Summary of Winning the Profit Game

Smarter Pricing, Smarter Branding

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Winning the Profit Game book summary
For profits in today's market, hone in on pricing strategy. Here're the tactics, why they matter and how to raise your price.


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Re-engineering, downsizing TQM, CRM - you’ve seen them all. But businesses are still trying to find ways to lead their markets and beat their competition. The authors of this book suggest that pricing deserves the kind of attention that, a decade ago, your organization lavished upon procurement. They believe pricing strategy will be the important competitive differentiator in times to come. That is certainly plausible, and this book offers extensive guidance on how, when, why and according to what guiding principles businesses should change prices. Its copy editors should have been more diligent, because spelling and grammatical errors abound, but the book is nonetheless surprisingly readable. The book makes some valuable points, and believes it merits marketing officers’ scrutiny.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Ample information about pricing and branding;
  • When and how to raise your prices; and
  • Why you should treat pricing as a key strategic decision.


Why Pricing MattersRevenue and profit depend largely on price. Set the price too low and you lose money. Make the price too high, and you lose customers. The spectrum of possible price points stretches widely between too high and too low. Companies can do relatively better or relatively worse within...
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About the Authors

Robert G. Docters is president of Abbey Road Associates. Michael R. Reopel is a senior officer in the strategy practice at A.T. Kearney. Jeanne-Mey Sun is a consultant with A.T. Kearney. Stephen M. Tanny is a professor at the University of Toronto.

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