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Zen and the art of banking - Western Alumni
 Alumni Gazette  Winter 2016
Zen and the art of banking

by David Scott
alumni  Ivey  banking  financial_services  motorcycles  CEOs 
february 2016 by jerryking
Redefining ‘made in China’: How one firm is forging a new path for manufacturers - The Globe and Mail

CFmoto has obsessed about quality, devoting nearly a fifth of its 1,350-person work force to research and development, and buying dozens of robotic CNC machines to sculpt its own key components. It has built dealer networks around the world – and sales, too. Eighty per cent of its revenues now come from exports

“We have a different way of thinking from others,” Mr. Lai said. “We want to create fun for our customers.”....China is already the world’s motorcycle factory. Last year, nearly 23 million were built by hundreds of Chinese companies – some sprawling state-owned enterprises, some barely larger than a backyard shed....But that business model is beginning to tatter, as South American and Eastern European consumers gain the wealth to buy cars, and competition steps in. ...“Now they’re looking another way at it – and mainly because of the threat from the Indian industry in their established markets.”....The Chinese situation is, of course, different: Where Japanese and Korean companies built their skill inside markets largely protected from foreign competition, China today is wide open to imported brands, which have been hugely successful. Cars bearing a mainland mark now account for only 23 per cent of sales.....But western markets have remained largely impenetrable: after years of splashy introductions at the Detroit Motor Show that date back to 2006, Chinese brands are no closer to making their big North American entrance....China’s experience with motorcycles, however, shows the distance it has to go. In their bid to increase quality, companies have outfitted their products with foreign-made suspensions, brakes and fuel systems....“demand for design is shifting” to Asia....He faults an inability among many Chinese firms to create their own identity, which can translate into a uniqueness that customers can latch onto.
China  manufacturers  motorcycles  design  value_chains  branding  brands  quality  automotive_industry  copycats  dealerships  distribution_channels 
december 2014 by jerryking
Moto-parts dealer found his best employee working at Pizza Hut - The Globe and Mail
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Wednesday, Nov. 05 2014
motorcycles  Pickering 
november 2014 by jerryking
China's motorbikes designed in tandem
Jan. 01 2007 | Globe and Mail | DON TAPSCOTT AND ANTHONY D. WILLIAMS

From Monday's

Published Monday,
motorcycles  China  collaboration  Don_Tapscott  business_models  subcontracting 
november 2012 by jerryking
22 Nov. 2006 | Report on Small Business | by Oliver Moore.
motorcycles  family_business  Seagram  succession 
december 2011 by jerryking
2011 Ducati Diavel Review: Italy's Multicultural Motorcycle | Rumble Seat by Dan Neil -
SEPTEMBER 24, 2011 | WSJ | By DAN NEIL. Italy's Multicultural Motorcycle
From the nation of lean, chattery bikes comes a big, American-style power cruiser—that's still a Ducati
Ducati  motorcycles 
september 2011 by jerryking
For Love and Money
November 27, 2006 | Fortune Magazine | by Eugenie Levenson.
Includes references to other companies where the high net worth
individual bought the company (Channel Island Surfboards, Lionel trains,
Pr Iofessional Bowling Associations & Glaceau) for
“love”. Offers tips on avoiding Chapter 11 if a company is being bought
for “love”.
motorcycles  HBS  boating  turnarounds  filetype:pdf  media:document  high_net_worth  investors  passions 
december 2010 by jerryking
BMW, Daimler Test Electric Scooters -
SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By VANESSA FUHRMANS.
electric_cars  motorcycles  scooters  BMW 
october 2010 by jerryking
Confirmed Cyclopaths | Departures
September 1998 issue
Confirmed Cyclopaths
Motorcycling is on a roll, powered by an influx of wealthy, "gentleman"
bikers. Here are five high-end machines, running the taste spectrum from
easy rider to daredevil

By Richard John Pietschmann
howto  motorcycles  best_of  Ducati 
january 2010 by jerryking
Ducati and the Art of the Bike
July/August 2002 | Departures | By Owen Edwards. Massimo Tamburini, creator of the world's most gorgeous motorcycles
motorcycles  Ducati  Italian 
january 2010 by jerryking
Inside the Ducati Museum - The New York Times > Automobiles > Slide Show > Slide 1 of 8
Photo: Jerry Garrett for The New York Times. Every year, tens
of thousands of fans make their way here to this industrial park on the
outskirts of Bologna to ooh and aah at the museum and its displays, and
to take one of the regular factory tours that are offered free. The
company's first motorcycle-related product was a small motor that could
be strapped to a bicycle and hooked to the rear wheel.
slides  Ducati  museums  motorcycles  Italian 
january 2010 by jerryking
At Ducati Museum, Italy's Two-Wheel Passion Is On Display
December 31, 2009 | | By JERRY GARRETT. "A
Ducati is a much more attainable dream for the connoisseur of fine motor
vehicles. No, it is not a machine for the masses; only a few have the
skills to ride one at its limit."
museums  Ducati  Italian  motorcycles 
january 2010 by jerryking
A Ducati For Your Taste Buds
by Deidre Woollard (RSS feed) May 2nd 2008 at 4:02PM
Ducati  motorcycles  licensing 
december 2009 by jerryking
New Luxury Dealership Sells 'Experiences'
Dec 2009 | Ward's Dealer Business Vol. 43, Iss. 12; pg. 8 |
Anonymous. "High-performance, luxury Italian automobiles, Ferraris and
Maseratis are literally mechanical works of art," says owner Garrett
Hayim. "We needed a showroom that was the perfect setting to show off
the craftsmanship and aesthetic beauty of these amazing automobiles and
to accomplish this, we simply had to build one to suit our needs."
luxury  dealerships  automotive_industry  motorcycles  Ducati  customer_experience  experiential_marketing 
december 2009 by jerryking
Mar 2009 | Dealernews. Vol. 45, Iss. 3; pg. 56, 9 pgs. |
Anonymous. Ducati Indianapolis displays its bikes at Nordstrom, Conrad
Hotel, Puma store, Marriott hotel, lndy Speedway, etc. for maximum
motorcycles  dealerships  Ducati 
december 2009 by jerryking
Feb 2009 | . Dealernews Vol. 45, Iss. 2; pg. 12, 1 pgs | Anonymous. Send to Joe Linardi
Ducati  luxury  Toronto  motorcycles  exits  dealerships 
december 2009 by jerryking
Posh Bikes Rev Up Amid Slowdown -
MARCH 26, 2008 | Wall Street Journal | by JONATHAN WELSH
motorcycles  Ducati  luxury  economic_downturn 
december 2009 by jerryking
The brand association base: A conceptual model for strategically leveraging partner brand equity
Nov 2004 | Journal of Brand Management Vol. 12, Iss. 2; pg.
105, 19 pgs | by Henrik Uggla. The co-brand Bianchi-Ducati mountain
bike represents a visible balance between the leader brand (Bianchi) and
the partner brand (Ducati); see Figure 2.
brand_equity  branding  Ducati  motorcycles  bicycles 
december 2009 by jerryking
Luxury Cars: Can China Save the Industry?
September 9, 2009 | WSJ. Magazine | By Gordon Fairclough. The
economic slowdown has slammed the brakes on the fortunes of high-end car
makers around the globe....While the rest of the world stalls, China is
rapidly becoming the most important market for high-end auto makers.
luxury  automotive_industry  motorcycles  China  BMW  Porsche  Audi 
december 2009 by jerryking
Building Brand Runways
Jul 8, 2009 | Fast Company | by Joel Rubinson. Runways are
relationships your company can create with trading partners and
consumers that make your brands accessible, and give YOU access to
markets and marketing options you otherwise would not have. Ducati
motorcycles' sponsorship and hospitality presence (and winning record)
at the Superbike World Championship events is a runway into enthusiast
sports biking communities around the world.
sponsorships  branding  Ducati  motorcycles  Italian  marketing  events  event_marketing  relationships  Communicating_&_Connecting 
december 2009 by jerryking
How Harley Davidson Revs Its Brand
October 1, 1997 | Strategy + Business Issue 9 | By Glenn
Rifkin. Harley-Davidson has been able to build a community of
enthusiasts around its brand that includes members from very diverse
groups, and with almost no advertising. How does the king of heavyweight
motorcycling keep its fans so loyal? It gives them a reason to
marketing  Harley-Davidson  motorcycles  superfans  customer_loyalty  branding  brands 
december 2009 by jerryking / Companies / Retail - Ducati cuts production and salaries
August 11 2009 | Financial Times | By Vincent Boland. Mr Del
Torchio said Ducati’s objective in 2009 was to reduce its inventory –
the stock of motorbikes held at the plant and by dealers – while
production was reduced to about 34,000 bikes. Last year it sold 42,800
bikes.At the same time, the decline in the market for luxury bikes was
allowing Ducati to raise its market share from about 5.5 per cent to
roughly 7 per cent.
Ducati  motorcycles  Italian  decline  inventories 
december 2009 by jerryking
Ducati's Motorcycles Face Tough Road
Jun 11, 2003.Wall Street Journal. pg. B.5.E By Nina De Roy.
Today, Ducati has 1,145 employees and produces motorcycles across five
segments: the "monster," the Sport Touring, the Supersport, the
Superbike and the newly launched Multistrada, designed to deal with a
variety of road surfaces and weather conditions. Ducati spends 6% of
revenue on innovation... "Consolidation would be good for the sector,"
says Mr. Minoli, when asked about a possible takeover. "But that need
not entail mergers. Ducati is open to synergies but at the moment we
have no plans to sell."

In many ways neither do the people who drive them. Ducati has made a
good job of targeting younger riders with catchy marketing ploys that
allow Ducati owners to feel part of the action.
Ducati  motorcycles  Italian  consolidation  synergies 
december 2009 by jerryking
(Re)born to Be Wild
Jan 1, 2006 | | By Donna Fenn. Schwartz wasn't
thinking of his business as just a Harley dealership anymore. It would
be a tourist destination, like Hershey's Chocolate World or Legoland.
"In the retail world, the big shift in the '90s was from selling a
product to selling an experience. it wasn't about getting the customers
in the door, it was about how we treated them once they were here."
(1) Otis Hackett, a sales consultant who specializes in motorcycle
dealerships and helped Schwartz figure out how to sell motorcycles.
(2) Mike Rubin, president of MRA International, a Philadelphia
consulting firm that helps clients develop leisure, sports, and retail
projects. Also, a prominent land-use attorney; signed on a former New
Castle County economic development director to help him with the land
use and development process; Jack Rouse Associates, a Cincinnati
designer of themed entertainment attractions.
motorcycles  Harley-Davidson  dealerships  shopping_experience 
december 2009 by jerryking
Jan 10, 1994 | The Globe and Mail pg. B.6 | OLIVER BERTIN.
Brian Taylor loved the look of the $19,000 Moto Guzzi motorcycles, and
figured they'd go over big in Canada. But actually getting them into
this country became an ordeal
Italian  motorcycles 
december 2009 by jerryking
Fathers, Sons and Motorcycles - Stanley Fish Blog -
June 14, 2009 | New York Times | a post by Stanley Fish in his "Think Again" blog
june 2009 by jerryking
The New Motorcycles: Bigger, Faster, Deadlier -
September 18, 2007 | Wall Street Journal | by JONATHAN WELSH
Trends  motorcycles 
may 2009 by jerryking
Benelli gears up for a comeback - The Globe and Mail
September 13, 2007 | Globe and Mail pg. G9 | by TED LATURNUS
Italian  motorcycles 
may 2009 by jerryking
Rebels With a Clause -
June 26, 2007 WSJ article by M.P. McQueen on the trend by
insurance companies to make it easier for older bikers to purchase
insurance  motorcycles 
january 2009 by jerryking
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center Document
Bicycles, Motorcycles, and Recreational Vehicles.
Transportation: America's Lifeline. Ed. Linda Schmittroth. Information
Plus® Reference Series. 2003 ed. Detroit: Gale Group, 2004.
overview  motorcycles  industries 
june 2007 by jerryking

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