"Sorry to hear about your hospital stay. I would have written sooner but I've been "busier than a cat covering it up." I went to the emergency room last August for "hives," (1st time in a hospital in over 40…"
"Humm, David. After reflecting on this post all week, I've decided to try and answer your $64,000 "Is the Internet an Enemy to (although I think it reads better with 'of') Car Dealerships" question. Let's…"
"How disappointing, J.D. As I was opening your post, I was hoping it would be a video, and when I saw the big photo, I was sure it was. But, here I am, wrong again! Even though my expertise is in a niche so small I've never…"
"As I'm sure you were aware when you wrote it, your post's title is a hellavu hook for ADM. But, having been "reeled in" before, I first went to your bio to get a bead on your motives. (It was so intimidatingly fabulous, it…"
"Most refreshing, Ken, that you've decided to move in the direction you knew was right all along. It's also nice to be able to read old friends like "Big Tom LaPoint"! Hey Big Tom, I'd be mighty impressed if those…"
"Hey Ken, "Use the force." Right now you sound like it's telling you to dump the apps. And, are you also saying you're offering customers a discount (money out of the dealer's pocket) if they will use it?…"
"A good point, albiet a rather conventional remedy to maintaining higher margins Mr Ruggles. I think you have to get down to the base reasoning behind these moves, though. That's just self-preservation of an executive's job and…"
"Why Richard, Could it be sheer coincidence that you just happen to work for a "hammer" named "Autopoint" that can beat down this "nail" of weakening dealer profit caused by moves like FCA decreasing vehicle margins,…"
"An excellent, excellent post and well worth the view by not only DE members, but by everyone. The power of optics permeates every facet of everyone's life. In fact, the optics of how you view yourself can make a gigantic difference in…"
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I am so happy we didn't lose you and your excellent participation in the ADMPC... It is important that we get different opinions and perspectives, because it is the debate, the discussions and the arguments in favor of various positions that makes this a PROFESSIONAL network first, and a social network second. Not all of us may always agree with your comments and perspectives, but that is EXACTLY why your contributions are so valuable to this community. Thank you for all that you do to keep commentary lively and far from becoming dull.
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