Episode THIRTYSIX: Meet the COO of the Agency Gary Vaynerchuk Built (An Interview with James Orsini)

If I had to describe this influential COO in one word, it would be balanced. No... maybe it would be intelligent Or maybe poised. Open-handed might be a good one. Anyway... you get it!

Since I first met him in February of this year, he has quickly become a true mentor. The more I get to know him, the deeper my admiration grows. Not only does he have a long list of professional successes, but he balances that with great success as a husband, father, and community servant.

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Episode THIRTYFOUR: Exclusive Interview With Gregg Ciocca Jr.

Speechless. That was my response when I was asked by a co-worker about my trip to the Ciocca Auto Group based in Allentown, PA. Now I’ve had the privilege of being in and out of hundreds of dealerships throughout my career in automotive. I’ve seen all types of leadership. Good leaders, dysfunctional leaders, brilliant leaders, co-dependent leaders, temperamental leaders and on and on. RARELY have I found generational leadership which was so well executed, that the incoming generation truly garners the same respect as the former.

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Episode THIRTYTHREE: You’re Never Gonna Keep Us Down

We’re one-third of the way down our journey to episode 100. We’re on the path. We’re IN process.

It should be no surprise to anyone in the automotive industry that things are changing…again. As a matter of fact, if you don’t understand and embrace the nature of the change, it might be a great time to find an exit. The truth is, it’s not just automotive, its life.

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Episode THIRTYONE: Remembering When Everything Fell Apart Back in 2008

I remember September - December of 2008 VERY clearly. Now that there is a decade between us, I thought it would be a good time to do a throwback to a time when we set off on an incredibly turbulent season in the car business and the economy in general. We hit some of the highlights (or more appropriately, low-lights) as I talk about the EXTREMELY important space between when a situation gets our attention and our reaction to it.

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Episode TWENTYNINE: Fear, Change, and Military Grade Auction Equipment (with special guest: Jonathan Hakes)

TWO IN A ROW!  We have another innovative thinker/operator on this weeks show as we talk about some high-tech push back in auction level acquisitions. Jonathan Hakes, the used car director of the Dorschel Automotive Group in Rochester, NY tells us all about his experience hosting a Mannheim physical auction at the dealership. We discuss how this is a response to the disruptive approach of ACV auctions and similar offerings.

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Episode TWENTYFOUR: Process Is The Reality

This week takes on a different feel than usual as I (Paul) a notable day at vAuto headquarters in Chicago with Founder and visionary, Dale Pollak. The truth is, every worthwhile event in life never happens in an instant. It is the result of process. This is true in business, parenting, personal development, etc.

Next week we will be releasing this exclusive interview with Dale where my opening question seeks some clarity on why Dale set aside time for…me???

Thank you for being a part of this community and I couldn’t be more energized to pursue CLARITY together!

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