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Autodesk Pricing Spineometer: 4 of 5 Vertebrae

By Tim J. Smith, PhD May 24, 2024

Autodesk, a global software firm serving arts, manufacturing, engineering, and many other industries, had a positive FY 2024. Revenue rose 10% to $5.5 billion and earnings before interest and taxes rose 14% to $1.1 billion over the same period last year. A review of Autodesk’s February 29th earnings call and associated financial reports provided insight regarding the importance of pricing on performance. Andrew Anagnost, CEO of Autodesk, shared multiple high-growth opportunities.  AI,…

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Accelerate Rapport-Accelerate Your Sales

By Tim J. Smith, PhD February 5, 2003

Business developers know the importance of relationship in winning and growing business. Even in IT, sales is still a people business and…

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Valued Strategies

By Tim J. Smith, PhD January 22, 2003

Michael Porter, author of Competitive Advantage and father of the 5 Forces industry analysis, has said that there are three fundamental strategies…

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The fall of PR and the rise of Community-Centric Communications

By Tim J. Smith, PhD January 22, 2003

In his controversial new book “The Fall of Advertising and the Rise of PR,” marketing legend Al Ries argues that traditional advertising…

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Value and ROI

By Tim J. Smith, PhD January 1, 2003

Customers demand value. Customers want to be sure that when they buy a product or service they can use it and, in…

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