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18 Theories Taught in Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise (BSSE) Course


Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise (BSSE) is a popular business course from Harvard university. BSSE’s education objective is to “use well-researched theories about strategy, innovation, and management to understand why things happen the way they do in businesses, and to predict which tools, strategies, and methods will and will not be effective in the various circumstances”. As someone interested in business, below is my summary of the 18 theories taught in the course. Disruption “Disruption” is not an event

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Understanding Tik Tok’s Recommendation Algorithm (worth $30 billion)

TikTok’s valued around $20-$30 billion dollars with more than 800 million active users (100 million monthly active users in US). What makes the product worth $30 billion dollars? Besides the user base, I believe it’s the algorithm. We know now more about the algorithm in Tik Tok’s recent suit filing against the US government. How does Tik Tok’s Algorithm work? Let’s dive into how the algorithm works. Overview of the Algorithm TikTok’s algorithm uses machine learning to identify what content

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Understanding Mission, Vision, Positioning and Elevator statements

Are you confused about the differences about purpose, mission, vision, positioning, or elevator statements? If so, you are not alone. Below, we will define and understand the differences of each statement. Difference between Mission, Purpose, Vision, Positioning and Elevator statements Here is the summary of differences between each statements (more details below); Statement Type Primary Focus Audience Positioning Competitive Differentiation Executives & Investors Mission Why Company Exists Employees Vision What in X Years Employees Elevator Explain Offering Prospect Now, lets

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Understanding the decline of Zellers – a discontinued retailer

Throughout highschool, I had the good fortune of working at Zellers – a discontinued Canadian retailer. After three years of working there, I was handed a termination letter – stating the the store was closing down. Infact, almost all Zellers were closing down as they were sold to Target – an American retailer expanding into Canada. Naturally, I was curious as to what happened to this Retailer and what I could learn from it. Here is what I articulated. Events

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Book Summary – Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind

The book, Sapiens: A brief history of Humankind, provides a semi-scientific and author’s perspective on the “history of humankind”. The book breaks it down into three revolutions – the cognitive revolution (70,000 years ago); the agricultural revolution (12,000 years ago) and the scientific which started 500 years ago from today and continues to shape us. Part One – The Cognitive Revolution (70,000 Years ago) Part One Summary: Cognitive revolution allowed humans to conquer the world with the power of communication

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