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My wife, Nancy never fails to deliver with her quip and clever reviews on Yelp! She writes it like she sees it.

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A Gross Deception Discussion with WardsAuto

A few weeks ago, I saw down with WardsAuto Dealer Business editor Steve Finlay to discuss my latest book, “Gross Deception: A Tale of Shifting Markets, Shrinking Margins and the New Truth of Used Vehicle Profitability.” This week, the magazine published a Q&A of the conversation. The Q&A covers several topics, including one that’s especially […]

The New Leadership Literacies: Thriving in a Future of Extreme Disruption and Distributed Everythin

A rapid and massively disruptive shift from centralized to distributed organizations has already begun. But current leadership practices were designed for large centralized organizations, making them increasingly obsolete. Bob Johansen, who has been projecting future trends from Silicon Valley since 1968, outlines five literacies leaders need to develop to cope with this brave new world.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist and Our Lives Revealed

From a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist's world - where her patients are looking for answers (and so is she).

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

Plenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead their field should start early, focus intensely, and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible. If you dabble or delay, you’ll never catch up to the people who got a head start. But a closer look at research on the world’s top performers, from professional athletes to Nobel laureates, shows that early specialization is the exception, not the rule.

We Were the Lucky Ones

Inspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive - and to reunite - We Were the Lucky Ones is a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds.

The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success

In this engrossing journey into the lives of psychopaths and their infamously crafty behaviors, the renowned psychologist Kevin Dutton reveals that there is a scale of "madness" along which we all sit. Incorporating the latest advances in brain scanning and neuroscience, Dutton demonstrates that the brilliant neurosurgeon who lacks empathy has more in common with a Ted Bundy who kills for pleasure than we may wish to admit, and that a mugger in a dimly lit parking lot may well, in fact, have the same nerveless poise as a titan of industry.

Jasmine

When Jasmine is suddenly widowed at 17, she seems fated to a life of quiet isolation in the small Indian village where she was born. But the force of Jasmine's desires propels her explosively into a larger, more dangerous, and ultimately more life-giving world.

On Desperate Ground: The Marines at the Reservoir, the Korean War’s Greatest Battle

On Oct. 15, 1950, General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander of UN troops in Korea, convinced President Harry Truman that the Communist forces of Kim Il-sung would be utterly defeated by Thanksgiving. The Chinese, he said with near certainty, would not intervene in the war.

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A Few Thoughts for the July Fourth Weekend

July 3, 2020

I suspect I’m not the only one who’s headed into this year’s July 4th holiday weekend feeling much different than I did in years past…

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A Post-Pandemic Question on Factory Facility Requirements

June 30, 2020

I’ve been wondering if the shakeout from the COVID-19 pandemic across the retail automotive industry will result in any significant changes in the r…

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How Four “Cs” Drive Strength in Retail Used Vehicle Demand

June 19, 2020

There are two questions on the minds of many dealers and industry observers as retail sales of used vehicles continue an impressive run during the nat…

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