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Dover Pricing Spineometer: 2 of 5 Vertebrae

By Tim J. Smith, PhD January 16, 2024

Dover, a global manufacturer of industrial components for end-market industries, had a somewhat positive Q3 2023. Revenue was relatively unchanged at $2.1 billion yet earnings before interest, and taxes rose 81% to $673 million over the same period last year. A review of Dover’s 24 October earnings call and financial report provided insight regarding the importance of pricing on performance. Richard Tobin, CEO of Dover, takes a disciplined approach to pricing. Early…

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Moving Forward
Prognostication about the digital future

By Tim J. Smith, PhD January 10, 2002

Since we have entered the time for prognostication, I offer these visions of the digital future. We all know the e-tech bubble…

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Power Risks California Power Problems Caused by Dumb Regulation, Not Deregulation

By Tim J. Smith, PhD February 5, 2001

Recent news concerning power outages have been of dour amusement for this Chicagoan. Once again, a subset of people (read: the state)…

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The Next Disruptive Technology – Distributed Generation

By Tim J. Smith, PhD September 25, 2000

Is Enron coming for lunch? Introduction The past three decades have offered ample evidence of the ability of disruptive technologies to create…

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Industrial Non-Equilibrium Dynamics

By Tim J. Smith, PhD May 30, 2000

Economic transactions and industrial reorganizations are akin to the evolution of a complex system punctuated with periods of equilibrium and non-equilibrium dynamics.…

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