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Jun
28

First Solar faces pricing challenges

written by Dr. Duru

First Solar (FSLR) talked about its pricing challenges in last Wednesday’s conference call with analysts. The company is having trouble sorting through the various factors slowing demand for their thin film solar panels: for example, lack of credit and financing or competitor pricing. I suspect that First Solar’s sales teams need to do more aggressive […]

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Jun
27

Mass customization in media gains more advertising value

written by Dr. Duru

Bloomberg reports “Loyal ‘Simpsons’ Fans Fetch Higher Ad Rates on Web.” Premiun programming on the Web has gained pricing power due to the scarcity of popular, targeted advertising inventory. In the future, I would look for the industry to find ways of increasing ad inventory and creating more tools for mass audiences to create and […]

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Jun
20

Changing pricing and merchandising strategies in retail

written by Dr. Duru

Stephanie Rosenebloom writes in the New York Times: In Recession, Strategy Shifts for Big Chains (June 20, 2009). Retailers continue to re-engineer the industry to maintain positive profitability. The recession has forced the hand of several major retailers to bring prices and product offerings in-line with the new frugality of consumers.  Luxury retailers are broadening […]

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Jun
18

Webinar: Mind Tricks: How the Brain Reacts to Price-Based Offerings

written by Dr. Duru

This free webinar from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Executive Education, looks interesting. I hope to post a review soon after attending: _________________ Title: Mind Tricks: How the Brain Reacts to Price-Based Offerings Host: Professor Baba Shiv Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM (Pacific Daylight Time) Registration: www.stanfordinnovation.com In […]

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Jun
14

Welcome!

written by Dr. Duru

Welcome to the Thought Blog for Ahan Analytics, LLC. We will be discussing a range of topics on how to use analytics to make business better. Ahan Analytics, LLC finds the “a-ha” in your data that will improve business performance. We enable decision-making in the face of complexity and uncertainty so that your business can […]

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