Counter-Intuitive Strategies Can Yield High Margins While Being Attentive To Customers’ Needs

Counter-Intuitive Strategy Costco charges an annual membership fee for the “privilege” of shopping. People pay to spend? That’s crazy, but true! This counter-intuitive strategy makes the bulk of Costco’s profits. Yet, most firms haven’t been able to copy it. Starbucks’ coffee demands a premium. Why? Starbucks doesn’t sell coffee alone, it sells and other products. […]

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Why Public Corporations Delist Shares From Stock Markets and Become Private

Why do public corporations become private and delist their shares from stock exchanges? On Oct. 29, 2013, Dell announced that Michael Dell, founder and CEO, and Silver Lake Partners, a leading global technology firm completed acquisition of Dell’s outstanding shares. Michael Dell said he can focus on building the company,” Not the 90-day shot clock” […]

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GOP Tax Reform Assessment Impacted Negatively by Ignorance, Politics, and Emotions

Why does the GOP tax reform have more tax brackets than today? It’s imperfect, unpopular, has too many tax brackets and deductions, but is a good first step. Taxing firms reduces organic growth, job-creation, and invites waste. Left-leaning media and politicians either don’t understand business or they want to dupe the public who do not know the market […]

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