Top 6 – March 2017


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

Published March 8, 2017

“I feel like every other month a new study comes out that makes the case for gender diversity in corporate leadership…but clearly the business case is not providing the motivation. To see important players like State Street say we’re going to be looking at this, and we’re going to be holding you accountable — I think that’s a significant development.” Brande Stellings, vice president of corporate board services for Catalyst, a non-profit research firm, Washington Post


  1. It’s all being symbolized by a temporary yet riveting statue on Wall Street
  2. Now companies like State Street Global Advisors are putting their money where their diversity-demanding mouths are
  3. They’re pushing for more women leadership in the form of shares
  4. Encompassing 2.5 trillion in investments spanning 3,500 public companies
  5. Vowing to make their votes contingent on progress toward diversity
  6. So women around the country and globe can point to something like this when they march
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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.