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Manage for Profit, Not for Market Share

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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.

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Manage For Profit, Not For Market Share: A Guide to Greater Profits In Highly Contested Markets

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Overview


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.

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Editorial Reviews

The Washington Post
"Simon is perhaps the world's leading guru on pricing strategy, and...he's put together an indispensable little management book."
June 25, 2006
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591395263
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • Publication date: 4/24/2006
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 820,769
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Hermann Simon is founder and Chairman of Simon-Kucher & Partners Strategy and Marketing Consultants (SKP), in Germany. Frank F. Bilstein and Frank Luby are Partners in SKP's Boston office.
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Table of Contents

1 Choose profit over market share 1
2 Learn to compete peacefully 27
3 Change the way you form your assumptions 45
4 Use internal data to find profit opportunities 65
5 Uncover preferences and willingness to pay 83
6 Optimize your marketing mix to capture the highest additional profit 107
7 Raise your prices to get the profit you deserve 127
8 Don't ingratiate yourself with customers 151
9 Align your incentives to focus on profit 171
10 Get your market communication under control 187
11 Epilogue - it's time to cash in your profit opportunities 203
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