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    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Conversion

    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield: Non-profit to profit status INTRODUCTION Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield was one of the most popular and respected insurers of last resort in the United States of America. The fact that this insurance organization was a non-profit company enabled it to offer highly subsidized health insurance covers to the New York population; this greatly benefited low income earners who could not afford to pay the hefty insurance premiums charged by other for-profit organizations

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    Blue Devil

    February 27, 2005 “The Blue Devil” I remember when I was a child my mother owned a very special family van. It was a blue Chevrolet Astro that took us everywhere we needed to be. Every morning, on the way to school, he would fly in the air as we went over the speed bumps in the road. I couldn’t wait until the next morning to do it all over again. I’d fallen in love with this van until he started to change on us. He started to surprise us in the most evil ways he could

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    The Blue Planet

    THE BLUE PLANET James E. Mack Dr. Claybon Upon my arrival to “The Blue Planet” I could see that the inhabitants were advanced in their own ways. Large groups of people worked together to maintain their own personal societies. Although all the members of each group shared culture, not everyone shared the same religion. Without communicating to the inhabitants it would seem as though they didn’t have a specific religion. Various groups perform their own practices. While some groups gather

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    Blue Chips

    What are Blue Chips? Blue Chips are stocks of well-established companies with strong track records. When we refer to blue chips they are often known companies in the country. They are somewhat treated as icons in their respective industries. In terms of financial resources, blue chip companies are known to have large amount of capital. They are known to be profitable, pays regular dividends to its stock holders, and have a good rating on their debts. Image taken from oldvegaschips.com How’s

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    Blue

    History of the Blues * In my Assignment I will be mostly taking about the ways that the blues has influenced culture. So what did the blues influence…? Everything. The blues influenced nearly every genre of music that came after it. Jazz in all of its various styles and flavors. From just a basic 12bars you get everything that you need in order to play great music. It’s not like without the blues we would not have any current music actually it’s a lot like that. The influence of blues can even be

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    Labatt Blue

    Labatt Blue Canadian Beer Market As of the end of 2002, Labatt Breweries controlled 43.3% of the Canadian beer market, making it the number two brewer in the country behind Molson, which has a market share of 45 percent. Microbreweries and imported premium beers account for the remaining market share. Major brands tend to focus on 9 to 24-year-old males, and as a result may be missing opportunities by not addressing different demographics and the product benefits of beer. However, targeting 19

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    Blue Nile

    Blue Nile Case Group D Monday and Wednesday 11:00-12:15 Anthony Allen, Laura Blakeman, Daniel DeMaiolo, Carla Hill, and Mason Shattuck 1 Industry Analysis: Dominant Economic Features Definition of Jewelry Retailing Industry & Nonstore Retailer Subsector According to the United States Census Bureau, the Jewelry Retailing Industry (NAICS code 448310) “comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing one or more of the following items: (1) new jewelry (except costume jewelry);

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    Blue Ocean

    Date: 02/05/2013 Article: Harvard, Blue ocean strategy “Competing in high overcrowded industries is no way to sustain high performance. The real opportunity is to create blue oceans of uncontested market place.” This quote that is on the top of the first page just about sums up the article, but I will go further in depth in what the article says. What is the best way to drive profitable growth in an industry? Or company? According to the article it is to enter into the market place that

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    Sonny's Blues

    “Sonny’s Blues” James Baldwin’s “sonny’s Blues” is a short story about the life of two brothers growing up in Harlem, New York during the 1950’s, in a society littered with drugs, violence, poverty and racism. It explores how each brother reacts to the “darkness” of their environment and their own internal turmoil which separated them and the music that eventually lead them back together. In “Sonny’s Blues” a short story written by James Baldwin discusses various

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    Blue Jays

    Monique Summers Professor Susan Watters Fashion 245 March 9, 2012 Blue Jays Designers in the swimwear industry have been driven to create more elaborate and comfortable swimsuits due the growing trend of health and fitness. Not to mention that Americans are taking more and more extended vacations each year. According to Global Industry Analysis, “swimwear and beachwear are projected to exceed $17.6 billion by the year 2015.” However, swimwear is one of the toughest items to sell

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    Blues Paper

    The Blues: “Music that Reflects Our Ancestors Cry” Mable Osemwegie Table of Contents Introduction…………………………………………………………………..3 Congo Square(past and present)……………………………...……………...4 Story of Storyville/ The Chitlin’ Circuit…………………………………….5 Blues Personality Profile……………………………………………………..6 Words of Blues Song…………………………………………………………7 Blues Instruments…………………………………………………………….8 Jazz Personality Profile……………………………………………………..9 Words of Jazz Song…………………………………………………………10 Original

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    Blue Film

    THE BLUE FILM ' Y o u ' v e spilt your coffee,' M r s Carter said. 'I'm sorry.' H e got up abruptly and said, ' A l l right. I'll THE BLUE FILM not be shocked.' he said. 'You've asked for it.' 'I don't think I'm usually the one who is shocked,' M r s Carter ' O T H E R people enjoy themselves,' M r s Carter said. 'Well,' her husband replied, 'we've seen . . . ' •The reclining Buddha, the emerald Buddha, the to bed.' 'Last night we went to Chez Eve . . . ' •If you weren't with m e , ' M r s

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    Blue Moon

    Blue Moon Tonight is a full astrological blue Moon. A blue Moon usually only occurs if it is the second one in a single month. This blue Moon is an astrological one because the Moon has been stuck in Leo and Aquarius since the last full Moon on July 22nd. It is what is called a seasonal blue Moon It will present the third of four full moons to fall in the same season. A season is defined as the period of time in between a solstice and an equinox – or vice versa. This full moon is the third of four

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    Sonny's Blues

    Introduction This annotated bibliography is designed to give readers an understanding of how Sonny’s Blues by James Baldwin is a modernization of the biblical account of Cain and Able. While the text of Sonny’s Blues does not align with the story of Cain and Able verbatim, the underlying theme of being a “brother’s keeper” is central to both stories. I set out to identify the various elements involved in being a “brother’s keeper”. After reading the biblical account of Cain and Able, two sub-themes

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    Blue

    Blue At all times people have been curious about whether there is a life after death. Nobody knows exactly what happens after you die. We can only guess making up stories and building theories. Tim Pears’ story “Blue” describes the events of three days after Joseph Howard’s death. The narration is unusual. The author uses a limited omniscient narrator. The main character of the story, Joseph Howard, is an observer. “He knew he’d died at three o’clock in the afternoon of Wednesday, July the

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    Blue Nile

    conditions. Financial Position(with respect to sales): | Blue Nile | Zale | Tiffany | 2008 | 2009 | 2008 | 2009 | 2008 | 2009 | Cost of sales79.6 | 78.3 | 50.96 | 52.9 | 42.2 | 43.5 | OperatingIncome5.4 | 6.4 | 0.33 | -11.74 | 13.85 | 16.28 | Inventory6.4 | 6.43 | 37.3 | 41.59 | 56.2 | 52.6 | Property Equip.2.55 | 2.42 | 13.93 | 13.38 | 26.01 | 25.2 | Below table shows the attributes of the products offered by the three companies. Blue Nile | Zale | Tiffany | * Highly customized *

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    Blues

    Finding Light through the Darkness In James Baldwin’s short story, “Sonny’s Blues”, the narrator which is Sonny’s brother, James attempts to understand the life of his younger brother Sonny. Through trials and tribulations both brothers see the light through the darkness that surrounds both of their lives. From childhood to adulthood, both brothers go through experiences, which would have an everlasting effect on their lives. The story is set in Harlem, New York City approximately after

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    Blue Nile

    Arden Brazzeal Case Study #4: Blue Nile Corporate Strategy 1. Prepare a five-forces model of competition in the online retail jewelry industry. Conclude as to the strength or weakness of each force as well as the attractiveness of the industry overall. Rivalry Among Competing Sellers- There are many competitors in the online retail jewelry industry with overlapping characteristics in their business models. A very similar competitor that Blue Nile faces is Diamonds.com. Diamonds.com has

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    Blue Velvet

    Cultura Audiovisual II Juan Aguirre Pacheco Blue Velvet Jeffrey Beaumont un universitario regresa a casa en Lumberton para administrar la ferretería de su padre, mientras que su padre está hospitalizado. Caminando a través de una pradera cubierta de hierba cerca de la casa de su familia, Jeffrey encuentra una oreja humana cercenada. Después de una investigación inicial, el detective John William informa a Jeffrey que no habla con nadie sobre el caso, ya que investigar más a fondo. Detective

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    Blue Ocean

    Blue Ocean Strategy Shawn Good MKT/421 August 18, 2014 Mark McClintock Blue Ocean Strategy If a company wants to be an overachiever, sometimes a company needs to venture out in untested waters to see what can happen with a product or service it will offer. Companies can find out if what they are offering will be successful or not, instead of being complacent in companies doing the same thing. There are two strategies to companies doing something new called blue ocean strategy. Or the

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    Blue Spider

    Blue Spider OM761 Zhiyun(Kevin) Kuang Problem: Gary was given the opportunity to be the Project Manager because of his R&D background, but he doesn’t have the experience or skills to manage a project. Technical background itself will not make an efficient project manager. Major Issues: 1. Gary focused too much on R&D works or administrative paper works without a balance. 2. Error on financial planning. 3. No standby schedule when the formal one was interrupted by predictably possible changes. 4

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    Blue Ocean

    Blue Ocean Strategy MKT 421 Blue Ocean Strategy Description of Blue Ocean Strategy and its Significance According to Cham Kim and Renee Mauborgne (2004), the Blue Ocean strategy involves the description of how the organization should try and proceed to find some way to work in the marketplace that is not bloodied by the competition and also that is free of competitors. The strategy is against working in conditions such as Red Ocean, where businesses

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    Blue Nile

    Introduction Blue Nile is the largest online retailer of diamonds in the United States. The company offers more than 60,000 diamonds on its website. The national average for an engagement ring is $3,200 but Blue Nile exceeds this number by having a $5,600 average price1. With no physical stores, no intermediaries and offering products four times cheaper than rivals, Blue Nile has proven to be a successful online retailer. Blue Nile is directly competing with both online diamonds merchants and physical

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    Blues

    a partir de la inquietud por investigar las distintas facetas del Blues y cómo este fue evolucionando a través de la historia. Una vez presentada la interrogante es posible definir los objetivos principales que fundamentalmente consisten en que el músico logre obtener las herramientas para desarrollar el sonido y lenguaje del Blues y saber aplicar los conocimientos obtenidos para transformar un tema de cualquier estilo en un Blues. La forma de trabajo consiste en realizar escuchas de exponentes del

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    The Memphis Blues

    MHL 155 11/22/10 The Memphis Blues: The Role of Beale Street Musicians Memphis contained a variety of cultural influences, due to its “rich delta soil”. This soil helped contribute to the city’s high economic base as a market, travel and exchange center, attracting a highly diverse population. During the early 20th century many of the arriving African American musicians began moving to an area in Memphis known as Beale Street. Beale Street allowed musicians to create soulful and emotionally

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    A Blue

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    Blue Hote

    Blue Hotel Blue hotel is a rich short story, well suited for literary analysis. One particularly memorable quote that stood out in the story was during the end when the cowboy mentioned, “Well, I didn’t do anythin’, did I?” This is strong example of a selfish refusal of association with a concept that contributes to a lot of pain and suffering in this world. In this quote, the cowboy tries to justify that he was not responsible in any way for the murder that occurred. Regarding the cowboys statement

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    Blue Ocean

    Blue Ocean Strategy Jaime Quintero MKT/421 March 23, 2015 Salomon Chavira Blue Ocean Strategy While businesses are continuously looking for techniques in which they can better cope with their rivals, one theory recommends they would be better off studying methods in which they are contending against no one but themselves. This is known as the blue ocean strategy. Blue Ocean Blue Ocean Strategy is a recently established marketing concept obtained from the devises of W. Chan Kim and Renée

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    Blue Cross V. Marshfield

    Blue Cross v. Marshfield Blue Cross/Blue Shield v. Marshfield Michael Stapleton Micker8@aol.com Content Introduction………………………………………………………………….page 2 Jury and Government Findings……………………………………………...page 2 Concepts Relevant to this Case……………………………………………...page 3 Conclusion…………………………………………………………………..page 4 References…………………………………………………………………...page 5 Blue Cross v. Marshfield Introduction The Marshfield clinic is a health care system founded in 1916 comprised largely in Wisconsin

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    Blue Sky

    Final Blue Sky Management and Leadership Question 1 In the past, Blue Sky leadership led from an autocratic leadership style. An autocratic leadership is similar to a dictatorship where only one person has the authority over the followers or workers. The autocratic leader decisions are to be taken as the final authority and should never be questioned. This leader plans out all of the companies agenda and demands that subordinates work according to their rules. The former CEO but still remained

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    Virgin Blue

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This Virgin Blue will be discussing about Virgin Blue history and when it began, its establishment as the first low fare airline in Australia. This report will also examine about Virgin Blue’s business model their advantages, in the market as a low fare airline and their financial circumstances that the airline industries have faced during their operation. In Australia first low fare airline, the report will analyze how they are keeping their position in the competitive market

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    Blue Ocean

    Blue Ocean Strategy Blue Ocean Strategy The principle of a Blue Ocean Strategy is when a business reinvents itself within its given market to make them stand out as different from the rest of the competition. A company does this by an area within the market that is untouched or has low competition. According to Chan and Renee (2004) “Competing in overcrowded industries is no way to sustain high performance. The real opportunity is to create blue oceans of uncontested market space.” An example

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    Blue Whales

    There are many endanger marine species. one species that is endangered is the blue whale. The blue whale evolved around 45 million years ago, thats 40 million years before humans (marinebio.org-Blue Whales). Blue Whales are members of the Order Cetacea family. Blue whales can live in. According to wwf.panda.org The blue whale is found mostly in cold and temperate waters, and it prefers deeper ocean waters to coastal waters. Like many other baleen whales, it feeds in cool waters at high latitudes

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    “Sonny’s Blues”

    “Sonny’s Blues” “Sonny’s Blue” reflect the black people life in the Harlem renaissance. African American talented and intelligent writer were recognized during the era of Harlem renaissance. Talented writer put their maximum effort in order to send their voice to black people around united state. They reach people soul and mind through a different kind of literature. In particular, African American talented uses poetry, fiction, drama, and essay. Especially at that time black people were facing

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    Jet Blue

    Crafting and Executing Strategy Assignment 1 By Sarisa Sukbumrung BUS 599 Dr. Johnnie. Drake E. Drake, Jr. Strayer University Fall 2011 Abstract The objectives of this paper are to illustrate the business strategy of Jet Blue airways. The company’s strategy advantages, i.e., the quality of services, market strategies, and employees trained and challenges of a company competing on price. Latterly, focus on how the company deals with high competitive market industry, shareholder and

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    Blue Oceans

    ANALYSIS The article in Harvard Business Review, Blue Ocean Strategy written by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne, gives an insight to how Cirque du Soleil has implemented a Blue Ocean Strategy when creating its business. This article provides examples for examining alternative purposes and approaches of Blue Ocean Strategies. It appraises the benefits that a Blue Ocean Strategy brings a company by expanding its growth and profit in a much faster speed. It achieves these benefits by creating new

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    Blue

    Blue is the colour between violet and green on the optical spectrum of visible light. Human eyes perceive blue when observing light with a wavelength between 450 and 495 nanometres. Blues with a higher frequency and thus a shorter wavelength gradually look more violet, while those with a lower frequency and a longer wavelength gradually appear more green. Pure blue, in the middle, has a wavelength of 470 nanometres. In painting and traditional colour theory, blue is one of the three primary colours

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    Billy's Blues

    Listen to Billie Holiday’s “Billie’s Blues” Tyler Brady Intro to Music: Term Paper Dr. Burns In the 19th century, a very prominent genre and musical form emerged from the Deep South of America; often defined as a repetitive and poetic music structure derived from jazz, blues music became an influential role in the astounding American identity. On the basis of originality and artistry, Billie Holiday is noted as one of the most influential jazz and blues singers. Throughout a dark life of

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    Blue Nile

    strategy……………………………………………………………….. page 60 EVA……………………………………………………………………………… page 62 Blue Nile balance sheet…………………………………………………………… page 63 References…………………………………………………………………………. Page 64 Executive Summary Blue Nile is a publicly traded company. The company was established in 1999 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA and is one of leading online retailers of diamonds and fine jewelry. In addition to serving the U.S. market, Blue Nile offers products to selected countries through its Canadian and UK

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    Blue Nile

    was a great project for us. The focus of our examination was to identify the areas where Blue Nile Inc was doing well and point out some areas that require your immediate attention. We hope this analysis will benefit your company and guide it in the near future. PROBLEMS Blue Nile’s objective is to encourage customers to buy their products and that they are very strict in choosing their jewellery. Blue Nile is currently faced with some problems which have to be immediately addressed if they

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    Jet Blue

    on a company’s strategy. Discuss Jet Blues strategic intent prior to 2008 Jet Blue’s founder David Nelleman wanted to bring humility back to air travel. Jet blue had won several awards including Best domestic Airlines, Best Domestic Airline for Value, and Best Overall Airline. Jet Blue’s philosophy was to delay flights rather than cancel them. The airline was committed to getting its passengers to their destinations despite bad weather. Due to that Jet blue was the first to permit a passenger bill

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    The Origin of Blues

    The Origin of Blues Blues played an important role in the history of music as it heavily influenced many types of music, particularly jazz and rock. It originated around the 1890’s from the Afro-American slaves’ folk music, work songs and spirituals and was typically performed with one person both playing the guitar and singing. The music consisted of stories of family, struggle, sexuality and rural life. The beginning of the blues-singing period was during the Civil War in America. In 1863

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    Women of the “Blues”

    Women of the “Blues” The last couple of days of class, we have heard several artists who sing the “Blues”. The “Blues”, from my recollection, sounded like, The Blues Brothers. A few things I can recall are a repeated tone and a harmonica added to a short story. The artists that we listened to were Saffire, Curtis Salgado, Cowboy Junkies and Leon Redbone. The “Blues” were described as being sad, mellow with a slow tempo, and tells a story. Instruments that are linked to the “Blues” are the harmonica

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    Sonny's Blues

    Summary of Thorell Tsomondo’s “No Tale to Tell: ‘Sonny’s Blues’ and Waiting for the Rain” In Thorell Tsomondo’s “No Other Tale to Tell: ‘Sonny’s Blues’ and Waiting for the Rain,” Sonny the artist is a historian (Tsomondo 196). Sonny’s history is the experience of society and that of an individual (196). For Baldwin, the artist’s credibility and appeal hinge on his historical knowledge and his success as historian is dependent on his artistic skill (196). Sonny is a kind of poet-prophet committed

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    Blue Nile

    confronting Blue Nile and other online retail jewelers? Which one of the fi ve competitive forces is the strongest? Do a fi ve-forces analysis to support your answer. 2. What key factors will determine a company’s success in the online jewelry business in the next 3-5 years? 3. What is Blue Nile’s strategy? Which of the fi ve generic competitive strategies discussed in Chapter 5 most closely fi t the competitive approach that Blue Nile is taking? What type of competitive advantage is Blue Nile trying

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    Blue Idioms

    very difficult to understand. You may be able to guess the meaning from context but if not, it is not easy to know the meaning. We tend to think of colors as ideas which all humans agree on – grass is green, flames are orange, the sky is light blue – even if different languages have different names for these colors. As English speakers, we also tend to think of color names in terms of the "basic" ones and the more specific, secondary ones. Many people are surprised to learn, therefore, that different

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    Blue Nile

    1 independent contractor. | 2. BRIEF SUMMARY OF CASE SITUATION Business or Industry DescriptionBlue Nile had grown to become the world’s largest online retailer of certified diamonds and fine jewelry. | Blue Nile’s Current SituationBlue Nile reported $302 million in 2009. In 2010 Blue Nile management was concerned about the lingering effects of poor economic condition in the United States on the diamond jewelry industry and how it should pursue expansion in international business. | 3.

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    Blue Nile

    How strong are the competitive forces confronting Blue Nile and other online retail jewelers? Which one of the five competitive forces is the strongest? Do a five-forces analysis to support your answer. Blue Nile, Inc has been keeping at the lead of the pack even through the harder economic times, even though it has slipped a little since the products are more of a luxury item rather than a necessity. With competition gaining on Blue Nile they need to review practices and procedures and not

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    Blue Ocean

    ocean and the blue ocean. The red ocean is comprised of existing market segments and this space contains all things in existence today. The competition in this space is fierce. Conversely, the blue ocean represents all things not in existence today or the opportunity to reengineer an established industry. The framework for formulating a Blue Ocean Strategy is explained in the following paragraphs. The first principle is reconstructing market boundaries. When creating a Blue Ocean Strategy

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    Blue Nile

    later became Blue Nile. By 2009 Blue Nile has become one of the largest online retailers of diamonds. Selling diamonds is not all that Blue Nile offers, amongst their diamond jewelry there are plenty of other gold, platinum, silver and pearl pieces for purchase. In addition to selling diamonds, it also offers platinum, gold, pearl, and sterling silver jewelry. Blue Nile is a publicly traded company that operates in 25 different counties. It is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Blue Nile offers

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