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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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Getting Funded – Synopsis of CSA Explains Funding Sources

By Tim J. Smith, PhD July 23, 2002

A necessary process for every new business is attaining sufficient capitalization for developing their product/service, operations, and market. That need for the…

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Sales Management by RJ Calvin Book Synopsis

By Tim J. Smith, PhD July 22, 2002

What questions should a business manager ask in the interview process in selecting a sales person? How should she create the sales…

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Looking Outside

By Tim J. Smith, PhD July 19, 2002

A danger in all firms is myopia. Companies can focus too long on creating excellence using internal data while the competitive landscape…

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Channel Conflict of Interest

By Tim J. Smith, PhD July 17, 2002

Getting new ideas to market proves a challenge for any enterprise. Determining the correct target, value proposition, and story to tell customers…

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