Cosmopolitan Magazine Essays (Examples)

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History of Illustration and the

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They went into a spending frenzy that would carry them though the next decade. They bought houses, started families and settled down to a life of normalcy after a decade of chaos. Illustrations began to return to resemble that of fine are of earlier times.

The Invitation. Ben Stahl. Date unknown magazine photo. Al Parker. Date unknown

ise of the Atomic Age (1950-1960)

The prosperity that came with the end of the war continued into the new decade. Americans attempted to settle into a life or normalcy. There was a significant return to traditional gender roles, as many women were forced back into the household and the men went off to work as usual. Women, now used to providing for themselves represented a new target market. To fill their days they read the "seven sisters" (McCall's, Ladies Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, edbook, Good Housekeeping, Seventeen, and Women's Day). These magazines began…… [Read More]

References

Crow, T. 2006. The Practice of Art History in America. Daedalus. 135, no. 2. Questia Database.

"Jesse Wilcox Smith" 2000.  http://www.bpib.com/illustrat/jwsmith.htm 

Reed, Walter and Reed, Roger. 2008. The History of Illustration. Society of Illustrators. Online. http://societyillustrators.org/about/history/283.cms

Murphy, J. 2007. Making Virtual Art Present. Afterimage. 35, no. 2. Questia Database.
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Computer Consulting - Marketing Plan

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Do you keep the magasine after you read it?

7.What is your age?

15-24 years

25-34 years

35-44 years

45-54 years

55-65 years over 65 years

8.What activity do you perform?

A work in the medical domain/social assistance

Liberal proffesions and private businesses work in the financial domain work in the public administration domain work in the commerce and services domain work in the medical domain work in the industry domain

Others (please mention)

9.Where do you live?

A city with more than 500.000 people city between 500.000-200.000 people city between 200.000-50.000 people

In the countryside

10.Which is your monthly income?

Under 1.000$

etween 1.000-3.000$

etween 3.000-10.000$

Over 10.000$

11. Which are your hobbies?

A a) Travelling b) Sports c) Reading

Results:

As I have predicted, the greatest part of the Cosmopolitan's readers (80%), are of ages between 20 and 35 years, most of whom (55%) are rather students or…… [Read More]

Bibliography

WELCH Susan and Rebekah Herrick, "Women and minorities in the United States," New York:Praeger, pp. 1985

Rory O'BRIEN, "Normative vs. Empirical theory and Method," New York, new York American library, 1981 www.cosmopolitan.com www.elle.com

J.P. GUILFORD, 'Psychometric Methods," McGraw-Hill, New York, 1954

E. GUMMERSSON, Relationship Marketing," Macmillan Publishing Company, new York, 1993 case study conducted in Sacramento, California, in the period 10.19.2006-10.22.2006
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Illustrators Today With the High-Tech

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H.P. Lovecraft wrote him fan letters and composed a poem about his art. The fine hatching and pebble board were all used to give his images a texture and depth beyond anything seen in the field. Finlay and another illustrator at this time named Lee F. Conrey (see above) both provided lots of imaginative drawings for both magazines and books (BPIB).

Comics were another genre that started hiring illustrators. Born in Humbolt, Minnesota, Austin Briggs studied at the Wicker Art School in Detroit, and then attended the Art Students League in New York City. He settled there and worked for an advertising agency and freelanced for various magazines, like the Dearborn Independent, Collier's, McClures and Pictorial eview. He started his comic strip career as an assistant on Flash Gordon, then took over the Secret Agent X-9 strip, and began anonymously illustrating the Flash Gordon daily in the 1940s and early…… [Read More]

Reference Cited.

American Art Archives. 16, November 2007.  http://www.americanartarchives.com/ 

Ask Art Blue Book. Oscar Edward Cesare, Artist. 16, November 2007. http://www.askart.com/askart/c/oscar_edward_cesare/oscar_edward_cesare.aspx

BPIP. Jessie Wilcox Smith Biography. 16, November 2007.  http://www.bpib.com/illustrat/jwsmith.htm 

Comic Art Fans. 16, November 2007. http://www.comicartfans.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1127
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Western Beauty Ideals A Cultural

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Christy Turlington explains to Elle magazine... "Advertising is so manipulative," she says. "There's not one picture in magazines today that's not airbrushed."… "It's funny," Turlington continues. "hen women see pictures of models in fashion magazines and say, 'I can never look like that,' what they don't realize is that no one can look that good without the help of a computer." (Hilary 13)

That's right, the beautiful Turlington, a woman that can be said as fitting the standard ideal of American beauty, admits that it is unachievable even for her. hy? Because even she admits that she has been touched up. In a similar exercise, we can only imagine the remarkable steadfastness this act must have taken, but it shows that there is a realization that this American image is unattainable (Domar 23).

The Trouble with Persisting Ideas

Even if the mechanism behind the spread and adoption of ideas is…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Anderson, Benedict. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. New York: Verso Publishing, 1991. Print.

Chernin, Karen. Hungry Self: Women, Eating, & Identity. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2008

Dixon, Violet. "Understanding the Implications of a Global Village." Reason and Respect 4.1 (2008). 1-5. Web. 15 May 2011.

Domar, Allan. (Prof) Harvard Medical School. Parade magazine, October 11, 2003.
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International Teams in Global Settings

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Virtual Teams Throughout the Globe

My assessment of the best practice suggestions regarding privacy at work made in the January 2013 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine is favorable. It is quite clear that social media has had a significant impact on the way that people interact with their co-workers, and on relationships between employees and employers. The key is to utilize that impact in a way that is advantageous to workers. pecifically, the author of this article makes a good point when she indicates that it is best to get to know one's employer on a somewhat personal level, as long as it is done in moderation (Anderson, 2013, p. 76). The point is for one's employer to think favorably of his or her employee, not to become best friends with him or her.

uch sagacity is applicable to virtual teams just as well as to those that operate in a…… [Read More]

Such sagacity is applicable to virtual teams just as well as to those that operate in a physical environment. Actually, they probably apply even more in the former because the only means of communication is via the internet and the occasional phone call. Thus, employees must take caution to not allow too much of their personal lives to be revealed. In fact, they should only disclose as much as their employers do, as Anderson (2013) indicates (p. 76). The crux of the issue is that when working in a virtual team, it is not as necessary to guard one's privacy as it is when working with others in a physical location -- because one never sees one's co-workers. Therefore, it is all the more critical to take one's cues from one's employer in terms of discerning how much personal information one should reveal about oneself. The point is to maintain one's privacy while not becoming too aloof from one's co-workers, so that they do not feel as though they do not know whom they are working with.

The vast majority of the recommendations for the success of virtual and global teams elucidated in this week's readings were prudent. Dispersion inherently affects a team and the way that it functions. One of the most valuable of the recommendations for the success of such teams includes evaluating "the social skills and self-sufficiency of the potential team members" (Siebdrat et al., 2009, p. 63). Self-reliance is a critical factor to evaluate, because it is disadvantageous to work in a situation in which team members do not do all of their work simply because they are not in a physical environment in which their efforts are well-regulated. I have actually encountered such an experience while involved in group projects for my post-secondary education. It is not uncommon for people to wait for others to do work that they would rather not do themselves. Had I been able to pick the team myself, I would have evaluated the capacity of each member to function autonomously within the team framework and selected members accordingly.

In the near future, I have a team project in which I will have to work with a team distributed throughout the continental United States. One of the most pivotal recommendations that I will implement in this project is the need to "establish and maintain trust throughout the use of communication technology" (Malhotra et al., 2007, p. 61). There is a shared, virtual work space in which members of my team will communicate with one another about the research we are conducting in various locations. It is not enough to have such a work space. Someone should help to establish normative means of communicating in this space so that each team member feels comfortable communicating in it and using it appropriately.
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Representation of Women Through Media Has Changed

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Representation of Women Through Media Has Changed From 1960s

How representation of women through media has changed from the 1960s

Susan Douglas suggests that fifty years ago, mass media existed in the form of music, television, and magazines. However, she suggest that the journey has been tough owing to the manner in, which the media represents women. The media used a sexist imagery to represent women, especially women who took part in music. Although researchers suggest that the media is a powerful tool, she suggests that the public had an option to resist the media by turning off their television, or ignoring advertisements in the magazines (Douglas 1995). Mass media had substantial influence on the social, cultural, economic, spiritual, political, and religious phases of the society as well as personal level thinking, feeling, and acting. Notably, mass media has both a good side and a bad side; it is insidious…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Adams, Carol J. 2004. The Pornography of Meat. Continuum. New York/Continuum.

Ames, Jonathan. 2011. "I Guest Directed a Porn Shoot." New York Press. 27 Nov. http://nypress.com/i-guest-directed-a-porn-shoot/

Belkin, Lisa. 2008. "The opt-out revolution." New York Times Magazine. 26, 42 -- 47, 58, 85 -- 86.

Brewer, Chad. 2005. "The Stereotypic Portrayal of Women in Slasher Films: Then vs. Now." Master Thesis, Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College.
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Influential Illustrators 1960-1970 Robert K

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During the decade between 1960-1970, Hays' work was all over representations of popular American culture. He had also produced amazing illustrations of great ock, Jazz, and Blues singers, which had a dark twist according to his stylistic expression (see Image B). Hays began teaching in the late 1950s at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Towards the end of the 1970s he relocated to California where he served as Chairman of the Illustration Program at the Art Center College in Pasadena.

Hays represented a new and creative style that highlighted unique interpretations utilizing elements of expressionism. Hays and his contemporaries would interpret textual and literary influences with more expressive license. While teaching, Hays was a strong believer in expanding the context of art educations to include other media of artistic expression. Thus, he incorporated elements of literature, theater, and film into his student's artistic curriculum to allow…… [Read More]

References

Fink, Russell. "Abbett, Robert K." Russlel Fink Gallery. 2009. Retrieved 18 Nov 2009 from  http://store.russellfinkgallery.com/abbettrobertk.html 

Society of Illustrators. "Phil Hays." American Association of Museums. Retrieved 18 Nov 2009 from http://societyillustrators.org/upcoming/470.cms
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African Cuisine

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African estaurant evival

New York is home to people from all over the world, and it is well-known that they often bring with them cuisine from their homelands. Foodies descend on food courts in subterranean malls in Queens, ussian bakeries in Brooklyn, and ethnic food trucks pretty much anywhere throughout the five boroughs. For being a cosmopolitan city with such cosmopolitan tastes, surprisingly little attention is paid to the diversity of African food. The continent of Africa is rich in food tradition and, increasingly, we are seeing these traditions manifest throughout New York. This trend is occurring in many places, in particular Manhattan and Brooklyn. In fact, several openings over the past few years have dramatically altered the African dining scene, and this development is very much worthy of coverage. This citywide exposure to the African food trend makes it an excellent topic heading into the summer eating season.

There…… [Read More]

References

Kugel, S. (2007, March 18). Sampling a Continent at Home. Retrieved from nytimes.com: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/18/travel/18weekend.1.html?_r=0

Laing, N. (2013, October). New York's First African Restaurant Week Offers New Flavors and a Dash of Culture. Retrieved from fo2w.org: http://fi2w.org/2013/10/14/new-yorks-first-african-restaurant-week-offers-new-flavors-and-a-dash-of-culture/

Pearlman, E. (2014). Ponty Bistro. Retrieved from blacboardeats.com: http://www.blackboardeats.com/sp/ponty-bistro-gramercy-new-york-3

Spiropoulos, R. (2014, June 28). Dining African: 3 Restaurant Biz Success Stories Savor N.Y. African Restaurant Week. Retrieved from blackenterprise.com:  http://www.blackenterprise.com/lifestyle/new-york-african-restaurant-week-wraps-in-style/
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Men and Women Have Many More Options

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Men and women have many more options today when it comes to their choices in periodicals opposed to even a short thirty years ago. Although they both have the shared increase in choices, there are some very universal differences between the two genders.

It may be men preferring topic specific magazines while women enjoy generalized periodicals, or the way members of their sex and the opposite sex are displayed, or even the thrust of advertising campaigns found throughout, in the end there's no getting around it, men and women's periodicals are simply different, just as men and women themselves are.

Differences in Gender Specific Publications

Despite the influx of numerous e-zines, the magazine industry continues to branch out into a variety of genres. Each year, new publications are introduced on newsstands around the country. Not so surprising, these general and topic specific magazines are often gender specific. Interestingly enough, although…… [Read More]

References

Men's Magazines. (2003). Retrieved September 1, 2003, from Magazines.com Web site: http://www.magazines.com/ncom/mag?subject=53&id=2624621189928

Women's Magazines. (2003). Retrieved September 1, 2003, from Magazines.com Web site: http://www.magazines.com/ncom/mag?id=2624621189928&subalpha=%30%3055&last=80

Differences in Gender Specific Publications
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Illustrators Influenced U S Society 1910

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Vebell was interested in art from a very early age and he attended the Harrison Art School at the age of 14 where he excelled at life drawings. When he graduated from high school, Vebell won three art scholarships and he attended all three schools -- moving from each throughout the day. He launched his professional illustration career in a busy Chicago agency and then enlisted in World War II. It was not long after this that he was recruited to create images for the Stars and Stripes, a military publication that had also featured Norman ockwell's drawings during World War I. In 1945, he participated in the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial as a courtroom artists, capturing the likenesses of Goering, Hess, Speer, and ibbentrop (now in the collections of the Museum of the Holocaust in Washington, D.C.). He created paintings and drawings for mass circulation magazines like eaders Digest,…… [Read More]

References:

Arisman, Marshall. "Wilson McLean: 2010 Hall of Fame Inductee." Society of Illustrators. Accessed on November 17, 2010:

http://www.societyillustrators.org/Awards-and-Competitions/Hall-of-

Fame/Current-Inductees/2010 -- Wilson-McLean.aspx

ArtNet. "Francis Livingston." 2010. Accessed on November 17, 2010:
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Influential Illustrators 1990-2000 Tim O'Brien

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Guy Billout (1941- )

A French born illustrator, Guy Billout has had a long career of producing clean and fresh illustrative works. Working within a modern and somewhat experimental tradition, Billout has shown his provocative works in many contemporary magazines such as olling Stone and Atlantic Monthly. He has also illustrator in several children's books including The Frog Who Wanted to See the Sea and Something's Not Quite ight.

With his work within children's literature, he is extending his influence to a younger generation as well as contemporary art fans. Much of his work portrays experimental images, portraying things in an unnatural, yet clean manner; "His illustrations use events which challenge physics such as rivers flowing uphill and gravity-defying structures," (Vienne 1998). In his work, Billout is constantly using the incorporation of irony to make social statements or to show man as vulnerable within a larger context of the universe,…… [Read More]

References

O'Brien, Tim. "Bio." www.obrienillustration.com. Retrieved18 Nov 2009 from http://www.obrienillustration.com/bio.html

Vienne, Veronique. "Guy Billout's Parallel Universe." Graphis U.S. Inc. 1998. Retrieved 18 Nov 2009 from http://www.faqs.org/abstracts/Publishing-industry/Guy-Billouts-parallel-universe-Helene-Gordon-Lazareff-the-tsarina-who-was-ELLE.html
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Sources Evaluation

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Lowe, Kate. "Hong Kong's Missing History." History Today, 41.12 (1991) [8 Jun 2012]

http://www.historytoday.com/kate-lowe/hong-kongs-missing-history

Category of the source

"Hong Kong's Missing History" is an electronic version of a journal article. History Today is a journal that is geared towards a popular audience, but is written by journalists with strong academic backgrounds in history.

This article was written upon the eve of the takeover of the prosperous, capitalist British colonial possession of Hong Kong by China. It suggests that the cosmopolitan identity of Hong Kong is unique, and still evolving, and cannot be subsumed under either a British or a Chinese national character.

Q3. A quick list of key points

Hong Kong's status as part of China is described as inalienable, in terms of legitimate historical clams. However, despite the dubious nature of Great Britain's dominion over Hong Kong for so many years, the people of Hong Kong did not necessarily…… [Read More]

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Expatriate Training Please Transfer This Order to

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Expatriate Training

please transfer this order to "heatherk13." THANKS.. It a research paper regard H DEVELOPMENT. Subject: Expatriate training. -> You mention; -Cultural issues -Social issues -Family issues expatriate training.

Expatriate training

Expatriates face many challenges when they move to a foreign country. They need to be prepared both psychologically and mentally to ensure they will manage to handle the challenges they will encounter on their foreign assignment. Many employers nowadays will provide some form of training to their expatriates to inform and prepare them on what to expect in regards to culture, social, and environment.

esearch conducted on expatriates has shown that cultural issues affect expatriates the most. Some cultural issues discussed in the paper include male dominated societies for female expatriates, media restrictions, social life restrictions and language barriers. These issues are dependent on the country an expatriate is posted.

There are also social issues that expatriates are…… [Read More]

References

http://www.germanculture.com.ua/library/facts/bl_business_culture.htmGerman Culture. (n.d). Culture of German Management, from Julia Brandl & Anne-Katrin Neyer. (2009). APPLYING COGNITIVE ADJUSTMENT THEORY TO CROSS-CULTURAL TRAINING FOR GLOBAL VIRTUAL TEAMS, from http://www.shrm.org/education/hreducation/documents/48-3%20brandl%20et%20al.pdf

Rabotin, M.B. (2011). RESPECT IN THE CROSS-CULTURAL CONTEXT, from http://www.astd.org/Publications/Newsletters/ASTD-Links/ASTD-Links-Articles/2011/06/Respect-in-the-Cross-Cultural-Context

Tung, R.L. (1998). American expatriates abroad: From neophytes to cosmopolitans. Journal of World Business, 33(32), 125 -- 144.
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Music and Dance in Indian Films in

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Music and Dance in Indian Films

In sheer quantity, INDIA produces more movies than any other country in the world-over 900 feature-length films in at least 16 languages, according to a recent industry survey. This productivity is explained by several factors: the size of the Indian audience, low literacy rates, the limited diffusion of television in India, and well-developed export markets in both hemispheres. (http://worldfilm.about.com/cs/booksbolly/)

In its historical development, India's film industry paralleled that of the West. Dadasaheb Phalke's Raja Harishchandra, the first silent film for popular consumption, appeared in 1913; Alam Ara, the first "talkie," was released in 1931. ut the Indian cinema derived its unique flavor from the older Indian musical theater-particularly from the Urdu poetic dramas of the late nineteenth century. The influence of this tradition ensured that Indian movies would favor mythological or legendary-historical stories, that their dialogue would carry an Urdu flavor even in languages…… [Read More]

Bibliography

http://worldfilm.about.com/cs/booksbolly/

National Identity in Indian Popular Cinema 1947-1987 (Texas Film Studies) by Sumita S. Chakravarty Univ of Texas Pr; (December 1993)

Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema by Ashish Rajadhyaksha (Editor), Paul Willemen (Editor) British Film Inst; Revised edition (September 1999)

Cinema of Interruptions: Action Genres in Contemporary Indian Cinema by Lalitha Gopalan British Film Inst; (July 1, 2002)
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Challenges of Opening NYC Restaurant

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NYC African Restaurants

African Restaurants

African Restaurants in NYC

The restaurant's soft industrial lighting makes the chrome gleam. A soft and expansive backdrop of blue gives the space a cool and slightly futuristic industrial like a hip loft in the future. Exposed brick walls are tinged in a blue sheen and the distressed wood chairs and tables have been stained steel gray and have marble table tops. In three weeks, Cisse Elhadji, the owner of Ponty Bistro in Midtown, will open his new restaurant La Terengea. Located at 144 West 139th St., the restaurant us nestled in between the Hudson and Harlem rivers a few blocks west of the City College of New York. The location of the restaurant is quite lucrative given its relative proximity to both Central Park as well as Yankee Stadium.

Though Elhadji has succeeded once with an African restaurant, La Teregenga is still a gamble.…… [Read More]

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Price Remains One of the

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From this perspective, luxury brands may be desired be many consumers, but the more affluent are clearly more readily capable of such acquisitions, making them a natural target for luxury brands marketers.

Although there is a growing body of contemporary knowledge concerning the influence of self-perception and self-image on luxury brand purchases, the study of these issues is certainly not new. In fact, as early as 1899, Thorstein Veblen developed a theory according to which consumers use product prices as a means of ostentatiously displaying their wealth (Veblen 1899). Based on the inextricable relationship between the level of consumers' income and the type of goods and services they may desire, it would be reasonable to posit that highly affluent consumers would be a natural market for luxury brand marketers; however, the choice of luxury brands over other brands is a highly complex decision that take into account a wide range…… [Read More]

References

Abrams Research (2009, May) 'Luxury brands survey & report.' [online] available:

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/12839571/Luxury-Brands-Survey-and-Report-

%E2%80%93-Abrams-Research-%E2%80%93-May-2009 Viewed on 10

February 2010
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Small Retail Stores the Concept

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As a small location, the price per feet steadily the same at $45.00, our costs can go down. We don't really need an extravagant space in the first year of operations.

4) Extensive travel will be required during the first year in order to setup the connections in razil and establish the suppliers, as well as the designers with whom the company will be working.

5) the Internet will be required so as to best communicate with the suppliers in razil, as well as to track progress from advertising over the Internet.

6) the advertising budget will be high only during the first year, given one of the short-term objectives we have proposed: building the company brand. This sum is likely to cover the marketing campaigns we are proposing.

7) Estimated.

8) There is a 7.5% tax on corporate income in New York City.

The loss can be explained through…… [Read More]

Bibliography

1. New York City, New York Statistics and Demographics. U.S. Census 2000. On the Internet at  http://newyork.areaconnect.com/statistics.htm.Last  retrieved on December 9, 2007

2. What New Yorkers Earn. On the Internet at http://nyjobsource.com/salaries.html.Last retrieved on December 9, 2007

3. At http://www.discountpos.net/.

4. At http://home.slic.com/business.html
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How Does Mass Media Affect American Values

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Media in America [...] How does mass media affect American values? American media is pervasive in nearly every aspect of society today. Newspapers, magazines, online Web sources, television, radio, and film all create a sense of commonality, and often a sense of how to behave, think, and react to social and societal situations.

Today, Americans rely on a variety of media for most of their news, information, and values, whether they know it or not. While this may seem like a recent occurrence, experts and researchers have been seeing this trend in media influence for decades. Two experts note, "Over a half century ago, Lippmann (1922) also noted this role of the news media in defining our world, not just the world of politics during and between elections, but almost all of our world beyond immediate personal and family concerns" (Bryant and Zillmann, 1994, p. 2). Thus, the media has…… [Read More]

References

Arant, M.D., & Meyer, P. (1998). Public journalism and traditional journalism: A shift in values? Journal of mass media ethics, 13(4), 205-218.

Brown, A. (1996). Economics, public service broadcasting, and social values. Journal of media economics, 9(1), 3-15.

Coleman, A.W. (2000). "Calvin and Hobbes": A critique of society's values. Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 15(1), 17-42.

Gomez, D.S. (2001, April). Sex, peers, media -- and family values: The NEA health information network's 'can we talk?' program helps thousands of parents talk with their kids, in English or Spanish. NEA today, 19, 29.
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Galveston Storm of Sept 8 1900

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Isaac's Storm

The Galveston City is a narrow island adjoining the Galveston bay. Marked by its distinct geographical position its highest point is only 8.7 feet above sea level. This Gulf city was devastated by one of the worst ever storm to strike America on September 8, 1900 claiming the lives of more than 8000 people and total destruction of properties. (Estimated at $30 million in 1900). The hurricane created giant waves up to 8 to 15 feet high and the water from the swelling waves inundated the whole of the city and washed away everything on its path. In the book "Isaac's Storm" Erik Larson describes how Isaac Monroe Cline, a chief staff of the American meteorological department studied the progress of this devastating storm and how it had an destructive effect on the business climate of this once commercially vibrant city. Let us briefly analyze the effects the…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Erik Larson," "Isaac's Storm', Vintage Open Market Edition, May 2000

Texas Watch Online," 'Galveston Benchmark', Accessed on April 9th, 2003

http://www.texaswatch.org/insurance_main.asp?display=true&insur_id=125

3) University of Texas, "Galveston," Accessed on April 9th, 2003
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Why Did the Dot Com Industry Crashed After the Boom

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Com industry crash after the boom

This is a paper examining some of the factors that caused the dot-com crash

Many believe the root cause of the dot-com crash was over valuation of stock prices relative to the actual underlying value of the companies themselves. Stocks of Internet companies traded at Price-Earning ratios of higher then 30, buoyed by a speculative bubble. When reality set in for investors many realized that the companies that they were so heavily invested in were little more then money sucking black holes with no upside potential in the near or long-term future. This triggered mass self-offs of not only Internet related stocks but soon impacted the market value of many companies associated with computer, network or telecommunications industries.

This paper will show in fact that over valuation was more a symptom of the speculative boom and was only one of the multifaceted factors that…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Baldwin Carliss Y. Clark Kim B. "Modularity After the Crash" working paper Managing the Modular Age: Architectures, Networks And Organizations,

Brick Michael, "Pets.com Closing Up Shop" TheStreet.com/NYTimes.com November 11, 2000 (www.nytimes.com) March 27, 2003

Buckman Rebecca, "Who Caused the Dot-Com Crash?" The Wall Street Journal, Monday, March 5, 2000 p. 42

Cassidy John Dot.con: "The Greatest Story Ever Sold" 2002 HarperCollins
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Advertising Rhetoric the Rhetoric of

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The rhetorical appeal to the reader's feelings is most obvious in the photograph, where feelings of freshness and health and yet of indulgence and luxury commingle, but can also be seen in the flirtations enticement to spend more time with the product as mentioned above. The attempt to appeal to the reader's intellect is minimal in this ad, though the prominently featured word "vitamin" in the product's title is certainly at least a partial intellectual appeal, telling the reader's that this product is healthy and beneficial as more than simply a beauty product. The content in the middle of the text passage also describes the product in a way that makes it sound like an extremely intellectually engineered makeup product. The reader's sense of self is appealed to by the suggestion that one's lips are not the best lips they can be -- the lips one was "meant" to have…… [Read More]

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Seychelles by John Lewis Swimwear

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Plus-size should not be neglected.

The colors palette should include a large number of colors, in order to satisfy as many customers as possible. An analysis on the most attractive swimwear models should be performed, in order to cover this segment.

Pricing Strategy

Bikinis should be priced between 28 and 60 pounds, swimsuits should be priced between 28 and 90 pounds, cover ups should be priced between 30 and 100 pounds, and flip flops should be priced between 15 and 40 pounds.

The prices are rather high in comparison with competitors' prices.

Distribution Strategy

The products will be distributed in each John Lewis outlet. Also, the products can be viewed and purchased online. The company should ensure discounts for online purchases.

Promotional Strategy

The company should develop and implement an aggressive advertising campaign, especially in fashion magazines that the targeted customers read. In addition to this, the collection must be…… [Read More]

Reference list:

1. Our history (2010). John Lewis Partnership. Retrieved May 17, 2010 from http://www.johnlewispartnership.co.uk/Display.aspx?MasterId=22a9dc47-a9bc-4f02-9d00-23e120f885c9&NavigationId=747.

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Technologies Are Defined Specifically to

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It is increasing purchasing power and inclination of women those are varying the way gadgets are being restructured and also marketed. Women according to her are like the 'canary birds of the technological mineshaft'. (Women take over technology) if it does not act for them it will be possibly unsuccessful in the mass market. She reveals that it is this notion that the type of population of people applying technology is wider than before. (Women take over technology) Consumer electronics in 2001 and 2002 has been aimed in a soft way, according to Katherine izzuto, VP and publisher of Marie Claire magazine and panelist for 'Shopping Consumer Electronics-Understanding the Female Perspective'. However, entry into the year 2004, aims at it in a strong way. She states that her own consumer research presents that women desire information about CE products and do not find where they expect to find it. (Heller,…… [Read More]

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Biddlecombe, Elizabeth. "Women and Mobile Content"

Retrieved at http://www.minifizz.com/uk/Mobenta-pop-up.html. Accessed on 18 May, 2005

Caals, Melissa. "A Critical Review of Research into Differences between Men and Women in the Use of Media for Interpersonal Communication." Retrieved at http://www.aber.ac.uk/media/Students/msc0201.html. Accessed on 18 May, 2005

Consumer Electronics Woo women" Retrieved at http://www.roadandtravel.com/businessandcareer/careers/consumerelectronicswoowomen.htm. Accessed on 18 May, 2005
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Status and Power Mass Media

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Also, gay characters have slowly become more prominent both on TV and in the movies.

In the 1990s, producers gave up on feeling that they had to challenge gender representations as models of masculinity and femininity had become less offensive and clearly defined. We can, for instance, refer to the hit sit-com Friends which presented three male characters, Ross, Chandler and Joey whose masculinity was placed within conventional models of masculinity without excluding qualities such as gentleness and sensitivity. imilarly, the female characters were clearly feminine but sufficiently intelligent in order to escape the housewife cliche. Furthermore, the context of the show was relatively innovative as the six main characters were linked by friendship as opposed to the more traditional family circle which had dominated the previous two decades. The model of equal genders appears in many shows from the 1990s onwards (Gauntlett 61).

Race is depicted in the media…… [Read More]

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Coover, Gail E. "Television and Social Identity: Race Representation as "White" Accommodation." Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media 45, no. 3 (2001): 413.

Gauntlett, David. Media, Gender, and Identity: An Introduction. Routledge, 2002.

Gurevitch, Michael, Tony Bennett, James Curran, and Janet Woollacott, eds. Culture, Society, and the Media. London: Routledge, 1990.

Mantios, Gregory. "Making Class Invisible"
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Psychology Testing Psychometric Emotional Intelligence

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As emotionally intelligent employees are reportedly more content, conscientious and committed in the workplace, businesses and organizations are repeatedly advised to recruit and retain these individuals. Abraham (2006), nevertheless, reports that the strongest findings emerging from her study was.".. The effect of job control on emotional intelligence." She contends that emotionally intelligent employees will not just naturally thrive in their workplace; that the work environment needs to provide independence in decision making for employees to succeed.

Aims and Objectives

Aim

To explore concepts encapsulated in and related to EQ testing, through intensive research and appropriate assessment of collected data.

esearch for this project proposes to increase understanding of EQ testing, as well as, complementary components.

Each objective presented in this proposal reflects an area of interest which will be expounded upon. As Objective 5, however, mirrors a primary consideration, plans are to include numerous samplings of related studies.

1.2 Objective…… [Read More]

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Abraham, Rebecca. "The Role of Job Control as a Moderator of Emotional Dissonance and Emotional Intelligence -- Outcome Relationships.(Statistical Data Included)," the Journal of Psychology, March 1, 2000.

Bar-on, Reuven Ph.D (2005). "The World's First Scientific Measure of Emotional Intelligence."(2006). PEN Psychodiagnostics [26 September 2006]. http://www.eqiq.nl/eqivol.htm.

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International Regulation of Tourism in Antarctica

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International egulation of Tourism in Antarctica

Since the mid-1980s, Antarctica has been an increasingly popular tourist destination, despite the relative danger of visiting the largest, least explored -- and arguably least understood -- continent on earth. Beginning with the 1959 treaty establishing Antarctica as an international zone free of claims of sovereignty by nation's that had been instrumental in establishing research stations there, there has been almost constant negotiation about how to administer regulations pertaining to the preservation of life forms on the continent, what those regulations should be, and what sanctions should be applied and by whom.

To understand the depths of the negotiations, and the potential for discord, it is necessary to understand what the continent offer the 65% of global nations that are party to the 1959 and all subsequent treaties. To understand the possible future of Antarctica, it is necessary to outline treaty attempts to minimize…… [Read More]

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Margaret Preston Aim to Modernise

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He expeimentation with new techniques and the fact that she was unafaid to ty new things with he at helped he populaity immensely. Peston's elationships to famous atists and the pomotion of he wok in aea magazines wee also unique and offeed a lage vieweship audience.

Not eveyone enjoys looking at Peston's wok, but she had definitely held a stong pesence in Austalian society thoughout he lifetime, as well as since he death. Peston definitely new exactly what she wanted to do thoughout he life and wasn't afaid to implement unusual and new techniques into he wok. He studies of both Aboiginal at and Japanese at seems to have influenced much of the at she poduced.

He use of publicity sets Peston apat fom othe atists duing that time peiod. As a woman atist who was making he way independently finally, Peston appealed to women thoughout Austalia by poducing he…… [Read More]

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Business Law Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals

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The grand jury returned a 112-count indictment against Steve Warshak, company president; his mother, Harriet Warshak; general counsel Paul Kellogg; and former employees Charles Clarke Jr., Steven Pugh and Amar Chavan. A company called TCI Media, which was allegedly used to launder money, was also part of the indictment. The charges include 77 counts of money laundering, 12 counts of mail fraud and four counts of bank fraud (Berkeley president, others indicted for fraud, 2006).

After the Grand Jury indictments were handed down The U.S. Attorney's Office in Cincinnati filed a new complaint against Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals that included the freezing of various assets worth almost $2 million. The complaint alleged that Berkeley owner Steven Warshak and others participated in a complex, large scale mail and wire fraud operation. This amounted to another felony charge being added to the long list that had already been handed down. The frozen assets…… [Read More]

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1. Berkeley Nutraceuticals files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. (2008). Retrieved June 10, 2009, from Business Courier Web site:

http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/stories/2008/09/15/daily26.html

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Web site:
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Marketing Plan Situation Analysis the

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Opportunities. The opportunities in Melbourne are virtually unlimited. The fact that the market is in a constant expansion, that the economy is doing very well and that we can expect a general increase in urban income is a sign that the restaurant can further develop its business in the market, potentially by opening new dining locations.

Threats. The main threats come from the competitors on the market, from those restaurants who are operating in the same fine dining segment and especially from those that have developed a certain particularity that differentiates them from other restaurants in the market. The main competition seems to come from restaurants such as the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, as well as restaurants offering cruises on the Yarra River and in the local bay. These types of restaurants offer an extra service to the actual

Marketing Mix

Product. In terms of product, the restaurant is proposing to…… [Read More]

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Career Investigation

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Fashion Photographer

Although I could not find any specific job advertisement for a fashion photographer, I found some entry-level positions in the fashion industry. A copy of these appears after the reference list. It appears that a career choice of fashion photography would be extremely rewarding in terms of the interesting situations and people the professional would come into contact with. It also appears to be a highly creative and satisfying job for a person with the right traits.

According to the "Creative Skillset" Website (2012), some colleges and universities offer courses in fashion photography, which are generally led by established photographers who act as visiting lecturers for these courses. While these courses can provide a valuable grounding knowledge of the industry, most fashion photographers begin their careers by assisting established fashion photographers. This provides not only practical experience in the industry, but also practical knowledge of the way in…… [Read More]

References

Agarwal, A. (2008). Fashion Photography -- 4 Requirements To Become A Successful Fashion Photographer. Retrieved from: http://ezinearticles.com/?Fashion-Photography-4-Requirements-To-Become-A-Successful-Fashion-Photographer&id=1662089

Careers in Photography. (2012). Fashion Photography. Retrieved from: http://jazzminad.webs.com/

Creative Skillset. (2012). Fashion Photographer. Retrieved from: http://www.creativeskillset.org/photo/careers/photographers/article_3274_1.asp

Job Classifieds:
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Export Project

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Exporting a Ready-to-Drink Cold Coffee Product to Australia

The following details a market plan to export a ready-to-drink cold coffee product to Australia. The product is similar to Starbucks Frappuccino, which is the market leader in the industry in America, having around 90% market share. The product is named Elixa and will be manufactured and sold in America as well as exported to Australia.

Australia as the Export Country of Choice

There are several reasons why Australia has been selected as the country of choice. Firstly, it is important to recognize that the product will also be sold and marketed in America. Australia has been chosen because of the seasonal variation compared to America, because the market leader Starbucks has not established a market in Australia, because it is a stable market and finally, because Australia is an Americanized market.

Firstly, the seasonal variation is important. As a cold product,…… [Read More]

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Apple's Finance and Globalization

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Apple (Mac) Finances and Globalization

Apple's goal is not making money, claims Sir Jonathan Ive - Apple's head of design. For a mega company that is worth a reported $539 billion, this might pass as a frivolous statement and Ive admits this. However, he asserts that his sentiments are true and factual. Ive clarifies that their goal is producing excellent products. These statements were made at the British Embassy's Creative Summit and were reported by The Telegraph. He stated that in being successful at this goal, consumers like the products Apple produces and when the company operates efficiently then revenue will definitely follow.

What happened in a courtroom in California does however negate these statements as Apple has engaged Samsung in several patent law suits in a number of countries the world over. In one such case against Samsung tablets and smart phones, Apple claims that Samsung products are blindly…… [Read More]

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Czinkota, M.R., & Ronkainen, I.A. (2013).International Marketing. Cincinnati: South-Western.

Daft, R.L. (2013). Organization theory & design. Mason, OH: South-Western Cengage Learning.
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Body Shop the Business Model

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Their pricing is relatively high due to high product differentiation.

SWOT analysis

Strengths

The Body Ship has almost 2, 500 stores in 61 countries. Started in the late 1970s to appeal to a market that has been increasingly enamored with natural ingredients and products, this market has only grown whilst trends for holistic and organic items have, if not stayed constant, certainly increased. In this way, the Body Shop not only managed to carve a niche for itself when inclination for natural products was just beginning but it has gained a reputation and foothold in this field, that a rare few have been able to beat.

The Body Shop is a mature market and a long-established company having a niche in the field. It has high entry barriers making for tough competition and little opportunity for new entrants. Their key strength is, therefore, their name, experience, and image. They also…… [Read More]

An ageing population with motivation and the capacities to spend on premium-priced products that claim to possess natural anti-ageing properties is another factor that works in the store's favor.

Referneces

The Body Shop. (2009) Living our values. The Body Shop International PLC
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Marketing Plan Flamenco the Proposal

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Whether one is browsing through Cosmopolitan or any other magazine all the leading glossies will have special pages adorning the advertisement of this fashion brand of women's tops.

High Fashion brands try to explore new avenues to further build their association with high-end target market by linking themselves to certain events and programs as part of their promotional techniques. 'Flamenco' would also make association with major Hispanic events already in place. We will also start a 'Flamenco Dance' campaign as an event that would celebrate colorful dances and clothes of Latinos.

Budgets and Controls

It is proposed that the marketing budget to launch the advertising and promotion campaign that includes print advertising, celebrity hook up, outdoor advertising and other initial activities should be considerable. Initial marketing budget will run in millions that is separate from the product development cost and infrastructure investment. Also exclusive boutiques opened will also have a…… [Read More]

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Elias, Cristina. 'Young Hispanics and Hip Latinos' September 13, 2005. Ahorre.com. 21 May 2006 http://www.ahorre.com/blog/hispanic_marketing/us_hispanic_market/young_hispanics_and_hip_latinos/

LATINA FLAVOR: Today's Hispanic Woman Feasts On Fashion' 3 October 2005. Cotton Incorporated.

21 May 2006 http://www.cottoninc.com/lsmarticles/?articleID=416

LATINA CLOTHING LOVERS: Clothes shopping is a passion for many Hispanic-American women' 19 October 1998. Cotton Incorporated.
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Classism and Racism Literature Is

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"It was a curious childhood, full of weird, fantastic impressions and contradictory influences, stimulating alike to the imagination and that embryo philosophy of life which begins almost with infancy."

Paine 14) His consummate biography written in 1912, just after his death claims that Clemens spent the majority of his childhood in the company of his siblings, and the family slaves as his parents where often otherwise engaged, his father and inventor and his mother challenged by the running of such a large family with very little support.

Mark Twain did not remember ever having seen or heard his father laugh. The problem of supplying food was a somber one to John Clemens; also, he was working on a perpetualmotion machine at this period, which absorbed his spare time, and, to the inventor at least, was not a mirthful occupation. Jane Clemens was busy, too. Her sense of humor did not…… [Read More]

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Connor, Steven. "Deconstructing Hard Times." Charles Dickens's Hard Times. Ed. Harold Bloom. New York: Chelsea House, 1987. 113-120.

Dickens, Charles. Hard Times. Ed. Paul Schlicke. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Leonard, James S., Thomas A. Tenney, and Thadious M. Davis, eds. Satire or Evasion?: Black Perspectives on Huckleberry Finn. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1992.
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Challenging the Beijing Consensus China Foreign Policy in the 21st Century

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Foreign Policy of China (Beijing consensus)

Structure of Chinese Foreign Policy

The "Chinese Model" of Investment

The "Beijing Consensus" as a Competing Framework

Operational Views

The U.S.-China (Beijing consensus) Trade Agreement and Beijing Consensus

Trading with the Enemy Act

Export Control Act.

Mutual Defense Assistance Control Act

Category B

Category C

The 1974 Trade Act.

The Operational Consequences of Chinese Foreign Policy

The World Views and China (Beijing consensus)

Expatriates

The Managerial Practices

Self Sufficiency of China (Beijing consensus)

China and western world: A comparison

The China (Beijing consensus)'s Policy of Trading Specialized Goods

Chapter 5

The versions of China (Beijing consensus)'s trade development

The China (Beijing consensus) Theory of Power Transition

eferences

Foreign Policy of China (Beijing consensus)

Chapter 1

Abbreviations

ACD arms control and disarmament

ACDA Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

ADB Asian Development Bank

ADF Asian Development Fund

APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

AF ASEAN [Association of Southeast…… [Read More]

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Setting How Settings Define Characters Into the

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Setting

How Settings Define Characters:

Into the ild and Sex and the City

Every year at the Oscars, an academy award is awarded to the best costume designer, to the best in visual effects, to the best sound editing and best sound mixing. All of these individual elements work in harmony to create the setting of a motion picture- a setting that the audience will remember, so incredible that it makes the plot better. Settings are extremely important facet in any story- a book, a movie, a television show, as it helps the audience imagine that they are there and walking alongside the characters on the screen or through the pages of a novel. Settings are also important in propelling the individual characters through the plot- the setting helps meld their personalities, their actions and reactions to certain situations. The idea that settings aid in the shaping the main characters…… [Read More]

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Challenge of Managing All Stakeholders in the Context of a Merger Process

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Managing All Stakeholders in the Context of a Merger Process

Review of the Relevant Literature

Types of Mergers

Identifying All Stakeholders in a Given usiness

Strategic Market Factors Driving Merger Activity

Selection Process for Merger Candidates

Summary, Conclusion, and Recommendations

The Challenge of Managing All Stakeholders in the Context of a Merger Process

Mergers and acquisitions became central features of organizational life in the last part of the 20th century, particularly as organizations seek to establish and maintain competitiveness in an increasingly globalized economy (Nevaer & Deck, 1996). Mergers are generally described as being the formal joining or combining of two corporations or business (Prichett, 1987), although both the framework and the method of merger vary greatly. The reasons for mergers are different based on what a company is trying to accomplish. The acquiring firm may seek to eliminate a competitor; to increase its efficiency; to diversify its products, services,…… [Read More]

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Effects of Diversity on the UAE Workplace

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Cultural Diversity in United Arab Emirates Organizations

The purpose of the proposed study will be to evaluate the current levels of cultural diversity in United Arab Emirates (UAE) public and private sector organizations and their implications for UAE culture.

The proposed study will be guided by the following research questions:

What have been the recent trends in economic diversification in the UAE?

Is it possible to formulate optimal diversity levels for a given country?

Can there be too much diversity? How can it best be measured? If there is too much diversity, should it be curtailed? Why? How can it be curtailed?

What are the implications for UAE culture if current demographic patterns persist over the next 10 years? Twenty years? Fifty years?

esearch Problem and Scope

Today, it can be argued that the UAE is in danger of losing its cultural and religious heritage altogether. Indeed, the UAE is…… [Read More]

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Balasubramanian, A (2010, Winter). 'Rebuilding Dubai: Post-bubble economic strategy.'

Harvard International Review, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 10-19.

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Jonas, M. (2007, August 5). 'The downside of diversity.' The Boston Globe, 3.
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Controversial Ads and Their Roots

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Advertising Controversy and Assessment Overview

Stage 1 Controversial Advertising

Dolce Gabbana

The advertisement in this controversial case aimed to actually cause some sort of stir by having models pose in proactive poses. These marketing techniques are directed at young women aged 16- 35 and fashion conscious men who are seeking to say in step with the current fashions of the day. The advertisement in this case was very effective for several reasons. The first reason for its effectiveness is because the picture is very risque and promotes a challenge to sexual and violent taboos. This cutting edge style certainly appeals to a demographic that looks to set itself apart by pushing the social envelope using sex and violence as a tool to stir emotions. The scale of the controversy also depicts the success of the ad campaign and created a definite buzz amongst the fashion industry. This ad could be…… [Read More]

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Alden, D. L., Steenkamp, J. B. E., & Batra, R. (1999). Brand positioning through advertising in Asia, North America, and Europe: The role of global consumer culture. The Journal of Marketing, 75-87.

Campbell, C., Pitt, L. F., Parent, M., & Berthon, P. R. (2011). Understanding consumer conversations around ads in a Web 2.0 world. Journal of Advertising,40(1), 87-102.

Clarke, I., & Honeycutt, E. D. (2000). Color usage in international business-to-business print advertising. Industrial Marketing Management, 29(3), 255-261.

Ehrenberg, A., Barnard, N., Kennedy, R., & Bloom, H. (2002). Brand advertising as creative publicity. Journal of Advertising Research, 42(4), 7-18.
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Ad Comparisons Different Ads

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features two ads for televisions, and both ads were featured in the same issue of Men's Health. Ad A, for the Zenith TV seems for the Men's Health demographic, the imagery being more stylish in nature, contrasted to Ad B's more stereotypical golf course male imagery. Ad A's copy is more left-brained as well, highlighting product attributes in a fairly technical manner. Ad B does not take this approach, but rather talks about the product benefits, in particular how crisp the images are with respect to watching sports. Arguably, Ad B would test better among all men, though it would not be as dominantly popular among the MH demo. But the imagery and focusing on benefits should appeal to a broader cross-section of men than the ad that is stylish and strictly focused on a left-brained description of product attributes. B would seem to win on both imagery and copy.…… [Read More]

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Ad Comparisons Different Ads

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Advertising

The first set of ads appeared in People. Both ads fast-forwarded a season -- the spring ad features a tropic/summer season and the winter ad features fresh flowers. As such, the strategy appears to be to appeal to women's sense of longing and looking forward to the future. People is a mainstream gossipy publication, so in that sense ad A's image has more immediate pull in that it might not look like an ad. B is clearly an ad. However, I feel that B will be more effective with women because it conveys more information about the product. While both ads ask the reader to associate the Downey product with a good mood, B's flowers are something sorely missed during the winter months, and the image of spring in the middle of winter has a fairly strong pull. Further, the visuals have more clarity, being specifically of the product.…… [Read More]

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British and German Trench Poetry

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These young men were not immersed in the high modernist traditions of Virginia Woolf and T.S. Eliot: rather, they were immersed in the experience of war and their own visceral response to the horrors they witnessed.

Thus a multifaceted, rather than strictly comparative approach might be the most illuminating way to study this period of history and literature. Cross-cultural, comparative literary analysis is always imperfect, particularly given the linguistic challenges presented by evaluating German poetry in relation to its British counterparts. Contextualizing the British war poets requires a certain level of understanding how the war was seen by the other side, and by alien eyes. More is likely to be gained than lost by reading the German war poets in translation. Yet reading the German poets in translation allows the reader to appreciate the influence of symbolism and expressionism in their work that was not present even in the harsh…… [Read More]

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True Altruism Exist The Objective of This

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True Altruism Exist?

The objective of this study is to analyze the work of atson, et al., and Cialdini, et al. And to discuss whether true altruism exists.

atson et al. entitled "Is Empathic Emotion a Source of Altruistic Motivation" published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (1981) holds that true altruism does exist while the work of Cialdini, et al. entitled "Empathy-ased Helping: Is It Selflessly or Selfishly Motivated? Published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology" (1987) holds that true altruism does not exist.

It is the belief of atson et al. that people assist others at time for reason that are purely altruistic and states specifically that the primary reason for altruism is that of 'empathy'. Cialdini et al. On the other hand do not believe that empathy is enough alone to motivate individuals to assist others but instead believe that individuals assist others…… [Read More]

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Batson, D. et al. (1981) Is Empathic Emotion a Source of Altruistic Motivation? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (February 1981)

Cialdini, RB (1987) Empathy-Based Helping: Is It Selflessly or Selfishly Motivated?" Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (April 1987)
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Influential Illustrators 1980-1990 Elaine Duillo

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Bruce Wolfe (1941- ).

This native Californian was born in Santa Monica, and began his career by later moving to the San Francisco Bay area. Wolfe moved to attend San Jose State University where he studied art, and later moved on to study art at the Art Institute of San Francisco also in Northern California. There he studied the art of portraiture under Bettina Steinke, as well as sculpting under the guidance of Bruno Lucchesi (Shuptrin Fine Art Group 2009). He has had a long and esteemed career, with awards including a Clio in Illustrative print, Endowment of Arts Federal Achievement Award, First Place at the Art of the Portrait Conference in 2001, as well as many others. Wolfe also produced cover art for olling Stone on several occasions.

Wolfe's illustrative work is a contemporary look backwards. His cover illustrations represent modern figures, but with a vintage twist, his Muhammad…… [Read More]

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Shuptrine Fine Art Group. "Bruce Wolfe Biography." Shuptrine Fine Art. 2009. retrieved 18 Nov 2009 from http://www.goldleafdesigns.com/brucewolfe/brucewolfebio.html

Solinder. "Behind the Cover: Elaine Duillo." Rosa is for Romance. 2009. Retrieved 18 Nov 2009 from http://rosaromance.splinder.com/post/21622482
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Nthe Effectiveness of Human Rights

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Also, the death penalty still in use in a great deal of countries might provide another subject for debate from the point-of-view of human rights.

A minimalist set of human rights, meant only to keep people safe from humiliation and pain cannot be effective. This is mainly because while certain human rights seem to be of little necessity, they are actually indispensable. Economic, civil, and political rights are of great importance because they assist society's interests.

Human rights are not likely to have any decisive effect in international relationships, and they are also not expected to be of any use when it comes to the stopping perpetrators from breaking the law. The best thing to do in order to make the world a better place would be to promote the concept of good, so as to influence the masses into contributing to preserve human rights.

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2. Ignatieff M. Appiah K.A. Gutmann a. (2003). Human rights as politics and idolatry. Princeton University Press.

3. Ramcharan B. (2005). A UN High Commissioner in Defence of Human Rights: "No License to Kill or Torture." Boston: Martinus Nijhoff.