ABC News. (1999, July 13). Generating. (Video file).
This was a documentary presented by Ted Koppel, of ABC news featuring a top design firm in the country IDEO. This documentary explains the distinction between invention and design. ABC news presented IDEO with a product to have redesigned in five days. The product was a shopping cart as IDEO designers had to design the shopping cart and create a design for the 21st century. The design team at IDEO invented a new shopping cart that won a silver medal for the product design. This was an example of a innovative, collaborative team work. As the IDEO team is a team that wins v. a team that does not.
Abrami, R.M., Kirby, W.C., & McFarlan, F.W. (2014). Why China can’t innovate. Harvard Business Review, 1-6.
As the article suggests, “ Why China Can’t Innovate” and what it’s doing about it? China’s economy is more open and market is driven compared to the economies in Europe. Many believe that innovation and creativity belong to the West, however, the Chinese did invent gunpowder, the compass, the waterwheel, paper money and long- distance banking. So, what happened? Many believe that innovation cannot be released due to China’s government in order to protect the countries intellectual property rights. China’s strategy now is looking to the next generation for innovation with the new state-of-the-art colleges.
Catmull, E. (2008). How Pixar fosters collective creativity. Harvard Business Review, 65-72.
This article suggest that the challenge is not finding good people, it is finding talent that is innovative. In the past 13 years, Pixar created computer animation films such as: Bugs Life, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles, as these movies could not have been made without the innovation of team work and creativity of Pixar’s employees. Following, (Catmull,2008) article talks about taking risks, brain trust, peer culture, and Pixar’s operating principles. Catmull explains that talent is important, however , creative power in the animation film industry relies on open communications, a contribution of ideas, and be involved with innovations within the communities.
DeChurch, L. (2019, May 1). Bridging. (Video file).
Professor DeChurch speaks of teams and how teams are segmented into different categories’, however, all teams have the same goal. Being involved in the Healthcare industry, Professor DeChurch gives a clear example showing how multiple teams work together in saving an individual’s life. From the Paramedics and firefighter teams, police, hospital nurses and doctors, all of these teams bridge together in order to achieve the same goals.
DeChurch, L. (2019, April 3). Leading Teams. (Video file).
Retrieved from https://canvas.northwestern.edu/courses/91864/pages/leading-teams-video
Professor DeChurch suggests examples when leading teams. I found this information useful in relation to preparation and scheduling team meetings. My personal experience with coordination of meetings seems like a simple task; however, it sets the tone of the meeting to be either positive or negative. The scheduling of team meetings is an important piece of bringing individuals together that prepare all team members for collaboration.
Desai, M.A. & Villalonga, B. (2003). Antitrust regulations in a global setting: The EU investigation of the GE/ Honeywell merger. Harvard Business School, 1-18.
This article was based on General Electric and the Honeywell Merger that took place on June 13, 2001. Jack Welsch, CEO for GE, and European commissioner Mario Monti were scheduled for a face-to-face meeting to discuss the effects it may bring to the market. The European commissioner was put in a position where two U.S. organizations had approval from the U.S. Department of Justice, and passed regulatory approval, but did not meet European regulations. This article gives examples of antitrust, regulations, and practices that involved a monopoly.
Garvin, D.A. & Roberto, M.A., (2001). What you don’t know about making decisions. Harvard Business Review, 1-8.
In the article, Garvin, D.A. & Roberto, M.A., (2001) “What you don’t know about making decisions,” the authors describe decision making processes with different outcomes. As the article defines both approaches, Inquiry and Advocacy, the reading suggests that decision making is not an event, but rather a process. As the decision-making process can take weeks or months, decision makers are identified with either approach. This article was helpful in using the two approached Advocacy and Inquiry. The approach of “Inquiry” seems to work best, and is a good principal to follow when making high quality decisions.
Katzenbach, J.R., & Smith, D.K., (1993). The discipline of teams. Harvard Business Review, 1-11.
Authors J. Katzenbach & D. Smith (1993), The Discipline Of Teams, Katzenbach and Smith ponder over what makes an effective team, asking: “What makes the difference between a team that performs and one that doesn’t?” This question has various components that leads to the construction of an effective team, including the right size, and the selection of team members. With these components put into place, this will enable me to lead effectively.
Kilaru, N. & M.A. & Sommers, M. (2008). The Tiffany v. eBay decision. Finnegan.
This was an excellent example of Intellectual Property infringement. The case examined the litigation that took place between the two organizations. Tiffany’s disagreed with that eBay because Tiffany’s believed that eBay was responsible for the sale of counterfeit merchandise. Tiffany also believed that eBay was responsible and did not do enough to protect the Tiffany brand and Trademark. After four years of litigation, on July 14, 2008, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled in favor of eBay.
Morris, R., (2019, May 21). Introduction to strategies. (Video file).
Professor Morris introduces in this video speaking of the top three strategies: Use of Lobbying, Use of Litigation, and Testifying to get your message out. In this class there were a variety of strategies introduced along with case studies that gave examples on how these strategies can apply to business and how these strategies are used in the local, state and Federal level.
Morris, R., (2019, June 2 ). Mini-view on strategy of delay. (Video file).
The strategy of delay is useful when you are being challenged and do not have the resources to win. This strategy was explained in the reading “Decision-Making delay”, by Brad Spangler, (2003). Spangler identifies this strategy where the process can be declined, while gaining more time, and prolonging a position without disruptions.
Morris, R., (2019, June 2 ). Introduction to Schurz Case. (Video file).
Professor Morris discussing the case of the top three networks where these networks were trying to form a monopoly. Schurz Communications Inc. v Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was held in the 7th circuit located in Chicago, IL. The big three networks were being held accountable for enabling other networks to enter into the industry of television, radio, cable, etc.
Morris, R., (2019, June 2 ). Tiffany vs. eBay. (Video file).
Retrieved from https://canvas.northwestern.edu/courses/91852/pages/tiffany-vs-ebay-case-and-intro-to-trademarks
Professor Morris speaks about the four-year case focusing on Tiffany’s trademark and counterfeit products that were being sold on eBay. A strategy that Tiffany uses in their defense is holding eBay accountable for Tiffany merchandise and identified as “counterfeit” that was being sold on eBay. Intellectual Property, (IP) was a focal point of interest for me in Professor Morris’ technology and law class. Trademarks and copyrights are an important part of IP, as all businesses should be aware of the protection that it can have on an organization.
Reich, R. B., (2009). Government in your business. Harvard Business Review, 1-8.
This article by (Reich, 2009) identified a clear understanding of regulatory and administrative law. I used an example where regulation and administrative law are affecting the real estate industry. As a licensed Real Estate Agent, the U.S. Government, both at the state and federal level, is changing the Real Estate sector. This is an example where many state and federal entities are working together, offering homeownership options for U.S. Citizens.
Sharma T. G., Suraj, S., Srivastava, M., Chandoke, T., & Prakash, P., (2017). Netflix in India: The way ahead. Ivey Publishing, 1-13.
This article explains the challenge of Netflix, Inc. expanding into India. Reed Hastings, CEO and co-founder of the organization decided to expand into India in 2016. As the company went forward with expansion into India, Netflix did not have a true understanding of the Indian economy and culture. Within six months Netflix’s challenges began to surface. For example, were consumers able to adapt and understand the technology that Netflix was providing, and how would Netflix obtain a strong position in the market place? With these basic questions not answered, Netflix had to carefully think how the organization would strategically move forward.