Confessions of the Pricing Man

Confessions of the Pricing Man
Author: Hermann Simon
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2015-10-20
ISBN 10: 3319204009
ISBN 13: 9783319204000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of the Pricing Man Book Review:

The world’s foremost expert on pricing strategy shows how this mysterious process works and how to maximize value through pricing to company and customer. In all walks of life, we constantly make decisions about whether something is worth our money or our time, or try to convince others to part with their money or their time. Price is the place where value and money meet. From the global release of the latest electronic gadget to the bewildering gyrations of oil futures to markdowns at the bargain store, price is the most powerful and pervasive economic force in our day-to-day lives and one of the least understood. The recipe for successful pricing often sounds like an exotic cocktail, with equal parts psychology, economics, strategy, tools and incentives stirred up together, usually with just enough math to sour the taste. That leads managers to water down the drink with hunches and rules of thumb, or leave out the parts with which they don’t feel comfortable. While this makes for a sweeter drink, it often lacks the punch to have an impact on the customer or on the business. It doesn’t have to be that way, though, as Hermann Simon illustrates through dozens of stories collected over four decades in the trenches and behind the scenes. A world-renowned speaker on pricing and a trusted advisor to Fortune 500 executives, Simon’s lifelong journey has taken him from rural farmers’ markets, to a distinguished academic career, to a long second career as a n entrepreneur and management consultant to companies large and small throughout the world. Along the way, he has learned from Nobel Prize winners and leading management gurus, and helped countless managers and executives use pricing as a way to create new markets, grow their businesses and gain a sustained competitive advantage. He also learned some tough personal lessons about value, how people perceive it, and how people profit from it. In this engaging and practical narrative, Simon leaves nothing out of the pricing cocktail, but still makes it go down smoothly and leaves you wanting to learn more and do more—as a consumer or as a business person. You will never look at pricing the same way again.

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Author: John Perkins
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2004-11-09
ISBN 10: 9781576755129
ISBN 13: 1576755126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man Book Review:

Perkins, a former chief economist at a Boston strategic-consulting firm, confesses he was an "economic hit man" for 10 years, helping U.S. intelligence agencies and multinationals cajole and blackmail foreign leaders into serving U.S. foreign policy and awarding lucrative contracts to American business.

Confessions of the Pricing Man

Confessions of the Pricing Man
Author: Hermann Simon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9783030115807
ISBN 13: 3030115801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of the Pricing Man Book Review:

The world's foremost expert on pricing strategy shows how this mysterious process works and how to maximize value through pricing to company and customer. In this engaging and practical narrative, Hermann Simon leaves nothing out of the pricing cocktail, explaining each ingredient through dozens of stories collected over four decades in the trenches and behind the scenes. A world-renowned speaker on pricing and a trusted advisor to Fortune 500 executives, Simon's lifelong journey has taken him from rural farmers' markets, to a distinguished academic career, to a long second career as an entrepreneur and management consultant to companies large and small throughout the world. Along the way, he has learned from Nobel Prize winners and leading management gurus, and helped countless managers and executives use pricing as a way to create new markets, grow their businesses, and gain a sustained competitive advantage. Here, for consumers and business people alike, he reveals the secrets of successful pricing practices, and shares the wisdom and common sense that will forever change the way you thinking about pricing. "This is the best book I know to open your mind to the practical problems in setting your prices." PHILIP KOTLER, S.C. Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. "Hermann Simon is 'The Pricing Man' and a giant within our discipline. With more than 40 years of experience in pricing research and practice with companies across the globe and across all major industries, he possesses the know-how to help organizations large, medium-sized, and small to improve their pricing acumen. This book will help you improve your pricing management skills, strategies, and tactics - and it will help your company also." KEVIN MITCHELL, President, The Professional Pricing Society, Inc. "Hermann Simon is a man who can get upset about being offered a 35 percent discount on a new digital camera. His fascination with 'willingness to pay' is infectious. As much as any individual, he is behind the professionalization of pricing in the past couple of decades." WILLIAM POUNDSTONE, Author, Priceless: The Myth of Fair Value (and How to Take Advantage of It) .

Confessions of an Innocent Man

Confessions of an Innocent Man
Author: David R. Dow
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-04-09
ISBN 10: 1524743909
ISBN 13: 9781524743901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of an Innocent Man Book Review:

“Every person wrongfully convicted of a crime at some point dreams of getting revenge against the system. In Confessions of an Innocent Man, the dream comes true and in a spectacular way.”—John Grisham, New York Times bestselling author of The Reckoning A thrillingly suspenseful debut novel and a fierce howl of rage that questions the true meaning of justice. Rafael Zhettah relishes the simplicity and freedom of his life. He is the owner and head chef of a promising Houston restaurant, a pilot with open access to the boundless Texas horizon, and a bachelor, content with having few personal or material attachments that ground him. Then, lightning strikes. When he finds Tieresse—billionaire, philanthropist, sophisticate, bombshell—sitting at one of his tables, he also finds his soul mate and his life starts again. And just as fast, when she is brutally murdered in their home, when he is convicted of the crime, when he is sentenced to die, it is all ripped away. But for Rafael Zhettah, death row is not the end. It is only the beginning. Now, with his recaptured freedom, he will stop at nothing to deliver justice to those who stole everything from him. This is a heart-stoppingly suspenseful, devastating, page-turning debut novel. A thriller with a relentless grip that wants you to read it in one sitting. David R. Dow has dedicated his life to the fight against capital punishment—to righting the horrific injustices of the death penalty regime in Texas. He delivers the perfect modern parable for exploring our complex, uneasy relationships with punishment and reparation in a terribly unjust world.

Confessions of an Advertising Man

Confessions of an Advertising Man
Author: David Ogilvy
Publsiher: No Exit Press
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9781904915010
ISBN 13: 1904915019
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of an Advertising Man Book Review:

Confessions of an Advertising Man is the distillation of all the successful Ogilvy concepts, tactics and techniques that made this book an international bestseller. Regarded as the father of modern advertising, David Ogilvy created some of the most memorable advertising campaigns that set the standard for others to follow. Anyone aspiring to be a good manager in any kind of business should read this.

The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Author: John Perkins
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-02-09
ISBN 10: 1626566755
ISBN 13: 9781626566750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man Book Review:

Featuring 15 explosive new chapters, this new edition of the New York Times bestseller brings the story of Economic Hit Men up-to-date and, chillingly, home to the U.S.―but it also gives us hope and the tools to fight back. Former economic hit man John Perkins shares new details about the ways he and others cheated countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Then he reveals how the deadly EHM cancer he helped create has spread far more widely and deeply than ever in the US and everywhere else—to become the dominant system of business, government, and society today. Finally, he gives an insider view of what we each can do to change it. Economic hit men are the shock troops of what Perkins calls the corporatocracy, a vast network of corporations, banks, colluding governments, and the rich and powerful people tied to them. If the EHMs can't maintain the corrupt status quo through nonviolent coercion, the jackal assassins swoop in. The heart of this book is a completely new section, over 100 pages long, that exposes the fact that all the EHM and jackal tools—false economics, false promises, threats, bribes, extortion, debt, deception, coups, assassinations, unbridled military power—are used around the world today exponentially more than during the era Perkins exposed over a decade ago. As dark as the story gets, this reformed EHM also provides hope. Perkins offers specific actions each of us can take to transform what he calls a failing Death Economy into a Life Economy that provides sustainable abundance for all.

Ultramarathon Man

Ultramarathon Man
Author: Dean Karnazes
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2006-03-02
ISBN 10: 1440684936
ISBN 13: 9781440684937
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ultramarathon Man Book Review:

In one of his most ambitious physical efforts to date, Dean Karnazes attempted to run 50 marathons, in 50 states, in 50 days to raise awareness of youth obesity and urge Americans of all fitness levels to "take that next step." "UltraMarathon Man: 50 Marathons - 50 States - 50 Days", a Journeyfilm documentary, follows Dean’s incredible step-by-step journey across the country. Ultrarunning legend Dean Karnazes has run 262 miles-the equivalent of ten marathons-without rest. He has run over mountains, across Death Valley, and to the South Pole-and is probably the first person to eat an entire pizza while running. With an insight, candor, and humor rarely seen in sports memoirs (and written without the aid of a ghostwriter or cowriter), Ultramarathon Man has inspired tens of thousands of people-nonrunners and runners alike-to push themselves beyond their comfort zones and be reminded of "what it feels like to be truly alive," says Sam Fussell, author of Muscle. Ultramarathon Man answers the questions Karnazes is continually asked: - Why do you do it? - How do you do it? - Are you insane? And in the new paperback edition, Karnazes answers the two questions he was most asked on his book tour: - What, exactly, do you eat? - How do you train to stay in such good shape?

Confessions of a Left Handed Man

Confessions of a Left Handed Man
Author: Peter Selgin
Publsiher: University of Iowa Press
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2011-10
ISBN 10: 1609380568
ISBN 13: 9781609380564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of a Left Handed Man Book Review:

Peter Selgin was cursed/blessed with an unusual childhood. The son of Italian immigrants—his father an electronics inventor and a mother so good looking UPS drivers swerved off their routes to see her—Selgin spent his formative years scrambling among the hat factory ruins of a small Connecticut town, visiting doting—and dotty—relatives in the “old world,” watching mental giants clash at Mensa gatherings, enduring Pavlovian training sessions with a grandmother bent on “curing” his left-handedness, and competing savagely with his right-handed twin. It’s no surprise, then, that Selgin went on from these peculiar beginnings to do . . . well, nearly everything. Confessions of a Left-Handed Man is a bold, unblushing journey down roads less traveled. Whether recounting his work driving a furniture delivery truck, his years as a caricaturist, his obsession with the Titanic that compelled him to complete seventy-five paintings of the ship(in sinking and nonsinking poses), or his daily life as a writer, from start to finish readers are treated to a vividly detailed, sometimes hilarious, often moving, but always memorable life. In this modern-day picaresque, Selgin narrates an artist’s journey from unconventional roots through gritty experience to artistic achievement. With an elegant narrative voice that is, by turns, frank, witty, and acid-tongued, Selgin confronts his past while coming to terms with approaching middle age, reaching self-understanding tempered by reflection, regret, and a sharply self-deprecating sense of humor.

The Confessions of St Augustine

The Confessions of St  Augustine
Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 285
Release: 1844
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: COLUMBIA:CU72977485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Confessions of a Medicine Man

Confessions of a Medicine Man
Author: Alfred I. Tauber
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780262700726
ISBN 13: 0262700727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of a Medicine Man Book Review:

This book probes the ethical structure of contemporary medicine in an argumentaccessible to lay readers, healthcare professionals, and ethicists alike.

Confessions of a Mask

Confessions of a Mask
Author: Yukio Mishima
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 255
Release: 1958
ISBN 10: 9780811201186
ISBN 13: 081120118X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of a Mask Book Review:

When a Japanese youth discovers he has homosexual tendencies he hides himself behind conventional behavior

Confessions of a Cartel Hit Man

Confessions of a Cartel Hit Man
Author: Martin Corona,Tony Rafael
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-07-25
ISBN 10: 1101984643
ISBN 13: 9781101984642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of a Cartel Hit Man Book Review:

The true confession of an assassin, a sicario, who rose through the ranks of the Southern California gang world to become a respected leader in an elite, cruelly efficient crew of hit men for Mexico's "most vicious drug cartel," and eventually found a way out and an (almost) normal life. Martin Corona, a US citizen, fell into the outlaw life at twelve and worked for a crew run by the Arellano brothers, founders of the the Tijuana drug cartel that dominated the Southern California drug trade and much bloody gang warfare for decades. Corona's crew would cross into the United States from their luxurious hideout in Mexico, kill whoever needed to be killed north of the border, and return home in the afternoon. That work continued until the arrest of Javier Arellano-Félix in 2006 in a huge coordinated DEA operation. Martin Corona played a key role in the downfall of the cartel when he turned state's evidence. He confessed to multiple murders. Special Agent of the California Department of Justice Steve Duncan, who wrote the foreword, says Martin Corona is the only former cartel hit man he knows who is truly remorseful. Martin's father was a US Marine. The family had many solid middle-class advantages, including the good fortune to be posted in Hawaii for a time during which a teenage Martin thought he might be able to turn away from the outlaw life of theft, drug dealing, gun play, and prostitution. He briefly quit drugs and held down a job, but a die had been cast. He soon returned to a gangbanging life he now deeply regrets. How does someone become evil, a murderer who can kill without hesitation? This story is an insight into how it happened to one human being and how he now lives with himself. He is no longer a killer; he has asked for forgiveness; he has made a kind of peace for himself. He wrote letters to family members of his victims. Some of them not only wrote back but came to support him at his parole hearings. It is a cautionary tale, but also one that shows that evil doesn't have to be forever.

Spon s Architects and Builders Price Book 2021

Spon s Architects  and Builders  Price Book 2021
Author: AECOM
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 782
Release: 2020-09-27
ISBN 10: 100020510X
ISBN 13: 9781000205107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spon s Architects and Builders Price Book 2021 Book Review:

UK construction supply chain firms face an array of risks going into 2021 as fallout from the COVID-19 crisis – not least the effect of social distancing rules on site productivity. But underlying construction demand remains broadly in place for the expected medium-term. SPON’S ARCHITECTS’ AND BUILDERS’ PRICE BOOK 2021, compiled by AECOM, still provides the most accurate, detailed and professionally relevant construction price information for the UK. Its unique Tender Index , updated through the year (2015 = 100), gives an ongoing reality check and allows you to adjust for changing market conditions. Although it suits a wide range of project sizes, this is the only price book which sets out a detailed cost base for contracts exceeding £4,000,000 in value. Use the access code inside the front cover of the book to get set up with an ebook of this 2021 edition on the VitalSource® Bookshelf platform, available for access and use until the end of December 2021. As well as an overhaul of prices, several new items have been added, including: a London fringe office cost model a higher education refurbishment cost model Pecafil® permanent formwork and an expanded range of cast iron rainwater products along with the standard features you have come to expect from SPON’S ARCHITECTS’ AND BUILDERS’ PRICE BOOK: 20,000 prices for the most frequently specified items, the majority with labour constants and detailed build-ups Hundreds of alternative materials prices for the more unusual items Detailed guidance on wage rates, daywork, cost limits and allowances, property insurance and professional fees, plus useful formulae, design criteria and trade association addresses Updates, free of charge, twice a year – see inside for registration details. Updates are available online at www.pricebooks.co.uk

Confessions of a Broken Man

Confessions of a Broken Man
Author: Stallon Anderson
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2018-05-23
ISBN 10: 1546231153
ISBN 13: 9781546231158
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of a Broken Man Book Review:

Where do I begin to tell this fiasco of a journey that once was my life? How do I sum up 38 years living on a tiny island that was well known for drug trafficking, rape, incest, and political corruption? And what might be the consequences of unravelling secrets that, until now, noone dare reveal? Today I share my story, the story of a man who has gone through tumultuous times, living the role of both Victim and Perpetrator. What I describe here is not to hurt anyone or to gain sympathy. It is my way to healing, and a call to inspire others who may need it.

Manage for Profit Not for Market Share

Manage for Profit  Not for Market Share
Author: Hermann Simon,Frank F. Bilstein,Frank Luby
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781591395263
ISBN 13: 1591395267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manage for Profit Not for Market Share Book Review:

How do companies in mature markets--where savings from cost-cutting have been exhausted and breakthrough innovations are hard to come by--achieve sustainable increases in profits? For decades, managers have been told the answer lies in pursuing high market share. But Hermann Simon, Frank F. Bilstein, and Frank Luby argue that this misguided advice has destroyed, rather than created, an additional profit potential. In Manage for Profit, Not for Share, the authors contend that companies can extract a profit potential of 1%-3 % of revenue by pursuing a profit, rather than a market share, orientation. Based on their extensive consulting work, the authors lay out a practical, proven program for making significantly more money by reconfiguring the marketing mix to sell existing products and services in different ways. The book offers practical strategies managers can use to differentiate mature products, raise prices effectively, time promotional activities properly, better understand consumer preferences, and more. A convincing counterargument to the reigning market share dogma, this book outlines the new mind-set and tools managers will need to bring their companies closer to peak profit performance.

Priceless

Priceless
Author: William Poundstone
Publsiher: Hill and Wang
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-01-05
ISBN 10: 9781429943932
ISBN 13: 1429943939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Priceless Book Review:

Prada stores carry a few obscenely expensive items in order to boost sales for everything else (which look like bargains in comparison). People used to download music for free, then Steve Jobs convinced them to pay. How? By charging 99 cents. That price has a hypnotic effect: the profit margin of the 99 Cents Only store is twice that of Wal-Mart. Why do text messages cost money, while e-mails are free? Why do jars of peanut butter keep getting smaller in order to keep the price the "same"? The answer is simple: prices are a collective hallucination. In Priceless, the bestselling author William Poundstone reveals the hidden psychology of value. In psychological experiments, people are unable to estimate "fair" prices accurately and are strongly influenced by the unconscious, irrational, and politically incorrect. It hasn't taken long for marketers to apply these findings. "Price consultants" advise retailers on how to convince consumers to pay more for less, and negotiation coaches offer similar advice for businesspeople cutting deals. The new psychology of price dictates the design of price tags, menus, rebates, "sale" ads, cell phone plans, supermarket aisles, real estate offers, wage packages, tort demands, and corporate buyouts. Prices are the most pervasive hidden persuaders of all. Rooted in the emerging field of behavioral decision theory, Priceless should prove indispensable to anyone who negotiates.

Confessions of the Fox

Confessions of the Fox
Author: Jordy Rosenberg
Publsiher: One World/Ballantine
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN 10: 0399592288
ISBN 13: 9780399592287
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of the Fox Book Review:

A New York Times Editors' Choice: "A mind-bending romp through a gender-fluid, eighteenth century London . . . a joyous mash-up of literary genres shot through with queer theory and awash in sex, crime, and revolution." NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New Yorker * HuffPost * Kirkus Reviews * Shortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize * "A dazzling tale of queer romance and resistance."--Time Jack Sheppard and Edgeworth Bess were the most notorious thieves, jailbreakers, and lovers of eighteenth-century London. Yet no one knows the true story; their confessions have never been found. Until now. Reeling from heartbreak, a scholar named Dr. Voth discovers a long-lost manuscript--a gender-defying exposé of Jack and Bess's adventures. Is Confessions of the Fox an authentic autobiography or a hoax? As Dr. Voth is drawn deeper into Jack and Bess's tale of underworld resistance and gender transformation, it becomes clear that their fates are intertwined--and only a miracle will save them all. Writing with the narrative mastery of Sarah Waters and the playful imagination of Nabokov, Jordy Rosenberg is an audacious storyteller of extraordinary talent. Praise for Confessions of the Fox "A cunning metafiction of vulpine versatility . . . an action-adventure tale with postmodern flourishes; an academic comedy spliced with period erotica; an intimate meditation on belonging."--Katy Waldman, The New Yorker "Confessions of the Fox is so goddamned good. Reading it was like an out-of-body experience. I want to run through the streets screaming about it. It should be in the personal canon of every queer and non-cis person. Read it."--Carmen Maria Machado, National Book Award finalist for Her Body and Other Parties "A hat tip to Moby-Dick . . . a running footnote hall of mirrors to rival Borges . . . one of the most trenchant calls for progressive action that I have read in a very long time."--The New York Times Book Review "An ambitious work of metafiction, a sexy queer love story . . . a bold first novel."--Entertainment Weekly

Confessions of a Young Man

Confessions of a Young Man
Author: George Moore
Publsiher: Good Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2019-12-05
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: EAN:4057664571120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of a Young Man Book Review:

"Confessions of a Young Man" by George Moore. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Confessions of a Dead Man

Confessions of a Dead Man
Author: Michael Pescione
Publsiher: Word Assn Pub
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781595711519
ISBN 13: 1595711511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner
Author: James Hogg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 390
Release: 1824
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: BSB:BSB10265058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner Book Review:

Published anonymously in 1824, this gothic mystery novel was written by Scottish author James Hogg. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner was published as if it were the presentation of a century-old document. The unnamed editor offers the reader a long introduction before presenting the document written by the sinner himself.