Robin Hood Case Analysis

Robin Hood Case Analysis
This case involves Robin Hood and his Band of Merry Men. With new members coming in from every direction, Robin Hood has the strength in numbers that he’s looking for but lacks the accommodations necessary to provide adequate funds and provisions to his Merry Men. He faces many challenges and needs a solution that will keep him focused on his original mission of “stealing from the rich and giving to the poor”.
• Too many men have now joined forces with Robin Hood to the point that he doesn’t “know half the men [he] run[s] into these days.”
• The Merry Men are becoming less disciplined
• With low funds, the Band cannot rely on raiding only those that come through the Sherwood Forest. The Band must expand their area in order to raise funds
• Robin Hood does not want to impose a tax on his most important allies, the farmers and townspeople, and upset them
• While killing the Sheriff may satisfy Robin Hood and his men in the moment, it would not solve other issues
• Strengths: Robin Hood has a strong team of lieutenants that are each in charge of various things ranging from financials and provisions to information gathering, investigation, and training. On top of the strong lieutenants, Robin Hood also has an ever-growing force of Merry Men to fight against the Sheriff, as well as the farmers and townspeople who are loyal to him.
• Weaknesses: The most obvious weakness in the case is the shrinking resources of food and supplies in the Sherwood forest. Another weakness is that while the Band is growing in size, the funds are declining. Lastly, due to the expanding group of Merry Men at such a fast rate, it would be easy for an enemy to infiltrate Robin Hood’s camp and learn their tactics.
• Opportunities: While the townspeople and farmers may frown upon it, a transit tax would increase revenue for Robin Hood and his Band of Merry Men. Another opportunity would be with the town’s farmers. They could work...