thrive. William's next book is on the history of law, focusing on foundational moments in time when the way we think about law, the rule of law, the Constitution, judges, and democracy have changed. He goes back to ancient Athens, ancient Rome, and the development of the code, moving up through the US Constitution Magna Carta to the current draft of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Links: Some additional book recommendations on corporate history from Professor Magnuson: Ernst Badian, Publicans and Sinners: Private Enterprise in the Service of the Roman Republic Raymond de Roover, The Rise and Decline of the Medici Bank William Dalrymple, The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge, The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea CONTACT: Twitter: @profmagnuson LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-magnuson-56479473/ Unleashed is produced by Umbrex, which has a mission of connecting independent management consultants with one another, creating opportunities for members to meet, build relationships, and share lessons learned. Learn more at www.umbrex.com.
In this episode of KAJ Masterclass LIVE, join host Khudania Ajay as he delves into the realm of Business Innovation with the insightful Thomas Storteboom, founder of i2e Solutions, a consulting practice helping companies bring their ideas to life. They explore the dynamics of ideas in business, the challenges companies face, and practical solutions for fostering innovation. From the importance of aligning innovation with growth to selecting the right ideas, this episode is a masterclass in navigating the ever-evolving landscape of business innovation.
November 17, 2023 ~ Mary Culler, President of the Ford Fund … and Tony Michaels, President & CEO of The Parade Company. Tonight is Hob Nobble Gobble presented by Ford Motor Company, the premier fundraiser for America's Thanksgiving Parade presented by Gardner White.
Discover the secrets of successful real estate investing with Paul Moore, the mastermind behind Wellings Capital. With a diverse portfolio encompassing self-storage units, manufactured housing, and multifamily properties, Paul has become a leading authority in the industry. In our exclusive conversation, he shares his journey from Ford Motor Company to real estate mogul, unveiling the strategies that have propelled him to success.Learn about Paul's ten-year hold approach and how meticulous diversification across geographies, asset classes, and the capital stack can secure your investments. Delve into the fascinating world of acquisition equity and discover its growing importance in the market. Paul provides invaluable insights into the types of deals that benefit from rescue capital and the considerations that are essential when investing in a fund focused on acquisition equity.If you're considering a career transition into real estate, Paul's experience with pre-equity will inspire you. Explore how this strategy maximizes returns on value-add deals and facilitates a seamless shift from the corporate world. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from a true expert in the field. Tune in to our latest episode and unlock the secrets of successful real estate investing with Paul Moore.Connect with Paul on LinkedIn to stay updated with his latest insights and visit his website for more information on how you can take your real estate investments to the next level. Get ready to elevate your investment game! http://www.wellingscapital.com/VISIT OUR WEBSITEhttps://lifebridgecapital.com/Here are ways you can work with us here at Life Bridge Capital:⚡️START INVESTING TODAY: If you think that real estate syndication may be right for you, contact us today to learn more about our current investment opportunities: https://lifebridgecapital.com/investwithlbc⚡️Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@TheRealEstateSyndicationShow
Air Date 11/14/2023 The Supreme Court turned the table on average, working people back in the 70s when they empowered wealthy individuals and corporations to have an outsized role in our politics. Now we're trapped in the reality that shift in power created and are dreaming of a better way to manage our economic and political systems for the benefit of all people. Be part of the show! Leave us a message or text at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Transcript BestOfTheLeft.com/Support (Members Get Bonus Clips and Shows + No Ads!) Join our Discord community! Related Episodes: #1247 The Fight for the Four Freedoms (FDR vs. Libertarianism) SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: Citizens United Has Destroyed America Why Is Nobody Talking About It - Thom Harmann Program - Air Date 10-27-23 If America is to recover any semblance of meaningful democracy in our country, we have to cut out the cancer of big money in our political system. We MUST overturn Citizens United. Ch. 2: How Things Work Congress's Revolving Door - Jim Hightower's Lowdown - Air Date 11-9-23 Hear it? What's that sound? “Whoop-whoop-whoop.” Oooo, it's Washington's revolving door, allowing corporate interests to come directly inside Congress to pervert public policy. Ch. 3: Corporate Bullsh*t Legal Bullsh*t - Ralph Nader Radio Hour - Air Date 11-11-23 Donald Cohen discusses the long history of corporate propaganda covering for corporate greed, and his new book Corporate Bullsh*t: Exposing the Lies and Half-Truths That Protect Profit, Power, and Wealth in America. Ch. 4: What Socialism Needs to Succeed - Economic Update - Air Date 10-32-23 This week's episode covers the crisis of today's left, the need to build upon and go beyond successful socialism of the 19th and 20th century, the state and micro focus on the workplace, and democratizing workplaces. Ch. 5: Redefining Wealth–with Aisha Nyandoro - OFF-KILTER - Air Date 11-2-23 As Aisha Nyandoro—CEO of Springboard to Opportunity and architect of the Magnolia Mother's Trust—argues in her recent Tedx Talk, it's time to redefine wealth in the United States. Ch. 6: Prof. Richard Wolff Why Not Democratize Big Auto Companies - The Zero Hour - Air Date 10-28-23 Prof Wolff joins Zero Hour with RJ Eskow to discuss the recent agreement between the Ford Motor Company and the United Auto Workers and how it relates to the larger issues of labor, capitalism, and democratizing workplaces. Ch. 7: Inside West Virginia's New Economic Bill of Rights–with Troy N. Miller - OFF-KILTER - Air Date 11-9-23 For this week's episode, Rebecca sat down with Troy N. Miller, who's long served as the Off-Kilter podcast's beloved “man behind the curtain,” aka executive producer. MEMBERS-ONLY BONUS CLIP(S) Ch. 8: How Media's Use of 'The Economy' Flattens Class Conflict - Citations Needed - Air Date 11-1-23 Kim Kelly joins to discuss the term "the economy," how and why metrics reflect interest of capital- GDP, the DOW - which are positioned as more important indicators of economic strength versus the needs of the average person. Ch. 9: Redefining Wealth–with Aisha Nyandoro Part 2 - OFF-KILTER - Air Date 11-2-23 FINAL COMMENTS Ch. 10: Final comments on how a shifting baseline obscures the inequity of our economic system MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions) SHOW IMAGE: Description: A photo of a protest banner depicting a drawn human figure with its arms out standing on top of the symbol for dollars ($). The words “People Over Profits” are written across the middle. Credit: “World Bank/IMF demonstration ” by Ben Schumin, Flickr | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 | Changes: Cropped Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Listen Anywhere! BestOfTheLeft.com/Listen Listen Anywhere! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com
Dodge Brothers: Automotive Pioneers Nov 14, 1914Born in Niles, Michigan, John and Horace Dodge blossomed into craftsmen renowned for their dedication to quality and excellence in the automotive realm. In the early 1900s, the name Dodge seeped into American households like a sweet perfume. Born in Niles, Michigan, John and Horace Dodge were pioneers, setting America's wheels in motion during the dawn of automotive manufacturing. In 1900, Detroit bloomed like a mechanical rose as industries converged, and the brothers established a modest machine shop.Soon their workshop expanded, bustling with 200 men, crafting the Evans and Dodge bicycle. These bicycles quenched the thirst for transportation for many. Yet the brothers' ambitions stretched further, to conquer the automobile industry.In 1902, Olds Motor Works of Detroit entrusted them with an order for 3,000 transmissions. The brothers mingled with automotive giants like Henry Leland and W.C. Leland, crafting steering parts and axles. By 1903, they abandoned bicycles to focus on automobiles.Henry Ford, tantalized by their skills, offered the brothers a 10% stake in his fledgling Ford Motor Company in exchange for their mechanical expertise. Thus, the Dodges found themselves forging the engines, transmissions, and other vital components of the quintessential all-American car—the Model T.The Dodge brothers soared to new heights, owning 10% of Ford while running their own empire. They built a sprawling 24-acre plant in Hamtramck, Michigan. As Henry Ford expanded his reach, the brothers sought independence and envisioned their own car.On July 17, 1914, they sold $5 million worth of public stock. The first Dodge model rolled off the assembly line on November 14 that year – a practical design selling for $785. These cars boasted a 110-inch wheelbase powered by a four-cylinder 35-horsepower engine.In 1915, their touring car burgeoned in popularity, attracting 21,000 dealership applications. Bolstered by their stellar reputation, sales soared as the brand cemented its foundations on dependability. Within five short years, they produced 121,000 cars and amassed sales of $24 million. Tragedy struck in 1920 both siblings were swept away by the treacherous currents of the influenza pandemic. Yet their legacy of resilience persisted. In 1922, Dodge pioneered the first steel-bodied closed car—an innovation that would echo through history.Their widows sold their interests in 1925, and three years later, Walter P. Chrysler acquired Dodge for $170 million, calling it "one of the soundest acts of my life." The Dodge brothers' legacy lives on, forever entwined with our automotive heritage.
In this throwback episode, our hosts interview Jason Schechterle, who used a structured settlement after his case against Ford Motor Company to create a new life for himself and his family. After suffering extreme burns to over 40% of his body, his structured settlement gave him the freedom to focus on his recovery knowing that his financial future was safe for himself and his loved ones.To learn more about Jason's story, to purchase a copy of his book Burning Shield, or to book him as a speaker, please visit his website at www.burningshield.com.
As we take time to celebrate the Veterans who have served and currently serve our country, it's important to remember the unwavering thread that unites all branches of service— the commitment to protect. This same commitment has helped fuel successful security careers and build skillsets in ways that extend beyond protection — from putting others first to being comfortable with discomfort to moving forward and finding a new approach. Chuck Randolph, Chief Security Officer at Ontic and former Infantry and Information Operations Officer in the US Army, shares a selection of clips that feature guests on our series who have served in the military and use those experiences to influence successful security careers in corporations, family offices, and other environments in the private sector.To hear more from the guests featured in this special round-up episode, check out their full recordings here:The Art of Turning Information into Intelligence (George Taylor, President - Exlog Global)Running Towards Fire — How to Mitigate Threats for Journalists in High-Risk Areas (Matt Bohatch, Director of Global Corporate Security and Site Operations for The Washington Post)What it Takes to Detect Insider Threats from Ford Motor Company's Senior Analyst (Dave Holder, Senior Analyst, Insider Threat Program at Ford Motor Company)How Security Teams Enable Decision-Making in Times of Crisis (Major General Richard Lake, Former CSO of Booz Allen Hamilton and the Melinda and Richard Gates Foundation)Former Marine Infantry Officer Shares Why Strategic Assessments Precede Tactical Mitigation (Jack Stradley, Founder and CEO of Exlog Global)Thank you for listening to Ontic's Protective Intelligence Podcast. Please subscribe to hear our future episodes. If you have any suggestions for guests, email us at email@example.com.
Episode 280s McNamara's Impact on Ford In 1946, as Henry Ford II grappled with the chaos his grandfather had left behind, the company lost a staggering $85 million (about $1.4 Billion today) within eight months. Enter Robert S. McNamara, the brightest star among the Whiz Kids – a group of ten highly educated and ambitious men who had worked together in the U.S. Army's Air Force. Together, they breathed new life into Ford Motor Company.Did Henry Ford II seek the brilliance of General Motors' Alfred P. Sloan when he named Robert S. McNamara as president of Ford Motor Company? As GM's dominance grew in the 1920s and '30s, Ford aspired to surpass them. McNamara, a non-Ford family member, infused modernity into the company like an invigorating breath of fresh air. However, while Sloan sculpted the contemporary automotive corporation, McNamara embodied a sterile, numbers-driven manager.Both Sloan and McNamara were modern managers; however, McNamara was cold and distant—a bean counter who prioritized statistical analysis over product innovation.As Ford's fortunes were resurrected, Henry Ford II savored an additional triumph – in 1957, Ford outsold Chevrolet for the first time in over two decades. Observers noted McNamara's quick adaptability and his establishment of robust financial controls but struggled to pinpoint a lasting legacy.McNamara's ascent to Ford's presidency symbolized the rise of the modern manager, but would he be considered for such a position today? Doubtful. The legendary Robert Lutz should remind us that product reigns supreme. Today, bringing in someone without strong industry experience is risky.In 1960, McNamara retired from Ford, less than a month after becoming President, to accept President John F. Kennedy's invitation to serve as Secretary of Defense. He remained in this post after Kennedy's death to support President Lyndon B. Johnson during the tumultuous Vietnam War era. Through war and peace, Robert S. McNamara's sharp intellect and sense of fiscal responsibility helped preserve Ford Motor Company during a time of crisis.www.nodrivinggloves.com#cars #car #collectorcars oldcars #cartalk #electriccars #ev #hotrod #carhistory #automotivehistory #automobile #thisdayinautomotivehistory #thisdayinhistory #classiccars #sloan #fordfalcon #secertaryofdefense #NaPodPoMo
Jim Hackett has spent his entire life helping others compete. He was athletic director at the University of Michigan and CEO of multiple major Michigan businesses, most recently Ford Motor Company. Everywhere he went, he drove the innovation that leads to success. Let's see what Jim believes about how we can all compete – and win. Subscribe to the podcast: Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7eAkovs... Substack: https://believepodcast.substack.com/ Follow Believe!: X: https://twitter.com/Believe_Pod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/believe_pod/ Follow Doug DeVos: X: https://twitter.com/Doug_DeVos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doug.devos Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dougdevosamway/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-devos For show notes and more, visit https://thebelievepodcast.com/.
On the occasion of celebrating its 100-year anniversary, automotive manufacturer Ford Motor Company South Africa (FMCSA) has announced it will start producing plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) Ranger models at its Silverton, Pretoria, manufacturing facility late next year. The automaker is investing R5.2-billion in expanding its existing facility to accommodate the new models on the same assembly lines as the diesel and petrol vehicles, and in building a dedicated battery pack assembly facility. Particularly, the chassis plant will be upgraded to accommodate the unique chassis configuration of the plug-in hybrid Ranger, including changes to the robots, welding equipment, control systems, conveyors and skids. The PHEV models are destined for export to Europe, Australia and New Zealand, but Ford Middle East & Africa operations VP Ockert Berry is confident that the company will see local uptake of them as well. He tells Engineering News that, with the South African Ford facilities already being geared up to produce Ranger vehicles, it made sense for the group to expand to PHEV Ranger production. It will be the first time in two decades that the Silverton plant will be supplying vehicles to the Australian and New Zealand markets. Berry adds that the plant will initially target production of 30 000 PHEV Ranger units a year and ramp up as required. The plant currently produces about 200 000 vehicles a year, comprising Ford Ranger and Volkswagen Amarok vehicles. The Ranger PHEV will deliver more torque than any other Ranger, owing to a 2.3-litre Ford EcoBoost turbo petrol engine paired with an electric motor and rechargeable battery system. It can be driven in pure electric mode for more than 45 km without using a drop of fuel or producing tailpipe emissions. It will provide all the towing and payload capability customers expect of Ranger, along with Pro Power Onboard for the first time, enabling customers to power their tools and appliances on a worksite or remote campsite by plugging them into power outlets embedded in both the cargo bed and the cabin. The latest investment in the plant adds to a total R33-billion that FMCSA has invested at its plants in Silverton, and Struanway, in Gqeberha. Moreover, FMCSA reveals an expanded product range that will be available for purchase in the South African market within the next 18 months, including the all-electric Mustang Mach-E, a seventh-generation Mustang range that will include the most powerful naturally aspirated Mustang to date - the Mustang Dark Horse, an all-new Territory five-seater special utility vehicle and the next-generation Torneo Custom and Transit Custom models. Additionally, Ford will soon launch two new Ranger models, Tremor and Platinum, made specially for the South African market. The Tremor is a more adventure-oriented Ranger model with added off-road functionality, while the Platinum will comprise ultimate driving comfort features. "From humble beginnings that established Ford in South Africa in November 1923, our team and facilities here have grown into a world-class operation that delivers the highest-quality vehicles to our customers in South Africa and around the world," says Ford Motor Company chief dealer engagement officer Elana Ford. As part of the FMCSA centenary celebrations, the company has launched three new community initiatives targeted at maths and science development, early learning development and scholarships. FMCSA and its project partners are creating 100 maths and science laboratories for primary schools around the country, as well as 100 early childhood development centres, while it will fund 100 youth scholarships to promote learning in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths. South Africa is the fourth country across Ford's manufacturing portfolio to have exceeded 100 years of operations, following the US, Canada and Argentina. The Silverton facility will also celebrate its one-millionth Ranger produced some time nex...
Inspiration is on tap as Teresa Au speaks to graphic designer, entrepreneur, and author Aaron Draplin. Known as much for his warm and direct personality as for his signature thick lines design style and ample use of Pantone Orange 21, Aaron is beloved by designers everywhere. Aaron shares lessons gleaned from his midwestern upbringing, nearly 20 years in business on his own, and creating his Field Notes and DDC branded merchandise.What you'll hear in this episode:What Aaron wishes he knew when he went out on his ownBe professional on your way out of a role or projectWhy a job transition should be an overlap, not a hard stopGetting financially prepared for going into business for yourselfWhy you should take every job that comes your wayA note on taxesLessons learned from challenging jobs and peopleThe difficulties of the corporate environmentHow to control your own timeThe value of keeping your wordWhat you can learn from your clients that can help you in your own businessUse merchandise to make your business look as big–or as small–as you wishHow Aaron started the Field Notes brandFinding inspiration in your collectionsWhen it's time to bring in a teamIs passive income actually passive?Taking on big jobs allows Aaron to do little things to help his friend and familyCorporate clients don't have to mean endless meetings and emailsA big client can also be a passion jobWhy Aaron is sometimes the invisible designerGive clients what they need, not necessarily what they think they wantAaron's book tourNo one has to know which jobs have big paychecks and which ones you do for nothingWhich design students make the best audiencesThe people you meet when you travel, for better and worseWhat's special about driving through AmericaWhat Aaron learned from his DadThe importance of appreciating the people who help you get your work doneHow to celebrate someone you've lostAaron's dream gigPlanning a follow-up book to Pretty Much EverythingAaron's list of words for 2024Aaron Draplin is founder of the Draplin Design Co. a shop specializing in Print, Identity and Illustration. His clients include Coal Headwear, Union Binding Co., Richmond Fontaine, Esquire, Nike, Wired, Dinosaur Jr, Timberline, Chunklet, Eaux Claires Music Festival, Poler, Incase, Sub Pop Records, Fender, Marc Maron, Cobra Dogs, Jill Soloway, Thing Festival, Jack White, Old 97s, Jason Isbell, Nixon Watches, Bernie Sanders, Patagonia, Target, Chris Stapleton, NASA/JPL, John Hodgman, Timex, Ford Motor Company, Woolrich and even the Obama Administration. He co-created Field Notes brand with Jim Coudal, and their memo books are sold the world over, with limited-edition special editions shipped quarterly to a booming subscriber list. He is the author of eight Skillshare classes, and his first book, Pretty Much Everything is in its twelfth printing. His DDC Merch line is a cult favorite, featuring 300+ products. You'll find Aaron in his backyard studio in Portland, Oregon, or crossing the US in his orange van, putting on “speaking fiascos” for audiences ranging from Adobe MAX to vocational school students.Teresa Au (@tautastic) is an executive for community engagement and driving customer empathy at Adobe. Her career spans diverse creative fields, primarily in New York's fashion industry, as well as architecture firms, and now Silicon Valley tech companies. She has always prized working with distinctive design and the interesting people behind it–from designer Elie Tahari to start-up CEOs. We want to hear from YOU, our listeners, so we put together a brief survey as we look ahead to season two: https://adobe.ly/podcastsurvey To thank you for your feedback, we're giving away two 12-month memberships to Creative Cloud (valued at $659.88 each). Enter for your chance to win one of the two Creative Cloud licenses by completing the survey form from November 7 at 9pm PT to November 30 at 5pm PT. Winners will be drawn at random and notified at December 1 at noon PT. Valid one license per winner. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years or older to enter. Please see Terms and Conditions on our website for full details. https://adobe.ly/podcastsurveyLearn more about this podcast, and find transcripts and links, at adobe.ly/inthemaking. In the Making is brought you by Adobe Express and Adobe Creative Cloud. Past episodes of Wireframe can still be found in the show archive within this feed, or online on Behance. Design flyers, TikToks, resumes, and Reels with the new, all-in-one Adobe Express. Create video, marketing, and social content. Edit photos and PDFs. Make it all in one app, including generative AI tools from Adobe Firefly and easy, one-click tasks like removing backgrounds.Adobe Creative Cloud provides apps, web services, and resources for all your creative projects — photography, graphic design, video editing, UX design, drawing and painting, social media, and more. Learn more about the apps in Creative Cloud
The Hupp Motor Company, a serious carmaker with a whimsical name, emerged from the ambition of Robert Craig Hupp. Born in Grand Rapids and raised in Detroit, Hupp's journey began at Olds Motor Works and continued at Ford Motor Company, where he honed his skills on the Model K.Leaving Ford in 1907, Hupp set out to create a lightweight car tailored for American roads. With funds from J. Walter Drake, Joseph R. Drake, and John E. Baker, the Hupp Motor Car Company was born in 1908. As capital dwindled, Charles D. Hastings stepped in to finance a prototype for the upcoming Detroit Auto Show.On a frigid night, snow drifting into their makeshift workspace, Hupp and Hastings feverishly completed their masterpiece: the two-seater Huppmobile Model 20. At its debut on February 15, 1909, the car garnered enough interest and $50 deposits to raise $25,000 and propel the company into production.From rented factories to larger facilities, production soared from 1,618 cars in 1909 to 12,543 by 1913. The Huppmobile's reputation for affordability and reliability led to its selection as Detroit's first police cars.A bold marketing stunt saw three men drive a Huppmobile around the world from November 10, 1910 to January 24, 1912. The 49,000-mile journey captured imaginations worldwide and solidified the Huppmobile as a global export. This heroic journey was covered in the book "Three Men in a Hupp: Around the World by Automobile, 1910-1912" by James A. Ward, link in the show notes.However, two critical factors hampered success. First, Hupp ceased production of their lightweight model; secondly, he sold his stock and left his company in September 1911 due to differing visions.Hupp started other car ventures without achieving similar success; most notably the Hupp Yates Electric Car Company with his brother Lewis. After legal disputes and rebranding to RCH Company, Hupp eventually joined Monarch Motor Car Company. By 1920, electric cars had lost popularity, and the RCH Hupp Yates was discontinued.Meanwhile, the Hupp Motor Car Company continued to expand its operations, creating a legacy that would endure for over three decades.The automaker's sales swelled like a tidal wave; from 15,000 units in 1921 to a staggering 65,000 by 1928. In a bid to capture the founder's magic, Hump Motor launched a cross-country odyssey on August 28, 1916. The Humpmobile Model N danced through all 48 state capitals, traversing 18,430 miles over four months.Robert Hupp's flame was extinguished on December 7, 1931, at age 55. Only to prove Bobby right, the company forged ahead into luxury, only to crumble under the weight of bankruptcy on November 1, 1940. Sales peaked in 1928 but quickly plummeted to around 17,500 in 1931.Resurrected as Hupp Incorporated in 1941, the company shifted its focus from cars to air conditioning and heating units. The old Hupp facility passed through various hands until it was demolished in '80-'81, giving way to General Motors' Poletown plant.www.nodrivinggloves.com"Three Men in a Hupp: Around the World by Automobile, 1910-1912" by James A. Ward,#cars #car #collectorcars #cartalk #carhistory #automotivehistory #automobile #thisdayinautomotivehistory #thisdayinhistory #classiccars #hupmobile #aaca #NaPosPoMo
Leading an insider threat program at a Fortune 100 company takes a certain skill set that can't be molded into a single program or training certification. It takes a combination of capabilities and motivations to detect risk in some of the most challenging, unassuming places.Dave Holder is a senior analyst with Ford Motor Company where he helps lead their insider risk program. He is a decorated former counterintelligence officer with expertise in national security investigations and operations, as well as corporate workforce investigations. His national-level awards include the National Counterintelligence Executive's Investigative Team Award in 2014 and the Department of Defense Counterintelligence Team Award in 2009.Key topics of Holder's discussion with host Fred Burton include:How his experience as a Security Officer in the National Security Investigations Program of the US Army shaped him into the leader he is today. The most important skills needed to stand up an insider threat unit and the critical importance of understanding the importance of the human mind amid technological advancements (employees must feel empowered to report behaviors!)How technology has impacted the insider threat space and resources Holder recommends for those interested in exploring a career in this area. Here are the ones mentioned within the episode:Borderless Behavior Analytics - Second Edition: Who's Inside? What're They Doing?Inside Jobs: Why Insider Risk Is the Biggest Cyber Threat You Can't IgnoreOffice of the Director of National Intelligence's National Insider Threat TaskforceKey takeaways:01:23: Dave Holder: There are a lot of things in the military that carry directly over. Most of us coming out of these types of environments struggle with that balance a little bit. And with leadership, generally speaking, I learned you can't leave from behind. You have to be good at what you do as a practitioner. Have to be good with your people you've got to empower everyone and let them lead and innovate.14:00: Dave Holder: When I think about the horizon I guess I could think about it in terms of where I think the enemy threat picture is going to use military terminology — defensively, I have to react to what the adversary is doing, but offensively, can I create a framework that puts all of the odds in my favor. On the program-building side of things, I think we need to put more focus into that and hopefully, some of the work MITRE is doing to build out an insider threat framework similar to MITRE attack for cyber defense will produce some of the applied research findings that will help us to get ahead of the curve. In the meantime, we have to continue to professionalize this field that we're calling Insider threat or insider risk along the main core competencies. I think without those we're not fluent enough with compliance professionals, privacy professionals, offices of general counsel, etc. We have to be able to converse with them in terms they ah that they understand and that they care about.
Solving housing affordability challenges is going to take many approaches. Ben Bear joins us to discuss the strategy of his company, BuildCasa, is executing in several California markets.BuildCasa, is just emerging from stealth, addresses housing affordability by rejuvenating existing neighborhoods and partnering with local builders. BuildCasa buys extra lot land from homeowners, sub-divides, and prepares the land for a new home to be built. This approach is helping existing homeowners realize significant financial gains from their unused land, and is added inventory to local markets where new homes are increasingly tough to find. Ben answers a few of the obvious questions I had such as how to does this affect future values for the homeowner selling the land, and what is the total market opportunity to sub-divide land from homeowners and to build on (hint: it's probably more than you think!). More about Ben and BuildCasaBen is the CEO and co-founder of BuildCasa. He was previously the co-founder at Spin, a micro-mobility company acquired by Ford Motor Company. BuildCasa pays homeowners cash for their unused lot space. The company handles the entire permitting process to split the lot and partners with a local developer to then build a home. This creates a financial windfall for homeowners while helping solve the affordability crisis in desirable neighborhoods. Follow Ben on Twitter Connect with Ben on LinkedIn Follow BuildCasa on Twitter Check out BuildCasa
October 30, 2023 ~ Glenn Stevens, Executive Director of MICHauto, talks with Guy, Lloyd, and Jamie about the UAW's tentative contract agreements with Ford Motor Company and Stellantis, and expanded strike against General Motors.
October 30, 2023 ~ Nolan Finley, Editorial Page Editor for the Detroit News, talks with Guy, Lloyd, and Jamie about the UAW's tentative agreements with Ford Motor Company and Stellantis, and the Michigan State University Board of Trustees meeting last Friday.
Editor's Note (10/30/23): This conversation was recorded on Oct. 16. Since then, UAW negotiators and all three of the Big 3 automakers (Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis) have reached tentative agreements, bringing the historic Stand Up Strike to an end, at least for now. UAW members will return to work this week while the union reviews the tentative agreements and the membership votes on whether or not to accept them as the terms for a new contract. Over the past month and a half, United Auto Workers have continued to ramp up their strike at the Big 3 auto companies, calling workers at more plants to hit the picket line. As of today, Oct. 30, the UAW has reached tentative agreements with Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis, and the historic Stand Up Strike has been put on pause while the union membership votes on whether or not to accept the TAs as the terms for a new contract. While we have been waiting every day for more updates on the UAW strike as it unfolds in real time, it's important to remember that the issues within the auto industry—and the economy writ large—that led to this historic moment of struggle have been brewing for decades. In this episode, we talk with Sherry Cothren, who worked for 30 years at Ford Motor Company and retired just before her plant in Toledo, Ohio, closed in 2007. We also speak with Sherry's son, Jeremiah, an architect turned visual journalist and producer whose primary focus captures vivid histories of human rights, social justice and migration.Featured Music (all songs sourced from the Free Music Archive:freemusicarchive.org)Jules Taylor, "Working People" Theme SongPost-Production: Jules TaylorAdditional links/info: https://workingpeople.libsyn.com/sherry-cothren-w-jeremiah-cothrenHelp us continue producing radically independent news and in-depth analysis by following us and becoming a monthly sustainer:Donate: https://therealnews.com/donate-podSign up for our newsletter: https://therealnews.com/newsletter-podLike us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/therealnewsFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealnews
Live—from the campus of Hillsdale College in beautiful Hillsdale Michigan— this is Scot Bertram in for Steve on the Steve Gruber Show for –Friday, October 27th 2023— —Here are 3 big things you need to know— One — The U.S. has hit two facilities in eastern Syria used by Iran in what it says are "self-defense strikes." Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said in a statement on Thursday that at President Biden's direction, the strikes were carried out as a response to a series of attacks on U.S. personnel in Iraq and Syria by Iranian-backed militia groups. Two— The United Auto Workers strike cost Ford Motor Company one-point-three-billion-dollars over its 41 days. The automaker it lost 400-million a week since the strike began September 15th and ended with the tentative contract agreement on Wednesday. Ford chief financial officer John Lawler says the company will stay profitable with the deal, but labor costs per vehicle will rise between 850 and 900 dollars. Three -- President Biden's approval rating among voters of his own party is at rock-bottom. A Gallup poll shows that 75-percent of Democratic respondents approve of the job Biden is doing in the White House. That's down eleven points from last month. Meanwhile, 35-percent of independent voters said they approved of Biden's work, down four percentage points from September.
Live—from the campus of Hillsdale College in beautiful Hillsdale Michigan— this is Scot Bertram in for Steve on the Steve Gruber Show for –Friday, October 27th 2023— —Here are 3 big things you need to know— One — The search for a mass killer on the loose in Maine is continuing this morning. Authorities are searching for 40-year-old Robert Card, who they believe was the gunman who killed 18 people and wounded over a dozen others in two mass shootings in the town of Lewiston Wednesday night, first at a bowling alley and then at a bar. Residents in the Lewiston area are being urged to stay indoors. Two— The United Auto Workers strike cost Ford Motor Company one-point-three-billion-dollars over its 41 days. The automaker it lost 400-million a week since the strike began September 15th and ended with the tentative contract agreement on Wednesday. Ford chief financial officer John Lawler says the company will stay profitable with the deal, but labor costs per vehicle will rise between 850 and 900 dollars. Three -- New York Congressman Jamaal Bowman is pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge for pulling a fire alarm in a Capitol building. He entered his plea in D.C. Superior Court yesterday morning as part of an agreement with prosecutors. He'll have to pay a one-thousand dollar fine and write an apology letter to Capitol Police. Prosecutors in return will dismiss the charge in three months.
October 26, 2023 ~ Paul Eisenstein, Senior Contributing Editor for Headlight News, talks with Guy, Lloyd, and Jamie about the UAW's tentative agreement with Ford Motor Company that includes a 25% wage increase.
Over the past month, United Auto Workers have continued to ramp up their strike at the Big 3 auto companies, calling workers at more plants to hit the picket line. As Keith Brower Brown recently reported at Labor Notes, “Every Friday for the past four weeks, Big 3 CEOs have waited fearfully for UAW President Shawn Fain to announce which plants will strike next. But without warning on Wednesday [October 11], the union threw a haymaker: within 10 minutes the UAW would be shutting down the vast Kentucky Truck Plant. This plant, on 500 acres outside Louisville, is one of Ford's most profitable—cranking out full-size SUVs and the Superduty line of commercial trucks… These 8,700 strikers join the 25,000 already walking the lines at assembly plants and parts distribution centers across the country in the union's escalating Stand-Up Strike.” While we are waiting every day for more updates on the UAW strike as it unfolds in real time, it's important to remember that the issues within the auto industry—and the economy writ large—that led this historic moment of struggle have been brewing for decades. In this episode, we talk with Sherry Cothren, who worked for 30 years at Ford Motor Company and retired just before her plant in Toledo, Ohio, closed in 2007. We also speak with Sherry's son, Jeremiah, an architect turned visual journalist and producer whose primary focus captures vivid histories of human rights, social justice and migration. Additional links/info below… United Auto Workers website, Facebook page, and Twitter page Unite All Workers for Democracy (UAWD) Facebook page, Twitter page, and Instagram Keith Brower Brown, Labor Notes, "Auto Workers Escalate: Surprise Strike at Massive Kentucky Ford Truck Plant" Maximillian Alvarez, The Real News Network, "‘We're All Workers': Striking UAW and SAG-AFTRA Members Won't Be Pitted Against Each Other" Teddy Ostrow & Ruby Walsh, The Upsurge / The Real News Network, "With Concessions Already Won, the UAW Strike Escalates" Permanent links below... Working People Patreon page Leave us a voicemail and we might play it on the show! Labor Radio / Podcast Network website, Facebook page, and Twitter page In These Times website, Facebook page, and Twitter page The Real News Network website, YouTube channel, podcast feeds, Facebook page, and Twitter page Featured Music (all songs sourced from the Free Music Archive: freemusicarchive.org) Jules Taylor, "Working People" Theme Song
After five years of employment with the Ford Motor Company as a Research Engineer, Sean Hilbert decided to step back from the workforce and pursue higher education through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and MIT Sloan School of Management. During Hilbert's time at the prestigious schools, he put together a vision for the future of the powersports industry that would use "individualized focus" to make off-road motorcycles custom-built for the consumer and soon gathered business partners and financial support that made the idea a reality. The group acquired Cobra Moto from Bud Maimone, a machinist who revolutionized amateur motocross with his American-made mini bikes, in 2003 and has spent the past twenty years growing the brand with a lineup of performance-focused models, an international dealer network, a large production facility in Michigan, and direct support for the racing families who at the track every weekend.
On September 15, 2023, workers from the United Auto Workers union went on strike at Ford Motor Company, General Motors, and Stellantis simultaneously, quickly expanding to include tens of thousands of workers at automobile factories throughout the United States. Founded by visionary and then UAW president Walter Reuther, At its founding, the union focused on better wages and conditions for all working-class Americans, not just union members. Current UAW president Shawn Fain has channeled much of founding UAW president Walter Reuther's rhetoric in championing benefits for all workers and pushing for government support of electric car manufacturing jobs. In what has been a historic year for unions and labor movements throughout the United States, we sit down with Dr. Nelson Lichtenstein to discuss the history of the UAW and what this strike means for the American working class. What does this strike reveal about current relations between the working and elite classes, and how will the UAW strike and demands play into political and labor discourse in the coming years? Nelson Lichtenstein is a Research Professor in the Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he also serves as the director of the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy. He is the author of numerous books, including “State of the Union: A Century of American Labor” (published in 2002 and revised in 2013). His most recent book, “A Fabulous Failure: The Clinton Presidency and the Transformation of American Capitalism” which he co-authored with the late Judith Stein, was published in 2023 by Princeton University Press.
Egypt is blaming Israel for a lack of progress to reopen a border crossing with Gaza as critical aid piles up. A 6-year-old boy has been laid to rest after authorities say his landlord allegedly fatally stabbed him for being Muslim. The federal government has reached a settlement deal with the American Civil Liberties Union over migrant family separations under former President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, Trump has been hit with a gag order in his federal election subversion case. And, the executive chair of Ford Motor Company is calling for an end to the UAW strike.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Most of the morning investors on Wall Street were trying to make sense of the "mixed bag" inflation report. Then by the afternoon equities dropped like a rock only to make up some losses late in the day. We'll tell you all about it. Meanwhile, if you want to reach us on social media and if you're on Threads you can find us @Insight_On_Business. And you can hook up with us all day on Twitter or "X" @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram. Here's what we've got for you today: Inflation: Up like a rocket, down with a parachute; A Social Security bump is on the way...but, there is a but; Speaking of money, let's talk Power Ball; A UAW, Ford Motor Company update; Executives want workers back in the office; But, they may not understand the financials well; The Wall Street Report; Pilots wanted more money...and Delta seems to have it. Thanks for listening! The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFM, Podbean, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour...and on Threads @Insight_On_Business.
“Once they identify the people in the networks that are aligned to their goals and interests, then it's about pouring the value, pouring the generosity, and you're not necessarily expecting anything in return…there's just this general human law of reciprocity where amazing thing happen.” “Those who achieve NetWORKing Excellence are deliberate about the events that they attend.” David Olivencia is an accomplished global technology executive and author with deep experience delivering measurable business results for leading organizations. Effectiveness has been demonstrated executing outcomes as a CEO, board member, thought leader, and energetic team coach. David is the CEO and Co-founder of Angeles Investors. Prior to Angeles Investors, David held various senior executive positions of increasing responsibility at Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT), Ford Motor Company, Oracle, Verizon, Softtek and Accenture. David has leveraged his expertise in technology, business strategy, digital platforms and networking excellence as an early-stage/Angel investor in 70+ companies. This portfolio includes three unicorns and ten that have garnered more than $100m in valuation. David is a sought-after speaker for his perspectives on Exponential Technology Disruption, Early-stage Investing, Networking excellence, Artificial Intelligence and Leadership issues. He has presented in prominent forums including the U.S. Congress, National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), NASDAQ Opening Bell, Great Minds in STEM, BusinessWeek, and Comcast Newsmakers. David has been recognized as 40 under 40 by Crain's Detroit Business, Crain's Chicago Tech 50, and Hispanic Business Magazine's Most Influential Hispanics in America. From a board service perspective, David has served on many private, civic and non-profit boards throughout his career. He currently serves as a board member of Schurz Communications, Old Plank Trail Bank, N.A a Wintrust Bank (NASDAQ: WTFC), Window to the World Communications: WTTW Chicago, Angeles Investors, IrishAngels and the National Museum of Mexican Art. David earned his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (#1 Undergraduate Engineering Program by U.S. News and World Report) and received the school's 2014 Alumni Career Achievement Award. He earned his M.B.A. (graduating cum laude) from the University of Notre Dame, where he was recognized with the 2007 Distinguished MBA Alumni Award. In 2020, David received an Honorary Doctorate from Bentley University. Additionally, David has completed the Harvard Business School Corporate Governance program and has completed his Certificate of Director Education from the NACD. David is married with three children. He enjoys spending his free time running, fishing and with family. R.O.G. Takeaway Tips: Build your foundation. Who am I? Learn about yourself and your strengths. Establish a daily and weekly ritual. Who are my key stakeholders? (100 people) What are the three things that they care most about? What is your ritual to connect with your key stakeholders? Who can you connect with who? Track progress and measure success. (How well are you doing relative to your hypothesis?) Build the default: How can I give? How can I help? Resources: David Olivencia on LinkedIn (in/davidolivencia) David Olivencia on Facebook (@dolivencia) David Olivencia on Instagram (@prdaveo) David Olivencia on Twitter/X (@dolivencia) David Olivencia on YouTube (@DavidOlivencia1) NetWORKing Excellence: Building a Strong Value-Based Network in an Accelerating Digital World by David Olivencia Impactful Networking: “Meet the Author” LIVE - David Olivencia * Book Launch! How to Build a Values-Based Network in a Digital World | David R. Olivencia | S6 E8 Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones on Netflix Where to find R.O.G. Podcast: R.O.G on YouTube R.O.G on Apple Podcasts R.O.G on Spotify How diverse is your network? N.D.I. Network Diversity Index What is your Generosity Style? Generosity Quiz Credits: David Olivencia, Sheep Jam Productions, Host Shannon Cassidy, Bridge Between, Inc. Coming Next: Please join us next week, Episode 150, with Zenita Henderson.
First up, we delve into the unexpected ousting of the U.S. Speaker of the House and its implications for the Ukraine conflict and Republican dynamics. Next, Ford Motor Company sends a chilling warning about mass layoffs amid ongoing autoworkers' strikes. Thirdly, can foreign aid solve the U.S. and Mexican illegal migration crisis? We'll look at the facts, and you can decide.
In this interview, Erik Schnurstein describes his career path and current role as a Manager of Change Management and Communications for Ford Motor Company, where he has worked for over 20 years. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in French and English and his Master's in Business Administration from Lawrence Technological University. His previous work experience includes working as a Department Manager of Market Research for CX Group, as an Installation Coordinator for General Motors, and as a Project Analyst and Team Leader for Trilogy International. We discuss: 0:48: An overview of his current role 2:30: Examples of tasks in his role 3:46: His typical roles and responsibilities 4:30: What a typical day in his role is like 15:35: How many projects he typically works on at a time and their average timeline 18:43: Opportunities for moving up 23:33 Tips on how to achieve a promotion 25:30: Additional advice on how to move up 28:51: How he got into this career 34:05: The impact jobs that weren't on his resume had on his career path 40:30: Advice on how to figure out what you want to do 43:14: Advice on whether an MBA is helpful 45:54: Advice on how to strategize your professional development 48:29: Questions to ask yourself about what type of company to work for 49:12: Advice on how to effectively manage your time
Calhoun County (Michigan) Board of Commissioners Vice-Chair Steve Frisbie updates listeners on attempts to establish a transit authority - which met with success in September, 2023. But, not all municipalities in the county are on board.Frisbie also offered his view on the late-September announcement from Ford Motor Company that it would pause construction on the BlueOval Battery Park Michigan on the Marshall Megasite.Episode ResourcesCalhoun County websiteCalhoun County Board of Commissioners websiteCalhoun County Administration websiteSummit Pointe podcast seriesMore Community Matters: Mayor on City's Unanimous Support for County Transit AuthorityBlueOval ResourcesBlueOval Battery Park Michigan websiteFord Careers websiteMarshall, Michigan websiteMarshall Township, Michigan websiteFord Motor Company press release about BlueOval Battery Park MichiganChoose Marshall-MAEDA websiteCATL websitePA 425 Conditional Land Use Transfer ExplainedCommittee for Marshall – Not the Megasite websiteCommittee for Marshall – Not the Megasite Facebook pageOther battery plant and Community Matters episodesABOUT COMMUNITY MATTERSFormer WBCK Morning Show host Richard Piet (2014-2017) returns to host Community Matters, an interview program focused on community leaders and newsmakers in and around Battle Creek. Community Matters is heard Saturdays, 8-8:30 AM Eastern on WBCK-FM (95.3) and anytime at battlecreekpodcast.com.Community Matters is sponsored by Lakeview Ford Lincoln and a production of Livemic Communications.
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with Ford Motor Company's Chief Advanced Product Development & Technology Officer - Doug Field! The guys discuss Software Defined Vehicles (SDVs), how software is redefining the automotive industry, and the roadmap to full autonomy! 0:37 - Who is Doug Field? 5:39 - What is a Software Defined Vehicle (SDV)? 10:49 - What's the advantage of SDVs? 15:12 - What many car companies are going to miss about SDVs. 18:23 - SDVs in application, "A platform for creativity". 22:28 - Over-the-Air updates. 25:09 - How software is redefining automotive manufacturing. 29:18 - What is the defining characteristic of SDVs? 32:01 - Roadmap to full autonomy. 36:52 - What can be learned from the Outside Lands autonomous vehicle fiasco. 40:20 - The biggest hurdle toward full autonomy, "I believe it's harder than putting a person on the moon." 42:09 - "The software revolution is bigger than the propulsion evolution." 45:22 - Ford's SDV subscription services - where's the line? 54:52 - Role of Peter Stern, President of Ford Integrated Services. 58:41 - The importance of the automakers recruiting new talent from tech. 01:03:03 - What will my Ford be capable of 15 years from now? 01:06:58 - Adoption of the NACS (North American Charging Standard). 01:09:45 - Doug's car collection. 01:13:27 - Biggest cultural shift returning to the automotive industry. 01:18:02 - Building the right software engineering teams. 01:21:22 - Final thoughts. 01:24:18 - EV racing!
Ford Motor Company paused construction on a controversial $3.5 billion electric vehicle battery plant in Michigan that's been caught between the United Auto Workers' ongoing strike, President Joe Biden's historic visit to the picket lines, and the GOP's anti-China rhetoric. POLITICO's James Bikales breaks down how Ford's announcement and Biden's visit may impact the UAW strike negotiations and the complicated politics of electric vehicle manufacturing in America. Plus, coastal lawmakers are pushing Congress to pass a short-term extension of the National Flood Insurance Program in case of a government shutdown. For more news on energy and the environment, subscribe to Power Switch, our free evening newsletter: https://www.politico.com/power-switch And for even deeper coverage and analysis, read our Morning Energy newsletter by subscribing to POLITICO Pro: https://subscriber.politicopro.com/newsletter-archive/morning-energy Catherine Morehouse is an energy reporter for POLITICO and the host of the POLITICO Energy podcast. James Bikales is the host of Morning Energy and a reporter for POLITICO. Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer. Kara Tabor is an audio producer for POLITICO. Gloria Gonzalez is the deputy energy editor for POLITICO. Matt Daily is the energy editor for POLITICO.
Donate (no account necessary) | Subscribe (account required) In today's episode of The Wright Report with Brian Dean Wright, former CIA operations officer, we delve into four major stories shaping the United States. First, we discuss the unexpected decision by Ford Motor Company to scrap their new battery plant in Michigan, inciting fury among union workers. Next, China declares its commitment to fossil fuels, rebuffing global climate efforts. We also touch on the ongoing geopolitical battle for the Pacific, featuring island leaders who hold rugby and Jesus close to their hearts. Lastly, we examine the global rise in diesel and home heating oil prices, with Russia taking some of the blame. As we wrap up, Brian reflects on Hunter Biden's lawsuit over his leaked laptop and what it means for U.S. intelligence credibility.
Jim Schwartz, the mayor of Marshall, Michigan, is taking Ford Motor Company at its word that construction on the BlueOval Battery Park Michigan is temporarily stopped - and will resume.Ford issued a statement on September 25, 2023 announcing construction would be paused:"We're pausing work and limiting spending on construction on the Marshall project until we're confident about our ability to competitively operate the plant. There are a number of considerations. We haven't made any final decision about the planned investment there."Schwartz tells Community Matters he expects construction on the plant to continue - and a release of another $65 million on September 26, 2023 from the Michigan Strategic Fund underscores it. He also points to striking UAW workers as a potential factor.Click to listen to the mayor's full interview.Episode ResourcesCommittee for Marshall – Not the Megasite websiteCommittee for Marshall – Not the Megasite Facebook pageBlueOval Battery Park Michigan websiteFord Careers websiteMarshall, Michigan websiteMarshall Township, Michigan websiteFord Motor Company press release about BlueOval Battery Park MichiganChoose Marshall-MAEDA websiteCATL websitePA 425 Conditional Land Use Transfer ExplainedMore BlueOval episodesABOUT COMMUNITY MATTERSFormer WBCK Morning Show host Richard Piet (2014-2017) returns to host Community Matters, an interview program focused on community leaders and newsmakers in and around Battle Creek. Community Matters is heard Saturdays, 8-8:30 AM Eastern on WBCK-FM (95.3) and anytime at battlecreekpodcast.com.
Ford Motor Company's plans for the Megasite in Marshall Township, Michigan back in February, 2023 were clear: Ford will build a lithium ion phosphate battery plant on the site and bring 2500 new jobs to the area. The site has been readying for construction in earnest, even while a grassroots lawsuit attempted to stop construction, so far unsuccessfully. Then, amid strike talks with the UAW, Ford issued a statement on September 25, 2023 announcing construction would be paused:"We're pausing work and limiting spending on construction on the Marshall project until we're confident about our ability to competitively operate the plant. There are a number of considerations. We haven't made any final decision about the planned investment there."The news left people in Marshall and all around the state wondering what is behind the decision - and if the project and plans for 2500 new jobs were in jeopardy of being scrapped. Community Matters asked longtime Detroit-based CBS News auto reporter Jeff Gilbert for some perspective on what could have influenced Ford's decision. Is it just a bargaining chip in negotiations with the UAW? Could Ford be slowing its aggressive tack toward EV production? Click to hear his response.Episode ResourcesBlueOval Battery Park Michigan websiteFord Careers websiteMarshall, Michigan websiteMarshall Township, Michigan websiteFord Motor Company press release about BlueOval Battery Park MichiganChoose Marshall-MAEDA websiteCATL websitePA 425 Conditional Land Use Transfer ExplainedCommittee for Marshall – Not the Megasite websiteCommittee for Marshall – Not the Megasite Facebook pageOther battery plant and Community Matters episodesABOUT COMMUNITY MATTERSFormer WBCK Morning Show host Richard Piet (2014-2017) returns to host Community Matters, an interview program focused on community leaders and newsmakers in and around Battle Creek. Community Matters is heard Saturdays, 8-8:30 AM Eastern on WBCK-FM (95.3) and anytime at battlecreekpodcast.com.Community Matters is sponsored by Lakeview Ford Lincoln and produced by Livemic Communications.
Live from the Heart of America—I'm Steve Gruber— Your Soldier of Truth—the Tip of the Spear against socialists—here ready to fight for you from the Foxhole of Freedom—AND—please my friends REMEMBER TO THINK while its still legal—this is the Steve Gruber Show— Here are 3 big things you need to know right now— Number One— Gold Bar Bob Menendez—the embattled Senator from New Jersey says he will not resign—he says the latest charges against him—are just not true—and he did not take Bribes— Number Two— AOC says Joe Biden is wrong—the economy is in bad shape—in fact the liberal firebrand called Bidenomics a crisis right now that is hurting the American people— Number Three— And those are just a couple of the bad headlines that are giving Democrats a severe case of anxiety right now— The Democrats are taking hits from all directions right now—from the border to corruption charges—some leading all the way to the West Wing—to the failure that is Bidenomics-- And as we have been discussing—it is hitting the Democrats hard at the polls— Then yesterday afternoon Ford Motor Company dropped a major bombshell on the whole EV transition—when they announced they would be stopping construction on a controversial $3.5 Billion dollar battery plant—that is owned in large part by companies with direct ties to the Chinese Communist Party—and those ties to the CCP were already under investigation by Republicans both in Congress and in Michigan—so today the so called Blue Oval Battery Park is on ice—and it could mean that other concerning purchases by the Chinese on American soil could soon be iced as well— In just a moment Pete Hoekstra—the former House Intelligence Committee Chair and an outspoken critic of these Chinese factories will join us with the latest—BUT I can tell you for people around these plants there is some celebrating going on today— BUT the concerns over the Chinese setting up shop in America has become another Bi-Partisan issue—and one the Democrats in Washington are fighting to come to terms with—because ordinary Americans are saying no to all of it— This week started off badly for Joe Biden—he is on his way to Detroit to meet with striking UAW members—in the strike that is now in its 8th day and affecting workers and facilities in 20 states— The Union vote in America is getting smaller—and the support for Biden across the board is getting weaker— And you know its bad—when not a single member of the Administration can articulate a coherent answer—AND stick with the idea—that everything is great and soon everyone will agree—sing kum-buy-ah and live happily every after— There clearly is no plan for any of the major crisis that have blossomed since senile Joe Biden stumbled into the White House— I mean its obvious Biden has no actual plan for Ukraine except dump billions of cash and prizes there—no plan to heal the economy except to tell everyone its going great—and no plan for the border—except to keep repeating its secure— There is one person that is quite pleased with the latest polling numbers—especially those from the Washington Post and ABC News—showing Biden with a paltry 37% approval rating—and Donald Trump winning by 10 points—and with everything going on—I think that poll is on the money—and Donald Trump is on his way to winning a second term— And you don't have to believe Donald Trump—BUT you may want to listen to Democrats themselves—