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    Barnes and Noble is a bookstore that sells trade books, textbooks, magazines, newspapers and other content. Barnes and Noble has a total of 1,361 bookstores currently in operation, 700 of these are college bookstores where students can buy a small selection of what a normal Barnes and Noble retail store would, as well as textbooks from the college and an array of specific college related items. When Leonard Riggio acquired Barnes and Noble, it was one store on a city block in the 1970s and within a few years, he transformed it into what Riggio himself called, “The World’s Largest Bookstore” with more than 150,000 textbooks and trade titles. In 1974, B&N was the first bookseller in America to advertise on television. The company began to expand by opening a couple smaller stores as well as buying two local chains and turning them into B&N. One of the companies Barnes and Noble bought was Marboro Books, which gave them a step up into the growing mail-order…

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    The Boston Consulting Group Matrix (BCG) to determine the best strategies for forward propulsion of the organization (GSM 2010). According to Steve Riggio, Barnes & Noble's (BSN) Chief Executive Officer, evaluation is necessary to determine the near and distant future of BSN as competition strengthens, technology advances, and changes occur in the book industry. Employing the Grand Strategy Matrix allows focus on the speed of market growth and…

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    When someone thinks of a bookstore, most people will say Barnes & Nobles. Barnes & Noble continues to lead in book sales even after 20 years. Although in recent years, Barnes & Noble is declining, because of their greater, more established competition, Amazon and Apple. When it comes to Amazon, Barnes & Noble is always slightly behind them. Amazon released their website 2 years before Barnes & Noble was able to release theirs. Amazon released their e-book, the Kindle, 2 years before Barnes &…

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    the Eiffel Tower? How about the Great Wall of China? Or what about a Barnes & Noble? The last question could throw someone off. This essay considers texts from Rybczynski and Goldberger to look at Barnes & Noble, and uses the to determine whether Barnes & Noble is worthy of being coined the term “architecture.” The main point is that Rybczynski and Goldberger think everyday buildings could be architecture, the purpose of this essay is to extend their thinking…

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    Barnes and Noble is facing some troublesome issues. The first issue is that Barnes and Noble are trying to find an experienced leadership to fill the void in the top of the pyramid. Lacking leadership had forced Barnes and Noble to look for a third party which is not an easy task to facilitate the process of selling the company. The second issue is the rapid decrease of profit due to the aggressive competition of many competition like Amazon. Another problem is the raising cost due to the…

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    In Barnes and Noble, I observed an older gentleman in the integrity vs. despair psychosocial stage (Wong, Hall, Justice, & Hernandez, 2015). He was a very bubbly, contagiously joyous, and content individual who wanted to share his joy with everyone. He also seemed to be a very strong and resilient individual who coped with challenges in life using humor, which he displayed during my observation. According to Birren, Cunningham & Yamamoto (1983), humor is a strategy that individuals use to cope…

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    After my birthday party a good friend of mine had given me a $20 gift card to buy some books at Barnes and Nobles. If you didn't know Barnes and Nobles is a bookstore that sells anything book related. A month later I visited Barnes and Nobles to buy some books. The door opened and the aroma of coffee filled the air. I walked past the aisles looking for a book that caught my eye. I eyed the “Artist’s Guide of Drawing Everything” but along with the book was a tag that read $45. My thoughts faded…

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    “Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is the world’s largest bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company operates 632 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states (as of July 29, 2017), and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com. Our Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading content through the NOOK Store®”. William Barnes and G. Clifford Noble opened the…

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    Stanley A. Deetz, would argue that the corporations have become the dominant institution (1992). In the bookselling world, there are two major players in the United States, Amazon and Barnes & Nobles. They both have dominated in the bookselling market, and that has been contributed to an effective and creative system that caters to this modern cybernetic world. The company that I will be focusing on will be Barnes & Noble, because of its physical locations that any customer may…

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    The article, “Barnes & Noble has been destroyed by Amazon” discusses how Barnes and Noble has been losing money over the past few years and the role that Amazon has played in its difficulties. Barnes and Noble’s sales have recently fallen again while its long term debt has tripled over the past year. Along with all of this, shares in the company have plummeted dramatically. It has struggled to keep up with Amazon, as its Nook e-reader, has not been successful and its online sales have dropped.…

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