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Georgia Tells Rivian “Sorry, Try Again?”

Georgia Tells Rivian “Sorry, Try Again?”

Rivian - “Hey Georgia, we are going to bring you a bunch of jobs, but we DO need you to give us some money so we can pay the people who will do those jobs.” 😉

Some Q3 Numbers Part 1

Some Q3 Numbers Part 1

TL: DR- Everybody is trying to overcome the challenges of Q3 with varying success. Tesla overcame most of the challenges and is now just trying to convince people they overcame them enough. Weird times.

Porsche Dips Below IPO

Porsche Dips Below IPO

t seems when VW said nothing short of extreme geopolitical issues could stop them from launching the IPO, they considered a 2% drop in value within reasonable risk.

Games, Movies, and Music

Games, Movies, and Music

Check out the song if you have 3 minutes, the movie trailer if you have 2 minutes, or the game if you don’t mind losing 6 months and your self esteem to a 12-year-old who goes by something like “XsuperXhackerX.”

US Dealers Are Here To Stay, But Change Is Coming

US Dealers Are Here To Stay, But Change Is Coming

Axios is owned by Cox Enterprises, which cannot see the future, but has been a trusted data-backed opinion for over 100 years. Whatever it looks like, the future is coming… Let's be ready!

Toyota In The News

Toyota In The News

TL; DR - Toyota is still downshifting to deal with chip shortages but confident about finishing their personal race for this year and EV adoption… less so about staying relevant in zero-emission states.

The Rise Of Microfactories?

The Rise Of Microfactories?

Free idea - 1. Get this process down to a few hours. 2. Put it in a big transparent tube. 3. Make it like build-a-bear, but for electric cars. 4. Profit

Elon’s Robot Butler

Elon’s Robot Butler

Asking for a friend - Impressive robots, Mr. Musk, good thing they will never possess the ability to… I don’t know… Be the head writer of a dealer-owned media publishing company focused on fostering community and equipping dealers with what they need to provide the best possible customer experience. Because NOBODY would buy that model. Nobody.

Talking Scout With Scott Keogh

Talking Scout With Scott Keogh

We like Scott. Not only because the first 3 letters of his name are the same as the first 3 of the brand he represents, but also because he believes in the driver still, you know, driving the car!

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Paul J Daly created the Automotive State of the Union in response to the chaos and fear of the COVID shutdown in early 2020 with the founding belief that “When Dealers Band Together, No Crisis Can Win.” In 2019, he released “The Automotive Manifesto: How Brand Connection Can Save Retail Automotive” which received high praises from leaders inside and outside the industry.

The startup Paul founded in 2003 was acquired by Dent Wizard International in 2018 enabling Paul to pivot his focus to serving and empowering other organizations to grow and thrive. His weekly Clarity Compressed Podcast has featured guests such as marketing master Gary Vaynerchuk, Carvana CEO Ernie Garcia, NYT best seller and Storybrand CEO Donald Miller, and more.

A Philly native, Paul calls Syracuse, NY home with his wife, four children, three dogs, two cats and whatever other pet his kids can talk him into.

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