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Carol Tomé, CEO of UPS, made the choice to focus on profits, and it is paying off

Carol Tomé Shifts the Focus

By Tim J. Smith, PhD March 19, 2021

Which do you want: Market share or profits?  Growth at all costs or profitable growth?  To be big or to be profitable? I often hear “we want both.” Unfortunately, you can’t have both. Business strategy and economics are about tradeoffs. You will have to choose. CEO Decision: Pricing Goals More specifically, the CEO must choose. This is a CEO decision. It affects shareholder relations, investment decisions, and stock value. It even determines…

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What exactly is going on with Texas’s deregulated electricity market?

What Does Pricing Tell Us About What Happened to Texas’s Power Grid?

By Kyle T. Westra March 19, 2021

A series of major winter storms in February led to a crisis for Texas’s electrical power system. In short, the system failed…

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COVID-19 has created massive supply chain interruption causing delays in materials, production, shipping and delivery

Supply Chain Tribulations

By Nathan L. Phipps March 19, 2021

Earlier this month, I decided to pursue wellness and purchase a bicycle of my very own. (Yes, yes, I hear those of…

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COVID-19 drives the growth of the "gig economy"

Even When Pandemic Ends, Gig Economy Is Here to Stay

By James T. Berger March 19, 2021

The “gig economy,” which first was popularized during the 2009 recession, has now become an even more significant fixture in our current…

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CPG giant Kimberly-Clark drives growth during COVID with new product development and brand advertising

Strategic Movements March 2021

By Tim J. Smith, PhD March 19, 2021

Price Check on Procter & Gamble Household Goods IRI data indicated a growth in sales of premium products from soap and household…

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