While you may or may not agree with the politics, the rollout of this critical initiative has clearly been a train wreck – and the Procurement process that the government uses is being pointed to as one of the main reasons. While I would agree, I would also…
Who remembers the summer of 2011 when Netflix, Inc. raised its prices by 60% (“Netflix raises price of DVD and Online Movies Package by 60%” NY times 7.12.11) and lost almost one million customers? Fast forward to October 22, 2013 where Netflix reported adding 1.3 million U.S. customers just in the third quarter ( “Subscribers Fuel Netflix Stock” – WSJ) to eke out HBO by one million subscribers. In addition, its stock price is up 282% since the beginning of the year. How did they do it?
I admit this is a rant so please proceed with caution. We, at TMG are busy – more than busy, which is great but for me it means that I have limited patience for anything that takes me away from doing what I need to do for my clients. Every week we rotate who is responsible for writing this blog and today was NOT my turn, BUT yesterday I picked up my WSJ at the end of my driveway (yes I still like to read a “paper”) and saw a front page headline “Firms Pinch Payments to Supplier” and I went nuts