Articles by Larry Phipps, PLS

Value Pricing: What Are You Worth?

By Larry Phipps, PLS
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Land surveying needs to change.
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Dynamic Pricing

By Larry Phipps, PLS
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In Oct. 1998, Travel Weekly published an article by Alan H. Hess titled, “If Airlines Sold Paint.” In the article, which has since been widely circulated on the Internet in various forms, a fictitious airline employee explains the pricing behind the company’s paint, which ranges from $9 per gallon all the way to $200 per gallon. ...
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Opinion: It's Time to Zoom Out

By Larry Phipps, PLS
We’ve all heard the story of the blind men trying to describe an elephant. One has hold of a leg and proclaims elephants to be like trees. Another has his hands on the trunk and is sure elephants are like snakes. Another is inspecting an ivory tusk and knows elephants are like rocks. Each has his own perspective, and from that perspective he is right. The problem is that none can zoom out to see the larger picture. The surveying profession is much like this today.
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Opinion: What Matters More-Quality or Appearance?

By Larry Phipps, PLS
Too many surveyors pay too little attention to the details by which we are judged.
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Opinion: Why Should I Use Your Company?

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Why should someone hire your firm? It’s an important question. Do you have a good answer?
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Opinion: The Choice of Change

By Larry Phipps, PLS
Like it or not, change is occurring in our profession. Are we embracing that change or, like the wagon wheel makers of a hundred years ago, hanging on to what we used to know until we are left hopelessly behind?
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More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.

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2014 September

In this September 2014 issue of POB, we take a look at a book that reveals how a rare-map dealer made millions stealing ancient maps. Also, discover the secrets of a 21st-century surveyor and how technology enables small surveying businesses to ease growing pains and maximize their potential.

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