Monthly Archives: July 2013

Opening Day 2013 for New England

Head Coach Bill Belichick set out to “re-do” the receiver corps but I’m quite sure he didn’t have this in mind. The Patriots seemed happy enough to let all three primary WR’s on the team from Week 1 2012 walk … Continue reading

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Apple Production Strategy

Dell has long been credited as the best way to order a computer. It’s highly customizable, highly flexible. Then, along comes Apple and does things the exact opposite way. They claim that it’s not as valuable to be flexible, that … Continue reading

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Porter Analysis of the New England Patriots

In examining Competitive Advantage and Competitive Strategy by Michael Porter, I started to think about analyzing sports teams. That gave rise to thinking about how the New England Patriots operate. In Porter’s world, there are three kinds of generic strategy: … Continue reading

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