9.18.11 - Dipesh Rana ENGRG 4610/MAE 4610/ORIE 4152...

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Dipesh Rana ENGRG 4610/MAE 4610/ORIE 4152 Individual Homework #3 September 21, 2011 1) Average group composite score listed below along with the average totals for the specific business opportunity. The wireless charging is an opportunity where a large place can host wireless charge through the air at a cost to the user (i.e. Duffield, Libraries). RFID readers use radio waves to track electronic tags (i.e. track items). Business Opportunities Value ($ or economic) Rareness Costliness to Imitate Entrepreneurial Fitness Totals Wireless Charging 9 10 10 1 30 RFID / Passive RFID Item tracker BLE 8 6 5 6 25 Com.It 7 7 1 9 24 Vibration Energy / Vibral Wind 6 6 7 4 23 Vertical Access Wind Turbine Patents Install turbines on tall structures Reduced cost Aesthetic 8 7 6 2 23 TCAT Tracker 7 3 4 8 22 4) Why did Hawkins succeed in the PDA market where others had failed? Hawkins succeeded in the PDA market because of several reasons. The most general of all is that Palm developed a type of product that had the right attributes. For instance, the Palm Pilot was
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