Top 6 – November 2008


Tim J. Smith, PhD
Founder and CEO, Wiglaf Pricing

Published November 1, 2008

Each snowflake is unique. Is your market proposition unique?

  1. Manage and track your branding. You could be a global star and not know it.
  2. When demand slumps, production should slump too or the laws of economics will dictate your price to implode.
  3. Competition is closer than you think. Refresh your marketing strategy to address evolving requirements.
  4. Putting customers first implies that you actually communicate with them regarding why they should value the relationship as well.
  5. Don’t confuse your reason for existence with the range of opportunities. Pick your opportunity and overwhelm.
  6. Customers last, profits evaporate. Customers first, profits materialize.
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About The Author

Tim J. Smith, PhD, is the founder and CEO of Wiglaf Pricing, an Adjunct Professor of Marketing and Economics at DePaul University, and the author of Pricing Done Right (Wiley 2016) and Pricing Strategy (Cengage 2012). At Wiglaf Pricing, Tim leads client engagements. Smith’s popular business book, Pricing Done Right: The Pricing Framework Proven Successful by the World’s Most Profitable Companies, was noted by Dennis Stone, CEO of Overhead Door Corp, as "Essential reading… While many books cover the concepts of pricing, Pricing Done Right goes the additional step of applying the concepts in the real world." Tim’s textbook, Pricing Strategy: Setting Price Levels, Managing Price Discounts, & Establishing Price Structures, has been described by independent reviewers as “the most comprehensive pricing strategy book” on the market. As well as serving as the Academic Advisor to the Professional Pricing Society’s Certified Pricing Professional program, Tim is a member of the American Marketing Association and American Physical Society. He holds a BS in Physics and Chemistry from Southern Methodist University, a BA in Mathematics from Southern Methodist University, a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Chicago, and an MBA with high honors in Strategy and Marketing from the University of Chicago GSB.