Archives tagged: Apple

How We’re Managing the Crisis

By Kyle T. Westra April 16, 2020

We are certainly cursed to live in interesting times. While individuals, families, communities, and governments struggle to adjust to the realities of…

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Strategic Movements: March 2020

By Tim J. Smith, PhD March 18, 2020

High Growth Billion Dollar Industry: Plant-Based Meat The plant-based meat market has grown to just under a billion dollars in sales for…

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Price Gouging in the News

By Nathan L. Phipps March 18, 2020

As our nation responds to the coronavirus situation, stories have spread about the behaviors of some profit-seekers. The New York Times reported…

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Remembering Clayton Christensen (1952-2020)

By James T. Berger February 17, 2020

A giant in marketing theory died too soon. Clayton M. Christensen, Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at Harvard University’s Business…

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Strategic Movements: October 2019

By Tim J. Smith, PhD October 16, 2019

Market Share? Meh. Customer Satisfaction and Brand Equity? YES, Please! Managers care a lot about market share, but should they? Meta-research by…

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Some Bizarre Facts About Trademarks

By James T. Berger July 17, 2019

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Mr. Berger is actively involved as an expert witness for trademark-related legal matters.)  A trademark is any word, name, symbol,…

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Strategic Movements: May 2019

By Tim J. Smith, PhD May 24, 2019

Tesla Model 3 sales volume underwhelmed expectations in Mid-April. SpaceX capsule was damaged in weekend engine tests, spewing smoke.  How to respond?  Elon Musk touted the future of self-driving cars and his strategy for deploying them.  If the truth is unpleasant yet you have fan followers, can he simply change the narrative by talking about a brighter future, again?

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Strategic Movements: March 2019

By Tim J. Smith, PhD March 24, 2019

I know Elon Musk is a Silicon Valley type person, but is he being rational with distribution and price? Tesla announced in late February a plan to end all physical dealerships and move to an online-only distribution. Their justification: to reduce vehicle price to the mythical $35,000. Is this smart?

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Evolving Product Strategy in a Growing Industry

By Tim J. Smith, PhD January 30, 2019

Between the highest- and the lowest-priced products, other products will be positioned. A plethora of product positions in price and benefits should be considered the norm as an industry moves from introduction, through growth, and into maturity.

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Federal Court v. Apple on Tying Arrangements

By Tim J. Smith, PhD December 31, 2018

As of November 27, 2018, the Supreme Court is determining whether a group of consumers have standing to sue Apple Inc. over the way they manage iPhone apps (1). The probability of this suit being adjudicated by the Supreme Court is definitely non-zero.

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