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Revolution Movies Marketing Workers Protection Acts Investigate

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evolution Movies Marketing

Workers Protection Acts

Investigate ways in which community arts organizations develop and maintain an audience

In the recent past, there has been a notable improvement in the field of arts. Many people in the community are now garnering interest in arts like never before. As a result, there has also been an increase in the community art organization. This is of course due to the need to fulfill the demand for the interest in art. However, it is an enormous challenge for organizations to acquire audience. Furthermore, the bigger challenge is to maintain the audience that they already have. Therefore, it is imperative that there are strategies that can happen in both situations. Community art organizations need to use all the appropriate methods to acquire a new audience. This is possible through advertising although the most suitable is to get to know the target group. There should…… [Read More]

References

Carpenter, G., & Blandy, D.E. (2008). Arts and cultural programming: A leisure perspective.

Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Cherbo, J.M., Stewart, R.A., & Wyszomirski, M.J. (2008). Understanding the arts and creative sector in the United States. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press

Daragh O'Reilly. & Finola Kerrigan. (2010). Marketing the arts: A fresh approach. Taylor & Francis. London.
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Mayhem the Ancient Romans Had

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On the other hand, parents are not the only ones who should feel responsible for the caliber of popular entertainment. At some point, the media industry must look inward and decide what kind of role it can or will take in the society. Because the media will be concerned primarily with the bottom line, we must, however, forgive any industry that chooses consciously to air and market violent media. When that media is aimed directly at children, though, a line has been crossed. The entertainment industry can and should be self-regulated regarding the promotion of violent video games, films, and television shows. Based on the fact that media violence potentially contributes to the public health issues that Bok addresses in Mayhem: increased fearfulness in the society; increased appetite for more media violence; desensitization to violence; and increased levels of aggression, the media industry and parents alike need to shoulder some…… [Read More]

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Circus Without Animals Imagine if

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Furthermore, animals are given much more respect within entertainment than otherwise. Animals are viewed with both awe and joy by those who are watching them. They raise the level of awareness we feel for animals and make the audience care more. They would receive no better treatment were they "in the wild" or domesticated. Having animals in entertainment can be equivalent to having a pet at home, both of which is not demeaning as a rule.

Using Animals within entertainment does not hurt animals, on the contrary it helps improve their overall image within audiences, and at the same time they receive special and respectful treatment from their caretakers. It is a win-win situation for both sides.

Anderson, Kay. 1998. Animals, Science and Spectacle in the City, in Jennifer Wolch and Jody Emel (eds) Animal Geographies: Place, Politics, and Identity in the Nature-Culture orderlands. 27-50. New York: Verso.

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Beardsworth, Alan and Alan Bryman. 2001. The wild animal in late modernity: The case of the Disneyization of zoos. Tourist Studies 1(1):83-104.

Bostock, S. 1993. Zoos and Animal Rights. London and New York: Routledge.

Croke, Vicki. 1997. The Modern Ark: The Story of Zoos, Past, Present and Future. New York: Scribner.
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Survive With No Internet the Internet Is

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Survive With No Internet

The internet is a home to millions of people worldwide. The internet is a platform that completely changed how people communicate and go about their business. Currently, there are 2,405 million internet users all around the world, out of a population of 7 billion. This means that for every 100 inhabitants an average of 35 people are internet users. Since almost half of the population depends on internet to survive, it would be true to say that it is impossible to survive without internet. This essay appreciates the value of the internet but goes on to explain how to survive without it and still enjoy a smooth and informed life. The essay has six basic steps that will help people survive without internet and they include the following; make friends with a smart person, develop more facial expressions, create the biggest scrapbook ever, produce a vaudeville…… [Read More]

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Marketing Nike Has Long Been

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Nike has a steady new product pipeline and any one product can fail miserably, but Blizzard has long lead times and needs every new product to be a hit, otherwise its subscriptions will dry up. Gamers will not have enough loyalty to wait another ten years for the next iteration to give the company another try.

As a result, Blizzard is forced to have a much stronger emphasis on managing products. The products need to be finely managed, and this is why the company gives more leeway to its developers. Nike can afford a miss, but Blizzard cannot. Thus, even though Nike employees are active people, the company relies more on its marketing department to drive product development, while Blizzard very specifically relies on its engineers.

The approach that each company has taken with respect to developing and managing products has worked well for each firm. It is hard to…… [Read More]

Works Cited:

Cendrowski, S. (2012). Nike's new marketing mojo. CNNMoney. Retrieved November 21, 2012 from http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2012/02/13/nike-digital-marketing/

Mourdoukoutas, P. (2012). Why Nike's buzz marketing strategy is riskier than Red Bull's. Forbes. Retrieved November 21, 2011 from http://www.forbes.com/sites/panosmourdoukoutas/2012/10/18/why-nikes-buzz-marketing-strategy-is-riskier-than-red-bulls/

Takahashi, D. (2008). Q&a with Paul Sams, Blizzard Entertainment's Chief Operating Officer, on post-merger life. Gamesbeat. Retrieved November 21, 2012 from  http://venturebeat.com/2008/08/18/qa-with-paul-sams-blizzard-entertainments-chief-operating-officer-on-post-merger-life-2/
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Criminal Justice as Portrayed in

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The criminal association principle suggests that being socialized to regard crime as acceptable or to admire criminals plays a role in the choices made in that regard. The fact that Pistone and Napolitano were actually raised in very similar circumstances where each had the same type of exposure to organized crime families illustrates that rational choice is more important than criminal association because Pistone made the conscious choice to become a federal agent rather than one of the criminals who controlled his childhood neighborhood (Macionis, 2003; chmalleger, 2008).

The segment of the criminal justice system portrayed by Episode 71 is criminal investigations and the operations of the criminal justice system. Fisher was allowed to plea bargain the charges of attempted murder despite the fact that she deliberately shot the wife of her lover in the head in the attempt to murder her. The episode suggests that her age was a…… [Read More]

Sources Cited

Macionis J. (2003). Sociology. Princeton, NJ: Pearson.

Schmalleger F. (2008). Criminal Justice Today: An Introductory Text for the 21st

Century. Hoboken, NJ: Prentice Hall.
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Case Study in Memo Form to the Walt Disney Company

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Disney

Internal Memorandum

Michael Eisner, CEO

Case Overview

The purpose of this memo is to provide an outline of the case Walt Disney Company: The Entertainment King and the outline the alternatives that Disney has at its disposal. The best alternative for restoring ROE growth is to tap back into what made Disney great in the first place, which is creative ideas that are nurtured and brought to market.

The company has been suffering from a decline in ROE, which is currently below 10%. The rebound Disney experienced last year was almost entirely due to the success of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, which has masked underlying weakness in the rest of our businesses. The company lost several key executives, creating a talent void. This in turn affected creative output, and the company began its slide at this point. The company's rebound in 2000 was aided by strong performance…… [Read More]

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Restaurant Business Plan Marketing &

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In addition many researchers point out that having a consistent vision and strong, defensible unique value proposition are also critical for the continued viability of a restaurant.

elationship marketing and the ability to build and sustain a loyal customer base are just as critical as the ability to manage a restaurant financially. The immediacy and trust that customers develop over time with a restaurant becomes an integral part of its brand, and the continual reinforcing of this trust-experience-loyalty triad is critical for the growth of any independent or franchised restaurant.

Additional factors that positively affect long-term restaurant viability are having a distinctive and highly differentiated concept that is defensible even in areas where there is high restaurant density. The core concepts of Differentiation, cost leadership, and focus have been suggested as competitive advantages for coping with competition (Porter, 1980, 1985). A firm can achieve profitability over a rival in two…… [Read More]

References

Bayou and Benett - Profitability Analysis for Table Service Restaurants. Cornell Hotel & Restaurant Administration Quarterly. April 1992.Pgs. 44-59

BB&T Capital Markets - CEC Entertainment Profile. BB&T Capital Markets Report. July 26, 2006. Barry Stouffer CFA, CPA

Bruderl & Schussler -, "Organizational Mortality: The Liabilities of Newness and Adolescence," Administrative Science Quarterly 35 (1990): 530-447.

Domino's (2005) - From the 2005 Analyst Day Presentation downloaded from the Internet on November 26, 2006:
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Video Games Interactivity

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Interactivity in Video Games and Movies

Information technology has changed the way we live in today's world. Everything from our television to our cell phones are connected through network medium. Computers define the way we do many of the things in our lives, such as, how we maintain our bills and expenses to even conducting business activities online. Therefore, it comes as no surprise to know that the gaming industry is worth over nine billion dollars worldwide. This paper is a dissertation, which aims to compare the interactivity of games to movies and how their consumers view them.

Chapter I The ise of Video Games

Chapter II Games as a Major Form of Entertainment in Today's World

Chapter III Studying Games

Chapter IV Games, Media and Interactivity

Chapter V Exploring interactivity in video games and movies

Chapter VI Home Entertainment Networks

Chapter VII Violence in Games

Chapter VIII Are Games…… [Read More]

References

Story of Virtual Creation, available at http://www.techtv.com/news/internet/story/0,24195,3372818,00.htm, accessed on: February 28, 2003

Bill Robertie: backgammon genius or stylistic hustler?, available at http://www.uglx.org/robbackgammon.html, Accessed February 28, 2003

But in the end, they're still nothing more than video games by Jewels, available at http://www.jivemagazine.com/content_articles.php?ID=104,accessed on: March 1, 2003

Celluloid heroes: Some video games are more fun than the movie, available at http://www.post-gazette.com/interact/20000420moviegames2.asp, accessed on: February 28, 2003 fe - new digital media, available at http://www.frozenembryo.co.uk/r_games.htm, accessed on: March 1, 2003
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Competitors PC Bang - PC Bang Is

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Competitors

PC BANG - PC Bang is a Korean Internet cafe with 21460 outlets across Korea.

Kinko's - Kinko's is a copy centre chain with 1100 stores across the United States and overseas.

Office Max - Office Max is a retail chain which also has a major online presence. Office Max offers a full range of business services.

Staples - Staples is a retail chain providing office supplies and services. It also has services available online.

Local Coffee Shop - Local coffee shop providing food and drinks to local customers.

SERVICES PROVIDED BY POTENTIAL COMPETITORS

PC BANG - PC Bang provides Internet services, specializing in entertainment. Its main service is providing an online gaming venue.

Kinko's - Kinko's operates from a store front, offering a full range of office services. Those services include photocopying, scanning, printing, mailing and fax services, FedEx drop boxes, videoconferencing, electronic document transfer, paper and office…… [Read More]

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Merchandise Sears or Wal-Mart Cannot

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Since the supply is being specifically restricted, only a price increase could occur. Thus, creating exclusivity creates value to the seller.

The third reason why exclusivity is valuable is that it creates differentiation (Finkelstein, 2009). Differentiation is a key driver of value for many products and services. Exclusivity does not equate to differentiation, but it does increase the perception of differentiation, simply by virtue of the fact that the product is not mass market. The perception of differentiation is sufficient to drive value, regardless of whether or not there is actual differentiation. Thus, exclusivity drives value by being a means to achieve the perception of differentiation.

4. Senk argues that shopping in largely entertainment, a point to which I agree. Entertainment is simply something that amuses, diverts attention or pleases. In that respect, shopping is very much entertainment. As with any form of entertainment, shopping meets other purposes as well;…… [Read More]

Works Cited:

Finkelstein, A. (2009). 10 tips for building your brand on a budget. CIFFOB. Retrieved December 3, 2009 from http://www.ciffob.com/tin-tuc/10-kinh-te/77-10-tips-to-building-your-brand-on-a-budget.html

Cohen, M. (2006). Why customers do what they do. New York: MacGraw-Hill Professional
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Mandalay Resort Group the Events

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Given the strong and increasing competition in the gaming and entertainment industry, Mandalay should apply a more aggressive strategy. The group should continue to expand the business. This will attract more clients, and it will expand Mandalay's number of target segments, which will eventually lead to increased incomes.

As mentioned above, Mandalay's strategy should focus on social responsibility also. By involving in the lives of its customers, Mandalay will be a more present figure in the customers' minds, which should lead to an increased degree of loyalty. Customer loyalty can also be reached by increasing customer satisfaction.

As a consequence, Mandalay's marketing department should seriously focus on discovering and analyzing customers' needs that have not yet been fulfilled. Implementing something new could help Mandalay gain serious competitive advantage over other gaming and entertainment industry players.

Mandalay should continue to exploit the advantage gained by addressing the entertainment oriented customers and…… [Read More]

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Newspaper Strategies the Traditional Print Version of

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Newspaper Strategies

The traditional print version of newspapers worldwide has suffered serious setbacks in recent years, to the point that some industry experts are predicting the ultimate demise of print newspapers. But there are creative ways to keep the newspapers in business and profitable, and this paper sheds light on those potentially successful strategies. Also, a news service should be available that reports instantly important economic and business news to points all over the globe. The emergence of smartphones make it easy and practical for that kind of pivotal economic information to be uploaded and used.

hat Has Happened to the Newspaper Industry?

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an international forum (with membership in 34 countries) that seeks to provide a vehicle for governments to work together in the effort to find solutions to common problems, the growth of the global newspaper market slowed down…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Anderson, David Ray, Sweeney, Dennis J., Williams, Thomas Arthur, and Williams, Thomas

A. 2008. Statistics for Business and Economics. Florence, KY: Cengage Learning.

Arthur, Charles. 2011. How the smartphone is killing the PC. The Guardian. Retrieved December 19, 2011, from http://guardian.co.uk.

Newspaper Association of America Foundation. 2008. Youth Media DNA: In Search of Lifelong Readers. Retrieved December 19, 2011, from http://www.naafoundation.org.
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Business Organization and Management

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Business Management

Discuss specific challenges that managers face in each of the following industries that were less important five years ago.

An important challenge in the apparel industry today was also present five years ago but has become increasingly important in the interim (and looks to become increasingly important still in the years to come) is that of the difficulty that American businesses have in competing with companies overseas. This is arguably true in all fields but is especially so in those fields in which there is a high need for long hours of relatively unskilled labor.

Making clothes is a very labor-intensive process and all such industries (in both heavy and light manufacturing) are experiencing problems in today's marketplace. The decision this month of Levi Strauss to close its last American plant and to have all of its garments produced overseas is emblematic of the fact that it may…… [Read More]

References

Griffin, R. & Ebert, R. (2003). Business. (7th ed.).. New York: Prentice.
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Funding or Defunding the Arts

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He also asserts that government participation in the arts beyond its role as a consumer can pose significant hindrances to the artistic processes. He claims that politics tends to "seek stability, compromise, and consensus," and as a result avoids supporting art that may "offend majority opinion or go over its head" (38). The market, on the other hand, has "liberated artists…from the potential tyranny of mainstream market taste" (23).

Is Government Funding Necessary or Appropriate?

There are many who disagree with Cowen, claiming that public funding for the arts is crucial to maintaining a vibrant, diverse, and forward-thinking creative community. These arguments are generally characterized by the theory that, while art as a market commodity is a healthy and valuable part of the artistic culture, there must also be a forum for art as a public good. This forum cannot be trusted to the market, which may or may not…… [Read More]

References

Becker, Howard. 1982. Art Worlds. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Cowen, Tyler. 1998. In Praise of Commercial Culture. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Jenkins, Henry. 2006. Convergence Culture: Where old and new media collide. New York: New York University Press.

McChesney, Robert. 2004. The Problem of the Media. New York" Monthly Review Press.
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Making Malls Viable Again

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Mall of America: A case study

Why has the Mall of America been such a marketing success so far?

Although malls are often criticized as generic entities, the Mall of America has distinguished itself as unique from its competitors not only because of its sheer size but also because of the various entertainment and hospitality options it encompasses. It offers a host of theme parks and 'concept stores' as well as venues for commercial and personal entertainment. It has even spread out into hotels, spas, museum space, classrooms and convention halls. The Mall has the option for smaller entrepreneurs to purchase a kiosk for a limited time to sell their wares, further diversifying the available shopping experiences.

Q2. What (a) retail and (b) consumer trends have occurred since Mall of America was opened in 1992 that it should consider when making future plans?

When the Mall opened in 1992, shopping…… [Read More]

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United States Still the World's

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Models of Media and Politics

A review of media / political models sheds some light on why the United States' cultural themes have been such a dominant dynamic in Europe, among other global venues. In describing the three models of media and politics, Daniel C. Hallin and Paolo Mancini report that the media in Southern Europe (the "Mediterranean" or "Polarized Pluralist Model") is "an institution of the political and literary worlds" more than it is market-driven (Hallin, et al., 2004 90). The North and Central European model is called the "Democratic Corporatist Model" -- and is certainly more market-driven and far less politically driven; and the third model is the "North Atlantic" or "Liberal model" of media and politics (Hallin 87).

The North Atlantic or Democratic Corporatist model, according to Mark a. aker II encompasses Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the "Low Countries" and Scandinavia, and can be broken down into three…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Arango, Tim, 2008, 'World Falls for American Media, Even as it Sours on America. The New York Times, Retrieved Nov. 24, 2010, from  http://www.nytimes.com .

Artz, Lee, and Kamalipour, Yahya, 2007, the Media Globe: Trends in International Mass Media. Rowman & Littlefield: Landham, MD.

Baker, Mark a., 2010, 'Hallin & Mancini, the North / Central European or Democratic Corporatist Model by: Mark a. Baker II', Global Media. Retrieved Nov. 24, 2010, from  http://globalmediastudies.blogspot.com .

Hallin, Daniel C., and Mancini, Paolo, 2004, Comparing Media Systems: Three Models of Media and Politics. Cambridge University Press: New York.
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Warner Research the Compelling Truth

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This was not the case in the early days of film, however.

Instead, the studios either owned or worked in close collaboration with movie theatres, the vast majority of which had only one screen at the time. Instead of being able to choose which movie one wanted to see upon arriving at the theatre, choosing a movie meant choosing which studio's latest picture seemed most appealing, and going to that theatre. The arner brothers did not have a lot of money to build theatres with; they managed to construct a few in major cities, but that was it until Harry arner talked to independent theatre owners and convinced them to advertise arner's films for a small price (BOS 2).

The boost that arner Brothers Studios got from these advertisements allowed them to grow their business, and even obtain a large loan from Goldman Sachs that was used to build more…… [Read More]

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Animation USA. "Warner Bros." Accessed 26 November 2009. http://www.animationusa.com/wbmore2.html

BOS. "Warner Brothers." Box office Spy. Accessed 26 November 2009. http://www.boxofficespy.com/warner-brothers-history-2.html

Warner Bros. "Company History." Accessed 26 November 2009.  http://www.warnerbros.com/#/page=company-info/the_studio/company_history/
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Elvis and Black Music the

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Blues music however did not cross racial lines, with the majority of famous blues musicians still residing in New Orleans and various other well-known black music entertainment venues of the South.

Gospel music has been an African-American church tradition with influences from traditional African music and especially prevalent during the slavery era. Later (most likely because of those particular ignominious associations and all they implied, especially in the South) gospel music was strongly discouraged within mainstream society and actively suppressed.

Similarly, blues music represented a blending of black musical traditions with a centuries-long history originating from the earliest days of American slavery. Sammy Davis Jr. And Nat King Cole, were and remain today among the best-known of early black entertainers within the (then) up-and-coming rock 'n roll genre of the 1940's. Each had a heavy influence upon Elvis himself.

Obviously, though, the blending of Southern musical traditions was not started…… [Read More]

Works Cited

African-American Musical Tradition." (June 9, 1998). Retrieved January 9, 2007,

From: http://www.questia.com/html.

Bane, Michael. White Boy Singin' the Blues: The Black Roots of White Rock.

Harmondsworth, Eng: Penguin, 1982.
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Internet and Society the Internet

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At stake in the long run is the global agora: the universal library- movie theater-television-concert hall-museum on the Internet. The legal and social precedents set by Metallica v. Napster -- and half a dozen other e-music lawsuits-are likely to ramify into film and video as these, too, move online. hen true electronic books, e-magazines, and e-newspapers become readily available, their rules of operation may well be shaped by the creation of the heavenly jukebox. Music, according to a National Research Council report released last November, is the "canary in the digital coal mine." (Mann, 2000, p. 39)

The initial response of the entertainment industry has been negative, in that the music and video industry responded to fears that demonstrated a lack of willingness to alter marketing and outlet options to electronic forms, as technology had not quite met the expansion, but now things are changing and technology has created a…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Goldsmith, Jack L. "3 Against Cyberanarchy." Who Rules the Net? Internet Governance and Jurisdiction. Ed. Adam Thierer and Clyde Wayne Crews. Washington, DC: Cato Institute, 2003. 31-70.

Mann, Charles C. "The Heavenly Jukebox." The Atlantic Monthly Sept. 2000: 39.

Nicholson, Laura J., Tom F. Shebar, and Meredith R. Weinberg. "Computer Crimes." American Criminal Law Review 37.2 (2000): 207.
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Blockbuster Case Analysis Summary of

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The high level of debt capitalization inheent in how they have financed thei stoes, which is infeed fom the case study, also could be applied to a moe effective cloud-based delivey achitectue. Netflix did this and was vey pofitable as a esult. Thid, Blockbuste has fa to go in tems of ceating a moe effective custome expeience. Thee is significant potential fo geat upsell and coss-sell as a esult.

The theats include a highly commoditized and shinking move ental maket in the U.S. And globally, including the apid commoditization of titles that ae easily gained though othe channels. In addition, the gowing theat and costs of piacy is vey significant fo Blockbuste and evey othe etail chain as well. Thid, the cost stuctue of the chain is slanted towads etail and epesents a significant financial isk in tems of continually financing the debt.

Poblem Statement

Blockbuste is continually on the…… [Read More]

references. Become a very focused marketed on the customers with the highest potential for Lifetime Customer Value (LCV) and the lowest churn rates possible.
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Blockbuster Has 2800 Video Stores in 28

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lockbuster has 2800 video stores in 28 countries around the world, many of which are franchises. Its membership is thought to number 40,000,000+ people. lockbuster manages $5 billion in annual sales, and is the top retailer for movie rentals in the U.S. Recently, however, it has been facing tough competition, in view of the fact that the five major Hollywood movie studios are planning to rent movies to college students directly, and in view of the fact that new web-based movie-rental companies are starting up, for example, Netflix, which offer more flexible, movie-on-demand services. We will be discussing more about this competition that lockbuster faces later.

In view of this, lockbuster has therefore had to radically rethink its marketing strategies, and its pricing policies, in order to try and keep its existing customers, and to attract new customers to use its services. The first way it did this was to…… [Read More]

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Blockbuster takes on Netflix. www.cnnmoney.com May 29, 2002.

Olsen, S. (2002). Blockbuster takes on Netflix. www.cnetnews.com. August 8, 2002.

Patsuris, P. (2003). Blockbuster takes on new strategy vs. Netflix. www.forbes.com/business. April 21, 2003.

Siklos, R., Anderson, S. And Browder, S (1999). Blockbuster Finally Gets it Right.
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Urban Outfitters Sears or Wal-Mart

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Exclusivity for these groups signals uniqueness. In a creative and individualistic society such as America's, uniqueness has cachet and value to the consumer, so any fashion item that can convey this uniqueness will also have value.

Exclusivity also has value because of its scarcity. This is a simple supply and demand equation. The price of a good (its value) is related to the demand for it and the supply of it. When demand is higher than supply, the price increases. Thus, by managing the scarcity of items in the stores, any popular or high quality items will be subject to supply constraints. The consumers of Urban Outfitters know this, and respond by assuming scarcity. They purchase the product quickly, knowing that they may otherwise lose out on the opportunity to do so.

The third reason why exclusivity is valuable is because of the thrill of the hunt. This psychological characteristic…… [Read More]

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Race and Media

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Race and Media

Larson, Stephanie Greco. (2006). Media & Minorities: The Politics of Race in News and Entertainment. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. Print.

The First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States guarantees, among other rights, that Americans will have the right to free speech. It is based on the premise of this right that there is also a free press in the U.S., and solidifies the fact that they are able to report without any fear of repercussion from an oppressive government. Unfortunately, this does not guarantee that everything that the media does will be unbiased. Many cases can be put forward that demonstrate this, but in the book Media & Minorities: The Politics of Race in News and Entertainment Stephanie Greco Larson looks at how the free media has treated racial diversity in the United States.

The basic premise of the book is that…… [Read More]

Work Cited

Larson, Stephanie Greco. (2006). Media & Minorities: The Politics of Race in News and Entertainment. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. Print.
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Increasing Nudity in TV and Movies

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Nudity in Television

Nudity is increasing in the television shows and movies with every passing day. More number of actresses and models agree to do nude shoots. As the technology is also advancing at a fast pace, even young children have access to such nude photo shoots and scenes by making use of the internet. It can be said that actresses and models are signing contracts for nude scenes and shoots because the benefit from the aforementioned actions can be two-fold. Firstly, the payment for the shoot increases with nudity and so does the popularity and rating of the actresses and models. However, what is important for us to analyze is the impact that this increasing trend of nudity and vulgarity is leaving on the entertainment industry with respect to the ethical dilemmas that it must face. Therefore, the main theme of this paper would be the identification of the…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Feminist Legal Theory. "Women in film and television: empowered or objectified?" 2012.

Gelt, Jessica. "The CW reins in steamy sex scene on 'Reign'." Show Tracker, 2013.

Gish, William. "10 Hottest Actresses Topless." Break Media, 2010.

Huff Post. "Nymphomaniac' Character Posters Showcase Shia LaBeouf, Uma Thurman In Salacious Moments (Slightly NSFW)." 2013.
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Disney Resources and Capabilities Disney

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Additionally, the affordability of the Disney products and services is also relative. While in the economically developed countries in the western hemisphere, the Disney products and services are affordable and part of every day life, within the less economically developed countries, the Disney products and services are less affordable; here, they represent social statements and signs of wealth, which integrate an overall experience, rather than a simple product or service.

All in all, the Disney capabilities and resources become mixed to create a series of organizational strengths, which, among other things, include the following:

Innovation and commitment to high quality

Brand strength and customer loyalty to the brand

The ability to create experiences, rather than just products and services

Large size of the corporation, which integrates extensive financial and human capitals (both labor as well as intellectual)

The ability to serve the entertainment needs of various age groups

A well…… [Read More]

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2009, Walt Disney SWOT analysis, MBA Tutorials, http://www.mba-tutorials.com/marketing/348-walt-disney-SWOT-analysis.html last accessed on December 15, 2010

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Croquet Roller Derby Tubing World

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com").

Team Handball is a game in which two teams of seven players each pass a ball and throw it into the other team's goal. There are six outfield players and a goalkeeper. In the opinion of this author, it would qualify as a sport due its competitive, recreational nature and the existence of a professional association ("USA Team Handball Association").

Sky Diving or parachuting is the action of exiting an aircraft and the returning to earth with the help of a parachute ("How Stuff orks"). hile not centralized, this author sees its competitive spirit and participatory nature to qualify it as a sport .

Suits would focus on the competitive nature of sports and how it brings about and promotes team building (Suits, xvi.). This is a quality that will pay off in terms of dividends in almost any field of endeavor. In this case, it would apply even…… [Read More]

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Urban Outfitters Case Study Urban Outfitters Has

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Urban Outfitters Case Study

Urban Outfitters has defined a highly differentiated and unique shopping experience, supported by the eclectic and highly varied store layouts and merchandise strategy. This approach to retailing appeals to the individuality and uniqueness every consumer also sees in themselves, allowing the consumers to define themselves by what they like. INA actuality, Urban Outfitters is more aligned to key marketing concepts and strategies than its much larger and less differentiated competitors including Sears and Wal-Mart. Appearing non-conformist and counter-culture within its image, Urban Outfitters is actually providing an escape for consumers to use their purchases to define who they really are and what they actually care out. etailing that appeals to the values and individuality of a consumers are highly effective in creating loyalty and continued repurchase (Puccinelli, Goodstein, Grewal, Price, aghubir, Stewart, 2009). The intent of this analysis is to explain why Urban Outfitters continues to…… [Read More]

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Arndt, M.. (2010, March). Urban Outfitters' Grow-Slow Strategy in Europe. Business Week,1.

Grewal, D., Levy, M., & Kumar, V.. (2009). Customer Experience Management in Retailing: An Organizing Framework. Journal of Retailing: Enhancing the Retail Customer Experience, 85(1), 1-14.

Patton, P.. (2008, February). URBAN OUTFITTERS. Fast Company,(122), 53,56.

Puccinelli, N., Goodstein, R., Grewal, D., Price, R., Raghubir, P., & Stewart, D.. (2009). Customer Experience Management in Retailing: Understanding the Buying Process. Journal of Retailing: Enhancing the Retail Customer Experience, 85(1), 15-30.
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Lincoln Park Zoo Grade Course Recreational Activities

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Lincoln Park Zoo

Grade Course

ecreational activities can be termed as a necessity for every individual despite his age, social status or society. A man with a 9 to 5 job would certainly prefer a vacation or a short weekend road trip. A housewife who is busy taking care of her children and dealing with the household chores all day long would long for a change. Similarly, children attending schools, tuitions and taking exam would prefer an entertainment to get a break from their routine life. This is because of the fact that humans often want change from their daily routine which builds up stress, work load, tensions and burden them up with worries. Consequently, it is not only their work or the responsibilities which are adversely affected, but their health and well being is also compromised. Therefore, although every man would want shelter, food and clothes for their living,…… [Read More]

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Chen, L. (1997). The Effects of Color and Background Information on Children's Cognitive Learning. Journal of Visual Literacy. Vol. 17, no.2

Howe, K. (2000). Understanding Advertising: History, Persuasion Techniques, Mass Media, Target Audiences, Ad Creation. Prufrock Press Inc. San Luis Obispo.

Jam, F. (2010). Impact of Advertisement on Children Behavior. European Journal of Social Sciences. Vol. 12, no.4

Lincoln Park Zoo. (2012). Zoo Families. A Magazine of Conservation and Education. Vol. 11, No.3
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Neo Pets Case Study Neopets

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Life lessons, relationship lessons, even artistic, music, and performance sharing could take place (imagine, a NeoPet "Grease" production using a global cast)?

Conclusions and Implications -- NeoPets obviously provides a niche about which some consumers are excited. Like many technological entertainment devises, though, there is certainly potential for abuse. One would not necessarily want their children to sit in front of a NASCA racing program, replete with ads, for hours at a time and never have any physical activity. It is not the place of technology to mandate other behavior, but the wisdom of parents and society to create a balance. Ensuring that this will not be a fad is quite simple -- continue to evolve, to grow, to become more sophisticated in content and interaction. In a similar way, funding could come from private foundations that might sponsor a segment (e.g. Boeing on history of flight; Microsoft on computing…… [Read More]

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"Adults Play Neopets." (2009). Neopets. Cited in: www.neopets.com/~grownups

Ireton, D. (2003), Internet-Based Market Research, Advanced Systems Development.

Ha, K. (September 14, 2004). "Neopets site for children stirs Controversy." the

San Jose Mercury News. Cited in:
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Elizabethan Culture Elizabethan England A

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But Shakespeare does not try to render Republican Rome in faithful and accurate historical detail. "Peace! count the clock," says Brutus (2.1) although the play is ostensibly set during ancient times, and the practice of bear-baiting is referred to when Octavius says "e are at the stake / And bayed about by many enemies" (4.1)The entertainment of bear-baiting, a reminder of the brutality of the Elizabethan age, was even enjoyed by the queen and often took place near the Globe theater where Julius Caesar was first performed: "The bear was tethered to a stake in the middle of the ring, able to move only a short distance before being drawn up sharply when it got to the end of its tether. That's where the phrase 'at the end of my tether' comes from - the frustration and agony of not being able to go any further. Dogs would be released…… [Read More]

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Elizabethan education. William Shakespeare Info. 2005. April 16, 2009. http://www.ask.com/bar?q=Elizabethan+school&page=1&qsrc=2417&ab=0&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.william-shakespeare.info%2Fwilliam-shakespeare-biography-childhood-and-education.htm

Entertainment at Shakespeare's Globe Theater. No Sweat Shakespeare. 2004. April 16, 2009.

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Greenblatt, Stephen. Will in the World: How Shakespeare became Shakespeare. New York:
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Rccl Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

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This third priority will eventually require the development of a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) that includes an enterprise content management (ECM) system that tracks internal documents, standard operating procedures and makes training more effective. As part of the SOA there also will need to be a unified Web-based portal that provides a glimpse of each customers' record and gives insights into how the onboard experience can be customized for them.

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Todd Datz. "All Hands on Tech; Designing an it system from scratch can be both daunting and thrilling. Now imagine building it remotely for the world's newest, biggest ship. The story of how it supports the Queen Mary 2, a veritable floating city. "CIO 15 Jun 2004: 72-78. AI/INFORM Global. ProQuest. 13 Jun. 2008

Marshall Lager. "Pointing to Profits. " Customer Relationship Management 1 May 2006: 24-28,30. AI/INFORM Global. ProQuest.. 16 Jun. 2008

Tom Murphy. "IT matters. " International Cruise…… [Read More]

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Todd Datz. "All Hands on Tech; Designing an it system from scratch can be both daunting and thrilling. Now imagine building it remotely for the world's newest, biggest ship. The story of how it supports the Queen Mary 2, a veritable floating city. "CIO 15 Jun 2004: 72-78. ABI/INFORM Global. ProQuest. 13 Jun. 2008

Marshall Lager. "Pointing to Profits. " Customer Relationship Management 1 May 2006: 24-28,30. ABI/INFORM Global. ProQuest.. 16 Jun. 2008

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E-Commerce E-Business Will Affect Project

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Niche products also can compete well in e-business (vegetarian, organic and fair trade goods). A report from Forrester esearch finds that e-businesses will account for 10% of total U.S. retail sales by 2008. (ush, 1)

E-business will affect entertainment by offering all kinds of entertainment choices over the Internet. Broadband and cable Internet will be able to offer TV programs, movies, games and other entertainment options, competing with usual entertainment sources. "A survey of broadband consumers found 47% of the respondents willing to pay an additional monthly fee for bundles of entertainment or security services" (Gonsalves, p. 1). Market research shows that consumers are willing to watch about five minutes of video on cellular phones, which is just enough time for a music video, during the day when they have free time or during a subway ride. Sports highlights or mini-series would take just about this amount of time. People…… [Read More]

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ARC's E-Business Manufacturing Forum, (April, 2000). Enterprise Systems Journal. Retrieved December 29, 2006 at http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb4302/is_200004/ai_n15012779

Gonsalves A. (Feb 01, 2005). Verizon Wireless launches video entertainment service. TechWeb Technology News. Retrieved Dec29, 2006 at http://www.techweb.com/wire/ebiz/59300224.

Rush,

L. (August 6, 2003). U.S. E-commerce to see significant growth by 2008. E-commerce Guide. Retrieved December 29, 2006 at http://www.ecommerce-guide.com/news/research/article.php/10371_2245631.
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Products and Services

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Products and Services for Internet Cafe

This is a paper that outlines a business plan for setting up an internet cafe, describing the industrial trend of the products and services available for the cafe. It uses 5 sources in MLA format.

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES DESCRIPTION

usiness Nature

The following is a business plan for an Internet Cafe -- AC Cafe. Unlike ordinary computer business, the genre of this business will belong to the entertainment industry. The products and services include Internet access for browsing, computer games, chatting, office work and beverage services. Instead of merely providing Internet Cafe services, the business will differentiate itself from competitors by providing a cafe atmosphere like those of a hip joint while providing Internet services. Hence, food stuff would be provided on the one side of the cafe while on the other side, computers will be placed in triangular tables to compensate for physical…… [Read More]

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1. Khalil Abdullah / Staff Writer of The Dallas Morning News, Friday's, Dave & Buster's plan international growth., The Dallas Morning News, 02-18-1998, pp 2D.

2. "Hard Rock Cafe International Releases Mid-Year Financial Results; Sales Up 5% and Operating Profits Up 18%." PR Newswire Issue: Sept 8, 2000

3. Corinne Simon, Cafe offers UF students gateway to computers., University Wire, 09-08-1998

4. Hard Rock Cafe International Teams Up With Liquid PR Newswire March 14, 2001
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Night Clubs Aren't Just About

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We will also develop a relationship with a local taxi company, which can keep a fleet of cabs near the premises during opening hours. Because the night club market is highly competitive, we hope to offer our consumers something different, fresh, and new. For example, we are interested in developing a series of themed rooms for dancing, including one outdoor room with a tropical theme. We also hope to expand so that we can have three different DJs working each night, each offering a different style of music. With a state-of-the-art sound system and international DJ names, consumers will flock to our club. We intend to keep cover charges low except on nights on which we host international acts.

We will network with promotional companies that will promote their artists as well as our venue. In addition to the guest entertainment, we hope to hire several in-house DJs as well…… [Read More]

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Business Plan Proposal

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Business Plan Proposal:

The Ducks Poker Room

Business Plan Proposal: The Ducks Poker Room

Executive Summary/Company Description

The Ducks Poker Room will be a new for-profit gaming club primarily hosting players of versions of the card game known as "Poker." The Ducks Poker Room will also offer alternate games, including but not limited to promotions for prize pools involving tickets to college basketball and football games. Finally, The Ducks Poker Room will host patrons who are not playing poker.

Business Plan Objectives

Provide exceptional facilities, equipment, service, staff and merchandise that create a highly positive impression on our core customers;

Consistent entertainment atmosphere and product quality;

Capitalize on excellent location opportunity;

d. Launch the venue with a highly publicized grand opening event in the spring of Year 1;

e. Maintain tight control of costs, operations, and cash flow through diligent management and automated computer control;

f. Maintain food costs below…… [Read More]

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Seated Fear of the Current State of

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seated fear of the current state of culture as witnessed in television programming. He argued that through the evolution of ideas beginning in literature with horror writers such as Stephen King, and seen in the present in reality TV programs, a sadistic mental illness has encapsulated the collective viewing audience. He used examples from current television reality programming to highlight his ideas and present a very dangerous environment for those who choose to engulf their minds in the programming produced by such sources. The author empathetically concludes his article with a plea with his audience to observe National Turn Off Your TV day and enjoy the freedom of a TV-free life.

Essay

I strongly resonate with many of the arguments presented in the writings of Goodspeed (2004) as they identify a disturbing trend within culture and media. The author's ability to summarize many of the problems that are noticeable within…… [Read More]

References

Goodspeed, M. (2004). Reality TV Fosters Sadism. Rense.com 15 April 2004.
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Gay and Lesbians Are Represented

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But in instances where the TV does not provide good moral and role models for the teenagers then it is just to say that the TV programs are the major contributing factor towards homophobic tendencies among the society members. The lack of positive role modeling is also being viewed on the side of lesbians, gays and bisexual youth Kielwasser AP and olf MA ( 378)

. Most gays and lesbians in the society are brought up in a straight community with few gays and lesbians role models; thus they are specifically vulnerable to the portrayals of gay people in the mass media (Ryan & Futterman, 124).

The mainstream media has treated the sexual minorities as if they are not part of the human race, as if they do not exist. In addition, it was observed that the gay people of whichever age are rarely portrayed, and mostly the little portrayal…… [Read More]

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Bandura a. "Social Cognitive Theory of Mass Communication." Media Psychology 3 (2001): 265 -- 99. Print.

Battles K, and Morrow-Hilton W. "Gay Characters in Conventional Spaces: Will and Grace and the Situation Comedy Genre." Critical Studies in Mass Communication 19.1 (2002): 87 -- 105. Print.

D'Augelli, a.R. "Lesbian and Gay Male Undergraduates' Experiences of Harassment and Fear on Campus." Journal of International Violence 7.383-395 (1992). Print.

David P. Pierson. "Hey, They're Just Like Us!" Representations of the Animal World in the Discovery Channel's Nature Programming." J. Pop Cult (2005): 698-712. Print.
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Museums Bid for Bodies

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Speech: Museum's Bid For Bodies

Good evening ladies -- and yes, good evening gentleman as well.

Well, where should we begin? Ahhhh yes -- Are any of you aware of what a cadaver parade is? Have any of you ever actually heard of a cadaver parade?

Let me read to you a recent headline that I discovered: "Anatomy of competition: 2 museums bid for bodies -- what is a bid -- it is an offer or a proposal of a price."

What do you think about that? (Pause) My initial thoughts after reading those words were: "This is unbelievable, no, it is downright shocking, shameful, and certainly very offensive.

When was the last time a price was hung on us human beings? You probably already know, that's right -- During the days of Slavery. (Pause) Am I right?

I believe that the practice attaching a price to the human body…… [Read More]

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I need you to organize this speech - grammar and sentence structure my speech is about provocative questions - please correct the question (grammar)but don't omit them and make some order, that it flows the topic is about body world (and exhibition of cadavers in California-- the web site is www.bodyworlds.com) it's gruesome -- the article is from plain dealer-- the headline is anatomy of competition 2 museums bid for bodies and if you can elaborate little be more by asking questions about the morals of the people who are behind this morbid business, you don't have to add a lot just elaborate on what I have written and organize it more -- note: I need this essay by 3pm today 12/14/04 I want you to use words like
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Personal Aesthetic Tends to Surround

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Costumes in this are simple, men bare chested in black tights, women in white shifts except for the red sacrificial "virgin." Interesting was also the lack of facial expression on all the characters, almost as if the characters were, in fact, not really human, but more ethers from Mother Nature. The wild abandonment of the female soloist, who finally bares her breast in an almost orgasmic frenzy moving from male to male with motions that seem fluid but primal.

3. Emanuel Gat's interpretation is the most contemporary interpretation of the three. Instead of focusing on a soloist and troupe, the scene opens with 3 couples, who, at times leave the central red box (lights) to work with the sacrificial virgin. The men are bald and all characters in black, the women have long, unbraided hair so that in the red light, the only real images we see are the skin…… [Read More]

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Kelly, T. (1999). Igor Stravinsky's the Rite of Spring. NPR's Milestones of the Millennium. Retrieved from:  http://www.npr.org/ programs/specials / milestones/991110.motm.riteofspring.html
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Walt Disney Including A History Leader- Page

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alt Disney including: a history leader- page applying leadership traits-: inspiration, goal setting, praise recognition, training/coaching, problem solving, planning,

alt Disney: Leadership style

alt Disney was a creative man who built an empire around his vision. Love or hate his product, he created a distinct, family-focused 'Disney style' of entertainment. Before alt Disney, cartoons were regarded as largely derivative forms of entertainment, as a warm-up to the feature film. Disney placed cartoons front and center of the American entertainment experience during a time when movies were one of the central ways in which Americans came together to enjoy a commonly-enjoyed fantasy. He later parlayed this success into television, and even into theme parks which brought the cartoon experience to life. Disney was able to create his cutting-edge vision through near obsessive control of his product and tunnel-vision focus upon his goals. He was a transformative leader, inspiring his subordinates with…… [Read More]

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Cherry, Kendra. "Transactional leadership." About.com. 2012. [30 Nov 2012]

http://psychology.about.com/od/leadership/f/transactional-leadership.htm

Krasniewicz, Louise. Walt Disney: A Biography. Greenwood, 2010

Straker, David. "Transformational leadership." Changing Minds. 2012.
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Are Video Games Art

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Pervasive Video Games as Art

The form and function of art has evolved and changed quite a bit over the years, decades and millennia. Paintings and sculpture have been artistic mainstays for much to most of the world of the civilized human race. However, with the technological revolution that has roared up over the last fifty years or so, new forms of art have bubbled to the proverbial surface. Digital technology has enhanced prior forms of art e such as photography. Beyond that, completely brand new forms have art have been created and the latter is what this report is assessing in the form of pervasive video games. The depth and breadth of this art and the effects it has on its users and fans when done will are worthy of massive study and analysis both in this report and elsewhere.

Chapter I - Introduction

Video games, at this point…… [Read More]

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Blizzard. "World of Warcraft." World of Warcraft. http://us.battle.net/wow/en / (accessed

May 29, 2014).

Bogost, Ian. Persuasive games: the expressive power of videogames. Cambridge, MA:

MIT Press, 2007.
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American Children Walk Into a

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Hopefully, regardless of what happens in the rest of the communication world and media, such magazines either in print, electronic or digital form will continue to amaze children.

nfortunately, most young adult books have hit rock bottom, dealing with death, abuse, divorce, sexuality and all the other topics that these youth are bombarded with day after day. It is recognized that youths need to deal with the problems that are facing them, and living in a fantasy world is not helpful. However, do they ever have a time to "chill" as they say it? However, the Twilight Vampire Series is really not the answer to this. It has, what is said, little "redeeming value."

It's difficult deciding on a best YA book and not going back to the classics. The best bet is finding a book that offers imagination, education and entertainment. There are few, but Rebecca Stead's When You…… [Read More]

Unfortunately, most young adult books have hit rock bottom, dealing with death, abuse, divorce, sexuality and all the other topics that these youth are bombarded with day after day. It is recognized that youths need to deal with the problems that are facing them, and living in a fantasy world is not helpful. However, do they ever have a time to "chill" as they say it? However, the Twilight Vampire Series is really not the answer to this. It has, what is said, little "redeeming value."

It's difficult deciding on a best YA book and not going back to the classics. The best bet is finding a book that offers imagination, education and entertainment. There are few, but Rebecca Stead's When You Reach Me comes close. It combines the best elements of recent classics, such as A Wrinkle in Time as well as fun TV game shows like the $20,000 Pyramid, and a story about a girl, Miranda, whose structured world becomes a little more interesting. Miranda's bestest friend Sal stops talking to her he is beat up by Marcus. Marcus then challenges Miranda with arguments about her favorite book, A Wrinkle in Time, and finds flaws in L'Engle's time-travel narrative. Next, Miranda starts receiving notes from someone who seems to know the future. The book's earlier setting in 1980 gets away from all the heavy themes of today and back into "easier" life with Mom on the $20,000 Pyramid.

This is a book that can be enjoyed by readers and nonreaders alike and can be utilized in a variety of different ways for book reports. The teen and pre-teen readers can rely on many different visual arts, TV/film and drama to convey what they have learned from the book. It is also a great book for smaller groups of students to work together for a team project. Forget the horrible Twilight and instead focus on multithematic books like When You Reach Me.
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Urban Outfitters Continuing Case Study Explain Why

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Urban Outfitters Continuing Case Study

Explain why Sears or Wal-Mart cannot effectively create a trendy counterculture image

The reasons for stores like Urban Outfitters to be able to create such a culture are their ability to operate with low and medium volume. Hence it is possible to change the output based on changes in demand. For example, the 'Urban Outfitters' followed the policy of locating stores that have the concentration of targeted customers, and this also effectively made use of the existing structures to provide customer targeted fashion and label apparel and home furnishings. These could be promoted by the use of strategies like visual merchandising, displays, and customer related merchandise which naturally had higher prices and low volume. (Funding Universe, n. d.)

The advantage was that the company markets to a known demand at a set price. In the case of Wal-Mart or Sears, the problem is compound because…… [Read More]

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Funding Universe. (n. d.) "Principal Subsidiaries: Urban Outfitters Wholesale, Inc."

Retrieved 4 May 2011 from http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/Urban-Outfitters-Inc.-Company-History.html

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Effects of the Internet Computers on Life

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Internet on Life

hy the Internet is the Most Useful Invention of our Generation

The Internet is the most useful invention of our generation. The accumulated effects of the Internet include significant contributions in the areas of education, the creation of jobs and furthering of professions, and an exponential increase in the amount and variety of entertainment for leisure time. It is the intent of this paper to evaluate the pros and cons or advantages and disadvantages of the Internet in the areas of education, professional and leisure activities.

Advantages of the Internet in Education

There are a myriad of contributions the Internet has made to education, in addition to the many innovations occurring today in the context of individualized instruction. The development of e-learning management systems for example, which can unify an entire semesters' worth of work together into a sequential, well-defined series of steps, has shown significant potential…… [Read More]

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Bassamboo, Achal, Sunil Kumar, and Ramandeep S. Randhawa. "Dynamics of New Product Introduction in Closed Rental Systems." Operations research 57.6 (2009): 1347,1359,1532-1534.

Bernoff, Josh, and Charlene Li. "Harnessing the Power of the Oh-so-Social Web." MIT Sloan Management Review 49.3 (2008): 36-42.

Dyer, Jeffrey H., and Kentaro Nobeoka. "Creating and Managing a High-Performance Knowledge-Sharing Network: The Toyota Case." Strategic Management Journal 21.3 (2000): 345-67.

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Ethics Policy Our Policy of

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Finally, any company materials including but not limited to design blueprints will be considered intellectual property.

Privacy: We believe that privacy is a fundamental human right as well as a legal right. Therefore, we assure our employees that their personal information will be kept confidential and will not, except under obligation to a court of law, divulge any personal information about any of our employees. Similarly, we expect that our employees and management personnel to respect the privacy of their coworker. Employees are forbidden from divulging the personal information of any member of the organization to the media without prior written consent or legal assent. Any complaints regarding issues related to privacy can be taken up with management.

Information Technology: The information technology infrastructure in our organization was established and is paid for and maintained by the organization. Therefore, we will limit the use of all the organization's information technology…… [Read More]