Pricing on Purpose: Creating and Capturing Value

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John Wiley & Sons, 2010 M06 10 - 400 páginas
Pricing on Purpose explores the importance of pricing, one of the four Ps (product, promotion, place, and price) of marketing, that is largely ignored in business literature. Pricing is the opportunity for a business to capture the value of what it provides to the customer, and deserves as much attention as promotion, product and place in the marketing strategy of any business. This book calls attention to the market share fallacy, explains the difference between cost-plus pricing and value pricing, and provides best-practice pricing examples. It presents the theory of value—long established in the economics profession—and how any business can use various pricing strategies to communicate and capture the value of their products and services.

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and the Assumption of Rationality
41
No One Person Knows
49
8ATale of Two Theories
63
CostPlus Pricings Epitaph
87
The Wrong Mistakes
103
PriceLed Costing Replaces Cost Accounting
121
What and How People Buy
129
The Value Proposition
143
There Is No Such Thing as a Commodity
235
Bad Customers Drive Out Good Customers
249
Ethics Fairness and Pricing
269
Antitrust Law
283
Who Is in Charge of Value?
307
Getting Paid for the Value Your Company Creates
333
Bibliography
343
Suggested Reading
355

The Consumer Surplus and Price Discrimination
175
Customer Segmentation Strategies
197
Price Discrimination in Practice
213

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Página 49 - I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good. It is an affectation, indeed, not very common among merchants, and very few words need be employed in dissuading them from it.
Página 49 - By preferring the support of domestic to that of foreign industry he intends only his own security; and by directing that industry in such a manner as its produce may be of the greatest value, he intends only his own gain, and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention.
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Página 65 - The value of any commodity, therefore, to the person who possesses it, and who means not to use or consume it himself, but to exchange it for other commodities, is equal to the quantity of labour which it enables him to purchase or command.

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Ronald J. Baker started his career in 1984 with KPMG’s Private Business Advisory Services in San Francisco. Today, he is the founder of VeraSage Institute, a think tank dedicated to educating businesspeople around the world.
As a frequent speaker, writer, and educator, his work takes him around the world. He has been an instructor with the California CPA Education Foundation since 1995 and has authored ten courses for them: How to Build a Successful Practice with Total Quality Service; The Shift From Hourly Billing to Value Pricing; Value Pricing Graduate Seminar; You Are What You Charge For: Success in Today’s Emerging Experience Economy (with Daniel Morris); Alternatives to the Federal Income Tax; Trashing the Timesheet: A Declaration of Independence; Everyday Economics; The Firm of the Future; Everyday Ethics: Doing Well by Doing Good; and The New Business Equation for Industry Executives.
He is the author of the best-selling marketing book ever written specifically for professional service firms, Professional’s Guide to Value Pricing (seventh edition), published by CCH, Incorporated. He also wrote Burying the Billable Hour, Trashing the Timesheet, and You Are Your Customer List, published by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the United Kingdom. His prior book, The Firm of the Future: A Guide for Accountants, Lawyers, and Other Professional Services, co-authored with Paul Dunn, was published in April 2003 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Ron has toured the world, spreading his value-pricing message to over 70,000 businesspeople. He has been appointed to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant’s Group of One Hundred, a think tank of leaders to address the future of the profession, named on Accounting Today’s 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 Top 100 Most Influential People in the profession, and received the 2003 Award for Instructor Excellence from the California CPA Education Foundation.
He graduated in 1984 from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Science in accounting and a minor in economics. He is a graduate of Disney University and Cato University. He is a member of the Professional Pricing Society and presently resides in Petaluma, California.

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