Kindle case

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GUIDELINE:

Tip 1. Contextualize the case. There is a method to my madness. Cases generally correspond to a particular set of concepts and theories. Keep this in mind as you prepare your analysis.

Tip 2. Read the case actively. The goal is not for you to grab your highlighter and speed through the case. Instead, ask yourself questions, wrestle with the core decisions, and think through multiple scenarios.

Tip 3+. William Ellet argues that there are “four types of situations” that you will often see in cases, for each here are some tips: – Problems o Define the problem in the case. This may not be obvious. o Then, be able to diagnosis the problem using the various tools you’ve acquired throughout your business training. – Decisions o Identify the decision options. o Determine the criteria by which to evaluate the decision options. o Accumulate as much evidence as possible to support your decision. – Evaluations o Again, determine the appropriate evaluative criteria. o Make the evaluation that is most consistent with the evidence provided by the case and the key criteria. o Be sure to be holistic in your evaluations – think about positive and negative aspects. – Rules (This is particularly critical for quantitative analyses) o Know the information you need to apply a rule (For example, what data is necessary for a break-even or NPV analysis) o Know how to obtain this information. o Know how to apply the rule. o Make sure your data is accurate.

Tools Ellet provides a nice model for analyzing cases. There are five key phases of the process.
1. Situation a. Figure out the big picture first; ask yourself, “What is the situation in the case? What is going on here? 2. Questions a. Develop questions about the problem, namely: i. What do you need to know about the situation? b. Think through issues related to the decision, namely: i. What are the decision options? Any seem particularly strong or weak? What is at stake here? What are the key criteria to base your decision?
c. Questions about the evaluation, in particular: i. Who or what is being evaluated? Who is responsible for the evaluation? 3. Hypothesis a. Here is where your analytical work gains momentum. Develop your perspective on the case. b. Review the aforementioned questions – now begin to develop your answers for each set of questions. 4. Proof and Action a. Ask yourself, what evidence is provided by the case that supports my hypothesis? What additional evidence do I need to collect? b. Equally important for our course, also consider how would I implement my recommendations? 5. Alternatives a. Spend some time critiquing yourself, ask the following: i. How else could this problem be defined? If defined differently, would I have the same hypothesis? ii. Where are the weak links in my analysis? iii. What is the potential downside to my recommended decision? What is the strongest counterevidence? iv. How thorough have I been in my analysis? How might a different course of action be proved?

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QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED WITHIN CASE:

1. Would you categorize the Kindle Fire as a Tablet? Why or why not?

2. Who should Amazon target with the Kindle Fire? Which target segments and use cases are the most promising?

3. How should Amazon position the Kindle Fire relative to the iPad and other tablets in the market? Relative to eReaders?

4. If you were Apple’s CEO, what would you do to the respond to the Kindle Fire?

DO IN A COMPETITOR ANALYSIS PERSPECTIVE.

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Help me study for my Economics class. I’m stuck and don’t understand.

For test correction

9 Extra credit points are available to everyone for correcting errors and working skipped problems from the first exam. Your actual extra credit points awarded will be equal to the percentage of points accurately described of the corrections/skipped problems multiplied by the available 9 points. These 9 exam points are equal to 1.5 percentage points of the entire course.

To accurately describe errors make sure you show work for any questions that requires calculation (multiple choice or short response). To accurately describe errors on multiple choice questions that are not calculation, explain the correct answer and why all others possibilities are incorrect. Redo the entire short response problems that you got wrong AND the ones you skipped.

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Also Another assigment to do for discussion

Read two articles and answer the questions afterward for a classroom discussion, which will review previously seen topics. Write down your answers to the questions in preparation for class, but be willing to go back and reevaluate your opinions based on the economics of the topics if your thoughts differ from those in class.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/disneyland-price-increase-2019/index.html (Links to an external site.)

https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2019/09/23/walt-disney-world-axes-orlando-performers-as-prices-rise-and-attendance-lags (Links to an external site.)

1. Do you think people want to ride the new Star Wars exhibit?

2. Do you think people will still want to visit Disney world even with fewer performers?

3. What economic concept suggests the rational aspect of Disney price hikes in these articles? Explain your answer.

Case study Analysis/Summary (3-4 pages APA format)

I’m studying and need help with a Business question to help me learn.

Read and understand the case or question assigned. Show your Analysis and Reasoning and make it clear you understand the material. Be sure to incorporate the concepts of the chapter we are studying to show your reasoning. Dedicate at least one heading to each following outline topic:

Parties [Identify the plaintiff and the defendant]

Facts [Summarize only those facts critical to the outcome of the case]

Procedure [Who brought the appeal? What was the outcome in the lower court(s)?]

Issue [Note the central question or questions on which the case turns]

Explain the applicable law(s). Use the textbook here. The law should come from the same chapter as the case. Be sure to use citations from the textbook including page numbers.

Holding [How did the court resolve the issue(s)? Who won?]

Reasoning [Explain the logic that supported the court’s decision]

Do significant research outside of the book and demonstrate that you have in an obvious way. This refers to research beyond the legal research. This involves something about the parties or other interesting related area. Show something you have discovered about the case, parties or other important element from your own research. Be sure this is obvious and adds value beyond the legal reasoning of the case.

Dedicate 1 heading to each of the case question(s) immediately following the case, if there are any. Be sure to restate and fully answer the questions

Quality in terms of substance, form, grammar and context. Be entertaining! Use excellent visual material

Wrap up with a Conclusion. This should summarize the key aspects of the decision and your recommendations on the court’s ruling.

Include citations and a reference page with your sources. Use APA style citations and references

Submit your assignment

CASES TO CHOOSE FROM : (I don’t have a preference, choose 1 Case to analyze)

Cases:

CASE 15-1

Coker v. Pershad

Case Assignment 2

CASE 15-2

Penthouse International v. Barnes

Case Assignment 3

CASE 15-5

Gossels v. Fleet National Bank

Case Assignment 4

CASE 15-8

Gaddy v. Douglass

Case Assignment 5

CASE 19-2

Jeffery Bonkowski v. Oberg Industries, Inc.

Case Assignment 6

CASE 20-2

Laborers’ Intl Union v. Local 873 AFL-CIO and Shelby

Case Assignment 7

CASE 20-3

Specialty Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center of Mobile and United Steelworkers, District 9, Petitioner.

Case Assignment 8

CASE 21-1

Teresa Harris v. Forklift Systems, Inc.

Case Assignment 9

CASE 21-4

Jones v. National American University

Case Assignment 10

CASE 21-5

McMillan v. City of New York

Case Study

I need an explanation for this Management question to help me study.

A written analysis of the individual “What Would You Do?” case study in the form of an academic paper (cover page, executive summary, body text (introduction-analysis- conclusion), appendices, (figures, documents, tables), reference list, etc.

Key questions to answer:

Should 3M continue to focus on using Six Sigma procedures to reduce costs and increase efficiencies, or should it strive again to encourage its scientists and managers to focus on innovation? Which will make 3M more competitive in the long run?

What are the advantages and disadvantages for 3M of each approach, and when and where would each be more likely to work?

Over time, how much should companies like 3M rely on acquisitions for innovation?

Should 3M acquire half, one-third, 10 percent, or 5 percent of its new products through acquisitions?

What makes the most sense and why?

If you wanted to grow innovation at 3M, what would you do?

6 Page Financial Analysis Task (BURKS)

I’m trying to learn for my Business class and I’m stuck. Can you help?

Create a 6-8 page report that analyzes financial ratios for a selected company, uses the data to tell the financial story of that company, and concludes with a recommendation on whether the company would be a viable partner based on its financial condition.

Introduction

It is essential for financial advisors and upper management to know the financial condition of a company for a variety of reasons, including to improve its condition, to make decisions to increase shareholder value, and to know the true value of the entity. Such an analysis is important for any business, small, medium, or large.

This portfolio work project gives you a chance to apply the skills expected of an MBA graduate; from the financial management perspective, you should be able to:

  • Tell the financial story based on financial statements.
  • Conduct a financial analysis and identify focus areas for enhancing shareholder value.
  • Interpret ratio computations that are meaningful and inform business decisions and strategies.

Scenario

Maria Gomez is founder and president of PacificCoast Technology, a small technology company. She is considering being bought out by a larger publicly traded company so she can be rewarded financially for all of her entrepreneurial efforts. She calls you into her office and says:

Thank you for meeting with me today. I’d like to talk to you about the future of the PacificCoast Technology. I’ve been running this company for a long time now, and I think it’s time for me to consider the next five to ten years. I want to find a buyer for this company who can take it to its full potential but with me still leading it. I still want to be a part of the journey, to see this company’s growth, which means this potential buyer needs to be a high quality company with solid financial health. That’s the only way we’ll be sure there’s going to be necessary funds and stability for the firm to grow.

You are ready to take on this project to assist Maria with her vision to find a buyer to take the company into the next phase. At your desk, you review these additional meeting notes:

  • The acquiring company does not need to be in the same industry, as Maria values financial strength over any synergistic benefits.
  • Maria wants you to select a company and then examine its financial condition by analyzing its financial statements and using financial ratio analysis. She indicated that using both trend analysis—going back at least three years—and industry average analysis would be helpful information for her.
  • From this analysis, Maria wants you to tell the financial story of the potential buyer/company by listing its financial strengths and weaknesses.
  • She expects you to provide a list of actionable decisions so she can understand if the company would be a potentially viable corporate partner.

Your Role

You are one of Maria’s high-performing managers at PacificCoast Technology, and she trusts your work and leadership.

Requirements

After a few days of thinking about Maria’s project request, you call a meeting with her in which you lay out the requirements below. You tell her that by meeting these requirements, you believe she will have the information she needs. Maria approves your plan and asks that you get started right away.

Here is what your report should provide for Maria on the selected company:

  • Provide a brief background and summary of the potential corporate partner in terms of its history, product lines, and geographic reach. (Remember that Maria is looking for a partner that is a publicly traded firm.)
  • Analyze the financial statements of the firm, which can be typically be found in the annual report in the investors’ area of the corporate website, including the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows:
    • Do a comprehensive financial ratio analysis, including multiple financial ratios in each of the following categories—short-term solvency or liquidity, long-term solvency, asset management or turnover, profitability, and market value ratios.
    • Use the following tools to analyze these ratios: trend analysis (going back at least three years) and industry average ratio analysis. If industry average ratios are not available for the company, use an average of two of its nearest competitors.
  • Evaluate the financial statements and ratios of the firm to find its true condition and valuation.
    • From the ratio analysis, identify and strengths and weaknesses of the company.
    • Make conclusions on the current status of the firm based on its history and comparison to its competitors.
  • Make actionable items and conclusions, based on the data analysis, about the status of the company.
    • Based on the analysis of the firm, identify any general actions that need to be made to improve the financial condition, and indicate the ease or difficulty of the firm doing so.
  • Tell the current financial story of the firm and indicate the overall health of the firm as it relates to current valuation and the future prospects of the company.
    • Provide a clear picture of the financial condition and valuation of the company to shareholders, debtholders, customers, and employees.
    • Present information graphically and in narrative form, conveying a compelling snapshot of the company.
    • Recommend whether the company would be a good match to enter into a buyout tender offer/agreement.
    • Remember that it is not enough to just simply summarize numbers or data for your audience. Put yourself in their shoes and make the connections for them, tell them why it is important, and tap into their concerns and motivations.

While you are free to use your creativity in formatting your submission, keep in mind that this is a document that will be for the eyes of the owner of the firm, so make sure it can be easily and quickly examined by a busy upper-management professional, with clear writing and understandable graphics and charts.

Deliverable Format

Create a report that tells the financial condition of a company. Your report should provide information on the following:

  • Analysis of the financial statements.
  • Evaluation of the true condition and valuation of the company.
  • Recommendation of actionable items for the company based on the financial analysis.
Report requirements:
  • Ensure written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message and quality.
  • Use at least three scholarly resources.
  • Your report should be between 6 and 8 pages.
  • Use 12 point, Times New Roman.

If you are experienced with preparing professional reports, you may use a format of your choice. However, if you are new to this type of writing and document style, you may wish to use these sections as a way to organize your report:

  • Title Page.
  • Executive Summary.
  • Company Background.
  • Financial Analysis.
    • Financial Ratio Analysis.
    • Trend Analysis.
    • Industry Average Analysis.
  • Conclusion.
  • Recommendations.
  • Appendix (if you have additional data, reports, charts, et cetera, to support your analysis).
Related company standards:
  • Remember that you are preparing a professional document meant for executive leadership with limited time. Your report should follow the corresponding MBA Academic and Professional Document Guidelines (available in the MBA Program Resources), including single-spaced paragraphs.
  • Use APA-formatted references.

7 page Process Plan Task (BURKS)

I don’t know how to handle this Business question and need guidance.

Develop a 7-page process improvement plan for a provided scenario or a business and process of your choice, using data to support your recommendations.

Introduction

This portfolio work project, a process improvement plan, will help you demonstrate competencies in process documentation, process analysis, and process improvement.

Scenario

For this assessment, choose either Option 1 or Option 2. You do not need to do both. You will apply one of these scenarios in the Requirements below. Both options will be graded using the same scoring guide.

Option 1

Wild Dog Coffee Company, a locally owned company with a single coffee shop location, serves a wide selection of espresso products, small breakfast and lunch menu items, and a limited evening menu. The company is planning to expand the business by adding an additional location. While different menu items may be tested at the new location, the espresso beverage preparation process will remain exactly the same. The company wants to ensure that the espresso beverage preparation process is documented and refined before the move.

Option 2

Select a business and process of your choosing. Note: It is recommended that you use the same business for each assessment in this course. Before choosing a company, read all three of the assessments thoroughly to ensure the following:

  • The company fits the assessment requirements and you have access to the information needed to complete the assessment.
  • The business information is disclosed in the assessment for faculty’s reference.
  • You can distribute the business data without disclosing confidential information.

Contact faculty with questions.

Your Role

Option 1

You are one of three owners of Wild Dog Coffee Company. Your background is primarily in operations. Your business partners’ backgrounds are in marketing and sales. While they are working on the external aspects of the business that will bring customers in, you are focused on making the internal customer-facing processes as efficient as possible. You are preparing an analysis and recommendations that will help manage a core process improvement for the successful opening of a second location.

Option 2

Your boss, a director, has tasked you with a process improvement project. She is relying on you to prepare an analysis and recommendations that can be presented to the executive team of the company.

Requirements

Include the following in your process improvement plan:

  • Assess the steps for a selected process.
    • Develop a flowchart showing the process’ steps. You may include as many steps as are relevant for your selected scenario.
    • If using Wild Dog Coffee Company, show the steps for preparing an espresso beverage (for example, latté, cappuccino); there are two steps that must be included: (1) order is submitted and (2) beverage is handed to the customer. Hint:You may want to visit a local coffee shop to observe the beverage preparation process.
  • Prepare a procedure documenting the selected process. At a minimum, the procedure must document the following for your selected process:
    • Metrics. Identify at least two metrics that will be useful in determining how well the new process is performing. Be sure to identify the target value of the metric and how you will measure it.
      • For Wild Dog Coffee Company, it could be how well the beverage preparation process is performing. A third metric is already identified for you: order delivery time. (This is the time between when the order is submitted and the time the beverage is handed to the customer.)
    • Procedure. This section describes each step of the process.
      • For Wild Dog Coffee Company, your procedure should be titled, “Espresso Beverage Preparation Process.” Be sure to include order submittal and handing the beverage to the customer as part of the procedure.
    • Purpose (of the procedure).This section describes what the procedure is intended to do.
  • Analyze data for process changes for a selected process. Respond to the following questions:
    • Is the process centered? Provide the results of your calculations and the rationale for your decision by thinking about the process capability.
    • Is the process capable at 3-sigma? Provide the results of your calculations and the rationale for your decision by thinking about the process capability index.
    • Is the process in statistical control? Provide the appropriate numbers and the rationale for your decision using a control chart for individuals.
    • For Wild Dog Coffee Company, analyze the Beverage Service Times [XLSX] data. This data is for 50 beverage preparation events and was collected using their order processing system. Each individual order gets a time-stamp when it is placed and again when the beverage is handed to the customer. The senior barista thinks the beverage delivery times should range between 2 and 3 minutes. The known process standard deviation, which has been calculated on an on-going basis, is 0.5903 minutes.
  • Analyze the cause and effect of process variances.
    • Brainstorm possible sources of variation to create a cause-and-effect diagram to help analyze potential sources of variation in the espresso beverage preparation process at Wild Dog Coffee Company or for your selected business’ process. Your diagram must include at least four of the “6 Ms” (that is, management, manpower, method, measurement, machine, materials).
  • Recommend quality and customer service improvements for a selected process.
    • Detail the results of your analysis for Wild Dog Coffee Company or your selected business’ process to substantiate your recommendations.

Deliverable Format

Requirements:
  • The process improvement plan is to be a minimum of 7 pages, not including the title, reference, and appendix pages.
  • Use a process improvement plan template of your choice.
Related company standards:
  • The process improvement plan is a professional document and should therefore follow the corresponding MBA Academic and Professional Document Guidelines (available in the MBA Program Resources), including single-spaced paragraphs.
  • In addition to the title and reference pages, include the following in the appendix:
    • Flowchart.
    • Procedure.
    • Detailed results of order delivery time analysis.
    • Cause-and-effect diagram.
  • Use American Society for Quality (ASQ) data analysis tools and 2–3 additional scholarly or academic sources where applicable.
  • Use APA formatting for citations and references.

please answer these 3 question with details and answer every part of it. thank you

I’m working on a Marketing exercise and need support.

Assignment # 7

Research one effective non-profit marketing campaign. Explain why it interests you as a customer. Be sure to understand the difference between a “campaign” and an “organization” before doing your research.

Assignment #8

Sales is a vital part of marketing, and it technically is subset of the promotion “P” of the 4Ps. which is Price, Product, Promotion, and Place.

Tell me about a time that you had a good sales experience and about a time that you had a negative sales experience. What was the difference? Explain why one experience was positive and why one was negative. How do you want to be treated by sales people? Why?

Assignment # 5

For ONE major consumer segmentation variable, find an example of a print ad that appears to be based on that variable. For this ONE ad, identify the target market and explain why you think the advertiser is using the segmentation variable you identified. Include a link to or copy of the advertisement in the document.

Interpersonal Communications Discussion AND Critical Thinking Discussion Due (GAITER)

I don’t understand this Communications question and need help to study.

PLEASE SEAPARATE EACH DISCUSSION WITH THEIR OWN REFERENCES IF NEEDED

DISCUSSION 1:

Callie works in a large office that employs nearly 20 staff members. The office has a breakroom where the staff can rest and relax during breaks and lunches. Recently someone has been leaving spills and trash behind. The manager asks Callie to compose a message to the staff. Callie decides it’s most effective to post this note on the refrigerator:

Message to office staff

Step 2: Create a New Thread for Your Initial Post by Wednesday at 11:59pm EST

Respond to the following prompts in your initial post:

  1. Describe the strengths and weaknesses of the sender’s (Callie’s) communication strategy.
  2. If you were the receiver of this message (the audience), how would you feel after reading this message?
  3. Pretend you are Callie’s manager. What feedback would you offer Callie regarding her tone and word choices?

DISCUSSION 2:

Step 1: Read the Discussion Background:

Kaleena, a UMA student, has a difficult decision to make. Her sister, Raquel, recently lost her job and and moved in. Today, Raquel asks Kaleena if her boyfriend can also move in. Kaleena does not get along with her sister’s boyfriend. She is afraid that having him there will cause stress and damage relationships. However, Kaleena doesn’t want to disappoint Raquel or make her angry. Review universal intellectual standards for decision making HERE.

Step 2: Create a new thread and answer all three parts of the initial prompt below:

Respond to the following prompts in your initial post:

  1. Decide whether Kaleena should make her decision based on an emotional response or using intellectual standards and explain why.
  2. Human beings don’t always make logical or rational decisions. Give an example of a situation where logic may not help you make the best decision.
  3. Think of a time when you had to make a difficult decision. Describe whether or not logic was helpful in determining what to do to resolve the problem you faced.

Quiz question

Need help with my Management question – I’m studying for my class.

QUESTION 1

  1. You own a pizza restaurant, and the members of your kitchen staff are great workers and equally able. However, you notice that your kitchen productivity is subject to diminishing marginal returns. If so, does this mean that the third person to show up for work generates higher marginal product than the seventh person to show up for work?





2 points

QUESTION 2

  1. The manufacturing process for electric automobiles is subject to learning curves, so future average cost of production declines as current production increases. Which of the following actions by the manufacturer would take advantage of the learning curve character?
    A.Increase current production above the profit maximizing level in order to gain cost advantages in the future
    B.Decrease current production below the profit maximizing level in order to earn higher profits in the future
    C.Increase current production above the profit maximizing level in order to avoid higher costs in the future
    D.Decrease current production below the profit maximizing level in order to save money now and in the future

2 points

QUESTION 3

  1. When marginal cost of production rises above the average total cost of production, we know that:
    A.average total cost is increasing
    B.the firm has economies of scale
    C.marginal cost is negative
    D.average total cost is decreasing

2 points

QUESTION 4

  1. The following sets of number represent the average costs for producing Good A, Good B, and Goods A and B together. Which of these cases represents economies of scope for the production of Goods A and B?
    A.40, 50, 120
    B.40, 50, 80
    C.50, 60, 120
    D.40, 50, 90

2 points

QUESTION 5

  1. Suppose the monthly total costs of production for a firm may be described with the following equation: TC = 30,000,000 + 250*Q where Q is the number of items produced. True or false — this cost structure exhibits diseconomies of scale?





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I need an explanation for this Economics question to help me study.

Read two articles and answer the questions afterward for a classroom discussion, which will review previously seen topics. Write down your answers to the questions in preparation for class, but be willing to go back and reevaluate your opinions based on the economics of the topics if your thoughts differ from those in class.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/disneyland-price-increase-2019/index.html (Links to an external site.)

https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2019/09/23/walt-disney-world-axes-orlando-performers-as-prices-rise-and-attendance-lags (Links to an external site.)

1. Do you think people want to ride the new Star Wars exhibit?

2. Do you think people will still want to visit Disney world even with fewer performers?

3. What economic concept suggests the rational aspect of Disney price hikes in these articles? Explain your answer.