Robin Hood Essay

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Matt West Business Strategy January 14,2013 Robin Hood Case Notes 1. What problems does Robin Hood have? What issues need to be addressed? As the notoriety of Robin Hood’s gang increased it began to attract a vast number of new members interested in joining the Merrymen. These new members differed from the original members in ways such as their allegiance, motives and moral boundaries. As well, with the growing size it was difficult to organize and instill discipline amongst the Merrymen. As travelers began to realize the perils that wait in the forest they began to avoid passing through it, thus slowly diminishing the Merrymen’s income. This lack of income and the growing number of followers was quickly draining their surplus of food and accumulated wealth. Robin Hood also faced another issue with his direct competition known as the evil Sheriff. The Sherriff was consistently attempting to put the Merrymen out of business and with his vast wealth and connections he was beginning to gain a foothold over the Merrymen. 1. Do Robin Hood and the Merrymen need a new mission? New objectives? A new strategy? In order for the Robin Hood and the Merrymen to be successful they should seek other viable options to allocate funds as well as attempt to downsize the amount of followers living amongst the forest. The shortage of funds and food will be the ultimate downfall if Robin Hood does not change his strategy. Also with he should gain as much intelligence as possible about the potential prison break of the king “Lion Heart” before pursuing his involvement. 2. What strategic options does Robin Hood have? Is continuing with the present strategy an option or is the present strategy obsolete? I think the most viable strategy would be to arrange a coup against the king in power and replace him with the king in captivation. If Robin Hood does not overcome his
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