4 Discussion Posts 250 – 300 Words Each

Building an Idea Factory

Based upon the information in this unit’s readings, post answers for the following:

  • Which companies in these examples appear to be the best pursuers of incremental innovation? Also, of breakthrough innovation? Does one approach seem to work better than the other?
  • How well would Apple’s approach work at Toyota? How well would Toyota ‘s CCC21 approach work at Apple?

250 – 300 words



Job Loss Signals

In this current business environment, it is not uncommon for people to lose their jobs. Most of the time, job loss is not the result of poor performance. To help you further your career, you are to list at least ten signs that indicate you are about to lose your job. Consider budget changes, body language of your supervisor, and external and internal environments, just to name a few.


250 – 300 words


The Future of The New York Times

Based upon the information in this unit’s readings, answer the following:

  1. Is there a necessary trade-off between the company philosophy and the core goals of sustainability, profitability, and growth? Consider the New York Times example, and support your answer with what you have learned from the textbook.
  2. Public image is an important concept for any firm. This is particularly true for the Times as a large daily newspaper that has a nationwide readership. Why is it important for firms to address the question of their public image even without public agitation or scandal? What about company self-concept? How does this relate to the situation in the case?

250 – 300 words


IBM and Multibusiness Strategy


Based upon the information in this unit’s readings, create a post that answers the following:

  1. What is IBM’s corporate or multibusiness strategy for the twenty-first century, and how is it different from its long-standing strategy?
  2. What does the case title “Beyond Blue” mean?

250 – 300 words