Read the following:
- Case 1: “Snowfall and the stolen laptop”
- Note: Case studies are available in the course pack for purchase from Harvard Business Publishing: https://hbsp.harvard.edu/import/561001
Post your answers to the reading/discussion questions for Unit #2 (found under Weekly Discussions) by Monday 9/3 11:59 AM
Post your 3 comments to your fellow students’ posted answers by Wednesday 9/5 11:59 AM
Post your In the News topic by Wednesday 9/5 by 11:59 AM
Your answers to the Case Study questions should be thoughtful, but relatively brief. The goal of this assignment is to prepare you to contribute during our first class’ group discussion meeting. Your work answering the questions will prepare you to learn from what others say. To fully benefit from the interchange of ideas about the case’s problem, however, you must possess a good understanding of the facts of the case and have your own ideas. Studying the case and doing your homework will prime you to react to what others say. This is how we learn. During our first class you will be organized into small groups and have an informal group discussion. The goal of your group’s discussion will be to give and to take. Come to the discussion with your own ideas, and leave with better understanding. By pooling your insights with the others in your group you advance your own analysis. Discussions within small groups also helps those uncomfortable talking in large classes, providing opportunities to express their views and gain feedback. We will then have a class discussion which will advance learning from the case. This will help provide a context for gaining more knowledge and learning concepts that help form your intellectual toolkit that you will develop in class and apply in practice.