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Mars Incorporated is a worldwide privately owned business that operates in both human and animal food products, drinks and other appliances. Due to its large size, the business spends huge amounts of money on its supplies. Through globalization, several markets across the world have opened up and are interlinked providing the business community across the globe with many options of selling their products and services in any market that offers the best selling price. Buyers are in constant search of quality products and the quest for such information is on the rise making online trade and other related transactions to thrive in various economies.
By embracing this idea, Mars Incorporated opted for an online procurement auctions system which it considered as the most efficient purchasing process for its worldwide companies. The system was designed with an aim of giving the company value for its money and to build a long-term…
Chandrashekar et al., (n.d). Auction-Based Mechanisms for Electronic Procurement. Retrieved September 25, 2012 from http://lcm.csa.iisc.ernet.in/gametheory/survey/proc.pdf
Gail Hohner et al., (2003). Combinatorial and Quantity-Discount Procurement Auctions Benefit Mars, Incorporated and Its Suppliers. Retrieved September 25, 2012 from http://www.scienceofbetter.org/can_do/success_stories/Interfaces/1526-551X-2003-33-01-0023R.pdf
Mars Mystery by Graham Hancock chronicles the historical studies conducted by many scientists and researchers about the possibility that life existed on the planet Mars. his issue has long been in great discussion and debate among scientists and scholars, and two sides are formed based on this issue: one side stating that life in Mars is possible, although speculations that the planet had an existing form of civilization (similar to us human beings) is not accepted. he other side speculates the possibility that there is both life and an existing civilization in Mars. he possibility that Mars is able to support human (or at least similar to the elements needed to support human living) life is the primary factor that scientists and scholars of astronomy are interested in. he possibility that Mars can be another "Earth planet" that cultivates human life can help explain why Earth came into existence, and…
The following observations mentioned above were not merely established as speculations. These evidence are products of numerous space exploration sponsored and funded by the government in an effort to know more about Mars and other heavenly bodies which might pose potentials to cultivating human life. Of course, the space explorations are not primarily focused on the human cultivations aspect of a heavenly body; information is also needed for any danger that might happen to Earth (and human civilization) because of the spontaneous and often accidental explosions and collision activities of these heavenly bodies. According to Hancock, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration launched two probes in 1996. Called the Pathfinder, these probes aims to explore the planet in many ways possible, and this includes the obtaining specific and precise information about the biological, atmospheric, and geological foundations and composition of the planet. Hancock states that these studies are mainly de to a program that plans to "terraform" Mars, changing or conforming it to the Earth planet, which can be beneficial since there is the possibility that it can cultivate life on it. Prior to these two probes in 1996, similar space mission programs were sponsored by the U.S.S.R. In the 1960s, and these missions were followed by the U.S. afterwards, through its Mariner space program (Portree Microsoft Encarta 2002).
These space probes and explorations about Mars brought about numerous information and even pictures of the planet's surface. However, it is difficult to obtain quality shots of the planet's surface because of its distance from the Earth, and accuracy and precision was sacrificed when information brought by these probes came into existence and knowledge of scientists and astronomers. One speculation that resulted from these studies and explorations is that aside from the possibility that Mars is capable of cultivating human life, there has been evidence supporting some scientists' claim that there existed a form of civilization in Mars. One evidence that somehow supports this claim are the pictures taken by the Viking showing the Cyadonia region of Mars, which illustrates and shows the features of a humanoid face (on the planet's surface). Some scientists even speculated further that some parts of the images shows the presence of 'pyramids' that are similar to Egypt's famous pyramid tombs. However, as the images became more clearer and precise due to increased technological advances, the images that were once thought of as 'humanoid faces' and 'pyramids' are just hills along the terranous plains of Mars (Schaefer Microsoft Encarta 2002). Thus, any speculations that there is an existing civilization in Mars are still unfounded until now.
The following facts
ME-B or the Opportunity
On June 10 and July 3, 2003, NASA launched the Mars Exploration overs (ME) to Mars in order to search for answers regarding the history of water on the planet. The two rovers that were launched were designated as ME -- A and ME-B, Spirit and Opportunity respectively, and landed on Mars on January 3 and January 24, 2004, respectively. This Mars Exploration over mission has been designed to provide long-term information to Earth through robotic exploration of Mars. Chief among the mission's scientific goals "is to search for and characterize a wide range of rocks and soils that hold clues to past water activity on Mars" (Summary, n.d.). As of 2010, the ME-B, or Opportunity, is the only active rover on Mars as ME-A, or the Spirit, ceased communications in 2010 after becoming immobile in 2009.
The Opportunity is currently still in orbit and continues…
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Astronomy....The subject "Life Mars: Past / Present? It 11 pages length. I attach an outline Final project paper instructions final project. I stress I NEED AN EXCELLENT ESEACHE/WITE FO THIS PLEASE.
The existence of life on Mars has been a topic that has continuously fascinated mankind. Mars is the planet that is closest to Earth and the only planet in the Solar System where the hypothesis of existence of life can actually be debated. All the other planets are much too hot or cold for life to be even discussed. As a consequence, a lot of research about Mars has been directed towards identifying potential traces of life, in the present or from the past, as well as analyzing the existing conditions that could make the planet habitable.
From the introductory part of this paper, there needs to be a clear understanding about the fact that life on Mars does…
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The discovery of frozen carbon dioxide remaining on the surface of Mars is between 100 to 1000 millibars. With this in mind, increasing the atmospheric pressure and also the temperature on the planet is just a matter of warming the poles of Mars to the point where they can sublimate to the planet's atmosphere. By the fact that carbon dioxide is a green house gas, it will retain most of the sun's heat leading to melting of more carbon dioxide of the regolith of the planet. This will in turn result to trapping of more heat leading to further degassing.
One of the key ways of stabilizing the atmosphere of Mars is through activation of the atmosphere (Shankel, 2011). It is a fact that water usually promotes ecopoiesis through providing a crucial element for life, as well as stabilizing the climate. Water usually retains heat and, also reduces swings in…
Badescu, V. (2009). Mars: Prospective energy and material resources. Berlin: Springer.
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"Now I'd like you to exercise, Meretzky. Is there anything I can do to help?"
"Do I get a playlist?"
"Certainly. What sort of playlist are you in the mood for?"
The instrumental opening of "The Final Countdown" by Europe began to play and Meretzky smiled. Most people did when they realized a computer could comprehend your own personal taste in irony. Meretzky settled in to doing the accelerated exercise routine for the next hour, while the ironic spaceflight music continued: a heavy amount of Bruno Mars, Sarah Brightman singing "I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper," Zager and Evans singing "In The Year 2525."
About halfway through the exercise routine Meretzky called out. "Iris, kill the music."
"Is something the matter, Meretzky?"
"I'd just rather do conversation. Think you can handle it."
"Of course. What would you like to talk about?"
"Of course. What about…
"Given such preferential consumer demand, most chocolate production is done within the country" (Hui-lin et al., 2001, p. 3).
Technological. Fuji Oil, Nestle and Mars are the only three companies among the top ten chocolate assignees with patents in all relevant patent classes as shown in Table 4 below.
Mars Incorporated Patent Classes: Top Chocolate Technologies and Subtechnologies.
Source: Hui-Lin et al., 2001, p. 8.
With 5 patents each in class A23G 1/18 (Apparatus for conditioning chocolate masses for molding,) Mars, and Carle & Montanari S.p.A. enjoy equal standing; this class is currently dominated by just four competitors, and covers apparatus for conditioning chocolate masses for molding. The other two companies are Meiji and Procter & Gamble with 3 and 2 patents respectively (Hui-lin et al., 2001). Among the top ten patent assignees, Mars and Meiji, having patents in nine of out the top ten technologies in chocolate…
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Anderson, R.E. (2004). Just get out of the way: How government can help business in poor countries. Washington, DC: Cato Institute.
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This is followed up by the information that life comes to earth and it occurs through means of a process of development or through means of seeding from another planet or some other element of source. Then the rocks from Earth are considered to blown out again by means of asteroids and those rocks reach Mars and at the same time, life is being destroyed here by the process of bombardments. Then again life would tend to come back to the Earth from the Mars through the same process of bombardment. (Science Conjecture: Life on Mars) Well the concept itself is very romantic, but the statistical chances of this sort of events taking place are one in a million or less. Yet, the idea continues as Mars is tied up with our imagination.
Finally, even if Martians ever existed, they would not be like the little green men built up…
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These include Omni, CCSDS, Hi-DSN and SpaceVPN. OMNI and CCDS will be briefly considered, with the focus on CCSDS, as this architecture has been shown to be the most appropriate for satellite communication with Mars.
Omni or the Operating Missions as Nodes on the Internet (OMNI) is an architecture proposed by NASA to provide the most simple and most effective infrastructure for space missions. Central to this architecture is the aim of integrating earth-based networks to space networks -- thereby being cost-effective and relatively easy to implement. This system also provides access to on-board spacecraft equipment by making use of standard remote access protocols (Tahboub and Khan). In other words, this architecture is particularly useful in that it makes use of standard Internet technologies.
OMNI is described as follows.
A space-based server network architecture which permits on demand transfer of mission and control data between client satellites in an…
ABOUT THE DEEP SPACE NETWORK. Retrieved from http://deepspace.jpl.nasa.gov/dsn/
This is a short and concise but informative article on the DSN. It provided basic information on the history of the project. While the data is not technologically extensive it does provide a good overview of fundamental aspects that can be used as a basis for further research.
Burleigh et al. ( 2003) The interplanetary internet: A communications infrastructure for Mars exploration. Acta Astronautica, 53 ( 4-10), pp.365-373. Retrieved from http://www.ipnsig.org/reports/IAF-Oct-2002.pdf
This is an extremely informative and extensive article that provides some in-depth insight into the envisaged communication structure with Mars. The article is particularly useful when it comes to an explanation of the interplanetary Internet. The article is however by no means superficial or 'light'. It is extremely well condensed in terms of the wealth of data and technological information that is provided. The illustrations and graphics are also well implemented and informative.
("SETI Institute," 2007) So the future holds bright to understanding more about life on Mars.
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"NASA refused to comment on the information about the Russian expedition to Mars, but they said that they are studying the project with great interest. An American astronaut might possibly join the Russian cosmonauts, taking into account of the fact that Russia and the U.S.A. manage to settle economic discrepancies," in terms of financial support for the program. Still, "America plans to spend money to help prepare for this grand project," in the future, the only question is how much and how fast, continued the Russian newspaper in 2001.
Now, while such collaboration bodes well for diplomacy, it also acts as a deflating influence in terms of competition between nations -- the less necessary Mars flights are for American or Russian national security and reputation, the less apt politicians are to fund such efforts in financially strapped times. (Perepelkin, 2001)
Also, despite the good political will collaborations have generated in…
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earth extinction similar to Mars may become a fact because of various problems in the earth. hat can be done to stop the extinction of the earth?
ill Earth suffer the same fate as Mars? How can we protect our planet? Five known mass extinction has happened to the earth already, how can scientists stop another one from happening? A mass extinction on Earth happened 25 years ago and that wiped out approximately 90% of life on the earth at that time. This was triggered by a collision with a comet or asteroid. Can this happen again? hat can be done to save our planet Earth?
There have been 5 known mass level extinctions in Earth's history; these events are characterized by the marked decline of biodiversity which mark the end of a geologic period" (Matthews 11-4-1). Not only has earth had problems with asteroids and meters, but scientist have…
Asteroid or Comet Triggered Largest Mass Extinction in Earth's History, Foreshadowing Fate of Dinosaurs" Press Release Feb 22, 2001
Davis, Sumner W. Dr. "A Model of Thermonuclear Extinction on Planet Mars" Nuclear Age Peace Foundation 2002
Matthews, Robert. "Meteor Clue to End of Middle East Civilizations Found" The Telegraph London Nov 11, 2001 News Release
Meteorite Frequency and Cambrian Explosion?" San Francisco Examiner Natural Science Highlights March 15, 200
However, this cannot be considered to be detrimental for those reading the document, given the fact that such assumptions are responsible for given birth to the space era.
The text mainly focuses on the Noachian, Hesperian, and Amazonian periods in the geological formation of Mars, providing more information on the more recent eras. While the geological record can offer more data on the recent periods, this information is also limited due to the fact that Mars's geological activity has been slowed down with time, to the point where the planet displays little surface action.
Most of the latest geological activity on Mars can apparently be found in the Tharsis and Elysium sectors of the planet. This factor is detrimental for the overall article, as even though it can provide significant information regarding the recent years in the geological evolution of Mars, the fact that the planet's surface did not experience…
Many experts suspect that oceans flooded some regions and that rivers coursed through others. All of which supports the notion that life may once have flourished on the ed Planet (Cowen, 2002)."
The question is no longer whether or not oceans existed on Mars, but is now, where have they gone? There are several theories about what happened to the oceans including the possibility that they have gone underground or over a long period evaporated into the atmosphere.
The final piece of evidence regarding the existence of past oceans on Mars can be found in a study that reported an area near the northern plains indicating sediment that had to be caused by water. Scientists liken it to a bathtub ring in explaining how it points to a large standing body of water, most likely an ocean, was there at one time (Cowen, 2002).
As science becomes more exact…
Cowen, Ron (2002) Exploring the Red Planet: Mars Odyssey set to begin its mission.
____(2001) Martian chronicles; an Odyssey to Mars.(Science and Technology)(the more scientists know about the place, the less they understand it. Will this weekend's launch of a new mission to Mars help?) the Economist (U.S.)
Statter, Charles (2006) (White Mars; Planetary science.(the geology of Mars) the Economist (U.S.)
Mission to Mars
Landing on Mars:
Description of a Mission - the Mars Rover Curiosity
The landing of the Mars Rover is an incredible achievement for mankind, as well as for the United States' huge lead in interplanetary science. The mission is the largest space mission to Mars ever conducted, and has cost billions of dollars and taken a decade to materialize to this point. The landing of the Mars Rover was viewed by millions of people on the Internet, and through live streams at NASA headquarters. (NASA.gov) The scientists who have been a part of the project have been giving interviews and have become instant celebrities to space fans everywhere. In business, knowing about what is happening with the Curiosity rover is important to understanding that the world is constantly changing, and that knowing the latest news that is spreading around the world is an important aspect of learning…
I was struggling. I had not felt gravity in six months. My body hardly knew what to do. Nothing worked as well as it should have, with my body I mean, and I was actually kind of worried about getting out of the Rover. Those moon guys didn't spend six months in zero gravity before they landed -- I was the first to go through this. But of course, I had such an incredible amount of adrenaline. I WAS on MARS! It was the coolest thing anybody had ever done, and I took a couple of moments to think about that before getting back to my job as a scientist.
I stepped out. It was red, rocky, and sandy, too. In other words, just like I expected, and a lot like the training facility in Nevada. But it felt so completely different. My senses were operating at a level I…
Once drill sites have been established then facilities could be constructed opening a whole new range of difficulties. A 28 minute delay (as with Mars Rover Sojourner) would disallow remote operators from receiving data in real-time. Multilayered controls would allow machine autonomy while operating within a set of boundaries. Researchers at the Autonomous Systems Laboratory in Australia were able to operate a remote drag-line excavator remotely for 50 consecutive dig cycles lasting 53 minutes with no operator interference.
Computer algorithms calculated the size and scope of each dig cycle while laser analysis determined when each bucket was full while digital terrain maps evaluated landscape changes. Though the great distances involved would make excavation on Mars more challenging, ultimately, it requires the same basic technique modified for the specific landscape.
Once extracted, the minerals and ores would need to be processed, also difficult given the great distances. Once again, machinery would…
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The logical move for Nestle will be to move back into its old, traditional lines and reestablish its most popular brand in its original sense. The have already readopted their original slogan for the Kit Kat brand after abandoning it in hopes of refreshing the image. Their best moves in light of the competition is to match the cosmetic variety in their product lines that their competitors have succeeded with. They have already introduced larger versions of the Kit Kat bar, as well as introduced more traditional flavors like peanut butter to the line. It would also be recommended for Nestle to adopt a more "hip" and technologically advanced look to their websites as well. They could also adopt an ad campaign that uses a character to promote their brands, which Mars has done with M&Ms and seen great success. Though Nestle clearly needs to cater to their traditional past…
Many people wish to escape the confines of everyday reality. The pressures of modern life in an industrialized society can be overwhelming. Just sorting through a day's worth of e-mails can be daunting. Some choose daydreams to escape. Some ingest drugs or alcohol, some look forward to sweet dreams at night. Some may travel to faraway and exotic destinations, soak in a spa or meditate to find a higher place. The moon, however, provides a viable alternative for several reasons.
The moon is free of noise pollution. No honking car horns, blasting radios, or barking dogs will be on the moon. The moon won't include the boss or the bill collectors. The moon won't charge rent and utilities. The moon won't require rising at six a.m. Or sleeping at ten p.m.. No phones will ring on the moon. No telemarketers will call, offering the latest gadgets, schemes, investments and…
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The Mars exploration program announced by President Bush in 2004 relies on first establishing a prolonged human presence on the Moon, in conjunction with completion of the International Space Station by 2015. The President envisions returning to the Moon by 2020 at the latest, for the purpose of being able to launch robotic missions to Mars (Whitehouse, 2004). According to the American Physical Society and many independent scientists, the President's goal overvalues the symbolic significance of landing on Mars at the expense of research that is more immediately beneficial to human society, and a more prudent financial expenditure (APS, 2004). This is a view with which I am inclined to agree.
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Personnel plays a critical role in defining what the most critical priorities are in terms of skill sets as well, defining the hiring strategies going forward. When the product is a service being delivered the hiring decisions is the most critical one there is. Secondary only to training (Norton Pine II, 2009). Finally there is a passion a person must have about what they are doing working for De Mar. The personnel department has to find people with a passion for service if they are going to excel over the long-term as well (Gopalani, Shick, 2011).
Marketing is critically important in that it sets the expectation levels of customers and explains what they will be getting as an experience (Gopalani, Shick, 2011). This is where many services businesses fail as their marketing overcommits and their services department under delivers. De Mar has turned this around and under commits then over-delivers…
Anees Gopalani, & Kevin Shick. (2011). The service-enabled customer experience: a jump-start to competitive advantage. The Journal of Business Strategy, 32(3), 4-12.
David W. Norton, & B. Joseph Pine II. (2009). Unique experiences: disruptive innovations offer customers more "time well spent." Strategy & Leadership, 37(6), 4-9.
"Americans haven't come to grips with having their heart surgery in Thailand," admitted the American CEO of one of the Blue Cross affiliate hospitals abroad, "but that will change" (Einhorn 2008).
What this will also change, undeniably, is the corporate culture of the Blue Cross organization, as it must establish relationships with nations as diverse as Turkey, Thailand, and Ireland. The insurer argues that "foreign hospitals in such arrangements are typically approved by Joint Commission International, part of the same nonprofit organization that accredits American hospitals," but one can only wonder if this is yet another example of how profits are taking a priority over consumer health and comfort at one of the nation's major insurers. Interestingly, at Blue Cross, no doctors 'weighed in' on the issue, only executives were quoted in the BusinessWeek article on the new policy, and the implication was that this was a cost-cutting, managerial decision,…
Downsizing is not merely letting workers go. Downsizing means streamlining organizational processes and reducing the input costs of an enterprise. For example, in today's environment of corporate downsizing, sending jobs oversees to be filled by cheaper workers in developing nations has enabled corporations to cut costs. This form of downsizing maximizes the corporation's ability to use globalization to a cost and strategic advantage by reducing the input costs of labor, land, and the overhead costs of running a facility in the United States. Making use of low-wage Chinese laborers in manufacturing facilities and English-speaking Indian citizens at call centers in offshore locations has become routine. But what about downsizing on the 'demand' side of things? This may sound impossible -- but not for health insurance companies.
Blue Cross & Blue Shield noticed the phenomenon of 'medical tourism,' or individuals going abroad for cheaper medical care, and decided that it was missing out on a potential profit boom. In the future, Blue Cross may begin pressuring its policyholders to travel abroad to nations where medical costs are less expensive. "Getting covered employees to leave the U.S. won't be that hard...An insurance company could waive all deductibles and co-pays, offer to cover travel costs for the patient and family members, even throw in a cash incentive, and still save tens of thousands of dollars," enthused one of its vice-presidents (Einhorn 2008). "Americans haven't come to grips with having their heart surgery in Thailand," admitted the American CEO of one of the Blue Cross affiliate hospitals abroad, "but that will change" (Einhorn 2008).
What this will also change, undeniably, is the corporate culture of the Blue Cross organization, as it must establish relationships with nations as diverse as Turkey, Thailand, and Ireland. The insurer argues that "foreign hospitals in such arrangements are typically approved by Joint Commission International, part of the same nonprofit organization that accredits American hospitals," but one can only wonder if this is yet another example of how profits are taking a priority over consumer health and comfort at one of the nation's major insurers. Interestingly, at Blue Cross, no doctors 'weighed in' on the issue, only executives were quoted in the BusinessWeek article on the new policy, and the implication was that this was a cost-cutting, managerial decision, rather than one rooted in any concern about expanding patient choice or improving care.
The materials that are collected in them are solids from the various gases (which cooled inside these clouds). The gravity from the sun pulled them closer towards each other. This contributed to the formation of the planets and asteroids. ("Summary," 2007) (Williams, 2010)
Once a star is finished developing, is when solar winds will blow rock and debris away from the sun. This forms the Kuiper Belt and Oort Clouds, which is where the smaller debris is collected near the orbit of the outer body planets. These are the remains of the rubble that was used to create the solar system billions of years ago.
However, there is an exception to this pattern. In research that was conducted on distant galaxies, scientists discovered that there are not large outer planets with asteroid belts (i.e. Jupiter). This led to theories that much warmer Jupiter like bodies could exist closer to these…
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The observing vehicle was the Cassini spacecraft that was sent to look at Saturn and its moons. Specifically, these findings relate to Saturn's moon Titan, the only known body (including planets and moons) known to have standing liquid on its surface. Instead of water, Titan's bodies of water are full of hydrocarbons rich with methane and ethane. The study focused on substances apparently floating on the surface of the bodies of liquid on Titan and the study tried to ascertain what those substances were and what caused them to appear or disappear at any given time. The study used a combination of observations from the Cassini craft and some theorization was thrown in based on the telemetry and other results from the Cassini craft. Prior theories had stated that the bodies did not have floating ice. The Cassini crew has an extended chance to view the phenomena given the rather…
Bhanoo, Sindya. "Meteorite Offers 2-Billion-Year-Old Glimpse of Mars - NYTimes.com." The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia. N.p., 3 Jan. 2013. Web. 30 Jan. 2013. .
JPL. "Icing on a Lake." Astrobiology Magazine -- the Origin and Evolution of Life in the Universe . N.p., 10 Jan. 2013. Web. 30 Jan. 2013. .
" This is registered as IC 029. U.S. 046. G & S, under Goods & Services. The mark is the specific words, rendered in stylized form. The first use of this mark was in 2002. The application was filed on February 1, 2002. The mark was registered on March 23, 2004. The owner of the mark is Mars, Inc.
The next trademark is 78977583, "Flavia Fusion." This is registered as IC 011. U.S. 013-021 023-031-034. G & S, under Goods & Services. The mark is the name, in standard characters. The first use of this trademark was in 2005. The application was filed on March 17, 2005 and was registered on November 28, 2006. The owner of the mark is Mars, Inc.
The next trademark is 77246316, "Flavia Creation." This is registered as IC 011. U.S. 013-021 023-031-034., under Goods & Services. The mark is the name, in standard characters.…
Athavaley, Anjali. (2007). Gourmet Coffee Becomes the Latest Office Perk. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved November 14, 2008 at http://www.myflavia.com/Myflavia/en-U.S./discover/pressroom/Wall+Street+Journal.htm
Mars, Inc. (2008). Drinks. Mars, Inc. Retrieved November 14, 2008 at http://www.mars.com/global/Global+Brands/Drinks/Drinks.htm
US Patent and Trademark Office website. Retrieved November 14, 2008 at http://www.uspto.gov
The organic nature of the products that the company offers all seems to have a detrimental effect on profitability. Kudler may have to eliminate certain product offerings. This is particularly true if these products are not selling very well. In addition, the owner of the company may have some success in negotiating a lower price for those products that do sell well. The owner should be careful not to settle for whatever price she is quoted.
Another issue is payroll expense. All companies have problems with getting payroll expenses to a reasonable level. However. Kudler seems to have a problem in being able to pay highly specialized workers at the rate of the market. In addition, when on the specialized workers gets sick or quits it is difficult to find a replacement. Some of this will be remedied when the aforementioned problems are handled because it will create greater cash…
A also consider that a proper legislation should protect the surrogate mother, in order to avoid situations in which her rights would not be respected. Therefore, she should be paid her medical expenses and, as a sort of benefit for her act, she should be granted a free medical insurance and the right to free medical analyses. Moreover, the legislation should stipulate that the surrogate mother should be of the same nationality - American in this case - as the future parents, in order to avoid situations as those which occurred in the Indian women case, who have thought to have been abused, a thing they have accepted because of their poor material status.
All in all, it seems that gestational surrogacy is not among the best surrogacy practice, and this is because of the ethnic, legal and cultural misunderstandings it might generate. In addition, I consider it should be…
Ciccarrelli, John K., and Janice C. Ciccarrelli. "The Legal Aspects of Parental Rights in Assisted." Journal of Social Issues 61 (2005): 127-137. Tufts Library. 17 Mar. 2007.
Baker, Brenda M. "A Case for Permitting Altruistic Surrogacy." Hypatia. Bloomington 11.2 (1996): 34. Alt-Press Watch. Tufts Library. 17 Mar. 2007. http://proquest.umi.com.ezproxy.library.tufts.edu/pqdweb?did=9766076&sid=1&Fmt=3&clien tId=28972&RQT=309&VName=PQD>.
Ciccarrelli, Janice C., and Linda J. Beckman. "Navigating Rough Waters: an Overview of Psychological Aspects of Surrogacy." Journal of Social Issues 61 (2005): 21-43. Tufts Library. 17 Mar. 2007.
Douglas, Carol Anne. "Women as Wombs." Off Our Backs Jan. 1994: 12. Alt-Press Watch. Tufts Library. 17 Mar. 2007, at http://proquest.umi.com.ezproxy.library.tufts.edu/pqdweb?did=592569041&sid=11&Fmt=3&clientId=28972&RQT=309&VName=PQD .
From research learned, identify (3) marketing environment forces impact Snickers. Mars Chocolate. Describe force analyze & impact product/service. Explore strategies overcome threats capitalize opportunities
Snickers: Market forces
Concerns about obesity
The escalating global obesity epidemic has caused great concern about too much consumption of 'junk' food. Snickers traditionally advertised itself along the lines of many energy bars, as a treat that 'really satisfied' the consumer by offering a portable, quick source of energy. However, now there are many popular energy bars that offer nutritional bars with higher levels of protein and lower levels of carbohydrates than a candy bar. The trend towards eating healthier has also caused an explosion of portable snacks such as cut-up packaged fruits, individually-sized hummus, and other snack foods with higher levels of nutrition than Snickers bars.
Candy is being banned in many schools -- from school vending machines and even from Halloween and Valentine's…
Candy review. (2011). Crank Revolution. Retrieved:
Mars puts Snickers bars on a diet. (2012).CNN Retrieved:
Global warming has been an issue of debate for decades, however, today there seems to be more evidence pointing to its reality. Type in "global warming" on Google search engine and access to more than fifteen million web sites will appear. One such web site is "Natural Resource Defense Council" at http://www.nrdc.org/globalarming/default.asp, which contains a wealth of information concerning global warming (Global pp). Those who believe in global warming assert that higher temperatures will produce dangerous consequences such as drought, disease, floods, and lost ecosystems (Global pp). According to the theory, carbon dioxide and other air pollution from sources such as coal-burning power plants and automobiles, collects in the atmosphere and creates a "thickening blanket" that traps the sun's heat and causes the planet's temperature to increase (Global pp). Over the past fifty years the average global temperature has increased at the fastest rate in recorded history and scientists predict…
Life on Mars.
Science and Nature: Space.
computers in space science. Specifically, it will look at the roles computers have in current space technology and how they have effected the lives of everyone in the world. Without computer technology, space science would be confined to the ground, and man's imagination. efore large-scale computing was developed, the technologies necessary to design, build, and maintain a space program simply did not exist. Computers have made it possible to explore the moon, stars, and beyond.
Computers in Space Science
Computers play an integral role in the science of space, and without them most of modern space exploration would not be possible. As the NASA report, "Computers at NASA" states, "Since the 1950's, the computer has been the main tool that has enabled scientists and engineers to visualize the next frontier and then make it a reality" (NASA). NASA employs literally thousands of computers throughout the world to monitor, design, and…
Author not Available. "Computers at NASA." NASA. 1994. 29 Oct. 2003. http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/news/factsheets/computers.pdf
Barber, Jennifer Lauren. "Close Encounters on Your Desktop." Bright Magazine. 2001. 29 Oct. 2003. http://journalism.medill.northwestern.edu/journalism/magazine/bright/brightlite/peer4.html.
Dubinski, John. "Cosmology." Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics. 26 June 1997. 29 Oct. 2003. http://www.cita.utoronto.ca/webpages/CITA/annrep96/node20.html
Editors. "Hubble's Computers and Automation." HubbleSite. 2003. 29 Oct. 2003. http://hubble.stsci.edu/sci.d.tech/nuts_.and._bolts/spacecraft_systems/#comp
Chesla, pp. 1). Even though Hispanics have had to adapt to the American landscape if they wanted to thrive in the U.S., Hispanic communities have done a great job at keeping their customs and traditions.
One can actually say that Cisneros put a lot of her real life experiences into the character of Esperanza. The author has always felt that the men around her have attempted to impose themselves, pressing her to assume a typical female role. This is seen in "The Family of Little Feet" in several instances. Mr. Benny threatens the girls that he'll call the police if they don't leave. Also, he says that it is dangerous for them to be walking around with high-heeled shoes. It is obvious that Cisneros had had trouble developing in a community where women were not necessarily considered equal to men. Certain men have even went as far as comparing women…
1. Chesla, Elizabeth L. Sandra Cisneros' The house on Mango Street. Research & Education Assoc., 1996.
2. "Sandra Cisneros." Gale Literary Databases. 2003. http://184.108.40.206:2071/servlet/GLD/hits?r=d&origSearch=true&o=DataType&n=10&l=d&c=1&locID=txshracd2501&secondary=false&u=CA&t=KW&s=2&NA=sandra+cisneros . 29 Mar. 2010.
3. "Sandra Cisneros (1954-)." Short Story Criticism. Ed. Anna Sheets. Vol. 32. Detroit: Gale, 1999. 1-53. Literature Criticism Online. Gale. Del Mar College. 27 March 2010
"Sandra Cisneros." Gale Literary Databases. 2003. http://220.127.116.11:2071/servlet/GLD/hits?r=d&origSearch=true&o=DataType&n=10&l=d&c=1&locID=txshracd2501&secondary=false&u=CA&t=KW&s=2&NA=sandra+cisneros . 29 Mar. 2010.
"Once every 248 Earth years, Pluto swings inside the orbit of Neptune. It stays there for twenty years. During those twenty years, Pluto is closer to the Sun than Neptune. During this period of time, like the other eight planets, Pluto's atmosphere undergoes a fundamental change in character, briefly developing an atmosphere. As methane and nitrogen frozen at the poles thaw. As it moves toward its farthest point from the Sun, Pluto's atmosphere freezes and falls back to the ground" (Dejoie & Truelove 2008).
These eccentricities further suggested that Pluto was really much more "like a new group of objects found in the outer solar system," called dwarf planets and not worthy of the status of the other eight (Inman, 2008, p.2). Still, many astronomers argued in favor of a more inclusive definition that would still retain Pluto's status as a planet. In fact, one radical proposal: "would have made…
Britt, Robert Roy. "What is a planet>" Space.com. 2 Nov 2000. August 2, 2008. http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/solarsystem/planet_confusion_001101-2.html
Britt, Robert Roy. "Scientists decide Pluto's no longer a planet." MSNBC.com. August 24, 2006.
August 2, 2008. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14489259/
Cain, Fraser. "Why is Pluto not a planet>" Universe Today. April 10, 2008. August 1, 2008. http://www.universetoday.com/2008/04/10/why-pluto-is-no-longer-a-planet/
Botticelli's Mythological Paintings
The paintings done by different artists exemplify the influences that they have had throughout their life. The style and topics chosen for the artwork are two of the major elements of any painting. In Sandro Botticelli's work, the topics chosen for the painting are that he was influenced by the Renaissance Neoplatonism, coupled by the Medici Humanism all presented in his work in various ways.
Sandro Botticelli one of the great Italian masters of art demonstrated a preference for spirituality in his scenic patterns and portraits that were a reaction against the conceptual realism of Masaccio. His reaction was to introduce the elements of Gothic art which were shown through sentiment, passion, ornamental styles that used myths of the past creating allegory's and symbolic images, later combined with the Medici humanism. The Medici family, were the Renaissance patrons of Florentine art who changed the era of art…
Conclusion: Botticelli's art in the painting Mars and Venus thus suggests a love and influence of the gothic art which was used to reveal the symbolic myths of the past in order to revive sentiment and passion in an era of changing society.
Cheney, Liana De Girolami Quattrocento Neoplatonism and Medici Humanism in Botticelli's Mythological Paintings University Press of America, 1985 www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/mythology/WINDOWS_MAIN_FILE/TCC97_small.html&edu=high"
Throughout the course of human history, the idea of traveling into space has been something that has captured the imagination. This is because it is offering everyone with an avenue for seeing new worlds and learning about the universe. The result is that a number of missions are being planned for going back to the moon and eventually Mars.
To reach these objectives, a series of space vehicles are under development. This is to address the desire to explore the unknown and ensure that astronauts can return safely to Earth. At the same time, many craft are utilizing robotic technology. This improves the ability of scientists to understand what is happening and the impact it having on stakeholders.
In the case of space tourism, these changes will encourage more firms and governmental organizations to become involved. This is because the costs for conducting these missions can be reduced.…
Czysz, P. (2009). Future of Spacecraft Propulsion Systems. New York, NY: Springer.
Doddy, D. (2013). Deep Spacecraft. New York, NY: Springer.
Wang, W. (2011). Near Space Remote Sensing. New York, NY: Springer.
The last major x-ray flare occurred in 2003 ("O'Dell). Most of the energy from an x-ray flare is absorbed by the earth's ionosphere ("O'Dell). Thus, a CME can be far more dangerous for human societies than an x-ray flare.
The first and most subtle observable phenomenon signaling an upcoming solar storm are known as coronal loops, which are "kinks in the magnetic flux form" forced to the surface of the sun due to a buildup of magnetic energy (O'Dell). Dark spots on the sun's surface then appear, usually in the "footprint" of the coronal loops ("O'Dell). The dark spots visibly signal the buildup of magnetism. NASA describes the phenomenon of solar flares as occurring in three stages: a precursor stage, an impulsive stage, and a decay stage. During the precursor stage, the release of magnetic energy is only triggered and leads to "soft x-ray emissions," ("What is a Solar Flare?").…
Hadhazy, Adam. "A Scary 13th: 20 Years Ago, Earth Was Blasted with a Massive Plume of Solar Plasma." Scientific American. Mar 13, 2009. Retrieved Mar 20, 2009 at http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=geomagnetic-storm-march-13-1989-extreme-space-weather
O'Neill, Ian. "2012: No Killer Solar Flare." Universe Today. June 21, 2008. Retrieved Mar 20, 2009 at http://www.universetoday.com/2008/06/21/2012-no-killer-solar-flare/
What is a Solar Flare?" Retrieved Mar 20, 2009 at http://hesperia.gsfc.nasa.gov/sftheory/flare.htm
For any organization, the way they communicate to the audience will determine their influence on a host of issues. In the case of Amnesty International, the human rights group is dealing with a conflict of interest by having a former Guantanamo detainee (Moazzam Begg) working with them. This is troubling, because the radical Islamist views that Begg will frequently discuss are in direct conflict with the ideals of the group (i.e. human rights and equality). ("Amnesty International") To fully understand how this is taking place requires looking at the organization's web site. This will be accomplished by studying: their audience, the purpose, the context and visual cues of the typography. Together, these different elements will support the thesis statement of how the viewer is impacted by what they see and read.
The audience that the Amnesty International is trying to reach out to is individuals who…
"Amnesty International." Washington Examiner, 2012. Web. 28 Mar. 2012
"Amnesty International." Amnesty International, 2012. Web. 28 Mar. 2012
"How You Can Help." Amnesty International, 2012. Web. 28 Mar. 2012
"Maldives must investigate sexual harassment of detained women protesters." Amnesty International, 2012. Web. 28 Mar. 2012
Tuition Assistance Cutback esponse
Military Tuition Assistance Cut: A Personal esponse
An effort to kill the Tuition Assistance program in 2011 sparked off a furor in the lines, and the remunerations were swiftly restored. This time though, there has been almost no outcry; with Navy carrier groups not capable to install because of a lack of money -- and the services dropping their ranks by in excess of 250,00p recruits, it's not easy to justify a $600 million expense for off-duty learning. However, in the past week we are not starting to see a lot of protests both online and offline.
This specific cut is extremely short-sighted. In fact, Tuition Assistance delivers outstanding defense fund value, compared to other military education curriculums. With service members attending classes while in uniform (characteristically online, during their off-duty times), the military payback from the information and expertise they achieve. Many recruits have reported…
Patton, Mark; Svan Jennifer H. And Robson, Seth. Military students left scrambling after services halt tuition assistance programs. Stars and Stripes. April 5, 2013.
Sisk, Richard. Marines Halt Tuition Assistance Program. Military.com Mar 05, 2013
Gore, Leada. Air Force, Coast Guard are latest service branches to end Tuition Assistance Programs. Alabama. March 12, 2013
Gura, David. Military tuition cuts: A tangible sequester impact. Marketplace. March 11, 2013
Legend' is a sci-fi thriller about a New York scientist who is abandoned in Manhattan in the year 2012. This one hour 40 minutes movie stars Will Smith and Alice Braga with Francis Lawrence as its director the movie is rated at PG-13 for violence. The movie offers a stunning view of how the city as the world knows it today, might look in 2012 if in the event it were abandoned in 2009.
Going back in trivia, this is the third adaption of the ichard Matheson's 1954 novel, originally in the film it was vampires instead of zombies. Such movies are always inspired by our fears and hence hold special interest, especially if it's a scientist abandoned in New York struggling to survive a virus that turns humans into flesh-eating mechanical looking zombies.
If we go through its adaptations, the first time the novel was turned into a movie…
Ebert, Roger. Rev. Of I am Legend, Dir. Francis Lawrence Chicago Sun-Times. (14 Dec 2007. Web. 21 Mar. 2011)
Jack Matthews. Rev. Of I am Legend, Dir. Francis Lawrence. New York Daily News. (14 Dec 2007. Web. 21 Mar. 2011)
David Hughes. "Legend of the Fall: Will Ridley Scott's I Am Legend Rise From The Dead." The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies Never Made. Chicago Review Press. 2002.
Lewis Beale. "A variation on vampire lore that won't die." The New York Times. 2007.
Songs for win ower
For the United States, the events of September 11, 2001, and the post-9/11 developments arc full of historical drama. In he 9/11 Commission Report, the summary of the drama is stark: 'On September 11, the nation suffered the largest loss of life-2,973-- on its soil as a result of hostile attack in its history.' his description is usually accompanied by countless stories and mini- histories involving persons, families, workers. Citizens of the U.S. And of other nations too, near and far from New York and Washington, DC, found their comings and goings full of new meaning.
Union Square had become a public site for families and friends of the dead, grieving their losses or seeking the missing by posting photos, laments, poems, prayers. hey also scrawled their epithets of rage. he unity of work and remembrance, forged amid unfolding trauma, reminded me of the families of…
The late King of Pop also contributed to this catalog of songs we are reviewing today.
What More Can I Give was originally written to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula and the never-ending war-like crisis there. But the sudden intrusion of terror on September 11th threw a wrench at the project. Plans were quickly arranged for the urgent. On October 21st, 2001 Michael hosted United We Stand: What More Can I Give.
The benefit concert included the performance of "What More Can I Give." A song exclusively written and produced by Michael Jackson. And so he invited a total of 35 artists for an all-star tribute. Tom Petty, Carlos Santana, N'SYNC, were among many who attended. Including Ricky Martin, Celine Dion, Beyonce Knowles, Usher, Maria Carey, The Hanson's, and fragments of The Backstreet Boys, and Boyz to Men.
Non-Profit and for-Profit Ethical and Liability Issues
This paper examines the ethical and liability issues that non-profit corporations and for-profit businesses face, and compares them.
Non-Profit Corporations and For-Profit Business: Comparison of the Ethical and Liability Issues that are Faced by Both There have been a lot of scandals lately regarding large for-profit businesses. These scandals stem from both ethical and legal issues. Many of these scandals have resulted in lawsuits and even criminal proceedings against those who have been involved with them. The true extent of corporate liability is just beginning to be seen in our society. We are watching the large corporations of this country ever more closely now, in order to make sure that they are acting in an ethical manner. The corporations, for their part, are being extra careful in their actions and words, fully aware of the liability that they are under should anything they…
WHEN MANAGED CARE FAILS TO CARE:[METRO Edition] (Jan 8, 2000).
Roanoke Times & World News p. A9 Roanoke Retrieved October 6, 2003, from ProQuest database. (Accession no.:47787202).
However, journalist Joe Wright did not look away from Nathanial Ayers, a homeless musician who had once been a prodigy but eventually developed schizophrenia. Although schizophrenia runs in families, external social stresses can precipitate its outbreak in a vulnerable individual. This can be seen in the case of Ayers, who was an African-American cellist. He had come from a family where classical music was seldom heard or played. Being thrust into an all-white world where he was expected to succeed was too much for the vulnerable Ayers. He felt he had the fate of his race hanging above him, dropped out of Julliard, and soon was living on the streets.
Wright takes an interest in Ayers after he hears the homeless musician playing Beethoven on a two-stringed violin. Despite his many years living on the streets, Ayers clearly has a need to produce music: music grounds him and helps silence…
If you had done this significantly too early or too late, what kind of error would there have been your shadow length?
The shadow length would have a bigger value as sun's angle would have been smaller.
If you had done this significantly too early or too late, what kind of error would there have been your circumference value?
Such measurement would have given smaller sun angle value for the location, which would have been resulted in greater value of angle ?. In calculations greater value of ? wouls result in smaller value of estimated radius since its inversely proportional to angle ?.
4) Could astronauts on the Moon or Mars use this technique to determine the circumference of those objects?
Yes., such technique can be used to any astronomic…
"The second line comprised the two battalions of Foot Guards, the Light Infantry, and the Grenadiers… Tarleton's Light Dragoons formed the final reserve." ("The Battle of Guilford Courthouse 1781.")
ithout much of a choice, due to the terrain, Cornwallis was forced to make his attack head-on, straight at the center of the American line. hile suffering major casualties, the British, stopped on the flanks, were able to break the center of the Americans' first line and continued to advance toward the second. The Americans of the second line inflicted even greater casualties on the British before they too were forced to retreat in the face of the British onslaught. As they British destroyed the second American line, they then encountered rough terrain on their way to the third American line. It was in this rough terrain that the flanks of the American third line attacked the advancing British; forcing the…
"Babits, Lawrence Edward, and Joshua Howard. Long, obstinate, and bloody: the Battle
of Guilford Courthouse. The University of North Carolina Press, 2009. Print.
"The Battle of Guilford Courthouse 1781." British Battles. Web. 06 Mar. 2012.
Successful and Effective Personal and Team Development
The objective of this work is to write a critical reflection of the personal development and growth of the writers with the oyal Air Force with a view to broadening the knowledge and skills of the writer to be a more effective manager by undertaking a personal SWOT analysis. Accepted Learning Styles Theories should be used to explain how the writer will apply that knowledge to maximize the strengths and opportunities and minimize weaknesses and threats to future self-development. Useful tools that have been suggested are learning styles 'lens' workshop materials and cognitive learning style.
This assignment intends to critically reflect on the personal development and growth over the course of the 15 years of service with the oyal Air Force of this writer. This work will examine both the extent and depth of the skills acquired by the writer of this work…
Roehler, Yvonee (2006) Gain competitive advantage. Increase profitability. Make great decisions. Do it now. Ask me how. Roehler's Solutions. Retrieved from: http://score-tvc.org/FAQ/Internal%20Communication%20Strategy.pdf
Kaplan, Robert S. And Norton, David P. (2001) The Strategy-Focused Organization. Concentrated Knowledge ™ for the Busy Executive • www.summary.com Vol. 23, No. 1(3 parts) Part 1, January 2001 • Order # 23-01. Retrieved from http://www.businesstraining.com.mx/egaii/docs/The%20Strategy%20Focused%20Organization.pdf
Environmental Management Roundtable, Focusing on Performance Evaluation and External Communications (2000) ECOLOGIA Position Paper. Stockholm, June 14, 2000. Retrieved from: http://www.ecologia.org/ems/iso14000/standards/extcomm.html
BNET Business Directory (2010) External Communication. Retrieved from: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_definition_of_external_communication
eptember 11 and the New Emerging International Order America and Europe in the New World Order
This is a paper that outlines the international order in American and Europe in the formation of New World Order. It has 11 sources.
As the War in Iraq takes place, and people hope for a quick end to all conflicts around them there is deep thought continuously being given to the emergence of a new world order. People aren't really sure in which direction military conflicts are going to talk them. Most people are afraid, and they are rightly so, because presently nothing is certain at all.
IT seems on one hand there is a dominant American nationalist move to take control gradually of all the weaker countries that it might be able to exploit. On the other hand it is hardly seems likely that Europe would stand by and watch the Americans…
Mcguire, Stryker. And Meyer, Michael. Is This the New World Order? Newsweek International. 2003. http://stacks.msnbc.com/news/882701.asp?cp1=1
The North Atlantic Treaty, 2002 http://www.nato.int/welcome/home.htm#
Kant, Immanuel. Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch. 1795 http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/kant/kant1.htm
Power and Weakness by Robert Kagan: http://www.policyreview.org/JUN02/kagan.html
The main driver for this change was external, to enhance not only the competitive differentiation of the company, but also its image in the public eye.
Whereas GM divided its sales and marketing divisions, Microsoft's change focused on combining separate divisions: Global Agencies and Global Accounts. The former focused on top ad agencies, while to latter focused on top clients. For this combination, a new vice president was also appointing to report directly to the top executive. The Global Agencies leading executive was placed in charge of the global marketing team in a more integrated role.
One of the main differences between Microsoft and GM is that the latter focused more on working directly with clients, mainly because of the type of product and sales activity required for the company. Vehicle sales requires direct and intensive contact between a sales executive and client. Hence, greater focus was required to optimize…
Thus, each counselor in training was exposed to identical client situations and cues. Their behavior and general strategy in reacting to those cues was then what was measured through quantitative analysis. Perceived rapport was then measured by the trained client replicate with a measurable scale of one to five. Such data was recorded with an electronic device which reported levels of rapport minute by minute during the context of the session. Out of the total fifty nine interviews, 2773 minutes were highlighted for analysis. The data collected from this time duration of interviews was then statistically analyzed using MANOVA based on the number of variables within counselor behavior that can affect the rapport with the client. This method effectively provided study designers with a reliable and measurable way to assess therapist behaviors and their effectiveness in building rapport.
What did the research claim to show?
Based on the data analysis,…
Christopher F. Sharpley, Emma Fairnie, E Tabary-Collins, Rebecca Bates, Priscilla Lee. Counseling Psychology Quarterly. Abingdon: Mar 2000. Vol. 13, Is. 1; pg. 99, 18 pages
Again, this is ultimately false. It is evident in the article written by Wolf (2001) that focusing on one option is not effective. Both centers utilized all of the option choices that they were given. This in turn afforded an opportunity to insure that the best choices were being made. The main premise is stated plainly as, cheaper is not always better, always consider all of your options; no particular method is a great fit for every company or organization. In addition, input is always important at every level. Lastly, community involvement is always a key to success when trying to develop an initiative in ones community. (Brockhoff, Chakrabarti, & Kirchgeorg, 1999) Environmental concerns have become an extremely important issue in today's corporations, businesses, etc. It has been stated that environmental factors do play a role in most decision-making strategies, as indicated in Wolf (2001), where both hospitals utilized their…
Brockhoff, K., Chakrabarti, a.K., & Kirchgeorg, M. (1999, Jul/Aug). Corporate strategies in environmental management. Research Technology Management, 42(4), pp. 26-30.
Eisenhardt, K.M. (1992, Sep/Oct). Speed and Strategic Choice: Accelerating Decision-Making. Planning Review, 20(5), pp.30-33.
Wolf, E.J. (2001, Mar/Apr). Providing culturally appropriate care: A tale of two hospitals. Healthcare Executive, 16(2), pp. 12 -17.
It was also good in that it allowed the success oriented manager to expand upon the manager's role.
The manager's role, as stated by Kim, is not necessarily to raise prices, but rather to focus on the big picture. If the manager is successful in that, the manager can also be the person who will create new demand for the product. Kim is all about creating new product, which will create new demand.
Kim left out a couple of interesting, and potentially conflicting items that he could have covered, and quite easily. Chan skipped the fact that (currently) technology is so great and information so instantaneously available that the experts who tout different methods of being successful, could ultimately end up imitating Kim's methods.
That is what is ironic about Kim's approach; that if he is successful at assisting companies in achieving success, he will probably be emulated, which is…
Swimming Against the Tide (2006) Times of India Mumbai, Mar 13, 2006, Business Times, pp 19-21
gathered: 1. The reading selection Barber -Benjamin Barber, "Jihad . McWorld," The Atlantic (Mar. 1992) http://www.theatlantic./magazine/archive/1992/03/jihad -- mcworld/3882 / 2.
The significance of coffee as a commodity
The globalization has produced in time some of the most interesting changes in the economy of the world. In the 16th, and 17h centuries, the trade with Indian spices or exotic condiments was seen as one of the most important aspects of trade in the world. Conquest wars have been fought for the control of these regions. In today's world, the market has become more specialized from the point-of-view of the commodities it nurtures. In this sense, coffee has become a true commodity in the sense of the globalized world.
The issue of globalization is by no means a new element for the study of international relations and that of international trade. It can be said that even the ancient omans and Greeks…
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Fournier describes consumers as having relationships with different brands. hat Fournier means by this is that for any given brand, consumers ascribe to that brand a distinct set of attributes. This allows them to form a relationship with the brand that is independent of any particular product. This relationship is not necessarily one-dimensional, either. The brand has no feelings, but it can communicate to the consumer through the products associated with that brand and through the marketing messages that are associated with that brand by the consumer.
The category is canned foods. The products chosen are Spam and Heinz Baked Beans. I believe that consumers do have relationships with both of these brands. They are iconic brands in their categories. Consumers are exposed to both of these products at an early age, and may have an emotional attachment based on childhood nostalgia. For others, the product still resonates…
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This allows for greater levels of planning and cooperation, and fills in the information gap that currently exists between the factory floor and the rest of the supply chain.
Lexmark provides an example of waste. Recently, the company found itself with more than $1 million in scrap from one lot. Engineers had insufficient information to isolate and fix the problem, so were instead relegated to crisis control. With more accurate data from each step of the operation, the engineers could have been more involved in the process and made improvements along the way before it became a large-scale crisis.
Through web-based business applications, engineers can now examine a defective printer cartridge and then use a thin client to put a hold on the entire batch if necessary, regardless of its physical location (anywhere in the world)
In conclusion, it is apparent that e-business is making its mark on the business…
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Men's Expectations in a Relationship
Men Need Acceptance
Men want to be accepted by their partner. Gray notes that when a woman tries to nurture and help her partner, he feels like he is being controlled and like he is not accepted for who he is.
Men Need to be Needed
Gray says that "not to be needed is a slow death for a man" (Gray 73). A man needs to feel like he is needed and like he is making a difference to his partner.
Men Need Space
Men need the space to deal with problems on their own. If a woman tries to help too much, a man can begin to feel smothered.
Men Need Independence
Gray notes that when a man achieves intimacy, he feels a need to be independent and to achieve autonomy. A man will pull away from the relationship to achieve this, but will…
Gray, J. Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. New York: Harper Perennial, 2004.
The general method requires developing reliable, valid questionnaires, collecting data from all personnel, analyzing it for trends, and feeding the results back to everyone for action planning
Overcoming esistance to Change
There is a formula, which we can use to decide if an organization is ready for change:
Dissatisfaction x Vision x First Steps > esistance to Change
This means that three components must all be present to overcome the resistance to change in an organization: Dissatisfaction with the present situation, a vision of what is possible in the future, and achievable first steps towards reaching this vision. If any of the three is zero or near zero, the product will also be zero or near zero and the resistance to change will dominate.
Leadership Plan Matrix ror Development of a Hybrid Course
study current state* ask questions* market the idea* develop "buy-in" ask for hybrid…
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Barrier island beaches generally develop where:
a The coast is composed of hard rock b the nearby land has a rugged topography of hills and mountains c the sea floor deepens rapidly offshore d The sea floor remains shallow for a long distance offshore
During storms in winter:
a There is a higher percentage of fine-grained sand on beaches
b More erosion occurs in bays than on headlands
c Beaches are eroded d Beaches are built up e Offshore sand bars are destroyed
Along the Midocean ridge
a earthquakes occur b sea floor spreading occurs c volcanism occurs d all the above occur
Where would you find examples of barrier island coasts?
c British Columbia and Alaska
d Texas and the Gulf Coast
Which of the following boundaries characterize the San Andreas Fault?
d None of the…
Chile, officially known as epublic of Chile, is a South American country with Peru, Bolivia Argentina as its neighboring countries. The Pacific Ocean borders it on the west and south. Santiago is both its capital and the largest city. The country is primarily urban as 1/3 of the total population inhabits the areas in and around Santiago and Vina Del Mar. Almost ninety percent of the Chileans are oman Catholics whereas Spanish is the official language of the country ("Chile," 2012). This country in South America has a landscape filled with "dry deserts, snow-capped mountains, sandy beaches, and thick temperate rain forests" (au, 2007).
The climate in the country is as varied as its natural features. Aside from the apparently intense climatic conditions in some parts, the country enjoys a comfy and moderate climate ("Chile").
The southern part of the Chilean region was controlled by the Araucanians long before…
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social media by business, using the Best Buy case as an example. The benefits of social media in the business context are explained, as are the downsides. There are also recommendations with respect to the use of social media by a law firm, and in this case it is recommended that the law firm should not engage in social media. Compared with a retailer -- especially one with a connection to technology -- there is less upside for a law firm and more downside risk. Understanding the benefits of social media as well as the business context is essential to developing an effective social media plan.
Best Buy has successfully embraced social media, something that fits with its brand image, but also something that has helped to enhance its business. This report will outline the principles of successful social media usage, the value that social media has to business, and…
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Managing People. Module 5 Managing developing teams Module 6 Managing Performance. Develop a -page scenario a work team familiar. Describe work team organisational context operates. Include appendix.
Managing and developing teams and managing for performance when creating a new corporate software training manual
The Bruce Tuckman model of team development
Managing and developing teams and managing for performance when creating a new corporate software training manual
In my past place of employment (which will be known as company X), the members of the IT staff and members of other departments were forced to collaborate on a joint effort to create a corporate manual to explain the company's new computer operating system to all employees. Proper safety Internet 'hygiene;' dealing with the operating system on a daily basis, and orienting workers to the various new applications were all to be described. In other words, effective communication was…
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Gender and Sex: Blurred Lines or Clear Boundaries?
One of the hottest songs of summer 2013 was a song by Robin Thicke called "Blurred Lines." The song gained popularity because of its catchy tune, and many people who found themselves dancing along to the song found themselves surprised by the lyrics when they actually listened to the song. In fact, the lyrics to the song were sufficiently suggestive that discussions about whether they were a symbol of rape culture became almost as popular as the song itself. The lyrics were not helped by the video for the song, which featured Thicke, two guest artists, and three scantily clad models in situations that could only be described as bizarre, leading to allegations that the video marginalized its female performers. Adding fuel to this fire was a performance by Thicke featuring Miley Cyrus, in which they seemingly referenced the video and Miley…
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young, most of us do not think about making a conscious decision to die. e look forward to years of long and healthy life, and if death ever seems appealing it is as an antidote to depression. It does not often, if ever, occur to us that there will be a time when we look forward to the "good death" promised by euthanasia.
But it is inevitable that for many of us there will come a time in our lives when suicide may indeed seem appealing because we are fighting a losing battle against a certainly fatal disease that fills our remaining days with pain and despair. In such a position many of us may wish to have our doctors help us die by prescribing for us drugs that when we ourselves take them will prove to be fatal. Or we may wish that other people should have this option…
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