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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 can acquire, but no piece of paper ensures a successful career.  Yes, there are leadership courses and endless books on developing leadership skills, but these alone won’t make one a leader. So, what works? There aren’t any shortcuts here. Although luck is always a nice to have, and many have…

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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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