Archives tagged: Bloomberg

Top 6 – December 2016

By Tim J. Smith, PhD December 10, 2016

“Having worked closely with James during the past 10 years of his 20-year career with our company, I know that his vast…

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Top 6 – November 2016

By Tim J. Smith, PhD November 1, 2016

“Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is stepping up investments in the entertainment industry with the formation of a new media group along with…

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Pricing Done Right – Events and Press Roundup

By Tim J. Smith, PhD October 5, 2016

September was an important month with the success of Pricing Done Right: The Pricing Framework Proven Successful by the World’s Most Profitable Companies. Check out some of the celebration and press below, and don’t forget to pick up your own copy!

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Top 6 – October 2016

By Tim J. Smith, PhD October 5, 2016

“Given the pound weakness right now, for U.S. investors, it’s really only a win if you are a new investor and you’re…

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Tesla’s Software Upsell

By Kyle T. Westra July 3, 2016

What Tesla has changed for the automotive industry is now that upselling process can continue long after the purchase of the vehicle. If you buy a S60 then get a better-paying job with a longer commute, you can choose to upgrade with essentially no additional cost to serve for Tesla. And spacing out the payments for the vehicle and later the capacity may make the original vehicle purchase more palatable for the consumer.

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McDonald’s Feasts on All-Day Breakfast, But Causes Indigestion for Some Franchisees

By James T. Berger April 4, 2016

According to Bloomberg Business, the all-day breakfast has created some meaningful initial problems for franchisees. Soon after the all-day breakfast policy was initiated, Bloomberg Business pointed out “Four Reasons McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast is a Headache for Franchisees.”

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Arbitrage With Unofficial Exchange Rates

By Kyle T. Westra December 3, 2015

Much of this has to do with poor economic policy, the low price of oil (upon which much of Venezuela’s exports depend), and the strong dollar. In such situations, dollars become even more valuable to hoard, which in turn creates more inflation in the bolivar, leading to a positive feedback loop. But how does this lead to shortages of something as basic as toilet paper?

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Top 6 – June 2015

By Tim J. Smith, PhD June 10, 2015

“The dollar .DXY dropped more than half a percent against a basket of major currencies even after Obama denied a Bloomberg report, citing…

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Innovate or be Irrelevant

By Tim J. Smith, PhD April 15, 2015

Innovation is clearly on many corporate agendas.  And it is not surprising.  Companies don’t grow by cost cutting alone.  They grow through innovation.  But how?  And what are the implications of this innovation driven agenda?

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SXSW Brings an Innovative Marketing Look to Chicago

By Brian C. Lowe March 5, 2013

What would it be worth to you to have 300 excited, engaged professionals listening to your firm’s message and services while interacting…

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