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Data Wars

The ‘Alpha Dawg’ is still on the attack. He continues to tell dealers to reject services like, and to stop paying them to take their customers.

July 16, 2013

The Alpha Dawg offers commentary on government scandals, the specter of foreign ownership and ‘Bubba’ Marchionne’s search for new office space.

Tags:, Da Man, data, Elon Musk, General Motors, Jim Ziegler, Tesla

Author: Jim Ziegler | Posted @ Tuesday, July 16, 2013 8:02 AM | » Comments(4)

'Tis The Season

The territorial dispute between Japan and China over a group of islands — known as Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese — has led to rioting and destruction of Japanese property and businesses in China.

November 14, 2012

‘Da Man’ weighs in on Toyota’s most recent recall and those faulty sales figures reported by brands competing in the luxury category.

Tags: BMW, China, Da Man, Japan, Jim Ziegler, Mercedes-Benz, NHTSA, On the Point, Toyota

Author: Jim Ziegler | Posted @ Wednesday, November 14, 2012 10:18 AM | » Comments(0)

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Jim Ziegler

President & CEO of Ziegler SuperSystems

Jim 'Da Man' Ziegler joined the magazine in 2011 to deliver his On-the-Point message about the car business to dealer principals and store managers. He'll offer strategy advice on everything from sales and F&I to marketing in the digital age. Catch him every month at

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