Learning Log 6 – Earl’s Multiple Methodology and CSF

The final stretch of the course talked about Earl’s Multiple Methodology (1980) and how it can be applied in the real world in determining the Critical Success Factors (CSF). The goal of Earl’s Methodology is to be able to align the business goals to the IT/IS needs or plans. This will be able to maximize… Read More

Learning Log 5: The Five Authors

In this activity, each of the students was tasked to look for 5 authors (can be fictional or non-fictional) and research on the lessons regarding strategic management. I have chosen the following authors and works: The Prince (Niccolo Machiavelli) Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand) The Wealth of Nations (Adam Smith) The Greatest Salesman in the World… Read More

Learning Log 4 – Industry Life Cycle

We continued our discussion on Industry Life cycle. There are 4 stages: Introduction Growth Maturity Decline We then classified the current stage of the companies we are comparing: Apple and Samsung. We classified Apple in the Maturity stage while Samsung in the Growth stage. We followed a framework defining the aspects of each stage such… Read More

Learning Log 3 – Porter’s Generic Strategies

We started the discussion by defining what competitive advantage is. Competitive advantage is defined as “an advantage over competitors gained by offering consumers greater value, either by means of lower prices or by providing greater benefits and service that justifies higher prices” There are two types of competitive advantage that we discussed: Low Cost –… Read More