N 6713 Walden University Business Strategy for Competitive Advantage Report

N 6713 Walden University Business Strategy for Competitive Advantage Report

N 6713 Walden University Business Strategy for Competitive Advantage Report

The Business Model

undefinedBased on your reading of Chapter 4 from the Hess book, “An Elevator-Pitch Business Model,” and the “Why Business Models Matter” article, complete the following:

a. Write a concise two-sentence “elevator pitch” customer value proposition for your real-world business. (You can use the examples in the Hess book as a guide.)

undefinedb. Then, incorporating your elevator pitch, expand it to a full but still crisp business model description, or “story,” as Magretta refers to it.

Magretta, J. (2002). Why business models matter. Harvard Business Review, 80(5). Retrieved from https://hbsp.harvard.edu/tu/2b13c8c


undefinedUncontested Market Space Strategy—First Pass

undefinedHamel and Prahalad (2005) write, “The strategist’s goal is not to find a niche within the existing industry space but to create new space that is uniquely suited to the company’s own strengths-space that is off the map.” Based on your reading of the articles “Value Innovation: A Leap into the Blue Ocean” and “Strategic Intent,” apply the thoughts of the authors and describe in two paragraphs how your real-world business attempts (or will attempt) to create new competitive “uncontested market” spaces, and what the primary challenges to such a strategy are or will be. Be specific.

undefinedHamel, G., & Prahalad, C. K. (2005). Strategic intent. Harvard Business Review, 83(7-8). Retrieved from https://hbsp.harvard.edu/tu/d3f4d195

undefinedGeneral Force and Customer Analysis

undefinedWith the reading SWOT Analysis I: Looking Outside for Threats and Opportunities in mind, answer the following questions:

undefineda. Identify and discuss the three most important general environmental forces or work style and lifestyle trends that are shaping the “big picture” opportunity for your real-world business.

undefinedb. Perform a customer analysis, and, using the categories and ideas from pages 6-8, describe as carefully as you can who the customers of your business are, what “problems” they have that your company can solve, and so forth. Limit your analysis to two double-spaced pages.

undefinedHarvard Business School Press. (2006). SWOT analysis I: Looking outside for threats and opportunities. Boston: Author. Retrieved from https://hbsp.harvard.edu/tu/249d8d9a

No outside resources!!!!!!!!