Gap Year Opportunities
The most strategic students are able to unveil the gap year opportunities in the year they take off before college. Michael Porter states, "The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do." Cookie Lyon is Empire's ambitious strategist who recently started her own record label. She is never lost for words and fully understands the music industry therefore we are certain she will succeed.
Cookie decided that she would not stay at Empire Entertainment, the record label that was established with the money that she made selling drugs and consequently spent 17 years in prison for. Cookie needed more control of her situation so she decided to leave after a failed hostile takeover.
Taraji P. Henson and Son Strategize
Cookie Lyon is played by actress Taraji P. Henson, a smart businesswoman who also understands the importance of strategic decision making. Taraji P. Henson and son, Marcel Johnson decided that he would take a gap year before college all…
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