Michael Graham

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Car Salesman Confidential: Necessary Pressure

Applying Pressure - The Right Kind - Is a Salesman’s Job<p>In the dealership where I work, all the sales offices are side by side just off the showroom floor. They’re divided by glass walls, so I can see pretty much anything that goes on in the offices next to mine.<p>One day my buddy Tom had a customer …

California's Drafting of Autonomous Car Regulation Is Uncharted Territory

If you think working to get the technology behind autonomous cars to function flawlessly is a difficult job, try regulating a vehicle type that doesn’t yet fully exist. That’s what California is attempting to do, as outlined by <i>USA Today</i>; writing rules governing the operation of driverless cars on …

Autonomous Cars

Alfa Romeo 4C Selected as Pace Car for FIA WTCC Series

The Alfa Romeo 4C will be strutting its stuff when it comes time for the 2014 FIA World Car Touring Championship (WTCC), as the sexy little coupe has been named the official pace car for the upcoming season.<p>Since the 4C was named the “most beautiful car of 2013” at the 29th International Automobile …

Why hydrogen-powered cars will drive Elon Musk crazy

Forget the Tesla Model S. Another car of the future is finally hitting the highway.<p>After decades of development—and no small amount of skepticism—major automakers are set to start selling hydrogen fuel-cell cars in small numbers in the US. In the coming months, a hydrogen-powered version of …

Energy

The Five Best-Selling Cars in Ireland – Feature

Long about Saint Patrick’s Day—it’s this coming Monday—many of us start channeling our inner Irish. Some of the signs are obvious: We rummage through the back reaches of bottom dresser drawers for that green sweater from Aunt Millie that we once tried (but failed) to re-gift, or we pour an extra …

Touchscreens

Car Dealers Are Terrified of Tesla's Plan to Eliminate Oil Changes

Car dealers fear Tesla. In states across the country, powerful car dealer associations have lobbied to ensure the electric car maker and its …

Nissan may reach its electric car sales target before 2020

Nissan and its French partner Renault could be on track for selling 1.5 million electric vehicles before 2020, according to the company’s latest estimates.<p>The two companies have currently sold around a tenth of that number since each firm released its first electric cars a few years back.<p>But as the</i> …

Mercedes could launch its next hydrogen fuel cell car in 2017

Mercedes-Benz has delved into the world of fuel-cell vehicles before, with several concepts and the F-Cell prototype from a few years back.<p>But so far — like most automakers — there’s not been a model people can actually buy.<p>That might change in 2017, according to <i>Motoring</i> (via <i>Motor Authority</i>), as …

Vauxhall Insignia: car review

<b>Price £16,474</b><b><br>MPG 76.3</b><b><br>Top speed 127mph</b><p>On Valentine's Day, my father broke his heart. Literally. Sixteen years after undergoing a triple bypass one of the arterial grafts had failed. The surgeon had told him the operation had been inevitable as he'd had three of the major risk factors – he'd been …

5 Brilliant Strategies Jeff Bezos Used To Build The Amazon Empire

The Gazelle Project. That's what Amazon called its initiative to cajole book publishers into giving them better deals. According to The New Yorker, CEO Jeff Bezos said "that Amazon should approach these small publishers the way a cheetah would pursue a sickly gazelle."<p>A cheetah can sprint 70 miles …

Jeff Bezos

7 More Things Top Investors Avoid

Having already discussed 16 behavioral traps and biases that trip up all humans, from the anchoring effect to the gambler’s fallacy, it may be hard to believe there are more (and more).<p>In fact, the ways we trick and fool ourselves are, unfortunately, infinite. Some of the bad behaviors and habits …

Why iPhone 6 will be \’mother lode\’ of upgrades: ISI analyst

Your 401(k) is not Free

Several studies in recent years have highlighted the fact that a significant percentage of 401(k) plan participants don’t realize that their company …

10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Become More Hirable

If you are currently on the hunt for employment or have been considering a venture into a new job, there may be some things that need your attention …

Sozzi: Here Comes a McDonald's Employee Uprising

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- A range of new lawsuits recently sprung up involving <b>McDonald's</b> (MCD) low income workers. Here is the 411: in its thirst to …

Advertisers 'Are Now Openly Talking About Their Discontent' With Facebook

This time, he says in a new blog post, a recent change Facebook made to reduce the "organic reach" of advertisers' posts — the percentage of their fans who see them — makes advertising on the social network no longer worth it:<p>Is there any doubt now that Facebook has abandoned social marketing, and …