by Ron Kurtus
Readers have sent in a total of 46 comments and questions on Competition issues. They are listed according to date.
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|The use of the Sexton artillery vehicle||War||USA|
|Research paper on competition in business||General||Tunisia|
|Use of Terrain with respect to business||Art of War||Philippines|
|Want to participate in competitions||Types of Competitions||Nigeria|
|No cricket in my school||General||India|
|How did Sun Tzu feel about war?||Art of War||USA|
|Role of management accounting in market competition||Business||Rwanda|
|How does The Art of War relate to business strategy?||Art of War||Malaysia|
|Why do some moths fly in the daytime?||Animals Food||Cambodia|
|Importance of location of a business is to its success||Business Location||Uganda|
|Describe more about head to head strategy||Head-to-Head||Indonesia|
|How does IT help a company compete?||Business||USA|
|Missiing chapters||Art of War||USA|
|Wants to improve developing raw materials in Indonesia||Business||Indonesia|
|Wants to study for MBA in Washington||Business||Indonesia|
The use of the Sexton artillery vehicle
April 28, 2013
Britain and Canada only used the Sexton for indirect supporting fire. They kept the Sextons well back from the front line and used forward observers to direct overwhelming fire on a target.
In spite of its confused origin <--- who would have thought
Cobra - USA (23653)
The Sexton was a self-propelled artillery vehicle of World War II, used by the Canadian and British Armies.
Thanks for telling how they were used in battle.
Research paper on competition in business
March 8, 2013
I want you to help me to write a good conclusion about topic of business and competition in my research paper, because am not well in the development of the conclusion, by focusing on the advantage and the disadvantages of competition in business.
nabila - Tunisia (23530)
The introduction of your research paper should state the theme, purpose, or solution to a problem you are proposing. Then the body of the paper should explain the important points and give your argument. You conclusion then summarizes your proof.
For example, "In conclusion, I have shown the following advantages and disadvantages in business competition: X, Y, Z. If done correctly, the advantages of competition in business can overshadow the disadvantages.
Also see Business Competition for information on the topic.
Use of Terrain with respect to business
October 6, 2012
Can you translate the six terrains (Chapter 10) in "The Art of War" to business? can you please translate it one by one? thanks!!!
- Philippines (22975)
In "The Art of War", proper use of terrain can help get a competitive advantage on the enemy. A similar concept works in business, where you want to get a good location for your business that will be an advantage over your competitors.
You want a business or store that is readily accessible to your customers.
When a salesman works a territory, the area can be considered "entangled" such that other salesmen have difficulty making sales there.
There are locations for a store that can seem enticing but are really not good and can be considered "temporizing" locations.
If an opposing store is in a location that is like a narrow pass, it would be wise not to try to build in that area.
A high location for a stores or one that is easily seen by customers is a preferred location.
Want to participate in competitions
July 19, 2012
Please I would love to participate in your up comings competition whenever its online.And I don't know how I will be contacted.Thanks as my request will be granted.
Moses - Nigeria (22790)
We reallly don't have any competitions among our readers. The lessons on Competition are meant to give you a background on the various aspects of competing, so that you will be able to perform at your best and make adjustments to various opponents.
No cricket in my school
July 15, 2012
They are not taking competition in cricket i am a very good player in cricket
santosh - India (22782)
Cricket is a good game, but unfortunately some schools do not have formal teams forone reason or another.
How did Sun Tzu feel about war?
June 20, 2012
1, how does sun tzu feel about war ? is he opposed to it or does he fell that it is necesser?
2,have you seen some of the qualitiesof war that sun tzu felt strongly about?
3what action have you seen that sun tzu deemed important?
eyrusalem - USA (22724)
Although Sun Tzu was a Chinese general, he believed: "The true objective of war is peace."
His book concerns strategies and tactics that enable an army to have an advantage over the enemy with the least number of casualties possible. The more important thing he taught was to thoroughly plan out each operation. This is true in war as it is in business.
Role of management accounting in market competition
May 24, 2012
i wish to know real: "What is role of management accounting in market competition in business?"
KAGIRANEZA - Rwanda (22675)
A company needs to keep its financial records in order in order to be effective.
Unfortunately, some companies post false profits or hide losses to make them seem better than competing companies, as well as to increase their stock value. This strategy usually backfires when the truth comes out. It can result in fines or jail for those who deceive their investors.
Good management accounting and what they call transparency in how the business is run is the best competitive strategy.
How does The Art of War relate to business strategy?
October 3, 2011
What does the chapter "The Attack by Fire" can relate to the business strategy?
Muhammad - Malaysia (22037)
In war, attacking by fire is to use the means available to disrupt the enemy before making an attack. However. you must make preparations to make the attack, as well as to make sure the soldiers are utilized properly.
In business, you want to gain a competitive advantage on your competitors. Before an advertising campaign or grand opening of a new store near their store, you must make preparations and make sure your workers and managers are up to the task. An unexpected advertising campaign with a new product line can be disruptive to the competition.
There are several books out on interpreting the Art of War to the business world.
Why do some moths fly in the daytime?
February 18, 2011
Why some Moths fly in the day time?
Seiha - Cambodia (21218)
Most moths fly in the daytime, except that you just don't notice them. However, since moths frequently appear to circle light bulbs at night, that is where you see them the most.
Importance of location of a business is to its success
January 25, 2011
Hi there am doing a paper on how important the location of a business is to its eventual success. My aim is to show that a great location = great business and a poor location = poor business. Am discussing the issue that proximity to customers, level of competition and level of infrastructural development can greatly contribute to the making of a great or poor location. Any contributions to my cause will be highly appreciated.
Pauline - Uganda (21073)
The importance of the location of a business depends greatly on the type of customers being sought.
If the business is a store where people come to shop, it should be readily accessible and easy to find. Being on a busy street or being easily visible can be important. However, neighborhood stores have the advantage of being close in and not having the competition from the larger stores on the busy streets.
Note that there are some stores which are in out-of-the-way locations, where the rent is inexpensive. This allows them to have lower prices. However, they do need to spend more on advertising to let people know where they are.
With the increasing popularity of online stores, the major location requirement is to be able to conveniently ship their goods. They need to advertise their web address.
I hope these ideas help. Best wishes for success in your paper.
Describe more about head to head strategy
December 14, 2010
dear team, i just want you to describe more about head to head strategy and differentiated strategy. and with an example on each. thank you. before that also give me a complete explanation about blue ocean strategy thank you.
abika - Indonesia (20848)
We plan to add more about head-to-head competition, especially concerning business competitions, in the near future.
In a head-to-head competition, it is important to know your strengths and weaknesses, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of your opponent, so that you can plan a strategy to make the most of your differences.
The Blue Ocean Strategy concerns creating new demand for products in an uncontested market space, instead of competing head-to-head with other companies for the same customers. For a good presentation on the Blue Ocean Strategy, see:
How does IT help a company compete?
October 28, 2010
With Information Technology revolutionizing the way Buisnesses do work, how does IT also change the way businesses compete?
Yonatan - USA (20592)
Information about the internal processes of the company, as well as much of the data on how the business is run, it is important. Likewise, information about the company's competitors can be valuable. Finally, it is very important to have information about what the customers want and need.
Information Technology is supposed to make it easier to gather data, analyze it, interpret it and directed to the proper persons. If it is properly implemented, IT can give a company a competitive edge.
June 13, 2010
I have been reading the Art of War with my son, age 14, chapter by chapter. I came across this site and we went through it chapter by chapter. We came to Chapter 11 and it was not there and we could not get to Chapter 12 or 13. The summary and the quizes were excellent and we are hoping they are somewhere to be found. Please help with this.
Stephen - USA (19897)
Thanks for reminding me to complete the section. I uploaded chapters 11, 12 and 13 to complete the book.
Wants to improve developing raw materials in Indonesia
April 2, 2010
im from asia. indonesia is my country. my country is such a rich land country which always import to many basic/raw material from other country. my question is, why we such that easy buying and importing to many material that we have and we are to consumtive in many aspect? and in this global situation, china is our role model which those product been sold everywhere. we dont learn from china? ha ha just basic question. wait for ur reply
interest in developing raw materials managing for my country's good and wealth
melissa - Indonesia (19483)
For many years, due to their Communist doctrine, China did not allow free enterprise. Only recently have they allowed and encouraged people to start up and run businesses. The results have been outstanding, as can be seen by their growth in business.
China has also encouraged education, sending their top students to colleges around the world to learn. This has helped them in being able to produce goods.
A country such as Indonesia has great potential, since it has rich land and raw materials. However, if the country only depends on selling material to other countries or letting others own and operate businesses, the country will be second class.
What is needed is to encourage local entrepreneurs to start up businesses, using your resources. Education must also be emphasized. And finally, a culture of quality should be stressed.
Some Chinese goods are not only inexpensive but also have quality. However, they also have allowed carelessness and even corruption leak into some businesses. Some items have been toxic and have harmed consumers, which has affected their reputation.
After World War II, Japan was known for cheap, unreliable goods. But then they turned to Total Quality and now are known for high quality goods.
Indonesia needs to be known for producing high quality goods, using its rich resources. That combination will be good for the country and the world.
Wants to study for MBA in Washington
April 2, 2010
i want some suggest to learn mba study in usa excatly washington, i want to study some rice/water developing management that i interested in.
melissa - Indonesia (19484)
Water Development Management is an important subject for Indonesia and other countries, especially those growing rice.
If you are finishing your college degree, you can seek a Masters In Business Administration (MBA). However, it is not always easy for foreign students to enter advanced programs in the U.S. You should check with your college administrators for information and possible scholarships to US schools.
For information on the technology MBA program for the University of Washington see:
You might also consider getting your advanced degree online.
I hope this helps, and best wishes in getting your MBA.
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