It is vital for an organization to integrate creativity and innovation as part of their strategy plan in order for the company to stay relevant in such a competitive environment. A company that advocates innovation and creativity and it is well known around the globe for taking innovation to the next level is Apple Inc. Recently Apple announced its plan to purchase of Beats Entertainment for $3 billion (Chen, 2014). This deal is to include the Beats’s streaming music service and their premium headphones. Apple believes that the acquisition of this company will help them gain an advantage in the streaming music trade. As of today, iTunes is not ahead of the game like it was once. The growth of iTunes is been hurt by other music streaming companies such as Pandora and Spotify (Chen, 1014). Apple Inc. believes that acquiring Beats will put them back in the race and even help them take over the streaming music industry. This is a great example of a company that implements innovation in order to thrive. In my opinion this article is very much congruent with our text. This week the reading was about innovation, creativity, and how leaders apply these in decision making. It also talks about how these leaders influence their employees to be creative and innovative as well. According to DuBrin (2014), “Innovation refers to the creation of new ideas and their implementation or commercialization”
(p. 339). By acquiring Beats, Apple’s CEO Timothy D. Cook is showing to have the…
confident that they will get the compensation for their losses. And the company will be careful in a future.
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1 Africa- A vast continent stretching from deserts of Sahara to the fertile tracts of Nile, from Atlas mountains in the north to the Cape of Good Hope in south; this might be the first picture that comes to our mind, while you think about Africa. There is more to Africa than just the natural, scenic beauty of landscapes. Africa also has a rich tradition of leaders, environmentalists, sportsmen and statesmen. Let's study a few of these personalities.…
combating them, racial injustice and inequality were not overcome.
Western Culture Transcends Geography and Race
Since Western culture is based on objective reality and universal human nature, it is open to everyone, transcending both geography and race (George Reisman, 1990). In other words, Western culture is humanity’s culture. Contrary to conventional belief, one does not need to be Caucasian or of European descent to admire Western culture or, indeed, even help to build it. Any individual or society…
A Corrupted Government
Situation: Corruption has been one of the main focuses of South Sudan since it’s so called freedom in 2011, after decades of war and repression at the hands of its more powerful neighbor. The Texas-size country has Africa’s fifth largest oil reserves, gold and plenty of arable land, yet it is one of the world’s poorest and least developed nations, with a literacy rate of 27%. Tribal conflicts have broken out in most of the country since its…
South Beauty SWOT Analysis
Caters for a larger demographic by subdividing the South Beauty group into 3 brands. South Beauty (targeted at upper-middle class business people), LAN Club (upper-class dining) and SUBU (for health-conscious youth)
An owner with a firm business and culinary background that can incorporate a balanced mix of meeting business objectives and providing a state of the art dining experience
Understanding of the culinary market in China allows for translation…
Cultural Variations in Relationships
According to Moghaddam et al (1993), interpersonal relationships in Western Cultures tend to individualistic, voluntary and temporary. Those in non-Western cultures are more collectivists, involuntary and permanent.
Individualist cultures place a large emphasis on the pursuit of individual happiness. In contrast, in collectivist cultures such as India, relationships are seen as unions between families rather than individuals. The families play a much greater…
five Stage of dying theory is broadly explain the emotional reactions of dying patient or bereaved person.
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country in the northern part of the Korean peninsula. North Korea is next to China, Russia, and South Korea. The capital city of North Korea is Pyŏngyang, which is also the largest city. North Korea was founded in 1948 after it had been freed from Japanese occupation, but the southern half of the country is currently occuppied by the United States. At first there was a war between the armies of the North and South in what is called the Korean War, but the fighting stopped in 1953 while the war never fully…
Western Civilization: Beginnings to Present
Although Western culture has been defined by both Christian and secular values across the course of time, the West’s primary goal is to achieve economic supremacy, using Christian and secular philosophies, as well as colonization and technological innovation as means to achieve this goal.
Of the features that define western culture, the most unique is democracy. Originating in ancient Athens, democracy created a sense of pride in one’s government which…