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ADTV: The Car Business According to Bob Dylan

Posted on August 1, 2014   |   242 views

What do the decades-old lyrics penned by a legendary singer-songwriter have to do with the current state of the automotive industry? Well, the times really are a-changin', and the Alpha Dawg is here to tell you how unscrupulous vendors, half-baked product launches and negative ad campaigns are conspiring to threaten your business. Watch the video, then click here to read Ziegler's 'On the Point' column.

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On-the-Point

Jim Ziegler
Stupid Is as Stupid Does

By Jim Ziegler
The Alpha Dawg charts the brief rise and long fall of Johan de Nysschen, the recently departed president of Cadillac and author of the business plan that effectively crowned Lincoln as the new king of American luxury.

They Finally Killed Somebody

By Jim Ziegler
Ziegler believes Uber’s directors should face criminal charges for their role in an Arizona woman’s violent death.

20 Things a GM Must Do Every Week

By Jim Ziegler

All Things Must Pass

By Jim Ziegler

Opening Observations

They Took Cadillac for a Ride

By Tariq Kamal
Hindsight is 20/20, but at least one industry member saw GM’s latest mishap coming a mile away.

Stand Up and Be Counted

By Tariq Kamal
The Dealers’ Choice Awards are the Yelp of vendors and finance sources.

Over the Curb

This Is Us: Dealer Edition

By Jason Heard
Heard knows delegation and outsourcing are the quickest path to a work-life balance.