Award 100 point Cirque du Soleils combination of traditional circus elements

Award 100 point cirque du soleils combination of

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54.Award: 1.00 pointCirque du Soleil’s combination of traditional circus elements with sophisticated, high-quality choreographed theater performances relates to which aspectof value innovation?
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55. Award: 1.00 point Applying SWOT analysis, which of the following events demonstrates Cirque du Soleil’s failure to minimize an internal weakness to mitigate an external threat? Infusion of improve comedy 40% drop in demand for European shows Poor safety record leading to the death of a performer 2008-2010 global financial crisis Glamorization of the circus tent After a performer fell 95 feet to her death during a live Las Vegas show, revelations of high injury rates among Cirque performers and concerns about acrobat safety came to light (internal weakness). This contributed to a significant drop in revenues between 2012 and 2013 (external threat). References Multiple Choice Difficulty: 2 Medium Learning Objective: 04-08 Conduct a SWOT analysis to generate insights from external and internal analysis and derive strategic implications.
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Competing on Business Models: Google vs. Microsoft Although Google began as an online search and advertising company, it now finds itself rivaled against Microsoft, a firm that began with a focus on operating system and software applications. Despite opposite business models, each has learned from the other its competitive pursuit of the same users in the same industries. Read the minicase below and answer the questions that follow. Rivals often use different business models to compete with one another. Because of competitive dynamics and industry convergence, Google and Microsoft progressively move on to the other’s turf. In many areas, Google and Microsoft are now direct competitors. In 2014, Microsoft had $90 billion in revenues and Google $66 billion. Although Google started as an online search and advertising company, it now offers software applications (Google Docs, word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail, interactive calendar, and presentation software) hosted on the cloud (Google Drive), and also operating systems (Chrome OS for the web and Android for mobile applications), among many other online products and services. In contrast, Microsoft began its life by offering an operating system (since 1985, called Windows), then moved into software applications with its Office Suite, and later into online search and advertising with Bing as well as gaming with Xbox One. Both also compete in mobile devices by offering smartphones. The stage is set for a clash of the technology titans.
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