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by Ron Kurtus

A total of 44 comments and questions have been sent in. They are listed according to date.



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Country

General How does innovation affect business competition? Tanzania
 
Art of War Better to go for swift victories Malaysia
 
Resources Resource Canada
 
Business Location Restaurant market segment in Mumbai India
 
Defending Against Dirty Play Dirty playing in high school football games USA
 
General Purpose of a beauty pageant competition USA
 
Business Types Give examples of businesses competing USA
 
Animals Food How do animals compete for food? USA
 
Types of Competitions University competitions for corporate sponsors Nigeria
 
Art of War Strategies applied to Education Philippines
 

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How does innovation affect business competition?

Topic: General

Question

November 7, 2016

how innovation affect business competition performance!?

Mtemba - Tanzania

27465

Answer

Innovation in business is coming up with new products, new services, or new ways to do things such as doing things faster or less costly.

These innovations will help the business stay ahead or catch up to the competition. For example, the maker of a mobile phone might improve the quality of its camera to attract more customers than the other companies. Or a bank may offer a special service that others don't offer, as a way to attract new customers.

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Better to go for swift victories

Topic: Art of War

Question

October 24, 2016

how to apply this "In war, it is better to go for swift victories rather than engage in prolonged military campaigns." into business..?
thanks. :)

Pei Yuan - Malaysia

27409

Answer

In a business, you want to be able to act quickly to produce and deliver goods. This gives you a competitive advantage. If a company takes too long to enter the market with its products, it is at a disadvantage compared to its competitors.

Another thought is that it may be better to get many small sales than to spend much effort and time on gaining a very big sale. Often many small contracts are better than waiting for the one big contract.

I hope this helps. Best wishes in your business efforts.

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Resource

Topic: Resources

Question

October 12, 2016

Hi Ron,

I was searching for some poker information today and I came across your resources for winning at competition

Anyway, I couldn't help but notice that you mentioned playwinningpoker.com but their site has been completely shut down for a while now.

You way want to remove their URL from your article.

My entire site is actually dedicated to providing success for poker players: http://www.beatthefish.com/

Might make a nice replacement on the page. :)

Either way, keep up the awesome work!

Cheers,

Josh - Canada

27365

Answer

Thanks for letting me know. I checked the links and deleted two items with dead links. I added two new items plus your website at Competition Resources.

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Restaurant market segment in Mumbai

Topic: Business Location

Question

October 10, 2016

What is your prime market segment 7and target market segment for street food restaurant in mumbai

Sameer - India

27358

Answer

You need to do research on the various street food restaurants in Mumbai. This will give you an idea of the competition and what they have to offer, as well as their prices.

Then decide on the market segment or people you want to appeal to. This will help in defining your service.

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Dirty playing in high school football games

Topic: Defending Against Dirty Play

Question

October 7, 2016

How do I address? My son is a football player for Galileo high school. He told me that he was down and the guy from Lowell high school keep knee him. It happened that we have it on tape! Should I will to my son's coach!

If now I will show the take to other school coach. And in the previous game, one of the players was down and they punched him three times. He up holding a punch but didn't happen! These never experience this!

We want them play a good game! Good sportsmanship! It is sad the coach lets they players play like that! I am sure this is not the first time! I want to address this!

Marie - USA

27352

Answer

Unfortunately, some coaches allow their players to to play dirty and show poor sportsmanship. However, it is the job of the referees to flag dirty playing and penalize the other team or even throw the player out of the game. It is their job to make sure the players don't get injured by such dirty playing.

It is good that you have a tape of the incident. You can show it to your team's coach and also to the school principal. They should be concerned about such dirty playing. Also, other parents in your school should be concerned, because they don't want their kids to get hurt by such dirty playing.

I hope you will be able to get some action on stopping this activity. Let me know how things turn out.

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Purpose of a beauty pageant competition

Topic: General

Question

August 9, 2016

Beauty with a purpose pageant competition.

- USA

27201

Answer

In a beauty pageant, contestants are judged on their looks, personality, and talent. This is a form of Performance Competition, where a judge decides who is best and the contestants cannot affect the performance of the others.

Just as a competition to see who can run the fastest, the purpose of a beauty pageant is simply to see who wins under their criteria.

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Give examples of businesses competing

Topic: Business Types

Question

April 18, 2016

could you give me an example of two business competing??

Jamie - USA

26944

Answer

Ford Motor Co. is competing with General Motors for automobile sales.

McDonald's and Burger King compete for people wanting hamburgers.

Filing stations compete by their location and gasoline prices.

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How do animals compete for food?

Topic: Animals Food

Question

February 8, 2016

How do they compete # examples and why do they compete besides the fact that they just have those instincts.

Azeem - USA

26763

Answer

It is natural for animals to want to get food to eat. When two animals want to get the same item of food, they get into competition for that food.

Sometimes, the first one to see the food will grab it and run or fly away. A flock of crows may see some food, but the first one to get there will grab it and fly away. He won the competition.

Other times they might fight for the food. Dogs are known to compete for food by fighting.

Some animals--such as chimpanzees--can actually trick the other into getting the food.

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University competitions for corporate sponsors

Topic: Types of Competitions

Question

September 19, 2015

Hello!

Due regards. Please, can you simply summarize any of the competitions by giving illustrative examples of such competition that can occur in a university campus.... What exactly is that competition that can actually take place AMD attract a corporate sponsor....?
Thank you

Toritseju - Nigeria

26390

Answer

If your goal is to attract a corporate sponsor, You can have a competition between students in an area of interest to the corporation. For example, a technical company might be interested in sponsoring a science competition among the students. This would also be to the company's benefit to recruit science students.

Likewise, an investment firm might sponsor a competition concerning new business ideas.

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Strategies applied to Education

Topic: Art of War

Question

March 30, 2015

How can the strategies of Sun Tzu on waging war be applied to the DepEd organization?

Teresita - Philippines

25876

Answer

Although the "Art of War" lays out strategies to win without losing too much in the process, I am not sure it is suitable to a Department of Education organization.

It is better to have a positive approach toward achieving the goals of educating students. Thus includes seeking finding for the teachers and schools. You do not want to have an adversarial relationship or have goals to defeat the other side.

There are good points in the Art of War that can be applied to running a business. However, business is often a competition. In fact, some businesses even consider customers as "the enemy" to be overcome. But those businesses usually do not last long.

Good communication and seeking a win-win solution for everyone should be the best approach in education.

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