This is essay about the Movie Seven Samurai, how a little village used Stragegic managemnet to over come the problems the village was facing

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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"

Key Questions

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?

A7) Yes

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?

A10) Yes

Q11) Did he delegate responsibility for implementation?

A11) No

Implementation Issues

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...