Great post! After reading it I couldn’t stop thinking about how the section experience as a micro business and operating model is fascinating. The case method, the culture, the admission process… All these features deliver the value that HBS promises to its ambitious customers in a unique way that is hard to replicate. I would definitely love to read a TOM case about it!
I, this is a great point. This is a company that has been accused of allegedly accepting slave-labor working conditions and in many countries. I wonder how such a big and important company could allow the introduction of child labor and poor working conditions in the operating model of some of its subsidiaries. In this case, I would like to know how Zara could change it without changing its winning business model.
It’s interesting to see how American companies are able to adapt their business and operating models to satisfy customer in different countries. I wonder which parts of Cifra’s models were rejected and which were adopted during the first phases of the partnership with Walmart. In a macro level, I imagine that the synergy among all sister companies and the ability to reach so many different market creates a pretty high entry barrier for any other competitor in the Mexican market. Good job!