Episode 134

The Sport of Auto Repair with Chris Jones [E134]

Matt Fanslow and Chris Jones, editor for Ratchet+Wrench and Endeavor Business Media, discuss the similarities between sports and business, focusing on talent development, leadership, and team dynamics. The conversation covers the importance of creating a winning culture, being open to new opportunities, and the impact of long-term thinking versus short-term decisions. They also touch on the role of leadership in fostering a supportive environment and the parallels between a football team's offense and defense with the front and back of the shop in auto repair.

Show Notes

  • The parallels between sports and business (00:00:40
  • Mark Cuban's practicality and work ethic (00:01:11
  • Examples of underestimated talent in sports (00:11:13
  • The importance of work environment (00:15:42
  • Players leaving toxic environments (00:17:19
  • Players restructuring contracts (00:18:39)
  • Finding talent beyond high draft picks (00:22:21
  • Building a winning culture (00:26:00
  • Isaiah Thomas and the New York Knicks (00:32:13
  • Aging Player Syndrome (00:34:35
  • Creating an Environment for Talent to Succeed (00:35:52
  • Impact of Compensation Structure (00:37:15
  • Respect for Time and Collaboration (00:39:28
  • Leadership and Culture in Sports and Business (00:40:37
  • Cultural Impact of Key Players (00:43:24
  • Leadership and Passion for Winning (00:47:42
  • The comparison between football and shop management (00:48:25
  • Managing and improving shop performance (00:50:36
  • Evaluating talent and maintaining a positive culture (00:54:51
  • The role of the coach in shaping the team's culture (00:58:45
  • The intense competitiveness and dedication of Michael Jordan (01:03:05)
  • Draymond Green's Incident (01:05:17
  • Warriors Culture (01:06:32)
  • Durant's Leadership (01:07:30

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About the Podcast

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Matt Fanslow

Matt Fanslow is the diagnostic tech/shop manager at Riverside Automotive in Red Wing, MN. His primary responsibilities are to diagnose driveability and electrical/electronic issues, and perform most all programming, coding, initializing, adoptions, etc. Basically, if it needs to be figured out or has wires, it goes to Matt.

He’s been a tech since 1996. Matt is also a subject matter expert for ASE and has instructed at Vision Hi-Tech Training and Expo. Matt has participated on 18 ASE technical committees for the ASE Practice Test, A6, A7, A8, and L1 tests. He’s also done case studies for Standard Motor Products. Fanslow’s goal is to do everything in his power to improve the overall level of professionalism within the automotive and light truck repair trade and also raise the level of its public image.