Welcome the first discussion. In this course, you will be introduced to a topic in the discussion below. The first week of this module you will write about your initial thoughts after reviewing the resources. The initial post should be at least 300 words. Where possible back up your position with cites and references form the resources provided. You are encouraged to use the Stratford Library for additional resources.
1. Consider the following:
According to a Forbes article:
Amazon’s largest acquisitions include Whole Foods for $13.7B in 2017, online shoe retailer Zappos for $1.2B in 2009, and smart doorbell & security camera manufacturer Ring for approximately $1B earlier this year. In 2014 Amazon acquired e-sports streaming site Twitch for $970M, and warehouse robotics maker Kiva Systems for $775M in 2012. As of today, Amazon has more than 45,000 robots in its warehouses.
Taking this business model-based approach to evaluating Amazon’s potential acquisitions, the following companies deserve to be on their shopping list for 2018. (a)Best Buy, (b) H. Robinson, (c) Expeditors, (d) Grainger and (e) Performance Health.
2. Initial Post (300 words)
- Which company would you select to be a part of Amazon and why?