Confessions of the Pricing Man

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

Confessions of the Pricing Man Book Excerpt:

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 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. 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.

Hidden Champions in the Chinese Century

Hidden Champions in the Chinese Century
Author: Hermann Simon
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2022-07-07
ISBN: 9783030925963
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hidden Champions in the Chinese Century Book Excerpt:

“Hidden Champions” are medium-sized, unknown companies with annual revenues under $5 billion that have quietly, under the radar, become world market leaders in their respective industries. In this new instalment to his worldwide bestselling Hidden Champions volumes, Hermann Simon takes readers on in-depth exploration of the ever changing operating conditions and the greater uncertainty and volatility that defines the global business sphere over the next ten years. In particular, in this book he focuses on China’s continued impact on the business world since its rise in the global business and economic sphere over recent decades. In this regard, Dr. Simon shows the reader how the current status evolved, and then offers concrete and actionable recommendations. New driving forces such as digitalization, business ecosystems and sustainability receive special attention. While the main focus is on companies in German-speaking countries as they comprise 56 percent of the world’s Hidden Champions, the success factors mentioned in this book can be applied globally to mid-sized companies in other regions as they strive to become global market leaders. Whether a company is a “Hidden Champion”, aspires to be one, or wants to emulate their success model, Dr. Simon’s new book provides essential food for thought as executives and managers chart their course into the future.

Many Worlds One Life

Many Worlds  One Life
Author: Hermann Simon
Publsiher: Copernicus
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2021-03-30
ISBN: 9783030607579
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Many Worlds One Life Book Excerpt:

In this engaging, insightful, and inspiring narrative, Hermann Simon, the world-renowned management thinker, consultant, pricing expert, entrepreneur, and leading authority on the “hidden champions” business model, highlights the influences on his remarkable journey from humble origins on a German farm to advising and sharing the stage with global leaders in industry, academia, and politics. Born in 1947 in the rural Eifel region of Western Germany, Simon’s coming of age parallels that of a country struggling to come to terms with the legacy of World War II and reinvent itself as a new world power. His colorful anecdotes of a youth spent in an agricultural community that in many ways operated as it had since the Middle Ages, reflect the establishment of core values, such as trust, focus, quality, and commitment that served as an anchor against the accelerating pace of technological, economic, political, social, and cultural change in the subsequent decades. Simon takes readers on a journey through time and space, as his—and our—world transformed from isolated to connected, local to global, revealing lessons learned from the extraordinary people (from Peter Drucker to Henry Kissinger) and places he has encountered along the way, through a career that has evolved from research and education to management consulting to leadership and strategy development on a broad scale. His particular interest in the Mittelstand, or “hidden champions,” the small and medium-sized companies that exemplify the German business philosophy and served as the engine of its economic revival, becomes a powerful metaphor of his own experiences in blazing new trails while staying true to one’s roots. For anyone familiar with Simon’s work and contributions, Many Worlds, One Life reveals unique insights into the man himself and the origins of his ideas on successful leadership and business strategy. But more generally, readers in any field or discipline will recognize how their own stories reflect their ties to the past, their accomplishments in an increasingly complex environment, and, ultimately, their roads to the stars. “Hermann Simon is one of the very few people who combine a truly global mindset with strong local roots. This rare combination makes him a superb bridge-builder at a time of increasing friction in our global trading system. World-renowned management scholar, successful entrepreneur, engaged citizen - this book tells his life’s amazing story in a compelling way.” U. Mark Schneider, CEO, Nestlé “From the moment I met Hermann Simon, through each successive encounter, I have enjoyed increasing returns which are rare in most relationships. Hermann, please continue to open further fields of inquiry in business theory and practice, always with an eye to aligning profit, high purpose, and passion.” Philip Kotler, Professor Emeritus of Marketing, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University “Among the politicians, officials, scholars, and entrepreneurs that Hermann Simon has close acquaintance with, it is a great honor that I am writing a letter of recommendation for this book and Dr. Simon. As a worldly renowned business manager and scholar, his wise words have always inspired and awakened business leaders (and engineers) like me. I bought the book and finished it on the spot before I left the bookstore. This book is about his life rather than his studies. This book also proves that he is a good essayist as much as he is a scholar. As you navigate into his youth in a German farmhouse, you will notice that he has always captured the details of daily life and social surroundings. It is the encounter of such details and awakening of his senses that have led him to become the pride of modern Europe’s business management studies. My favorite part in his book is the chapter, ‘The School of Life’. He has listed the things he has learned throughout his life and said they are ‘subjective and incomplete.’ As I read through his book, it felt as if I were having a cup of tea with him over family, future, health, management, leadership, time management, and other lifetime subjects. His value and love for humanity is truly special. In this book, he acknowledges that his life is divided in two: one from his Eifel village and one from the globalized word. The division of the old and the present, or the division of time and space, which usually starts from village and ends in a city, was unavoidable to anyone our age who has gone through rapid urbanization and industrialization. Such sense of separation, however, does not always lead to enlightenment. The enlightenment that he is sharing with us is the fruit of his lifetime effort. When you read his stories from his childhood to recent research and studies, you will learn the never-changing truth that ‘Great discernment is cultivated rather than is born.’ I also think this book will be a milestone for the younger generations who still have more road to travel.” Dr. Chang Gyu Hwang, former CEO, Samsung Electronics and KT Korea Telecom "In his autobiography, Professor Hermann Simon narrates his experience of growing from the countryside to the international stage and becoming a common friend in Chinese and German economic circles. It can be said that with the impetus of globalization, his Hidden Champion Theory has been widely practiced in both Germany and China. The combination of the Hidden Champion Theory and the pragmatic development of small and medium-sized enterprises has promoted the craftsmanship, deepened international cooperation, and enriched the connotation of Sino-German economic and trade cooperation. In recent years, Sino-German pragmatic economic and trade cooperation has maintained a continuous development momentum. Both the industrial chain and the supply chain cooperation are safe and stable. In the future, we will look forward to collaborating more with the German business community to uphold multilateralism, promote trade and investment liberalization and facilitation, assist cooperation in various fields to achieve positive results, push the continuous expansion of two-way opening forward." 刘殿勋Mr. LIU Dianxun 中华人民共和国商务部投资促进事务局局长 Director General of Investment Promotion Agency of Ministry of Commerce. P.R.China

The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau

The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau
Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 494
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Confessions of an Infallible Man The Secret Memoir Of Pope Leo X

Confessions of an Infallible Man  The Secret Memoir Of Pope Leo X
Author: Stanley Wallerstein
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-03-12
ISBN: 1257313444
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of an Infallible Man The Secret Memoir Of Pope Leo X Book Excerpt:

Giovanni de Medici (Pope Leo X), the son of Lorenzo, the Magnificent, was a corrupt, fiscally irresponsible, decadent homosexual whose quest to restore the Medici family to its former glory nearly bankrupted the Catholic Church. He waged an indefensible war in a failed attempt to build a family empire. He used torture freely. While Leo was obsessed by the perceived threat from Islam, he was blind to the far graver threat to the Church posed by Luther and other reformers disgusted by its institutional rot. Martin Luther posted his 95 theses in direct response to Leo's excesses and the Reformation began on Leo's watch. Leo lived at the zenith of the Italian Renaissance and his life was intertwined with those of Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, Savonarola, Machiavelli and the Borgia. The Catholic Encyclopedia's entry on Leo concludes: "The only possible verdict on the pontificate of Leo X is that it was unfortunate for the Church." Confessions of an Infallible Man is historical fiction.

Confessions of a Good Christian Guy

Confessions of a Good Christian Guy
Author: Thomas J. Davis,Tammy Maltby,Tom Davis
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN: 1418537411
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of a Good Christian Guy Book Excerpt:

Dealing with the secret pain in the lives of many "good Christian" men. In a continuation of Confessions of a Good Christian Girl, Tammy Maltby is back with coauthor Tom Davis to get specific about the brokenness and pain in the lives of good Christian men. This isn't a lurid expose but an honest and courageous look at the secrets most often lurking behind "victorious" Christian facades. Chapters include: I've got a dirty mind I'm a self-made man I want more stuff I need my dad I love booze I don't like to feel I'm so ticked off I want to give up In addition to the transparent stories and insight from Davis, Matlby concludes each chapter with reflections for those who care-practical insight for individuals walking beside a man struggling with these issues.

Confessions

Confessions
Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Publsiher: Everyman's Library
Total Pages: 626
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions Book Excerpt:

Rousseau's ideas have influenced almost every major political development of the last two hundred years, and are crucial to an understanding of phenomena as diverse as the French Revolution, modern educational theory, and the contemporary environmental movement. This is reason enough to draw attention to his startlingly alive autobiography. But the Confessions is also among the greatest self-portraits in world literature -which suggests, even more than the impact of Rousseau's thought, the extent to which the very high opinion he had of himself was ultimately justified. (Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed)

Man

Man
Author: G. C. Berkouwer
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 376
Release: 1962
ISBN: 9780802848185
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Man Book Excerpt:

This is a print on demand book and is therefore non- returnable. This study in theological anthropology considers man as the image of God, the meaning of the image, immortality, and human freedom, dealing always with living, actual man and his inescapable relation to God.

The Literary Panorama and National Register

The Literary Panorama and National Register
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 942
Release: 1819
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Confessions of Saint Augustine

Confessions of Saint Augustine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1943-01-01
ISBN: 0722026234
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of Saint Augustine Book Excerpt:

Written in 397 A.D., Confessions is the autobiography of Augustine of Hippo, a moving and profound record of a human soul and its struggles toward salvation. The most widely read of all his works, it not only tells the story of Augustine's struggle in the faith, but also his love for Jesus Christ.

Confessions

Confessions
Author: Saint Augustine
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2003-05-29
ISBN: 0141916559
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions Book Excerpt:

The son of a pagan father and a Christian mother, Saint Augustine spent his early years torn between conflicting faiths and world views. His Confessions, written when he was in his forties, recount how, slowly and painfully, he came to turn away from his youthful ideas and licentious lifestyle, to become instead a staunch advocate of Christianity and one of its most influential thinkers. A remarkably honest and revealing spiritual autobiography, the Confessions also address fundamental issues of Christian doctrine, and many of the prayers and meditations it includes are still an integral part of the practice of Christianity today.

Holy Sacrament Of Confessions

Holy Sacrament Of Confessions
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Father Thomas Devlin
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Confessions

The Confessions
Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 683
Release: 1965
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Confessions

Confessions
Author: M.G. Heise
Publsiher: Page Publishing Inc
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2021-09-01
ISBN: 1662437978
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions Book Excerpt:

Confessions explores a woman’s pursuit of the truth about her broken and dysfunctional family. Very early in her childhood, Debbie had discovered that her life was being controlled by some old and very dark secrets. Then one day her father calls and summons her to come back to Missouri to discuss “some family business.” She arrives to find he is in a hospice, dying, and he wants to make a deathbed confession. Upon hearing her father’s story, Debbie believes her father’s actions were justifiable. Then she learns he confessed it once before—to her mother forty years ago. What was in that confession that destroyed her mother? Every time her father visited Debbie, her mother would go into hysterics, sometimes for weeks. Her mother and father had kept secret the story of their romance and his confession from Debbie for decades. Now she had her father’s story. Would her mother be able to tell her side of the story? Confessions as a novel addresses the relationship between a sin, a confession, and forgiveness. Which is worse, the original sin if kept a secret or the confession of the sin to the recipient? We are taught to confess, to seek forgiveness from the person we have sinned against. But is that always the right choice? What if the confession does not generate the forgiveness we desire? What if the confession destroys that person, ruins their life and the lives of others? What if the confession was given for that purpose, not seeking forgiveness but seeking revenge? Confessions have consequences that can’t always be controlled.

Confessions of St Augustine

Confessions of St  Augustine
Author: St. Agustine
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1905
ISBN: 1291104259
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau

The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau
Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1901
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Authors, French
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Witchcraft Confessions and Accusations

Witchcraft Confessions and Accusations
Author: Mary Douglas
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2013-04-15
ISBN: 1135032971
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Witchcraft Confessions and Accusations Book Excerpt:

Historians as well as anthropologists have contributed to this volume of studies on aspects of witchcraft in a variety of cultures and periods from Tudor England to twentieth-century Africa and New Guinea. Contributors include: Mary Douglas, Norman Cohn, Peter Brown, Keith Thomas, Alan Macfarlane, Alison Redmayne, R.G. Willis, Edwin Ardener, Robert Brain, Julian Pitt-Rivers, Esther Goody, Peter Rivière, Anthony Forge, Godfrey Lienhardt, I.M. Lewis, Brian Spooner, G.I. Jones, Malcolm Ruel and T.O. Beidelman. First published in 1970.

A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Year 1783

A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Year 1783
Author: Thomas Bayly Howell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 784
Release: 1816
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Confessions of St Augustine

The Confessions of St  Augustine
Author: Saint Augustine
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2018-03-22
ISBN: 1479438162
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Confessions of St Augustine Book Excerpt:

The Confessions of St. Augustine is generally considered one of Augustine's most important texts. It is widely seen as the first Western autobiography ever written, and was an influential model for Christian writers throughout the Middle Ages. Professor Henry Chadwick wrote that Confessions will "always rank among the great masterpieces of western literature." Translated by E. B. Pusey (Edward Bouverie)

The Confessions of St Augustine Including the Imitation of Christ

The Confessions of St  Augustine  Including the Imitation of Christ
Author: Saint Augustine of Hippo,Saint Augustine,Thomas A'Kempis
Publsiher: Cosimo, Inc.
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2006-06-01
ISBN: 1596054255
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Confessions of St Augustine Including the Imitation of Christ Book Excerpt:

Here, in one volume, are two of the most influential works of Christian spirituality and philosophy: "The Confessions of St. Augustine" and "The Imitation of Christ." (Christian)