Case 1 Questions: Tim and Brad Larsen (On Canvas)
- Please recount (list) Tim and Brad’s skills in running/managing/starting a company.
- What other skills/competencies might Tim and Brad consider adding to their team?
- What has the purpose of including Kent Brown in the search process?
- Given Tim’s and Brad’s skills and desires under which competitive strategy are they more likely to flourish? (Differentiation, Cost Leadership, or Niche/Focus)
- From Tim and Brad’s perspective which of the four companies would you choose to purchase? Why? Remember to consider both their selection criteria and specific business and market conditions.
- What are the key factors that led you not to choose the other three? Remember to consider both their selection criteria and specific business and market conditions.
- Rank them (the companies) in order of desirability as if you were Tim and Brad. Simply give me a 1,2,3,4. There is no need to restate your rationale from e and f above.