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"harley davidson" Discussed on The Business of Fashion Podcast

The Business of Fashion Podcast

05:37 min | Last month

"harley davidson" Discussed on The Business of Fashion Podcast

"People don't really associate with a consumption focused industry like fashion. Well, actually, I think it's that very last thing that you said, which is doing the unexpected at the highest level, it's like whenever they take an action that is so clearly not in their own self interest, people really reward and love them for doing it. Actually, I want to tell you a little bit about sort of like what they were struggling with when I joined because I think it happens to so many companies. Like, they've been very quiet and when rose came in, originally she was the CFO. And she noticed that they were selling exactly what they made, right? She was like, oh wow, I wonder what would happen if we made more. And basically what was happening is that they had a lot of demand, but they didn't really have a lot of product. So they kind of like satisfied that latent demand. And then there was kind of a slowdown again. That's usually when someone brings in ahead of marketing, it's like there's some sort of slowdown. But I think anytime you come into a business that has been founder led and you see that kind of slow down stall out, you almost always have to go back to what were the original founder values that the company was really founded upon. And at the time, they were very caught up in this sort of athleticism of outdoor sports and kind of like wanting to be really hardcore and really worried about what we would call kind of their Harley problem, right? When all the accountants started riding Harley-Davidson and it suddenly lost its edge. I think they were feeling a little bit of that too, right? You had a lot of people that were wearing the brand that didn't necessarily identify with the values. And so it was actually just really simple and the insight was that people love the brand when they found out what the company stood for.

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"harley davidson" Discussed on MadTrio Podcast

MadTrio Podcast

04:02 min | 1 year ago

"harley davidson" Discussed on MadTrio Podcast

"Computer corporation i. You know so so. My friend had this tv that was made by nintendo and it had an nintendo entertainment sesame any s built into the tv. Okay and it works. Great and i always thought like you know. If he kept that in prestige condition would have been worth. the money. thing would probably sell for a lot of money. But i don't know what happened to it but i remember. It was a nintendo tv with any dolton to it. And i was like. That's a great marketing thing. I want to go you know. What's all apps now on television but smart. Tv more game system should have been doing that. But maybe i remember. I think it would be advertised because it was not a very good seller or something. I don't know but getting down the list here. How about microsoft's we would you consider. I could come up with a number of windows vista. Yeah melena millennium phone. They had the zun so an mp three air mistake than the phone. that again can't windows phone still. That came out. Yeah the zun was. It was considered their biggest flop. I'm surprised it's nothing. I don't didn't they do. Didn't they do that. Lasting the one over your. I know that's still around google. Google la google but microsoft's microsoft has version of it. But it's it's Augmented reality it's not The google google glasses being adopted today to Industries and things for people in need to look stuff up it's actually making a comeback. It's related to us. Yeah i have one. It's weird Barnes and noble so how about barnes and noble their biggest one book. Yeah the the nook there reader that didn't because they couldn't compete with some of the other things that are kendall for is the number one. I think all right. We'll get back to foods. What about burger kings. Now this is interesting. I didn't remember this one the royal cheese so it's called satis fries like satisfied but satis fries. It had four solicit at forty percent less fat and thirty percent fewer calories than regular fries. I don't even remember. I don't remember. I don't remember it. Satisfies so if you don't bring up one. I do have an honorable mention. Okay i got two more to go and then we're done how 'bout harley-davidson's this so ninety nine hundred forty decided they were going to put out a perfume called harley davidson perfume. What did he do something like. I remember toil anxiety grease monkey. Here's the microsoft gasoline. I'd probably sell probably the phone. I was talking about was the microsoft kin. Oh oh okay. Okay well that i go into honorable. Mentions with with james's here's last million dollars developing it of list hind well. I'm gonna go out on a lemon. Say that any harley davidson owners. They're all ladies already. They up hey watch it. I have a harley in by the way my mom could kick your well okay. Let me Further amend anybody. Who owns a harley and refers to their old eighty as an. That's battle that'll kick my there's later on. That's a take once debbie last time all right last what am i list..

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"harley davidson" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

06:12 min | 1 year ago

"harley davidson" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

"After. I wiped away. It'll tear and everything i had to had to regroup and i'm klay clark and he's my business coach and one of the first things he told me was a thomas edison quotas at vision without execution his hallucination. So my question with you. We went through the process of converting our practice from from a product or service. Type just delivery to more of a proactive planning. Choose your numbers. That's that's create wealth. It's help clients keep more save more protect more but the issue is i can have the vision and where my question comes in. I can have the vision. But i got to. I have to have my staff do a lot of the execution. So did you run into issues when you came in and you said all right we're gonna make a change. We're going to do some things. Did you have issues with The old school way of thought. And how did you address those to get people to buy into the vision and move forward. Of course there were obstacles anytime. We tried something new. They were going to be naysayers and said that won't work in. Here's why it what i would say to. That is because the gentleman. I mentioned earlier rich children. Who was the ceo at that. Time was a firm believer in disciple in this notion of every time we put people first we get rewarded for this He also understood that that any employee at any level at any business in the world models the behavior of his or her superiors. We do with the bosses. Do we do what they tell us to do. Only when they're looking right otherwise we do what they do. We what they have so therefore it to the people that drive the process competing to dominate. Is it a marketing or sales initiative. It's business process that that that's the overriding objective of the businesses. What do we need to do specifically. What do we need to say what we need to do to be dominant and it'd be crushing our competition out there if i as a leader and not exhibiting this behavior encouraging demanding this behavior of everybody working with everybody. That's on this team. If i'm not living this passionately encouraging others to do it every day then i fully expected. Nobody else is going to do it That we had a lot of that. Initially we had pockets of resistance in the in the in the company and the beauty of that is is that they were very easy to spot recent they were easy to spot is because they were the departments or the functions in the business that Anytime internal job was being posted All the postings are coming all the applicants are coming out of these departments because they could see a lot of energy happening in other parts of company where this stuff was being embraced and they wanted to be part of so then essentially in on leadership to get together with those weaker leaders and say look. This is what we're doing here jury. They're got play along and you get part of this or we're going to find somebody who is it's a. It's a bit of tough love but kind of an amazing discovery is that in businesses that are running could be dominant. Accountability is seen as a positive thing instead of a negative like it is most where people are afraid of it though you want you wanna see that accountability. Because you said hey look. I'm doing all this extra stuff in this working. I'm gonna make good damn sure everybody else's too because it's not they're hurting. Let's get somebody else in there. That will kin on december seventh and eighth. We're having an un believable christmas extravaganza. Our big thrive time show conference. And we have michael levine attending. He's the pr consultant. Michael jackson's estate for nike for president bush president clinton. Nancy kerrigan hot. I mean all these huge. He's speaking z. Is going to be there. We're also having a huge christmas party that night. Zee on saturday. Yes so kenneth if the mayo hotel historic male hotel sorry if you wanna fly to tulsa. We'll put you up. We'd love to have if not i respect the rejection. But if you're looking for something fun to do it's going to be a thrive nation rally. We'd love to see December seventh and eighth. I guarantee you. I will force everyone to buy a book and ride to the conference hall on a harley. I tell you what you tell me whether where i will be there. Oh my gosh. Yeah yes here's the deal ken. It's december seventh and eighth in tulsa oklahoma. We have about a twenty thousand square foot facility and It's it's at our home turf at our home court and we have hundreds of th- reiver's for over the world from we feel from florida. Guam candidate coming candidates. Another country isn't it. It's a whole another country don't you don't you don't you know. And mike levin will be there and now you'll be there and also i love that you mentioned guam right after florida guam or last conference game of who came the who came from further. And i'm calling from california canada. And then it's guam guam. We have south koreans. That are right now. Have called into expressed interest in attending some trying to get the big so when we get off here. I'll email you all the information. You give me their numbers. You give me the number two. This guy's at south korea. I'll call them and tell them to tulsa. I'd say. I will send you information after this seriously. Get your hotel room there at the male hotel. And if you google search it's it's m. a. y. o. hotel and then on saturday night after the second day of the conference. That's when i annual christmas party and were expected four or five hundred people at this party already. All of our employees are invited base. And then they can bring a significant other and it after we get done formalities. Yeah and then the roof then will end up with the rooftop bar when we're done with that it'll it'll be. It'll be epic night kid. Are you a dancer. Are you answer you asking me to gifts did you break it down. It depends on.

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"harley davidson" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

06:19 min | 1 year ago

"harley davidson" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

"If you ask people they'll tell you. Hey that's really cooler. Yeah that's cool but not cool enough for me to buy it We we just that the more the ask questions of people then seek their opinion and stuff the mortal tell you rather than trying to outguessed what. The market will accept. There's a book written by sam. Hill called radical marketing in one of the case studies in the book is is harley and that's how i heard about what you guys were doing in so i got interested started looking up things and there's one interview i stumbled across. It was on youtube where you were saying. And i'm quoting. If i miss quote you slightly apologize but this is what i transcribed myself using some typing technology. Are you saying that you don't memorize my clothes. Well i stopped memorizing them as of last week. Hit my head on the toilet seat. And i can't remember anything i apologize. Here's the thing you said. I was always a bit of a renegade. And i never liked to accept the status quo that to me is of part and parcel of what the entire harley davidson lifestyles. All about. We don't have to do things the way everybody else does. Why should we. I would love for you to break down. What things at harley davidson does much differently from everybody else. Oh god we we can all do it. Come on if you wanna look. Let's just look at the bike industry in general because a lot of this week and then extrapolate to all businesses if you were to go and buy ten competitive motorcycles and put a big piece of tape over their names on the gas tax. Push him out on the curb. You know funny office there and asked people come up and tell you who built what nobody would have any idea because bites all look exactly the same that'd be people copying each other's products now to the smallest detail despite that despite the fact that the guy on the street captel maybe fix your products manufacturers products apart. You know we're talking big companies the hondas the ha-has bmw's kawasaki's suzuki's world. Despite the fact that their products are almost impossible to differentiate all of these companies. Go to business. Go to market trying to sell their product based on the features and benefits. You know the attributes of the product they're completely product driven and because they're completely product driven their commoditised and have to compete on price g. What's the difference between the honda and yamaha four dollars. Well i'll take the on because it's four dollars less. I mean that. That's patently absurd. But that's how that's almost businesses done in the world today. Hurley's not about Shoveling the product down your throat and discussing the various features and benefits of the product are the puts its emphasis. It's focused on you. The writer the potential writer because if we glorify the human instead of the product we built tremendous loyalty. That's a very attractive trait for business. It's a very attractive trait for anything or anybody. That's we're putting the spotlight on you as a result of are doing that to you. You want to learn more about our products. We'll tell you all about him. But lee leading with products and promoting product at the sake them all else simply doesn't it's not sustainable and certainly doesn't make you a dominant player in the industry. Which which which are the does it. Secondly a harley loves to in harley dealers around the world will tell you this too. We love to essentially go opposite direction that everybody else goes though everybody else's jumping headfirst into David new technologies new colors new. Whatever dole. i'll do it unison. They'll all copy. That will hardly a turn left. When they're gone they're gone. Smaller harley comes out with a three wheeler a big hawkins thousand. You can't not notice that people always ask the question. Well why did you do this. And there's there's nothing better than people asking you questions because it'd be curious. Isn't they noticed. Would you do this now. You have a chance to tell your story. Tell them everything about the business. Tell everything about that particular but whatever that is Because people get curious they noticed things that are different a hot take. He has a heartache. See well i. I had a quick question just to kind of in my mind. I'm tracking all this wind. Did you know when did you know whe- when was the moment that you thought okay. This were were. we're gonna make it. And what year was that. And and why did you think that well. I'll tell you what it is so probably be a longer answer than you know going up to what we were frankly. Desperate to move product to generate revenue to save jobs. What harley did and was the first company in the bike industry to do hardly allow people to take tests rides on motorcycles demo demo and you have to put yourself in the seat of the of the lawyers and the risk management people What we're gonna let people ride our products and somebody's gonna crash We're going to get sued and it's you know the whole house of cards is gonna tumbledown. You don't worry so much about risk mitigation. When you're broke it's actually joke about somebody crafts or give them a drill press. That's all we got but what was happening as we're allowing people to take demos as we made kind of amazing discovery that we hadn't planned on making the discovery was somebody would get off the bike after taking it out for you know a ten or fifteen mile ride. We'd ask everybody the same question and the question is what would we have to change on this motorcycle.

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"harley davidson" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

02:35 min | 1 year ago

"harley davidson" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

"Biproduct by byproduct meal dropped. Dropped to mike. Throw them like on. That's an expensive. Don't outside that's slowly now on the show here. We have paul hood. Paul hood owns a large accounting firm. Here in tulsa. He's one of our show sponsors. He helps make this podcast possible. Paul you drive a harley correct. Do i have a two thousand fifteen sportster sir. You are with schmidt the guy who led the harley davidson. Turn around what tov question. Do you have for kevin schmidt before we get into his new book. Well i don't know if. I have a tough question. I'm just want to say thank you. I'm a cpa. And you know. I don't know let me see as you know but we're not really the coolest guy in town. But i jump on that harley. And i i am. I am the man on that harley. I will have to admit. I put a cup holder on my harley but so i well older cupholder on i got my cup holder from harley so i think that's okay so okay. So what's your question. Virk about harley. Remember he led the harley turnaround. he started off joined. Their eighty-five left company great space. He's launching a new book. Easy unicorn paul. What question do you have one. well i just. I was always curious. About how harley has You know how you decide which type of by to to to make now. I guess it's a lot of the the bigger bikes the touring bikes. And they're really cool and you know a lot of my clients have to decide which product line to push and which ones to to kind of let fall back in. So what kind of market research did did you guys do. Do that kind of stuff. Harley is very very big on voice of customer that basically listening to what customers are asking us to do that which was always a kind of opposite of the rest of the world manufactured products especially when with harley. I started doing this but then secondly harley so active with writers so present On the street in the motorcycle rallies events shows looking at what people are doing themselves to customize their vehicles customized motorcycles and blatantly looking at being aspired by the the best in the coolest of those ideas and say hey. Can we do this if we do. This is there going to be significant enough to dan for that Eh.

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"harley davidson" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

02:43 min | 1 year ago

"harley davidson" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

"Generated a tremendous amount of attention and all the attention was incredibly positive. Because anytime somebody from the media law enforcement community or something. We've come in and get plugged into this. They virtually virtually everyone would report. We saw exactly what we didn't expect to see and that was just people from the neighborhood. Yeah the the the folks next door just a lot of adults having a really good time and never wants and this is really important never once any write ups never wants it. Any reports that people were doing but the company As a result these events where they talk to you about the company's products it was all about the people who were involved the people of the company side people volvo dealer side and then ultimately the customers or potential customers and it was a human side of the equation really drove everything forward for over our listeners. out there is there's there's a huge powerful teaching moment. There's there's two that. I just want to make sure we do move on without distilling the of our one. He said it's all about the people. Come up not the product. That's one that's big. The second thing is you mentioned earlier. That here in nineteen eighty-five join harley davidson. You're leading this turnaround charge your leading it triumphantly to the bottom after winning awards as the best motorcycles eighty five eighty six. You're getting write ups for having the best product in world in your category and yet people think this product is so good. It's going to sell itself and here. You are a guy who led to harley davidson turnaround and you're saying even with the best product in the world the product will not sell itself. That is so powerful. Can you educate preach to the listeners. Out there who are saying. I have the best product in the world. It's going to sell itself and they're just not willing to just kind of hung up on that idea and they're not willing to embrace the people strategy that you did i can say definitively and i will shout this from the mountaintops komo anybody or any business that lives by its product is going to die by. It doesn't matter how good your product is. this especially now is twenty eight teen. There's nothing you could make the somebody else can't make six weeks from now. Exactly the same. It's better than what you just said. If you if you're trying to build your business on your product and the virtues of your product and god forbid the quality of your product you you'll never be a dominant competitor. You'll you'll always be an also ran because some somebody's going to do it better or cheaper and find me. Any industry where that's not true.

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"harley davidson" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

02:26 min | 1 year ago

"harley davidson" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

"Did a small kind of test level to see how people react to what we're doing I get real rolling thunder. Let's just get some small bangs instead of building momentum and learning from our mistakes along the way that served us a lot but because now you could have people that you know at the dentist from your town standing next to a you know a pipe fitter who's been a biker for thirty years up in the same space under the same roof talking about that. They love motorcycles and basically dispelling any myths. That hovered over hovered over the business. When the the guy with the dirt under fingernails turn you know you and you talk to find out. He's a dentist. That kind of kills whatever preconceived notion you might have about with the guy dust that we doing more and more and more in realizing that the more social we made the business the bread getting people together the more rewards. We received for doing that because anytime we did anything that has a lot of bikes. Invite people together in the same place just make for a massive billboard. You could not see what we were doing and hopefully be curious enough to see what we're doing pull it and have a look can i. I have a have a small issue i mean. Is there a skier man. Out there in the world and a dentist carry long. I i did little auto motorcycle rallies over my life and basically the motorcycle rally at barbara. It's adult freedom. It's it's people doing anything they want with. No fear being judged by their neighbors right so people let their hair down. They people smoke and stuff a bike route. Don't do at home. But you know the the the your dentist is in the middle of your dentist. When he's in that environment the skanky dude you ever met in your life and then a week later. His hands during your kids mild. Sure i just thought that was. That was the one profession you did because a lot of people are like well. I feel about anything. Think about this. Think about this again. I was born in one thousand nine hundred eighty s. I remember eighty seven. Eighty six eighty eight. Those kind of years i remember. It's just you stay away from bikers. You don't wanna be around the bikers harley davidson was.

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"harley davidson" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

02:15 min | 1 year ago

"harley davidson" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

"I want to ask you about the action steps that you took during those first couple years at harley to lead this epoch turn i know you took hundreds of action steps thousands but can you remember a few of some of the biggest or most the ones that made the biggest impact. We're gonna action steps. Did you take intact going back again. This thought and i it to the combat that you just made about this sort of that that fear that people have for who represented partly writers and what about our earliest mission get over. That was to essentially. Show the world who we really are. Let people see us for who we really are. And i need to tell you that that was an abysmal failure. And i'll tell you why because one of the earliest in greatest lessons. I had gone through. This process came compliments of a woman at the new york times. I called her up inviting her to come to a dealership so that she could talk to sinn riders. You know see just what wonderful people we are. She had nothing to fear As she just cut me off at the knees she goes. I know what you're saying. And i know what you're trying to do and i just want tell you it's not gonna work honestly well. Why not and she goes. All i know is what i see what i see are scary looking rough people rough-looking women on the back. So no matter how you spin it. That's not what i'm seeing and therefore it's not real and that that just kinda hit me a lot of other people like Smack upside the head. Because it's so obvious. It's so true what she was saying that that's not what people were seeing Because we those of us who then writing communities who don't look scary however you define. That didn't have that stereotypically. We never pinned on anybody's radar. We were totally invisible. The overwhelming majority of the hurley. Righty community was invisible to the non. Right he communicates. We didn't look like you know the people that we'd all been accustomed to being afraid of because we didn't match that image so therefore people didn't notice this

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The Harley-Davidson Turn-Around Story: Changing the Image of the Company

Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

02:15 min | 1 year ago

The Harley-Davidson Turn-Around Story: Changing the Image of the Company

"I want to ask you about the action steps that you took during those first couple years at harley to lead this epoch turn i know you took hundreds of action steps thousands but can you remember a few of some of the biggest or most the ones that made the biggest impact. We're gonna action steps. Did you take intact going back again. This thought and i it to the combat that you just made about this sort of that that fear that people have for who represented partly writers and what about our earliest mission get over. That was to essentially. Show the world who we really are. Let people see us for who we really are. And i need to tell you that that was an abysmal failure. And i'll tell you why because one of the earliest in greatest lessons. I had gone through. This process came compliments of a woman at the new york times. I called her up inviting her to come to a dealership so that she could talk to sinn riders. You know see just what wonderful people we are. She had nothing to fear As she just cut me off at the knees she goes. I know what you're saying. And i know what you're trying to do and i just want tell you it's not gonna work honestly well. Why not and she goes. All i know is what i see what i see are scary looking rough people rough-looking women on the back. So no matter how you spin it. That's not what i'm seeing and therefore it's not real and that that just kinda hit me a lot of other people like Smack upside the head. Because it's so obvious. It's so true what she was saying that that's not what people were seeing Because we those of us who then writing communities who don't look scary however you define. That didn't have that stereotypically. We never pinned on anybody's radar. We were totally invisible. The overwhelming majority of the hurley. Righty community was invisible to the non. Right he communicates. We didn't look like you know the people that we'd all been accustomed to being afraid of because we didn't match that image so therefore people didn't notice this

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"harley davidson" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

06:14 min | 1 year ago

"harley davidson" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

"This man played a very active in critical role. In one of the most celebrated turn turnarounds in american corporate history and now he's made a big mistake by agreeing to join us on the thrive time show schmidt. How are you sir. Way way way above average. Take you right way your History is all online for everybody to see. So you're kind of a guy in need of an introduction but hopefully i introduced you to the non harley enthusiasts out there but i'd like pretty like kinda start by starting at the beginning when you first joined harley davidson motor group. Could you describe the culture and the state of the company. When i got there. I sure can't it was. It's kind of a strange paradox. Because the the company was at its absolute bottom. Actually it wasn't as bad as it was near bottom about to go lower but at the same time the culture there was the most fired up energetic passionate. Ed just genuinely fun group of people to be around that i've ever met in my life Once we got the ball rolling butts six kind of bottomed out and we were on the way up. There was an energy in a life. there That if i if i could bottle out i'd i'd be speaking from my own island. So far was just that amazing to see and be around. What year was that. Kin that was eighty five eighty five. Okay how many people worked at harley davidson motor company. The time when you joined was her thousands and just to get just to get listener some context. How many people were working there. Oh gosh i really have described my dog on that but let's just say it was probably around fifteen hundred or two thousand. That's including all the manufacturing people who were the majority of place okay and for the listeners out there that aren't really as aware of your background is i have is prep for this interview. Could you share what your role was like as the director of communications harley. Well what exactly did you do. What were you responsible for. It was it was a blast. I was hired to do two things both somewhat similar in both incredibly different from each other. The first challenge was to as it was written on my job description improve the company's image Way easier said than done in the second part of my challenge was to attract investors to the company. So if you know anything about trying to attract money To a business you know that it's really hard to do. When the overwhelming percentage of the american populace kind of low you Don't like you That that was us Was a failing seen as a failing business that catered to the stereotypical outlaws thugs drug runners. I mean that that was the public perception of the company. So you know to change the image in companies at it turns out while at the same time getting people to invest Millions and billions of dollars and it was kind of a unique challenge. People would look at you and say well ken. So you're saying that your is known for working with thugs and drug runners. It's failing. I think all invest i mean i don't say the cartel you're always the battery people go from druglords mexico city very. They're very profitable little market niches. I might not get so. I mean i just think about it One of our show. Sponsors paul hood. He'll be on the show here in a little bit. He actually owns a harley a lot of our z. A lot of our clients own harleys a lot of successful people own harleys. Obviously now we look at it and go okay. Now we can see your success but when you're starting there at the bottom. What were some of the biggest challenges that you're facing when you first started working at harley what we're like the absolute biggest burning fires. There's a lot of fires someone out there. Listening right now can relate to this. There's a ton of fires what were the. What was the biggest fire that you had to put out right away with the biggest problems. I think i could summarize three ways. The i was What i alluded to Just a minute ago. The fact that people saw us Painted us with the absolute worst possible light none of which was true so that was just all based on stereotypes of in hollywood hangover. Going all the way back to the nineteen fifties where they were portraying motorcycle people thugs and criminals and of course the media loved out so you know. Two generations of kids grew up being told by their moms to stay away from the harley. People they're bad is the the second major hurdle was the fact that if you ask anybody who owned any kind of motorcycle built by anyone in the world about harley they would tell you that every by car built was a colossal piece of junk again. This is hugely exaggerated up. There's a little truth but so so here. You have the most potent voices in the marketplace being people who are in the market motorcycle enthusiasts telling would enthusiasts to not hartley's because they were unreliable pieces of junk and then the third problem we had was the places where we did business hardly dealerships around the country and around the world. We're not the kind of places that people would be comfortable entrance that the belief was that people wouldn't be comfortable entering the tended to be on the outskirts of town. Dimly lit gravel parking lot. So you have this feeling that the people inside the building or somehow engaged in criminal activities and from the outside doesn't look like a nice store at the mall We kind of had the the deck stacked against us. A of that. Frankly was our own fault. I mean when the name of the company says hells angels harley davidson. You probably like yeah. It's thank you wanna go in there. Yeah so can you join eighty-five win did harley..

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"harley davidson" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

02:40 min | 1 year ago

"harley davidson" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

"Particular sports the same thing for harley davidson we are a lifestyle and adventures mindset the freedom that we bring as a brand that we stand for and that can be expressed when you right but it can also be expressed by just wearing validates brands. So that is really a great opportunity and you can never stand still for a lot of people. The last year and dealing with depend hamic was very stressful. You seem very calm with a stressful year. For you i mean. Obviously it was engaged year. Because you are obviously engaged with many things with harley. Was it a stressful year. Well in the first few months not knowing what the pandemic would bring. I'd say that was a level of uncertainty that i certainly never seen in my life but i barely ever use my balance or pretty sky at outbid. The crisis might be. you just. Don't really get that stressed. Probably not having my family. My three and five year old children. That's the best way to relax. They can be challenged to but You know my family's most important to me and then to release switch off. I play my guitar. So that's meditation for me. Well parenting in mike. It's the best business it's also endlessly puts you in. Your place reminds you of the things that you don't control right and that really met absolutely well. Can i really appreciate you taking the time to talk with us today. It's been great. Thank you thank you very much. Appreciated now a final word from our exclusive brand partner capital one business. As out of the eighties it was gi joes. It was star wars voltron. But i do remember the diverse characters in when there wasn't a diverse character. There's something about the african american gi. Joe that i think sticks when you're the african american child where back one more time with matthew goines puzzle huddle. He's been telling us how he's balancing the growth of his three-year-old toy company. He's holding off in an office space but hiring help and he starting to think big. I'm surprised at how small i have imagined this could be. We've already introduced pillows and blankets and t shirts but even thinking across the digital landscape in terms of cartoons a media concepts and apps and games. I thought about all of these different paths but now that we've stepped into this base. There's so much more we can do. Ca- matthew be on the verge of a media empire. It wouldn't surprise capital on businesses and cave one product. A puzzle is opening. Matthews is so the impact that this kind of product line can create these.

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"harley davidson" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

03:00 min | 1 year ago

"harley davidson" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

"I'm bob sathian. And i'm here with yakking zeitz. Ceo and chairman of harley davidson yakking. Talking to us from outside of london. As i asked my questions from outside of new york can thanks for joining us. Thanks nice to be with you on your show so your tenure. As ceo has coincided inside with most extraordinary period in modern history. You became ceo in february twenty twenty just as the pandemic was taking hold previously. Took over as ceo puma in a different kind of crisis. More company specific. Are there things that are reminiscent about the two experiences or has harley davidson been just completely different. Yeah i mean. Every situation is very different and i was twenty nine when i took over. See you of puma and the company was in a very different situation at the time. I mean what's the crisis for sure. But it was more a homemade crisis the crisis we've experienced with holly was a global crisis which led to the closure of our factory so some parallels but i'd say overall a very different situation when you took over you implemented a new approach immediately that you called rewire. Some people say crisis is a terrible thing to waste. Did the pandemic make that harder or easier simpler making the changes that you saw that harley needed to make it made it in a way easier but of course as i took over we i had to make sure that we had enough liquidity to get us through the crisis so making sure with factories being closed that we had enough cash to operate safely. And do what we needed to do. As a company was priority and of course for most making sure that our workers and our employees where safe and protected but yes there was an opportunity foster change things and when you are in such a difficult situation you realize very quickly what's working what's not working. Of course we had no idea how long this crisis was going to last right and obviously in some places in the world that continues and persists. But where i am in states. Where harley is where you are now in the uk it feels like we're sort of over the crest of it but in the beginning how did you think about how far out you need to plan where you just didn't know how long this was lost. So we felt that we needed liquidity for up to twelve months just to make sure that we could keep operating even with our factories being shot. Just not knowing how long we wouldn't be able to manufacture. And as i said i think establishing a protocol going overnight to virtual setting work extremely well from the beginning. You mentioned the factories that you had to close. you've been to factories since then that have reopened. How is the decision to reopen the factories. What was the experience like going to visit. After they were reopened while the festival establishing a safety protocol that protected our workers in the factories was critical and that required a.

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"harley davidson" Discussed on 9to5Mac Happy Hour

9to5Mac Happy Hour

06:05 min | 1 year ago

"harley davidson" Discussed on 9to5Mac Happy Hour

"If i've been writing a few know every day on town if you're traveling there are you can't charge from tesla charges yet and those. Those are the faster chargers but they only work with tesla vehicles. There's some movement in europe. Where i think the standard could could work with tesla. Soon with non tesla cars. I've i've been following that unless you're not recently that's interesting but so far it's on applicable to the us at all in won't be any time soon but there is more. There are more and more charger charges being located or being deployed with dc charging. Which is the good stuff if it traveling you have to have that to go beyond your range of one hundred twenty miles or so. If you're going faster and to to reach some of those points on my trip. I had to go sixty miles per hour on the interstate. Which is tim. Blow the the standard in about twenty below with people actually do so lot of passing me going but but managed to get where i was going without dying but it worked out. It wasn't wasn't ideal but It just try that kinda get the experience but around town. I live amount of half from the from the beach. Everything shops and bars and restaurants are all right there. So i can make. That battery lasts a long time. Probably go two weeks without a charge. If i wanted to really useful in you don't you don't there's no gas involved is really. It's not silent but it's quiet. It makes a turbine sound like an airplane. Especially when you're taking off it gets louder and louder there's some weird noises at the low speeds. If you're going like zero to twenty it kind of i had this feeling when i i had it in the first few days like is this a motorcycle. It kind of feels like a scooter and there are like electric. Scooters vespas hasn't electric scooter but the rain is that anywhere near what it is on these harley davidson bike and neither is the speed so that solidified in my mind. It's not a scooter. Is definitely motorcycle especially when you guys. You're sixty three seconds and you can go much faster for longer periods of time than than you could in e be scooter but it kind of sounds like a scooter at low speeds. There's kind of a a rock tumbling sound that you get at like zero to fifteen and i learned from the forums that are online. There's only so many owners in in the in the world and they're all pretty good community Everyone had this problem where it sounds like. It's rocks tumbling in your your bike somewhere. But it's just part of the experience and then you're going faster. It's a really good sound. I think and the i noticed. When i was writing it was like i've got a. I've got a helmet with a headset built into. It works over bluetooth. I use that a lot. And then if i'm not using that one of music another one that's a different style. Air pods pro with transparency. On and i realized without the engine sound you can hear everything without turning it all the way up like even spoken audio is is loud. Because you're you're not having to compete with the engine. Sounds that's that's neat and it really feels like not the technology side in terms of like consumer tech but the vehicle itself. It feels like you're writing something out of the future and it's quite expensive pretty good deal but it's quite expensive for for a bike and the rangers. The biggest limiting back right now is how you have to recharge but even that alone will be. We'll be solved. I think you know in the next five years because there's more and more of these fast orders come in direct current you go from zero to eighty in about forty minutes and you get a hundred in about an hour then you get back on the road so not too different from what a tesla would be except that your range is about half because it's a small battery on a bike as a big battery on a car but i really love it. It's a really cool experience. The first time. I got back on a regular motorcycle gasoline bike. There's things that i wasn't used to in the probably three months. I'd i'd gone without being on a gas bike. Like having the clients that you have to hold in when you're shifting gears and starting your bike that way and having a neutral and having you know your Your shit shit. Downshifting defers up just in the second and beyond. It's a whole other experience. And at first you kinda you kinda miss that ritual of the writing experience in it but it becomes once you overcome that being different it's a really really cool experience To ride on the electric motorcycle on the live liar. Would you say it's like kind of how you have like tesla and unlike other electric vehicles. But it's not like is. It is more than the other campaigns like the smaller nurses just happens to be electric. Well other vehicles have carplay. Tesla doesn't true. It's kind of the tesla in terms of like. There's nothing from a third party that they're doing this all in their own. Because most likely you don't expect as much stuff there like there is navigation through the harley davidson app on the iphone that shows up on your screen. But you're not gonna get apple maps or google maps on the screen of your fraternity directions example but it is like tesla in that. It's the best of its class and probably the price of its class that there are other bikes. That are cheaper that that have you know com comparable performance but their from start ups whereas this is harley davidson and on that point since buying the bike in april harley davidson has made livewire its own brand within harley davidson so it's like spun out as a startup within the same company they did lose their e e-bikes to they made their e bikes at i like e bicycles with power. They were harley davidson brandon for a bit and in the early phases in it became cereal. One is the brand so that it can be looked at as a business all its own not compared to what our bike sales doing today. And then that with livewire now where it's it's now livewires a brand. You can buy them holly dealerships. But they're they're going the tesla model where they have no dealer per se going forward beyond just some support if the dealer options to carrying the by..

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"harley davidson" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

05:53 min | 1 year ago

"harley davidson" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"Is powered by Sheldon's Harley Davidson, a barber and old school Harley of Ellington to B Y. Oh, Happy birthday USA. Yeah, we're sliding into the holiday weekend and let's hope nobody slides out on the roadway. Let's hope everybody has a great time on the roadway. And how do you do that? You check in with my good friend 50% of the Harley guys. I'm talking about the man with the golden pipes in his throat. Not on his ride. I'm talking about Chad Clark. Good morning, sir. Hey, Good morning, Jim. Nothing more American than Harley Davidson period. Nothing, you know, Forget about apple pie and all those other things. Harley Davidson, right? You are correct. And you know what? You're right. It is America's birthday. And you know what we're doing this Saturday? What we are having a good old fashion barbecue pick for everybody. I like that free barbecue. Bounce. House face painting. Popcorn machine. You got it. We got it. You just said you just said the magic word free baby just said the matter. Space training was was the magic word? You know, when I was younger? I was a big fan of kiss. So you know, like, maybe, but, uh, other than that? No, there hasn't been any face painting, but that is nice for the kids. And where is all of this? So they're going to be an old school Harley Davidson and Sheldon's Harley Davidson. Wow from 11 to 3. And remember that little promotion we were talking about Rolling Laconia? Yeah, a while back. We had one of our customers at Sheldon's when the Grand prize the Harley Davidson motorcycles Harley Davidson Motor Company. Oh, God. I saw that so successful. We are now going rolling Sturgis. Oh, come on again. Same promotion. Come on in. Take a demo ride. Get a voucher. Get in the game. Wow. So if I go to old school or if I go to Sheldon's, and I'll take a demo ride, um I am going to be entered for that. Well, I can't because, you know You're also an advertiser so I can tell. And then now I can't you know, like maybe, And even you know, like I was thinking I could send Kathy or one of the boys. You know all that? You know all that terms and conditions all that small legal language. It says something about families in there too. So I'm out. Well, I hope everybody else gets in now. Is this taking the The pan American for riders. This taking any any bike for a ride. Any bike for arrived? Do the demo. Get a voucher? You're in the game. I love that. I love that. I love that and I will be in. I will be in Sturgis and I will be on stage when they give away that brand new Harley Davidson motorcycle. There's nothing I would like more than one of our customers, people that I know to win that thing. That was great. That was a big hit at Laconia. Now, aren't you also doing a bike night? Out in Ellington tonight. Aren't you doing a book night? They're absolutely and that's another reason to ride on in. Why don't you take them from their? Yeah, it's a bike night. Ellington at old school, Harley Davidson. Now, if you don't know we're old school is it's 3 98 Summers Road from 5 to 9 p.m. music food drinks. Fun games isn't the other 50% of the Harley guys going to be there? Isn't Brian going to be there? There's always a chance he has more of a bike that guy than I am, But I opened up the showing up every now and that's it all right. Uh, there you go. You want more information about all this? Go to Sheldon's Harley Davidson dot com. Sheldon's HD dot com or old school HD dot com You get all Of the information, Chad, You just keep hitting them out of the park. And listen, I hope you have a great fourth of July. You did the same. Damn. Thank you. Danny, I've got to get to, uh Got to get to Sturgis. I gotta put that on the bucket list. I don't know if Captain is going to agree to that one. I'll go with you. You will. I'll go with you. Wow. Don't stare. Just Danny. I'll be fine to do. I've been the Laconia is there just to be fun? We got to make some kind of a scam, like tie it into the station. Something like we have to do the show from Sturges. I'm sure we could figure out some way of, uh All right. Well, whatever we do, we've got to keep this a secret. Don't let anyone here that we're trying to look up the scam. We're good to go to storage. Just do the show Live. And no one will know. Right? We're going there may as well go to Daytona to just, you know. I actually would rather go to Sturges. Really? Yeah. I mean, I've been to Daytona on my bike, not during bike week, but I think I want to want to go to start because all the places to ride around there and that's true. I've been all over Florida on a motorcycle. I don't care. Even the right to Sturgis, I think would be fun to be counter. We'll know Danny. We're going to fly and there's going to be too Motorcycles, Radio rentals rating. Yes, waiting for, like the way you think. Yeah. I mean, I'm sure you know, Chad. We could hook it up. You know, anyway, so, um, do we get back to what's going on with Bill Cosby? You know again. Until the left makes their move. I think the Bill Cosby story just kind of goes away. Unless he comes forward, and I'm sure his lawyers have said Keep your mouth shut your 83. Your, um.

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Real vs Urban Legends

True Mysteries of the Pacific Northwest

02:39 min | 1 year ago

Real vs Urban Legends

"This podcast was inspired by mike. Who sent me an email. Asking are true mysteries of the pacific northwest. Nothing more than urban legends inspired by a book. I checked out from the rogue valley metaphysical library and trying to answer that question. The book was written by an authority. Who shall remain nameless. The book contains some events that are no more than a figment of someone or an urban legend. Like the dog that ate a tiny cell foam and every time someone called stomach would rain. Some were started by celebrities like mickey rooney claiming that he had influence walt disney to call his cartoon mouse mickey mouse. Then there's urban legend about elvis presley giving a harley davidson motorcycle to actor james dean. Well sorry. none of these happened before. I reveal my favorite urban legends. I need to explain how i separate real and true from something invented by a person with an ulterior motive or an urban legend occasionally. I do find a witness or participant to an event that can't be explained away and are willing to talk about it but that's the exception not the rule. Most people are reluctant. Admit that they saw ghost or heard strange laughter when they were home alone for fear of being ridiculed. When event is brought to my attention or intrigued by a story on the internet my search for sources begins. I'll start with the photograph of a pterodactyl that appeared on the internet that allegedly dates back to the american civil war in eighteen. Sixty four courting to the story behind the mystery. Image giant flying creature was shot down by soldiers around eighteen sixty four. near the city of vicksburg. The story says it's soldier said the creature was like some kind of unknown bird monster in a surprising. Twist of the story. A second photograph appeared on the internet. That showed a similar scene. A pterodactyl surrounded by men in front of a barn. Now the people. I talked to when i contacted. Authorities said several newspapers in virginia said that one photograph in front of the barn was fake. Now if you drop me. A line kit k. chrome g mail dot com. I'll send you a copy of the two photographs. You can decide for yourself in my research. I found that the photograph of the pterodactyl matched one. That was seen by somebody in eugene oregon just a few years ago about twenty eleven

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The Argument for Urban Legends

True Mysteries of the Pacific Northwest

01:54 min | 1 year ago

The Argument for Urban Legends

"Today am based on popular demand. I'm repeating podcast. I call the argument for urban legends. And i originally was inspired to produce that podcast by a book. I checked out from the rogue valley. Metaphysical library libraries located national and oregon. It was written authority shall remain nameless but contain some events that are no more than a figment of someone's imagination like the dog that ate tiny cell phone and every time someone called his stomach woodring. Some were started by celebrities like mickey rooney claiming that he influenced walt disney to call his cartoon mouse mickey mouse. Then there is the urban legend about elvis presley giving a harley davidson motorcycle. Actor james dean. Sorry if never happened. But before. I reveal my favorite urban legend. I need to explain how i separate real and true from something invented by a person with an ulterior motive occasionally do find a witness or participant to an event that can't be explained away and they're willing to talk about it but that's the exception not the rule. Most people are reluctant to admit that they saw ghost or heard strange laughter when they were home alone for fear of being ridiculed. One advantage brought to my attention. Or i'm intrigued by a story on the internet. My search for sources begins. I'll start with the photograph of a pterodactyl that appeared on the internet that allegedly dates back to the american civil war in eighteen sixty four. According to the story behind the mystery image a giant flying creature was shot down by soldiers around eighteen. sixty four The city of exper- the story says soldiers said the creature was like some kind of unknown bird or monster

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"harley davidson" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

08:33 min | 1 year ago

"harley davidson" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"Why, you know, I ride Harley Davidson. That's why I love Harley Davidson. The whole thing from production. To the culture to everything else. Sheldon's Harley Davidson folks, my good friend Chad Clark, otherwise known as 50% of the Harley guys with the pipes that everybody would like to have Chad great talking with you looking forward to another ride report soon. Always a pleasure. Thank you. Great interview. Jim Polledo, the motorcycle elect. That was good morning. Everybody packed his mirrors in for Jim Jim off for a couple of days and you'll be back on he'll be back on Monday. I've been a busy morning. Lots of things going on, and we are taking calls. If you want to comment on any of the variety of things are out there, 855403 98 46 just so that you understand my perspective, At least at the moment is I'm broadcasting from the cape Toe Fill in for Jim's of Jim going a couple of well deserved days off, So I'm from Cape Cod. And I'm not making an assumption that a lot of you Springfield Providence wister. All of you will probably venture or do venture to Cape Cod. So a little bit of Cape Cod stuff for your collar a few minutes ago. Was asking me about Sharks. And I do not say any of this to discourage anyone. And I'm not saying that you shouldn't visit gave God you should. But we have to be grown up and it is a story. It's interesting. The great white story. Cape Cod. Covered much differently by media. Offer the Cape and then the local media on Cape Cod. I'll tell you everything. Example. Not last year because of Cove it It was a different kind of tourist year for us, But the year before that we have if you don't know this Cape Cod because we have ah, overpopulation of seals. It is a principle food source off jaws. Great White sharks, love seals. And if you go on social media, you may have friends that have a home here on the cape or whatever. Classic picture of a great white popping out of the water. Somewhere off of wealth Lady stand wherever Add negative seal. Lot everywhere. It's a classic. And people get a big God big charge out of that kind of stuff, but they're dangerous animals. They're very close to shore on. You have to be cautious, but One of the telltale signs that you know we do have an issue here. We ought to deal with it. Is, uh It was only reported in the Boston media. Summer before last pre covert Cape Cod beaches got shut down. His channel seven out of Boston have the number is like 7 800 times. We never shut beaches down the cape. Just you just don't do that. Why would you do that? Because a shark sightings that so many times. Obviously, some of the beaches it happened a lot. That's kind of things going on. I say this not to scare anyone. You shouldn't be scared. You need to be cautious. That's all but I bring it up and it drives me crazy because it's made me a few. You know if I'd say enemies, but there are people on the cape that are not happy that I say these things. I think the answer is to call the seal heard. Seals. They're federally protected. They have more rights than you and I do. The Sharks are federally protected. You can't you can't touch these animals. You got trouble. So that's been one of the reasons the environmentalists I speak to who are whacked on this that I speak to Tell me what we can and the politicians on the cape of said this to me, too. We can't do anything because they're federally protected. Well, Have you tried to get a waiver? No. Well, have you looked at other states like California where they've gotten a waver Because of a situation like this? No. You know how many seals we even have around the Cape? No. How many sharks we have. Lot. So it's a credit. I'm sure there's a story I I covered quite a bit one day I was interviewing. Select the chair of the Select board from the town of wealthy wealthy is one of the places offshore. You got a lot of, you know a lot of shark activity, and I said this in front of her. I'm not shy talking to people about this. What I think I'm saying makes perfect sense. The lefty environmentalists Not so happy with me And this lady, I was interviewing the chair of the select board. She I were talking about it. Nice lady. But when I I said to her, you know, select person Baba blocked. I think we really ought to have a serious discussion about calling the seals not annihilate them. Call them. Get down on the population that way. You, uh, you cut down, I think on so many great white sharks coming around the Cape. She looked at me and she said to serious was a mad at me, but she looked at me and she said Patrick, that's murder. Really floored me. Because I don't think for example, I'm not a hunter, but hunting deer. That's not I don't Consider that murder. So, so that's the differences that are going on. And there's really not much they don't put nets out some of the different towns have, you know a siren systems? They'll they'll ring the siren. If Jaws is seen, and the reality of it is, is what's happened. This is these are Magnificent hunters, These sharks On. They're not scared. And they will bite people. But they're really going after the seals on the north side of the Cape. I think it's the striped bass they like on. There are some seals on the north side of the Cape. But really, the action is over on the South side, and it Zapata Lem, and it's one of the I'm not a big advocate on the radio shows that I do. Try to stay kind of down the middle on stuff. But on this one, I am definitely I have a very firm entrenched opinion that humans come before the great White Sharks. I don't buy into the environmentalists on the cape anyway. Who say Well, you know, Patrick, it's their world. Well, it isn't. It isn't If you're a mile out in the ocean, Okay, It's the Sharks world. I get that there's always been sharks around. But when you're like, a few yards or a few feet, and you've got some little kid there with her family for the summer, and the little kid is waiting in the water somewhere off a Cape Cod No, that's human turf. It's not acceptable that these these dangerous animals are as close to the shores as they are. So that's my thing, and I get into it. Not today. Probably, but you may find somebody doesn't like my point of view on this. I respect that. There are animal rights activists out there and you care about animals. But for the love of me, I don't know why wasn't it Donald Trump that said he didn't like sharks and some New story above. The many new stories about the ex president was something in there about Donald Shark. Donald Shark. Donald Trump had said he didn't like sharks, sharks are not nice animals. Um There's a reason God made us in neatly afraid of being in the water with any shark because you should be They are. They are wonderful hunters, but they're really, really dangerous. So that's my shark story. It At the moment isn't being resolved with the state of Massachusetts does is they have a marine biologist? This guy's a piece of work. What he's doing is he's invented a shark activity and app and he tags the great white sharks. He's been doing it for a few years now, Doctor schoolboys his name. And the state of Massachusetts listens to everything this doctor school, mole says. Talk. Talk about opportunists of opportunists and Tags, the sharks and it's great. So long as you know, you've got a tag shark if you have a shark that hasn't been tagged shark activity thing. You know, Think about it from Uncle. How's it gonna work them? It's not All right. That's my sharks Feel a pact is Maris in for Jim, This is the gym, Polledo.

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Apple Working On Combined TV Box, Speaker to Revive Home Efforts

Tony and Dwight

00:19 sec | 1 year ago

Apple Working On Combined TV Box, Speaker to Revive Home Efforts

"All that. The company is said to be working on a product that would combine an apple TV set top box with a home pod speaker and include a camera for videoconferencing through connected TV and other smart home functions. Development, though still in the early phases. Harley Davidson has nominated Ford CEO Jim Farley to join its

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"harley davidson" Discussed on Committed: The Entrepreneur Marriage

Committed: The Entrepreneur Marriage

06:57 min | 1 year ago

"harley davidson" Discussed on Committed: The Entrepreneur Marriage

"Was really fun chapter watching katie in that season of life. And i would go back to the harley dealership until by sales guys if y'all hustle. Hard by wife. As you would be selling more motorcyclists nouri because she went through my entire in contact with an. I want to know every. Cpa attorney this. One that you've ever worked with. Mike and not just me like she did that with every one of our contacts and and you know created this in a very short period of time this incredible hannah referral network and it was. It was so find the seahawks because she was in his own she was. She loves fashion. She loves making people happy and feel confident and and she loves dilling independent and that job kennedy took all of those elements and put them under one umbrella and she did so so great with it was really really fun to be able to sit on the sidelines and watch her run with that. Yeah and at that point. Trevor were you the gm. In new broncos. I will say yeah. I was general manager and vp for the got soccer family and in two thousand eight. We sold one of the or two before. Locations that alamo city harley-davidson main source t. Shirt store down on the san antonio river walk and when oh eight happened. I never sold a motorcycle. When i got involved with those guys in november two thousand and one israeli business development which which i love putting together business plans casting the vision getting people's by trading or charged like thrive in that visionary role. But i'm and i tell my staff is. I'm not a good general manager but no eight when the class happened. Remember you know the family came to me and said you need to go. Fire the gm and green and green harley-davidson a new braunfels texas. And if you still want to have a job you're you can be the new gm but that's the only way we can still have a job for you. I've i've never even sold a motorcycle. Like what am i gonna do and so it was a really intimidating a transition for me but it's one that i'm so grateful for because in. Oa when i moved into that role and then within about a year or two hours overseeing both the newborn foals in the dealership which still him in at that time by two thousand nine hundred thousand and ten forty plus million dollars top line revenue. You know we had close to a hundred employees forty to fifty per store and So it was a big job and one store is a big job. Haven't you stores and our part. It was challenging to save raced. Yeah yeah and for you part of say twelve at that. Let me ask it a different way. At what point did you join c. Twelve you and mark met through see twelve quite a few years ago so things around two thousand twelve or thirteen hours going to a pretty radical transformation in my life and we could go down an entire rabbit hole about that. But i had. I decided our daughter was two years old and our son was newborn. And i decided you know that i was powerless over alcohol. You know i. It was such a miracle that i'd never got in trouble no. Dwi's never got in trouble with the law but my my health and relationships were both collapsing. And i had really struggled with alcohol and and tried quitting on my own and never just get to three months under my belt and then something would happen and so anyway as this really incredible crossroads where i had fallen on my knees and the shower on monday morning and just started crying and to set guy. I can't do this anymore. I don't know how to fix this. I'm so tired of fighting this. We cleese take this from me. And and a few hours later attended an observable. It's humbling and at the time. It felt pretty humiliating experiences. But i went into my first. Aa meeting and being in small town new braunfels. Thank you know. Of course you know half the room in there but it was during that time where i just said god. I need help like take that at our church. I attended by. I actually treat was as peter. Peter and paul i bet bikeshare who was leading the c twelve group back joins e tall group and then was immediately surrounded by this this bond of brothers of christian odors. And why i paul meeting as guy barney. Randall's said you need to quit. Your job might what you say seriously. You need to quit. You can go to tell them you're quitting today. And how are these people. Like what is he think. Why does he think he has the right to tell me to quit my job and know run into this natural defensive posture outta love. That the way they were talking to be in so long senior question but yeah it was about two thousand two thousand thirteen when when we really started to get involved in see twelve and look at our business from her perspective that these are god's businesses and we're just lucky enough to be a steward purpose is to share his love and just love on you team love on your house. Demerged roddick good profitable business. And and so. That's that's what we did so back up just a little bit has now. I'm curious guy. Said you should quit. Your job was saying that talking about at the harley davidson yet right. That was working out of respect for that situation. It was just heap short answers. He wasn't happy he knew. I kind of reached a point where there's a saying unequally yoked and And we were definitely. At that time i had become a partner. The businesses in two thousand thirteen. I actually became a minority equity partner both dealerships and and i think it's fair there. There's no right wrong or you know judgment. But we we were just very clear on yoga's as partners and okay and so they just so different values in the company versus your own values. Okay that makes sense. I respect that we may not need to go any naper. I am so fascinated by this whole harley because listeners you cannot see trevor katie but they are the most all american looking company. I don't know if either of you have chat twos but they're not business not.

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"harley davidson" Discussed on Committed: The Entrepreneur Marriage

Committed: The Entrepreneur Marriage

08:08 min | 1 year ago

"harley davidson" Discussed on Committed: The Entrepreneur Marriage

"But it was really when we were in vegas. I like just the fact that she agreed to come up. There was a big deal. And i just i could not take my eyes off of her. And there's a lot of distractions. Vegas and i just knew like made them like you. Don't like don't screw this up. this loves you. She's so incredible and that chapman vegas. That was where. I made up my mind that i'm gonna marry her one day and so awesome. Thank you for sharing that so in the beginning. Trevor you said you were already working with harley davidson in san antonio is that where your career started. You know back in. When i was in college. The family that owned the harley davidson franchise at san antonio The sun we were best friends and has fathered opened a bar on the river walk called houston st l. house and the summer between my freshman and sophomore year at tcu. I came back home to do summer school and my buddies like hey we need some help like barbeques and stuff like that. If you wanna summer job. So i was a little league. Eighteen nineteen years old mop the floors clean and rushton's why should glasses at dishes. And that was. When i first started working for that fan read while you're in college the sounded i started a couple of motor sports. Marketing companies together before versus llc reformed was with him and got out of college about. I do the real world thing and did software development consulting for a couple years and how to allow these successful career right out of college with that but in two thousand two on when the dot com bubble burst decided to take a chance and a mood from dallas texas. Where i was living back to san antonio it was really just two points me a temporary thing. Well as we can again for another real job as helping that family out again but in two thousand two harley davidson was just booming in two thousand. Three hundred anniversary of the brand. They can do no wrong. I mean the demand was way up. Pacey with supply and so it is really need. Gotta grow with that company. When i started in november of actually november two thousand one when i started with that family and we We grew from twelve million dollar company to over sixty million dollar company from two thousand one to two thousand and seven so you know being in my twenties and being kind of helping lead this incredible growth in from one location to location and from twenty something employs over one hundred employees which is an incredible experience. But yet this november will be twenty years. That i've worked with the harley davidson brandon and harley davidson dealer network. Wow i didn't realize it been long and so for you. Katie you graduated college. And where did. Your career began the day after i graduated college. I started working In the broadcasting department for the san antonio spurs. So i got a really know exactly. Yes goes i go Feel really blessed for the opportunity to work with the spurs organization. A right out of college So i worked in broadcasting. I was like a sales assistant. Basically and i help associate. I guess is the word. They use but You got to help our sales managers in selling corporate sponsorships so like anytime you go like to a basketball game all the in arena scientists and all the tv radio spots during the game. That's what we sold that we did. And it was an amazing experience for me to work in that organization because one is just cool. I mean there's a lot of perks that come with getting richer the spurs but more than that. I had some amazing bosses Some leaders that really really cared about their their people and they and the things that my vp told me. One time i went to interview for another position within the company. This is like a year or so later. I knew that. I may be not wasn't quite ready for it but i wanted to go for it anyway. And he interviewed me and and he went through the whole process and at the end. He said he no katie. Said i really value you. And i value your work here said it but i don't want to set you up to see you fail. And so she was able to let me down in a way that lifted me up at the same time which is something. I've carried with me throughout the rest of my career And that's just one small snippet of of what it was like to work for that organization. They were really nurturing and know really. A lot of the leadership values. That trevor. And i used today within our businesses have come from the model of of my time at the spurs and how how they approach leadership. So i this. Working for the spurs was by far my biggest learning experience in the workforce. And then i'd have small stint working at this at the skater store in new braunfels I don't think it was even a full year. And then we got pregnant with our daughter and i I stayed home from the non so for about seven years. I stayed home and then when we moved here. The ringo chevron partnered up and now i worked a harley davidson okay so trevor you said you had started in l. and your friends started. Llc kind of entrepreneurial thing did you consider yourself an entrepreneur at that point even label. It that while. I mean i didn't i didn't have a label for back. Then but you know. I mean from being in six grade in middle school and getting busted for hustling sentiment toothpicks. That would make at home. Five cents per acre five for twenty five cents and you know and one thing. I'm really grateful for his parents always made me work. I mean. I remember in the summers when i was fifteen. Sixteen seventeen. eighteen working at rockin are river rides. You'll being resentful like all my friends out there having fun and i'm hearing parking cars and Tubes but in axel's dumber. Yeah you know it helped. It helped me appreciate what would would it takes to make What good work ethic is. But i always you know i was always looking for that little side hustle and ways to and it wasn't really about the money it's just. I always have fun. Putting deals together and you know do an entrepreneurial activities before i even knew what that really was. What a that. That's what i was doing And we had dinner. It has been several years ago and so a lot of the story. I'm forgetting but i do remember katie. That you at that time you had a business. Was it men's clothing. Oh yes yes i After being stay at home mom for a few years. I was starting to get the edge to france purpose outside of the home. You know. I know a lot of bums out there. Feel that way. And i've been through the same thing And my My best friend. Rachel had just joined this. Menswear company called j. hilburn. I'm based out of dallas right. Yes in that sells custom men's clothing. And i saw she came over to the house and measured trevor for some custom clothes and i just thought it was the neatest thing to see an. I love fashion. i was like rachel can do this to. Let's do it together. So i started my j. hilburn business. So yes i am. Basically would go meet clients in their home or office than we would take their measurements in. Have these big swatch. Books and gentleman kick out. You know design their own word joe. Basically tailored to fit them and it was really. It.

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"harley davidson" Discussed on Committed: The Entrepreneur Marriage

Committed: The Entrepreneur Marriage

09:03 min | 1 year ago

"harley davidson" Discussed on Committed: The Entrepreneur Marriage

"So i'm joined today by trevor and katie bird. Welcome you guys. Thank you kathy. How are you doing great. Good good good. Well give us. We're going to get a little bit of get to know you time so. Tell us where you guys live. Currently we currently live in durango colorado. We're in the same state. And we both came from new broncos. So there you go How long have you guys been married. We've been married for twelve blissful years old perfect november. We celebrate our twelve year wedding anniversary. You knows a very very neat very magical anniversary that we're going to celebrate so yeah twelve years cool. What did y'all do to celebrate. We went we were able to have. Trevor's dad came up to help us with the kids and trevor and i went to the broadmoor hotel resort up in colorado springs and it was just so beautiful In just so romantic and was a great weekend getaway hiking all sorts of great activities also food and just really neat place about a doubt. Yeah we went there for non of our share a couple years ago in january so it was off season. The rates were much slower but half the hotel was also close they were doing some renovation but it is the most amazing historical you know and the arch. That's their own. Oh yes yes pacing the building and the history and all the things that that make up the broadmoor just interesting and beautiful and yes. We had a really great time. Yeah did y'all go to the zoo. Did not go to the zoo Pretty cold and i don't even know if they were open they still had some things closed because of the staff shells so at that everything was wistfully open but i song tainted be awesome to take all of our team to the broadmoor. That level of personal is customer service. Where they just make you feel like the most important person on that entire piece of property in that whole experience it was great definitely something we would love to share with our whole team like. Take everybody up there. Let them experience that for a couple of days hennessy. What was yeah. They really are. They are one of the top. I have a brother-in-law that's in the hotel industry for his whole career. And that is that is their benchmark. You know how fun it was. Great and you guys. You guys have a couple of kids. But i've lost track of how old they are. Yes we have two children. I'm our oldest is milly milly grace. She is ten in our son. Reese is eight a very good. And so what are your current job descriptions. Well so about three and a half years ago. We purchased the wrangle harley davidson dealership. Here during the colorado and our current job descriptions katie is our oversees our marketing and our retail side of all the different merchandise and stuff that we sell on the retail side of the shop. And then i'm the acting general manager for the dealership so the motorcycle cells eboni counting service and parts kind of falls under under my umbrella marketing. Pr and merchandise. That katy helps lead. And the recy- okay great. We're gonna get into much more of this story in a minute but awesome thank you. I wanna do a couple of fun. Get to know you exercises. If your marriage was a team sport what would it be Well i would think. Maybe i'd have to say baseball church. Dicate i think and they came based on. You don't have to have the same. Why i think if the game of baseball you know we've been doing a few curve balls in life no doubt and you know we've we've hit some things way out in the left field you know you just don't know what's up. Yeah also to do all of that. You know we still finished the game and still still work together as a team. So i'd say i'd which is my favorite sport anyway so it works out very good. What is the others superpower. What do you think. Trevor love for. Christ is is really her superpower. Her desired always be going in our faith to be sharing her face with other people. You know when when her. I've met that was a big part of my life that didn't really exist and do our journey and i know we're getting into this later but katie was a big part of as an adult bringing christ back in our life and Then together we've made sure that he say the center of our our family and our marriage but You know her her love. Maybe a more broad just general katie is as she's got an incredible way of loving people and And her love for christ is really the super power. That stands out to be very nicely. I change my now. Let's see trevor's superpower to me. I really think it's his ability to connect with people he Being in business with him and even before we were together. i've always admired. How he can just walk to a stranger and strike up a conversation and connection to anyone just by means of small talk and just starting conversations. And i think that's why he's done so well in business is because he's he's got a great ability to to listen and also be heard but really connect with others. And it's it's i would learn so much from him because that's not an easy thing for me to do it all and so he's a yeah i think for him and his not only career but just in his everyday life you know. He's able to really connect with people and just find a way to see what the other needs wants to kind of connecting go from there. So i admire that about him a lot. So would you say yeller. Moore's similar or opposites. i think we're alex is wouldn't you agree. Yeah we're definitely different crystal without be. That'll be fun to unpack because that keeps it exciting. Right shan always something to learn. Okay i have a series of rapid fire questions in katie. I pulled this from your facebook. Something you had reposted. Yeah uh-huh okay so this has to do with your relationship. Who was interested. I think maybe me she. She took the initiative to kind of like really spark up the conversation. But i still. I still remember the very first time i ever saw her. Get out of that red mustang in the park motor city harley. David said you know. And i was. I was in the season of life for a really gotten of a a really bad engagement and was not looking for for anything but you know. Katie definitely caught my eye and i said wow. There's something something special about that girl but so chaotic may think the attraction was there for both of us by. I initiated initiated. It you go girl. Who's who's the most sensitive trevor. Sure i'll took terror mccain has the worst temper maybe me. We both kind of temper. My red line is way out there. Like i got a lot more views as longer than mine so i snapped before he was Cracks the temporary. You know it's bad. But katie made me on shorter time level unless patients.

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Harley-Davidson Tries to Find Its Way--Again

Business Wars Daily

03:27 min | 1 year ago

Harley-Davidson Tries to Find Its Way--Again

"Years the harley davidson motorcycle brand has been well a little lost. Its us motorcycle. Sales have dropped about forty percent since their peak a decade ago and while the strategy in recent years was to try to appeal to a broader base of writers the company's attempts at turning things around including the recent rewire initiative and the newer. One called hard wire seem more focused on getting leaner and doubling down on the company's core customer base a few years ago harley davidson began its quest to woo younger customers. It's boomer customer. Base was aging. And let's face it. It's tougher to write a hog with a bum knee in back but younger customers aren't choosing motorcycles for their cool factor. A cnbc report says instead. They want ease of transportation so they look for more practical brands like honda. Even harleys bowl plans to get two million more riders. Taking to the road didn't seem to be working. They opened riding schools and launch the electric livewire motorcycle. You may remember telling you about that. One with its thirty thousand dollars starting cost well. None of that work then. Of course the pandemic hit last year. The company closed plants in march. It restarted manufacturing in. May but the company cut shipment to dealers by seventy percent through the end of the year according to business insider and what about customers renewed interest in outdoor recreation which spurred sales of big ticket items like boats and swimming pools last summer. Well it helped. But it didn't lift harley sales enough to overcome its losses in october new. Ceo yuck insights took out the scissors and began making cuts international production gone. So we're about a third of the models in the company's product lineup he encouraged dealerships to close and he trimmed the workforce to including product teams developing new motorcycle models. The wall street journal reports the orange and black brand is veering out of many international markets and focusing on roughly forty target areas in north america. Europe and asia. It also spun off its electric bicycle. Operations and entered into a distribution agreement with indian motorcycle. Company hero harley will be shipping fewer bikes to dealerships making supply limited that may be part of the strategy to especially as the weather gets warmer in motorcycle. Buying season begins. But we'll targeting smaller core base of customers who love big heavy hogs work in a world that increasingly wants sustainable economical and even sharable electric vehicles harley. Davidsons team may but investors don't seem sure stock prices dropped after the company's new five year strategic plan was unveiled revenue and profit targets were smaller than many expected bloomberg reports. And well. there just wasn't a lot of substance there as one analyst put. A lot of this is what we're going to do but not how we're going to do it. Plus electric motorcycles have momentum. Right now. The us jessica tended tax credits for electric motorcycles. Through the end of this year and last week. Electric motorcycle manufacturer. Zero motorcycles announced a partnership with motorcycle rental in tour company eagle writer. The deal may zero motorcycles. Part of eagle riders premium brand lineup with full-size electric motorcycles available for rent in five locations immediately. Even the name of harleys turnaround plan. Hard wire seems a little old school a wireless era but then again that may be the point harley as focused on its traditional audience will soon see whether the plan pays off where they've gotten their wires crossed

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Did America's CEOs Know About Covid Before It Hit?

AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch

02:25 min | 1 year ago

Did America's CEOs Know About Covid Before It Hit?

"One of my listeners and patrons asked me a question about what I thought about Jeff Bezos stepping down from Amazon. I don't really know. I don't know, but it does follow with all the resignations of major brands that we've seen in the last year and a half. I know that last summer there had been like 1300 CEOs from massive corporations throughout the world that stepped down from their position in the preceding 12 months. In January alone, there were 200 chief executives vacated their comfortable positions. And they cashed in, obviously, like they all do, but they left. And these local businesses either. This is Nokia, Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, L Brands, LinkedIn, match, Hulu, Tinder, groupon, Disney, Harley-Davidson, Mastercard, Nike, eBay, you get the picture. The list goes on and on. Why are they doing this? It's not that uncommon to see top level dudes step down when there's a recession. That happens, but shit got crazy in 2019. A lot of these companies saw like insane stock market highs. The economy was booming. I mean, Corona was just a beer. It had nothing to do with the virus at that point. But this type of mass exodus that didn't happen even in 2008 when the whole fucking bottom fell out. What the financial crisis and then the subsequent recession didn't happen then. So it doesn't make a ton of sense for a guy like me to put two and two. I don't really understand why it's all happening. Because most of these high powered dudes left before coronavirus went all across America. Last march. Some of the theories that are making the rounds, you know, like Jeff Bezos, if he didn't leave when his dick pic was circulating, I don't know why he thinks this is a better time. I don't know anyone cares. These guys have enough money for ten fucking lifetimes. They don't care about us. Don't care about them. But the first and most obvious possible reason is that some people think these executives might have been tipped off by friends in big Chinese business that a virus was about to hit U.S. soil, a very debilitating pandemic. And it was going to hit America hard. Some people think that news was spread out among big, big bosses.

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How to Invest: Meaning and the 3 Circles

Optimal Finance Daily

04:05 min | 2 years ago

How to Invest: Meaning and the 3 Circles

"How to invest meaning and the three circles by Phil town of rule one investing dot com. Investing for beginners. Circle of competence. The most important thing. I can tell you about becoming a great investor is to focus on your circle of competence. What that means is that area of the world that you live in that, you actually know quite a lot about for most beginning investors. We sort of think we don't know anything about anything I know I certainly felt like that when I started off. But in fact, my teacher told me to start by looking for meaning in each investment. Invest in a business that means something to you. Try to buy businesses that really mean something to you to start with, I have to find out more about me. What actually means something to me what do I actually know something about To figure it out I, want to look at the three circles exercise. Choose Industries you're interested in. What we're doing is loading in industries where we already have a lot of knowledge I'm pretty good at computer software and services as well as Internet hardware, real estate, stuff, clothing, personal items, automotive, and getting those off of this list. If I see things that I made really already know quite a lot about like, let's say leisure and media recreation entertainment hobbies. I just read the description and you can see some of the stocks are in. That category, for example, storm and Ruger and company they make guns and I like guns. So I'm adding Leisure and media to my list. Now, we'll see that leisure and media is on my list and I'm on to the next part of the three circles, which is talent circle to add to that. So you go through each of these circles and simply save and continue by putting on items that you know you already know a lot about. How to choose a business? That is right for you? The first one is passions. The second one is talent. What are you really talented at? What do you know a lot about what can you be world class at and the third one is where you spend your money. So you start to look for things that are in all three of these save them and the program will go out and find industries that matched the talent passions and money circles that you already put up. Now you can see this has come up with a pretty darn good list so it started. OFF THAT I wasn't sure I'd have any companies I might know anything about and it turns out. There are many many companies that I know a lot about for example, let's go over and look at recreational vehicles that sounds like something I might know a bit about what I get is a list of all the companies that are in the recreational vehicle industry group. You can see it's got Harley Davidson and they make motorcycles polaris makes no machines and four wheelers Arctic cat make snow machines winnebago makes those big Winnebago's right. I already know something about these companies. These are companies that I have some connection with in my life. Why we care about understanding a business. So. Why do we care about understanding the business? Well, in one if we buy one share of a company, it's as if we bought the entire company when I buy one share of something I, feel like I own the entire business. Investing, tip the my rule. One Way to think about this is that imagine that my uncle gave me a billion dollars to go out and buy a company with. But the rules were that only get to by one company and that company would be the only way I, make money the whole rest of my life, and if that company went under I would have to live on welfare. So I by every company that I look at it as if it's the only company, my uncle will let me by this is a great rule. You should think about it, I, call it my uncle rule. Investing tip the ten ten rule. I also have what's called a ten ten rule. It says, I'm not going to own a company for ten minutes unless I'm willing to own it for ten years. So if I'm going to buy a company and be willing to own it for ten years, he'd better be something I like and matches my value systems I'm passionate about it I. Love It. I'm talented at it and I spend my money in it. Conclusion. Those are the things that make me connect to my investments and the more I connect with my investments the more I own it as if I owned the whole business, the more I understand the meaning of the business, the better investor I'm going to be.

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Jochen Zeitz on the Power of Fashion to Drive Sustainable Change

The Business of Fashion Podcast

09:40 min | 2 years ago

Jochen Zeitz on the Power of Fashion to Drive Sustainable Change

"Good afternoon you can. How are you today? I'm very good high Iran from America. You're in new. Mexico is that right. Yes shattering at home because our officers are still closed until later this month. Okay and tell us a little bit about where you're at in New Mexico. You have a home there. I know but you. You spend your time in quite a few different places. So why did you choose New Mexico as a place to sit this quarantine out because Just being appointed to the position of senior and president of Davidson then the company's movable key and to and I'm only one time zone away from Milwaukee so I'm headed. Us publicly listed company now. And and hence. Why I'm a US together with God it well that I guess. Pratt for practical reasons that makes perfect sense though. I hear that New Mexico's also very beautiful and I can imagine that doesn't hurt. It certainly doesn't enter this still lots of opportunity to ride a motorbike as well. You know. Yuck and before we get to the topic at hand I think you know that This week on the business of fashion. We've really been focusing all of our content and discussions around building a responsible business so it strikes me as very interesting that you've taken this new role as the president and CEO Partly Davidson because apart from the fashion industry and maybe the Energy Industry the transport industry is one of the most damaging industries in the world when it comes to our planet and so I know you have this incredibly long and sustained career in focusing your professional time and energy on building more responsible sustainable businesses. So you can you tell us a little bit about you know why this opportunity at Harley Davidson was so appealing to you. Well first of all because I believe that sector leaders and iconic brands have a tremendous opportunity to contribute to a change in consumer behavior. As a whole and I've done that in my boss lie that coma as both carrying also helping them said business. The Independent initiatives at the time being called. Ppo hold now carrying. And I just believe that sector is an iconic brands have that opportunity and we should use it as a as a way not just to be more responsible but the actually looking at it as an opportunity for jobs in the market. You're seen as a kind of turnaround specialist. You know. You've gone in from a very young age at Puma. I think you were the youngest. Ceo in Germany of a public company. At that time. And you took Puma and really help to not just turn it around from a business standpoint but also really inject some of these principles That we've been focusing on this week at B. O. F. into that business so I guess you know in the first instance someone who's operated in this space for a very long time. I mean how is it that you defined what a responsible business means now but a sustainable socially responsible business means how do you articulate that to people in your teams or elsewhere when you're trying to kind of gain further? Bienne that this is the way you more businesses need to be thinking your lipid limit. Stop with the first part of your statement rather than Christian and calling me a turnaround specialist. I would look at myself as as a change. Agent more than a turnaround specialists and the foster. The world changes the boy. I need to be a change agent and an still change it. What you do in Your Business and I guess ozone our private life if you look at how the world has changed especially in the last few months so I don't look at myself of turnaround specialist but somebody that's challenge the status quo and to come back to your question is when you when you look at the State of planet. Today we recognize that we are taking more resources away from old planet leaving if irreparable damage that means we have to change and hence we cannot just look at shareholder. The value growing a business any longer but we have to look at it responsibly. But at the same time also as an opportunity and how we can actually do better as a business but doing so by keeping our stakeholders robin just showers minded. Our Planet is key stakeholder because without our planet we won't be able to function so that's clear and then the corona virus crisis hit in the last few months and businesses throughout various sectors. Have been hit hard including Harley Davidson the industry that we work in the fashion industry. I mean how. How do you see this kind of responsible? Business thinking in light of the crisis that we're now all experiencing both from kind of public health and an economic standpoint. I'd say even going into the crisis you start to see change. In a lot of companies more and more companies that may be compared to five years ago where it was handful of select leaders and companies that we're promoting a more responsible way of doing business And I think this is only going to accelerate. I think investors are asking the question that was one of the missing links in the past that quite often investors. We're not really looking. Yes G. or sustainability as a as a an important Harrasment based on which one should just judge investment. That has been happening. I actually see this accelerating post-crisis that you can make the business case for a planet And you can say what we experiencing now with. The virus is just a false way of experiencing climate change that will happen over decades but the resolves is creeping change or planet which will have negative impacts on how live operate and work hence something. We need to get our hands around on. This virus is is a testament for a needed cross change in order to deal with a much bigger crisis that the would it be affecting our lives wrong world in twenty thirty years to call. So we've been talking this week as I mentioned about. You know the idea that. The fashion industry needs to clean up. Its Act and you have the very unusual position now of WHO's operated right at the very heart of the fashion industry as you mentioned both at home on caring and I know you stepped out of the industry some time ago but I'm sure as an observer and you know someone who was kind of closely embedded in this industry previously. You've been watching and I'm curious to understand your like. How do you see the fashion industry now? In light of this need for the industry to clean up its act and you know some of these things that you were talking about for years. These principles around sustainability and creating a business that simply extract resources from the planet and exploit people businesses that really found a way of operating while respecting these different stakeholders. I mean as a as a as a former insider now an outsider. What are your thoughts now on the fashion industry on this journey of of of kind of shaking things up when I look at every crisis in opportunity. It's an opportunity to really look at your own south. It's an opportunity to look at Your Business and how you operate and say what can we the essentially change to adjust our says to the new noma coming out of this crisis. I would say it's it's a given that they will be do a which is affecting our lives which is effective way effecting the way we we by the way we triple. A. And our consciousness about critically shes of our world advising domestically I think that's if businesses don't ask themselves that question you know you would be history of rather than the future attempts to fashion industry. I always believe that you need to embed sustainability into the DNA of Your Business and of your brand. You don't want to be the one shouting. We are sustainable. Be less understandable and others Jimmy. It's a definition of quality and a new way of looking at what is quantity in the future versus what was deemed the poss. When our Resources Ltd I would just simply say as quantities. Such an important driver luxury and desirability. If you're not sustainable. You don't actually operates with quality products that that's the new definition for me. That embed sustainability in every decision. You make us a business as a business leader as design as a manufacturer and and we need to look at this very seriously at and not just a setup sustainability departments that only scratched the surface but actually embed the word sustainability into our day to day operation.

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How Building Community Can Supercharge Your Business

The Small Business Radio Show

10:44 min | 3 years ago

How Building Community Can Supercharge Your Business

"Well communities can be very powerful force in helping to grow your company but how do you harness them here to show us how Jono Bacon again. Who's the leading community? Imagine Strategic Consoling Speaker and author of a book called people powered how communities can supercharge your business brands and teams his previously wrote the best selling book the art of Community Jones the founder of the primary annual conference for community leaders and managers call the Community Leadership Summit Jona welcome to the show. Thank you various great to be here. So let's first define our terms when you're talking about community do you mean in real real life ones or virtual ones are both I think it's both The way I look at it in this essentially three models but communities a-this that we can think of the first is what I refer to consumer to be the people who get together because they shared interests such as Star Trek fans. Who took him by the show live along with the And then the second type is what I call champion. Which is why people go the extra mile? They wanted to write articles produced videos. They want what to do advocacy setup events But then the third type is what I call collaborative which is why people come together to build something and that could be either collaborating Britain around South West which is where the open source revolution. That's happened or it could be for example building applications that sit and in stores or some things so I it seems that people or more physically Iceland ever are these kinds of communities actually helping to bring people together. Absolutely I mean. I think what's really interesting. Is that historically people have been forming into communities for a number of years. I mean people get together and trolls and have book clubs and things like that but each each session each meeting that they would have nothing would happen in between and you know you just show up each week and what's happening. What's happened in the in the last five? To ten years with advent you know in the growth of technology is that now. We're able to fuse together. Physical and online worlds much more effectively than APP. So for example you can have physical meeting take get together and they they do talk and they network and they have mixes but then you can keep people connected through online forums and incentives and social media pieces like that so so. I'm finding that what's happening is. We're seeing this especially in business. The value of having an interactive relationship with your audience is more important uncalled than ever. I mean just today as we record this. Google is fish Two billion dollars and I think one of the main reasons for that is that it is not just. The manufacturer factual watches of exercise equipment. They built a huge community of people get together and exercise each each other. Make sure the backup so I think it's lowering the various people spend more time with each other another example as Peleton right. People are getting together at home but they're getting together together with their community to exercise. This is so when you talk about these. Three communities interest or become a champion around software is any one type of community stronger than the other. I don't think one's necessarily stronger but I think we've seen More examples and and the road is being traveled. mullets some of these teams for example with collaborative is what people get together to build. Something I mean one of the best examples that is open source. I mean we've seen is one such example Cuba nephews which is formed that runs. The cloud has brought together over two thousand software developers from over fifty competing companies to to build a platform that's completely open-source completely. Three towers how you know the way the world works in terms of the cloud. So that said there's a lot a lot of there's a lot of expertise that we also see on on the on the On the kind of the the consumer side we've seen so many people have been getting together into into the groups into events forums where they have a common interest where it's a little less proven is this fusion of Of of the insieme Marcus View from simple people being used products and how they blend together the coast and and the collaborative elements it'd be an online at the same time and and and this is where she were a really good example. They've built an enormous community of writers Online he will get together arriving together. The doing you know power trading and things like that but now they're swimming more and more into in person events as well and that is where. I think. We're seeing the evolution of community really starting to to grow is that you're saying is that people actually start as a community virtually and then they get to know each other than they wanna meet in person in many cases that's the case that the thing with virtual little courses that there's a very low bar entry you know all you really need is your cell phone and you can get connected whereas if you want to go and meet somebody in person then you gotta take time off my after go babysit. Say you've got trouble somewhere. So everybody liked with anything window shelters I and it's the same thing with communities you Kinda poke had through the door and you see what's going on and it becomes more and more compelling what happens is you didn't you didn't stop to To want to invest more movie a time enough into typically when people the events and then when people understand especially all the small business owners listening that creating a community attach. Your Business is so important because said time and time time again people no longer want to buy your stuff that WanNa just buy your product. Shove your services they really want to have an experience and if they have a community to support that experience Jono it really can get them to talk about Your Business and can really propel it where you never thought possible. Absolutely I mean the thing is I think it's easy easy to forget when we you know when you take away the screen. The computers the podcast everything. We are fundamentally animals and automobiles one of the key key things that we hunt for and we searched for is a sense of belonging is when you feel pop something. When you feel valued by a social grouping it's one of the reasons why people are you know Family oriented example. What happens when you build a community wrapped around your business? You have a relationship with your customers to write a product to them and you know. Hopefully you'll get a referral out of them and maybe some good reviews what happens. Is they feel author relationship with your organization and they and you get this amplifier effect. Where they need other customers by the consumers and it builds a sense of belonging and it's one of the reasons why salesforce Oracle sap built communities over a million uses and harley-davidson has got seven hundred rights local chapters all over the world because people are upset and it builds customer attention for years? So it's a very. It's a very powerful tool so joan. Of course the sixty four million dollar question we always want these vibrant active communities associated with business. How do you get started building a successful community so This is one of the reasons why I wrote my new book. People Pal it is is sadly I believe. There is no silver bullet for this. But what I've learned over the cost of my twenty one year career is that there are a set of consistent pieces that you should put in place so in a nutshell. The first thing we have to do. Is You have to decide which of those three and the committee models most aligned to those and sometimes it will be a combination of a couple of and the first thing we should do identify the value value. Like what is the value went to bring to the community mentor. You have to stop that and the value of your business will slow wants to identify and then what we do is we we build out and said the personas. So what are the types of community activity you WANNA say. They want people to write software. You won't be able to organize it. Do you want people to write documentation or obstacles we we we carve out this own as much as a sense of what are the things incentivize those people and how do we find them. So for example the wing which incentive device software engineer is very different to the way in which you would incentivize a designer for example to participate in your community. What what does it gives us kind of a blueprint reprint of the end game? And then we break that down into into a set of annual objectives were willing to stop focusing on how we accomplish those different paces and the the ingredients that sit in those objectives we'll be a multitude of different things for example content is a great way bringing people in social media the right way of bringing people in the one of the things we need to figure out is how people communicate with each other communities apple have like a clubhouse it could come and communication platform the key thing here is stop small and it's right. There are many clients that I've worked with over the years. Where they you know they bring me in? Because they kicked off this huge community initiative and they haven't got the traction Russian they wanted and in many cases. It's because it was overcomplicate. You need to do is the key trick is is start small focus the right kind of persona. They're so because in the right value and then tracked the right kind of metrics. It's a right over and over again because when you are able to read the data and how it impacts impacts your committee strategy you can then choose it very specific to what your business once. And that's kind of what I walked in and people powered so Jonah what are the pitfalls pitfalls though a bringing actually people into your work right so your clients. People are watching everything you're doing and they're able to comment on it. Yeah Yeah I mean You know everything is a is a is a bunch of roses I think one of the pitfalls is it can open up some of the vulnerabilities of your business. You know if you think about how most businesses operate you have a hierarchy and instead of decision making and you'll customers and you'll uses they're they're placed in a very specific way in your world. You meant for example you you reach out to them. Through newsletters new provide product to them the way they contact. Talk to you through your customer support lines for example when you have a community for it to really succeed. What you need to do is to build an interactive relationship with them and what that means is you need to train your team members in how to engage with them and how to solicit feedback from them and it requires is giving a little bit not so much control but records giving some oxygen to your customers and they didn't have before and that can be assessing for a lot of businesses and it requires? It's very castle amount of training because you can probably imagine. Communities request functional. It requires marketing team product. Team your engineering team to be involved to deliver the different pieces of the puzzle And

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How Building Community Can Supercharge Your Business

The Small Business Radio Show

10:44 min | 3 years ago

How Building Community Can Supercharge Your Business

"Well communities can be very powerful force in helping to grow your company but how do you harness them here to show us how Jono Bacon again. Who's the leading community? Imagine Strategic Consoling Speaker and author of a book called people powered how communities can supercharge your business brands and teams his previously wrote the best selling book the art of Community Jones the founder of the primary annual conference for community leaders and managers call the Community Leadership Summit Jona welcome to the show. Thank you great to be here. So let's first define our terms when you're talking about community do you mean in real real life ones or virtual ones are both I think it's both The way I look at it in this essentially three models but communities a-this that we can think of the first is what I refer to consumer to be the people who get together because they shared interests such as Star Trek fans. Who took him by the show live along with the And then the second type is what I call champion. Which is why people go the extra mile? They wanted to write articles produced videos. They want what to do advocacy setup events But then the third type is what I call collaborative which is why people come together to build something and that could be either collaborating Britain around South West which is where the open source revolution. That's happened or it could be for example building applications that sit and in stores such as so i. It seems that people or more physically Iceland ever are these kinds of communities actually helping to bring people together. Absolutely I mean I think what's really interesting is that historically people have been forming into communities for a number of years. I mean people get together and trolls and have book clubs and things like that but each each session each meeting that they would have nothing would happen in between and you know you just show up each week and what's happening. What's happened in the in the last five? To ten years with advent you know in the course if technology is that now we're able to fuse together. Physical and online worlds much more effectively than APP so for example you can have physical meeting. Take get together and they they do talk and they network and they have mixes but then you can keep people connected through online forums and incentives and social media pieces like that so so. I'm finding that what's happening is. We're seeing this especially in business. The value of having an interactive relationship with your audience is more important uncalled than ever. I mean just today as we record this. Google is fish Two billion dollars and I think one of the main reasons for that is that it is not just a manufacturer factual watches of exercise equipment. They built a huge community of people get together and exercise each each other. Make sure the backup so I think it's lowering the various people spend more time with each other another example as Peleton right. People are getting together at home but they're getting together together with their community to exercise. This is so when you talk about these. Three communities interest or become a champion around software is any one type of community stronger than the other. I don't think one's necessarily stronger but I think we've seen More examples and and the road is being traveled. mullets some of these teams for example with collaborative is what people get together to build. Something I mean one of the best examples that is open source. I mean we've seen is one such example Cuba nephews which is formed that runs. The cloud has brought together over two thousand software developers from over fifty competing companies to build a platform that's completely open-source completely. Three towers how you know the way the world works in terms of the cloud. So that said there's a lot a lot of there's a lot of expertise that we also see on on the on the On the kind of the the consumer side we've seen so many people have been getting together into into the groups into events forums where they have a common interest where it's a little less proven is this fusion of Of of the insieme Marcus View from simple people being used products and how they blend together the coast and and the collaborative elements it'd be an online at the same time and and and this is where telethon she were a really good example. They've built an enormous community of writers Online he will get together arriving together. The doing you know power trading and things like that but now they're swimming more and more into in person events as well and that is where I think we're seeing the evolution of community really starting to to grow is that you're saying is that people actually start as a community virtually and then they get to know each other than they wanna meet in person in many cases that's the case that the thing with virtual little courses that there's a very low bar entry you know all you really need is your cell phone and you can get connected whereas if you want to go and meet somebody in person then you gotta take time off my after go babysit. Say you've got trouble somewhere. So everybody liked with anything window shelters I and it's the same thing with communities you Kinda poke had through the door and you see what's going on and it becomes more and more compelling what happens is you didn't you didn't stop to To want to invest more time and effort into typically when people the events and then when people understand especially all the small business owners listening that creating a community attach. Your Business is so important because as I said time and time time again people no longer want to buy your stuff that Wanna just buy your product shove your services they really want to have an experience and if they have a community to support that experience Jono it really can get them to talk about Your Business and can really propel it where you never thought possible. Absolutely I mean the thing is I think it's easy easy to forget when we you know when you take away the screen the computers the podcast everything. We are fundamentally animals and automobiles one of the key. The things that we hunt for and we searched for is a sense of belonging is when you feel pop something. When you feel valued by a social grouping and it's one of the reasons why people are you know Family oriented example. What happens when you build a community wrapped around your business? You have a relationship with your customers to write a product to them and you know. Hopefully you'll get a referral out of them and maybe some good reviews what happens. Is they feel author relationship with your organization and they and you get this amplifier effect. Where they need other customers by the consumers and it builds a sense of belonging and it's one of the reasons why salesforce Oracle sap built communities over a million uses and harley-davidson has got seven hundred rights local chapters all over the world because people are upset and it builds customer attention for years? So it's a very. It's a very powerful tool so joan. Of course the sixty four million dollar question we always want these vibrant active communities associated with business. How do you get started building a successful community so This is one of the reasons why I wrote my new book. People Pal it is is sadly I believe. There is no silver bullet for this. But what I've learned over the cost of my twenty one year career is that there are a set of consistent pieces that you should put in place so in a nutshell. The first thing we have to do. Is You have to decide which of those three and the committee models most aligned to those and sometimes it will be a combination of a couple of and the first thing we should do identify the value value. Like what is the value went to bring to the community mentor. You have to stop that and the value of your business will slow wants to identify and then what we do is we we build out and said the personas. So what are the types of community activity WANNA say. They want people to write software. You won't be able to organize it. Do you want people to write documentation or obstacles we we we carve out this own as much as a sense of what are the things incentivize those people and how do we find them. So for example the wing incentive device software engineer is very different to the way in which you would incentivize Design it for example to participate in your community. What what does it gives us? kind of a blueprint reprint of the end game. And then we break that down into into a set of annual objectives were willing to stop focusing on how we accomplish those different paces and the the ingredients that sit in those objectives. We'll be a multitude of different things. For example content is a great way bringing people in social media the right way of bringing people in the one of the things we need to figure out is how people communicate with each other communities apple have like a clubhouse it could come and communication platform the key thing here is stop small and it's right there are many clients that I've worked with over the years. Where they you know they bring me in? Because they kicked off this huge community initiative and they haven't got the traction Russian they wanted and in many cases. It's because it was overcomplicate. You need to do is the key trick is is stop small focus the right kind of persona. They're so because in the right kind of value and then tracked the right kind of metrics. It's right over and over again because when you are able to read the data and how it impacts impacts your committee strategy you can then choose it very specific to what your business once and. That's kind of what I walked in and people powered so Jonah what are the pitfalls pitfalls though a bringing actually people into your work right so your clients. People are watching everything you're doing and they're able to comment on it. Yeah Yeah I mean You know everything is a is a is a bunch of roses I think one of the pitfalls is it can open up some of the vulnerabilities of your business. You know if you think about how most businesses operate you have a hierarchy and instead of decision making and you'll customers and you'll uses they're they're placed in a very specific way in your world. You meant for example you you reach out to them. Through newsletters new provide product to them the way they contact. Talk to you through your customer support lines for example when you have a community for it to really succeed. What you need to do is to build an interactive relationship with them and what that means is you need to train your team members in how to engage with them and how to solicit feedback from them and it requires is giving a little bit not so much control but records giving some oxygen to your customers and they didn't have before and that can be suffering for a lot of businesses and it requires? It's very castle amount of training because you can probably imagine. Communities request functional. It requires marketing team product. Team your engineering team to be involved to deliver the different pieces of the puzzle And

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Gen Zers bring retro looks back with an app

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

02:30 min | 3 years ago

Gen Zers bring retro looks back with an app

"Yup. I said it are serving looks from the nineties. And they're finding that good vintage stuff on an APP called deep. The depot is kind of like the love child Oetzi an instagram people sell used clothes and sneakers and street wear shoppers create a profile. Answer a a brief questionnaire about their style and start following people who sell what they're looking for and as marketplace tech Alvarado reports deep rolls a whole bunch of trends is into one ninety s fashion influencers buying used up the planet and the side Hustle. Here with more high top sneakers washed-out without t shirts of old rock bands and super tiny glasses. That's what Rebecca machine a twenty six year. Old Graphic designer started selling on her new pop store last year. She's into sourcing. Distinctive looks from the eighties nineties. An even early two thousands anything. That's kind of super branded logo heavy or it just like huge brand. That kind of stuff definitely sells the best scroll through her depot collection. It's all Nike turtlenecks. Ripped and jackets or even Harley Davidson unbutton ups. And as she got more followers on pop she noticed teenagers asking for really specific items. I sell pretty much anything vintage that you can think of so whether that's denim shirts purses accessories pretty much anything that I can find that you know has some nostalgia to it. I'm definitely interested in selling for these young shoppers. Fashion Stout is staked on not so much owning the latest items. It's more about the heart to find conic old ones and that shift might help team theme or trend hopping and quickly tossing away. Habit sir. Robert's as a professor at Ucla an Internet culture expert and not only are

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Katy Perry's 'Harleys in Hawaii' attracting a younger market for Harley-Davidson

Todd and Don

02:19 min | 3 years ago

Katy Perry's 'Harleys in Hawaii' attracting a younger market for Harley-Davidson

"Start now why in the world of business and that's definitely a business related story Harley Davidson as he has done something to reach a younger generation we talked about this about a year ago Harley Davidson was having a tough time reaching a younger crowd right you know its you know me think about it got a lot of traffic in Austin it's you know for some young people they they see it as too dangerous to ride a motorcycle in the core of the city well when you're not going in every generation there is apparently not even that interested in getting on a bicycle you're learning how to ride a bike you know or go outside at all for that matter very least about buying a car or motorcycle dented scooters and bicycle shirt most case right well Harley Davidson is finally reaching the younger audience big time they got lucky though Katy Perry recorded a hit song with the name in the title Harleys in Hawaii and all rising up the charts and Harley Davidson is getting some much needed attention as a result according to The New York Times Harley Davidson did did nothing to move she just wrote a song about to get on a trip to Hawaii her fiance Orlando bloom apparently they read a Harley okay and to move around a whole life the company just provided motorcycles for the pop star's music video as well no although the artist team with brands to a picture nearly everything you know you got a lot of them out there that do that a media you know adidas in the eighties run DMC you could go on and on this man of a wide variety of many time brands being mentioned in popular culture without their input polo freaked out with trick Daddy he's a rapper from the nineties lot of people listening know who I'm talking about for consistently rapping about wearing their genes yeah and they benefited from that well Harley is well it's big benefited from this they're seeing more traffic on their websites in the C. more young people walk into the store so you know and and yeah you're right I think run DMC probably benefited more than anybody with my date or Datejust benefited from run DMC adidas video Harleys in Hawaii has has has been viewed more than thirty million time wow they couldn't get that kind of advertising the Superbowl No Way yeah the popularity amounts of the best kind of free advertising from in Florida the fame macho motorcycle makers now reaching women and younger consumers as a

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Harley-Davidson halts electric motorcycle production

Wisconsin's Afternoon News with John Mercure

00:17 sec | 3 years ago

Harley-Davidson halts electric motorcycle production

"Prison Harley Davidson is halting production and deliveries of all life where motorcycles the company's first ever electric bike you know it's been comes after discovering a glitch in the final quality checks according to the news agency Reuters the motorcycle maker discovered the condition last month Harley has not yet announced a time line when they expect production to

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Hurting Harley Broaches $1.6 Billion Turnaround Plan

Business Wars Daily

04:27 min | 3 years ago

Hurting Harley Broaches $1.6 Billion Turnaround Plan

"Uh from wondering I'm David Brown and this is business worse daily on this Thursday October third when you think of have motorcycles which brand POPs to mind it could be the one time king of the Hill Harley Davidson but that's more likely if you're obvious certain age for the past several years. Here's the muscle bound. Company has been fighting for the industry leadership at once took nearly for granted upstarts like it's revived former rival. Indian have been looming larger Juryman harleys rear view Mirrors Harley sales and profits have been sinking for the last five years and this quarter has been one of its worst with sales dropping almost eight and a half percent compared to a year ago last week. The company announced an aggressive expensive turnaround plan called more roads Harley Davidson it it intends to spend one point six billion dollars over the next four years to expand not only its own customer base but motorcycle riding in general it. Lynch produce new products especially its fleet of electric vehicles led by the livewire expand access around the globe build new smaller urban dealerships and create experiences experiences intended to introduce kids and young adults to the joys of writing ultimately Harley promises the more roads plan will increase harleys tribe from its existing assisting three million riders to four but analysts are quick to label the turnaround plan a tough uphill climb. The company blames its problems on a soft market for motorcycles and indeed. Americans bought three hundred seventy thousand motorcycles in two thousand sixteen. That's only half as many as they had ten years earlier. millennials especially city-dwellers don't seem to be buying bikes especially those big heavy touring bikes that made Harley famous some blame the downturn on ridesharing which reduces the need to own transportation and of course there are those hefty school loans which shrink household budgets but some of hardy's troubles are frankly harleys or lease alone. The company's existing ridership is aging and younger riders. Just aren't filling in the gaps. It's new livewire. Electric bike starts at thirty thousand dollars hours as one writer pointed out almost the cost of low in Tesla early this year we pointed out that Harley is on a high wire a tricky balancing act between keeping its existing existing customers happy while trying to attract new younger writers and impress investors who think electric bikes the industry's future so far. Harley has not shown shown that it can navigate that delicate tightrope furthermore those shrinking motorcycle market isn't affecting all companies equally if as CNBC claimed aimed late last year millennials are killing motorcycles. We'll what about Harley's rival Indian wouldn't they be suffering too with the help of the newly launched. FDR Twelve hundred motorcycle asleep bike style like a flat track racer. Indians motorcycle sales grew fifteen percent of its second quarter to two hundred million million dollars. It's prophets also rose by two million that suggests Indian which is owned by Polaris Industries is doing a better job than Harley creating relevant well-priced well priced products the FDR twelve hundred retails for only thirteen to sixteen thousand dollars a far cry from some of Harleys gasp worthy list prices prices still it remains to be seen whether Hardee's big plan to expand the market could work over time the company that's been in business indeed as an American an icon since nineteen zero three as no slouch but it may take all the muscle harleys God along with a boatload of patience and and maybe you turn on those prices turn things around wondering this Business Business Wars Daily today is episode number two hundred and ninety nine curious about the history of Harley Davidson Checkout are seven part series Harley Biker Acura sits on our sister. Show business wars subscribed wherever you listen to podcasts. I'm David Brown back with you tomorrow

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Harley-Davidson Sales Decline

Wisconsin's Afternoon News with John Mercure

00:32 sec | 3 years ago

Harley-Davidson Sales Decline

"Another up and down quarter for Harley Davidson Harleys ridership numbers are increasing those sales and profits are down in the second quarter of twenty nineteen Harley CFO John Olin says they're optimistic and counting on a big third quarter thanks to the live wire the one who's going to be initially focused in the US and quick fast following by an international dealers so just a little bit of delay and that's partly the delay of getting my work motorcycles over there but this will be a full launch over the next six months wide retail sales down eight and a half percent with Harley reporting in net income of a hundred and ninety five point six

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Trump to Nominate Eugene Scalia for Labor Secretary Job

Phil's Gang

08:11 min | 3 years ago

Trump to Nominate Eugene Scalia for Labor Secretary Job

"Eight hundred home owners of the sixty nine you sixty nine million US homeowners so they're owned by the one one hundredth of one percent control everything they say and the one one hundredth of one percent or twenty hundred individuals in twenty eight hundred US homes of sixty nine million homes at south tiny this group as control everything controls everything and controls with these people on these TV shows say because remember these twenty eight hundred people the top one under one percent they control all the shares and all the biggest companies and all the biggest five hundred companies they control all the shared they control all the shares in the form of thanks stocks the control about what forty percent of the market they control so they control these people their job is to make you feel good so you go out and spend spend more money than you have because they got confidence that these guys yours are going to another QVC and another stock buyback now listen to this are you in today I'm listening I wanted your Majerus Thomas is this well I think summer's moving with the rest of the metals and it's moving with the rest currencies it's a trade it's away from fiat currency with interest rates globally solo people are moving into alternative currencies being the metals being crypto currencies as a silver seems to be training but you may call cold still outperforming over the last year since the China terrorists took place silver real into performing gold so that might be an area to look for if you're gonna look to trade the metals here really is a little late is it me not sure why because my members I had them in silver posh I had to sell short starting in February we had a return those members had a return of twenty six percent selling short when we identified that it wasn't going to go down anymore wasn't going to be a good short anymore why would we go and look for something else to shore that doesn't make sense because of pasta is down twenty six percent then all the other groups would be down at least twenty percent twenty six percent just got a stupid when you know you're in a stock and is going down and you said I better get out because going up whether wanted you just turn around stay the same stock we did so Pasaje my member stay in and let's put our position and now we bought a June seventeenth we're up twenty seven percent already in posh so when it went down we mitigate any losses by being short we had a twenty six percent gain then we turn around we bought it back in out of twenty seven percent so what you have to flip from start to stop that stupid let's talk about go all these guys were little late though aren't they they're talking about you should be looking a silver gold now what do you not should not get we bought in June June third we're up to eighty five percent eighty five percent gold itself wrote nine percent mining stocks which I love GTX wrote fourteen percent Hey you wrote fifty two percent is your mining stocks and not get eighty five percent so we're way ahead of these people these gibber jabber disposed to make you feel good so they always get you in exactly at the time is going to turn and go the other way the opposite way in an amazing now listen to this these are the genius you listen to on these TV programs I got a Robert sorry please Robert I'm calling about Harley Davidson now for about ten years since it's now trading around thirty six dollars for our leader I think the problem with Harley is not necessarily what people worry about comes of imports it's the demographic it's just an older group of people who write Holly my no no no he's full of garbage Kramer's full of garbage the problem isn't with Harley the problem is with the investor yes with guys like Kramer that's the problem Harley is fine a guy gets into a stock isn't for for ten years he holds on the stock from fifty dollars to thirty six dollars and during that time this guy was up fifteen percent sometimes twenty percent but he held on to it he held on to it now he's down forty eight percent when I looked at it quickly it was the I think twice she was up over twenty percent at least never took of profits by your whole buy and hold I don't hold why because a juror javers they're there to make sure you feel good the don't worry bout everything's fine because you could depend on the federal reserve they're going to come in and they're going to reduce rates rose the reduced rate you're going to save us markets are gonna go down again no there's nothing wrong with Harley Davidson was a wonderful stock the wonderful stock wonderful company what's wrong is that the investor's adult and he's listening to a dope we got to go playing off each other some believable that's what's wrong you don't push it is showing some believable that's what's wrong so again ever they lied to us about inflation all the time don't today sure they lie about inflation they would say to us brought over the last six years the for reserve I met Josh thank you Paul our targets are targets to push our target is to push our inflation target you we haven't hit yeah our place for seven years there is a third place start to percent they never had it yet Daria won't all in place why what a lie like that because they have to lie because remember if they admit to inflation they got a raise rates but they're not going to raise rates because remember their jobs and make sure you have confidence in them they're going to be there they're going to protect you and make sure your investments are just terrific here are you going to make money and every time the stock market goes down they want to instill confidence in you don't worry stay with it another brick let's keep build that wall worry don't worry about it every time we get a new home sales crash in may new home sales down seven point eight percent don't worry that's just another part to the wall credit card delinquencies at the highest level don't worry about it what this keep building the wall with all this bad news we're going to be just fine because why wouldn't we we got guys like Charles Payne is still on fire yeah yeah gotcha so why not who cares the housing permits are collapsing when you got really every economic aspect that our country is the best it has ever been so so there's two branch right there you're going to add that on top of the wall or to retire and we're gonna keep climbing it because you got this great confidence in the economy that's what their job is to tell us we have great confidence the great confidence in the sellers are always going to have your rates are going I was going to lower rates are going to some will never see the mark go down again this is Shelly join my gang eight seven seven six hundred gang were every day you join our gang you follow our portfolio pick one stock from it and listen to every day we put a video what our stock how do you go wrong so caterpillar we only have a scout for a long position a scout is one share just keeping us engage with the stock until we are ready to buy more shares so if you're looking at your stuff how can you lose money we tell you exactly what to do

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Harley-Davidson workers ratify new labor contract in Wisconsin

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00:26 sec | 3 years ago

Harley-Davidson workers ratify new labor contract in Wisconsin

"News, the labor union that represents most of the workers at Harley Davidsons factory and pilgrim road. Have now voted to approve a new contract that according to the journal sentinel terms of the deal were not immediately available. The paper says that they were voting today. However. The union hev rejected a five year contract. You may recall two weeks ago that included a fourteen percent wage increase over five years and significant pension

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