Do Not Defund Police Departments; Rather Merge With Public Safety Depts: Combine Functions, Leadership & Mission

There is much controversy now about defunding the budgets of police departments.
The solution may be to not defund but rather move funds, officials, and functions to one agency or department.
Then modify, adapt, and allocate resources to attain public safety, law and order, and community stability,
This change seems logical and easy on the surface but it will require vision, leadership, and some police departments to change and be more transparent.

Are the Everywhere Microplastics Filling the Ocean, the Environment, & Your Stomach ?

Microplstics are pollutants and are of the greatest concern to environmentalists.
Know and learn the major sources.
Washing Microplastics down the drain does not removed them even by wastewater treatment, processes, or filtration systems.
Eventually this creates  problems and kind of finely grained plastic particles in the environment & spreads to the ocean.
More Research is a must and hopefully this is and will happen. To be Continued.

Bud Gets Better With BetterUP’s Women Focused Leadership Program Brew

Things and people are getting better by working at or maybe even drinking Bud.
AB Bev that owns Budweiser brands is focusing on leadership programs with emphasis on women.
It seems that women are just not being hired or entrusted with high level management positions at many companies.
Budweiser seeks to fix that situation, but the brew is not as far along as they would like.

The Country has TRUMPHOBIA – An Affliction of Silence & Muted Response Caused by Fear & Aversion to Confront the Truth about Donald Trump

Time has come for congressional leadership to speak out about what Trump is doing and has done.
A kind of fear to speak and confront has apparently come to the U.S. Congress.
Maybe to the American people as a whole- definitely those who lead & shape public opinion.
All it takes is a small group of what we thought we leaders to act – and soon.

Recyclers Using AI Robots to Manage Messy Waste Processing

The U.S. cannot send it waste to China any more. Technologies have been developed to process and breakdown plastics, electronics, and all recyclable materials.
The process of dealing with all this waste is dirty, dangerous, and almost daunting.
Companies like AMP Robotics are enabling AI & Robotics to handle this massive cleanup and breakup of industrial and domestic waste.

Now we need more government and private enterprise to utilize and integrate the use of these recycled materials.

Bud Lite Leader Doesn’t Go Lightly With Culture of Adaptability & Empowered Employees

The head of a major brewing company, Budweiser, steps up with a vision, dream, and strategy to not only conquer the logistics of a Pandemic market but is inclusive of people and Bud customers.
Carlo Brito seeks to foster a community that focuses on people as a sustainable business strategy.

Even touches on equality for women even tho only 2 appear to be in the management team. Buds’ “Lite-ly” objectives not to be treated lightly.

Ford SW Being Tested in Police Vehicles to See If Interior Heat Kills COVID Virus

In what could be a breakthrough in dealing with COVID19 & it impact on transportation management, Ford has developed software that provides vehicle interior heat that will apparently kill the virus.
The SW installed in vehicles of 2016-2019 ages would raise the internal temperate of a vehicle (Police Vehicle) to over 130 degrees for 15 minutes
The heat process would replace the current wipe down with disinfectants in vehicles.
The Test results are apparently not yet extensive enough, causing caution.

All About White Males Again–Dominate Auto Tech, Transportation Management, & Tech Overall

It appears that the tech community including automotive and transportation management are finally focusing on bringing more black and women engineers and technology professionals into the Industry.
However, in general, little progress has been made to date and things remain the same in the Industry
The system perpetuates practices that have not effectively dealt with diversity & untapped talent of Blacks, Women, and Minorities
The solution is about access, support, mentoring, getting involved, & leadership from the white males who now lead automotive technology companies

Can You Tread Water? What Stands in Way of People & Companies Really Getting into Climate Change?

It seems apparent that not enough people in positions of power and influence are interested in acting on the criticality of Climate Change.
The legislative bodies at the state & national level just do not regard climate to be a priority in the face of a pandemic and public indifference.
The next big crisis for the U.S. & the Globe may be the collapse of the eco-system and our inability to do anything about it. Can we tread water?

Breaking Through the Silence & Inaction in Automotive about Racism, BLM, & Change – All Talk Again?

Companies in automotive and corporate America are now doing a lot of talking & focusing of the issues brought by the massive response to Black Lives Matter.
However, if what has been reported — even surveyed and measured–and history is to be examined to see if this is a repeat of past acknowledgement but no real change or changes have happened.
Now it is up to the visionary leadership of the automotive Industry to adopt and implement initiatives and programs to bring more Blacks and minorities into leadership, equity positions, and empowerments.

Lack of Gender Diversity & More Women Leading Automotive Industry May Be All About The Money

The time has come. There is a need for the automotive industry leaders to seek to deal with the underlying cause(s) of gender imbalance and disparity in automotive management .
There seems to be a some kind of lid on surfacing and talking about the reasons why they need to change things. Some say it would be career ending move if a leading woman or women to speak out.
Further, no industry organization, women’s association, or individual women or men seems to be acting, even demanding, that change(s) need to made and now.
Maybe If investors and funding infrastructure would underwrite and back female management and innovators, then things would change

Five Lessons from Fearless Female Leaders – Now For the Males

Women influence or actually accomplish most vehicle sales and selections. The operative functions in a dealership are handled and managed by women like HR, Finance, and Customer Service. Yet less than 25% of the auto dealership employees are females and few dealerships, OEMs, and suppliers are lead and managed by women.
It is now becoming apparent that in order for women to gain parity in automotive, they need to gain the backing of financial resources like venture funding, bank underwriting, and capital allocation. That’s where they are now going.

How to Ace Bike Management 101 & Park, Even Leave Your Car

Some people are just getting around to thinking about buying and riding a human powered bike.
This long and comprehensive article is a great guide to selecting, buying, and using a bike to exercise – and maybe even to work.
There is even an linked article about why you should wear a mask when you riding in the park and down the street.

How to Save Hertz– And Avis, Rent-A -Car Industry & Even Dealerships

Hertz is endanger of going out of business.
The once symbol and leader of the car rental industry is in peril as stock offerings are rejected, refinancing of debt looms in doubt, and the whole financial infrastructure that held the Hertz business model together is looking for ways to get out.
The lawyers have grabbed the wheel as knowledgeable industry consultants, rent-a-car management, and a battery of underwriters, analysts, and trade publications may well have the solution to save what is left of Hertz.
Remember Jose Menendez and then there was OJ ?

The High Cost of EV Batteries Impacting Manufacturer Sales Volume, Profits, & Replacement

The need for a low cost EV battery continues to be an industry challenge, even for Mighty Tesla.
Dozens of battery manufacturers around the world and at the OEMs are focused on using low-cobalt and cobalt-free battery chemistries & the use of chemical additives, materials and coating;
The high cost of an EV battery assembly and its replacement cost are impacting the sale of EVs, market penetration, and volume. The Pandemic has not helped.

Now Six Whips Per Race? Does the CHRB, Owners, The Stronachs, & Jockey Guild Realize How Awful that Sounds?

Horse Racing is under more scrutiny than ever. Industry groups and governing boards like the California Horse Racing Board continues to seek to solve and not solve the real problem that causes young horses to be put down.

The latest effort by the CHRB is to limit the number of times a jockey can use a whip to hit a horse during a race. That is now six times per the ruling that goes into effect in October. Meantime, it is business as usual.

10 Ways You Get Smarter as You Get Older – So You Do Matter More Every Day

Researchers have identified ways in which older minds hold their own against younger ones and even surpass them.
Here are 10 ways that is happening and keep you in the game and growing smarter every day.
Your experience adds to your wisdom and your good looks are working for you even as you get older. The current trend to regard youth as being what you want to be is really not what it is cracked up to be.
Check out the specifics of these 10 ways and you will be psyched.

Why Aren’t Women Running the Automotive Industry? Is it Time to Close the Gender Gap in Automotive Pay, Policy, and Power?

The societal, social, and economic impact of women in the management of enterprises & business entities, particularly in the automotive industry is becoming more visible and actionable every day.
The video interview with Sallie Krawcheck which primarily focuses on the gender gap in pay in business in general also applies to the the overall condition and situation for women in the automotive industry. While we see women being placed and promoted in to secondary management roles, we still do not see them becoming the leading force in an industry that continues to be male dominated. Women just have not been able to over come this situation.

Auto Market Sales to Blacks Decline Amid Pandemic, Daily Street Demonstrations, & Fewer Dealerships

Predictions are that prolonged COVID-19 Pandemic will sharply reduce total vehicle sales in 2020.
A quick recovery scenario where the economy & auto industry bounce back seems unlikely.
Analysts predict new vehicle sales will only reach 16.4 million. Automotive manufacturers & dealers working to align marketing initiatives toward the Black and Minority specific audiences.

Has Corporate Automotive, The Dealers, & The Industry Orgs Failed Black America?

Black Lives matter among automotive companies but do their careers, opportunities, and leadership matter? Sunday NYT Business section article on “Corporate America Has Failed Black America” has caused this premise to be reviewed with haste by the automotive industry corporate community. Changes are about to come about in the Board of Directors, Management teams, and corporate policy and practices.

11 Things Socially Aware People Don’t Say

As the content, language, and communication styles have evolved and been used over time, a number of responses or comebacks have been adopted by people. These eleven phrases are used all the time by those who seek to disagree, intimidate, and discredit others and their positions.

Now seems to be the time for us all to choose what and how we say things carefully and with a high degree of humanity and respect.