Week 81 of 186 (BMAL 720)

Doctorate of Strategic Leadership program Robert Forto

Week 81 of approximately 186 are in the books in my doctorate program.

It is week five of BMAL720 Leveraging Data for Decision Making and we are over the halfway hump. This course, it is designed where only two major papers are due. One in week four and the other in the last week, eight. In the other weeks, it is a heck of a lot of writing and I figured out yesterday it will equal about 28,000 words in terms of the six short papers, eight discussions and replies, and the two longer papers.

This week we explored competitive advantage in decision making and it fits right in the line with what we are doing in our business so it is great to have a real-world case study.

You can read the paper below by clicking on the link below. If you are in this class too, I would love to read what you wrote as well. Paste a link to it in the comments section.

Also, I am still editing all of the weekly posts for this blog topic on my journey through the Doctorate of Strategic Leadership here at Liberty University. You will soon find it easier to search for posts in the search bar by course (i.e. BMAL 720, etc.). I hope that helps all of my rabid readers!

I want to give a huge shoutout to all of my peers that have been reading my posts as they navigate through this DSL journey.

You are right, there are not a lot of resources out there.

While this blog is by no means a complete source, my hope is that fellow scholars can see my papers and maybe get a takeaway or two.

Oh, if you are on Twitter, I highly encourage you to follow the hashtags, #AcademicChatter and #AcademicTwitter both are great threads with advice, motivation, and a very supportive community and if you wouldn’t mind, give me a follow at @robertforto and send me a tweet letting me know you found my blog helpful!

Also, my wife Michele is getting deep into her Master’s program as well and is almost halfway done! Please do me a favor and follow her over on LinkedIn.

Score: 50/50

To read the paper:

Forto, R., 720 Paper 5 final