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Better Call Daddy
169. My Favorite Mistakes. Mark Graban

Better Call Daddy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 47:50


Mistakes are something to learn from and stumble into.  As much as you plan, problems are going to happen!  Try not to be too hard on yourself and put all your eggs in one basket!  Unexpected magic can occur while in the pursuit of perfection. If Mark had a statistical problem he'd call his daddy, to make better decisions!  Like father like son, they are both engineers, fans of Dr. W. Edwards Deming, Donald Wheeler, and worked for General Motors!  Today we are talking about favorite mistakes!  Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space For Controversy. Mark Graban is author of the award-winning book Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement. Mark is also co-author, with Joe Swartz, of Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements. His most recent book is Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More. He is also the creator and editor of the anthology book Practicing Lean. He serves as a consultant to organizations through his company, Constancy, Inc and also through the firm Value Capture. He is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus. He has focused on healthcare improvement since 2005, after starting his career in industry at General Motors, Dell, and Honeywell. Mark is also a professional speaker, having appeared a numerous “Agile” conferences and has been a main-stage speaker at the Lean Startup Week event. Mark is the host of podcasts including “Lean Blog Interviews,” “My Favorite Mistake,” and “Habitual Excellence, Presented by Value Capture.”   Mark has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Leaders for Global Operations Program.  “Data are not taken for museum purposes; they are taken as a basis for doing something. Data shouldn't just passively reside in spreadsheets. Data should be used to make decisions every day.” Connect with Mark:  https://wgnradio.com/pinch-hitters/my-favorite-mistake-host-mark-graban-on-how-the-pandemic-prompted-new-business/   myfavoritemistakepodcast.com   www./markgraban.com/   Me and my daddy would love to hear from you podchaser.com/bettercalldaddy or ratethispodcast.com/bettercalldaddy          

The Remote Real Estate Investor
How Dave Homyak makes killer returns in the Smoky Mountains

The Remote Real Estate Investor

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 33:54


Dave Homyak is a former engineer that quit his job to go into short-term rental properties full time. Dave runs Smokey Mountain Cabin Realty, helping investors maximize their returns by investing in rental properties in Tennessee. In this episode, Dave shares his investment journey, how he quit his job, how he 1031s his way into bigger properties, what his returns look like, the most powerful price points to get into, and some tips for investors thinking about getting into this game.         https://www.facebook.com/dave.homyak https://smokymountaincabinrealty.com/ --- Transcript Before we jump into the episode, here's a quick disclaimer about our content. The Remote Real Estate Investor podcast is for informational purposes only, and is not intended as investment advice. The views, opinions and strategies of both the hosts and the guests are their own and should not be considered as guidance from Roofstock. Make sure to always run your own numbers, make your own independent decisions and seek investment advice from licensed professionals.   Michael: Hey, everyone, welcome to another episode of The Remote Real Estate Investor. I'm Michael Albaum and Today we have with us Dave Homyak, who's going to be talking to us about short term rentals out in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, and what he did to leave his job is under two years with these types of investments. Without any further ado, let's get into it.   Hey, Dave, thanks so much for taking the time to hang out with me today. Really appreciate it.   Dave: Yeah. Thanks for having me.   Michael: Now, my pleasure. For our listeners who don't know you give us a brief background, who you are, Where'd you come from? And how'd you get started in real estate?   Dave: Okay, so basically, I was an engineer, I did engine calibration for a living, I worked for Chrysler, Detroit, diesel, General Motors, bunch of companies like that, and always wanted to do something in real estate, but quite honestly was afraid to do it. So my first investment property I purchased at 53. And the reason I purchased it is because I wanted to be able to get away from my W2 income. And I had had some money saved up I thought I'd pretty good saver. But I was like, what would it take to make me feel like I can walk away and not have any anxiety whatsoever?   And the answer was pretty easy. It's like if I replace my income, then I can walk away and do anything I want. And it's gonna, I will not have to ever worry. And so basically, I set the goal for myself to replace my engineering income in two years with real estate. And I was able to do it in a little bit under a year. And that was due to getting into short term rentals. And I ended up doing it in what I had kind of researched somewhat to the best of my ability at the time. But then what ended up is that an independent third party which is airDNA they ranked it as the best market in 18 best market in 19. It's three of the top six large cities in 20 and I'm waiting for the latest report to come out and I'm sure it's going to be in the top again.   So bottom line is I happen to buy in the one of the best markets and my research indicated that was a good plan. I had no idea that it was going to work out the way it did as quickly as it did though.   Michael: That's incredible. And so we've got to ask Where is that market?   Dave: Said market is in the Smoky Mountains, which is Eastern Tennessee, the three major cities are Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville. So Sevierville is the one that people haven't heard of as much but it's equally profitable and made the air DNA dotco list basically ended up you know, I made the decision looked into apartment syndication knew I could replace my income with that didn't know if I could add it to your timeline, ended up deciding on the Smokies. I looked at the Smokies panhandle of Florida, which is also a good choice. I think Smokies are a little better. Less hurricanes there. I really wanted to go into Panama City. And that got hit about a year later. And I'm like, Oh, I'm so glad I don't have to mess with that stuff.   Michael: Dodged the bullet.   Dave: Yeah, exactly. And then Scottsdale and I ended up going to the Smokies. So started this search and started trying to figure out what I was going to do in March of 18. April is kind of apartment syndication month. first weekend in May, I actually went to the Smokies to look for the first time and ended up seeing six cabins tried to make a decision on three, picked one bought it. So end of May I had that up and running it worked great over the summer, bought another one in August and then bought a third one in November.   And in December I got when the General Motors was offering buyouts and I said, I think it's time to go. And my, my goal was actually to probably stay with General Motors through July. And basically they said if you leave now we'll pay you through July. So I said okay. I can start on, on my leaving and yeah, and all the healthcare and stuff like that that goes with it. So yeah, it worked out really well.   Michael: Fantastic. So what about the Smokies attracted you? They're just out of curiosity.   Dave: So the thing that attracted me was there were people that were making a lot of really good cash on cash return. So one of the things that makes the Smokies a lot different than most other markets and in the panhandle Florida it's fairly similar. But all these things are second homes they're sold turnkey. So if you have to furnish, if you have to buy silverware, if you have to put in beds, TVs, all that stuff, that's just more money that you're gonna have to pay. When the Smokies there's basically two contracts that get written when you buy a house.   One is the purchase agreement for the cabin or the chalet, whatever your choice may be. There's a reason that chalets sometimes work a lot better than cabins and mainly due to supply and demand issues of buyers. But you also write a purchase agreement for the entire contents of the house. So you know, you have here's the cabin price, the chalet price, and for $1, you get the contents. So I literally am closing midweek, and that weekend, I have it rented out. So that's one of the benefits of you don't have a whole lot of downtime. And the second benefit that I didn't even know about at the time or didn't, didn't have nearly as much of a priority on as I do now when I help other investors is the whole regulation.   So in the Smokies, there's not that many hotels, they cannot take nearly as many visitors into the hotels is a built up entertainment, venues, things like that. So there's no way that they can go in like they do in other cities and say we want to ban short term rentals or we want to regulate heavily short term rentals. And, you know, play that regulatory card in make what used to be a really good investment not nearly as good of an investment. And I think you see that in the panhandle of Florida, as well as the Smokies, but I like the Smokies a little better just weather wise stuff like that.   So yeah, I mean, then the other thing is, there's a couple loans that are available down there that I'm not sure if they're available nationwide, I know they're available down there, but there's a 10% down second home loan. So if you're, if your intention is to spend 14 days or more in that property that you're buying the first one down there, you can get a second home loan on it. And that's a fantastic way to get into that market. Because you know, most investment properties you're not going to get for 10% down, right, and certainly not investment properties, you know, that is a primary residence you can put down last but for secondary to put down 10% is pretty crazy.   And then the loan that just, it still makes me smile, it's making me smile right now, and I've talked about it hundreds of times with different investors is there's a 15% down investment loan. And to qualify for the loan, you have to project what the income of the cabin is. And if the cabin throws off enough income, that qualifies you on a debt to income ratio. So for example, if the cabin is gonna throw off $5,000 a month and the payments gonna be 2000. And you're maxed out on debt to income right now. You know, if you're at 40%, guess what, you still qualify because of a cash flow project. It's a cabin with projected cash-flow of 5000 a month, and that cash flows enough to cover the the mortgage payment.   So it's just, it's like one of those things that you're like, I'm pretty I get I've actually checked with my like, once a year, I check with my loan officer, the person that I've used just is this still a thing? Yep, still a thing. And I'm waiting for somebody to say I'm not sure that should be a thing. You know, but it still is now. So even if you're even if your debt to income is fairly high, you can still qualify on the for the investment loan at 15%.   Michael: That is just incredible.   Dave: Yeah, I, it makes me smile, every time I tell somebody, I still can't believe it.   Michael: Yeah, I'm still trying to wrap my head around it, it doesn't seem to make sense. But if it's a thing, it's a thing.   Dave: At least for me, when I've used an investment loan down there, like the property actually made the money it wasn't like you had to stretch your make something up, like I think it's gonna make 10,000 and it makes five or something like that. It's more like if it's going you know, I said an honest five, the payment I think was 16 or 1700 a month and and it did make the five a month that I said it would.   And then where it gets really interesting is once you show them once you show the mortgage company a Schedule E and prove that it made what you said it was going to make, you now qualify for another one the next year. So basically, you can get one of these a year, as long as you wait until after you file your Schedule E and give that to the loan officer. And then if you are married, you know and if you're playing in two person mode two player mode, then you and your wife can both do one a year on that plan. And then the next year you can both do one on that plan.   Michael: Oh my gosh.   Dave: So it's a way to build, build a portfolio very fast and that market is still one of the best markets when it comes to cash on cash returns. So even though there's been a lot of appreciation, the nightly rates have gone up a lot, they had about 2000 cabins burned down in 2016. And before COVID came in, they had I think five developers come in and start to build. And it just the nightly rates have just gone up and up and up. And it's just one of those places that when the when the economy does well, that place does well, the Smokies do well. When the economy does poorly, the Smokies do well, why 60% of the United States is within driving distance of the Smokies.   And smokey, Great Smoky Mountain National Park is the most visited National Park. And in 2009 2010, visitorship actually went up when the economy was doing poorly. And when people are like, what how do you Why do you think that happens? You know, I explained, you know, if, if you're afraid about the economy, you're not flying to Florida and taking a one week Disney Cruise, but you're still gonna want to go on vacation. So you're saying you know what, I'm going to drive to the Smokies, I'm going to rent a cabin for three days, we're going to do this thing on the downlow. It's going to be nice, but it's not going to be as extravagant. So I think even when things slow down.   There's, I obviously know a lot of people that invest down there and kind of one of the one of the questions that that we asked each other is what am I missing? It seems like there's really big upside, and not a whole lot of downside. And we haven't come up with anything. Yet that makes it scary. What am I, I very well may be missing something. But I've asked a couple guys and we can't figure it out.   Michael: So I mean, I just I love hearing all of this because as I was sharing with you when we connected before the podcast here, I just 1031ed into a property down there and severe bill. And so I'm very excited now to to get that up and running right here. And this only makes me even more giddy.   Dave: Yeah, yeah, it's pretty, it's pretty cool. I guess the other thing that I've done that I think is interesting, I think your listeners will find interesting is, the other thing I do is as an engineer, I don't sit still very well. So I'm constantly analyzing my properties. And I've owned five, but I keep trading up and 1031ing up. So for example, 2018, I bought a three bedroom, a four bedroom, a five bedroom, middle of 19, I look and I say hey, the five bedrooms doing better than the four, the four bedrooms doing better than the three. And they've all been appreciating, I know, I think I'll sell this three bedroom. So it's underperforming the other two.   So I sold the three bedroom and it had gone up enough that I actually use that 10 1031 money as a down payment on an eight bedroom. So very directionally correct eight bedroom does really well it costs me basically you know the downpayment that I put on the three bedroom and then just this you know the sale on the transfer the money to control an eight bedroom a year later. And there are different people that are doing that. So some are on a never sell anything. And I get I get some people upset on some of the real estate investment forums because they say, What's some of the worst real estate investing advice you've ever heard. And I say buy and hold and they say oh, they just don't like that.   And I'm like, I think I'm doing okay with it. And maybe I should have kept them all and just bought other ones. And then the other thing I ended up just recently doing is I sold the first cabin I bought which was a four bedroom, and I 1031ed did into this ultimate killer, like five bedroom the most incredible views. Just amazing. So that's kind of the other half of the coin is when you're looking at a lot of the when you're when you're looking to do Airbnb anywhere, when you take a look at the market. And if you if you buy the airDNA data, what you're going to see is, especially when you start to well, bigger places are there are less bigger places. So you're going to get outsized demand for the supply of bigger places, so you're able to charge more more bedrooms is better. In the Smokies a view is better a pool in the basement is better.   And what you're also going to see is that if you're running at 95th percentile property, your gross is double what your what a 50th percentile property's gross is going to be. So that isn't if you're running a 95th percentile property, your profits going to be double because you're already making a profit at the 50th percentile, it means your profits going to be you know, times three times four times five, because you've already got your expenses paid at 50th percentile. So anything about 50th percentile You really need, yeah, that's just money in your pocket.   So you really need to, I was, you know, I've made, I've made some mistakes along the way that have cost me someplace between, like a pretty lot of money and just like a lot of money. There are no small mistakes that I did. So, you know, one of the mistakes that I made was, well, if I can put 10% down, this will be I'm going to try not to put much more money and like, if something breaks, I'm going to do it. And looking back on it, there's a couple things that I could have upgraded, that wouldn't have been a big deal. That would have netted me more money in the long run better reviews. You know, when you look at that delta between the 50th percentile in the 95th percentile, it's amazing. So it's, it's worth, it's worth doing that and not kind of being gone on to put in 10%, I'm gonna try never to put another penny in unless something breaks, you know.   Michael: That's worth the upfront investment. So yeah,   Dave: It totally is worth the upfront investment. And even if it's in, let's just say it's, it's not, let's just say you only have the 10% of the closing costs, you know, the other thing is you're making, you should be making a couple 1000 a month anyway. So I mean, in two or three months, you're gonna have 567 $10,000 to spend. So maybe you wait a couple months, and then you put in, you know, the new the new furniture in the living room and refilled the pool table or whatever, get the better hot tub, whatever it is, when you feed that back in, I ended up just selling a place. And it's just doing some, I have some friends that also have properties that are identical, like literally identical to mine like same layout, same view, 50 feet away, and we were talking some numbers. And you know, they did, one guy did a really over the top renovation, his numbers were crazy, and one guy did a milder renovation. And I would I was doing some math of what it would have taken me to put in that and it'd been like under 10 grand. And basically, he was kind of he was out grossing me by about 10 grand, like, Oh, you put in the 10 grand and for the last three years, I could have made 10 grand instead of I save 10 Grand 30 grand Got it.   Michael: Right.   Dave: So it's it, you know, my mind is a is a work in progress for maximizing all these things. Well,   Michael: That's the engineer in you I totally get that as a reformed engineer myself. We get that.   Dave: Okay. Yeah, totally. Dave, I'm curious to get your thoughts because I'm sure that there are people that would argue that there are Smoky Mountain equivalents all over the place, I can invest anywhere in the country and make a good return. What are your thoughts on that? And how do you kind of narrow in on some hot markets?   Dave: I agree that you could probably make the same money. If you dig into 95th percentile stuff, if you dig into all this stuff that makes money. I think it's harder to make money in other places. And what's really interesting is what the how I made more money inn the Smokies, I've made more money, I've made significantly more money in the Smokies with appreciation than I actually did from Airbnb. So if you're making crazy cash on cash, which you still can kind of do, if you know where to look. And your appreciation is outpacing your cash on cash. That's the thing that I think some of the other markets lack. And I've known people that have had places that you know, guy that was in, in place just outside of Denver, and he was killing it in his neighborhood. And I forget if it was him, or his, basically the two of them where they were doing Airbnb in there and it got banned, and all of a sudden, everything's gone. Or you do it in some small place that maybe you're making money. But you know, how do you get that out? And how do you find the investors to come in behind that? Do they know that's a hot market?   So I think a lot of people concentrate and obviously the rental arbitrage people are just doing a just a strictly cash on cash thing. But I think if you look on, if you look at the markets that are being rated by air DNA, I think you're going to have a better overall return. Because other people are just being pointed to that direction, and they have the proof that they need if there's any, if there's any fear of the numbers, the books being cooked, whatever, and you know, some far off market, the middle of Wyoming, whatever I don't know. I mean, I've heard some really interesting numbers of people buying places in the Midwest with pools during COVID, they just they just annihilated because kids want to swim and people have money and if you couldn't go to the public pool and your kid really wanted to swim, guess what you're dropping top dollar, you're gonna beat out the other guy to get that lock in that place with a swim pool, even though it's a less expensive city. So I mean, those guys didn't really well, they're going to do now that the public pools are kind of open, I don't know.   But I think overall, I trust the air DNA data. And I think the cash on cash is available in other places, I'm not sure the appreciation is as much.   Michael: Okay. And so you actually help people find properties out in the Smokies, is that right?   Dave: I do. I do. I that wasn't my goal, my. So my goal straight up was, I was an engineer, I took my bite out, I said, I get to do whatever I want. And I don't like I don't sit still well. So I'm like, I am going to learn to fly airplanes. And my goal is to fly jets. So my goal was to fly for Delta. And so I'm like, I got my private pilot license, I got my instrument pilot license, made it halfway through commercial license, and then kind of like, the whole real estate thing kind of blew up for me.   And in even before I started working, about halfway through the commercial, or excuse me, halfway through the instrument license, I started to get people asking me, Hey, can you kind of help me do that? And can you help me find some of the best performing properties. And I think, because of the engineering background, and because I'm not afraid to do the numbers, and because I'm not afraid to run some spreadsheets and stuff like that, I'm able to better explain to some of the more technical science, math investors, why this makes the most sense. And I'm able to make them feel comfortable enough to invest there.   So I'm getting a lot of clients that have never invested anywhere, I'm getting a lot of 1031 clients, but they see the numbers and it's just like you can't not do it. And that's, it's, it's one of those things that you know, right now, depending on depending on the cash on cash that you're looking for, a lot of a lot of the places don't work. But if you know where to look and and how to make it work. It's a lot easier and, and it's one of those things that it's like, even with, even with MLS access down there. A lot of the agents don't put in the numbers that you need to see. So there's a lot of calling and texting and stuff to dig a lot of this stuff out to make sure that your clients are getting the best stuff. And I think that's what myself and my teammate do better than a lot of other agents is dig out those numbers and make our clients comfortable that they're getting some of the best returns that they can in one of the best markets.   Michael: That's awesome. So Dave talked to us a little bit about what some of these properties that we're talking about cost. And what are some of those cash on cash return numbers and metrics that you that you're seeing.   Dave: Rght. So yeah, when I got started, things were a lot cheaper, it was a lot easier. But the crazy thing is the numbers were slightly better when I got started. But they're still pretty righteous right now. So right now, it's very difficult to find, but I am finding some clients 60% cash on cash returns, I'm finding people between 40% and 50% cash on cash on a fairly regular basis. But yeah, there's, there's just some places that are under priced a little bit. And that's why you're looking just to see what it can do. And there's so many, one of the things I don't like about the Facebook forums, any Facebook forum for Airbnb, is the amount of people that say that nobody should ever take a course.   And I never took a course. And all these people said, are telling these brand new people don't take the course. And I added up what I didn't know and how much it costs me. And it's, it's like 40 or 50,000. Like if I'd taken the course I would have saved myself easily 40 or $50,000. And I'm like, You have no idea how much you can spend on a course and save money. So one of the things that we're seeing down there when we're finding these properties, right is there was somebody that was just bragging that they just filled their last two nights for 2021. And I just thought, boy, you're so underpriced. If you have your entire thing booked up every last day that that just tells me you're leaving a lot of money on the table.   So it's a combination of what you know, kind of what numbers they're generating, currently what their calendar looks like. You know, if they're completely full and they have pretty high gross while you know there's a lot of room, a lot of upside. There's just a bunch of different things like that, that we're using to find properties. And just the straight math is if you find some property compelling enough to pay $100,000 more for it. That's great. Down to roughly $500 a month in principal and interest payment that breaks down. So let's break it down to short term rental terms, you're going to rent it out list, it's going to be under 500. But we'll just call it 500. For the easy math, let's just say you're going to rent it out 20 days a month, now, in the summer, there's no you're renting it out 20 days a month, you're renting it out a lot more than that. But let's just say 20 just to make the math very conservative.   If you rent it out 20 days a month. That means whatever you paid $100,000 more for. If you can charge $25 a day, $25 a day more. For that additional amenity you're breaking even. And if you can charge $26 a day more, you're making money. And guess what have you cost in the Smoky Mountains? About $100,000? Can you rent a cabin for more than $25? A day more? If you get a view? Heck yes. Can you rent to you know, can you rent a five bedroom instead of a three bedroom for $25? More day? Heck, yes.   Yeah, there's so many of these things. So bottom line is if you look, if you want to do just straight math, and let the math guide you to what you need to buy to have the best cash on cash, you're starting to get into more expensive properties. And you know, that basically, kind of up to any price works several million is is fine. If you have the financial ability to do that, things start to make sense, things make a ton of sense. And like 750 $800,000 range, you're still making money in just about any range, you know, 300, 400,000, but you're not making as much and you don't have as much cushion.   So there's a lot of people that are like I want to start small, and I want to and I'm like you, I will be happy to help you find and buy anything you want. But let me explain to you why starting small, in my opinion is more dangerous than starting with something that's making 5-6- 7, 000 a month, right? Because guess what, you can lose 567 1000 a month and you're still breaking even versus you know, if you're making 1000 1500 a month when something goes wrong, you're now making nothing and you may be coming out of pocket. I never want to come out of pocket.   Michael:: This is mind blowing day. This is such good stuff.   Dave: Yeah, cool. So glad you like it.   Michael: As as we wrap up here and let you get out of here. What's a final takeaway that first time short term investors to be thinking about that they want to get into short term rental game? What are some of the hardest lessons that you've learned that you can help people to hear from?   Dave: One of the things I see people do is I want to stay so if there was a post I saw that said I visit Detroit on a regular basis, I want to stay in Detroit. I think I'm going to get a short term rental in Detroit. I say I will pay cash for wherever I want to stay. And if I want to stay in Detroit, I'll pay cash that I've earned in the Smokies are one of the top markets. I'm I'm very big into what's the least I like to earn money. But what I really like to do is earn money with less effort. So if I can have five or 10 places in Detroit, that earned me the same money as one place in the Smokies. I'm going with the Smokies all the time, or the panhandle of Florida or, you know, right now some of the other really hot ones Joshua Tree, Broken Bow. Some other places like that northeast corner of Pennsylvania.   There's a bunch of other markets, but I want I don't want to have I see a lot of guys do like a 40 or 50 person, kind of, or 40 or 50 property, you know, rental arbitrage grinding these things out. And that's just not me. I would say try to get the one that has the best cash flow and go from there.   Michael: Path of least resistance.   Dave: People trust me and people tell me things that they probably wouldn't tell other people. But if you knew, and you would never get any of these people on your podcast if you knew how much money that I know that friends have burned through attempting to do short term rentals poorly like 50,000 a year 75,000 a year just I thought I'd try this house. I thought people would really like it. And they didn't it's like go with the proven method, click the stuff that's working. Don't try to reinvent the wheel. You know, go to where there's 1000s of other people that have already done it.   That's the big mistake that I see people do that cost them lots of money and lots of time in the end and I don't know and just here's my other just general real estate investing advice. There's a friend there, I have a friend of mine who's very sharp. And he's basically he's put together a portfolio. He's mid 20s. And he's put together a portfolio that now basically makes him financially independent, he makes more money from his real estate portfolio than he does from his day job.   And it's like, just ask guys like that, or ask me or ask y'all like, I have this idea. What do you think? And you know, he's very happy to help people. I'm very happy to help people. I'm like, yeah, I'll jump on a call for five minutes. Tell me that you want to invest in, you know, I don't know, some, you know, I'll either tell you how to figure out whether it's a good idea, or I'll tell you why it's a horrible idea just to begin with, you know, avoid places with regulation, avoid places that you might lose money, avoid anything that you can make a couple $100 on, like, why are you doing that? Make 1000s? Like, think big. Like, it's not that much harder to do. It's actually easier. So I guess that would be the other. The other thing I would steer new investors too.   Michael: That's so so good day. Well, it kind of in that vein, how can people reach out to you to get a hold of you if they want to either invest with you in the Smokies or just want to bounce some ideas off of you.   Dave: I'm on Facebook. So Dave, homie, AK on Facebook is a way to reach me, you can message me click on me, whatever. I have a website, SmokyMountaincabinrealty.com and smokey is SMOKY. And if somebody wants to sign up, I have some introductory investment, zoom classes like a 60 minute thing. And I kind of explained what I think is important when finding an investment. I obviously say that the Smokies are a pretty good place to invest because I believe that so those would be the two the two main places to get in touch with me there's SmokyMountainCabinRealty.com, or DaveHomyak.com.   Michael: Alright, Dave, this has been great. One final question that I want to ask you. Because it seems like you are so hyper focused on one particular market. Do you think it's make sense to diversify and invest across multiple different states? What are your thoughts there?   Dave: Excellent question. I am hyper focused on the Smokies because I know those returns are incredible. I'm not necessarily saying somebody should invest in the Smokies only or the panhandle of Florida. I'm saying follow the numbers. I really have an issue with people that have multiple properties in multiple cities. And they're not doing a comparison of how much you know how much money they're earning, and how much time they're putting in. And there are properties that they have that are doing better and there are properties they have that are underperforming and It baffles me why somebody would want to waste their time on an underperforming property instead of cut that one loose and upgrade so I just wish more people would run the numbers.   Michael: This has been so great thank you again for taking the time to hang out with me and I know we'll be chatting soon because we're fellow smokey guys now   Dave: Yeah awesome really appreciate you having me on.   Michael: Take care talk soon.   Alrighty everybody that was our episode a big thank you to Dave super super cool story and I'm just total fanboy because as I mentioned the episode I also recently invested in a smoky so I'm very excited to hear that the outlook is positive. As always, if you liked the episode, leave us a rating or review wherever it is this your podcast and we look forward to seeing the next one. Happy investing

Autoline After Hours
AAH #575 - Designing The Ford Maverick: Inside and Out

Autoline After Hours

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 68:26


GUEST: Scott Anderson, Ford Design PANEL: Rain Noe, Core77; Mark Williams, Freelance; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive

Cars & Comrades
NUMMI

Cars & Comrades

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 130:51


Sorry we're a couple days late. This week we're talking about the NUMMI joint venture between Toyota and General Motors (1:16:00), and how it relates to supply lines, the UAW, toilet paper, Tesla, and "the worst workforce in the automobile industry in the United States." But first we talk about our project cars, the IATSI strike, Amazon, and Lordstown Motors' latest struggles.Sources/Links: IATSI strike https://people.com/tv/iatse-strike-everything-you-need-to-know/EV start-up Lordstown Motors to sell Ohio plant to Foxconn for $230 millionhttps://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/30/shares-of-lordstown-motors-surge-on-reported-deal-with-foxconn.htmlhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fremont_Assemblyhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NUMMIhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Production_Systemhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Toyota_Wayhttps://www.reutersevents.com/supplychain/supply-chain/end-just-timehttps://www.thisamericanlife.org/561/nummi-2015https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla_Factoryhttps://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-03-06/tesla-left-injuries-out-of-reports-california-safety-regulator-sayshttps://www.forbes.com/sites/alanohnsman/2019/03/01/tesla-safety-violations-dwarf-big-us-auto-plants-in-aftermath-of-musks-model-3-push/https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/04/tesla-workers-getting-hurt-because-elon-musk-hates-yellow.htmlAllende and Cybersynhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_CybersynGeneral Intellect Unithttp://generalintellectunit.net/The Peoples' Republic of Wal-Marthttps://www.versobooks.com/books/2822-the-people-s-republic-of-walmartThe Tulip Bubblehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip_maniaBread Warshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flour_WarMike Rowe Citations Neededhttps://citationsneeded.libsyn.com/episode-64-mike-rowes-koch-backed-working-man-affectationDoug DeMuro Pontiac Vibe GThttps://youtu.be/JWkFXH2jum4 Email us with tips, stories, and unhinged rants:carsandcomrades@gmail.comRSS feed:https://shoutengine.com/CarsComrades.xml   Follow us on social media:https://www.instagram.com/cars_and_comrades_podcast/https://twitter.com/CarsAndComradeshttps://www.facebook.com/Cars-Comrades-Podcast-101908671824034https://www.reddit.com/user/CarsAndComradeshttps://www.hexbear.net/u/CarsAndComrades All music from the free album Polygondwanaland by King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard:https://kinggizzardandthelizardwizard.com/polygondwanaland  

Founders
Hard Drive: Bill Gates and The Making of the Microsoft Empire

Founders

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 36:58


What I learned from reading Hard Drive: Bill Gates and The Making of the Microsoft Empire by James Wallace and Jim Erickson.Sign up to listen to the rest of this episode and get lifetime access to every full episode. You will: Immediately unlock 218 full length episodes that are available no where else.Get access to every future episode.Learn from history's greatest entrepreneurs and apply their ideas to your work.Tap this link on a mobile device so you can install your private podcast feed into your favorite podcast player. It takes less than 30 seconds to set up. If you prefer to subscribe monthly you can do that here. You will learn the key insights from biographies on Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, John D. Rockefeller, Coco Chanel, Andrew Carnegie, Enzo Ferrari, Estee Lauder, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Phil Knight, Joseph Pulitzer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alexander Graham Bell, Bill Gates, P.T. Barnum, Edwin Land, Henry Ford, Walter Chrysler, Thomas Edison, David Ogilvy, Ben Franklin, Howard Hughes, George Lucas, Levi Strauss, Walt Disney and so many more. You will learn from the founders of Nike, Patagonia, Apple, Microsoft, Hershey, General Motors, Ford, Standard Oil, Polaroid, Home Depot, MGM, Intel, Federal Express, Wal Mart, JP Morgan, Chrysler, Cadillac, Oracle, Hyundai, Seagram, Berkshire Hathaway, Teledyne, Adidas, Les Schwab, Renaissance Technologies, IKEA, Sony, Ferrari, and so many more. WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING:“Without a doubt, the highest value-to-cost ratio I've taken advantage of in the last year is the Founders podcast premium feed. Tap into eons of knowledge and experiences, condensed into digestible portions. Highly, highly recommend. “Uniquely outstanding. No fluff and all substance. David does an outstanding job summarizing these biographies and hones in on the elements that make his subjects so unique among entrepreneurs. I particularly enjoy that he focuses on both the founder's positive and negative characteristics as a way of highlighting things to mimic and avoid.”“I just paid for my first premium podcast subscription for Founders podcast. Learning from those who came before us is one of the highest value ways to invest time. David does his homework and exponentially improves my efficiency by focusing on the most valuable lessons.”“I haven't found a better return on my time and money than your podcast for inspiration and time-tested wisdom to help me on my journey.“I've now listened to every episode. From this knowledge I've doubled my business to $500k a year. Love your passion and recommend your podcast to everyone.”“Founders is the only podcast I pay for and it's worth 100x the cost.”“I have listened to many podcasts on entrepreneurship (HIBT, Masters of Scale, etc.) and find Founders to be consistently more helpful than any other entrepreneurship podcast. David is a craftsperson, he carefully reads biographies of founders, distills the most important anecdotes and themes from their life, and draws commonalities across lives. David's focus is rightfully not on teaching you a formula to succeed but on constantly pushing you to think different.”“I highly highly recommend this podcast. Holy cow. I've been binge listening to these and you start to see patterns across all these incredible humans.”Listening to your podcast has changed my life and that is not a statement I make often.“After one episode I quickly joined the Misfit feed. Love the insight and thoughts shared along the way. David loves what he does and it shines through on the podcast. Definitely my go-to podcast now.”“It is worth every penny. I cannot put into words how fantastic this podcast is. Just stop reading this and get the full access.”“Personally it's one of my top 3 favorite podcasts. If you're into business and startups and technology, this is for you. David covers good books and I've come to really appreciate his perspective. Can't say enough good things.”“I quickly subscribed and it's honestly been the best money I've spent all year. It has inspired me to read biographies. Highly recommend.”“This is the most inspirational and best business podcast out there. David has inspired me to focus on biographies rather than general business books. I'm addicted.”“Anyone interested in business must find the time to listen to each any every Founders podcast. A high return on investment will be a virtual certainty. Subscribe and start listening as soon as possible.”“David saves you hundreds of hours by summarizing bios of legendary business founders and providing valuable insight on what makes an individual successful. He has introduced me to many founders I would have never known existed.”“The podcasts offer spectacular lessons on life, human nature and business achievement. David's enthusiasm and personal thoughts bring me joy. My journey has been enhanced by his efforts.”"Founders is the best self investment that I've made in years."GET LIFETIME ACCESS TO FOUNDERSIf you prefer to subscribe monthly you can do that here. 

Founders
Stephen King On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Founders

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 38:28


What I learned from reading Stephen King On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King. Sign up to listen to the rest of this episode and get lifetime access to every full episode. You will: Immediately unlock 218 full length episodes that are available no where else.Get access to every future episode.Learn from history's greatest entrepreneurs and apply their ideas to your work.Tap this link on a mobile device so you can install your private podcast feed into your favorite podcast player. It takes less than 30 seconds to set up. You will learn the key insights from biographies on Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, John D. Rockefeller, Coco Chanel, Andrew Carnegie, Enzo Ferrari, Estee Lauder, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Phil Knight, Joseph Pulitzer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alexander Graham Bell, Bill Gates, P.T. Barnum, Edwin Land, Henry Ford, Walter Chrysler, Thomas Edison, David Ogilvy, Ben Franklin, Howard Hughes, George Lucas, Levi Strauss, Walt Disney and so many more. You will learn from the founders of Nike, Patagonia, Apple, Microsoft, Hershey, General Motors, Ford, Standard Oil, Polaroid, Home Depot, MGM, Intel, Federal Express, Wal Mart, JP Morgan, Chrysler, Cadillac, Oracle, Hyundai, Seagram, Berkshire Hathaway, Teledyne, Adidas, Les Schwab, Renaissance Technologies, IKEA, Sony, Ferrari, and so many more. WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING:“Without a doubt, the highest value-to-cost ratio I've taken advantage of in the last year is the Founders podcast premium feed. Tap into eons of knowledge and experiences, condensed into digestible portions. Highly, highly recommend. “Uniquely outstanding. No fluff and all substance. David does an outstanding job summarizing these biographies and hones in on the elements that make his subjects so unique among entrepreneurs. I particularly enjoy that he focuses on both the founder's positive and negative characteristics as a way of highlighting things to mimic and avoid.”“I just paid for my first premium podcast subscription for Founders podcast. Learning from those who came before us is one of the highest value ways to invest time. David does his homework and exponentially improves my efficiency by focusing on the most valuable lessons.”“I haven't found a better return on my time and money than your podcast for inspiration and time-tested wisdom to help me on my journey.“I've now listened to every episode. From this knowledge I've doubled my business to $500k a year. Love your passion and recommend your podcast to everyone.”“Founders is the only podcast I pay for and it's worth 100x the cost.”“I have listened to many podcasts on entrepreneurship (HIBT, Masters of Scale, etc.) and find Founders to be consistently more helpful than any other entrepreneurship podcast. David is a craftsperson, he carefully reads biographies of founders, distills the most important anecdotes and themes from their life, and draws commonalities across lives. David's focus is rightfully not on teaching you a formula to succeed but on constantly pushing you to think different.”“I highly highly recommend this podcast. Holy cow. I've been binge listening to these and you start to see patterns across all these incredible humans.”Listening to your podcast has changed my life and that is not a statement I make often.“After one episode I quickly joined the Misfit feed. Love the insight and thoughts shared along the way. David loves what he does and it shines through on the podcast. Definitely my go-to podcast now.”“It is worth every penny. I cannot put into words how fantastic this podcast is. Just stop reading this and get the full access.”“Personally it's one of my top 3 favorite podcasts. If you're into business and startups and technology, this is for you. David covers good books and I've come to really appreciate his perspective. Can't say enough good things.”“I quickly subscribed and it's honestly been the best money I've spent all year. It has inspired me to read biographies. Highly recommend.”“This is the most inspirational and best business podcast out there. David has inspired me to focus on biographies rather than general business books. I'm addicted.”“Anyone interested in business must find the time to listen to each any every Founders podcast. A high return on investment will be a virtual certainty. Subscribe and start listening as soon as possible.”“David saves you hundreds of hours by summarizing bios of legendary business founders and providing valuable insight on what makes an individual successful. He has introduced me to many founders I would have never known existed.”“The podcasts offer spectacular lessons on life, human nature and business achievement. David's enthusiasm and personal thoughts bring me joy. My journey has been enhanced by his efforts.”"Founders is the best self investment that I've made in years."GET LIFETIME ACCESS TO FOUNDERS

AutoConverse :: Mobility & Connectivity
Chip Shortage Probe, Auto Makers and Vaccine Requirements, and Order-based On-Demand Auto Shopping

AutoConverse :: Mobility & Connectivity

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 27:09


In this episode...Feds Taking a Harder Stance on Chip Shortage, May Suspect Hoarding; GM reminds workers to report vaccination status or risk bonus money; Ford says U.S. salaried employees required to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status; Tesla wants an exemption from COVID-19 rules so it can host a 9,000-person county fair at its Berlin Gigafactory; May Mobility Launches Semi-Autonomous Shuttle Service; Plus...How to the clutter from your space affects you, and how automobiles are becoming order-based on-demand purchases with How to Sell More Cars Author Terry Lancaster.

The New CISO
Empowering People to Bring Their “Whole Self” to Work

The New CISO

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 50:04


On today's episode, we are joined by Azzam Zahir, Global Director of Insider Threat and Security at General Motors. He discusses his journey in becoming a leader in his field and what he has learned in that process.    Journey to Leadership After finishing school, Azzam took it upon himself to seek opportunities and work extremely hard in any job assigned to him. His inquisitive mindset helped to forge his path. In 2007/2008 was when his title changed to being a leader. His strengths in managing with influence helped him to take on that leadership role. The transition to the role involved understanding the new responsibility of managing people.   His biggest fear going into the position was the fear of failing as a people leader. He worried about giving them the necessary time and attention to allow them to succeed. An unexpected challenge was the day to day management tasks.    Review How does Azzam review people and give them feedback? Contrary to the typical HR review process, he does it early and often. Don't wait until a review period to give constructive feedback. This can eliminate some of the nervousness and help people to be more receptive to the feedback. What cornerstones of leadership does Azzam expect? Leaders should allow people to be their individual selves and bring their uniqueness to the table. Let them do work that makes sense with the skills they already have.     Young Azzam What advice would Azzam give to his younger self? One thing, which is challenging, is don't chase the money. Focus on the career, not the jobs being offered to you. If the job doesn't offer you great opportunities for career growth, reconsider taking it.  It is important to know how to leave a job if that is what you want. Receiving a counter to make you stay doesn't fix the reasons why you wanted to leave the job. When young, it can be hard not to want things to go really fast.    Job Vs Career How can you know the difference between a job and a career? Mentorship is really helpful with this. Have both an internal and external mentor. Your internal mentor will help you navigate politically within the organization and avoid pitfalls. Your external mentor has no association with the company so they can give outside perspective. The mix of the two insights provides a happy medium. The internal mentor will likely be more challenging to establish.    Diversity and Inclusion Azzam presents an exercise that has benefits for diversity and inclusion. The exercise surrounds coming up with a short questionnaire. It asked things such as: Where did you grow up? How many languages do you speak? What is your educational background? They anonymously answered and mapped out the responses. You can watch people making assumptions of who they think answered. You can discover new similarities and discover people's strengths in the differences. This is a great way to connect your teams and build trust/awareness.    Who to Look for in a Team Look for active learners. The education you have is in the past. What are they still learning? You want a team that will continue to grow and evolve.     Being a New CISO Azzam advises that the information is out there. Don't sit around waiting for change. The CISO needs to be proactive in moving their teams towards the change versus reacting to it.    Links: Exabeam Podcasts

Performance Matters Podcast
Episode #68 | Journey to a High-impact Learning Organization

Performance Matters Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 33:44


Sally Vlietstra from General Motors shares why high-impact learning organizations put the focus on the learner and how to help them be better at what they do. The post Episode #68 | Journey to a High-impact Learning Organization appeared first on GP Strategies Corporation.

The Steve Gruber Show
Steve Gruber, General Motors promising they will lead in Electric cars.

The Steve Gruber Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 11:00


Live from the no panic zone—I'm Steve Gruber—I am America's Voice—God Bless America this is the Steve Gruber FIERCE AND FEARLESS – in Pursuit of the truth—   Here are three big things you need to know right now—   Three— General Motors promising they will lead in Electric cars.   Two— Nursing homes are struggling to have enough people.   One— University of Michigan releases a report that Dr Robert Anderson has more than 2100 complaints filed against him    

HR Leaders
HR Leaders Summit 2/7: How can we Build the Skills and Leaders for the Future, Now?

HR Leaders

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 37:48


This is a special episode of the HR Leaders podcast, you are listening to the first second from the HR Leaders Online Summit aired on October 4th.We are joined by Mark Skinner, Chief People Officer at William Hill, Keith Keating, Head of Global Learning Network at General Motors, Marco Serrao, VP HR Europe at Deutsche Telekom, Ditte Marstrand Wulf, Chief HR Officer at Covetrus, Theresa Zeller, and Global Head Integrated Learning Experiences at Merck.Thanks to Oracle for partnering with us to make this possible.Download their Definitive Guide to People Analytics 2021: https://bit.ly/3meS3auNever miss an event, follow HR Leaders on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/hrleadersSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

HR Leaders
HR Leaders Summit 1/7: How to Shape the Future Employee Experience in the Work From Anywhere Age

HR Leaders

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 41:32


This is a special episode of the HR Leaders podcast, you are listening to the first session from the HR Leaders Online Summit aired on October 4th.We are joined by Mark Skinner, Chief People Officer at William Hill, Keith Keating, Head of Global Learning Network at General Motors, Marco Serrao, VP HR Europe at Deutsche Telekom, Ditte Marstrand Wulf, Chief HR Officer at Covetrus, Theresa Zeller and Global Head Integrated Learning Experiences at Merck.Thanks to Oracle for partnering with us to make this possible.Download their Definitive Guide to People Analytics 2021: https://bit.ly/3meS3auNever miss an event, follow HR Leaders on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/hrleadersSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

WSJ Minute Briefing
Federal Judge Blocks Enforcement of Texas Abortion Law

WSJ Minute Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 2:20


General Motors aims to challenge Tesla with a planned $30,000 electric SUV. NASA says Boeing's Starliner space capsule won't make another launch attempt this year. The U.S. is set to release weekly jobless claims data this morning. Keith Collins hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Women on The Move Podcast
General Motors head Mary Barra talks leadership and tips for women

Women on The Move Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 28:18


Mary Barra is a pioneer in the male-dominate auto industry and one of the world's most respected and influential CEOs in the world. As Chair and Chief Executive Officer at General Motors, Mary became the first female leader of a “Big Three” automaker in 2014. In this episode, she sits down to discuss leadership with Mary Erdoes, Head of Asset & Wealth Management at J.P. Morgan and share some insightful advice for aspiring leaders.   Focus on the job you're doing As someone who worked her way up at GM from an hourly job that helped her pay college tuition, Mary offers one piece of career advice to talented and ambitious employees: Focus on doing the job you have well. “Do the job you're doing today like you're going to do it for the rest of your life, because that means you're going to invest in it, you're going to make it better, and you're going to drive efficiencies,” she says. “If you're doing your job today and you're more focused on your next job, it's not going to work out well.” In Mary's experience, when you're invested in your job, your leaders notice your commitment, and that's what leads to new opportunities. For Mary, new opportunities at GM included being named vice president of Global Manufacturing Engineering in 2008, before being tapped a year later to be vice president of Global Human Resources. Trusting and empowering the most vital resource One of Mary's first big moves as head of HR was to abolish the firm's multi-page dress code and introduce a “dress appropriately” policy. Explaining that her real motivation was to recognize and empower employee's own instincts. Mary says, “When you think about it, you're trusting these people to do a great job every day to design a vehicle, or to service a customer,” she notes. “And you can't trust them to know what they should wear?”  She recalls one incident where a manager came to her asking her to re-implement the old dress code because his employees were now wearing jeans to work and he didn't think that was appropriate since they sometimes had to meet with clients. Mary suggested he talk to his team about the issue rather than establishing a mandate. “He called me back two weeks later and he said, it was great. We all decided that we can wear jeans, but we'll have a pair of khakis or dress pants available. So if there's that rare time where we have to meet with someone, we will look appropriate for the meeting.” Recognizing what women bring to the table Mary also shares tips for aspiring female leaders, drawn from her experiences. First she highlights the importance of women understanding that they bring a lot to the table. “I know we're all different, but in general, I think we approach things more collaboratively, we recognize people, we include,” she notes. And those traits are invaluable in terms of being able to engage other people and get the best outcomes—especially in cross-functional teams and situations. Mary also has words of wisdom about the perennial work-life balancing act, stressing that when women take ownership of their own balance and identify what's most important to them, they have the best results. “Your manager or your leader can't work life balance for you, because they don't know what's important to you,” she says. Once they've identified what's important to their own work-life balance, she advises women to give themselves permission to state their needs. She recalls a time when she watched the clock keep rolling after a meeting was supposed to end at 5:15 pm. She had to be home to relieve her childcare-giver so they could make it to an evening class. “Finally, I think I let another five minutes go and I just said to my boss, ‘I really need to leave.' And he's like, ‘Oh my gosh, go,'” she recalls. “From that point on, if it was toward that end of the day, he'd be like, ‘Do you need to leave?' And he didn't say, ‘You can leave. We're going to keep going.' He ended the meeting.”  Mary says one thing she learned is that most managers will do that—once they understand what you need to be effective at work, they want to make it happen. “No one gets it perfectly,” she says of work-life balance. But the important thing is advocating for yourself at work so you can meet the needs of your family. In the end, Mary wants her family to know she did what was necessary to meet her obligations to them: “I was dedicated and I cared and it was important.” 

FT News Briefing
Panama, Paradise, Pandora. What's changed in the world of tax avoidance?

FT News Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 8:33


Read a transcript of this episode on FT.comhttps://www.ft.com/content/411bb70a-8fe9-41ef-bd58-e4798b12c2a2Vladimir Putin hinted that Russia's state-backed monopoly pipeline exporter, Gazprom, may increase supplies to help Europe avoid a full-blown energy crisis, and US energy secretary Jennifer Granholm has raised the prospect of releasing crude oil from the government's strategic petroleum reserve as the Biden administration confronts a politically perilous surge in the price of gasoline; General Motors plans to double its revenues by 2030 as the company steers towards electric vehicles, and the latest data leak detailing the financial affairs of the global elite makes clear how much progress has been made since the world began clamping down in earnest in 2008 — and how much remains to be done.Gas markets whipsaw after Russia offers to stabilise energy priceshttps://www.ft.com/content/e06c3b5d-153d-4c86-8c49-0d5447d58e76General Motors aims to double sales by 2030 with boost from electric vehicleshttps://www.ft.com/content/d02e8cc3-29a1-4634-bfb6-b658b1b4f4a4From Panama to the Pandora papers: what's changed in offshore taxhttps://www.ft.com/content/1fe7a5a1-7515-4226-8906-b9c1eaecc455JAB seeks to raise $5bn fund to invest in petcare https://www.ft.com/content/93a23966-1b26-4e7b-aa0c-9ff2654e9990The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show's editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show's theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT's global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1232: Fossil Sales Dive As EV's Thrive | 07 Oct 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 19:54


Show #1237 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Thursday 7th October. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. G.M. HOPES ELECTRIC CARS AND NEW BUSINESSES WILL HELP DOUBLE ITS REVENUE "General Motors Co (GM.N) Chief Executive Mary Barra told investors on Wednesday that the automaker plans to double revenue by 2030, expanding profits from combustion vehicles even as it rolls out new electric vehicles and new digitally powered services to catch up with Tesla Inc (TSLA.O)." reported Reuters yesterday: "GM said if it succeeds, annual revenue by 2030 would be about $280 billion, and the automaker would be the leader in U.S. electric vehicle sales. Chief Financial Officer Paul Jacobson said GM expects pre-tax profit margins of 12 to 14%, which could beat current levels. That would imply annual pre-tax profits of as much as $39 billion. Jacobson said GM can fund $9 billion to $10 billion in annual capital spending for electric vehicles and other initiatives while returning money to shareholders." https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/gm-aims-double-revenues-by-2030-it-drives-pass-tesla-2021-10-06/ "General Motors has been spending billions of dollars in the last few years to electrify its cars and trucks, as it tries to catch up to Tesla. Now the company, which has said it aims to stop selling gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035, is beginning to reveal how big it expects this bet will pay off." reports New York Times: "The automaker said on Wednesday that it aims to roughly double its annual revenue by 2030, to about $280 billion. It is counting on new electric trucks and cars for much of the growth while adding new revenue streams from software and services. While it expects modest growth in sales of gasoline-powered vehicles, electric cars are “a tremendous growth opportunity,” [Mary Barra, GM Chief Exec] said. G.M. also hopes to develop ride-hailing services that use autonomous cars, create insurance products and expand its defense contracting work. Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/06/business/gm-revenue-goals.html# "General Motors laid out its forthcoming EV portfolio at its investor event Wednesday, with the full-size electric pickup Chevrolet Silverado as the centerpiece, as the company seeks to gain market share in the increasingly crowded electric truck market." was the take from TechCrunch: "While GM had previously announced the electric Silverado, the company confirmed some additional details, like that it would feature a fixed-glass roof for certain models and that the vehicle would debut at the trade show CES in January 2022. It's joining Ford's F-150 Lightning and Rivian's R1T in the burgeoning electric truck segment — a segment that until now has been conspicuously empty, despite the truck being one of the best-selling vehicle types in America. GM also announced crossovers from its brands Chevy and Buick, in addition to its upcoming GMC Hummer pickup and Cadillac Lyriq crossover. CEO Mary Barra emphasized that the company will offer affordable EVs — “really affordable EVs for people” — as well as other features to lure some would-be Tesla customers." Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2021/10/06/gm-takes-aim-at-teslas-market-share-with-growing-portfolio-of-evs/ GM REVEALS ULTRA CRUISE "General Motors revealed the ace up its sleeve when it comes to driver-assist technologies on Wednesday: Ultra Cruise. The automaker announced the new system as a more capable sibling of today's Super Cruise system. While Super Cruise is rated for hands-free driving on mapped, divided highways in the US and Canada, Ultra Cruise takes it further. In addition to highways, GM said it will handle hands-free driving in 95% of all scenarios. We're talking city streets, subdivision streets and even paved rural roads." writes CNET.com: "Ultra Cruise will cover 2 million miles of roads in the US and Canada, but the automaker has quick plans to add another 1.4 million miles' worth of roads. And when this happens, GM plans for a big strategy shift in which vehicles offer either Super Cruise or Ultra Cruise. Cadillac will be the exclusive brand to provide the Ultra Cruise driving experience, while Super Cruise trickles down to more mainstream offerings from GMC, Buick and Chevrolet. With a combination of cameras, radars and lidar onboard to create the Ultra Cruise system, the technology will support everything from parking in your driveway to object avoidance (that's good), on-demand lane changes and left- and right-hand turns." https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/gm-ultra-cruise-tesla-full-self-driving-beta-rival/ Today, General Motors announced the Wallace Battery Cell Innovation Center, an all-new facility that will significantly expand the company's battery technology operations and accelerate development and commercialization of longer range, more affordable electric vehicle batteries. The Wallace Center will be located on the campus of GM's Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. The battery engineering team based at the Wallace Center will experiment with many types of future battery chemistry in addition to lithium-metal, including pure silicon and solid-state, along with different cell form factors. The Wallace Center is expected to build batteries ranging in energy density from 600 to 1200 watt-hours per liter, along with crucial battery cell ingredients like cell active materials. The Wallace Center will be capable of building large-format, prototype lithium-metal battery cells for vehicle usage beyond the small-scale lithium-metal cells typically used in handheld devices or research applications. These cells could be as large as 1,000 mm, nearly twice the size of the initial Ultium pouch cells and will be based on GM's proprietary formula. GMC HUMMER EV IS BUILT TO WOW "The giant, 200.0-kWh battery is a stressed member of the chassis, which is a sort of hybrid between body-on-frame and unibody; there is a frame and a body, but they aren't isolated in the usual body-on-frame manner. Half-shafts are massive ball-spline units, necessary when an independent suspension with more than nine inches of travel is paired with three motors with the combined twist of 1200 pound-feet of torque. With two motors acting on the rear axle, no differential is necessary, but programming can virtually lock the axle so the motors turn each side at the same speed. Up front there is a locking diff for the third motor." writes Car And Driver: "Our on-road drive was limited, but we found a truck that went down the road with the purpose and confidence born of its mass and power. Not many corrections are required to keep it in a highway lane, and not a lot of feedback comes through the steering wheel when you have to turn. But we weren't expecting much in terms of communication from the 305/70R-18 mud-terrain Goodyears. The ride, however, is downright sublime. Adaptive dampers and air springs bridle the mass with authoritative control." Delivery this year. 350 miles for $112,000. Read more: https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a37844849/2022-gmc-hummer-ev-prototype-drive/ VOLVO'S NOW ONE QUARTER ELECTRIC SALES "The plug-in Recharge subbrand share out of the total Volvo sales volume was 26.9% (a new high this year), which is over 12,750 (mostly in Europe). That includes about 1,700 sold in the U.S." reports InsideEVs: "About every fourth Volvo sold year-to-date was a plug-in (over 132,000 YTD). The lineup consists of several plug-in hybrids and one all-electric model - Volvo XC40 Recharge, which soon will be joined by the Volvo C40 Recharge. By 2025, Volvo intends to increase the share of BEVs in its global sales volume to 50%, and 100% by 2030." Read more: https://insideevs.com/news/538414/volvo-recharge-sales-september2021/ UK CAR MARKET DIVES - EV'S THRIVE "The UK auto market saw plugin electric vehicles take 21.65% share in September, up over 2x year-on-year. Full battery electrics outperformed, alone taking 15.2% share and a record 32,721 unit volume. Old-school diesel sales fell off a cliff, dropping to under 5% market share in an overall auto market down ~45% in volume from seasonal norms at just over 215,000 units. With an end of quarter push, the Tesla Model 3 was the UK's overall best seller in September." reports Cleantechnica: "Old school combustion powertrains (those without any regen/electric-assist) fell below 50% of the market (48.75%) for the first time since the steam age. Unassisted diesels fell to their lowest point in the modern era, at just 4.95% share, from 14.33% year-on-year, with volume at a pitiful 10,658 units.  Tesla Model 3, boosted by Tesla's usual end-of-quarter peak, was the UK's overall best selling vehicle in September, with 6879 registrations." https://cleantechnica.com/2021/10/05/uk-plugin-ev-share-above-20-in-september-tesla-model-3-overall-bestseller/ NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Returned on Sunday 10th October! Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

Corporate Crime Reporter Morning Minute
Friday October 8, 2021 Former Obama NHTSA Chief David Strickland to General Motors

Corporate Crime Reporter Morning Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 1:00


Friday October 8, 2021 Former Obama NHTSA Chief David Strickland to General Motors

Founders
Steven Spielberg: A Biography

Founders

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 29:50


What I learned from reading Steven Spielberg: A Biography by Joseph McBride. Sign up to listen to the rest of this episode. You will unlock 217 full length episodes and get lifetime access to every future episode.You will learn the key insights from biographies on Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, John D. Rockefeller, Coco Chanel, Andrew Carnegie, Enzo Ferrari, Estee Lauder, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Phil Knight, Joseph Pulitzer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alexander Graham Bell, Bill Gates, P.T. Barnum, Edwin Land, Henry Ford, Walter Chrysler, Thomas Edison, David Ogilvy, Ben Franklin, Howard Hughes, George Lucas, Levi Strauss, Walt Disney and so many more. You will learn from the founders of Nike, Patagonia, Apple, Microsoft, Hershey, General Motors, Ford, Standard Oil, Polaroid, Home Depot, MGM, Intel, Federal Express, Wal Mart, JP Morgan, Chrysler, Cadillac, Oracle, Hyundai, Seagram, Berkshire Hathaway, Teledyne, Adidas, Les Schwab, Renaissance Technologies, IKEA, Sony, Ferrari, and so many more. WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING:“Without a doubt, the highest value-to-cost ratio I've taken advantage of in the last year is the Founders podcast premium feed. Tap into eons of knowledge and experiences, condensed into digestible portions. Highly, highly recommend. “Uniquely outstanding. No fluff and all substance. David does an outstanding job summarizing these biographies and hones in on the elements that make his subjects so unique among entrepreneurs. I particularly enjoy that he focuses on both the founder's positive and negative characteristics as a way of highlighting things to mimic and avoid.”“I just paid for my first premium podcast subscription for Founders podcast. Learning from those who came before us is one of the highest value ways to invest time. David does his homework and exponentially improves my efficiency by focusing on the most valuable lessons.”“I haven't found a better return on my time and money than your podcast for inspiration and time-tested wisdom to help me on my journey.“I've now listened to every episode. From this knowledge I've doubled my business to $500k a year. Love your passion and recommend your podcast to everyone.”“Founders is the only podcast I pay for and it's worth 100x the cost.”“I have listened to many podcasts on entrepreneurship (HIBT, Masters of Scale, etc.) and find Founders to be consistently more helpful than any other entrepreneurship podcast. David is a craftsperson, he carefully reads biographies of founders, distills the most important anecdotes and themes from their life, and draws commonalities across lives. David's focus is rightfully not on teaching you a formula to succeed but on constantly pushing you to think different.”“I highly highly recommend this podcast. Holy cow. I've been binge listening to these and you start to see patterns across all these incredible humans.”Listening to your podcast has changed my life and that is not a statement I make often.“After one episode I quickly joined the Misfit feed. Love the insight and thoughts shared along the way. David loves what he does and it shines through on the podcast. Definitely my go-to podcast now.”“It is worth every penny. I cannot put into words how fantastic this podcast is. Just stop reading this and get the full access.”“Personally it's one of my top 3 favorite podcasts. If you're into business and startups and technology, this is for you. David covers good books and I've come to really appreciate his perspective. Can't say enough good things.”“I quickly subscribed and it's honestly been the best money I've spent all year. It has inspired me to read biographies. Highly recommend.”“This is the most inspirational and best business podcast out there. David has inspired me to focus on biographies rather than general business books. I'm addicted.”“Anyone interested in business must find the time to listen to each any every Founders podcast. A high return on investment will be a virtual certainty. Subscribe and start listening as soon as possible.”“David saves you hundreds of hours by summarizing bios of legendary business founders and providing valuable insight on what makes an individual successful. He has introduced me to many founders I would have never known existed.”“The podcasts offer spectacular lessons on life, human nature and business achievement. David's enthusiasm and personal thoughts bring me joy. My journey has been enhanced by his efforts.”"Founders is the best self investment that I've made in years."GET LIFETIME ACCESS TO FOUNDERS

Numbers by Barron's
Markets Rebound After Tech-Driven Selloff

Numbers by Barron's

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 3:40


The S&P 500, Dow Jones, and Nasdaq bounce back after Monday. General Motors' stock revs into high gear. Plus, new data on Pfizer's Covid vaccine. Host: Zoe Szathmary. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

Mitlin Money Mindset
Keys to the Kingdom, with Dan Cockerell, Episode #49

Mitlin Money Mindset

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 39:00


Most people who've worked for the Walt Disney company will tell you, it's a delightful place to work, grow, and learn. Dan Cockerell will tell you so in glowing terms. After college and participation in the Disney college program, he chose to work for Disney. His beginning role wasn't a glamorous one — he parked cars. But that humble beginning was the trailhead that led him down the path of personal and career development. He eventually filled the role of VP of The Magic Kingdom. That's quite a progression and the story is worth hearing. Listen to hear Dan's valuable insights into personal growth, management, company culture, and a mindset that leads to success. You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in... Dan's road from parking attendant to VP of Disney's Magic Kingdom [2:55] The ins and outs of the Disney college program — learning, earning, living [5:48] How technology impacted Dan's journey at Disney [7:56] A powerful tip about creating amazing culture in an organization [11:38] Culture stories from inside Disney [14:01] Moving managers toward facilitating excess, not having all the answers [18:53] Favorite roles Dan filled in Disney [22:02] Intentional reflection puts Dan in the right mindset for success [25:24] The catalyst that moved Dan away from his role at Disney [27:09] Advice for the dual-income, dual-career families [32:55] What Dan did today to bring joy and put him in the right mindset for success [35:18]   Resources & People Mentioned Dan's book: How's the Culture in Your Kingdom? Disney's College Program Disney Institute Connect with Dan Cockerell Dan's website Cockrell Consulting On Instagram On Twitter On Linkedin On Facebook Bio: Dan attended Boston University, graduating in 1991, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. An avid rugby player, he was selected for the 1990 and 1991 USA Collegiate All-American Rugby team, and was Captain for the 1991 team. Upon graduation from Boston University in 1991, Dan moved to Florida and worked as a parking attendant at Disney's Epcot Center. Subsequently, he joined the Disneyland Paris Management Trainee Program. He was transferred to France to join the opening team of Disneyland Paris three months prior to the grand opening. While in France, he held various management positions in Park Operations. He and his wife Valerie, who was also with Disneyland Paris, were married in France and spent five years there before moving back to Orlando in 1997. Since that time they have raised three children – Jullian, Margot and Tristan. Dan has held various executive operations roles at the Walt Disney World Resort, both in the theme parks and resort hotels, and retired as the Vice President of the Magic Kingdom where he led 12,000 cast members and entertained over 20 millions guests annually. He earned his MBA in 2001 at the Crummer School of Business at Rollins College. In addition to his operational responsibilities, Dan was a keynote speaker for the world-renowned Disney Institute for 18 years. He has addressed open-enrollment participants as well as attendees in customized programs including the USAA Bank, General Motors, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Army, the Southern Methodist University Business School, Porsche A.G., and United Airlines. He also participated in the Sodexo Quality Life Worldwide Conference Panel, moderated by Arianna Huffington, in 2015. After a fulfilling and exciting 26-year career with the Walt Disney Company, and upon becoming empty nesters, Dan and Valerie made the decision to set out on a new venture and start their own consulting and speaking business. Dan provides customized, authentic presentations and insightful workshops focusing on leadership and management practices, drawing upon his extensive Disney career with relevant examples and inspiring storytelling. Guests on the Mitlin Money Mindset Show are not affiliated with CWM, LLC, and opinions expressed herein may not be representative of CWM, LLC. CWM, LLC is not responsible for the guest's content linked on this site. Connect With Mitlin Financial podcast(at)MitlinFinancial.com - email us with your suggestions for topics or guests https://mitlinfinancial.com  Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram Subscribe on Youtube Follow on Linkedin Follow on Facebook Subscribe to Mitlin Money Mindset™ on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1231: VW Workers Push For Faster EV Rollout | 04 Oct 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 21:32


Show #1234 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Monday 4th October. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Welcome to new PATREON EXECUTIVE PRODUCER REALTERS CHOICE PHOTOGRAPHY VW WORKERS URGE FASTER EV ROLLOUT  "Volkswagen's (VW) main plant in Wolfsburg might face historically low output this year and needs a faster shift toward electric vehicles to remain competitive, according to the German automaker's top labour officials." reports News24.com: "The rollout of electric car, Trinity, due in 2026 may be too late, according to VW officials. Furthermore, a global chip shortage also happens manufacturing at Wolfsburg. Due to the persistent scarcity of semiconductor chips, the output at Wolfsburg this year could even fall below the level of 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic pushed production to just below 500 000 cars, according to VW's works council. VW's initial goal agreed in a labour pact five years ago was to make at least 820 000 vehicles in Wolfsburg last year." https://www.news24.com/fin24/companies/industrial/vw-workers-urge-faster-electric-vehicle-rollout-at-worlds-largest-biggest-car-factory-20211002 MERCEDES-BENZ GIVES SMALLER 60 KWH BATTERY TO EVITO TOURER, EQV "The Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer (the all-electric variant of the Metris Passenger Van sold in the US) and the more luxurious EQV are getting a new battery pack option. Up until now, both models came with a 100 kWh battery (90 kWh usable), so is Mercedes-Benz giving them an even bigger pack for more range? Well, no. Actually, the new battery option has a 60 kWh net capacity, enabling a range of 217–239 kilometers (135-148 miles) on the eVito Tourer." says InsideEVs: "The standard fast charging function has an output of 50 kW, but an 80 kW option is also possible, in which case the battery can be charged from 10% to 80% in around 35 minutes. Mercedes-Benz argues that the smaller battery will appeal to customers “who cover easy-to-plan routes or who only drive short distances, such as in school transport operations.” Furthermore, it should also be interesting for those buyers looking for a weight saving of 150 kg (330 lbs) and a corresponding payload increase. Last but not least, the 60 kWh battery drives the eVito Tourer's price down by approximately €3,600 ($4,175) compared to the equivalent 90 kWh model (€60,678 versus €64,248)." Read more: Read more: https://insideevs.com/news/537885/mercedes-evito-eqv-60kwh-battery MERCEDES-BENZ EACTROS TRUCKS ON TEST IN SOUTH TYROL Two near-series battery powered eActros trucks have crossed the Alps as part of a series of tests in Italy's South Tyrol region. During the tests, the electric trucks tackled a total of 54,000 metres of altitude. The highest point of the trip was reached during measurement runs at the Kaunertal Glacier, at a height of 2,750 metres. In order to validate the trucks' performance and durability, the testing engineers at Mercedes-Benz Trucks then subjected the electric vehicles, which were loaded to their gross vehicle weight of 27 tonnes, to an extremely gruelling series of tests in the area surrounding Bolzano, South Tyrol. The Alpine terrain enabled the engineers to make particularly extensive use of the vehicles' energy recovery feature, which can be exploited by driving with foresight. Series production of the eActros will start at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth at the beginning of October 2021. Read more: https://media.daimler.com/marsMediaSite/en/instance/ko/All-electric-mountain-climbers-Mercedes-Benz-eActros-trucks-on-test-in-South-Tyrol.xhtml?oid=51462413 SK INNOVATION SPINS OFF BATTERY DIVISION "SK Innovation officially completed the spin-off of its battery business on 1 October. The now independent battery division of the South Korean company is called SK On. With the announced spin-off, the Korean company wants to enable the battery division to better focus on the fast-growing market for electric cars and their batteries – independently of the other business lines of the listed company." writes electrive: "The plan is to expand global battery production capacity from the current 40 GWh per year to 85 GWh by 2023, to 220 GWh by 2025 and to over 500 GWh by 2030. In addition, it was announced a few days ago that SK Innovation, together with Ford, will invest in the construction of two new sites with assembly and battery plants in Tennessee and Kentucky – with a total capacity of 129 GWh per year." Read more: https://www.electrive.com/2021/10/01/sk-innovation-spins-off-battery-division TESCO TAKES TOP SPOT AMONG UK SUPERMARKETS FOR ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING  "Tesco is the UK supermarket chain with the greatest proportion of stores that offer customers electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities. That's according to new research from electric car website Electriying.com, which has ranked the UK's biggest supermarkets in order of EV-friendliness." reports UK Motor1.coM: "Tesco topped the list, with almost half (45 percent) of its UK superstores boasting charging facilities, while Morrisons came second with four in 10 (40 percent) of stores offering EV charging. At the opposite end of the scale, just seven percent of Sainsbury's stores offer at least one EV charging point." Read more: https://uk.motor1.com/news/537265/tesco-top-uk-supermarket-charging/ AL GORE PUTS $600M INTO UK GREEN ENERGY-TECH STARTUP OCTOPUS ENERGY GROUP "Former Vice President Al Gore has invested $600 million of equity into U.K. energy startup Octopus Energy Group via his Generation Investment Management vehicle, taking a stake of approximately 13% in the business. The investment means Octopus has attained a valuation of around $4.6 billion."£ says TechCrunch: "Octopus has made a name for itself in energy circles largely because of its “Kraken” technology platform, which it claims is able to reroute energy from renewable sources around a network far more efficiently than competitors. Octopus is now managing 17 million energy accounts in 12 countries in this manner. Octopus has also earlier launched Electric Juice, an electric vehicle “roaming network” of 100,000 charge points across Europe that allows users to charge their personal Octopus Energy account when they charge their EVs. It's also partnered with Tesla to launch Tesla Power in the U.K. and Germany." Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2021/10/01/al-gore-puts-600m-into-uk-green-energy-tech-startup-octopus-energy-group BATTMAN WILL QUICKLY DETERMINE EV BATTERY HEALTH "With plenty of older EVs on the roads today, the issue of residual battery life and recycling is more pressing than ever when it comes to shopping for vehicles or making decisions about what to do with EVs whose batteries are just about spent." reports Autoweek: "VW Group Components has developed a system dubbed BattMan ReLife (Battery Monitoring Analysis Necessity) that can check the health of a battery in just minutes, taking the guesswork and hours of charging out of the process. The first version of the software was created by the Audi Brussels quality management department for testing the Audi e-tron's battery, and then received further work from VW Group Components at Salzgitter, which is the site of VW's new battery laboratories. The device first checks whether a given battery is able to communicate, after plugging in the low-voltage connectors. BattMan then detects and brings up any error messages present, in addition to the insulation resistance, temperatures, cell voltages, and capacity." Read more: https://www.autoweek.com/news/green-cars/a37824638/battman-ev-battery-health CHINA'S NIO INC. (NIO) REPORTS RECORD MONTHLY AND QUARTERLY ELECTRIC VEHICLE DELIVERIES "China's NIO Inc. (NIO) reported record monthly and quarterly deliveries for the company's fleet of electric vehicles. The auto manufacturer, founded in 2014, has provided investors with news regarding the firm's positive September 2021 delivery results" says Investors Observer: "NIO announced that its deliveries for its top-selling eclectic vehicles (EC6, ES6 and ES8) have now hit 142,036 units in total. In further news, NIO also revealed that it has recently opened NIO House in Oslo, Norway and that the company has “completed its first batch of vehicle deliveries in Norway.”" Read more: https://www.investorsobserver.com/news/stock-update/chinas-nio-inc-nio-reports-record-monthly-and-quarterly-electric-vehicle-deliveries CHINA'S EV MAKERS SAW MONSTER DELIVERIES "XPeng had a huge month, with deliveries of 10,412 vehicles in September topping the 10,000 milestone and tripling from year-ago levels. The numbers included more than 7,500 P7 sports sedans and more than 2,650 G3 and G3i SUVs. XPeng also got a solid start with its P5 family sedans, which launched mid-month and accounted for 244 vehicle deliveries. For the quarter, 25,666 deliveries was a record, also tripling year over year. Year to date, XPeng has delivered more than 56,400 cars and SUVs, more than 300% higher than at the same time in 2020." says Nasdaq.com: "Li Auto had promising numbers compared to last year's results, but the company noted some pressures that weighed on its sequential performance. Monthly deliveries of 7,094 vehicles were more than double what Li delivered in September 2020. " Read more: https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/chinas-ev-makers-saw-monster-deliveries.-will-tesla-follow-suit-2021-10-01 WHAT IF… THE GM EV1 ELECTRIC CAR HAD BEEN A SUCCESS? "In issue one of T3, we reported on the release of the EV1, a fully electric car from General Motors, one of America largest automobile manufacturers. The sleek two-door, two-seater is generally regarded as the first mass-produced EV available to the public. It had a 0-60 time of around 8.4 seconds and a range of between 70 and 100 miles – and up to 140 miles for the second generation model. (BMW's i3 will only do around 150 and that was released in 2013.)" says T3: "The EV1 launched in 1996, with the improved model II appearing in 1999. But instead of losing interest – or being pressured out of the market – let's imagine GM stuck with it…" Read more: https://www.t3.com/us/news/what-if-the-gm-ev1-electric-car-had-been-a-success NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Returns on Sunday 10th October! Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

Twisted Podcast
Episode 142: John McNamara & Richard Crafts

Twisted Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 26:55


A man defrauds General Motors out of millions of dollars. Another man kills his wife. How did these two cases later get linked together?

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1231: Tesla Sets New Production & Delivery Numbers | 03 Oct 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 19:38


Show #1231 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 3rd October. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. TESLA SOLD 241,300 CARS IN THE THIRD QUARTER "Tesla has bucked the wider trend of declining sales brought on by the global chip shortage in the third quarter this year, as it sold 241,300 cars — a total of 102,000 more vehicles than the same quarter last year. It's the most Tesla has ever sold in a quarter (and for some added perspective, the company sold 367,500 in all of 2019)." reports The Verge: "The company managed to deliver more vehicles once again despite the fact that major automakers saw huge drops this past quarter. General Motors, the largest automaker in the US, said Friday morning that it only sold 446,997 vehicles in the third quarter — a 33 percent drop from the same period last year." Read more: https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/2/22704830/tesla-sold-241300-cars-third-quarter                              Production                       Deliveries Model S/X          8,941                                 9,275 Model 3/Y          228,882                             232,025 Total                    237,823                             241,300 "Expectations were high on Wall Street. A poll of analysts showed that industry watchers were expecting 222,700 vehicle deliveries from Tesla in Q3 2021 on average. Therefore, Tesla significantly beat those expectations." says electrek: "Finally, Tesla also shows a significant ramp-up of Model S production with almost 9,000 units compared to just 2,340 units the previous quarter when it only just started production of the new version of its flagship electric sedan. Tesla is expected to add new Model X production to the mix during this quarter." Read more: https://electrek.co/2021/10/02/tesla-tsla-q3-2021-deliveries/ "Tesla put customers through repeated, unexpected delivery delays during the quarter. In their release on Saturday, the company acknowledged the delays, blaming them on “global supply chain and logistics challenges,” then thanked customers for their patience." reports CNBC who, at times, will look for a counter point to the euphoria often around Tesla: "The press release announcing the production and deliveries report was dated Austin, Texas. Tesla's web site still lists its headquarters as being in Palo Alto, Calif., but Elon Musk moved to Texas last year and the company is building a new factory in the Austin area. Tesla is also planning to host its annual shareholder meeting at its plant, now under construction, near Austin on October 7. During the period ending September 30, 2021, Tesla began to ship some lithium iron phosphate batteries from China to be used in Model 3 vehicles made for customers in the U.S" https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/02/tesla-tsla-q3-2021-vehicle-delivery-numbers.html According to Yahoo! News: "So far this year, Tesla has sold around 627,300 vehicles. That puts it on pace to soundly beat last year's total of 499,550. Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives wrote in a note to investors that the pace of electric vehicle deliveries in the U.S. and China has been strong for the past month or so. That means an “eye-popping growth trajectory heading into 4Q and 2022 for (CEO Elon) Musk & Co.” Still, Ives estimated that the chip shortage will knock 40,000 vehicles from Tesla's annual delivery number. He estimates the deliveries to be at least 865,000 vehicles, with a bull case of around 900,000." "So how did Tesla manage to avoid what's crushing the rest of the car industry? According to Barron's, it might have to do with the company's simplified supply chain. “Chinese-based production seems to have helped Tesla,” Barron's observes, also mentioning that the chip shortage has released its grip on China this September, “But the chip shortage seems to be hitting different automakers at different times as chip-makers truggle to fill orders. Timing is the final potential reason [for Tesla's success]." says Inverse.com: "Regardless of why Tesla managed to dunk on expectations, Musk took to Twitter to celebrate his Tesla team, writing a special thanks to Tesla's “suppliers and logistics partners for coming through despite great difficulties.”" Read more: https://www.inverse.com/innovation/teslas-q3-production-numbers-2021 *Ad Break* RIVIAN IPO DETAILS Automotive News said: "The company's IPO plans come as EV makers are scaling up, angling for a bigger slice of the growing market. With $10.5 billion raised from backers including Amazon and Ford Motor Co., an established factory in Illinois and thousands of reservation holders for its R1T truck and R1S SUV, Rivian is among the most serious competitors lining up to take on electric-vehicle leader Tesla Inc." Rivian's IPO Filing Reveals Lots Of Juicy Details, Like Losing $1B In 6 Months "Last week, the company filed an Initial Public Offering with the US Securities and Exchange Commission with a placeholder price of $100 million, though this number will change when terms of the share sale are set. Meanwhile, Automotive News reports, 48,390 customers have already put down a refundable deposit of $1,000 for either the R1T and R1S electric models of the brand. And that's about the good part of the picture." says Motor1.com :"The filing also reveals that the Amazon-backed manufacturer lost $994 million during the first six months of the year. For comparison, in the same period last year, Rivian registered a deficit of $377 million, the filing also reveals. As of June 30, the company had approximately $3.7 billion in cash and other cash equivalents to finance its operations. It's currently generating very small revenues from selling products." Read more: https://www.motor1.com/news/538194/rivian-ipo-filing-financial-details/ "The filing — one of the most anticipated of the year — shows a company burning through cash as it takes on the mammoth effort of designing, developing, producing and then selling electric vehicles. The S-1, the document where companies disclose financial data, risks and opportunities, also provides insight into its expansion, relationship with Amazon and spending projections." writes TechCrunch: "Rivian reported a net loss of $426 million in 2019. Those losses more than doubled to $1 billion as the company built out its factory in Normal, Illinois, prepared to begin producing its R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV and expanded its workforce. Its S-1 states that it employed 6,274 people as of June 30. However, the company recently told TechCrunch it employs more than 8,000 people across several facilities in Arizona, California, Michigan, Illinois, Vancouver, Canada and the UK. The company spent $766 million on R&D in 2020. In the first half of 2021 the company spent $683 million on R&D. Those costs are projected to grow. Rivian said it expects cumulative spending on capital expenditures to be about $8 billion through the end of 2023 as it invests in and builds out infrastructure, including additional manufacturing capacity, battery cell production, service operations, charging networks, retail and software development." Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2021/10/01/rivians-ipo-filing-is-now-public/ TESLA AMPS UP RIVIAN POACHING FIGHT "Tesla Inc. escalated its trade secrets fight with Rivian Automotive Inc., accusing the maker of electric pickups of continuing to poach its employees and stealing “highly proprietary” battery technology." writes BNN Bloomberg: "The world's leading electric-vehicle maker says the lawsuit it filed 14 months ago against Rivian hasn't stopped the startup from raiding its staff and looting its intellectual property. That includes one instance this summer where Tesla defectors were “caught red-handed” stealing the core technology for its next-generation batteries, “the most essential element for any electric vehicle,” according to a court filing last month." They add: "A California state court judge in San Jose allowed Tesla last week to add its new allegations to the pending case, along with three more of its former employees as defendants. Rivian had objected, arguing the claims are unsupported by the facts and that dramatically expanding the scope of the litigation will delay resolving it. Rivian already lost its initial request for dismissal of Tesla's claims back in March. Rivian says Tesla dragged its feet since initially filing suit in July 2020 and hasn't sufficiently specified the trade secrets it claimed " https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/tesla-amps-up-rivian-poaching-fight-cites-battery-secrets-theft-1.1661142 NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM If you have gone back to fossil cars, or play along, imagine you HAD decided to switch back from EV to combustion, what's the reason?  Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

Founders
George Lucas: A Life

Founders

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 33:25


What I learned from reading George Lucas: A Life by Brian Jay Jones. Sign up to listen to the rest of this episode. You will unlock 216 full length episodes:You can subscribe monthly here or you can get lifetime access to Founders hereYou will learn the key insights from biographies on Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, John D. Rockefeller, Coco Chanel, Andrew Carnegie, Enzo Ferrari, Estee Lauder, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Phil Knight, Joseph Pulitzer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alexander Graham Bell, Bill Gates, P.T. Barnum, Edwin Land, Henry Ford, Walter Chrysler, Thomas Edison, David Ogilvy, Ben Franklin, Howard Hughes, George Lucas, Levi Strauss, Walt Disney and so many more. You will learn from the founders of Nike, Patagonia, Apple, Microsoft, Hershey, General Motors, Ford, Standard Oil, Polaroid, Home Depot, MGM, Intel, Federal Express, Wal Mart, JP Morgan, Chrysler, Cadillac, Oracle, Hyundai, Seagram, Berkshire Hathaway, Teledyne, Adidas, Les Schwab, Renaissance Technologies, IKEA, Sony, Ferrari, and so many more. WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING:“Without a doubt, the highest value-to-cost ratio I've taken advantage of in the last year is the Founders podcast premium feed. Tap into eons of knowledge and experiences, condensed into digestible portions. Highly, highly recommend. “Uniquely outstanding. No fluff and all substance. David does an outstanding job summarizing these biographies and hones in on the elements that make his subjects so unique among entrepreneurs. I particularly enjoy that he focuses on both the founder's positive and negative characteristics as a way of highlighting things to mimic and avoid.”Listening to your podcast has changed my life and that is not a statement I make often.“I just paid for my first premium podcast subscription for Founders podcast. Learning from those who came before us is one of the highest value ways to invest time. David does his homework and exponentially improves my efficiency by focusing on the most valuable lessons.”“I haven't found a better return on my time and money than your podcast for inspiration and time-tested wisdom to help me on my journey.“I've now listened to every episode. From this knowledge I've doubled my business to $500k a year. Love your passion and recommend your podcast to everyone.”“Founders is the only podcast I pay for and it's worth 100x the cost.”“I have listened to many podcasts on entrepreneurship (HIBT, Masters of Scale, etc.) and find Founders to be consistently more helpful than any other entrepreneurship podcast. David is a craftsperson, he carefully reads biographies of founders, distills the most important anecdotes and themes from their life, and draws commonalities across lives. David's focus is rightfully not on teaching you a formula to succeed but on constantly pushing you to think different.”“I highly highly recommend this podcast. Holy cow. I've been binge listening to these and you start to see patterns across all these incredible humans.”“After one episode I quickly joined the Misfit feed. Love the insight and thoughts shared along the way. David loves what he does and it shines through on the podcast. Definitely my go-to podcast now.”“It is worth every penny. I cannot put into words how fantastic this podcast is. Just stop reading this and get the full access.”“Personally it's one of my top 3 favorite podcasts. If you're into business and startups and technology, this is for you. David covers good books and I've come to really appreciate his perspective. Can't say enough good things.”“I quickly subscribed and it's honestly been the best money I've spent all year. It has inspired me to read biographies. Highly recommend.”“This is the most inspirational and best business podcast out there. David has inspired me to focus on biographies rather than general business books. I'm addicted.”“Anyone interested in business must find the time to listen to each any every Founders podcast. A high return on investment will be a virtual certainty. Subscribe and start listening as soon as possible.”“David saves you hundreds of hours by summarizing bios of legendary business founders and providing valuable insight on what makes an individual successful. He has introduced me to many founders I would have never known existed.”“The podcasts offer spectacular lessons on life, human nature and business achievement. David's enthusiasm and personal thoughts bring me joy. My journey has been enhanced by his efforts.”"Founders is the best self investment that I've made in years."GET LIFETIME ACCESS TO FOUNDERSIf you'd rather pay monthly you can subscribe here. 

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1230: Norway's EVs Break Through The 90% Barrier | 02 Oct 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 24:29


Show #1231 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Saturday 2nd October. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Welcome to EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ADAM BREWTON NORWAY'S EVS BREAK THROUGH THE 90% BARRIER "Norway's plugin electric vehicle market share in September broke new ground, hitting 91.5% with full electrics alone taking 77.5% share. Diesels lost more than half their share year-on-year, falling to just 2.3%, with petrol and plugless hybrids not faring much better. Overall auto market volume was 17992 units, slightly above seasonal norms. The Tesla Model Y and Tesla Model 3 took the top two spots." writes Dr Max Holland for CleanTechnica: "September's combined plugin result of 91.5% consisted mainly of full battery electrics (BEVs) at a new record share of 77.5%, with plugin hybrids taking a modest 13.9%. Last year, September saw 61.5% BEVs and 20.1% PHEVs." 13,946 BEVs for September. Read more: https://cleantechnica.com/2021/10/02/norways-evs-break-through-the-90-barrier-tesla-takes-top-two-trophies LORDSTOWN SELLING FACTORY TO FOXCONN "Electric truck startup Lordstown Motors was once viewed as a promising startup with its rugged electric pickup trucks targeting the commercial market. The company launched its U.S. IPO last October in a high profile merger with blank-check company Diamond Peak Holdings. Lordstown's shares trade on the Nasdaq." reports Futurecar: "Lordstown Motors claimed that it had more than 100,000 preorders for the Endurance pickup worth a total of $1.4 billion, which wasn't true. With a falling stock price, the fallout led to the sudden resignation of Burns along with Chief Financial Officer Julio Rodriguez in June, leaving the company's future uncertain.  Lordstown is reportedly in talks to sell its Ohio EV factory that it acquired from General Motors to Taiwan contract manufacturer Foxconn. Foxconn's Chairman, Young Liu, confirmed to news outlet Nikkei Asia in August that the company plans to build an EV factory in the U.S. and another in Thailand." Read more: https://www.futurecar.com/4898/Lordstown-Motors-in-Talks-to-Sell-its-Ohio-EV-Factory-to-Foxconn WHEN LAMBORGHINI'S ELECTRIC GRAND TOURER WILL ARRIVE "By the end of 2024, Lamborghini will electrify its entire lineup. Lamborghini's first-ever dedicated EV will then arrive in the second half of the decade. Lamborghini has previewed its first EV in a shadowy teaser image on a slide showing its future product roadmap, but details are being kept under wraps." according to CarBuzz: "a new report by Automotive News suggests Lamborghini's first EV will take the form of an electric grand tourer with a practical 2+2 seating layout so the whole family can come along for the ride. Details are still scarce, but the electric grand tourer is reportedly being developed in collaboration with Audi and Porsche and be underpinned by Volkswagen Group's new Scalable Systems Platform entering production in 2024. According to the report, Lamborghini's first fully electric car will launch between 2025 and 2027. Lamborghini could utilize Rimac's battery technology since Porsche owns a 45 percent stake in the recently formed Bugatti Rimac." Read more: https://carbuzz.com/news/this-is-when-lamborghinis-electric-grand-tourer-will-arrive TESLA-POWERED PORSCHE IS THE BEST ELECTRIC CAR JAY LENO HAS EVER DRIVEN " One company that specializes in converting European classic sports cars into modern EVs is called Zelectric. The California-based company has electrified everything from a Volkswagen Beetle to a Microbus, but is perhaps best known for its Tesla-powered Porsche 912. Jay Leno took one for a spin in the latest episode of Jay Leno's Garage, and to say he was impressed with the electric conversion is an understatement." say CarBuzz: "Fortunately, the electric motor and battery haven't ruined the original car's agile handling. Weighing just 2,505 pounds, the electric Porsche 912 is only 130 pounds heavier than the stock version. In fact, it's even more enjoyable to drive since it has better weight distribution and upgraded suspension. For the electric conversion, Zelectric has added a 32-kWh battery and an electric motor from a Tesla Model S rated at 536 hp. On a full charge, the Tesla-powered Porsche will last around 120-145 miles depending on how conservatively you drive." Read more: https://carbuzz.com/news/this-tesla-powered-porsche-is-the-best-electric-car-jay-leno-has-ever-driven TESLA DELAYING WIDER RELEASE OF FSD BETA Elon Musk tweeted: "Wow, lot of interest in FSD beta! Plan is to roll out version 10.2 midnight Friday, then on-ramp ~1000 owners/day, prioritized by safety rating. Apologies, 10.2 release will be a week from Friday" "Tesla will hold off on rolling out a beta version of its so-called “Full Self-Driving” system to more customers by a week to align with a delayed software update, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said. The carmaker will expand access to what it refers to as “FSD beta” when it releases version 10.2 of the software, Musk wrote Friday on Twitter. He announced earlier in the week that this will take place on October 8." writes driving.ca: "A week ago, Tesla released a button to customers allowing them to request to participate in the beta-testing program. They must agree to let the company assess their driving behavior for seven days and acknowledge they're responsible for remaining alert and keeping their hands on the wheel." https://driving.ca/auto-news/technology-news/tesla-delaying-wider-release-of-fsd-beta-by-one-week-musk-says NEW ENERGY DENSITY RECORD FOR A LFP BATTERY "According to the some recent MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) documents, a pure electric dump truck from the XCMG Group now holds the record for having the most energy dense LFP (LiFePO4) battery." write PushEVs: "The XCMG Group is the leading Chinese construction machinery manufacturer and one of the world's largest. an energy density of 176,1 Wh/kg is impressive for a LFP battery pack. In the coming months we might see this kind of energy density also in LFP batteries for electric passenger cars." Read more: https://pushevs.com/2021/09/30/new-energy-density-record-for-a-lfp-battery/ EARTH RIDES IS A RIDE-HAILING APP DEDICATED TO EVS "The Nashville fleet is almost entirely comprised of Tesla vehicles, including several Model X SUVs and some Model S sedans that were purchased used (there's an early S that's accrued over 250,000 miles requiring little other than tires, and it's extra valuable because of the free supercharging). Most of the Model 3s and Ys in the Earth Rides fleet were purchased new. Ys are purchased with the optional third-row seat to accommodate larger ride parties." reports Motor Trend: "The fleet also includes Audi E-Tron, Ford Mustang Mach-E, and Polestar 2 models, and other higher-end models will join the fleet (but probably no Nissan Leafs or Chevy Bolts). The local charging infrastructure affects purchases—Nashville is well served by Tesla Superchargers; Austin is less so. Hence there are more non-Teslas in the Texas fleet. In addition to driver training, new employees are schooled to be conversant in the technology of the cars they're driving, so they can answer all the frequently asked questions riders might have. And Earth Rides has worked out some sweetheart lease deals with Polestar to both expose the public to the nascent brand and to accumulate mileage more quickly than retail customers would and thereby provide fast-tracked used-vehicle stocK" Read more: https://www.motortrend.com/news/earth-rideshare-app-evs/ AUSTIN TEXAS ORDERS 26 PROTERRA E-BUSES Proterra has announced that Capital Metro in Austin, Texas is purchasing 26 40-foot Proterra ZX5 Max electric transit buses, with an option for another 126 of these buses plus chargers over the next 5 years. The first 26 electric buses should be delivered in 2022." says electrive: "In the announcement about the new electric bus purchase, it is said that Capital Metro aims to transition its entire fleet of more than 400 transit vehicles with zero-emission vehicles. According to its website, the Austin public transport provider currently has a fleet of 368 MetroBuses, which are presumably fossil-fuelled, since they list their 12 electric buses separately. " Read more: https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/29/austin-texas-orders-26-proterra-e-buses/ CHARIN WELCOMES WiTRICITY "WiTricity announced today that it has joined the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) as a core member. WiTricity is the pioneer in wireless charging technologies for electric vehicles (EVs), and has long been committed to the development of common standards and interoperability of EV wireless charging and will continue those efforts as a CharIN member. CharIN is a leading global association with over 200 members dedicated to promoting e-mobility charging interoperability based on the Combined Charging System (CCS) as the global standard for charging vehicles of all kinds. Cross-industry stakeholders like automakers, charging station manufacturers, component suppliers, energy providers, grid operators and more are CharIN members whose goal, through making e-mobility charging solutions interoperable, is to make the EV user experience reliable, easy, and smooth to accelerate adoption. Read more: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210930005272/en/WiTricity-Joins-the-Charging-Interface-Initiative-CharIN-as-a-Core-Member EURO CAR MAKERS SEEK TO MITIGATE RELIANCE ON CHINA "European automakers are in discussions with Australian rare earths explorer Arafura Resources Ltd. about sourcing elements that help power electric cars from outside China, which dominates global supply." reports Autoblog: "The miner is developing the A$1 billion ($728 million) Nolans project in Australia's Northern Territory that will cover as much as 10% of global demand for the type of rare earths used in permanent magnets for electric motors. Crucially, Arafura plans to process ores close to its site, ensuring direct oversight of the treatment of toxic waste products at the project it bought in 2001. China, which controls two-thirds of mining and 85% of refining of rare earths, according to BloombergNEF, is expected to put much of its production to use domestically in future." https://www.autoblog.com/2021/09/26/rare-earth-metal-alternatives/ WORLD RX ANNOUNCES 14-CAR GRID FOR FIRST FULLY ELECTRIC SEASON https://www.motorsport.com/world-rx/news/world-rallycross-14-electric-cars-2022/6678742/ NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM If you have gone back to fossil cars, or play along, imagine you HAD decided to switch back from EV to combustion, what's the reason?  Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

Motley Fool Money
“Generation Gamble” and the Rise of the Machines

Motley Fool Money

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 38:37


September ends up being the worst month of the year for investors. Merck shares pop on encouraging results from its Covid-19 pill study. Alphabet and General Motors move one step closer to getting self-driving ride-sharing services on the road in California. Amazon unveils Astro, a $1,000 robot for your home. Warby Parker makes a strong debut on Wall Street. Zoom Video and Five9 call off their marriage. Andy Cross and Ron Gross analyze those stories and the latest from Bed Bath & Beyond, McCormick, Dollar Tree, and Sherwin-Williams. They also share why PubMatic and Editas are on their radar. Plus, Melissa Lee discusses the intersection of online betting, stock trading, and gaming in the upcoming CNBC primetime documentary “Generation Gamble”.

Real Estate Deal Closers with Anette Talie's Podcast
DC 081 How to Grow from $50K to $500K Deals with John Casmon

Real Estate Deal Closers with Anette Talie's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 34:28


John Casmon is a real estate entrepreneur, who has partnered with busy professionals to invest in close to $90 million worth of apartments. John also consults active multifamily investors to help them start or grow their businesses. He hosts the Target Market Insights: Multifamily + Marketing podcast and is the co-creator of the Midwest Real Estate Networking Summit, a no-pitch event to connect like-minded investors. Prior to becoming a full-time investor, John worked in corporate America, overseeing marketing campaigns for General Motors, Nike and Coors Light, while building his personal multifamily portfolio. Subscribe to my Youtube Channel for more great content. Download my Free Deal Calculator Spreadsheet!   Links from the show: Casmon Capital Talie Investments Facebook Page Talie Investments Instagram Join our Facebook Group Real Estate Deal Closers Talie Investments Resources Get our FREE Deal Calculator and CRE Glossary Please leave us a 5-Star rating and a review in iTunes. Each review helps us reach more people.

The History of Computing
Ross Perot For President

The History of Computing

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 10:56


Ross Perot built two powerhouse companies and changed the way politicians communicate with their constituents. Perot was an Eagle Scout who went on to join the US Naval Academy in 1949, and served in the Navy until the late 1950s. He then joined the IBM sales organization and one year ended up meeting his quota in the second week of the year. He had all kinds of ideas for new things to do and sell, but no one was interested. So he left and formed a new company called Electronic Data Systems, or EDS, in 1962. You see, these IBM mainframes weren't being used for time sharing so most of the time they were just sitting idle. So he could sell the unused time from one company to another. Perot learned from the best. As with IBM he maintained a strict dress code. Suits, no facial hair, and a high and tight crew cut as you'd find him still sporting years after his Navy days. And over time they figured out many of these companies didn't have anyone capable of running these machines in the first place, so they could also step in and become a technology outsourcer, doing maintenance and servicing machines. Not only that, but they were perfectly situated to help process all the data from the new Medicare and Medicaid programs that were just starting up. States had a lot of new paperwork to process and that meant computers. He hired Morton Meyerson out at Bell Helicopter in 1966, who would become the president and effectively created the outsourcing concept in computing. Meyerson would become the president of EDS before leaving to take a series of executive roles at other organizations, including the CTO at General Motors in the 1980s before retiring. EDS went public in 1968. He'd taken $1,000 in seed money from his wife Margot to start the company, and his stake was now worth $350 million, which would rise sharply in the ensuing years as the company grew. By the 1970s they were practically printing cash. They were the biggest insurance data provider and added credit unions then financial markets and were perfectly positioned to help build the data networks that ATMs and point of sale systems would use. By the start of 1980 they were sitting on a quarter billion dollars in revenues and 8,000 employees. They continued to expand into new industries with more transactional needs, adding airlines and travel. He sold in 1984 to General Motors for $2.5 billion and Perot got $700 million personally. Meyerson stayed on to run the company and by 1990 their revenues topped $5 billion and neared 50,000 employees. Perot just couldn't be done in business. He was good at it. So in 1988 he started another firm, Perot Systems. The company grew quickly. Perot knew how to sell, how to build sales teams, and how to listen to customers and build services products they wanted. Perot again looked for an effective leader and tapped Meyerson yet again, who became the CEO of Perot Systems from 1992 to 1998. Perot's son Ross Jr took over the company. In 2008, EDS and their 170,000 employees was sold to Hewlett-Packard for $13.9 billion and in 2009 Perot Systems was sold to Dell for $3.9 billion. Keep in mind that Morton Meyerson was a mentor to Michael Dell. When they were sold, Perot Systems had 23,000 employees and $2.8 billion in revenues. That's roughly a 1.4x multiple of revenues, which isn't as good as the roughly 2x multiple Perot got off EDS - but none too shabby given that by then multiples were down for outsourcers. Based on his work and that of others, they'd built two companies worth nearly $20 billion - before 2010, employing nearly 200,000 people. Along the way, Perot had some interesting impacts other than just building so many jobs for so many humans. He passed on an opportunity to invest in this little company called Microsoft. So when Steve Jobs left Apple and looked for investors he jumped on board, pumping $20 million into NeXT Computer, and getting a nice exit when the company went to Apple for nearly half a billion. Perot was philanthropic. He helped a lot of people coming home from various armed services in his lifetime. He was good to those he loved. He gave $10 million to have his friend Morton Meyerson's name put on the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Center. And he was interested in no BS politics. Yet politics had been increasingly polarized since Nixon. So Perot also ran for president of the US in 1992, against George Bush and Bill Clinton. He didn't win but he flooded the airwaves with common sense arguments about government inefficiency and a declining market for doing business. He showed computer graphics with all the charts and graphs you can imagine. And while he didn't get even one vote in the electoral college did manage to get 19 percent of the vote. His message was one of populism. Take the country back, stop deficit spending just like he ran his companies, and that persists with various wings of especially the Republican Party to this day. Especially in Perot's home state of Texas. He didn't win, but he effectively helped define the Contract with America that that Newt Gingrich and the 90s era of oversized suit jacket Republicans used to as a strategy. He argued for things to help the common people - not politicians. Ironically, those that took much of his content actually did just the opposite, slowed down the political machine by polarizing the public. And allowed deficit spending to increase on their watch. He ran again in 1996 but this time got far less votes and didn't end up running for office again. He had a similar impact on IBM. Around 30 years after leaving the company, his success in services was one of the many inspirations for IBM pivoting into services as well. By then the services industry was big enough for plenty of companies to thrive and while sales could be competitive they all did well as personal computing put devices on desks across the world and those devices needed support. Perot died in 2019, one of the couple hundred richest people in the US. Navy Lieutenant. Founder. Philanthropist. Texan. Father. Husband. His impact on the technology industry was primarily around seeing waste. Wasted computing time. Wasted staffing where more efficient outsourcing paradigms were possible. He inspired massive shifts in the industry that persist to this day.

Founders
In the Company of Giants: Candid Conversations With the Visionaries of the Digital World —Steve Jobs, Michael Dell, Bill Gates, Ken Olsen

Founders

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 31:41


What I learned from reading In the Company of Giants: Candid Conversations With the Visionaries of the Digital World by Rama Dev Jager and Rafael Ortiz. Sign up to listen to the rest of this episode. You will unlock 216 full length episodes:You can subscribe monthly here or you can get lifetime access to Founders hereYou will learn the key insights from biographies on Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, John D. Rockefeller, Coco Chanel, Andrew Carnegie, Enzo Ferrari, Estee Lauder, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Phil Knight, Joseph Pulitzer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alexander Graham Bell, Bill Gates, P.T. Barnum, Edwin Land, Henry Ford, Walter Chrysler, Thomas Edison, David Ogilvy, Ben Franklin, Howard Hughes, George Lucas, Levi Strauss, Walt Disney and so many more. You will learn from the founders of Nike, Patagonia, Apple, Microsoft, Hershey, General Motors, Ford, Standard Oil, Polaroid, Home Depot, MGM, Intel, Federal Express, Wal Mart, JP Morgan, Chrysler, Cadillac, Oracle, Hyundai, Seagram, Berkshire Hathaway, Teledyne, Adidas, Les Schwab, Renaissance Technologies, IKEA, Sony, Ferrari, and so many more. WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING:“Without a doubt, the highest value-to-cost ratio I've taken advantage of in the last year is the Founders podcast premium feed. Tap into eons of knowledge and experiences, condensed into digestible portions. Highly, highly recommend. “Uniquely outstanding. No fluff and all substance. David does an outstanding job summarizing these biographies and hones in on the elements that make his subjects so unique among entrepreneurs. I particularly enjoy that he focuses on both the founder's positive and negative characteristics as a way of highlighting things to mimic and avoid.”Listening to your podcast has changed my life and that is not a statement I make often.“I just paid for my first premium podcast subscription for Founders podcast. Learning from those who came before us is one of the highest value ways to invest time. David does his homework and exponentially improves my efficiency by focusing on the most valuable lessons.”“I haven't found a better return on my time and money than your podcast for inspiration and time-tested wisdom to help me on my journey.“I've now listened to every episode. From this knowledge I've doubled my business to $500k a year. Love your passion and recommend your podcast to everyone.”“Founders is the only podcast I pay for and it's worth 100x the cost.”“I have listened to many podcasts on entrepreneurship (HIBT, Masters of Scale, etc.) and find Founders to be consistently more helpful than any other entrepreneurship podcast. David is a craftsperson, he carefully reads biographies of founders, distills the most important anecdotes and themes from their life, and draws commonalities across lives. David's focus is rightfully not on teaching you a formula to succeed but on constantly pushing you to think different.”“I highly highly recommend this podcast. Holy cow. I've been binge listening to these and you start to see patterns across all these incredible humans.”“After one episode I quickly joined the Misfit feed. Love the insight and thoughts shared along the way. David loves what he does and it shines through on the podcast. Definitely my go-to podcast now.”“It is worth every penny. I cannot put into words how fantastic this podcast is. Just stop reading this and get the full access.”“Personally it's one of my top 3 favorite podcasts. If you're into business and startups and technology, this is for you. David covers good books and I've come to really appreciate his perspective. Can't say enough good things.”“I quickly subscribed and it's honestly been the best money I've spent all year. It has inspired me to read biographies. Highly recommend.”“This is the most inspirational and best business podcast out there. David has inspired me to focus on biographies rather than general business books. I'm addicted.”“Anyone interested in business must find the time to listen to each any every Founders podcast. A high return on investment will be a virtual certainty. Subscribe and start listening as soon as possible.”“David saves you hundreds of hours by summarizing bios of legendary business founders and providing valuable insight on what makes an individual successful. He has introduced me to many founders I would have never known existed.”“The podcasts offer spectacular lessons on life, human nature and business achievement. David's enthusiasm and personal thoughts bring me joy. My journey has been enhanced by his efforts.”"Founders is the best self investment that I've made in years."GET LIFETIME ACCESS TO FOUNDERSIf you'd rather pay monthly you can subscribe here. 

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1228: Lucid Air Is Officially in Production | 29 Sep 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 24:49


Show #1228 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Wednesday 29th September. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. LUCID AIR IS OFFICIALLY IN PRODUCTION "After years of anticipation, the Lucid Air is finally hitting the roads. Lucid Motors has confirmed that production of the all-new luxury EV is now underway at its gleaming new factory in Casa Grande, Arizona. The first lot of customer cars, known as the 2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition, rolled off the assembly line on Tuesday, with deliveries slated to begin in late October." says The Robb Report: "Limited to 520, this $169,000 four-wheeler is a high-powered riff on Lucid's flagship electric sedan and boasts an industry-leading range of up to 520 miles, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). That makes it the longest-range, battery-powered vehicle the agency has ever rated. The new Arizona factory, which is set across a sprawling 590-acre site, will comprise an Advanced Manufacturing Plant (AMP-1) and a Lucid Powertrain Manufacturing (LPM-1) facility that will allow the marque to build all the necessary components in-house to theoretically speed up production and save on costs." Read more: https://robbreport.com/motors/cars/2022-lucid-air-dream-edition-production-1234638256/ CUPRA BEGINS A NEW ERA WITH THE PRODUCTION OF BORN "CUPRA has begun the series production of its first 100% electric car, the CUPRA Born, at the Zwickau plant in Germany. CEO Wayne Griffiths and the company's Executive Committee members visited Europe's largest electric vehicle plant to mark the start of production of the new model. The CUPRA Born will also be present at Automobile Barcelona 2021, which kicks off next Thursday 30th September and will mark the start of the model's international launch plan" With the launch of this model, which will be on the market from November, a new distribution strategy for a different customer relationship with the agency model will be launched. In addition, customers will have the option to contract the CUPRA Born through a subscription model. The Zwickau plant is the Volkswagen Group's first production plant for 100% electric vehicles and is considered the largest and most efficient electric factory in Europe. With a daily output of up to 1,400 vehicles, the German plant has an annual production capacity of around 330,000 electric cars. In addition to the CUPRA Born, four other models, the Volkswagen ID3, the Volkswagen ID4, the Audi Q4 e-tron and the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron, are produced at the plant. Read more: https://www.seat-mediacenter.com/smc/cupra-brand/cupra-news/2021/CUPRA-begins-a-new-era-with-the-production-of-its-first-100-per-cent-electric-car-the-CUPRA-Born.html GM'S BRIGHTDROP STARTS PRODUCTION OF ITS EV600 ELECTRIC DELIVERY VAN "In January, General Motors created a new electric vehicle brand. It's called BrightDrop, and like GM's legacy brands that are electrifying, it, too, will use the company's forthcoming Ultium batteries and Ultium Drive electric motors. Unlike the rest of GM's brands, this one is aimed squarely at the fleet market. At the time, GM CEO Mary Barra revealed that Fedex would be BrightDrop's first customer. On Tuesday, BrightDrop announced that Verizon will also start using the electric vans." according to Ars Technica: "Verizon will use a second BrightDrop vehicle, called the EV410. This uses the same battery pack and motor as the EV600 that we saw in FedEx colors at the start of the year. It will also offer the same 250-mile (402 km) range and come with the same package of safety systems. Meanwhile, BrightDrop is completing the first production EV600s, which are destined to start work for Fedex this holiday season." Read more: https://arstechnica.com/cars/2021/09/verizon-will-be-the-first-customer-for-brightdrops-new-electric-van/ TESLA SEEKS COVID RULES WAIVER TO HOST 9,000 AT BERLIN 'GIGA-FEST' "Tesla (TSLA.O), well-versed in German bureaucracy as it tries to build a huge factory near Berlin, is seeking a waiver from COVID-19 rules on mass gatherings to host up to 9,000 people at a "Giga-Fest" to showcase its plans." according to Retuters today: "The electric vehicle maker, which began construction in the town of Grunheide in December 2019 but is still awaiting final approval for its site, announced in August it would hold an event on Oct. 9 to let locals see the factory in construction. Local authorities told Reuters the company had applied for permission to have 9,000 people on-site, beyond pandemic rules which limit such gatherings to 5,000. A website set up to register for the event says the day will involve a "behind the scenes" factory tour and the opportunity to ride in a Model Y, the car that will be produced on-site if the factory is approved." Read more: https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/tesla-seeks-covid-rules-waiver-host-9000-berlin-giga-fest-2021-09-28/ TESLA AND NEOEN WILL RESUME TESTING OF BIG BATTERY IN AUSTRALIA "Renewable energy giant Neoen plans to switch its Tesla Megapacks back on at the Victorian Big Battery in Southeast Australia this week, after a fire in late July at the energy storage site. Victoria's safety regulator for electricity, gas and pipelines has granted Neoen and Tesla permission for “re-energisation testing of the Victorian Big Battery,” Neoen said in an emailed statement on Monday." according to Lora Kolodny at CNBC: "The Victorian Big Battery is owned and operated by Neoen and is one of the world's largest energy storage systems. It's intended to help avoid blackouts in the region and power homes using electricity from renewable power sources like solar and wind. The fire at the battery site in Geelong, Victoria, took place on July 30. Two Tesla Megapacks erupted into flames at the 300 megawatt (450 megawatt hours) facility. No injuries were reported, but the fire triggered a toxic air alert to surrounding neighborhoods." Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/27/neoen-to-turn-tesla-megapacks-back-on-in-big-battery-after-july-fire.html AIRBNB INSURANCE HEAD JOINS RIVIAN "Laura Langone, head of insurance operations at Airbnb, has left to join Rivian.  She'll join as director of insurance and risk management at the business. s well as Airbnb, where she was also responsible for its captive, she has also held positions with PayPal and computer networking company Juniper Networks." says Captive International: "Rivian, like its larger competitor Tesla, has established a captive to provide insurance for its vehicles, with the product integrated into the ordering process. While Tesla's insurance is, so far, only available for owners in California, Rivian's is currently available in 40 US states. It is also offering cover for owners' homes, boats, campers and other vehicles." Read more: https://www.captiveinternational.com/news/airbnb-insurance-head-joins-rivian-4467 50 SPECIAL EDITION SKODA ENYAQ IVS ARE COMING TO THE UK "Just 50 right-hand-drive examples of the new Skoda Enyaq iV Founders Edition will come to the UK, with each costing £46,725. The exclusive special-edition electric cars will come with a range of internal and external design tweaks, including the illuminated “Crystal Face” grille with 130 LEDs." reveals Motor1.com: "Inside, every Founders Edition car will have a unique plaque on the steering wheel featuring the number of the car, while Piano Black trim strips will adorn the dashboard. The seats will be covered in black leather with brown piping, while the floor mats will also get brown piping around the edges. The car's cabin will be further decorated with black roof lining, a three-spoke heated steering wheel and aluminium pedals. Although a mere 50 Founders Edition models will come to the UK, Skoda will build 1,895 examples for customers across the world. The number pays homage to the year in which Skoda was founded by Vaclav Laurin and Vaclav Klement." Read more: https://uk.motor1.com/news/535260/skoda-enyaq-founders-edition-uk/ ROLLS-ROYCE SPECTRE EV IS REVEALED "Rolls-Royce has formally announced plans to introduce a battery-electric coupe. Dubbed Spectre, the British super-luxe automaker's first EV will begin deliveries in late 2023, which has now become a key milestone in Rolls-Royce's roadmap to full electrification by the end of the decade." says Autoblog; "Apart from the name and layout, Rolls is being stingy with specifics, telling us only that, despite what appears to be a somewhat familiar silhouette, this is an all-new model built on the company's latest architecture, like Phantom, Ghost and Cullinan. Spectre is not merely a derivative of the Wraith, RR says. And with good reason, because Wraith was engineered around the essence of its V12. Spectre's character, we expect, will be defined by its near-silent, vibration-free electric powertrain, which makes for a very different acoustic backdrop, but that's a challenge Rolls-Royce engineers are prepared – arguably even predestined – to overcome." Read more: https://www.autoblog.com/2021/09/29/rolls-royce-spectre-electric-car/ TEVVA PRESENTS 7.5 TONNE TRUCK WITH RANGE EXTENDER "The English company Tevva has presented a 7.5-tonne truck that is supposed to have a range of up to 250 kilometres in electric drive mode and a range of up to 500 kilometres with the FC range extender activated. Production of the Tevva truck is scheduled to start in July 2022." according to electrive: "the new Tevva Truck is the first UK-developed 7.5-tonne electric truck designed for mass production. The model is to be manufactured at a yet-to-be-built factory in London's Thames Freeport. When the factory there comes on stream, production capacity is expected to be 3,000 trucks per year. However, Tevva is talking about starting production at the London plant in 2023.  The total cost of ownership is said to be comparable to that of a diesel vehicle and Tevva says: “From about 3,000 km or with a monthly consumption of 500 litres of diesel, the costs are identical.”" Read more: https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/28/tevva-presents-7-5-tonne-truck-with-range-extender/ UK FUEL SHORTAGE LEADS TO 1,600% SURGE IN EV ONLINE SEARCHES Read more: https://insideevs.com/news/536914/fuel-shortage-ev-online-searches/ RIDE-HAILING SERVICE OFFERS EVS AS DEFAULT OPTION https://www.nextgreencar.com/news/9232/ride-hailing-service-offers-evs-as-default-option/ NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM If you have gone back to fossil cars, or play along, imagine you HAD decided to switch back from EV to combustion, what's the reason?  Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM

Tryna Be Somebody
Design Your Life With Shea Rhim

Tryna Be Somebody

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 40:39


Shea Rhim is a multi-disciplinary designer based in Atlanta and a former Adobe Creative Quarterly Resident. I wanted to have him on the video podcast to talk about how he has taken common design principles and applied them to his life to achieve his creative goals, one of them being landing a job with General Motors! I've always been someone who uses different visualization tactics to cultivate the future I want for myself but talking to Shea gave me the nomenclatures and the vocabulary to express those desires and ideas more. I hope this episode gives you the same! Check out Shea on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shearhim/ Follow Shea on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SheaRhim Enjoy the video podcast? Support it on Patreon! patreon.com/hallease CREDITS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Tryna Be Somebody is a StumbleWell production, produced and hosted by Hallease. Our podcast and thumbnail cover art was designed by Temi Coker. Our YouTube opening animation was designed by Evan Abrams. Our theme music was written, and performed by Beleaf in Music and produced by Jruckers. This podcast episode was edited by Christopher Narvaez and Hallease Narvaez. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hallease-narvaez35/message

From Poop to Gold with Harmon Brothers
Alain Hunkins: Deeper into the Soft Skills

From Poop to Gold with Harmon Brothers

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 23:42


ALAIN HUNKINS helps high achieving people become high achieving leaders. Over his twenty-year career, Alain has worked with over 2,000 groups of leaders in 25 countries. Clients include Wal-Mart, Pfizer, Citigroup, General Electric, State Farm Insurance, IBM, General Motors, and Microsoft. In addition to being a leadership speaker, consultant, trainer, and coach, Alain is the author of CRACKING THE LEADERSHIP CODE: Three Secrets to Building Strong Leaders (Wiley, March 2020), which was endorsed by leadership luminaries Jim Kouzes, Barry Posner, and Marshall Goldsmith. Alain is a faculty member of Duke Corporate Education and serves on the Academic Board of Advisors for the New Delhi Institute of Management. Alain is a regular leadership strategy contributor to Forbes, and his work has also been featured in Fast Company, Inc., Chief Executive, Chief Learning Officer, and Business Insider. He was honored to be selected as a 2021 “Top 100 Global Inspirational Leader” by peopleHum,Don't forget to like, subscribe, and share. Episodes published every Tuesday at 6 am EST. We'll see you on the next one.Want to learn more about working with Harmon Brothers? Get in touch with us at www.harmonbrothers.com

WSJ Minute Briefing
General Motors to Replace Batteries in Recalled Chevy Bolts

WSJ Minute Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 2:27


U.S. Covid-19 death toll surpasses 1918 flu fatalities. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is headed for a third straight electoral victory. U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres says the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow faces a 'high risk of failure.' Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

WSJ Minute Briefing
Stocks Tumble Over Concerns About Property Developer China Evergrande

WSJ Minute Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 2:35


Dow closes more than 600 points lower. Nasdaq loses 2.2%. Brent crude futures fall 1.5%. General Motors to replace batteries in recalled Chevy Bolts. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Le rendez-vous Tech
RDV Tech 422 – L'iPhone 13 c'est un iPhone 12S avec une moustache

Le rendez-vous Tech

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 75:33


Au programme :Les présentations d'Apple : iPhone 13 et Watch 7Retrait de l'App Smart Voting en RussieRumeurs event Microsoft avec de nouveaux appareilsNews : chiffres sur l'AppStore, Cameo, General Motors, Starlink…Et plus !Liens :📰 S'inscrire à la newsletter.😎 Soutenir sur Patreon.🗨 Rejoindre le Discord.🎥 Abonnez-vous à ma chaîne YoutubeCommentaires et plus sur frenchspin.fr (page de l'épisode).Infos :Animé par Patrick Beja (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook).Co-animé par Marion Doumeingts (Instagram, Twitter)Co-animé par Maxime Perignon (Twitter).Générique de Daniel Beja (MusicinCloud.com / Twitter / YouTube).  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1217: Cadillac LYRIQ Sells Out – But Customers Angry | 20 Sep 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 26:15


Show #1217 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Monday 20th September. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. CADILLAC LYRIQ DEBUT EDITION SELLS OUT "The Cadillac Lyriq, the first battery electric vehicle from the company that used to call itself “The standard of the world!” Reservations for the Debut Edition of the car, which starts at $59,990 including destination charges, opened yesterday, September 18. Just over 10 minutes later, they were gone." "In a statement, Rory Harvey, vice president of Global Cadillac, said, “Today, reservations for the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ Debut Edition sold out in just over ten minutes and we continue to see a lot of enthusiasm around the brand — both current product and in our all-electric future. The initial response for LYRIQ has been extraordinary. Since the show car unveiling last year, more than 200,000 people have expressed interest in learning more about the vehicle and our electric future." "The Lyriq will be built at GM's former Saturn factory in Spring Hill, Tennessee, where a Honda-badged electric SUV will also be manufactured. It is based on GM's new Ultium electric car platform and will use batteries made at factories that are jointly owned and operated by GM and LG Energy Solution." https://cleantechnica.com/2021/09/19/cadillac-lyriq-debut-edition-sells-out-in-just-over-10-minutes "Other 2023 model year Lyriq trim levels will still be available, but so far, Debut Edition reservations are the only ones that have opened (and, 19 minutes later, closed)." "Lyriq will start at a base price of just under $60k. The car will have a 100 kWh battery that puts out up to 340 horsepower to the rear wheels and will be good for “more than 300 miles” of range (no official EPA estimate yet). It comes with an onboard 19.2kW AC and can charge at up to 190 kW on DC." https://electrek.co/2021/09/18/cadillac-lyriq-sells-out-in-19-minutes-automakers-still-underestimating-ev-demand/ https://twitter.com/Cadillac/status/1439323245094883330 Bryan B @Bupac "Couldn't reserve cause of the dealer lookup like everyone else. Cadillac can't even get their website working. Guess I'll be getting a Model Y instead." Mark In Florida @MarkInSeminole "@Cadillac Your reservation system failed.   I was on at 4pm and couldn't look up a dealer.   Hope same developers didn't develop software for the car." Keith Wood @keithwoodnc @Cadillac I'm pretty disappointed that the Select Dealer screen prevented me from getting through. Started my reservation at 4pm sharp, and never even made it to the payment screen. Craig @JediGamerCT Made it to the payment screen - accepted all terms - and then got the circle of death. Really, really disappointed with Cadillac over this. Brandon @sleepyat830 @Cadillac Watched the countdown expire live and immediately tried to reserve one only to be stonewalled by your dumb dealer locator. Real great rollout, guys. Dynamite stuff. Was really looking forward to buying one of these. Guess I'll be getting something else. Collin @hsvcommenter I call BS. Like many others, I clicked reserve right on time only to be stalled on the dealers page. You had your chance to earn my business. If the Lyriq's technology is anything like your website, you won't be in business much longer. TESLA AUTOPILOT TO BE COMPARED WITH 12 OTHER CARMAKERS "As part of its investigation into Tesla Autopilot safety issues, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday requested data from 12 other big automakers about their driver assistance systems." "If NHTSA determines any vehicle (or component or system) has a flawed design or safety defect, the agency has the power to mandate recalls." "NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation has now queried BMW, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Stellantis, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen as part of its Tesla Autopilot probe." https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/14/tesla-autopilot-to-be-compared-with-12-other-systems-in-nhtsa-probe.html FORD WILL DOUBLE F-150 LIGHTNING PRODUCTION "A year after revealing plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in the iconic Rouge Complex to build the all-electric F-150 Lightning, the automaker announced Thursday that its initial plan didn't go far enough. Ford confirmed it will double production of the highly-anticipated 2022 Ford F-150" "With 150,000 reservations for 2022 F-150 Lightning received online by mid-September, the company confirmed it will be adding another $250 million investment at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center and create 450 additional hourly direct jobs, with most of the workers building the Lightning." "Rawsonville Components Plant in Ypsilanti will assemble the batteries and Van Dyke Electric Powertrain Center in Sterling Heights will increase its capacity to supply electric motors and electric transaxles for the F-150 Lightning. " "Reuters reported last month that Ford planned to double production of its Lightning to meet strong demand.  The investment in added jobs will help increase production capacity to 80,000 trucks a year, Ford told the Free Press" https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2021/09/16/ford-f-150-lightning-truck/8349536002/ DONGFENG TO EXPORT 100,000 NEVS TO EUROPE IN 2022 "Dongfeng plans to export 100,000 new energy vehicles to Europe next year as the automaker also set a target of realizing 100% electrification among its new passenger vehicle brands in 2024." "The group will bring forward a brand-new customized new energy product, “M”, in 2022, under another new energy vehicle brand. People in the industry believed that the “M” business unit is the high-end SUV brand the group mentioned in its plan. In June, the said unit released relevant recruitment information for talents in quality, chassis electronic control system, intelligent control, project management, purchasing, and user/city operation aspects, making the “M” another major self-developed new energy brand of the group besides Voyah." https://autonews.gasgoo.com/new_energy/70018762.html SURGING EV SALES PUT CHINA AHEAD OF GOVERNMENT TARGETS "Surging sales of electric vehicles have put China on track to meet government targets several years early, but officials say the industry still needs to work harder on technological breakthroughs." "Chinese consumers bought 1.79 million electric vehicles over the first eight months of 2021, up 194% from the same period last year. This expansion compared with 14% growth for overall auto sales. The top-selling model by far though has been the Hongguang Mini EV, a basic compact priced from 28,800 yuan ($4,458) and made by a joint venture between General Motors, state-owned SAIC Motor and local manufacturer Wuling Motors." "While applauding the sector's development, Vice Premier Han Zheng said at the conference, "Capitalizing on enterprises' innovation drive, we should accelerate breakthroughs in core technologies such as chips used in vehicles and operating systems, and overcome the bottleneck of fuel-cell technology."" https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Electric-cars-in-China/Surging-EV-sales-put-China-ahead-of-government-targets2?utm_source=pocket_mylist OSPREY CHARGING AIMS TO INSTALL A TOTAL OF 1500 RAPID CHARGERS "A UK-based charging firm will invest £75 million into the country's electric charging infrastructure by opening 150 charging hubs over the next four years.  Osprey Charging aims to install a total of 1500 chargers nationwide. The units will charge at a 150-175kW rate and be positioned adjacent to A-roads and motorways." "each hub will make use of Kempower technology for the first time in the UK, allowing for improved power distribution when chargers are in demand. The chargers are also 74% smaller than usual, increasing accessibility." "Construction for Osprey charging hubs has begun at four sites, with the first expected to open near Wolverhampton. Construction will start on 10 hubs before the end of the year, at Banbury (M40), Suffolk (A14), Essex (A127), Glasgow (M8), East Lothian (A1), Wolverhampton, (A4123), Birmingham (M6), Croydon (A23), Crewe (A534) and Brackley (A43)." https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry-news-environment-and-energy/uk-firm-invest-%C2%A375-million-charging-hubs-across AUSTRIAN E-TAXIS PIONEER CHARGING PAD SYSTEM "In Vienna and Graz, the ‘eTaxi Austria Project' is starting a large-scale test run to test a new type of charging-pad charging technology over the next two years. With the Easelink system, electric taxis can charge with a connection to a charging pad at the taxi rank. The approach holds much promise for fleet operators." "In contrast to inductive charging technologies, Easelink‘s charging process does involve physical contact between the electric vehicle and the static charging source via a so-called connector that is lowered from the underbody of the vehicles and connects to the charging pad in the ground." "A total of ten taxi ranks and 66 electric vehicles are being prepared for the project in Vienna and Graz" "An AC power output of 11 kW with a transmission efficiency of more than 99 per cent will be transmitted. The VW ID.4 and the recently launched Hyundai Ioniq 5 will serve as pilot vehicles." https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/18/austrian-e-taxis-pioneer-charging-pad-system QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Either how long have you waited, OR, how long would you wait, to have an electric vehicle once you've decided to purchase? Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1216: Tesla Terminates It's Famous Referral Program | 19 Sep 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 17:04


Show #1216 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 19th September. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. TESLA ENDS REFERRAL PROGRAM "Tesla has officially ended its Referral Program, which provides owners with Supercharging miles and the opportunity to earn other rewards." "The referral program applied to any vehicle and solar panel purchases and would provide both the customer and Tesla with advantages. Owners were able to work their way up to cool prizes like a next-gen Tesla Roadster, drives in the Tesla Semi, and of course, 1,000 free Supercharging miles when a vehicle was purchased using their referral code" "On the company's website, Tesla said: “As of September 18, 2021, vehicle products, and solar panels are no longer eligible for Referral awards.” Tesla owners who still have Supercharging miles will be able to use them. Unfortunately, due to the termination of the program, no more miles will be earned through referrals."  "Tesla's demand has skyrocketed to the point that some vehicles are sold out for the rest of the year. While it is advantageous for customers to earn rewards for helping Tesla sell cars and other products, there comes a point where it becomes a financial liability, and perhaps it has reached that point" Mashable says: "Tesla's referral program has changed over the years and was completely decimated in 2019. When it returned, it was a shadow of its former self with pared-back rewards. The company used to throw in extra gifts like toy Teslas for kids and Elon Musk-signed wall connectors." Source: https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-referral-program-cancelled/ Source: https://mashable.com/article/tesla-referral-program-ends TESLA FSD BETA BUTTON TO RELEASE SEPT. 24—BUT ONLY TO GOOD DRIVERS "Tesla owners in the United States will only have to wait for another week to get the Tesla FSD button." "The Tesla boss went on to tweet that the request button for the Tesla FSD is rolling out next Friday, or on Sept. 24 to be exact. It is worth noting that Musk often announces that the FSD button is coming in two weeks, but it gets moved to another date. However, things must have changed by this time as the EV giant exec now boasted a one-week waiting time" "Musk further said that the software for the button is supposed to be out by now to a wider range of users. However, Tesla is still fixing some final touches to avoid bugs from ruining the rollout of the FSD Beta." "Musk further explained on Twitter that the upcoming FSD button will only request permission to access the driving behavior of the user in the next seven days via the insurance calculator of the EV giant. Such a process is in place to ensure that only the drivers with good behavior will get to use the wider release of the FSD feature." https://www.techtimes.com/articles/265500/20210917/elon-musk-tesla-fsd-beta-button-to-release-sept-24%E2%80%94but-only-to-good-drivers.htm BYD PLUG-IN CAR SALES SURGE TO OVER 60,000 IN AUGUST 2021 "In August, BYD set its third consecutive monthly passenger plug-in car sales record in China, reaching an amazing level of 60,508 units (up 332% year-over-year). That's over 10,000 more than in July and over 20,000 more than in June." "According to the data of EV Sales, in July 2021, BYD returned to the top of the global NEV sales in a single month after 26 months, surpassing Volkswagen to claim third place in terms of cumulative sales from January to July." "So far in 2021, the company sold in China over 260,000 plugs-in (up 206% year-over-year), which means that it already is the best year in the company's history." JAY LENO SAYS, ‘THE ELECTRIC CAR IS HERE TO STAY'  "Jay Leno gave CNBC's “The News with Shepard Smith” an optimistic outlook when it comes to the future of electric cars, despite the latest warning from General Motors to owners of some Chevy Bolts, advising them not to park within 50 feet of other cars. GM's latest warning follows the Detroit automaker recalling more than 140,000 of the EVs produced since 2016 due to the risk of batteries spontaneously catching fire from “two rare manufacturing defects.”" “The last days of old technology are always better than the first days of new technology, but we're beyond the first days of new technology,” said Leno, the host of CNBC's “Jay Leno's Garage.” “I mean, the electric car is here to stay. I predict a child born today will probably drive in a gasoline powered car about as often as you would drive in a car with a stick shift now.”" https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/16/jay-leno-says-electric-car-is-here-to-stay-despite-chevy-bolt-recalls.html DRIVERS FACE YEAR'S WAIT FOR ELECTRIC CARS AHEAD OF ULEZ EXPANSION "Drivers hoping to go electric before the ultra low emission zone expansion next month face waiting lists of up to a year for new vehicles. Demand for battery electric vehicles has increased by more than 30 per cent in the past year but a global shortage of semiconductors has meant manufacturers are struggling to meet demand." "Most petrol cars made since 2005 and diesel cars since September 2015 will have engines that comply with the ULEZ, and Mr Khan has advised Londoners to switch to a compliant second-hand vehicle. But used car dealerships are also reporting a “massive” increase in demand for Ulez-compliant cars, with prices soaring and stock issues at some dealers." "On the rush for compliant cars, Rupert Moylett, director of Harringtons of Fulham, said: “We've had one of our best past three months in quite a long time, as everyone is trying to get rid of their diesels." Source: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/cop26-electric-cars-ulez-expansion-drivers-b955933.html SINCLAIR C5: THE HISTORY OF SIR CLIVE SINCLAIR'S ELECTRIC CAR "The Sinclair C5 arrived in 1985 with a level of accompanying hype that would surely have impressed a then fourteen-year-old Elon Musk, but this brainchild of one of Britain's most famous tech entrepreneurs crashed spectacularly soon after launch." "Sir Clive, whose death at the age of 81 was announced on 16 Sept 2021, was lauded in the 1980s as the inventor of the first pocket calculator and the ground-breaking ZX81 and ZX Spectrum home computers. The tech tycoon had a deep interest in electric transport and founded Sinclair Vehicles in 1983 on the back of his earlier commercial successes." "The company's first and only production vehicle was the Sinclair C5, an innovative three-wheeler with a polypropylene body designed by Lotus, manufactured at the Hoover washing machine factory in Merthyr Tidfil. The C5 was launched with great fanfare in January 1985 in London - and the project went downhill from there.". QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Either how long have you waited, OR, how long would you wait, to have an electric vehicle once you've decided to purchase? Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

Founders
Invention: A Life by James Dyson

Founders

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 34:46


What I learned from reading Invention: A Life by James Dyson. Sign up to listen to the rest of this episode. You will unlock 212 full length episodes and get lifetime access to every future episode.You will learn the key insights from biographies on Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, John D. Rockefeller, Coco Chanel, Andrew Carnegie, Enzo Ferrari, Estee Lauder, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Phil Knight, Joseph Pulitzer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alexander Graham Bell, Bill Gates, P.T. Barnum, Edwin Land, Henry Ford, Walter Chrysler, Thomas Edison, David Ogilvy, Ben Franklin, Howard Hughes, George Lucas, Levi Strauss, Walt Disney and so many more. You will learn from the founders of Nike, Patagonia, Apple, Microsoft, Hershey, General Motors, Ford, Standard Oil, Polaroid, Home Depot, MGM, Intel, Federal Express, Wal Mart, JP Morgan, Chrysler, Cadillac, Oracle, Hyundai, Seagram, Berkshire Hathaway, Teledyne, Adidas, Les Schwab, Renaissance Technologies, IKEA, Sony, Ferrari, and so many more. WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING:“Without a doubt, the highest value-to-cost ratio I've taken advantage of in the last year is the Founders podcast premium feed. Tap into eons of knowledge and experiences, condensed into digestible portions. Highly, highly recommend. “Uniquely outstanding. No fluff and all substance. David does an outstanding job summarizing these biographies and hones in on the elements that make his subjects so unique among entrepreneurs. I particularly enjoy that he focuses on both the founder's positive and negative characteristics as a way of highlighting things to mimic and avoid.”“I just paid for my first premium podcast subscription for Founders podcast. Learning from those who came before us is one of the highest value ways to invest time. David does his homework and exponentially improves my efficiency by focusing on the most valuable lessons.”“I haven't found a better return on my time and money than your podcast for inspiration and time-tested wisdom to help me on my journey.“I've now listened to every episode. From this knowledge I've doubled my business to $500k a year. Love your passion and recommend your podcast to everyone.”“Founders is the only podcast I pay for and it's worth 100x the cost.”“I have listened to many podcasts on entrepreneurship (HIBT, Masters of Scale, etc.) and find Founders to be consistently more helpful than any other entrepreneurship podcast. David is a craftsperson, he carefully reads biographies of founders, distills the most important anecdotes and themes from their life, and draws commonalities across lives. David's focus is rightfully not on teaching you a formula to succeed but on constantly pushing you to think different.”“I highly highly recommend this podcast. Holy cow. I've been binge listening to these and you start to see patterns across all these incredible humans.”“After one episode I quickly joined the Misfit feed. Love the insight and thoughts shared along the way. David loves what he does and it shines through on the podcast. Definitely my go-to podcast now.”“It is worth every penny. I cannot put into words how fantastic this podcast is. Just stop reading this and get the full access.”“Personally it's one of my top 3 favorite podcasts. If you're into business and startups and technology, this is for you. David covers good books and I've come to really appreciate his perspective. Can't say enough good things.”“I quickly subscribed and it's honestly been the best money I've spent all year. It has inspired me to read biographies. Highly recommend.”“This is the most inspirational and best business podcast out there. David has inspired me to focus on biographies rather than general business books. I'm addicted.”“Anyone interested in business must find the time to listen to each any every Founders podcast. A high return on investment will be a virtual certainty. Subscribe and start listening as soon as possible.”“David saves you hundreds of hours by summarizing bios of legendary business founders and providing valuable insight on what makes an individual successful. He has introduced me to many founders I would have never known existed.”“The podcasts offer spectacular lessons on life, human nature and business achievement. David's enthusiasm and personal thoughts bring me joy. My journey has been enhanced by his efforts.”"Founders is the best self investment that I've made in years."GET LIFETIME ACCESS TO FOUNDERS  

MarketPlay
Episode 61: Ken Ungar, CHARGE

MarketPlay

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 45:22


Ken Ungar is the President & Founder of CHARGE, focused on unlockingthe power of sponsorships to enhance the brands and grow thebusinesses of the C-suite, sales workforce, and nonprofit space alike.Using one guiding principle—“Leave your clients better than you foundthem”—Ken's clients and collaborators have included Honda, Acura, theLos Angeles Dodgers, Coca-Cola, Disney, General Motors, Jim Beam,Microsoft, Reebok, and fifty-plus professional athletes in the NFL,NASCAR, and IndyCar.In his own words, Ken has embarked on a “weirdly diverse” career,sticking to following his passions and taking opportunities when theypresent themselves—he's been a lawyer, government official, andmarketer, as well as serving as a league representative, event promoter,and business leader at the highest levels of professional sports.Ken's experience in sports business, personal branding, media training,sponsorships, and endorsements, as well as agents and legal issues,inspired him to pen his second book, Sponsorship Strategy: PracticalApproaches to Powerful Sponsorships, to help marketers, managers,and executives identify optimal audiences for sponsorship, solidifytheir sponsors' brand image, and leverage B2B and corporatesocial responsibility.In addition to his sponsorship prowess and behind-the-velvet-ropeexperiences, Ken's also a veteran of the airwaves; you can find hisinterviews on ABC News, AP, CNN Money, ESPN, Forbes, Fox News, GoodMorning America, LA Times, New York Times, Chicago Tribune,Washington Post, Sports Business Journal, Sports Illustrated, USAToday, and World News Tonight.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=44196766)

mixxio — podcast diario de tecnología
Enfadado estás más guapo

mixxio — podcast diario de tecnología

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 14:38


Al menos para Facebook / Los podcast de mixx.io ahora en YouTube / Wikipedia pierde otro juicio contra la NSA / Microsoft permite eliminar las claves / Square llega a España  Facebook sabía que sus algoritmos premiaban el contenido más rabioso. Para combatir una tendencia a la baja del número de "likes" e interacciones que Facebook estaba sufriendo desde 2017, la compañía implementó un nuevo sistema de puntos que promocionaba el contenido que enfadaba a los usuarios https://archive.md/hOCnR. — Algunas notas:  El gráfico de tendencia https://archive.md/hOCnR/ef52851de48cca2ef1f40e18a2d454112bb627c7.jpg que asustó a Facebook es demoledor.  Zuckerberg detuvo durante años cualquier tipo de contramedida porque los usuarios usaban más la plataforma cuanto más enfadados estaban. Algo que ya sabíamos por otros reportes e investigaciones.  Cada "like" valía un punto, pero un comentario o compartido negativo que causara reacciones podría valer decenas o cientos de puntos https://archive.md/hOCnR/92550d28577d936b6d44c04e3c856a2abd9f4fd1.jpg, y el algoritmo les daba prioridad.  Lo más preocupante: partidos políticos europeos (sin nombrar) indicaron que cambiaron sus políticas y programas electorales hacia medidas y declaraciones más extremas https://archive.md/hOCnR/c89fecdc8613aabb012f2cdbd05ea63a306c6ac7.jpg basándose en este "feedback" de redes sociales, que ahora sabemos estaba adulterado.  mixx.io ahora también en YouTube. Estamos publicando los mejores momentos de los podcast en YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzoE0os7mS9UYhxqq6F2ljA. De momento empezamos con Elon y Cupertino. No es un sustituto del podcast, pero si de vez en cuando queréis vernos la cara, ya sabéis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xc008zka6o. — En breve, más.  El problema de las baterías de LG para coches sigue creciendo. Lo que en se sospechaba que era un lote malo de baterías de LG, se está convirtiendo en un desastre financiero y de imagen para el sector. General Motors anunció hace un par de semanas https://www.motorpasion.com/seguridad/riesgo-incendio-chevy-bolt-llamada-a-revision-todas-unidades-fabricadas-enfrenta-a-general-motors-lg que cambiaría las baterías de 140.000 coches, y ahora recomienda a sus dueños no aparcar cerca de otros coches https://www.motorpasion.com/seguridad/riesgo-explosion-baterias-chevy-bolt-cada-vez-mayor-general-motors-pide-aparcar-a-15-metros-otros-coches. No está solo https://www.motorpasion.com/seguridad/hyundai-kona-electric-dejara-venderse-corea-sur-problema-baterias-que-se-incendian.  Wikipedia vuelve a perder otro juicio contra la NSA. Por cuarta vez los jueces desestiman cualquier demanda amparándose en la ley de Secretos Nacionales https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-court-upholds-dismissal-suit-against-nsa-state-secrets-grounds-2021-09-16/. La Fundación Wikimedia lleva años litigando contra las operaciones de captura indiscriminada de datos de la NSA, que intercepta datos mundiales https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upstream_collection directamente de los grandes interconectores de Internet.  Las cuentas de Microsoft ahora pueden funcionar sin claves de texto. Un gran paso en seguridad porque al, literalmente, eliminar la contraseña de tu cuenta https://www.europapress.es/portaltic/ciberseguridad/noticia-cuenta-microsoft-permite-eliminar-completo-contrasena-20210916104821.html añades más seguridad ya que quedará exenta de las filtraciones masivas, por ejemplo. — Podrás autenticarte biométricamente, con la app Authenticator, o por códigos de un solo uso.  Es reversible por si te arrepientes y quieres volver a establecer una simple clave de texto. No funciona en servicios antiguos https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/account-billing/strengthen-security-for-your-account-and-sign-in-faster-by-removing-your-password-4d4b4267-7d04-4402-9aac-4436a063d004 de Microsoft como la Xbox 360, Windows 7, Office 2010 y anteriores, etc.  Una nueva herramienta para convertir artículos científicos más accesibles. Se llama PaperToHTML https://papertohtml.org/ y permite crear un documento perfectamente maquetado en HTML que puede ser correctamente leído por cualquier persona, incluyendo aquellas con discapacidades que tradicionalmente no tienen buena experiencia con los PDF.  Echadle un vistazo a la galería https://papertohtml.org/gallery para ver cómo funciona. La verdad es que es mucho más agradable gracias la versatilidad del HTML.  Los Super Follow de Twitter arrancan despacio: solo 6.000 dólares en dos semanas. Aunque no está abierto a todos los usuarios de momento, la cifra parece extremadamente baja https://techcrunch.com/2021/09/16/twitter-super-follows-has-generated-only-around-6k-in-its-first-two-weeks/ para una característica así en una red social usada todos los días por 170 millones de usuarios. — Veremos cómo evoluciona.  Square llega a España de forma limitada. La plataforma de pagos inicia operaciones en España con una limitada prueba https://www.silicon.es/llega-a-espana-square-la-plataforma-de-pagos-digitales-y-servicios-profesionales-del-fundador-de-twitter-2444943 destinada a pequeños comercios y autónomos. Esperan poder expandir las operaciones a cualquier comercio en 2022. — ¿Triunfará en un país donde Bizum, los NFC y el pago rápido está ya tan optimizado?

Marketplace Minute
Marketplace Minute - Retail sales rose in August after a sharp fall in July - Closing Bell - September 16, 2021

Marketplace Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 1:50


Marketplace Minute - Major stock indexes barely budged on Thursday . . . first-time jobless claims rose last week . . . and General Motors will idle some assembly plants for longer due to chip shortages - September 16, 2021

WSJ Minute Briefing
U.S. Stocks End Day Mostly Lower

WSJ Minute Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 1:51


Dow, S&P finish down, but Nasdaq manages small gain. General Motors plans to idle factories longer amid chip shortage. Analyst ratings push DoorDash's shares up, Beyond Meat lower. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Founders
Inside Steve Jobs' Brain

Founders

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 35:52


What I learned from reading Inside Steve's Brian by Leander Kahney.Sign up to listen to the rest of this episode. You will unlock 211 full length episodes and get lifetime access to every future episode.You will learn the key insights from biographies on Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, John D. Rockefeller, Coco Chanel, Andrew Carnegie, Enzo Ferrari, Estee Lauder, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Phil Knight, Joseph Pulitzer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alexander Graham Bell, Bill Gates, P.T. Barnum, Edwin Land, Henry Ford, Walter Chrysler, Thomas Edison, David Ogilvy, Ben Franklin, Howard Hughes, George Lucas, Levi Strauss, Walt Disney and so many more. You will learn from the founders of Nike, Patagonia, Apple, Microsoft, Hershey, General Motors, Ford, Standard Oil, Polaroid, Home Depot, MGM, Intel, Federal Express, Wal Mart, JP Morgan, Chrysler, Cadillac, Oracle, Hyundai, Seagram, Berkshire Hathaway, Teledyne, Adidas, Les Schwab, Renaissance Technologies, IKEA, Sony, Ferrari, and so many more. WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING:“Without a doubt, the highest value-to-cost ratio I've taken advantage of in the last year is the Founders podcast premium feed. Tap into eons of knowledge and experiences, condensed into digestible portions. Highly, highly recommend. “Uniquely outstanding. No fluff and all substance. David does an outstanding job summarizing these biographies and hones in on the elements that make his subjects so unique among entrepreneurs. I particularly enjoy that he focuses on both the founder's positive and negative characteristics as a way of highlighting things to mimic and avoid.”“I just paid for my first premium podcast subscription for Founders podcast. Learning from those who came before us is one of the highest value ways to invest time. David does his homework and exponentially improves my efficiency by focusing on the most valuable lessons.”“I haven't found a better return on my time and money than your podcast for inspiration and time-tested wisdom to help me on my journey.“I've now listened to every episode. From this knowledge I've doubled my business to $500k a year. Love your passion and recommend your podcast to everyone.”“Founders is the only podcast I pay for and it's worth 100x the cost.”“I have listened to many podcasts on entrepreneurship (HIBT, Masters of Scale, etc.) and find Founders to be consistently more helpful than any other entrepreneurship podcast. David is a craftsperson, he carefully reads biographies of founders, distills the most important anecdotes and themes from their life, and draws commonalities across lives. David's focus is rightfully not on teaching you a formula to succeed but on constantly pushing you to think different.”“I highly highly recommend this podcast. Holy cow. I've been binge listening to these and you start to see patterns across all these incredible humans.”“After one episode I quickly joined the Misfit feed. Love the insight and thoughts shared along the way. David loves what he does and it shines through on the podcast. Definitely my go-to podcast now.”“It is worth every penny. I cannot put into words how fantastic this podcast is. Just stop reading this and get the full access.”“Personally it's one of my top 3 favorite podcasts. If you're into business and startups and technology, this is for you. David covers good books and I've come to really appreciate his perspective. Can't say enough good things.”“I quickly subscribed and it's honestly been the best money I've spent all year. It has inspired me to read biographies. Highly recommend.”“This is the most inspirational and best business podcast out there. David has inspired me to focus on biographies rather than general business books. I'm addicted.”“Anyone interested in business must find the time to listen to each any every Founders podcast. A high return on investment will be a virtual certainty. Subscribe and start listening as soon as possible.”“David saves you hundreds of hours by summarizing bios of legendary business founders and providing valuable insight on what makes an individual successful. He has introduced me to many founders I would have never known existed.”“The podcasts offer spectacular lessons on life, human nature and business achievement. David's enthusiasm and personal thoughts bring me joy. My journey has been enhanced by his efforts.”"Founders is the best self investment that I've made in years."GET LIFETIME ACCESS TO FOUNDERS

Barbell Logic
Business Leader Books S18Ep1 - The Business Series

Barbell Logic

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 39:54


Matt & Scott share their business books that have provided them value and insight as business owners themselves.  The E Myth Revisited (Matt) This book discusses business systems. There are owners, managers, and technicians in every business. If you're a great technician, you might not be a great manager or owner (e.g. if you're a great coach, it doesn't meat you'd be great at running a gym).  Scott's Initial Recommendations He recommended reading the Wall Street Journal daily for a few years--stick to the business stuff. The Harvard Business Review is another good source. Lots of new business books are just repackaged old ideas.  Scott got much out of My Years with General Motors.  Poor Charlie's Almanac (Matt)  There are some great nuggets in this book. Another great resource are the Berkshire Hathaway letters. Both also recommend the Intelligent Investor.  The 4 Steps to the Epiphany (Scott) This book is about creating a start up.  The Effective Executive (Matt) This book discusses time management and how to best focus your efforts. It really can apply to anyone who runs anything (a household or family, for example).  Some Newer Options The Everything Store about Amazon and Jeff Bezos is a good book. Delivering Happiness is the book about Zappos.  Creating a Company Culture & Expertise This is difficult to do.  Also, you ultimately have to do and get over the expertise hurdle. Keep learning, get after it, and ask questions.  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin This book delivers great productivity, work ethic, and living good life tips.  Crucial Conversations This book discusses how to have difficult but necessary conversations. This applies to business, but also normal human interactions in any relationship.  The Business of Business Business is hard. People glamorize it, but it comes with challenges and the probability of failure and failure's consequences.  Plus some rapidfire book recommendations that didn't quite make the top cut. GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook podcast@barbell-logic.com   

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1209: Five Month Wait For Popular EVs | 12 Sep 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 22:36


Show #1209. If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 12th September. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. RIVIAN'S ADVENTURE NETWORK OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY - Tesla may have its impressive Supercharging Network, but Rivian wants customers to go well beyond the pavement.According to Rivian Forums, the first waypoint chargers have been spotted at Under Canvas, Utah, just north of Moab. These level 2 chargers with a 240-volt electric supply are expected to be solar-powered. - A full charge will take all night, but this shouldn't be a problem for this particular location because it's for camping. Just get there, pitch a tent, and then park and plug in the vehicle for the night and kick back and relax. - Rivian's new network will also include fast-chargers capable of providing up to 140 miles of range in only 20 minutes. We don't know yet whether non-Rivian owners will have access to the fast chargers and/or some level 2 units. - Another interesting thing these waypoint chargers are good for is that they probably also power the entire campsite. Camping is all about simplicity but having access to a consistent electricity source is quite convenient, especially in an emergency situation. Original Source : https://carbuzz.com/news/rivians-adventure-network-officially-underway TOYOTA URGES HOUSE COMMITTEE TO REJECT 'BLATANTLY BIASED PROPOSAL' - Japanese automaker Toyota urged a House committee to reject a “'blatantly biased proposal” that would expand tax credits to electric vehicles that are union-made. - Toyota said while the company supported the mission to reduce carbon emissions and sell electric vehicles, they believed that the proposal to give additional tax credits to electric cars that were union-made was discriminatory. - On Friday, House Democrats introduced a proposal to expand the tax credits for electric vehicles. Most electric vehicles would have a tax credit of $7,500. That, however, would jump to $12,500 if the cars are union-made. - General Motors, Ford Motor Company and Chrysler parent Stellantis NV would benefit from the proposal given that they employ union workers. - Still, several environmental and union groups have issued their support for the proposal in addition to Ford, GM and Stellantis. Original Source : https://thehill.com/policy/transportation/572042-toyota-urges-house-committee-to-reject-blatantly-biased-proposal-on DEMOCRATS UNVEIL NEW EV TAX CREDIT PROPOSAL WITH BOOST FOR UNIONS - For five years, the legislation would implement $7,500 point-of-sale consumer rebates for electric vehicles and pay out an additional $4,500 for vehicles assembled in a union facility. Another $500 would be awarded for vehicles using a battery manufactured in the U.S. - For the next five years after that, the $7,500 base credit would only apply to electric vehicles made in the U.S., but the other two incentives would stay the same. - The first five years should incentivize EV adoption and domestic battery production, while the latter half should narrow it down to domestic producers - Sedans under $55,000, vans under $64,000, SUVs under $69,000 and pick-up trucks under $74,000 would be eligible for the credits. Individuals with an adjusted gross income of up to $400,000, heads of households making up to $600,000 and joint filers making up to $800,000 would be able to use the program. Original Source : https://eu.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/2021/09/10/democrats-unveil-new-ev-tax-credit-proposal-boost-unions/8267723002/ US: ENTRY-LEVEL TESLA MODEL 3/Y DELIVERY TIME EXTENDS TO FEBRUARY - According to the online design studio, the entry-level Model 3 Standard Range Plus (SR+) will be delivered in February 2022 (previously January), which is about five months from now. The Long Range and Performance versions are respectively December and November. - A similar situation concerns the Tesla Model Y. The Long Range (AWD) version is now expected in February (previously January), while the Performance version in November. - Model 3 Standard Range Plus (SR+) is now rated at 262 miles (422 km), which is one mile less than before - EPA range of the Tesla Model S Plaid (19" version) - up from 390 miles (628 km) to 396 miles (637 km). Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/532417/us-tesla-model3y-delivery-extends/ UK LEGISLATION WILL REQUIRE ALL NEW HOMES TO HAVE EV CHARGEPOINTS - If pending UK legislation becomes law, all new home construction will include electric vehicle (EV) charging installations. New office buildings are part of the plan, too: they will need to provide charging infrastructure per every 5 parking spaces. - The Consultation Description begins with the following language. “We are proposing to alter building regulations for: new residential buildings to include requirements for electric vehicle chargepoints; new non-residential buildings to include requirements for electric vehicle chargepoint infrastructure; and, existing non-residential buildings to have electric vehicle chargepoints.” - The UK legislation, billed as the first of its kind in the world, will require all chargers to be “smart” devices that will enable batteries to be replenished without overloading the grid. Such connectivity language in the UK legislation will have the effect of promoting the use of  overnight charging, so that a data connection can communicate with the car about best timing to plug into the grid. - The new charging points might be be as simple as a Level 2 charger in a suburban garage or as costly as a bank of DC fast chargers in an underground office parking lot. Original Source : https://cleantechnica.com/2021/09/11/uk-legislation-will-require-all-new-homes-to-have-ev-chargepoints/ GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR MODIFIED VOLVO FH ELECTRIC TRUCK - A modified Volvo FH has laid claim to an electric truck distance record – 1,099km on a single charge. Three European firms – DPD Switzerland, Continental and Futuricum – were involved in the Guinness World Record attempt for the longest distance covered by an electric truck without a recharging stop. E-truck brand Futuricum modified the base Volvo FH for package-delivery company DPD Switzerland, with the actual truck used for the record attempt pulled from its fleet after six months of active delivery duty - The 19-ton truck now has over 680hp and, with a capacity of 680 kilowatt hours, the largest truck battery in Europe on board - It has a banked 2.8km oval track providing ample space for the Futuricum truck to ‘stretch its legs'. In total, two drivers completed 392 laps in shifts of 4.5 hours each at an average speed of 50 km/h, which the participants say mimicks the truck's daily average. Despite “less-than-ideal weather conditions”, the record-breaking partners said it took just under 23 hours Original Source : https://translogistics.co.uk/2021/09/guinness-world-record-for-modified-volvo-fh-electric-truck/ NSW RELEASES MASTERPLAN FOR 1,000 "ULTRA-FAST" CHARGING BAYS ALONG MAJOR ROUTES - The New South Wales state Liberal government has released details for its electric vehicle charging masterplan, which will aim to install 1,000 “ultra-fast” charging bays along major routes, and an interactive map to guide network owners where they should install their facilities. - The plan for the rollout of 350kW chargers was unveiled by transport minister Andrew Constance and energy and environment minister Matt Kean, and promises the biggest EV charging network of any state or territory in Australia. - NSW hopes to have the 1,000 charging bays in place by 2027. It will release the support funding in four different rounds, and winning tenderer will have two years to complete their installations. Original Source : https://thedriven.io/2021/09/12/nsw-releases-masterplan-for-1000-ultra-fast-charging-bays-along-major-routes TESLA (TSLA) RAISES MODEL Y PERFORMANCE CAR PRICE IN CHINA - Tesla TSLA recently announced a price hike for its Model Y Performance car in China. - The electric vehicle (EV) maker has escalated the price of the Performance version of the Made-in-China Tesla Model Y by 10,000 yuan ($1,550) or 2.6%, from 377,900 yuan to 387,900 yuan ($60,192), due to higher manufacturing costs. Nonetheless, the prices of the two other versions, i.e. the cheaper Standard Range version (introduced in China in July) and the Long Range version, remain unaltered, starting from 276,000 yuan and 347,900 yuan, respectively. - Internationally, Tesla's Model Y SUV is sold in two variants: Long Range and Performance. - It is only in the China market that Tesla offers the cheaper Standard Range version, which debuted in July this year. - ahead of its Indian debut, a test mule of Tesla's Model Y electric SUV without camouflage has been spotted testing on the Indian roads. While fans were sure that Tesla's first product for India will be the Model 3, which has been spied a couple of times on Indian roads, the latest testing confirms that Model Y will be the second offering in India. Original Source : https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/tesla-tsla-raises-model-y-120412723.html E-BIKE REVIEW: GOCYCLE G4, A MCLAREN DESIGNER'S TAKE ON E-MOBILITY Original Source : https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/move-electric/e-bike-review-gocycle-g4-mclaren-designers-take-e-mobility HYUNDAI IONIQ 5 VS Q4 E-TRON VS POLESTAR 2 VS MODEL 3 GROUP TEST (2021) REVIEW Original Source : https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/comparison/2021/hyundai-ioniq-5-vs-audi-q4-vs-polestar-2-vs-tesla-model-3/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM IAA mobility show is this week. The most headline grabbing cars from the big names will get the headlines, but do YOU think needs electrifying to fill a gap in the market? Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM

Founders
The Operator: David Geffen Builds, Buys, and Sells the New Hollywood

Founders

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 32:51


What I learned from reading The Operator: David Geffen Builds, Buys, and Sells the New Hollywood by Tom King. Sign up to listen to the rest of this episode. You will unlock 210 full length episodes and get lifetime access to every future episode.You will learn the key insights from biographies on Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, John D. Rockefeller, Coco Chanel, Andrew Carnegie, Enzo Ferrari, Estee Lauder, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Phil Knight, Joseph Pulitzer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alexander Graham Bell, Bill Gates, P.T. Barnum, Edwin Land, Henry Ford, Walter Chrysler, Thomas Edison, David Ogilvy, Ben Franklin, Howard Hughes, George Lucas, Levi Strauss, Walt Disney and so many more. You will learn from the founders of Nike, Patagonia, Apple, Microsoft, Hershey, General Motors, Ford, Standard Oil, Polaroid, Home Depot, MGM, Intel, Federal Express, Wal Mart, JP Morgan, Chrysler, Cadillac, Oracle, Hyundai, Seagram, Berkshire Hathaway, Teledyne, Adidas, Les Schwab, Renaissance Technologies, IKEA, Sony, Ferrari, and so many more. WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING:“Without a doubt, the highest value-to-cost ratio I've taken advantage of in the last year is the Founders podcast premium feed. Tap into eons of knowledge and experiences, condensed into digestible portions. Highly, highly recommend. “Uniquely outstanding. No fluff and all substance. David does an outstanding job summarizing these biographies and hones in on the elements that make his subjects so unique among entrepreneurs. I particularly enjoy that he focuses on both the founder's positive and negative characteristics as a way of highlighting things to mimic and avoid.”“I just paid for my first premium podcast subscription for Founders podcast. Learning from those who came before us is one of the highest value ways to invest time. David does his homework and exponentially improves my efficiency by focusing on the most valuable lessons.”“I haven't found a better return on my time and money than your podcast for inspiration and time-tested wisdom to help me on my journey.“I've now listened to every episode. From this knowledge I've doubled my business to $500k a year. Love your passion and recommend your podcast to everyone.”“Founders is the only podcast I pay for and it's worth 100x the cost.”“I have listened to many podcasts on entrepreneurship (HIBT, Masters of Scale, etc.) and find Founders to be consistently more helpful than any other entrepreneurship podcast. David is a craftsperson, he carefully reads biographies of founders, distills the most important anecdotes and themes from their life, and draws commonalities across lives. David's focus is rightfully not on teaching you a formula to succeed but on constantly pushing you to think different.”“I highly highly recommend this podcast. Holy cow. I've been binge listening to these and you start to see patterns across all these incredible humans.”“After one episode I quickly joined the Misfit feed. Love the insight and thoughts shared along the way. David loves what he does and it shines through on the podcast. Definitely my go-to podcast now.”“It is worth every penny. I cannot put into words how fantastic this podcast is. Just stop reading this and get the full access.”“Personally it's one of my top 3 favorite podcasts. If you're into business and startups and technology, this is for you. David covers good books and I've come to really appreciate his perspective. Can't say enough good things.”“I quickly subscribed and it's honestly been the best money I've spent all year. It has inspired me to read biographies. Highly recommend.”“This is the most inspirational and best business podcast out there. David has inspired me to focus on biographies rather than general business books. I'm addicted.”“Anyone interested in business must find the time to listen to each any every Founders podcast. A high return on investment will be a virtual certainty. Subscribe and start listening as soon as possible.”“David saves you hundreds of hours by summarizing bios of legendary business founders and providing valuable insight on what makes an individual successful. He has introduced me to many founders I would have never known existed.”“The podcasts offer spectacular lessons on life, human nature and business achievement. David's enthusiasm and personal thoughts bring me joy. My journey has been enhanced by his efforts.”"Founders is the best self investment that I've made in years."GET LIFETIME ACCESS TO FOUNDERS

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1206: Honda Look To GM For Help Building EVs | 09 Sep 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 23:27


Show #1206. If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Thursday 9th September. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too.  HONDA, GM TO SHARE EV PARTS - The Japanese automaker Honda is strengthening ties with General Motors to share components for electric vehicles. They aim to shorten the time needed to develop new models, and keep up with the wave of electrification taking place around the world.  Honda will develop platforms for small and medium-sized cars. GM will make them for larger models. Original Source : https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20210907_13/ TESLA FINISHES CONSTRUCTION OF SHANGHAI-BASED SUPERCHARGER PRODUCTION PLANT - Tesla completed the construction of its Supercharger production plant in Shanghai in late August and is going through debugging of the equipment that will run from August 21 to September 25, according to a local media outlet. - The building works officially commenced on January 20 this year, according to an environment impact assessment report. The plant consists of 5 semi-automatic assembly lines, which are capable of producing 10,000 Superchargers per year.  The site will produce the V3 Superchargers. Original Source : https://autonews.gasgoo.com/china_news/70018666.html BOSSES FROM ELECTRIC CARMAKER RIVIAN TO VISIT UK SITE BEING CONSIDERED FOR GIANT FACTORY - Bosses from Amazon-backed US carmaker Rivian are flying into the UK next week to visit a potential site for a giant electric car factory, sources have told the West of England mayor's office.  California-based Rivian is said to be eyeing an area between Bristol and Bridgwater, in Somerset, for a UK plant. - Rivian executives will be involved in a series of meetings with government and business officials, and will visit Somerset's 616-acre Gravity smart campus - off junction 23 of the M5. - Rivian bosses will also visit Bristol to find out about the city's innovation expertise, concluding with a dinner aboard the SS Great Britain. They will then fly on to Germany to visit a rival site before making a final decision, it is understood. Original Source : https://www.business-live.co.uk/manufacturing/bosses-electric-carmaker-rivian-visit-21501260 FORD POACHES TOP TECH EXECUTIVE DOUG FIELD WHO HELPED LEAD APPLE'S TOP-SECRET CAR PROJECT - Ford has hired former Tesla and Apple executive Doug Field to lead its emerging technology efforts, a key focus for the automaker under its new Ford+ turnaround plan.The hire is a major new addition for Ford, while a big hit to Apple and its secret car project, which the company has yet to confirm exists. Apple, in an emailed statement, said: “We're grateful for the contributions Doug has made to Apple and we wish him all the best in this next chapter.” - The hire is a major addition for Ford and a big hit to Apple and its secret car project, which the company has yet to confirm exists. - Field — who led development of Tesla's Model 3 —most recently served as vice president of special projects at Apple, which reportedly included the tech giant's Titan car project. Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/07/ford-hires-ex-tesla-apple-executive-doug-field-to-lead-advanced-tech.html VOLKSWAGEN SAYS IT WILL LEASE USED EVS TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OVER ITS BATTERIES - At the Munich auto show this week, Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess told the press his company plans to offer leases on its used EVs as a way to maintain control over the batteries that power them. - Automotive News Europe reports Diess told the audience that Volkswagen will offer used-vehicle leases on its ID family of electric vehicles, including those in North America, as a strategy to keep control over their valuable batteries. Diess said the secondary leases would allow the company to recycle the valuable battery packs into new uses, including home power centers and fast chargers. - “In Europe, we are trying to get a second lease and even a third lease, and keep the car in our hands,” Diess said. “Battery life we think today is about 1,000 charging cycles and around 350,000 kilometers [about 215,000 miles], something like that. So, the battery would probably live longer than the car, and we want to get hold of the battery. We don't want to give the battery away.” Original Source : https://cleantechnica.com/2021/09/08/volkswagen-says-it-will-lease-used-evs-to-maintain-control-over-its-batteries/ NEW BRITISHVOLT BATTERY CELL FACTORY UNDER CONSTRUCTION - Works have begun at Britishvolt's new battery cell factory in Blyth, Northumberland. Planning permission for the cell factory was granted unanimously by Northumberland County Council in July and construction of the facility is scheduled to begin in autumn or winter this year. - The production facility will be built on the 95-hectare former site of the town's power station. Once up and running, the company is planning to start production in 2023, according to the latest Britishvolt announcement. In total, the plant is expected to create around 3,000 direct jobs and a further 5,000 in associated supply chains. - The project is to be built in three phases of ten GWh each, reaching a full capacity of 30 GWh by the end of 2027. To get things underway, Britishvolt has commissioned construction partner ISG with the preliminary work. ISG will clear the site and take preparatory steps for the utilities and infrastructure of the construction site. Original Source : https://www.nextgreencar.com/news/9221/new-britishvolt-battery-cell-factory-under-construction PORSCHE TAYCAN'S STRONG DEMAND OUTPACES AUTOMAKER'S PRODUCTION CAPACITY - The Porsche Taycan is experiencing massive demand with delivery estimates stretching up to six months, said CEO Oliver Blume. The demand for Porsche's all-electric four-door sedan outpaced the company's production capacity for 2021 in the first quarter alone.  “Our original production capacity for the Taycan was 20,000 units this year – we've sold that many in the first half of the year,” Blume said during a panel discussion at the IAA Mobility show in Munich. The Porsche CEO noted that “incoming orders are huge,” including in China. - The Taycan's popularity continued to accelerate in Q2 2021, with Porsche exceeding all the deliveries in 2020 in just the first half of the quarter. The accelerated popularity of the Taycan was partly due to the new variants released of the all-electric four-door. Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/porsche-taycan-demand-beats-production-capacity MOTORTREND:  WE DRIVE THE 2022 RIVIAN R1T OFF-ROAD ACROSS THE TRANS-AMERICA TRAIL, PART 1 - This route winds around the Appalachians, across the mighty Mississippi, through the Great Plains, and over the Rockies, before threading through the west's high-desert slick rock and redwoods to the coast. Some paved roads dot the trail, but they're few and far between. Because of the endeavor's sheer scale and distance, MotorTrend together with Rivian dedicated 43 days to the adventure, split into five legs. We divided into five crews of staffers as we navigated our convoy of two near-production-spec 2022 Rivian R1Ts and our support vehicle, a Ram 1500 TRX, across the Trans-America Trail. Original Source : https://www.motortrend.com/features/2022-rivian-r1t-exclusive-drive-review-trans-america-trail-off-road TESLA SOLD 44,264 CHINA-MADE VEHICLES IN AUGUST, LOCAL DELIVERIES UP - U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc in August sold 44,264 China-made vehicles, including 31,379 for export, the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) said on Wednesday. Local sales of China-made vehicles jumped to 12,885 cars last month from 8,621 cars in July. Tesla's sales in the first month of each quarter are usually lower than the following two months. - China's BYD sold 60,858 electric vehicles last month, while General Motors Co's China joint venture with SAIC Motor delivered 43,783 units. Original Source : https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tesla-sold-44-264-china-080815117.html TESTED: 2021 TESLA MODEL S PLAID TRAVELS 345 MILES - Tesla's tri-motor 1,020-hp flagship sedan covered 345 miles on Edmunds' real-world EV range loop, falling just shy of its EPA-estimated range by 3 miles.It ties the 2021 Tesla Model 3 Long Range for first place on our EV range leaderboard among both luxury and non-luxury EVs.  The Plaid proved to be pretty efficient when driven with restraint, consuming slightly less energy than a Porsche Taycan 4S tested in similar conditions Original Source : https://www.edmunds.com/car-news/2021-tesla-model-s-plaid-travels-345-miles-tying-edmunds-real-world-range-leader-the-tesla-model-3-long-range.html A TESLA RECORED A MAN FAKING BEING BACKED INTO AT A GAS STATION - Arthur Bates Jr., the 47-year-old man in question, was in the gas station's parking lot where the “incident” occurred. In video footage from the Tesla released by local authorities, Bates can be seen behind the vehicle. - In the video, Bates can be seen behind the Tesla as it slowly reverses. As the vehicle comes to a stop, Bates literally walks into the bumper of the car and collapses on the ground pretending he's in pain and placing his foot on the back of the car. - Bates then had the nerve to go and call for emergency services, with an ambulance and firefighters coming to check him for injuries. Police managed to find the driver of the car who explained that they witnessed Bates intentionally getting behind the vehicle Original Source : https://jalopnik.com/a-guy-tried-to-pull-a-fast-one-by-claiming-a-tesla-back-1847631428 QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM IAA mobility show is this week. The most headline grabbing cars from the big names will get the headlines, but do YOU think needs electrifying to fill a gap in the market? Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/ 

Founders
Creative Capital: Georges Doriot and the Birth of Venture Capital

Founders

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 30:39


What I learned from reading Creative Capital: Georges Doriot and the Birth of Venture Capital by Spencer Ante. Sign up to listen to the rest of this episode. You will unlock 210 full length episodes and get lifetime access to every future episode.You will learn the key insights from biographies on Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, John D. Rockefeller, Coco Chanel, Andrew Carnegie, Enzo Ferrari, Estee Lauder, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Phil Knight, Joseph Pulitzer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alexander Graham Bell, Bill Gates, P.T. Barnum, Edwin Land, Henry Ford, Walter Chrysler, Thomas Edison, David Ogilvy, Ben Franklin, Howard Hughes, George Lucas, Levi Strauss, Walt Disney and so many more. You will learn from the founders of Nike, Patagonia, Apple, Microsoft, Hershey, General Motors, Ford, Standard Oil, Polaroid, Home Depot, MGM, Intel, Federal Express, Wal Mart, JP Morgan, Chrysler, Cadillac, Oracle, Hyundai, Seagram, Berkshire Hathaway, Teledyne, Adidas, Les Schwab, Renaissance Technologies, IKEA, Sony, Ferrari, and so many more. WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING:“Without a doubt, the highest value-to-cost ratio I've taken advantage of in the last year is the Founders podcast premium feed. Tap into eons of knowledge and experiences, condensed into digestible portions. Highly, highly recommend. “Uniquely outstanding. No fluff and all substance. David does an outstanding job summarizing these biographies and hones in on the elements that make his subjects so unique among entrepreneurs. I particularly enjoy that he focuses on both the founder's positive and negative characteristics as a way of highlighting things to mimic and avoid.”“I just paid for my first premium podcast subscription for Founders podcast. Learning from those who came before us is one of the highest value ways to invest time. David does his homework and exponentially improves my efficiency by focusing on the most valuable lessons.”“I haven't found a better return on my time and money than your podcast for inspiration and time-tested wisdom to help me on my journey.“I've now listened to every episode. From this knowledge I've doubled my business to $500k a year. Love your passion and recommend your podcast to everyone.”“Founders is the only podcast I pay for and it's worth 100x the cost.”“I have listened to many podcasts on entrepreneurship (HIBT, Masters of Scale, etc.) and find Founders to be consistently more helpful than any other entrepreneurship podcast. David is a craftsperson, he carefully reads biographies of founders, distills the most important anecdotes and themes from their life, and draws commonalities across lives. David's focus is rightfully not on teaching you a formula to succeed but on constantly pushing you to think different.”“I highly highly recommend this podcast. Holy cow. I've been binge listening to these and you start to see patterns across all these incredible humans.”“After one episode I quickly joined the Misfit feed. Love the insight and thoughts shared along the way. David loves what he does and it shines through on the podcast. Definitely my go-to podcast now.”“It is worth every penny. I cannot put into words how fantastic this podcast is. Just stop reading this and get the full access.”“Personally it's one of my top 3 favorite podcasts. If you're into business and startups and technology, this is for you. David covers good books and I've come to really appreciate his perspective. Can't say enough good things.”“I quickly subscribed and it's honestly been the best money I've spent all year. It has inspired me to read biographies. Highly recommend.”“This is the most inspirational and best business podcast out there. David has inspired me to focus on biographies rather than general business books. I'm addicted.”“Anyone interested in business must find the time to listen to each any every Founders podcast. A high return on investment will be a virtual certainty. Subscribe and start listening as soon as possible.”“David saves you hundreds of hours by summarizing bios of legendary business founders and providing valuable insight on what makes an individual successful. He has introduced me to many founders I would have never known existed.”“The podcasts offer spectacular lessons on life, human nature and business achievement. David's enthusiasm and personal thoughts bring me joy. My journey has been enhanced by his efforts.”"Founders is the best self investment that I've made in years."GET LIFETIME ACCESS TO FOUNDERS

Leaders Across America With Steve Acorn
55 | Scott Snyder | The Joy of Developing People and The Importance of Building a Stellar Mindset

Leaders Across America With Steve Acorn

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 45:16


On today's show, we interview Scott Snyder who shares with us his thoughts on entrepreneurship, faith, and mindset. Scott interned with Young Entrepreneurs back in 1998 when he was a student at the University of Miami. In his first year as a student painter, Scott ended up earning a respectable $11,000 in profits on sales of $43,000. However, bogged down by the stress of managing a business, Scott decided to “take it easy” in his sophomore year by taking up an internship with General Motors. But he was quick to realize that he had walked away from the better alternative that would do greater good for him in the long run. So in his third year, Scott was back to re-commence what ended up being a long, fruitful 10-year relationship with Student Works. Upon graduation, Scott decided to pursue his passion by teaching physics to seventh-graders. Nevertheless, he continued working as a student manager until he had to take a step back to fulfil his fatherly responsibilities. Currently, Scott serves as a church pastor in Butler Town   Other topics discussed on today's show include the importance of a stellar mindset. Enjoy! What You Will Learn In This Show Why did I continue as a student painter for 10 years after graduation? How to shed negativity and develop a stellar mindset What does it take to be a successful student painter? And so much more…   Resources: YEAA Website Facebook LinkedIn Instagram

The History of the Twentieth Century
251 Keep the Consumer Dissatisfied

The History of the Twentieth Century

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 44:56


Henry Ford built a successful car company based on the principle of mass production of affordable cars. But his company was eclipsed by General Motors, which had a totally different marketing strategy: planned obsolescence.