Case Study: The Meteoric Rise and Fall of Uber’s Founder Travis Kalanick

Travis Kalanick is an American entrepreneur and the co-founder of Uber Technologies Inc., a ride-hailing company that revolutionized the transportation industry. He was born on August 6, 1976, in Los Angeles, California. Kalanick grew up in a middle-class family and showed an early interest in entrepreneurship. Kalanick attended the University of California, Los Angeles, but dropped out before completing his degree to pursue his entrepreneurial ventures. He co-founded his first startup, Scour, a peer-to-peer file-sharing company, in 1998. However, Scour faced significant legal challenges related to copyright infringement and was eventually forced to file for bankruptcy. Kalanick went on to found several other startups, including Red Swoosh, a content delivery network, and Uber, which he co-founded in 2009 with Garrett Camp. Under Kalanick’s leadership, Uber grew rapidly, expanding into hundreds of cities around the world and attracting billions of dollars in investment. However, Kalanick’s tenure at Uber was also markedContinue 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: How Netflix Took Down Blockbuster

Blockbuster and Netflix are two big business within the domestic videocassette rent payment market place that skilled very much distinctive products. Netflix extremely multiplied its firm estimate even as Blockbuster dropped its leading market position and fallen into bankruptcy. Back to the late 20th century, whilst Netflix was just a small newly established business, Blockbuster ruled the video cassette rental business with over 9,000 shops all around the world. With the emergence of DVDs as the brand new video medium, Blockbuster be able to get special deals with massive Hollywood studios to rent new DVD releases after cinema showings ended. At that point in time, nearly every family had a videocassette recorder (VCR) for the reason of video watching, and Blockbuster rental shops were people’s familiar starting point for film selections. Technology and innovation performed a significant task inside the improvement of the apprehensive business. Today’s dynamic domain is completelyContinue reading

Case Study of Qantas Airlines: Business Model and Strategies

The Aviation Industry has been one of the most dynamic industries in our history. From the development of the machines to the formation of a viable business model, the trials and road to success has been filled with little success and numerous examples of failure. One of the best examples of success in this volatile industry would be Qantas Airline. For nearly one hundred years, Qantas is one of the world’s oldest, most successful air carrier operations. Invoking a business model that has proven constant transformation and change is inherent to their success, Qantas has established itself as a global provider of commercial air services. The Qantas story is of success and adaptation to the ever-changing dynamics of the aviation industry. Many airlines have come and gone throughout the history of aviation, yet Qantas has endured, this case study will explain how they achieved sustainability when so many others haveContinue reading

Case Study of Nike: Building a Global Brand Image

Brand History The idea of Nike began way back in the 1950s. A track coach by the name of Bill Bowerman was at the University of Oregon training his team. Bill was always looking for a competitive edge for his runners, like most of us today look for any advantage we can get. Bill said he tried using different shoes for his runners as well as trying other things to try and make his athletes better. Bill tried to contact the shoes manufactures in attempt to try out his ideas for running shoes. This however failed. In 1955 a track runner by the name of Phil Knight enrolled at Oregon. Phil was on the track team under Bill. Phil graduated from Oregon and acquired his MBA from Stanford University. Phil went on to write a paper that talked about how quality shoes could be made over in Japan and theyContinue reading

Case Study on Marketing Strategy: Starbucks Entry to China

Starbucks is one of the largest coffee chains in the World. The company has a unique style and atmosphere in their coffee houses. We chose China because it is the world’s most populous country with over 1.3 billion people live there and second-largest country by land area. After 1978, the country’s economy were underwent dramatic changes which involved such relief as permission for entrepreneurs to start up their own business and opening the country for foreign investment. It is obviously that Starbucks managers decided to take advantage of such opportunity to expand their business into new region. To evaluate Chinese market the company used several steps of analyses. Who might be interested in buying coffee in China? To introduce the Starbucks brand the company begun to distribute coffee for free to guests in several Beijing’s hotels in 1994. This initiative indicated that there was a strong demand for their products,Continue reading