I thought I’d put out a plug for my friend, Tommy Gibbs, who is hosting a half-day Used Car Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Chicago.
Tommy doesn’t do many public workshops. He’s normally busy traveling the country and meeting with dealers/dealer groups in private sessions where he helps them tune up their used vehicle operations.
Over the years, Tommy’s been a respected friend and teacher for me. Every time we talk, I come away with an insight or pearl of wisdom that makes me smarter about the business of retailing used vehicles.
I’m told seats are limited for Tommy’s upcoming Chicago workshop. I’d recommend it for dealers and used vehicle managers looking to take their used vehicle operations to the next level and set the stage for a strong performance in 2017.
You can get more information on Tommy’s workshop here.
I do a fair number of interviews with analysts, reporters, students and others interested in the automotive industry.
As a general rule, the best interviews are really conversations, marked by a healthy exchange of ideas and perspectives. Likewise, the best interviewers are those whose curiosities, interests and personalities produce open-ended, thoughtful questions that inspire meaningful responses. A journalist friend describes the interview process as “peeling the onion.”
A few weeks ago, I was the “onion” on Performance Matters with Garrett Jorewicz, senior director of operations for NextGear Capital.
Some background: Garrett’s podcast is his brainchild. He launched it as a way to primarily help his NextGear colleagues better understand their business and its connective tissue to other parts of Cox Automotive. The podcast struck me as a cool idea, and I made time for it on my calendar.
During the interview, Garrett proved to be a good interviewer. We discussed Stockwave, my books and a few personal things.
Here’s a link to have a listen: