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Articulate Problem:

To make a good decision, the company need to calculate and manage the attendant risks.(Buchanan and Connell,2006) But to calculate and manage risk requires information and predictions for the future, and in the MGMT class, we use a simulation company. The gap between simulation and reality is often the doubt and controversy of our team.

Analysis of the Problem:

As in the fourth week of the group's meeting, we discuss the future pre-sales of products, market share, retailer marginal revenue and branding costs. The main core revolves around two aspects. The first one is the report provided by mikebike. The other is that the difference between mikebike and reality will affect our judgment on the future. This will often make our decision to be conservative but at this stage is the best time to develop. For instance, the bike shop distribution in the real world, if a company give the support more than others, the bike shop highly likely to push up the company's product, so it would be waste to keep the small amount money to support the bike shop. however, it's arguable that in the simulation the number you have put in the support section, you always get a feedback from the bike shop.

Formulation and testing of a tentative theory to explain the problem:

Based on the understanding of computer technology, there is generally an output in an algorithm if have an input. Based on the understanding of computer technology, there is usually an input in an algorithm. So we make decisions to maximize the benefits we might have on this premise, although this may make us spend more time. , energy and money. why not use personal mode? Because the variables are different, if they are different, the consequences will be too great. If the risk cannot be calculated, don't make the decision easily.


This week, we use a more conservative approach to ensure the development of the best to determine whether the conjecture is true. If it is different from the real world, then our interests will be maximized. If they are the same, then the future decisions will be more full and correct.

Buchanan, L., & O Connell, A. (2006). A brief history of decision making. Harvard business review84(1), 32.


  1. Hey Hao,

    You've made a good job at incorporating Daudelin's framework to your problem of calculating risk and overcoming the doubt and controversy revolving around the difference between the simulation and reality. The structure of your essay is well done, allowing me to see the different steps of your reflection and the use of the second reading to help further your reflection. Just a tip would be to look at your grammar when submitting it and also setting a goal that you can work toward and look back on to see if you have achieved said goal later on would be good.


  2. Hi Hao,

    Great structure of your reflection this week. Really does make it cohesive to read using that framework.

    I would like to see some futher analysis of the problem, why is this gap between the simulation and reality an issue, or potential issue for you and your team? Besides the obvious answers of course.

    This way, more layers can be uncovered in your reflection, and we can get to know you a bit more too.



  3. Nice clear structure and easy readability.

    On the reflection, risk seems to be the trend this week as myself and the other review I did both covered it.

    I think your articulation ad breakdown/analysis of the problem is spot on, comparing expectations vs reality, as well as how a software runs vs how a real business would run.

    In the "Formulation and testing of a tentative theory to explain the problem" section you've done well to cover an application of your understanding on the software, and it would be great to see more towards the vital element of risk and how it ties in with the fact that it is a software which takes inputs, processes them, and creates outputs.

    As far as a action statement the message is clearly conveyed, making more specific details going into your team meeting for yourself may be beneficial too.

    Enjoyed the read, best of luck for the semester.