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Everyone Needs to Know These Elements of Sales

Grant Cardone | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business
Grant Cardone

Have you ever thought about how sales have helped you accomplish your goals? Do you know the number one reason businesses fail, or what skills will ensure your position in the marketplace?

5 Experts Share The Most Important Things You Need To Know When Buying A Car

Posted 10.15.2015 | Business

Windows down, open road ahead of you and keys in the ignition -- is there anything better? But before you can get behind the wheel of your very own ca...

Class Action Lawyers Gear Up for VW Fraud Case

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
Spencer Aronfeld

Lawyers who specialize in consumer class actions are gearing up for what promises to be one of their biggest paydays in years as Volkswagen digs itself deeper into the fraud scandal rocking the automotive industry.

Honoring Bryon Fitzpatrick -- As Good as It Gets

Soren Petersen | Posted 10.02.2015 | College
Soren Petersen

Copyright Pat Yang What are the ingredients of a life well lived? Love shared unconditionally, having the courage of one's convictions and contribu...

Volkswagen and the Price of Reputation Risk

Dante Disparte | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Dante Disparte

While the noxious smog is still spreading over Volkswagen's alleged emission-rigging, questions emerge about how and if the world's largest automaker by volume can regain its footing. Mr. Matthias Mueller, VW's newly appointed CEO, has an unenviable task before him.

How Hackable Are Cars?

Quora | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology

Like a lot of computer/software security discussions, there's "the realm of possibility" and then there's the real world.

What Are the Biggest Myths About Car Dealerships and Salesmen?

Quora | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business

Having worked in dealerships for nearly a decade, I don't think auto dealers are half as bad as many consumers seem to think they are. Are dealerships perfect? Of course not. Are they paramount examples of ethical business practices? No. But are they any less ethical than most retail businesses?

13 Emotional Stages You Experience When Buying A Car

Posted 09.12.2015 | Money

We go through a full spectrum of emotions when making a big financial decision like buying a car. It’s an exhausting and financially draining roller...

Why Are Women So Underrepresented in the Retail Automotive Business?

Craig Fitzgerald | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
Craig Fitzgerald

Even when you factor administrative positions into the mix, women occupy only 21.4 percent of all positions in an auto dealership.

"Live a Big Life, and Let Your Voice Be Heard"

Carrie Yury | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Carrie Yury

Rayner answered, "I want to be independent. I want to be able to make my own money. I want to have a nice car to drive. I want to own my own home. I want to be able to travel and do great things." Her mother replied, "If that's what you want, why don't you take an automotive class?"

Brothers On The Line: New Documentary Explores Dramatic Fight for Worker's Rights

Kristin McCracken | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

After watching Sasha Reuther's riveting documentary Brothers on the Line, I realize that every education has a significant gap or two, and one of mine involved the fascinating and rich history of labor in America.

Which Automotive Brands are Getting it Right?

Brian Moody | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Brian Moody

A few weeks ago after enjoying some drinks at the bar, a friend asked me, "Which car companies are just totally getting it right these days?" At the time, I had trouble narrowing it down. But after returning from the action-packed press days of the New York Auto Show, I have my answer.

The Automatic Life: Billionaire Ernie Boch Jr.

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 02.14.2014 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

What kind of people run billion-dollar enterprises? You are about to find out. Not only that, you are about to learn 4 lessons on entrepreneurs...

By End of Decade, Your Car Will Be Your Chauffeur

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 03.25.2014 | Technology
Preetam Kaushik

A good 33,780 people lost lives in the United States involved in road accidents in 2012. This statistics is only of those who died. What's probably no...

Prosperity Knocks

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Sir Peter Westmacott

Growth is not as strong as we want it to be. Investment and exports are too low. To take on these issues, we need to keep bearing down on the deficit and making life easier for businesses -- both those already in the UK and international firms that want to invest.

A Fire Sale at Tesla

Mary Buffett | Posted 12.15.2013 | Business
Mary Buffett

Last week, I received an email from Tesla Motors that talked about an unfortunate event with one of its electric vehicles. As I read through it, it called to mind how Warren Buffett handled himself during "The Great American Express Salad Oil Scandal." While this story is almost 50 years old, it bears repeating.

No. 1 Lesson in Competitiveness: Get Back to Basics

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business
Sarah A. Webster

Any nation that can't provide the basics, such as an educated workforce, especially in STEM fields, surely stands to lose out in this globally competitive economy.

What the Government Doesn't Get About Fuel Economy

Brian Moody | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business
Brian Moody

Like most federal government mandated fixes, raising the CAFE standards seems short sighted in light of increasingly stringent safety requirements. They just can't have it both ways.

Why China Isn't Building Cars For America

Detroit News / Detroit Free Press | Alisa Priddle | Posted 01.06.2013 | Detroit

Making cars in China has been used to scare voters and even Chrysler workers in the presidential campaign's waning days, but the reality is Chinese-as...

Amphibious Vehicle Coming To U.S.

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 10.16.2012 | Money

DETROIT -- Amphibious vehicles could soon be zooming out of James Bond's garage – or pond – and into yours. The Quadski – a one-per...

Dude, Let It Go

Brian Moody | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business
Brian Moody

Holding on to an old car from the '80s or '90s isn't going to help you re-live your glory days; it just makes you look like Uncle Rico. Dude, let it go already.

America's Ten Disappearing Industries: Report

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business

In the recession's aftermath some of the nation's most prominent industries are going to be left behind. The automotive, restaurant and newspaper ...

Oil Industry: Electric Cars Are No Threat

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2012 | Green

By Tom Bergin LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The biggest oil companies in the world have calculated that few, if any, of today's drivers ...

How the iPhone Got Tail Fins -- Part 2

Steve Blank | Posted 12.21.2011 | Business
Steve Blank

In a stroke of genius, GM invented the annual model change. Sloan borrowed this idea from fashion where styles changed every year and applied it to automobiles starting in the 1920s.

How the iPhone Got Tail Fins -- Part 1

Steve Blank | Posted 12.18.2011 | Business
Steve Blank

First it was a craft business, then driven by relentless technology innovation and then a price war as economies of scale drove production. No, it's not Apple and the iPhone. It was General Motors and the auto industry.