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After the warranty has expired, customers are encouraged to address their requests to the repair service within the company.
d. Pricing Strategies
In order to adopt the most appropriate pricing strategy, Sabertooth took into consideration the comparative advantages that differentiate their products from the competitors' products, the costs that needed to be covered, the profits that have to be registered and also the need to set an affordable price for the future clientele. In order to meet all these demands, the price has to be established based on a combination of three pricing strategies: Competitive Pricing, Cost Plus Mark-Up and the undling and Quantity Discounts.
The first strategy to implement regarding pricing is the Competitive Pricing. This strategy is used so that Sabertooth does not promote a considerably higher price than Charon Tires Inc. And Course Tire Ltd. And in order to insure the tires' competitiveness on the market.
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This is an industry analysis of the tire manufacturing industry. It has sources.
The Industry's dominant economic features
Porters Five Forces
-- the rivalry amoung competiting sellers in the industry
the potential entry of new competitors
-Wining customers over their own substitute products
Supplier-seller collaboration and bargaining
-Seller-buyer collaboration and bargaining
Drivers of change in the industry
Companies in the Strongest/Weakest Positions
Key Success Factors for Competitive Success
The tire manufacturing industry is one of the most diversified and competitive industry in the U.S. Categorized by oligopoly business environment, the industry is a hub for mature key players like Goodyear, Michelin, Firestone, Bridgestone and Sears etc. New entrants find it hard to enter the industry because of the following characteristic business environment.
The Industry's dominant economic features
The tire industry is perhaps one of the most regulated industries. Although it is categorized by a few major…
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That is not the case with Tire City, as the company has only 19% of its capital structure in long-term debt and its debt/equity ratio is 0.39. Solvency is important because I need to know that in the short-term, the company can make its payments. Tire City has over $1 million in cash, has a strong current ratio and a low level of current maturities ($125,000).
Given that the current financial position is strong, the third thing I want to know is that the company is expected to maintain a strong financial position going forward. For this I note that sales are increasing, the net profit margin is stable, and the expansion of the business in terms of assets, retained earnings, sales and profits has been stable over the past five years, it appears that the company is positioned to continue with this growth over the coming years as well.…
As a lender, I would lend money to Tire City. There are three things I am looking for as a lender in this situation. The first is liquidity, the second is solvency and the third is growth. Liquidity is important because I would not want to lend to a company that was already highly leveraged. That is not the case with Tire City, as the company has only 19% of its capital structure in long-term debt and its debt/equity ratio is 0.39. Solvency is important because I need to know that in the short-term, the company can make its payments. Tire City has over $1 million in cash, has a strong current ratio and a low level of current maturities ($125,000).
Given that the current financial position is strong, the third thing I want to know is that the company is expected to maintain a strong financial position going forward. For this I note that sales are increasing, the net profit margin is stable, and the expansion of the business in terms of assets, retained earnings, sales and profits has been stable over the past five years, it appears that the company is positioned to continue with this growth over the coming years as well. Note that the covenants were met as of fiscal 1996, and are met easily in fiscal 1997. The company might be required to lower its inventory temporarily going forward, but cash was not included in the net working capital calculation and if we include it, then the covenant should easily met. Also encouraging is the evidence in the inventory and asset turnover ratios that Tire City is tightening its cash conversion ratio steadily, as this indicates not only improved efficiency but also that the company will have more cash available with which to make payments. I see little reason to believe that Tire City would have any difficulty at all making repayments, and I see a lot of reasons why lending them money would be a good investment.
Forensic and DNA (Tire Impression)
Sometimes we fail to be conscious that every movement we make whether in a vehicle or on foot definitely leaves behind some kind of impression. Like the screeching off in a gateway car leaves tire tread marks. The tire impressions left can be subjected to forensic to determine the type of car which entered the place of crime.
Generally impression evidence will occur when a material or object takes on the form of another object especially in terms of direct physical contact. In a trial jury or a judge can consider any type of impression to act as evidence. Upon collection of the evidence by investigators then these impressions are used to find legitimate matches.
Tire impression can be left on within sand, snow, dirt, or mud sometimes on a victim where there is a crime scene. Such tire impressions are majorly collected…
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Tired of Strategic Planning? Many Companies Get Little Value from Their Annual Strategic-Planning Process. It Should Be edesigned to Support eal-Time Strategy Making and to Encourage 'Creative Accidents'" by Eric D. Beinhocker and Sarah Kaplan, The McKinsey Quarterly, 2002
Definition of the business research and its purpose. Effective strategic planning has been cited as an absolute must for virtually all types of businesses today. Top executives have generally agreed that conducting strategic planning is one of the most important parts of their jobs (Beinhocker & Kaplan, 2002). As a result, most companies tend to invest a significant amount of time, effort and resources in a formal, annual strategic-planning process that typically ends with a series of business unit and corporate strategy reviews with the CEO and the top management team. However, the unfortunate reality for many companies is that not many executives are convinced that this time-consuming and expensive process…
Beinhocker, E.D. & Kaplan, S. (2002). Tired of Strategic Planning? Many Companies Get
Little Value from Their Annual Strategic-Planning Process. It Should Be Redesigned to Support Real-Time Strategy Making and to Encourage 'Creative Accidents'. The
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Tired, nor So Poor in Faith:
Jewish and Italian Immigration in Early 20th Century America
According to Nancy Foner's work, From Ellis Island to JFK: New York's Two Great aves of Immigration, "Emma Lazarus was wrong." The author of the famous poem emblazoned at the foot of the Statue of Liberty, Foner states, was inaccurate in her portrayal of immigrants to America as tired and huddled masses, simply yearning to breathe free. (Foner, Chapter 1) Instead, the "reasons why millions have left their homelands to come to America are complex and multifaceted. It has always been too simple to see immigration to this country as a quest for liberty and freedom." The quest for stability and community has proved equally important throughout the nation's history.
Foner points out that the majority of immigrants today come to the United States not by boat, but by airplane. "The extraordinary ethnic diversity of…
Diner, Hasia. Lower East Side Memories: A Jewish Place in America. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000.
From Ellis Island to JFK: New York's Two Great Waves of Immigration. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002
Orsi, Robert. The Madonna of 115th Street: Faith and Community in Italian Harlem, 1880-1950. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.
The ability for a company to align its overall business strategy with all other aspects and operations within the functions of a corporate organization is the underlying challenge for leaders to overcome. The cohesiveness of an organization is reflected in its ability to seamless intertwine complex and delicate parts and pieces together to form a competent force that is designed to compete in tough and competitive markets. All business strategy should eventually examine its ability to create a competitive advantage within that industry by being efficient, economic and most importantly extremely effective.
The purpose of this essay is to examine the Bridgestone North America company for its demonstration of the synthesis between supply chain management and business management. This examination will investigate several key aspects about this company that explicitly show how change and improvement may be a directly resulted from a modification and alignment between these aspects…
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As such, redesigning the logistics network to incorporate a more efficient strategy would provide Fireside Tire Organization with a greater competitive edge based on reduced cost of operation.
South Carolina authorities are very proactive and progressive in regards to working with companies to strengthen the logistics industry in their state. Working with authorities can increase the competitiveness of Fireside Tires as it situates itself in a new location. Moreover, adjustments in the logistics strategy can help reduce cost of operations for the organization. When any organization uses a logistics strategy that is not the most effective, they are losing out by leaking funds that could be saved using a more efficient logistics strategy. Here, the research suggests that "a reevaluation of logistics network and the functioning of the overall supply chain can frequently help to uncover new sources of such savings" (Gibson & Novack, 2013, p 525). As such, it…
Gibson, Brian J. & Novack, Robert a. (2013). Cengage Learning.
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The United Steelworkers struck over the proposed closing, and the strike dragged on for several weeks before being settled, causing problems throughout the company and their customers, as well. The strike began Oct. 5, and over 12,000 workers were involved in the strike. The strike was anticipated, so many retailers were able to stockpile Goodyear tires in an attempt to alleviate the affects of the strike, but smaller retailers, who could not afford that option, were harder hit, and ran out of tires during the strike. One reporter notes, "The strike has been especially painful to small retailers, who couldn't afford or didn't have the warehouse capacity to order extra tires before the walkout."
Larger companies, such as Ford and Caterpillar, who use Goodyear tires, stockpiled tires as well, but also rely on tires from other manufacturers, so they were not hard hit during the strike.
After three months, the…
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Michelin Tires -- Marketing Analysis
Michelin has a unique opportunity to emerge from the financial recession that crippled the tire industry in 2009. Not only did the company survive this downturn, but they are better positioned to increase their market share as the industry rebounds. It was found that the company should further leverage its dedication to environmental sustainability to increase its product diversification. The company has already emerged as a leader in this pursuit and has brought to market innovative technologies that reduce fuel consumption on the vehicles that they are equipped with Michelin's tires. Michelin should work to further capital this competitive advantage. This strategy will work to carve out a niche in the short-term while better positioning the company for the inevitable increase in environmental regulations.
Michelin is a French owned tire manufacturer that has the highest percentage global market share controlling about fifteen percent…
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61 billion / $1.3 million. In this aspect, CB is a stronger company in comparison with Goodyear, as they are more effectively using their assets to increase sales. ("Cooper ire and Rubber Annual Report," 2010)
he Debt Ratio
he debt ratio is used by investors to determine the overall risks to the business from: various loans and other financial obligations they have. During times of financial challenges, the total amounts of debt could have an impact on future company's revenues (which may affect the financial strength of the business itself). his ratio is calculated by dividing the total debt into the total amount of assets. Any kind of reading higher than 1.0 indicates that the company has more than enough assets to meets its financial obligations. ("Debt Ratio," 2011) In the case of G, the company has a debt ratio of .28. his was determined by dividing $4.475 billion into…
The debt ratio is used by investors to determine the overall risks to the business from: various loans and other financial obligations they have. During times of financial challenges, the total amounts of debt could have an impact on future company's revenues (which may affect the financial strength of the business itself). This ratio is calculated by dividing the total debt into the total amount of assets. Any kind of reading higher than 1.0 indicates that the company has more than enough assets to meets its financial obligations. ("Debt Ratio," 2011) In the case of GT, the company has a debt ratio of .28. This was determined by dividing $4.475 billion into $15.63 billion. While CTB, has a debt ratio of .90. This was calculated by dividing $21 billion into $23 billion. In this aspect, CTB has lower amounts of debt in comparison with Goodyear. ("Goodyear Tire and Rubber Annual Report," 2010) ("Cooper Tire and Rubber Annual Report," 2010)
The Debt to Equity Ratio
The debt to equity ratio is designed to tell investors how much debt and equity a company is using to finance its expansion. The higher the number is, the greater the chances that an organization has been using its debt to finance their growth. This number is calculated by dividing the total liabilities into the shareholder equity. ("Debt to Equity Ratio," 2011) As far as GT is concerned, the company has a debt to equity ratio of 50.99. This was calculated by dividing
The problem with tire recall is that there is no system in place (as of 2014) to track and monitor tires among retailers who might determine at a glance that a specific tire is part of a recall. As ABC News has shown, there is a real and serious need for system reform because of the invisible hazard that exists in terms of unsafe tires that have been recalled being sold to an unsuspecting public. Tire manufacturers have a responsibility to be part of that reform and to develop an adequate method of tracking where all tires are delivered and to whom they are sold so that in the case of a recall, those tires might effectively be removed from the public. Once a recall is issued, the tires should be located, by contacting retailers as well as consumers who purchased them, so that there are no “lost” tires. The…
Irvin, Jeffrey. Lowes Home Improvement Warehouses
Irvin comments on the social, competitive, and regulatory forces affecting Lowes. If I were to respond online to Irvin's comments I would note the following:
appreciate your understanding of how corporate culture can affect the implementation of new ideas and concepts. Your experience at Lowes shows that a hierarchical organizational structure is not necessarily beneficial. Understanding a changing demographic demands flexibility at the upper levels of management. I would appreciate your expanding on how Lowes might target their products to specific generational cohorts.
Similarly, it would be helpful if you would explain why you believe Lowes to be an oligopoly and how you feel that designation is affecting the company's current marketing strategy. You do not mention Home Depot, which I think would be an important competitor and one Lowes would need to distinguish itself from. More importantly, it would be helpful to know…
Treadway Tire Company Case Analysis
The case study focuses on Treadway's Lima Tire Plant, paying close attention to the expressed job dissatisfaction of the plant's line foremen leading to a high turnover rate. The company had been faced with challenges, and it was forced to implement cost-cutting measures. The cost cutting measures were in reaction to the rising costs of conducting business. The H advisor Ashley Wall had deemed it necessary to reduce costs by restricting the rising rate of employee turnover in 2007 (Skinner & Beckham, 2008). The Lima plant had all the resources necessary for leveraging the company recovery plan. Wall established that the rate of employee turnover had a direct effect on the costs of running operations. Employee turnover was causing dysfunction within the company at the time. The move from eight-hour shifts to twelve-hour shifts played a huge role in causing the dysfunction. The…
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Jones, S. (2013). Importance of Trust and Open Communication in Working Environments. Journal of European Business Management, 3(1), 33-41.
Skinner, W., & Beckham, H. (2008). The Treadway Tire Company: Job Dissatisfaction and High Turnover at the Lima Tire Plant. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School.
A three percent increase on the per-unit price of $170.98 cited above for individual tires from the specific Elk Grove, California location would come to a price of $176.11 for a single tire, or $704.44 for a full-priced set of four (Big-O-Tires, 2012). If the discount offered on a set of four were to remain the same, the price for four tires would be $634.44 for a set of four, which translates to a per-unit price of $158.61; if the discount were increased along with the increase in tire price, say to $75 for a full set of four purchased at the same time, the price for the set of four would drop to $629.44, or $157.36 per unit. The current coupon is limited in timeframe, however, and while it is expected that Big-O-Tires will continue to offer coupons and discounts these offers change regularly, and it is unlikely that…
Big-O-Tires. (2012). California -- Elk Grove. Accessed 23 April 2012. http://www.bigo.com/quote.asp?option=vehicle&storeid=462&tgsearch=1&make=Chrysler&year=2004&model=300%3BM+3%2E5L+V6+w%2FPerf%2E+Handling+Pkg%2E
TireRack. (2012). Michelin Primacy MXV4. Accessed 23 April 2012. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireModel=Primacy+MXV4&tireMake=Michelin
Gender Discrimination in an Equal Society
The case involving Mary as an employee of a construction company who feels that she is discriminated on account of her gender is very similar to the Supreme Court case of Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. case of 2007. Even with this, Mary's situation is more controversial as a consequence of the vagueness associated with her situation. Lilly Ledbetter realized that she was making at least $6,708 less than male counterparts in her company. The fact that she experienced a series of issues in the past and that she received negative reviews were considered to play an important role in the management's decision. In contrast, Mary discovered her male counterparts were making at least $5,000 more than her per year and there seemed to be no immediate discernable reason for it.
To a certain degree, it would be safe to say that…
Robinson, R. K. & Franklin, "Employment Regulation in the Workplace: Basic Compliance for Managers." (Routledge, 28 Jan 2015)
Some legislators believe that such suits encourage companies to ensure that there products are safe. Other law makers, however, believe that such suits are excessive and can prevent companies from being able to recover.
Another form of tort reform that as been suggested is known as "loser pays. This type of legislation is based on the English Rule (Protecting Firestone and Ford Federal Tort Reform). This particular proposal would force the loser in a lawsuit to pay all the expenses associated with bringing the lawsuit (Protecting Firestone and Ford Federal Tort Reform). This is already a part of the rules of the court in the British system. The purpose of such a reform is to minimize the number of frivolous lawsuits that end up in court. Having such a law discourages people from filing suits that cannot be won. These lawsuits also encourage people to settle their differences outside of…
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commercial organizations exist for the purpose of making money, and opinions to launch a product have to be made on the possibility of the product being profitable or not. There are many methods of analyzing the problem. The simplest method based on the facts given in the case is to find out the expected gains made on each tire, and then finding out the number of tires that the company must sell to make a profit. Then one will have to view the possibility of the number being sold or not.
Let us first look at the costs. Of them, research and development costs have been given as $10 million. This is a developmental cost and has to be viewed as a sunk cost. This means that the decision to incur research and development is a corporate decision and cannot be linked to any product. Another cost has been incurred…
"An Introduction to Our Organization" Retrieved from http://www.primextire.com/about.aspx Accessed 9 October, 2005
'Cooper Tire & Rubber 1999 10-K Report" Buckmaster Annual Stockholder Reports.
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By choosing to sell through Sears, Goodyear will be relinquishing its brand exclusivity. It will also have to become more sensitive to retail marketing practices and may lose control over its own retail policies.
By going with Sears proposal, the company will be accepting a dual distribution option. But this option also means catering to a different clientele. Different channels cater to different kind of customers.
Selling through Sears may at first appear like a defensive move. Some may even question the loyalty of the new management to old policies and strategies of Goodyear's. however before any final decision is made, the company needs to consider important things like sales made through Sears and compare them with sales of replacement tires made by Goodyear tire dealers.
From the case we find out that
Sears has 5.5% of replacement tire market share
Goodyear's market share of replacement tires is 15%
Management Case Study
Where the Rubber Meets the Road
Total quality management (TQM), defined in the most simplistic of terms, is the incremental improvement of all facets of a business to increase customer satisfaction and, in turn, company viability. Although TQM is often applied first to manufacturing functions in an organization (zero defects, on-time production), the intent of TQM is equally meaningful in all aspects of business, from administrative (zero defects in billing and timely collection of accounts receivable), to distribution (no breakage, just-in-time delivery) to management (appropriate incentive structures, timely and accurate stakeholder reporting). The increased efficiency and competitiveness created through TQM initiatives is not limited to only the manufacturing sector, with many of the benefits of TQM occurring in the service sector, too.
In the case of ridgestone/Firestone, TQM was not pursued prior to the recall of its 6.5 million tires in 2000, as evidenced by the magnitude…
Case study: Where the rubber meets the road
Analyze the Harvard case the Treadway Tire Company: Job Dissatisfaction and High Turnover at the Lima Tire Plant 2189
Analysis of Treadway Tire
Analysis of the Harvard case the Treadway Tire Company: Job Dissatisfaction and High Turnover at the Lima Tire Plant 2189
An analysis of the dilemma facing the Treadway Tire Company, particularly at its Lima plant in Ohio, is one that reveals many aspects and problematics of contemporary human resource management. This case is in essence a model for many of the themes and issues facing modern management and leadership in large-scale industry.
The Treadway Tire's plant in Lima has been confronted with high levels of job dissatisfaction, which is accompanied by high turnover rates, particularly among there line foremen at the company. This is partly due to the position of the foremen as they are uncomfortably situated between management and the unions. However, central to the…
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Firestone did not want to answer any questions and wanted to only respond to any inquiries when they were forced to. Their basic strategy was to deny that this was a major defect that contributed to the rollovers. The NHTSA handled the situation gently at first, by only requesting information. The minute that they seen there was a safety issue, they should have forced both companies to engage in mandatory recalls. Their strategy was to not to overreact to the situation based on initial reports. (Ferrell, 2008)
What are the possible ethical implications of accepting responsibility vs. blaming others?
The biggest ethical implications of accepting responsibility would be: the negative publicity, the potential lawsuits, possible regulatory action and large potential losses for both companies because of the incident. When you are blaming others for the problem, you can deny any wrong doing and hide behind various laws to protect the…
Ferrell, O. (2008) Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making and Cases. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.
Goodyear's Aquatred Launch
Product positioning is of immense importance for any business, and can be especially crucial in the case of a new brand or product launch, as the company is now tasked not only with making a recognizable product, but in making it recognizable in a specifically and consciously derived manner (Daniels, 2012; ies & Trout, 2000). This is no less true of the Aquatred, a new tire being launched by Goodyear (at the time of this case), and in fact positioning is all the more important given the level of change that has been occurring in the tire industry and the high level of international competition that has long existed and that has recently increased (Isaacson, 1993). This brief examination of the Aquatred's positioning and Goodyear's efforts and intentions makes it clear how important effective positioning can be, and the understanding required of a market and industry to…
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It will be recorded as the time the auto industry ducked its responsibility and missed a unique opportunity." (2002)
The AC Primetime report entitled: "Technology to Prevent SUV Rollovers" reports that is a new device that is purported to have the capacity to prevent SUV rollovers. This report states specifically that in a rollover "there are so many ways to die. Ejections, getting runover by the vehicle when it's rolling, hitting the pavement, inside the car people hitting each other, people being on the roof when the roof hits...'" (AC Primetime News, 2009) The new device is an electronic stability system which works through controlling circumstances when the vehicle is traveling too fast in a curve and implements according to O'Neill of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety at the time the rear of the vehicle begins to slide out. (AC News Primetime, 2009) These electronic stability systems are stated…
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Foreign Sales (a)
Foreign Sales (a)
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square root of foreign sales as a percentage of total sales.
Natural logarithm of total assets ($ millions).
A direct comparison of the performance indicators for the ISO-companies vs. The non-ISO companies is provided in Figure 1 below.
Figure 1. Comparison of ISO 9000 registered companies and non-ISO 9000 registered companies
Source: Based on data in Simmons and hite 330
The results of this data analysis showed that there was a significant difference in the dependent variables for profitability (F = 15.11, P <…
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DuPont Kevlar Aramid Industrial Fiber
DuPont is the world's leader in many different industry segments and have a strong dedication to research and development. This focus is embedded in the company's history and culture which has a foundation built in science. The company was once a major supplier to the tire industry until the development of the radial tire. During this industry transition, DuPont considered developing its Kevlar product for use in the next generation of tires. Although there were other materials available that could be used in this application that were far cheaper, DuPont believed that the superior qualities of Kevlar would be competitive if the price was within its competitors range. This report will provide a background and an analysis of the uncertainties inherent in DuPont's position.
DuPont's scientific history can be traced back all the way to the 18th century beginning in France with an…
Busenitz, L., 1999. Entrepreneurial Risk and Strategic Decision Making. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 25(3), pp. 325-340.
DuPont, 2012. Lavoisier Medalists are extraordinary scientists and engineers.. [Online]
Available at: http://www2.dupont.com/inclusive-innovations/en-us/gss/science/awards-recognition/lavoisier-medalists.html
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Organizing research-development-engineering meetings
Such meetings were organized by Continental in order to focus around researchers and developers within the company and to grant them an entrepreneur value, in order to directly confront them with the demands expressed by the managers in charge of divisions that worked with the market and with customers. These meetings were in the favor of both the company and the researchers and developers. This is because the company benefitted from the ideas and brainstorming of these employees, while researchers and developers had the chance to express their knowledge and skills and to present their innovative ideas.
Developing the company into becoming a systems supplier for the automotive industry
This strategic direction can be explained through Grunberg's ambition and belief in Continental's capability of developing cutting-edge technology and therefore creating the competitive advantage needed by the company in order to become the leader in the market in…
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hy the huge disparity in viewpoints when the science has been empirically established for twenty years or more? Journalist Bryan alsh references sociologists from Michigan State and Oklahoma State Universities (Riley Dunlap and Aaron McCright, respectively), who say there has been a "well-financed effort on the part of conservative groups and corporations to distort global-warming science" (alsh, 2011). In the book written by Dunlap and McCright (the Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society) they assert that global climate change science has been "assaulted" by fossil-fuel corporations, conservative think tanks" for over twenty years.
Hence, in conclusion, one way to spread the word to consumers and citizens is to battle back against the propaganda that seeks to deny the truth about climate change. In addition, very simple changes in lifestyles (using CFLs, taking the bus, hanging clothes out to dry, keeping the car tuned up, and sealing up leaks and…
Chevrolet. (2012). Somebody Has to Be First. Chevrolet VOLT. Retrieved March 8, 2012, from http://www.chevrolet.com/volt-electric-car/ .
Environmental Protection Agency. (2011). Frequently Asked Questions About Global Warming
And Climate Change: Back to Basics. Retrieved March 8, 2012, from http://www.epa.gov/climatechange .
Greenercars.org. (2010). Green Driving Tips. Retrieved March 9, 2012, from http://www.greenercars.org/drivingtips.htm .
I email files needed complete essay.
The business is located on the junction of Yonge Street, and Sheppard Avenue housed in temperance house. In this location, the main offices for business information gathering, accounts, management and requisitions will be held. The stores and assembly point for the business will be on the far end of Yonge Street's intersection with Gerrard Street.
Business address: Endovile Tire Solutions Enterprise
Temperance House on Yonge Street
Web Address httpwww.e
Offices located in the premises: Customer Service; egional Manager; Accounts; Workshop and stores supervisor.
The reach out to the target markets sales personnel will be trained on the marketing agenda. The sales team will be trained on measures to introduce the company, its products and services. The personal selling will involve visits to potential customers' place of business and distribution of company fliers.
The training will target to…
Dawar, N., & Chattopadhyay, A. (2002). Rethinking marketing programs for emerging markets. Long-Range Planning, 35(5), 457-474.
Fleisher, C.S., & Bensoussan, B.E. (2007). Business and Competitive Analysis Methods: Effective Application of New and Classic Methods. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Financial Times Prentice Hall.
Product and Service Design Processes
Product Executive Summary: Tire Design
The approach to designing tires is driven by a highly regulated product market. The standards for safety, ergonomic design and functionality are governed by a number of basic qualifying conditions that must first be met. Therefore, the appropriate design approach begins with ensuring that these conditions are met both in terms of design and the machinery and equipment that will be used to drive production.
Beyond this, design approach is governed by the required output of a given production facility. This, in turn, is determined by client demand and imposed shipping schedules and deadlines. By establishing partnerships with automakers and other larger production operations, the tire design process is governed by clear outlay of production expectations. Designing the production approach must center on achieving these expectations. For this to occur across multiple settings and with a wide range of partnerships…
(Ferrel, Fraedrich, & Farrel, 2009)
How will the implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 prevent future dilemmas in Tyco?
Sarbanes-Oxley increases: the penalties for such actions, limits the role that the board of directors will have with managers, it creates an accounting oversight board and it requires the CEO / CFO to certify under oath that all financial information is correct. This will severe as a deterrent and help to provide mechanisms, to the prevent ways that the fraud was able to be perpetuated at Tyco. (Ferrel, Fraedrich, & Farrel, 2009)
Can the SEC trust Tyco's new board?
Yes. This is because those members who were involved with Kozlowski were purged and none of the current members have committed any acts of wrong doing. These facts along with the Sarbanes-Oxley in place, means, that there is no reason for the SEC not to trust the board. (Ferrel, Fraedrich, &…
Ferrel, O., Fraedrich, J. & Farrel, L. (2009). Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making and Cases. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.
elocating and Existing Business
Business elocation Literature eview: onnie's Place Convenience Store Four Oaks, NC
One of the most integral parts of successful business transitions of any kind is associated with proper and seemingly exhaustive research. A literature review of the particular issues associated with any business trend or transition can serve any business owner no matter how small their scope. Though it is important to understand the local and regional aspects of small business that can sometimes only be learned through owning a business in a particular region and practicing controlled trial and error, the larger concepts of business relocation and/or retail service practices also serve as a tool for better understandings of needs and practices.
In this particular case the owner of onnie's Place Convenience store will need to assess local and national information sources on issues particular to the transition that he/she is facing. Business relocation is…
Bertagnoli, L. (2003, Jan.13) Relocation can be risky; Stores on the move must calculate costs, retain clients. Crain's Chicago Business.
Degross, R. (2002, Oct. 5) North Carolina-based convenience store chain to close remaining 450 outlets. Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News.
Delaurier, G.F. (2001, Sept.) Dying to serve you. Dollars & Sense.
Estey, R.B. (1982, Nov.-Dec.) Putting the people who come "after," "before" the decision to relocate facilities. Industrial Development.
MDD: Tina's Case Study…"
Tina's Case Study MDD
"MDD: Tina's Case Study.."
Major Depressive Disorder: Tina's Story
Tina's Story- Case Study
Tina is a 23-year-old black female. She is currently separated from her husband of five years. She is currently employed by two companies, one at which she works Monday- Thursday mornings, and the other on Wednesday -- Friday evenings, and all day Saturday and Sunday. However, she hasn't shown up for work on a consistent basis for the last four weeks, and not at all in the last two days.
Once an energetic, active, healthy female who loved to exercise at the local gym three days a week, Tina now spends most of her time in her apartment. She hasn't been to the gym in over four weeks, and her body movements that used to be quick and marked are now slow and sluggish. Even though she hasn't changed…
Aglan, A., Williams, J.G., Pickles, A., & Hill, J. (2010). Overgeneral autobiographical memory in women: Association with childhood abuse and history of depression in a community sample. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 49(3), 359-372. doi:10.1348/014466509X467413
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opportunity create evaluate impression evidence. As read textbook, pattern evidence, part, examined naked eye. Select learning activities base assignment. a. Create impression patterns choice.
Impressions: Footprints and tire marks
The first of the forensic impressions I selected for my analysis consisted of footprints. "Impressions occur when two objects come in contact with one another, and one object leaves behind distinguishing markings on or in the other" (Gaensslen & Larsen 2013: 213). A footprint is classified as an impression because it has depth (three-dimensional character) in material space (Gaensslen & Larsen 2013: 213). "A positive impression is identical to the object that made it, whereas a negative impression is its mirror image. The shoe prints left in the mud are negative impressions; they are negatives of the shoes' soles. In this scenario, the positives would be the shoes' soles" (Gaensslen & Larsen 2013: 214). In this instance, the impression of the…
Gaensslen, R.E., & Larsen, K. (2013). Introductory forensic science. San Diego, CA:
Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
Murray. (n.d.). Footprints can play an important role in solving crimes. Footprint lab.
Most individual's who actually exhibit a decrease in appetite happen to be men, "Men tend to have a greater reduction in appetite immediately after working out at moderate to high intensity levels than women do," (Leon 2009:1). In fact, most women tend to eat more after a work out on average than their male counterparts. Along with increasing the client's health, a regular exercise regiment may have a positive affect on the other symptoms of depression she has been exhibiting. Exercising within a social situation can also have the potential to open up social situations and keep the mind focused, both of which can also have a favorable outcome in terms of stimulating the client's appetite. In fact, an exercise routine would in deep perk up not only the body, but also the mind, "stay socially active and mentally alert. Both tend to increase appetite," (Clemen-Stone et al.:658). This is…
Clemen-Stone (2002). Comprehensive community health nursing. Elsevier Health Services.
Meiner, Sue. (2004). Care of gastrointestinal problems in the older adult. Springer Publishing Company.
MFI Fellowship. (2008). Understanding depression. Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia Inc. Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria.
Morton, Meredith Jean. (2005). Exercise in cold water may increase appetite. Medical News. Retrieved Mach 29, 2009 at http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/23856.php .
DayJet, on the other hand, plans to sell single seats to frustrated air travelers who no longer fly on trips of 250 to 500 miles - they choose to drive instead. DayJet believes they can identify and market effectively to these travelers, serving "regional route sectors -- starting in Texas and the Southwest, eventually expanding to the New York area south to Florida, and then to the Pacific coast" (Sharkey, 2006). This air taxi service plans to use Eclipse 500 planes, and are awaiting delivery of the planes to begin service.
Neither of these operators has begun regular service because the planes seem to be coming off the assembly lines more slowly than anticipated. DayJet's delivery of Eclipse 500's has been slowed due to delays in production and certification. Therefore, no one knows how these air taxi services will ultimately affect airport traffic and air travel. The public may embrace…
Author not available. (2006). Smaller, faster, cheaper new jets may transform flying. Retrieved from the USAToday.com Web site: http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2006-01-19-little-jets_x.htm19 April 2007.
Croft, J. (2006). Very light jets: Boom or blip? Retrieved from the AIAA.org Web site: http://www.aiaa.org/aerospace/images/articleimages/pdf/AA_May06_CRO.pdf19 April 2007. 32-36.
Editors. (2007). NBAA training guidelines for single pilot operations of Very Light Jets and technically advanced aircraft. Retrieved from the NBAA.org Web site: http://web.nbaa.org/public/ops/safety/vlj/19 April 2007.
Robinson, J.L. (2006). Predicted air traffic control impact from VLJ's. Retrived from the Casa.aero Web site: http://www.casa.aero/adminUploads/TheVeryLightJet_ATCA.pdf19 April 2007.
Billy Bob bought 100 shares of Stock in Ben's Barbeque, Inc. For $37.50 per share. He sold them in January, 2004 for a total of $9,715.02. What is Billy Bob's annual rate of return?
Since Billy Bob held the investment for 54 years, the annual rate of return is best calculated using the compound rate of return formula:
(Future Value / Present Value) ^ (1 / n) -- 1, where n = number of years.
Filling the data into the above formula:
Billy Bob's return on his investment in Ben's Barbeque is 1.78% per year.
Yellow Fruit Company's bonds are currently selling for $1,157.75 per $1,000 par-value bond. The bonds have a 10% coupon rate and will mature in 10 years. What is the approximate yield to maturity of the bonds?
Using the following formula:
c (1 + r)-1 + c (1 + r)-2 + . . . +…
Block, S. And Hirt, G. (2005). Foundations of Financial Management, Eleventh Edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Irwin.
Mayo, H. (1982). Finance. New York, NY: CBS College Publishing.
Heat Exchanger upture Incident
Using the information in the CSB Case Study, identify probable direct causes, contributing causes, and root causes of the incident. Explain the reasoning you used to reach these causes. You may make assumptions concerning any missing investigative information as long as you clearly state your assumptions. Discuss how and where your proposed causal factors fit into the causation model on page 356 of the course textbook. For the root causes only, provide recommended corrective actions.
The United States Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) is an independent federal agency tasked with protecting workers and the public by investigating and preventing chemical accidents, and after each investigation is completed a comprehensive case study is released to detail probable causes and proposed responses. When an ammonia heat exchanger ruptured and released deadly gas inside Houston's Goodyear Tire and ubber Company plant on June 11, 2008, an incident…
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section
VIII, Division I, 2004
USCSB. U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, (2011). Case study: Heat exchanger rupture and ammonia release in houston, texas (one killed, six injured) (2008- 06-I-TX). Retrieved from Government Printing Office website: http://www.csb.gov/assets/document/Case_Study.pdf
Celeste is a wife and mother of two young children. She is in her mid-30s and has decided to go back to work. Her husband, a college professor, works an extra job, and so is tired all the time and does not spend enough time with the family. Celeste wants things to slow down for him. She will put the children in daycare. She'll have a 45-minute commute. The extra money will help Jim give up extra commitments. Economically, they will remain about the same but the burden will now be shared more fairly. She expects these changes will make the family happier.
the extra job of the husband leads him to being tired all the time
the extra job precludes husband from spending enough time with family
the children being put in daycare will not cause any affiliated burdens (tearing family apart)
enough money will be made from Celeste's…
The company owns one of the world's most recognizable luxury car brands. ithout catering to the mass market, BM holds a 2% market share in the U.S. (all Street Journal, 2009), which constitutes a much higher market share in the luxury segment. This competitive advantage is necessary because the luxury car segment has long relied on track records of excellence -- the long history and enormous strength of the BM brand supports its luxury positioning (Franzen, 2007). The company is successful without having to move into the "cost leadership" segments of the market.
3. Bridgestone is highly oriented to vertical integration. The company produces its own rubber, in order to match the specifications for its tires. Bridgestone therefore keeps its production and product development functions in-house. This allows the company to have a high degree of uniformity in its products.
The company performs inbound logistics and operations, primarily. It is…
No author. (2009). Market data center: Auto sales. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved November 15, 2009 from http://online.wsj.com/mdc/public/page/2_3022-autosales.html
Franzen, G. (2007). BMW: the most admired car brand in the world. Cool Brands. Retrieved November 15, 2009 from http://188.8.131.52/coolbrands/dmdocuments/ecbmw.pdf
Again, he uses dialect that his fans can relate to instead of being concerned about 'proper English'. This is very effective at making the words identifiable to his audience. The more people can relate to what you are saying, the more likely they are to take it to heart and actually do what you are asking them to do: "It's time for us as a people to start makin' some changes." The most ironic thing about this song is the last few lines. I cannot help but wonder if 2 pac was having some kind of premonition when he wrote: "Cause I always got to worry 'bout the pay backs/some punk that I roughed up way back/comin' back after all these years/rat-tat-tat-tat-tat that's the way it is."
That may be the way it is, but to 2 pac, that did not mean things had to stay that way. "Keep Ya…
Some of the contracts which minors can't disaffirm include education loan contracts, insurance (health and life) contracts, armed forces enlistment contracts etc. Further, in some states, if a minor who seems (in terms of appearance) to be of majority age misrepresents his age at the time of entering into a contract with a competent party, such a minor is treated as an individual who has attained the majority age and in such a case, the minor may not be able to disaffirm the contract. In most cases, when a minor enters into a contract whereby he or she is provided with a necessity by a competent party, his or her right to disaffirm such a contract becomes limited. Though the minor may still disaffirm such a contract (technically speaking), he or she still remains liable for a significant value of the consideration. This exception is designed to ensure that minors…
Heard the Learn'd Astronomer
"hen I Heard a Learn'd Astronomer" by alt hitman is a lyrical poem consisting of just eight lines, one single stanza, and was first published in Leaves of Grass in 1855 (hitman 340). The poem begins with the same line as the title of the poem. hitman is known for repeating his title as the first line in his poetry as it is a way to give extra emphasis to the line (and title). "hen I heard a learn'd astronomer" as the title and first line leaves the reader without any sort of doubt about what the narrator is doing: he is listening to someone of intelligence and importance. However, it can also be suggested that hitman is using the clipped version of learned (i.e., 'learn'd) sarcastically (i.e., he is "learned" -- at least that is what people think).
There is also the fact in the…
Fussell, Paul. Poetic Meter and Poetic Form. McGraw-Hill Humanities; Revised Edition, 1979.
Whitman, Walt. Leaves of Grass. Hollywood, Florida: Simon & Brown, 2010.
cartoon in the Albuquerque Journal on September 15, 2009. The gist of the article revolves around choices in healthcare and who is responsible for those choices. In the first panel, and insurance salesman is talking with an average American asking, "Are you tired of having your health care decisions made by a big, unfeeling corporate bureaucracy?" In the next frame, his wife asks, "ho was that?" -- The husband, holding a brochure entitled Obama Care, responds, "Somebody from a huge, unfeeling government bureaucracy, offering to make our health care decisions."
This is clearly focused on the healthcare debate and the fact that American is under pressure from all sides in its healthcare conundrum. e know that at least twenty percent of America's population has either no insurance or is underinsured -- and that this is the highest percentage in the developed world. This is particularly alarming noting that more money…
Obama's Health-Care Plan: Pros and Cons Debate. (2012). My Family Doctor.com. Retrieved from: http://familydoctormag.com/doctors-office/1291-obamas-health-care-plan-doctors-debate-pros-and-cons.html
Underinsured in America: Is Health Coverage Adequate? (July 2002). Kaiser Commission
on Key Facts -- Medicaid and the Uninsured. Cited in:
This increased their word of mouth advertising and eventually led to a very large order from a grocery chain, Fresh Market. This word of mouth marketing helped expand their distribution channels as well.
The greatest opportunity for a small business, like Sweet Grass, is to focus on what they do best and serve a niche market. Sweet Grass isn't trying to be the largest dairy producer, with an all-encompassing product mix, instead, they are satisfied by providing consistent high quality cheeses. And it is cheese that they do oh so well.
Small businesses have the ability to focus all of their efforts on a limited line up of products. They can discover what they do best, and differentiate themselves from the rest of the market by doing just that. Small businesses may not be able to compete in areas such as cost or large deliverable quantities, but quality is an…
Aschwanden, C. (Mar 2005). New name, old diet. Health, 19(2). Retrieved April 19, 2005, from Alt HealthWatch database.
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Steinmehl, E. (Mar 2005). Eat less protein, get stronger bones. Health, 19(2). Retrieved April 19, 2005, from Alt HealthWatch database.
Walker, R. (5 Aug 2004). Handcrafter cheese from Georgia? The Atlanta Journal - Constitution. K1.
Holly Sklar writes, "the gulf between the rich and the rest of America will continue to widen, weakening our economy and our democracy. The American Dream will be history instead of poverty."
With the advent of more billions into the ranks of the Fortune 400, so it is; instead of witnessing the booming middle class that marked the Scientific and Industrial evolutions, America is undergoing a transformation that more clearly limns the demarcation between classes than ever before.
With economic segregation an ever more encroaching reality, the distinctions between race, age, and gender come increased under review as Americans are forced to examine the origins of social class, its solidification in early childhood, and its place in the national life.
In academic circles, social class describes the relationships between individual agents and groups as they struggle through social hierarchies. Weber famously defined the social stratification as a three-component theory frequently…
Adair, Vivian C. "Branded with Infamy: Inscriptions of Poverty and Class in the United States." Signs. Vol. 27, No. 2. (Winter, 2002.)
Collins, C. & Yeskel, F. "Economic Apartheid in America: A Primer on Economic Inequality & Insecurity." New York: The New Press, Oct. 31, 2005.
Conley, Dalton. Being Black and Living in the red: Race, Wealth, and Social Policy in America." Berkley: University of California Press, 1999.
Kotlowitz, Alex. There Are No Children Here. New York: Anchor Press, 1992.
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I used the digital camera to photograph her in her routine. I also recorded her speaking and, occasionally, took notes when something interested me. I also took longhand notes of the names of the ointments in order to remember them.
My cousin looks at herself closely in the mirror as she applies each thing. Here and again, she says' drat' and pronounces that she sees a 'spot' or wrinkle when I see nothing whatsoever. Sometimes she presses her face real close to the mirror so that vapor gathers on the glass. Other times, she takes the magnifying mirror form her bedroom, and she presses her face against the glass.
When she is rummaging for her ointments (like the sunscreen that she finally finds in her purse), she drags everyone else out and leaves it on the floor or bed.
According to the Boston Consulting Group, Burberry had settled into a position somewhere in between a cash cow and a dog. The market for fashion, particularly in the UK, was in a state of maturity and slow growth. The Burberry brand was successful, a trait of a cash cow, but had also grown tired, a dog trait. Thus, the brand was beginning to move in the wrong direction. The response on the part of management was to reposition in the brand so that the brand would grow, no matter what the state of the market in the UK was like.
The Ansoff Matrix breaks down a company in terms of how it can grow, with a combination of existing or new markets and existing products and new products. At Burberry, the company decided to grow using both new products and new markets, but without ignoring the traditional success of…
MindTools. (2012). Porter's generic strategies. MindTools.com. Retrieved May 15, 2012 from http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newSTR_82.htm
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Department Members (My Minions): I just received the return figures from financing and development, and unfortunately there are some changes I need you all to make. First, I need you to insert all design specifications into the first of the two spreadsheets I've attached to this message. The function of this spreadsheet is to correlate data so that I can compare our product performance figures more easily. I'm tired of that process taking as long as it does. Second, I need you to record your time spent on each design project on the second spreadsheet attached to this message. This will enable me to compare how much time you spend on certain projects with the importance of that project towards meeting our quarterly goals. I want you all to spend more time on projects that actually further our quarterly goal, and I'd like for us to spend less time on…
Launches Directly Into Its Central Point:
The HIV / AIDS Prevention and Control Office (HAPCO) has been responsible for the coordination of multi-sectorial HIV / AIDS programming at the national and regional levels in Ethiopia since it's inception in 2000. To date, the HIV / AIDS response across ministries and their regional bureaus has been quite limited. This is due to a number of factors; the varying capacity of HAPCO across the regions and at the national level, the ambiguous role of HAPCO in terms of accountability and reporting (it is not a ministerial level body); limited human, financial and institutional capacity to implement multisectoral programs and a range of competing priorities.
On the other hand, the paper is abstruse and tortuous and therefore there is difficulty in realizing that this is its central point. I had to read the paper several times to work out what this central point…
Supplements, Fatigue and Lethargy
DO THEY HELP?
Vitamin E (p 1- 1.5)
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin and antioxidant, which inhibits the production of reactive oxygen species or ROS when fat is oxidized (NIH, 2013). The body produces ROS when it converts food into energy. As an antioxidant, Vitamin E protects body cells from the ill effects of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules containing an unshared electron. They damage cells and contribute to the development of heart diseases and cancer. Unshared electrons are very active and quickly react with oxygen to form ROS. Health experts conjecture that limiting the production of free radicals may, alone or through other mechanisms, help prevent or delay the formation of these dreaded chronic diseases associated with the action of free radicals. Vitamin E may serve that function (NIH).
As an antioxidant, it also plays a role in the immune function of the…
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Canadian Family Physician: Janvier. Retrieved on February 28, 2014 from http://www.cfp.ca/content/47/1/91.long
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Scenario One; Mr. K
My Life is a train Wreck
I can't sleep at night
I can't do my work
I think my boss is getting tired of my mistakes
I also forgotten to pay my some of my bills
Creditors are calling the time
The Chief Reason: My Life is a train Wreck
Mr. K, I have heard about your story and I regret what you and your wife had to experience. I do not consider divorce as a fruitful option, especially if the culprits are not prepared for their outcomes. However, with a close analysis, you should rethink about your life, especially in relation to your mental health. Based on the synopsis you have been having about your social and economic life, you will agree with me that you might need to change the way you view life.
From my understanding,…
Pygmalion -- George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw -- one of the most well regarded playwrights -- wrote this comedy and first presented it to the public in 1912. He took some of the substance of the original Greek myth of Pygmalion and turned it into a popular play. In Greek mythology Pygmalion actually came to fall in love with one of his sculptures, and the sculpture suddenly became a living human. But in this play two older gentlemen, Professor Higgins (who is a scientist studying the art of phonetics) and Colonel Pickering (a linguist who specializes in Indian dialects) meet in the rain at the start of this play.
Higgins makes a bet with Pickering that because of his great understanding of phonetics, he will be able to take the Covent Garden flower girl -- who speaks "cockney" which is not considered very high brow in England -- and…
Bennett, A. (2008). The History Boys. London, UK: Farber & Farber.
Glaspell, S. (1921). Inheritors: A Play in Three Acts. Berkeley, CA: University of California.
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Hellman, L. (2013). The Children's Hour. Whitefish, MT: Literary Licensing, LLC.
Twenty-three-year-old Maria is unwilling to acknowledge her addiction to methamphetamines. As a consequence of her drug abuse, she has lost her son to the foster care system, she has a dysfunctional relationship with the child's father -- also a drug addict, and she has no real job or housing. Five months pregnant, she has lost the support of her family because they are tired of her behaviors. Maria is in the pre-compliance stage. She will not acknowledge that she has a drug problem, she does not want to be in a rehabilitation program, and she does not want to meet with a social worker, even though the court has ordered her to do so. Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) using the Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence (ABC) Model is indicated, but without acknowledgement of her drug problem, these further steps will not be possible with Maria.
Following a psychological examination, the first step…
The author tries to take credit for making those two movies into hits.
2. Disinterested -- there is no compelling reason provided as to why the audience should care. The writer does not address the needs of the audience. Moreover, the writer has obviously not proofread the letter. The entire presentation is sloppy and unprofessional.
WHAT DOES the AUDIENCE NEED to KNOW?
What is the main idea of your message in relation to audience need?
That I offer a service that is of value to the audience
What are the additional ideas of your message that respond to audience needs?
The author has a positive history with the audience
The author was a success when employed by the audience
The author has enhanced their skills
The author has built a track record of success
The author would like to renew the business relationship
It is to the benefit of the…
318. However, in this and other studies, it seems that lack of effectiveness may be due to a cessation of the CBT and not due to its lack of effectiveness while in treatment (Belleville, 2011, p. 318). egardless, there are very few, if any, studies that show evidence of negative effects of CBT.
An additional factor that should be taken into account in Isabella's case is that substance use may be involved. Neither the DSM nor the DASS questionnaires address the theory that substance use may exacerbate or may be premorbid to anxiety/depression/stress disorders. Perhaps additional questionnaire(s) regarding substance use should have been presented to her. The Cannabis Expectancy Questionnaire is an example of a questionnaire that directly addresses substance use by assessing use by the patient (Connor, 2010).
An important additional consideration regarding Isabella's case is that in her verbal report she states that her inability to relax and…
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Crafting and Execution Strategy
Crafting Executing Strategy Due Week 2 worth 280 points Assume a business owner business professional, a company industry choice, responsible creating executing company's strategic plan.
Crafting and Execution Strategy
Description of the company
Our company deals in distribution of imported tires for both trucks and small and medium sized motor vehicles. The company operates under the name Motor Tire Limited. In the region of operation, there are two other major suppliers who deal in imported tires only. One deals in imported tracks tires while, the other deals in imported small and medium size motor vehicles tires. In the market of tires, there are small companies who deal with supply of tires on demand basis but, they have slowly started expanding their operations with the realization that the two wheel motor vehicle industry is growing and, there are no key players in the industry.
Importance of Strategic…
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Khurana, R., & Nohria, N. (2008). It's Time to Make Management a True Profession. Harvard Business Review, 86(10), 1-8.
They just assume that the autopilot will take care of flying the plane, and their skills get rusty with lack of use. Then, if something goes wrong with the autopilot system the pilot and his or her crew members may not know what to do and they may not react as quickly as they need to in order to protect the passengers and the rest of the crew members from serious harm (Human, 2009).
The majority of people need to sleep approximately eight hours each night. If they do not get that level of sleep, they can be overly tired and that can cause them to make more mistakes than they otherwise would (Human, 2009). However, someone who has gotten eight hours of sleep is not necessarily caught up on his or her sleep. The quality of sleep the person has gotten and how tired he or she was before…
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Mexico's Trade Strategy
Mexico has pursued a three-dimensional trade strategy perhaps more diligently than even the United States according to Schott (Studer & Wise, 2007). Mexico has been an active participant in multilateral talks since its GATT accession in 1986 and was the host country for the special Summit of the Americas in Monterrey and for the hemispheric trade talks in Puebla. Mexico is perhaps most famous as the instigator of NAFTA as well as many other FTAs with countries around the world including key industrial markets such as the European Union (EU, The European Free Trade Association (EFTA), and Japan. In addition, Mexico entered in FTAs with olivia, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, The G3 (Colombia, Mexico, and Venezuela), Honduras, Israel and Nicaragua during the period January 1995 to June 2001 (Schott in Studer & Wise, 2007). It is important to emphasize that Mexico has many more FTAs…
Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, 1988. Basel Convention. Retrieved from: http://www.basel.int/
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As mentioned above, lawsuits had been mostly settled outside the court which was a wrong policy since it only helped the organization continue with its defective products. It would have been much better if these problems were immediately taken care of and if consumers were taken into confidence concerning defective products.
The firm needs to change its response policies in times of crisis.
For one it must understand what is meant by social responsibility and prepare a clear mission statement that takes this into consideration. The firm must establish a crystal clear policy on ethics. The employees should know where the firm stands where ethical problems are concerned.
The firm must also understand that blaming others is the surefire way of earning public disfavor and distrust. Even in cases where others are at fault too, an organization that wants to win public's trust should only focus on the areas…
Daniel Eisenberg Firestone's Rough Road: Facing the wrath of Congress and the public, can the tiremaker survive? Time, Monday, Sep. 18, 2000
James V. Grimaldi and Caroline E. Mayer, Firestone, Ford Settle Tire Lawsuit; Pact With Paralyzed Woman Averts Texas Court Drama., The Washington Post, 01-09-2001, pp A1.
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