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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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Addressing Investor Concerns

By Tim J. Smith, PhD June 5, 2002

There are three legs to a new venture. Venture capitalists evaluate a firm according to two of the legs: Can they build…

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Attacking Markets: Agent Based Systems, Energy Markets, and Adica

By Tim J. Smith, PhD May 31, 2002

When new ventures begin, they take one of two courses. Along one path, the venture identifies a promising market opportunity then builds…

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Mobile Telephony and Computing: Moving Down the Product Lifecycle

By Tim J. Smith, PhD May 29, 2002

At the Mobile Wednesday event last week, the speakers approached at mobile telephony and computing with distinctly different viewpoints yet both were…

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Advanced Computing, Part 2: Markets and Cash

By Tim J. Smith, PhD May 23, 2002

If there is anything this economic downturn has taught me, it is the importance of cash. Businesses rush to cash opportunities and…

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