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The Automotive Troublemaker w/ Paul J Daly and Kyle Mountsier is a regular weekday show where progressive Automotive Dealers and industry partners aren’t afraid to make some trouble by pushing back on many popular, but failing, beliefs that persist in the Retail Automotive Industry. Beliefs that are degrading both the customer experience and the future of retail Auto Dealers. Paul and Kyle give their fresh take on industry news, technology, culture, and retail while trying not to have too mu ...
 
If you're looking for "marketing hacks" from a "guru", you're only chasing short-term results. This isn't the podcast for you. After spending 15 years building a multi-million dollar business, Paul J Daly is sharing the experiences and perspective that grew him from an entrepreneur in Upstate New York to an inspiring leader, a national speaker, and sought-after business consultant. By focusing on brand development, company culture, and crafting better marketing, Paul J Daly is leading the ch ...
 
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Paul is enjoying some Florida weather and Leon Bridges tunes, but we have some quick hits to run through on Friday! Google to finalize introduction of Core Web Vitals to Desktop Rankings Paul happens upon the Leon Bridges crew Amazon set to open retail clothing store ASOTU Clubhouse rooms set to return Vroom releases potentially controversial Super…
 
Paul is on the road so we invited original Troublemaker David Long to join us for a very special edition of the pod. He never misses for a burst of positive energy! Recapping Jonathan Smoke on All Things Used Cars How David Long brings the automotive industry together Thoughts on the continued Microchip shortage here for a while A little learning f…
 
Today we talk about customer experience, EV investments paying off, and a game changing gaming acquisition. Paul takes flight on Southwest and survives We met an oil change tech that can change the dynamics of a store Ford makes out on a Rivian investment Microsoft buys Activision in largest deal in gaming…
 
Clarity Fam, There are very few times where you get to speak with a real hero. Even if you were times you get to speak with a real hero, who is also one of your personal heroes. Today was that day for me as I had the opportunity to sit with retired Navy SEAL and legendary entrepreneur Jocko Willink. Jocko has shaped many of my mindsets through his …
 
On MLK Day we recognize dreams are what make big things happen. So whether Crypto, EVs, or low inventory futures are dreams or reality, one thing is for certain: disregarding dreaming and vision casting will plant you firmly in the past. The NFL Playoffs heat up as the Bengals, Bills, 49ers, Bucs and Chiefs advance Crypto and EV commercials rule in…
 
We don’t have time to waste…it's Friday y’all! Kyle and Paul had a nice long 20 hour day yesterday as they traveled in and out of Atlanta. This means a little extra coffee this morning and a whole lot of fresh insights to talk about. In light of several direct interactions with Dealers, OEMs, and Industry Partners over the past week, there has been…
 
Things are moving at the speed of, well, think of something fast: GM announces their new direct to consumer platform, CarBravo Omicron may lead to world leaders considering COVID endemic More OEM programs with misguided dealer communications Tom Brady has a clothing line, full of everything he wears in post-game interviews…
 
"I have never witnessed this kind of energy in all my years of business. This is wild." -Darren Doane: Jocko on Paul’s Clarity Compressed Podcast We are starting up Clubhouse again in February Kyle and friends were on a call with Ford Direct and friends CarNow changes Google Analytics events structure We peruse Steve Greenfield’s 2022 predictions…
 
Clarity Fam, I was watching a show called “Undercover Billionaire” when I heard a quote that stuck with me for the next week. “Because that’s what successful people do.” I explain the scenario in the podcast, but that quote had me thinking of common traits I see in the successful people around me. I talk about eight of them in this episode and I’d …
 
We’re firing Up Automotive Right on Monday Morning: One Dallas Dealer makes another Dealers mishap right There is a MAJOR merger going on in the gaming world CES is over, but the games are just beginning Competition is a good part of life LinkedIn launches Dark Mode for everyone
 
Today it’s all about Corporations and Cooperation -A major Ford Direct mishap that riled up Dealership marketing teams -Rivian stock takes a dive after Stellantis and Amazon make an announcement -What comes first, the employee loyalty or operational success. We tell one GMs story
 
Today Paul and Kyle get into the implications of Hyundai sunsetting the combustion engine R&D department while they reminisce about Blackberry's relevance, rise and fall. Also discussed is how Dealers can make sense of so many different vendors trying to solve the (seemingly) same problems.By ASOTU
 
Clarity Fam, I’m so pumped to be greeting you in 2022 for the first time! I know it’s just another day, but it can be a completely blank slate if we let it be. There is something I’ve always loved about a new year because it helps me mentally reset. Like a freshly organized desk. Like a brand new email address. Like getting rid of all my pets and g…
 
Today we set the table for 2022. We're drawing a HUGE circle around the Retail Automotive Industry to bring more people into the conversation. We're not just talking about owners and mangers, but sales staff, service writers, lot porters, admin staff, and even the janitor. Why? Because in this rapidly changing environment, it's going to take EVERYO…
 
Since we promised we would NOT do a year in review, Paul and Kyle decided to read and respond to some emails received from listeners over the last couple of weeks LIVE. We love to year from you! If you are on our email list, you can just hit 'reply' and we'll see it. If you're not on the email list, you can see what all the ruckus is about and join…
 
Holding to our pledge NOT to give you yet another 'Year In Review' piece of content, we break down some recent retail interactions we've had and paint a picture of what 2022 could and should be. We also talk about the LACK of news right now (which is a good thing) and what it would be like for ASOTU to be on TikTok.…
 
With Paul and Kyle BOTH back in the studio the advantages of certain Christmas gifts are bragged on. We also discuss the passing of NFL and cultural icon John Madden, and talk about some very progressive steps in Dealership work-life balance from several Dealers including paternity leave and four day work weeks for sales professionals.…
 
We usually talk a bit of news on the show, but today we realized the last week of the year is simply full of looking back over the year. We talk about what would jump into our Top 10 list for Automotive News that didn't make the publisher's list. Also, Paul gives us some insight into how Apple may view the future tech world in a quick recap of Appl…
 
Clarity Fam, I hope you are having a refreshing time over the holiday season...I'm doing my best to do just that! Last week I minted and issued my first NFT in the form of a POAP. It was totally new territory for me but I realized that with anything new, I have to feel confused before I can feel savvy. That's how trying new things works. That is th…
 
Todays episode is a RIOT as Paul's long time EA and ASOTU's administrative back bone, Danielle Southwick joins us in the studio. If you've enjoyed seeing and hearing Paul and Kyle, chances are, Danielle had a lot to do with making it happen. We talk about what the holidays will look like for us and have a LOT of fun making fun of each other...just …
 
Today Paul and Kyle go deep on what it was like to launch the first NFT for the Retail Automotive Industry and how to claim one if you were at Monday's livestream. We also get into one of the ideas submitted on the livestream by Savannah Bananas Team Owner, Jesse Cole, Idea-palozza. Finally, we get into the high-value conversations that happen in t…
 
Today we laugh and learn from a few more highlights from the ASOTU Year End Extravaganza Livestream starting with a surprising conversation about dealership data during the acquisition process. Alan asks Paul where his Christmas Spirit is and we also talk about EV stock stability.
 
Clarity Fam, No, I wasn't going to miss this episode because yesterdays livestream was exhausting! Typically, I'd have the episode locked and loaded by Monday, but yesterday we put on a big livestream for a community I started as the first Covid lockdown began. It is called, The Automotive State of the Union. I thought it would be great to share th…
 
Today we recap yesterday's rowdy livestream which was chock full of insights and laughs. We go over some highlights including how waitlists are leveraged in non-automotive industries, LIFO issues that NADA is working on, and what happens when multiple guests start saying the same thing. If you missed it, you can catch the livestream on the Automoti…
 
This morning it's SHOWTIME as Kyle and Paul are prepping for todays Year End Extravaganza Livestream. There may still be time to register here. We talk about some recent NFT brand plays and boil them down into practical steps on how you, yes YOU, can leverage them to get 20-30 year old demographic traffic into your stores. Finally, we dive into the…
 
We open todays show with this epic LinkedIn post from yesterday, we talk about Toyota opening up beyond full throttle in January with inventory, and jam with Brian Kramer on Phone Call Friday about Starbucks, Unions, and Customer Experience.
 
We're coming in hot from seeing Jocko Willink in Chicago yesterday and you guessed it, its time to talk about some Extreme Ownership. That mentality couldn't be more timely as we talk about Kyle's LinkedIn post that hit an OEM bone yesterday. We also get into the Fed decision to raise rates and what that could mean to the auto industry.…
 
We're on the run today as Paul and Kyle are live from the Hilton at the Chicago Airport at the Refuel, the end of year event put on by Joe Chura of Dealer Inspire and CARS. Today we're talking about how to refresh at the end of the year, a landmark acquisition of a NFT Sneaker company, and Paul's billion dollar idea for the auto industry and pop cu…
 
Today we are packed full of pop culture and big business as we discuss a new sit com, American Auto, that centers around Evs, AI, and OEM while staying in touch with the love of driving. You should check it out! We also give our perspective on Elon Musk being named as Time's 2021 Person of the Year. Finally we get into the implications of warehouse…
 
I can't believe that 200 weekly episodes have been made. Every week for almost four years, the team and I found a way to make it happen. Because YOU have made it worth it. As I shot this episode, it was appropriate that I was on the road with nothing more than my phone, a paper towel holder I lifted from the hotel room, and a microphone. I just rec…
 
Back in the comfort of our offices, we hit the ground running with a packed episode of news, encouragement, and some shameless self promotion. With the year coming to a close, we want to challenge you to continue to keep your head up and feet grounded. The work we put in today will project us to success tomorrow. Don't forget to register for the AS…
 
Our week of travel is almost complete, so phone call Friday is on with Kyle calling Paul. We are extremely encouraged by the NAMAD community and encourage you to get involved however you can. Lithia opens the hood on their plans for Driveway as they expand and acquire stores. The Year End Extravaganza is shaping up and you are not going to want to …
 
Paul and Kyle's week of travel is nearing an end, but we can't stop, won't stop brining you podcasts and insights, even from the airport! We discuss the rebirth of Toys 'R' Us and their focus on a model of entertainment, and even NFTs of giraffes! Don't forget to register for the ASOTU Year End Extravaganza at https://www.dealerspushingback.com/ext…
 
Following a management training for a client, Kyle and Paul are in Austin, Texas ... but not in the same place. Paul is speaking at the MRAA Conference (NADA for boats, basically) and Kyle is boots on the ground in some dealerships. They talk about the value of leadership trust and how it impacts operational realities. Paul also is disgruntled abou…
 
With Paul on a plane, Tim Cox of CarNow joins Kyle as the first EVER guest host of the pod for the official 50th episode! We talk through the culture curation of an all remote workforce and discover some of the most influential culture leaders in retail automotive. Tim is a great friend of ASOTU and always an encouragement. Don't forget to register…
 
Clarity Fam, I’ve never come back to the office to record a podcast AFTER I already went home for the weekend…until this week. It was one of those days where two parents were running around managing five kids. Just when I thought the moment had turned on us, we received the most pleasant surprise. That’s how life is sometimes. Well, a lot of the ti…
 
We were excited to wake up this morning to a new weekly email from Steve Greenfield and Automotive Ventures with all the latest money moves in automotive. It also would not be a look at automotive headlines without a smattering of EV news, though not as bright and shiny as typical. Lastly, we are looking your way, our faithful listeners, to lead th…
 
Today we talk about how to make some relational changes that can lead to better overall performance; the merit of microchip competition, and a fresh statement from Daimler regarding their upscale EV plans. PS: We're also having a livestream event on Dec 20th...sign up here!By ASOTU
 
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