2.1 Identify and explain: In ancient times, those who were skillful in warfare ensued that they would not be defeated and then waited for opportunities to defeat the enemy.
According to Sun-Zi art of war, Sun-Zi greatly emphasize on the status and the role of the generals. In Chapter Four: Diposition Of army , it is written that “In ancient times, those who were skillful in warfare ensued that they would not be defeated and then waited for opportunities to defeat the enemy”. The enemy is referred as someone you are up against or competing.
A skillful and intelligent people can be ensured that unless will not be defeated by the enemy, but victory is not necessary in hand and wait opportunity to counterattack back to their enemy.
2.2 Company’s Practices/Operation
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The first advantage is well prepared and strength for Apple Inc is able to detect what will affect its profitability in the future and defeat their competitors with advance productions. Apple was ahead of other global competitors. It is only Apple devices have their own operating systems that able to run the IOS and making the customers satisfied with their IOS systems,because IOS is no limitation to every Apple users to upgrade to the newest version. When the iPhone sales increase, it shows that more customers had been locked and continuously loyal with the Apple’s gadgets. Besides that, the second advantage is achievable. Apple has created a sustainable competitive advantage for itself with the iPhone brand.Apple has been able to make revenue rise rapidly and sharply with the particularly coming from the products that had created just a few years. The good quality of products will support Apple's margins and makes profit. Apple Inc has this type of strength to guarantee their reputation to ensure that would not be defeat by other competitors.
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On July 30, 2008, a bloody battle involving Coalition forces took place in the mountainous eastern Afghan province of Nuristan. This was the Battle of Wanat and the devastating amount of Coalition casualties began a vigorous investigation by the United States Army. The village of Wanat, defended by Second Platoon, Chosen Company, Second Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team would fall victim to numerous bad decision made by higher command. Although the men of Chosen Company fought hard, they ended up surrounded, vastly outnumbered, and without any Battalion assets. This paper will argue the reasons for the disastrous outcome of the Battle of Wanat; examining the effective company leadership exploiting effective
When looking back onto the great history of American leaders and generals, many names notably stand out. These American heroes helped to shape the future of our country, from the efforts of General Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Second World War, to General Douglas Macarthur of the Korean War, to even George Washington in the Revolutionary War. Regardless, each of these brave leaders allowed for their respective forces to attain victory, yet in this caveat, the legacy of many brilliant and skillful generals is lost. Victory does not determine skill, and such a notion has never attested to a military leader as much as it applies to General Robert E. Lee, of the Confederate Forces in the American Civil War. Lee’s proficiency in battle tactics and
According to Clausewitz, military commanders must first be aware of the three most important strategic objectives of war: (1) to conquer and destroy the armed power of the enemy; (2) to take possession of his material and other sources of strength, and (3) to gain public opinion.1 To attain the strategic objectives, Clausewitz requires the application of three decisive military principles: military commanders must apply unrelenting pressure and energy to defeat the enemy; military commanders must mass combat power against the enemy’s vulnerability, creating or revealing additional weaknesses that the attacking force can exploit; and commanders must capitalize on speed, surprise, and shock to destroy the enemy. Clausewitz insists that
Q1a. MARKET STRUCTURE OF APPLE INC Apple Inc. operates different types of market structure in terms of their different products. In the smart phone business, they happen to be one of the major players with their different models of the “iphone” which makes them operate in an oligopolistic market. Oligopoly arises when there is an imperfect competition in which there are just few firms producing similar products. As a result of high competition, monopolies, interdependence among firms there are just a few big players having the market power and making it very difficult for new firms to penetrate the market with their products.
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However, specifically compared to the smartwatch competition, the Apple Watch stacks against the Gear 2, the Moto 360 and the Pebble Steel. Key competitors of Apple in overall means of competition including the cell phone industry and other product are: Google, HPQ (Hewlett-Packard Company), RIM, Samsung, HTC and Nokia. As the smartphone competitors in figure 3.1 can be seen with Apple’s revenue, gross profit margin, earning per share, price earnings and net income with its direct competitors in the table. Environment According to the Ansoff Matrix (a strategic planning tool that provides a framework to help executives, senior managers and marketers devise future strategies for future growth), the environment that the apple watch will experience, will be a diversification method.
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Today, almost every person caries a smart phone with them and some can’t survive the day without it. There are many companies and manufacturers who build smart phones like the popular ones such as Htc, Nokia, Samsung, Apple, Huawei, Motorola, Sony and many more, but what makes those companies not alike are the phones they release through the years, but are they that different? To compare, let us take an example of two leading rival companies in the field of smart phones, Samsung and Apple, who newly released their flagship devices, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Apple iPhone 6 plus. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 features a 5.7 inch Super Amoled touch screen, a 16 megapixel back facing camera, an octa core processor with 3 gb of Ram and a 3220 mah battery whereas the Apple iphone 6 plus comes with a 5.5 inch retina display touch screen, an 8 megapixel back facing camera, dual core processor with 1 gb of Ram and a 2915 mah
Military leadership is the process of influencing others to accomplish the mission by providing purpose, direction, and motivation. Another significant aspect of emphasized by the army is charisma. Therefore, army strategy to have a great leader is to choose people with high charisma since follower are always drawn to leaders with charisma. By having a high charisma they can command the follower easily. The basic task of a leader are: achieve the mission with zero fatality.
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Samsung implements the strategy of “ Red Ocean;” which shows that a firm gains competitive advantage by venture into the current market and constructing on the weaknesses of other competitors in the field of similar products. Thus, Samsung“floods the market with many products” which are made by other companies within short duration of time ( Travos,2002). It seems that Samsung made these new products through developing many of manufacturing products of its Smartphones. However, such attitude is considered to be as a massive cost advantage over other firms that make such product. Samsung has improved its “competition position internationally through developing its present competitive strategies” , through depending on the other manufacturers`