Author: Deepak Puri / Source: CIO Credit: Wikimedia It’s 1943 and the German air superiority has devastated the Allied forces. The Allie
It’s 1943 and the German air superiority has devastated the Allied forces. The Allies lack the planes to fight the Luftwaffe directly.
The U.S. Army Air Corps proposes a new strategy: attack the German ability to make and repair planes. The Allies launch a targeted campaign to destroy the German factories producing ball bearings vital for the Luftwaffe. The strategy worked and the Allies eventually gained aerial superiority in the war.
The lesson? Hit ’em where it counts. How do activists apply this principle?
Opioid overdose is now the No. 1 cause of accidental death in America – more than deaths from car crashes or gun homicides. More than 33,000 people died from opioid overdosing in 2015. Deaths are highest in the Midwest and northeast, among white, middle-aged men living in rural areas. Nearly 80 percent of people with opioid addiction—over 1.9 million people—do not receive treatment.
Here’s how an activist group might advocate for better opioid treatment services with a targeted Facebook campaign. Mothers For Superior Opioid Treatment (MOST), is an (fictional) activist group advocating for more affordable opioid treatment services. Opioid Care Corp. (OCC), is a (fictional) corporation juggling profit maximization and providing patients with opioid recovery services. OCC isn’t responsive and overwhelms MOST appeals with an advertising blitz.
What should MOST do with their limited resources? What might influence OCC management to lower their prices? Who should be targeted? How should the appeal be crafted? When should the campaign be run?
All about corporate structure
Corporations are legal entities with a Board of Directors to provide oversight and represent shareholders interests to corporate management. A corporate board has the decision-making authority for the company, and has the power to set the company’s policies. Shareholder meetings are a regulatory requirement. It is, the one time every year where shareholders have an opportunity to sit with corporate management.