SEVEN Samurai Questionnaire
By: Dimple Anand
Please Answer The Following Questions Concerning The Strategy Developed And Used By The Japanese Village In The Akira Kurosawa
Movie "The Seven Samurai"
Q1) How did village gain strategic information?
A1) By Consulting the village elder - "CEO - Granddad"
Q2) What strategic decision was made by leader of the "competition"?
A2) to hire Samurai
Q3) What was village's strategic problem and its timing?
A3) They believe, that blinded by their prejudice and closed mindedness that every samurai is a bloodthirsty mercenary only interested in money and honing their skills.
Q4) List 3 strategic approaches/solutions proposed by villagers.
A4) Recruiting, Preparation, Siege
Q5) Did village have a CEO?
A5) Yes, Granddad
Q6) What was his strategic proposal?
A6) He proposes the village hire a group of samurai to kill the bandits and protect them
Q7) Was this based on experience?
Q8) What was HR obstacle to strategy noted by villagers?
A8) HR obstacle was how they will pay samurai
Q9) What was his (CEO's) proposed solution?
A9) CEO's propsed solution was decide to find a group of brave, honorable samurai who will protect them even without monetary compensation.
And will accept three meals a day in exchange for protection.
Q10) Did CEO think "outside the box?
Q11) Did he delegate responsibility for implementation?
Q1) How did village recruit a COO?
A1) Village reruit COO- Kambei Shimada,because He shows his ability disguising himself as a monk and saving a child whom was being held hostage. Kambei is an old, wise Ronin (masterless samurai) who wanders in search of adventures. He's an honest man, the most knowledgeable of the group, his intelligence that puts him on top of everyone else.
Q2) What was his...