New Works 08/24

Work #1:
Consider your company or one that you know well and evaluate the words of their mission and vision statements. You must include the company’s mission and vision statements in your initial post.
Using the information in Table 2.2 from our text, critique the adequacy and merits of the words of their vision statement identifying effective elements and shortcomings. Using the below criteria, evaluate the adequacy and merits of the words of their mission statement. 
Mission Statement Criteria:

Identifies the      company’s products and/or services.
Specifics the      buyer needs that the company seeks to satisfy and the customer groups or      markets that it serves, and
Gives the      company its own identity.
What recommended      changes (identify at least one change for each statement) would      you make for each statement and why? 

Please note that you are not evaluating what you know of can find out about the company, but simply the words they use for their vision and mission statements.
NOTE: Make sure you choose a company that has not been selected by one of your classmates.
Your initial response to the discussion question should be 250-300 words. You must have at least one course (our text) and one non-course scholarly/peer reviewed source in your initial posting.  Sources require in-text citations and must be incorporated into the body of the post in addition to a full APA citation at the end of the post.
Note: Please refer to slide 8 in PPT 2 for table 2.2.
Work #2:
Written Assignment – Apple’s Strategy
Refer to Assurance of Learning Exercise #1 (Apple) in Chapter One of your Thompson (2022) text. Read “Apple Inc: Exemplifying a Successful Strategy” in Illustration Capsule 1.1.
Incorporate our course (Thompson text) work for the week and dDevelop your analysis by responding to the following questions:

Does Apple’s strategy seem to set it apart      from rivals?
Does the strategy seem to be keyed to a      cost-based advantage, differentiating features, serving the unique needs      of a niche, or some combination of these? Explain why?
What is there about Apple’s strategy that      can lead to sustainable competitive advantage?

Submission Details: 

Your analysis should be 500 words or less.
Incorporate a minimum of at least      our course Thompson 2022 Text and one non-course      scholarly/peer-reviewed sources in your paper to support your analysis.
All written assignments must include a      coverage page, introductory and concluding paragraphs, reference page, and      proper in-text citations using APA guidelines.

Note: Please refer to PPT 1 for Illustration Capsule 1.1.
Note: Please refer to both PPTs for Both assignments