Case Study: Leadership Lessons From Disney’s Bob Iger

Bob Iger has a Jewish origin by birth, but he was born in the city of New York, in the year 1951. He is an established businessman in America, he was the former CEO of The Walt Disney Company, from 2005 to 2020, he was the CEO at a stretch, and has achieved a lot, in his career one of the biggest achievements is acquiring Pixar. Before this, he was the president of ABC Television between 1994 and 1995 and was working as a COO for ABC from 1995 until it was acquired by Disney in the year 1996. In the year 2000, Bob Iger was declared the president and COO at Disney, and also succeeded the former CEO, Michael Eisner from the year 2005. During these 15 years of being the CEO of Disney, he expanded the intellectual properties of the organization, in the international markets, and also increasedContinue reading

Business Ethics Case Study: The Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

Over the last few decades, there has been great concern regarding the sustainability and conservation of the environment. Environmental pollution and globalization have become the concern of most environmental protection agencies. The harmful and mortal effects of nitrogen oxide, which is a pollutant found in car exhaust have led the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to tighten emission control considering the attention paid to conservation and saving the green. These concerns have made the EPA constantly announce restrictions for standard emissions for all types of vehicles the sports car, heavy-duty trucks, automobiles, and other types of cars. These stringent measures are necessary considering that nitrogen gas emitted is harmful to human health and results in diseases such as asthma, premature death, bronchitis, and respiratory and cardiovascular. In 2015, the scandal regarding diesel cheat damaged the image of the Volkswagen Company. In light of the discovery of the diesel dupe of VolkswagenContinue reading

Case Study: Causes of the Recent Decline of Tesla

Tesla is a pioneering company that was founded in 2003 by a group of innovative and driven engineers. For years electric cars had a stigma for being worse than traditional gas-powered vehicles. The general public believed that a high-quality electric car could not exist. This is where Tesla stepped in, the firm quickly went to work crafting a high-end electric car and released the revolutionary Roadster sports car. The Roadster was considered a major feat because it could travel very far on a single charge unlike many other electric cars. The Roadster was a very physically attractive car that helped make the idea of riding around in an electric sports car seem like a sleek and cool thing. The Roadster served as Tesla’s coming out party and launched the company to major fame as people began to take notice. Tesla’s next mission was creating the Model S. The Model SContinue reading

Case Study of Jack Welch: Leadership that Creates Innovation

When Jack Welch became CEO of General Electric in 1981, he was only the 11th CEO the company had seen in its 120 years of existence. Although GE was a $13 billion a year company, it began showing signs of necessary change as it had reached the stage between maturity and decline. After 20 years at the helm, Jack Welch had turned General Electric (GE) into one of the world’s most successful companies. Welch increased GE’s market value from $13 billion to over $300 billion in 2001. He guided the once struggling company to what was then the biggest corporation in the entire world as well as the most profitable. Through the use of goal setting, empowerment, and communication Welch transformed the gigantic and complacent company into an energized multi-national organization ready to face world competition. Through an analysis of the techniques employed by Welch, one can gain a betterContinue reading

Case Study of GUCCI: Transformation of Luxury Branding

Guccio Gucci opened a small shop selling leather goods on the via del Parione in Florence in 1923. He sold luggage imported from Germany and offered customers with repair services. As the luggage business prospered, he opened his own workshop to produce his own design. The business in the 1920’s created huge profit and success however in the 1930’s Gucci began to face some challenges when the sanctions imposed on Mussolini. He faced shortage of imported leather yet this challenge gave him innovated idea of using new materials such as canvas and produced small leather goods, wallets and belts that are still big part of the Gucci company. Gucci became an internationally known luxury brand after World War II and over the next two decades the company flourished. In the1970s Gucci began to fall down due to internal conflict. Most of the conflict was between Aldo and Rodolfo Gucci, theContinue reading

Case Study of Walmart: Business Model Innovation for Sustainability

A business model is a plan or strategy that a company uses to attain its goals and objectives. The goals and objectives of an organization relates to the identification of the targeted customer base, identifying the sources of funds and the various areas for revenues. The goals for most companies are to maximize the profit and to make sure that the company expands and grows in the process. A business model is an abstract depiction of a company. It integrates the various processes of a company and highlights the various strategies and approaches taken by a company to achieve its objectives and goals in the process. A business model is developed by aligning the goals of an organization with the structure of an organization. There are various types of business models. Some of them are, “Bricks and clicks model”, “collective business models”, Direct sales model” etc. These are some ofContinue reading