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3 Reasons Dealers Miss Wholesale Profit Opportunities

In a recent Automotive News webinar, I made the point that while dealers achieved substantial wholesale profits last year, many left money on the table. The observation’s spurred several conversations with dealers about the reasons I believe that amidst record-setting wholesale profits, dealers could have earned even more. Here’s a quick rundown of my reasoning, […]

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Inspired by their own fantasies, fears, and dreams, Kavalier and Clay create the Escapist, the Monitor, and the otherworldly Mistress of the Night, Luna Moth, inspired by the beautiful Rosa Saks, who will become linked by powerful ties to both men. The golden age of comic books has begun, even as the shadow of Hitler falls across Europe.

Sentenced to Blindness – Now What?: A Journey from Hopelessness Street to Possibility Road

”I found a process that turned my fading vision into clarity. I turned a weakness into a strength. That process can be copied by anyone for any challenge in life”.

In Search of a Kingdom: Francis Drake, Elizabeth I, and the Perilous Birth of the British Empire

In this grand and thrilling narrative, the acclaimed biographer of Magellan, Columbus, and Marco Polo brings alive the singular life and adventures of Sir Francis Drake, the pirate/explorer/admiral whose mastery of the seas during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I changed the course of history

Enemy of All Mankind: A True Story of Piracy, Power, and History’s First Global Manhunt

Enemy of All Mankind focuses on one key event - the attack on an Indian treasure ship by Every and his crew - and its surprising repercussions across time and space. It’s the gripping tale of one of the most lucrative crimes in history, the first international manhunt, and the trial of the 17th century.

The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century

On a cool June evening in 2009, after performing a concert at London's Royal Academy of Music, 20-year-old American flautist Edwin Rist boarded a train for a suburban outpost of the British Museum of Natural History. Home to one of the largest ornithological collections in the world, the Tring museum was full of rare bird specimens whose gorgeous feathers were worth staggering amounts of money to the men who shared Edwin's obsession: the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying. Once inside the museum, the champion fly-tier grabbed hundreds of bird skins - some collected 150 years earlier by a contemporary of Darwin's, Alfred Russel Wallace, who'd risked everything to gather them - and escaped into the darkness.

The Golden Thread: The Cold War and the Mysterious Death of Dag Hammarskjöld

Uncover the story behind the death of renowned diplomat and UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld in this true story of spies and intrigue surrounding one of the most enduring unsolved mysteries of the 20th century.

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

Iris Lockhart is busy tending to the everyday business of her vintage clothing shop and her complicated love affairs when she receives a stunning phone call. Her great-aunt Esme, whom she never even knew existed, is being released from a psychiatric hospital where she has been locked away for over 60 years.

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A Mid-Year Gut-Check on Used Vehicle Market Conditions

June 24, 2022

As we close in on the halfway point of 2022, I think most dealers would agree with the following statement: While used vehicle sales and profits remai…

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A Memorable Honor from NIADA

June 22, 2022

I received a humbling and significant honor from NIADA (the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association) yesterday at the group’s convention…

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A Call for “Bucket”-Minded Inventory Acquisition

June 13, 2022

If you scrolled the clock back 15 or 20 years, you’d find very few dealers who managed their used vehicle inventory in what we now call “buckets.…

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