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Exploring the career trajectory and skill-set development necessary for achieving senior executive positions.

Career Talent Development

By Tim J. Smith, PhD July 16, 2020

How does a professional grow from a freshly minted college graduate into senior executive?  Yes, there are educational accomplishments and certificates one…

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The Value of Pricing Training: Avoid Costly Pricing Mistakes

The Value of Pricing Training: Avoid Costly Pricing Mistakes

By Nathan L. Phipps July 16, 2020

The business world is littered with examples of costly pricing mistakes that could have been prevented through the application of standard pricing…

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Understanding consumer price sensitivities and their effects on profits and sales

Visualizing Price Changes

By Kyle T. Westra July 16, 2020

I came across the following visualization from a pricing leader on LinkedIn. Its purpose is to show how a product’s gross profit…

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COVID's effects on consumer buying behaviors

COVID-19 Already Causing Shifts In Consumer Buying Behavior

By James T. Berger July 16, 2020

Results of two sets of surveys from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) show that COVID-19 has already had some major effects on consumer…

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Online TV Asymmetric Price Increases

Strategic Movements: July 2020

By Tim J. Smith, PhD July 16, 2020

Online TV Asymmetric Price Increases Google’s YouTubeTV subscriptions are increasing to $65/month from $50/month and FuboTV is raising prices $5/month to near…

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Advising the Certified Pricing Professional Program for CPP 4.0

By Tim J. Smith, PhD June 17, 2020

2020 will mark the release of the fourth generation Certified Pricing Professional (CPP) program, and I am proud to be the Academic…

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Price-Fixing in the News: Chicken Producers

By Nathan L. Phipps June 17, 2020

Things in the chicken industry have been a bit tumultuous recently. This is an active story, so new details may emerge after…

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Confederate Statues A Symbol Of Old and Effective Marketing Plan

By James T. Berger June 17, 2020

As of this writing, some 114 statues of Confederate Civil War heroes and generals have been removed following the tragic death of…

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Price Gouging Blues

By Kyle T. Westra June 17, 2020

My colleague, Nathan L. Phipps, wrote an excellent overview of price gouging with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. I tasked myself with…

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Strategic Movements: June 2020

By Tim J. Smith, PhD June 17, 2020

Meat Packers and US Antitrust The Justice Department has issued civil subpoenas to JBS, Tyson, Cargill, and National Beef Packing regarding beef…

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