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In December of 1867, "the House defeated an impeachment resolution" (Carlton, 423), but when Johnson dismissed Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, this was seen as "a deliberate breach of the Tenure of Office Act" which brought new charges against him. However, Johnson ended up serving out his term as President while under much scorn and condemnation. Thus, Johnson failed to live up to Lincoln's ideals and entirely shrugged off all of the responsibility which he had inherited.
On April 12, 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died in office after a long illness. His death "stunned the nation and not since the death of Lincoln... had there been such evidence of grief for the loss of a national leader" (radley, 364). This was a time of great concern, for the Vice President, Harry S. Truman, was little known to the American public who "openly wondered whether Truman could master the complex…
Bradley, Harold Whitman. The United States from 1865. New York: Charles Scribner's
Carlton, William C., Ed. Encyclopedia of the History of the United States. New York:
Marketing Vice President Roger Smith angrily states: "I am the customer." As such, he expected the contractor to follow his request. What are the merits of Mr. Smith's assertion? To what extent is the contractor obliged to do what the customer orders?
First, Mr. Smith's assertions that he is the customer are non-meritorious. Smith is not involved in the contract in any individual capacity. XYZ Company is the customer. It does not appear that Smith was a signatory to the contract, and there is nothing in the hypothetical scenario to suggest that the contract gave Smith any type of decision-making authority or ability to direct the work of Computer Software Solution, Inc. Instead, given that McMahon was XYZ's project leader and engaged in all of the contracting duties, one imagines that McMahon was the signatory on the contract. The contract should have specified a contact point for direction from XYZ…
Mr. Myers, Vice President
John, Allen, and Marketing Manager
"Strategic esources needed to Start Social Networking Website"
Fundamental objective of this paper is to discuss the key resources critical to develop social networking and provide their linkages to competitiveness. Social networking is an online community of people interested in exploring and sharing the activities of others. Social networking provides avenue for users to communicate through email, voice chat, video conference, and blogging, file sharing, and discussion groups. However, an organization requires a quality website for the development of social networking and the key resources are required for the development of social networking website, which assist an organization to achieve competitiveness. (Shih, 2009).
"ole of esources & capabilities in Strategy Formulation"
esources are the productive assets, which a firm uses to achieve competitive market advantages, and firm's resources are the major strategy that drives firm's performances. Each firm is endowed with…
Jothi, P.S. Neelamalar, M. & Prasad, R.S.(2011). Social networking websites analysis: A study on effective communication strategy in developing brand communication. Journal of Media and Communication Studies. 3(7): 234-242.
Shih, C. (2009). The Facebook Era. Tapping online social networks to build better products, reach new audiences and selling more stuff. Prentice Hall Publication, pp. 85-128.
Weber L (2009). Marketing to the Social Web. Second Edition. John Wiley and Sons, pp. 58-97.
Fair Labor Standards Act
Vice President of EatNGas Inc.
It has come to the attention of the human resources department that EatNGas is potentially in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which is a federal offense.
FLSA was founded in 1938 and established a standard for minimum wage, time-and-a-half for overtime, and child labor restrictions. Besides a few exempt employees which are protected in other ways, employers must comply to these laws for the protection of their employees (Grossman, n.d.).
The assistant manager position at EatNGas works fifty to sixty hours per work week and is exempt from overtime rates in exchange for a one dollar per hour raise. This is a violation of FLSA in the following ways:
FLSA requires that most employees in the United States be paid overtime at one and one-half of their regular rate for all hours worked over forty hours in one…
Department of Labor. (2004). FLSA overtime security advisor. Retrieved March 30, 2011 from http://www.dol.gov/elaws/overtime.htm
Department of Labor. (2008). Wage and hour division. Retrieved March 30, 2011 from
Teamwork should be considered the highest priority. Assembling Swenson, yan and Samuels in a team context is a good first step towards mitigating the problems within the hospital. If these three personnel members can view themselves as a team, whose collective work benefits the hospital and its reputation, individualism and prejudice will no longer have a role in their work ethic. egular team meetings will promote effective communication and allow them to discuss problems in an open and honest manner. Conflicts that may arise from each team member being in charge of certain departments can be mitigated by rotating these responsibilities on a weekly or monthly basis. This will also promote a better mutual understanding of the challenges faced by each team member.
In conclusion, the problem and its solution can be explicated by means of a question and answer sequence, as follows:
1. How can the conflict between Swenson…
IDRC (2009). Communications Strategy. http://www.idrc.ca/uploads/user-S/11606746331Sheet01_CommStrategy.pdf
Orsini, Basil (2000, Dec.) Improving Internal Communications -- Human Resources Development Canada. Internal Auditor. Retrieved from FindArticles.com Database: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m4153/is_6_57/ai_69759744/
Berkeley University of California. (2007). Guide to Managing Human Resources. http://hrweb.berkeley.edu/GUIDE/communication.htm
Marketing Vice President
Coca-Cola Bottlers of Southern California
Reaching the affluent, sports-minded markets of Southern California with a coordinated and excellently executed marketing campaign that communicates the refreshing taste and fun times Coca-Cola products has never been more cost-effective. By partnering with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Coca-Cola can now reach 1.9 million residents of the Southern California market, where high per capita incomes and active lifestyles are the cornerstones of this vibrant economy (1). You will also be able to use our state-of-the-art analytics to gain insights into Coca-Cola brand loyalty in this lucrative market.
Consider these facts about the markets that the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim connects with on a weekly basis during the baseball season -- and how ideal they are for regional Coca-Cola advertising strategies:
According to MLB statistics the average fan consumes 4 beverages a game, a remarkable opportunity to gain mind-share and…
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Coca-Cola make a great team. With the Angels' many media opportunities, analytics and marketing programs, Coca-Cola can have an exceptionally strong 2011. The Angels' MVP Media Partners' Program has been in development over the last season specifically to meet the unique and demanding marketing needs of Coca-Cola. As a result, the MVP Media Partners Program gives Coca-Cola the best the Angels have to offer in terms of media exposure, coordinated multichannel marketing, support through television and charity event coverage, and use of an executive suite for all 81 home games of the 2011 season.
Our unique combination of services are ideally suited for Coca-Cola, as our many planning sessions have shown that your brand has the potential to gain significant market exposure and market share in the Southern California quickly. Using advanced analytics, we can also define the best possible dates and times for your commercial spots to run on our network as well.
We have the most advanced marketing analytics platform in major league baseball as well. You can use our online systems to track the impact of
A hazard is anything within food, which may cause harm to customers. This may include bacteria, viruses or foreign bodies, which might make a person ill or cause physical injury such as a broken tooth or cut lip. In addition to these, other food hazards include chemicals and heavy metals that may contaminate food products from time to time.
This does not, however, include people who become ill because they have an allergic reaction to a certain type of food, which is perfectly safe for the majority of people to eat. It is important to provide accurate information regarding ingredient used in products, to allow patrons with allergies to make their own decisions as to what they can and cannot eat (HCAAP Manual Plan, 2011).
Food hazards can be divided into four different categories:
Microbiological hazards such as bacteria, viruses, molds, that contaminate, multiply, or are naturally present in foods.…
HACCP Manual Plan. (2010). Retrieved from:
McGuire, G. (2011). A Complete Guide to HACCP Food Safety. Retrieved from:
The hope, of course, that to the extent possible, both groups will invest themselves, and their money, in the ways that Mr. Gore is going to suggest in the film.
The Scientist and Mentors
Finally, Mr. Gore shows an image of earth that was made by a friend of his - all of the experts in the film are friends of Mr. Gore. The image was, again, made over a period of years and shows all the geographic locations of the earth. This is important because it segues into Mr. Gore's new direction of rhetoric; a story about two teachers, one he liked very much, the other not so well. Now, this explanation of his impression, his like or dislike of these teachers is intended to accomplish several things in the connection between Mr. Gore and his audience. Also, the audience has changed from a young audience, to one of…
Buell, Frederick. From Apocalypse to Way of Life: Environmental Crisis in the American Century, New York, New York, Taylor and Francis Books, Inc., 2003.
Douglas, Richard. Growthism and the Green Backlash, the Political Quarterly, 78/4,
October-December, 2007, 547-555.
Durkin, Martin (dir). The Great Global Warming Swindle, film documentary, WAGtv,
Federal Campaign Contributions
Over the last several years, this issue of campaign finance has been increasingly brought to the forefront. This is because the influences of the affluent and special interests in the field of politics have become more perverse. However, the issue of the involvement of special interests in elections has been a major challenge (with the founding fathers warning about how this is a threat to democracy). ("The Presidential Election")
ecently, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that limits placed on campaign contributions (i.e. soft money) are unconstitutional. This has opened the flood gates for many different groups to establish political action committees (PACs) that will provide unlimited donations to candidates. This is going directly against the very laws which are designed to limit the influence of the special interests. As, there is a patchwork of regulations that are not supported by: consistent rulings from the courts. Instead, a…
"The 2012 Presidential Election." Open Democracy, 2012. 20 Apr. 2012
"A Century of U.S. Campaign Finance Laws." NPR, 2012. Web. 20 Apr. 2012
"John Edwards Repays $1.2 Million." Inquisitr, 2012. Web. 20 Apr. 2012.
"Obama Romney Campaign Commercials." CBS News, 2012. Web. 20 Apr. 2012
Values and Politics: Why I Am Voting For Joe Biden
Abstract Elements: Honesty, empathy, compassion, altruism, objectivity, consistency, patriotism, and loyalty.
Personal Values: I value honesty, empathy, compassion, altruism, and objectivity.
Joe Biden: A Profile
Joe Biden’s empathy and concern for the American public is reflected in the fact he has served in positions of political leadership for more than a half century (Glueck, 2019). Vice President Biden served in the senate for decades beforehand, and endured tremendous personal tragedies over the course of his life, including losing his first wife and infant daughter in a horrific car accent (Glueck, 2019). One of his sons died of brain cancer, and another son grappled with addiction (Glueck, 2019). This has fostered empathy in the candidate, as reflected in his stance on healthcare, including expanding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Biden has often cited his early personal experiences with health-related tragedies as…
Glueck, K. (2020). Joe Biden. The New York Times. Retrieved from: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/elections/joe-biden.html
Joe Biden: Former Vice President. (2020). Politico. Retrieved from: https://www.politico.com/2020-election/candidates-views-on-the-issues/joe-biden/
Where does Joe Biden stand on key issues? (2020). BBC News. Retrieved from: https://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2020-53575474
Black and Decker
Joseph Galli, VP Sales and Marketing for Power Tools
Strategic Marketing Management Services
Market Share Issues re: Makita
Per your request, we have done an analysis on the market share for Professional Tradesman tools between Black and Decker and Makita Tools. While B&D holds a substantial amount of market share in the portable power tools, Professional-Industrial and Consumer segments, a critical issue is the low comparative share in the fastest growing market, that of the Professional-Tradesman (See Figure 1). While B&D has remained a clear market leader for consumers, the lower than average perception of the product line by Professional-Tradesmen has lowered the share to 9%, with Makita, relatively new to the arena, at a solid 50%.
Demographically and psychographically, the buying behaviors of the tradesmen show that they spend an average of $1,000/annum on tools, usually replacing a broken or outdated model. This…
Industrial Power Tools. (2013). Makita.com. Retrieved May 2013 from: http://makita.com/en-us/Modules/Home/
Power Tools. (2013). Blackanddecker.com. Retrieved May 2013 from: http://blackanddecker. com/matrix
B&D Overall Market Share
U.. My Boss, VP Xytox Corporation
C.Y. Ay, Manager H Compliance
Potential H Issue
We have a potential Human eousrce situation that needs both documented and attention. I am writing with the relevant facts, as well as a recommended course of action. Please let me know if I may provide more information so we may discuss.
The situation revolves around our Director of Marketing esearch, Art Margulis. Margulis has been with our firm for 19 years, providing technical expertise and management in a proactive and responsible manner. He was promoted to direct of the 50-person research group four years ago, and while he has only six direct reports, his management style is such that he regularly interacts with most of the staff.
Two years ago, Margulis recruited Dr. Maria Lopez, a statistical expert. Our company was fortunate to convince Lopez to join as she had numerous high-profile…
Dziech, B., Weiner, L. (1990). The Lecherous Professor: Sexual Harassment on Campus. Chicago: University of Illinois Press.
Nolo, S. (2012). Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. Nolo Law for All. Retrieved
Roberts, B. And Mann, R. (2010). Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: A Primer. University of Akron. Retrieved from: http://www3.uakron.edu/lawrev/robert1.html
Atzerodt also made a statement claiming knowledge of a Confederate plot to bomb the White House. The Union's failed raid on Richmond was also approved by Lincoln, and it was later believed that he ordered the death of Jeff Davis in a strategy to end the war. Such speculations were extremely damaging for the strength of the government, and similar conspiracy theories fascinate historians to this day. In this, at least one part of ooth's ideal was realized: government weakness. This however did not result in a revival for the South, which was in fact the ultimate aim.
In conclusion, Lincoln's death meant that his attempts at countrywide reform were immediately nullified. Without his leadership, and in concomitance with the many conspiracy theories at the time, the government was unable to carry further such work. The country was not nearly strong enough to benefit from the good work done by…
Norton, R.J. 1996-2008. The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. The Abraham Lincoln Research Site http://home.att.net/~rjnorton/Lincoln75.html
Norton, R.J. 1996-2008. Conspiracy Theories. The Abraham Lincoln Research Site http://home.att.net/~rjnorton/Lincoln74.html
The White House History. 2008. Abraham Lincoln. http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/al16.html
Lincoln's speech during the dedication ceremony of the military cemetery at Gettysburg (the White House History. 2008. Abraham Lincoln. (
George H.W. Bush
George Herbert Walker Bush, possibly the most underestimated president of recent times, is my choice for the fifth spot. It is perhaps understandable why Bush Sr. is often excluded from most people's list of "great" U.S. Presidents; unlike "activist" presidents such as Franklin oosevelt or his predecessor, onald eagan, Bush carried out his job in a low-key manner but did his job competently. This is precisely why I have chosen him as one of the top five presidents because a president's job, in the words of Bush Sr. himself, does not always involve, "high drama, and the sound of trumpets" (Quoted by ose, 1991, p. 307)
Bush Sr. became the President after having served the country in various positions such as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and to China, chair of the epublican National Committee, head of the CIA, and vice-president in the eagan administration…
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Busch, A.E. (1997). "Ronald Reagan and the Defeat of the Soviet Empire." Presidential Studies Quarterly, 27(3), 451+.
Kengor, P. (1998). "Comparing Presidents Reagan and Eisenhower." Presidential Studies Quarterly, 28(2), 366+.
Peterson, M.D. (1975). Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation: A Biography (1st ed.). London: Oxford University Press.
RULES: locks should not be thrown across the line. Scores are recorded to the nearest tenth of a second.
3. ONE-MILE RUN/WALK
OJECTIVE: To measure heart and lung endurance by fastest time to cover a one-mile distance. TESTING: On a safe, one-mile distance, students begin running on the count "Ready? Go!" Walking may be interpersed with running. However, the students should be encouraged to cover the distance in as short a time as possible. RULES: efore administering this test, students' health status should be reviewed. Students should be given ample instruction on pacing themselves and should be allowed to practice running this distance against time. Sufficient time should be allowed for warming up and cooling down before and after the test. Times are recorded in minutes and seconds.
OJECTIVE: To measure upper body strength and endurance by maximum number of pull-ups completed. TESTING: Student hangs from a horizontal…
"Fitness: the president's challenge. (children's fitness test for President's Challenge Award)." The Saturday Evening Post. 1990. Retrieved April 27, 2010 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-9138402.html
Gatterman, Meridel I. "Health Promotion and Wellness Through Mental Fitness." Dynamic Chiropractic. Dynamic Chiropractic CA. 2007. Retrieved April 27, 2010 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-1276651631.html
Krucoff, C. "Has Fitness Fizzled?;While Many Work Out; Most Prefer the Couch." The Washington Post. Washington Post Newsweek Interactive Co. 1990. Retrieved April 27, 2010 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-1107930.html
Lyons, B. (2010). "Commentary: Physical fitness -- is it a national security issue?" Retrieved April 27, 2010 from http://www.standard.net/topics/hilltop-times/2010/02/25/commentary-physical-fitness-it-national-security-issue
" The Great Society initiative included policies concerning increased education assistance, fundamental protections of civil rights and the right of all Americans to vote, urban renewal, Medicare, conservation, beautification, control and prevention of crime and delinquency, promotion of the arts, and consumer protection (President Lyndon B. Johnson's Biography 2009).
The contributions made by President Johnson were both numerous and significant. In this regard, Firestone and Vogt (1988) report that, "As LBJ led Congress to the completion of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, to a major tax bill, the first significant federal aid to education, and the program of medical care for the aged that had been pending since Harry Truman's day, surely confidence and optimism were not unwarranted" (1). Following his reelection to the presidency in 1964, Johnson was not content to rest on his laurels but continued his quest for improved civil rights in the country. For…
Abbott, Philip. 2005. "Accidental Presidents: Death, Assassination, Resignation, and Democratic
Succession." Presidential Studies Quarterly 35(4): 627-628.
Blight, James G. And Janet M. Lang. The Fog of War: Lessons from the Life of Robert S.
McNamara. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005.
This essay focuses on the possible ramifications, both negative and positive, of a Trump presidency, from the perspective of Trump as the President-elect. Because Trump has no experience in public service, much of the paper is speculative and focuses on what is known about the people Trump is selecting for his cabinet. The paper acknowledges that Trump, a Republican President, will be supported by a Republican House of Representative and Senate in Congress, as well as being in the position to support at least one, if not more, members of the Supreme Court, but also acknowledges that Trump may not have Republican congressional support for all of his policies.
Donald Trump Presidency: Will it Unite the Country or Destroy the Union?
As of November 29, 2016, Donald…
Servant leadership is a theory that was proposed by Robert Greenleaf. In this particular leadership model, the leader serves others with no thought for his or her own self-interest. In other words, the fundamental motivation of the leader in this leadership model is to serve first. The different characteristics that portray servant leadership include encouraging participation, improving the self-worth of others, valuing other individuals, facilitating the release of others’ creativity, inspiring commitment and loyalty and sharing power (Spears, 2010). In accordance to Northouse (2018), 10 characteristics that are pivotal to the development and advancement of servant leadership comprise of listening, empathy, healing, awareness, persuasion, conceptualization, foresight, stewardship, commitment to the growth of people and building community. The main purpose of this paper is to portray the different characteristics that make President Thomas Jefferson a servant leader.
President Thomas Jefferson Profile
Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United…
President Obama's "Second Inaugural Address:" Rhetorical analysis
Knowing one's audience is a critical component of giving a good speech. hen President Obama gave his second inaugural address, although he had been reelected by a significant majority, he knew he was still facing a divided country. To show his respect for patriotic values, he began his speech invoking both God and country yet in a manner that stressed the need for concrete government actions to deal with the nation and the world's problems. "For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they've never been self-executing. That while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by his people here on earth."
Obama addressed his speech to the American public at large, but he also had a clear eye upon his Republican critics, in his use of specific phrases and themes. His first term began with a…
Obama, Barack. 'Second Inaugural Address." Full text available 9 Feb 2013:
Some big endorsements have gone Mitt Romney's way, from an early endorsement from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, to several endorsements from other republican governors around the country. Big names like Donald Trump have also recently endorsed Mitt Romney, proving that he has strong ties in the fiscally conservative business community. In the states in which Mitt Romney has faced primaries, he has received dozens of editorial and local endorsements from a plethora of different sources.
Mitt Romney is putting all of his time and money into markets he thinks that he can win, but also is trying to reach at least second place in every state that he cannot win. ith this strategy, even in his weak states such as South Carolina, he still appears to be the second favorite, and the strength of his campaign is not questioned. Mitt Romney is most favored in states which have a…
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Employees who have a direct stake in the well-being of the firm will take pride in their work, raising their own morale and the morale of their coworkers. I believe that a profit sharing plan will also have the added
2. EMPOWEMENT: Brightware must empower employees through regular opportunities for promotion and skills upgrades and by increasing the responsibilities of plant workers.
3. PUBLIC ELATIONS: Once Brightware revises its human resources goals, the firm should make a point to publicize its new corporate culture.
Suggested changes can be implemented according to the following schedule:
1. POFIT SHAING: Consult with CFO and prepare feasibility report within two months.
2. EMPOWEMENT: Immediate restructuring of the corporate culture should take place, with an initial managerial meeting held next week.
3. PUBLIC ELATIONS: I predict that within four months we shall be prepared to release a press report boasting of the changes being…
Resources, Jen Amare. She has agreed to swiftly implement the Empowerment plan as outlined above. Our Public Relations manager will prepare all relevant press release documents at the time they are required. Brightware's CFO Laurence Wiles is currently preparing a feasibility report regarding implementing profit sharing for all employees.
The budget will largely be based on Wiles' report. Empowerment and public relations will not require any budgetary considerations.
The presidents that served between 1789 and 1840 helped shape the nation during its formative years. During this critical period in American history, statesmen laid the foundations for political culture, philosophy, and institutions. Although all the presidents during this fifty-year period had some influence on the early republic, several left a more outstanding mark and legacy. As a Founding Father and author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson undoubtedly deserves recognition as one of the most important presidents in the entire history of the country. As a slave owner who believed in a small central government, Jefferson also set a precedent for what would become a series of contentious compromises between Americans who supported racism and the slave trade and those who recognized the ways slavery contradicted the underlying principles of the democracy. Likewise, James Monroe carried on the American legacy of compromise, and is remembered most by the…
His accomplishments included simplifying government jobs, and helping create the Democratic Party. He is most remembered as a great general and for defying Congress. Martin Van Buren served from 1837 to 1841. He was married to Hannah, and he died in 1862. His vice-president was ichard Johnson, and his nickname was the "Little Magician." His accomplishments included regulating banks and federal funds, and creating an independent treasury. He is most remembered for the Panic of 1837, and for being opposed to slavery. William Henry Harrison served in 1841 and died after only one month in office. He was married to Anna. His vice-president was John Tyler. He is most remembered for being the first president to die in office. John Tyler served from 1841 to 1845. He was married to Letitia and then Julia and he died in 1862. His nickname was "Old Tippecanoe." His accomplishments included annexing Texas and…
Editors. "Biographies." Vice-Presidents.com. 2006. 22. Sept. 2006. http://www.vicepresidents.com/Biography%202006.htm
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Unsuccessful Presidents Identified- 1865-1940
Johnson's Problems with Congress
Cleveland's Problems with Congress
McKinley's Problems with Congress
Hoover's Problems with Congress
Using it to achieve goals
Americans unconcerned with problems outside of borders.
ural country first
Disdain for strong leaders
Concern for the economy
Failing to change
What political characteristics, personal patterns do unsuccessful presidents share in common between 1865 and 1940?
From the period 1865 to 1940, a total of fifteen men served as President of the United States. These fifteen - Johnson, Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland, Harrison, McKinley, oosevelt, Taft, Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, and oosevelt - served during what should have been mostly prosperous times. Yet several of these men and their presidencies must be labeled as failures.
Of these men, four have…
Richard Hofstadter with an foreword by Christopher Lasch (1974). The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It. (New York, NY: Vintage Books, 501 p. (Reprint 1948 ed.))., 9
Richard Hofstadter with an foreword by Christopher Lasch (1974). The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It. (New York, NY: Vintage Books, 501 p. (Reprint 1948 ed.))., 7
Carl Degler, Out of Our Past, (New York, NY: HarperCollins, 1986), 5
would help alter the social and political landscape of the nation. However, Kennedy also engaged in controversial and potential volatile encounters such as the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba and the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War would prove to be one of the most tumultuous periods in modern American history and when Kennedy was assassinated in 1963 his vice president and successor Lyndon Baines Johnson continued the bloody and extended process of engaging and then withdrawing from Southeast Asia. Lyndon Johnson's problems in Vietnam were partially offset by the great strides his administration made in securing Civil ights laws. Moreover, Johnson would initiate other social service programs such as Medicare. Johnson's legacy would nevertheless be perpetually obscured by his more dynamic predecessor and successor: Kennedy and Nixon, respectively.
Johnson's successor, epublican ichard M. Nixon will probably be remembered most for his participation in the Watergate Scandal and his resignation…
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Power of the President
The executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America," (Article II, Section1). The United States Constitution outlines the various powers, duties, and rights of the President mainly in Article Two, after treating the various roles of congress. The President functions simultaneously as the Chief and Head of State, as the Commander in Chief of the United States Army, as Chief Legislator and Diplomat, as the manager of the economy and the state of the union, and as the head of his political party. Some of these roles are not specifically mentioned in the Constitution. An examination of the Constitution reveals that the Chief Executive of the United States is endowed with much power. He alone has the power to pardon high treason or to make treaties with foreign nations, for instance. However, because of the intricate system of checks and…
U.S. President James Buchanan
James Buchanan, fifteenth President of the United States (James Buchanan, n.d.), was born on April 23, 1791 in Cove Gap, Pennsylvania (BUCHANAN, James, (1791-1868), n.d.). He moved when he was five to Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. He was born into an affluent merchant family. He went to school at the Old Stone Academy prior to going to Dickinson College in 1807. He then learned law and was admitted to the bar in 1812. He began his career as a lawyer prior to combination the military to fight in the ar of 1812. He was then selected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and then to the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1832, he was chosen by Andrew Jackson to be the Minister to Russia. He came back home to be a U.S. Senator in from 1834-35. In 1845, he was selected Secretary of State under President James K.…
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Second Inaugural Address: President Obama
Giving an inaugural address is a massive endeavor, and requires an extensive amount of preparation for the speaker. Public speaking requires more structure and detail than ordinary conversation: even a short speech given by a student to the classroom requires research, audience analysis, and above all practice. As a U.S. president entering his second term, it was incumbent upon President Obama to give a speech that would address the needs of a very diverse audience on January 21, 2013 and to satisfy a wide range of often-competing audience needs and concerns.
President Obama had to tread a delicate balance in his speech in terms of the issues he covered. On one hand, he was speaking to many people who had fought long and hard to elect him. They wanted him to celebrate his past, present, and future accomplishments. But President Obama was also speaking to…
Obama, Barack. "Second inaugural address." The Washington Post. 21 Jan 2013.
[9 Feb 2013]
The Cold War defined the Kennedy administration, but did not sully the President's reputation as a solid leader. In fact, the way Kennedy handled the Bay of Pigs was criticized unduly. The President only reacted to common concerns that Communism was an immanent threat to the ideals of freedom, liberty and democracy. The involvement in the Vietnam War would become a continuation of an interventionist foreign policy that Kennedy supported only because it was considered the judicious approach to creating a better world after the Second World War. When Kennedy was assassinated, his Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson pursued a more aggressive strategy in the Far East than even Kennedy advocated. Kennedy remained a champion of American ideals: of labor union rights, of civil liberties, and social service.
As an applicant to University I not only seek to emulate President Kennedy but to surpass his political ideals by giving back…
One way John F. Kennedy changed American politics was through his legislation on civil rights. During the social revolutions taking place during the 1960s, John F. Kennedy did not resist the youth movement. Rather, he recognized the new ways of thinking that characterized youth culture in America. Young people became more enthusiastic about politics as a result of Kennedy's influence. Because Kennedy was relatively young compared with his colleagues, American youth could relate to him in ways they could not to his political opponents. The 1960 election earned Kennedy the office of president against his opponent Richard Nixon. Even though Nixon would go on to become President, Kennedy would have already proven himself a worthy leader and a champion of civil liberties.
Unfortunately Kennedy became embroiled in a fiasco of international conflict. The Bay of Pigs invasion and other clashes with Communism created political scandals even the charming Kennedy could not completely overcome. The Cold War defined the Kennedy administration, but did not sully the President's reputation as a solid leader. In fact, the way Kennedy handled the Bay of Pigs was criticized unduly. The President only reacted to common concerns that Communism was an immanent threat to the ideals of freedom, liberty and democracy. The involvement in the Vietnam War would become a continuation of an interventionist foreign policy that Kennedy supported only because it was considered the judicious approach to creating a better world after the Second World War. When Kennedy was assassinated, his Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson pursued a more aggressive strategy in the Far East than even Kennedy advocated. Kennedy remained a champion of American ideals: of labor union rights, of civil liberties, and social service.
As an applicant to University I not only seek to emulate President Kennedy but to surpass his political ideals by giving back to my community. Kennedy's interest in uplifting the downtrodden has inspired me. Whether or not his death was an accident, I intend to carry on his legacy as president by advocating the rights of the poor and of the working class. Kennedy knew first hand the scourge of prejudice. As a Catholic, Kennedy fought against deeply rooted biases that still linger in the 21st century. As a political leader in whatever capacity I can serve, I will also remain strong in the face of opposition like John F. Kennedy. Using his life as an example, I will give back to my community and to all other disenfranchised communities when I am entrusted with the ability and political power to do so. The University will offer the resources and networking opportunities to allow me and my schoolmates to achieve true social justice in the Kennedy tradition. Thank you for your consideration.
" (Campo, PAGE) Such statements remind historians of colonialism, where invaders believed that their society was superior to the culture they were supplanting, while reaping significant financial rewards for doing so. However, the United States has never claimed financial gain. The real criticism of this war is the rush to get there. The United States planned to solve the Iraqi war with force of arms even while the U.N. was still working diligently to confirm whether WMD even existed in Iraq. As we all know now, they were never found, and that was the strongest and most primary reason for the war.
Campo, Juan E. "enign Colonialism? The Iraq War: Hidden Agendas and abylonian Intrigue." Harvard International Review. Volume: 26. Issue: 1, 2004.
Fuss, Toni. "Germany's Opposition to the Iraq War and Its Effect on U.S.-German Relations." Social Education. Volume: 68. Issue: 4, 2004.
Cordesman, Anthony H. Iraq and…
Campo, Juan E. "Benign Colonialism? The Iraq War: Hidden Agendas and Babylonian Intrigue." Harvard International Review. Volume: 26. Issue: 1, 2004.
Fuss, Toni. "Germany's Opposition to the Iraq War and Its Effect on U.S.-German Relations." Social Education. Volume: 68. Issue: 4, 2004.
Cordesman, Anthony H. Iraq and the War of Sanctions: Conventional Threats and Weapons of Mass Destruction. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 1999.
Jackson, Richard. "Between Iraq and a Hard Place: Richard Jackson Suggests That the United States Is Losing Its War on Terror." New Zealand International Review. Volume: 29. Issue: 4, 2004.
Jointly, with the Board of directors and legal counsel, maintain legal status of the firm at all times.
VP Finance: Shondra Wilcox
Reports to: CEO
VP/Finance reports to the CEO and manages BottleMax's financial and accounting policies, systems and processes, tax and regulatory requirements regarding finance, budget controls, financial modeling and forecasting, and works with the CEO to present annual business plans to the Board.
• Oversee external audit; review and analyze audited financial statements
• Prepare the annual financial report
• Oversee cash management and banking
• Ensure BottleMax complies with all internal policies and relevant regulations and ensure filings are completed on time
• Develop and oversee internal review to ensure that finance and operations controls are complied with.
• Manage the payroll systems with the VP of Production and Personnel
• Implement financial systems that ensure maximum productivity
• Oversee the continuous improvement of accounting and financial…
Most Americans know that former President Clinton just had his library dedication in Arkansas. He was a popular president and even the Monica Lewinski scandal was not enough to taint his legacy. Unfortunately, Richard Nixon's library does not seem to have the same prestigious following as Bill Clinton seems to have. Consider that just after Christmas of last year; the Nixon's Foundation and Library won an award that almost no American on the street knows anything about. I have to admit that before I saw the Dimitri Simes who is the current President of the Nixon Center in ashington, D.C., I never even considered that there was a Nixon Foundation. "The Nixon Center is the Nixon Foundation's programmatically independent public policy institute. It recently celebrated its 10th anniversary by acquiring The National Interest, a prestigious foreign policy journal, and by presenting its Distinguished Service Award to Mikhail Baryshnikov at…
C-Span. Interview with Simes, Dimitri. Nixon Center Chief On C-SPAN: Simes Enters Ring on Boxing Day. Washington, D.C. December 23, 2004.
Nixon, Richard M. RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon. New York: Touchstone, 1990.
Reeves, Richard. President Nixon: Alone in the White House. New York: Touchstone, 2001.
Clearly the Secret Service is expanding it's investigative arm; in 2010 the Service established it's second overseas Electronic Crimes Task Force (ECTF), this one in London (in 2009 the Service established an ECTF in Rome, Italy). The point of the ECTF is to provide an avenue through which European and American law enforcement agencies -- along with private sector and academia -- can work together to investigate, suppress and prevent computer-related criminal activity (USSS).
Again and again in the 72-page Fiscal Year 2010 Report readers are reminded of one of the main missions of the Secret Service -- to hunt down and arrest counterfeiters. In 2010 the Secret Service -- along with local authorities -- arrested four Colombian counterfeiters (in Bogota Colombia) that had been printing U.S. currency and distributing it in the United States. Columbia is one of the most prolific producers of counterfeit American money, the report explains,…
Ambinder, Marc. (2011). Inside the Secret Service. The Atlantic. Retrieved August 11, 2011,
from http://www.theatlantic.com .
Department of Homeland Security. (2011). Total Budget Authority by Organization. Retrieved August 10, 2011, from http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/budget_bib_fy2011.pdf.
Kessler, Ronald. (2010). In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect. New York: Random House Digital, Inc.
incumbent is the existing holder of a political office who normally has a structural advantage over challengers during an election," ("The Power of Incumbency" 1). In the House of Representatives, incumbents win over 80% of their elections ("The Power of Incumbency" 1). For the presidential race, the power of incumbency is different and in many ways, weaker due to term limits and the nature of the executive office. Anti-incumbency can haunt presidents who, for whatever exogenous or endogenous factors, had a difficult presidency. Prevailing party fatigue can also be a factor boosting the chances of a non-incumbent from the opposing political party. In the case of presidential elections taking place after a two-term president such as in 2016, there is no incumbent and therefore the process by which the hopefuls win their party's nomination becomes the focal point of their campaign work.
Incumbents enjoy obvious advantages over their non-incumbent counterparts…
McLaughlin, Dan. "History is not on the Democrats' Side in 2016." The Fedeeralist. Retrieved online: http://thefederalist.com/2014/09/04/history-is-not-on-the-democrats-side-in-2016/
Nelson, Michael. Guide to the Presidency and the Executive Branch. Fifth Edition. Los Angeles,: Sage, 2013.
"The Power of Incumbency." Boundless. Retrieved online: https://www.boundless.com/political-science/textbooks/boundless-political-science-textbook/congress-11/congressional-elections-81/the-power-of-incumbency-446-1638/
His daughter Martha married David amsay, a physician, historian, and South Carolina Congressman. Her lifelong journal was published by the family after her death, and it chronicled her life, but much of her father's life in the political arena as well. Lauren's son, Henry Jr., married Eliza, the daughter of John utledge, and inherited his father's estate, and his other daughter Mary had been involved in a dubious relationship with a Frenchman, causing problems with the father-daughter relationship. She married Charles Pinckney and died in childbirth soon afterwards, leaving only two remaining children out of the original twelve. Laurens family is very representative of life during colonial times. Most couples had numerous children, and only a few lived because life was so difficult. Many died from disease or illness, but many others died as a result of farming accidents and such. This was accepted as a part of life, and…
Chesnutt, David R. And Taylor, C. James, Editors. The Papers of Henry Laurens. Volume XVI: September 1, 1782-December 17, 1792. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2003.
Chesnutt, David R. And Taylor, C. James, Editors. The Papers of Henry Laurens. Volume XI: January 5, 1776-November 1, 1777. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1988.
S. Management and Training Team -- put through cross-cultural training, understanding Hindu and Indian history and society, social classes, some idioms, history of relationship with the West; Phase 2- Cross-cultural training of Indian team; American idioms, speech patterns, encourage viewing of American movies, sit-coms, reading of American popular magazines and newspapers, teach popular culture; Phase 3 -- Implementation of new system, continual training and monitoring, transition of some management roles to natives, continue classes in speech and loss of accent; Phase 4 -- Use center as springboard and example for new centers in other countries or additional centers in India; change out U.S. management team so more employees become cross-culturally aware. Promote from within, provide stateside opportunities for bright Indian employees (ai, 2007).
Figure 1 -- Four Stage Training and Implementation Plan:
What is, however, most important to remember when dealing with issues of international labor, foreign workers and investment,…
Davies, P. (2008). What's This India Business? Offshoring, Outsourcing and the Global Services Revolution. Nicholas Brealey Publications.
Rai, U. And V. Khosla. (2007). Offshoring Secrets: Building and Running a Successful India Operation. Happy About Publishers.
Reddy, S. et.al., (2008), International Trade and Labor Standards: A Proposal for Linkage. Columbia University Press.
Indian Team identified; begin language and cultural training, then move towards product development and ongoing training issues.
Time delays and cost would be an additional concern. I would, therefore, go for Brazilian-produced material and forego the glass.
In regards to the gold leaf, I would also go for the cheaper local material, but I may decide to conduct some impromptu surveys amongst potential businessmen of the market that I am seeking in order to identify their aesthetic opinions in regards to internal and external architectural decoration. I would use the results of these surveys to lead me in my final selection.
I would prefer to lease the building to multiple, rather than to one single tenant, particularly given Brazil's lack of foreclosure laws and its bungling leasing system. Multiple tenants would pose less of a risk and would also, simultaneously and hopefully, provide me with the desired publicity that I would like for this development to attract further lessees in the future. Multiple tenants may also induce…
Poorvu, W.J. (2003). Financial analysis of real property investments
Segal, A.J. & Reisne, R. (2004). Hines goes to Rio. 9-805-001.
Molnar feels that the president of the United States is using his son's life, and the lives of many other soldiers, as a tool to further his own political career. He feels that the United States had a shoddy foreign policy for more than a decade and, just as the pressure cooker began to explode, began to try to remedy the situation with a bandage. Molnar contends that the United States is not behaving in the best interest of the people, but is only acting to secure cheap oil and continue using 25 to 30% of this natural resource. The alternative view is that the president had the welfare of the people in mind when he sent soldiers off to the Persian Gulf, and that it was necessary to send troops to the Gulf in order to avoid the possibility of an oil shortage in the United States. In his…
The research, methods will seek to establish a common basement of the U.S. President Foreign Policy Decision Making Process. Equitable regard will be accorded to the state of affairs that exist between the U.S.A. And Iran
Questionnaires are samples of structured questions that will seek directive responses from the respondents in the field of study. In order to arrive at making decisions, there are several considerations that the president of the U.S.A. needs to know from the public and the secretary of state. Such questions will be included in the questionnaires. The questionnaires will be supplied to various respondents. These respondents are thought to have consistent information as regards the U.S. President Foreign Policy Decision Making Process matters in the world. Questionnaires are relevant when it comes to exhausting on the exiting trends of management in the country.
Interviews refer to face-to-face approaches of seeking to elicit information…
Alterman, Eric. 1998. Who speaks for America?: why democracy matters in foreign policy.
Ithaca [u.a.]: Cornell Univ. Press.
Beisner, Robert L. 2003. American foreign relations since 1600 a guide to the literature.
Santa Barbara, Calif: ABC-CLIO. http://ebooks.abc-clio.com/?isbn=9781576075302 .
Re: Optimizing Team Performance
Creating teams has galvanized our employees together around common goals and led to greater level of achievement, yet there is much work still to be done. I agree with your assessment of team performance, and am writing to respond to the several questions and concerns you listed in your latest memo on this subject. I will also explain how I plan on fixing the situation in the R&D team that tends to lead to analysis-paralysis, and their continual shifting from one project to another, with development timeframes slipping as a result. In another team GroupThink has set in and everyone is afraid to disagree with each other. I will end this memo with my recommendations on how to proceed.
Questions on Creating and Sustaining Teams
Your questions relating to the size of each team, determining their staffing and skills composition, compensation, leadership…
Under eno's direction, on April 22, 2000, under the scrutiny of national and international media and news cameras:
"Armed INS officers entered the home (where the child had been living with close relatives) before dawn and within three minutes carried Elian out to a waiting government van. Hours later, the boy was reunited with his father at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, D.C., and eventually they returned to Cuba (Emert 2005 p. 144)."
eno's role in handling the case of Gonzalez was highly controversial and politically provocative. eno withstood with the assault of the Hispanic and Cuban communities around the country, but held firm in her position on handling the matter. It was not, however the first time that eno came under attack for handling a controversial matter. She likewise was responsible for the attack on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, where David Koresh was the spiritual…
Blumenthal, K., 2005. Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX: The Law that Changed the Future of Women, Simon and Schuster, New York, New York.
Emert, P.R., 2005. Attorney General: Enforcing the Law, The Oliver Press, Inc.,
Estrich, S., 2005. The Case for Hillary Clinton, HarperCollins Publishing, New York,
Significant relationship has been shown to exist between the success of a president and failure both coming from the nature of the strategies used in the making of critical policies. According to Thomas Patterson, several factors affect the presidential leadership in the United States of America and other countries. These factors are critical towards the realization of success by the president and the country, basing the success to be the fulfillment of the policies and strategies laid out for the people. This study has analyzed the various factors that affect the presidency and its leadership as stated by Thomas Patterson. Further, the study has proceeded to lay out where these factors affect the nature of leadership, together with the possibly important factors that are relevant to the leadership of any president in the world (Nye 78).
Patterson Thomas has discussed factors affecting presidential leadership. These factors make…
Cohen, Jeffrey E. Going Local: Presidential Leadership in the Post-Broadcast Age. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Print.
Neustadt, Richard E. Presidential Power: The Politics of Leadership. New York: Wiley, 1980. Print.
Nye, Joseph S. Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era., 2013. Print.
Patterson, Thomas E. We the People: A Concise Introduction to American Politics. McGraw-Hill, 2012. Print
Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens' "Cornerstone Speech"
The Civil War was by far the most costly war in terms of human life ever fought by the United States, and the events that precipitated this conflict on U.S. soil included the succession of seven Southern states by March 1861 to form the Confederate States of America. With President Jefferson Davis leading the way, his vice president, Alexander Stephens, delivered a speech in support of the Southern cause including assurances that the new constitution was an improvement on the old, and that commercial enterprises were free to engage in interstate and international commerce at their discretion. Citing concerns over Northern superiority in infrastructure that would make prosecuting the war challenging, the vice president also assured his audience that enormous investments had already been made throughout the South and that more would be made in the future. In sum, this speech was a…
negative group roles and how I dealt with the negative group member
My very first encounter with negative group roles was when I was seventeen years old and while working part-time at a local electronics store. At the electronics store, we were divided into various groups that were headed by different group leaders. Our salary was based on a basic pay as well as commission. This means that our earnings depended much on our push for more sales. The sales force of every individual was highly dependent on the amount of group cohesion and strategy which we put in place in attracting more clients to our stand as well as to our groups. In regard to the sales and promotion functions, we were allowed to engage potential clients via email, phone calls and direct conversations. This means that we had to work together in ensuring that our sales and marketing…
Janis, I.L. (1982). Groupthink: Psychological studies of policy decisions and fiascoes (2nd ed.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Janis, I.L. (1989). Crucial decisions: Leadership in policymaking and crisis management. New "York: Free Press
Smith, T (2011). A Euphemism for Marginalization.The New York Times
We make reference to your letter dated September 1st, 2004 by which you requested our opinion regarding issues related to decentralization, autonomy and transfer pricing policies and their influence on Wickam's current choice of business opportunities.
We intend to present to you the theoretical foundations on which we have based our opinion i.e. transfer pricing policies (definition, functions, issues, methods) and the actual solution we deem as fit for your company. We believe that a slight change of policy should bring more profit as a result of increased convergence, or synergy, between the companies of the Wickam group.
Large organizations are often a conglomerate of two or more smaller firms. These firms have each an entire system of operation parameters on which their daily existence is based. Central management units cannot keep track and control all these parameters for each of the subunits. Therefore,…
Gavious A., (2004) Tranfer Pricing http://www.bgu.ac.il/~ariehg/tpintro.htm
Vice President Communications,
Informational Product Report
The iPhone 5 Features and Specifications
Operating System and Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Audio and Sound
The new lightning connector
Comparison of iPhone 5 with previous versions
iPhone 5 Design
iPhone 5 Display
iPhone 5 Camera
iPhone 5 Ear Pods
iPhone 5 Comparison with previous iPhone versions
Apple has finally launched its newest version of Smartphone in the iPhone series -- the iPhone 5. The most awaited iPhone 5 has received great appreciation after its launch on 21st September 2012. The consumers and businesses were exposed to numerous rumors about the design and features of the new iPhone. The new iPhone is now available in the market with different new features and supporting capabilities. This report presents an overview of this innovative Smartphone in terms of its features, designs,…
Apple, Inc. Compare iPhones. 2012. Web. October 20th, 2012.
Apple, Inc. Specifications. 2012. Web. October 20th, 2012.
Apple, Inc. Features. 2012. Web. October 20th, 2012.
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The Presidents accused of scandals in the history of American politics have been known to make memorable apology speeches. Even though, the speech that the Presidents made were done by different people and in different times, marked similarities and patterns have been noted. The Lewinsky scandal was basically a political sex scandal that occurred in 1999. This scandal came out because the President was accused of having a sexual relationship with an intern in the White House, Monica Lewinsky. The Watergate scandal occurred in 1970 because five men were caught at the Democratic National Committee and further investigations led to President Nixon being found guilty of committing fraud. Another fraud that highlighted a President as the causative agent was the Iran Arms and Contra Aid Controversy. This scandal occurred when President Reagan was in the administration and the officials in charge were accused of selling arms to Iran…
hen Cheney is seen, it is because he is usually attending a Republican fundraiser and attacking Democrats who criticize Bush's war in Iraq. Gore was seen as a very open vice president whose work achieved very high visibility; Cheney works behind the scenes, and is believed to be very influential in the Bush administration in matters of fighting terrorism and war strategy in Iraq.
Bush is very much aware of one of his main political constituencies, the conservative Christian movement; this movement is anti-abortion and very negative about gay people. In fact, Bush has supported a constitutional amendment (which makes his conservative Christian supporters happy) that would ban gay marriage. Clinton, meanwhile, reached out to the gay community and initiated the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy toward gays in the military. Many gays were being pushed out of the military based on old suspicions and values.
Clinton was involved in…
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History / Bill Clinton." Retrieved April 10, 2007, at http://millercenter.virginia.edu.
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Today's President has many important duties, and while some have delegated some tasks to their vice presidents, they are ultimately still in charge of these tasks. As the country has evolved, so has the importance of the vice president, therefore making it comprehensible that the vice president may eventually officially assume some of the President's current duties.
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Additionally, eston Smith's wife Susan Jones-Smith, was also a finance executive at the company, a further example of the incestuous relationships that characterized the financial leadership of HealthSouth. A failure of the company meant the failure in the financial future of the family of one's friends and spouses.
Another warning sign should have been the nature of the company's assets. The firm was able to conceal its financial shenanigans for so long from outside auditors because of its multiple and constant stream of acquisitions of a variety of inpatient and outpatient facilities. The nature of the acquisitions should have been a clear warning sign to be wary of HealthSouth's spiraling profits. The volume of transactions meant there was great difficulty in keeping track of the 'real' value of the different operations, despite the company's alleged revenues on paper.
Also, the existence of such superficial nods to ethical practices, such as…
Stuart, Alix Nyberg. (2005) "Keeping secrets: how five CFOs cooked the books at HealthSouth." CFO Magazine.
According to Pugh (1990), the organizational structure is an instrument that appears from the need to fulfill the organizational aims and objectives with the tools and activities that are available. Following the way that this process is managed, several types of organizational structures can be identified, including pre-bureaucratic structures, bureaucratic and post-bureaucratic structures, functional structures, divisional structures and matrix structures.
Westinghouse organizational structure falls into several different categories. On one hand, it is a bureaucratic structure. Among the characteristics of such an organization, Weber (1948) identifies several: "precision, speed, unambiguity, & #8230; strict subordination, reduction of friction and of material and personal costs- these are raised to the optimum point in the strictly bureaucratic administration."
The bureaucratic nature of the organizational structure at Westinghouse is motivated by at least two aspects: (1) the nature of the industry in which Westinghouse operates: the nuclear industry, highly regulated, which implies…
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I did not assume that the students were internally motivated, even though they proved to be so, which is why I made sure each student had a clear view of the board and PowerPoint presentation I had created and I kept a 'third eye' on their attention to the material, noting that they were following along with the manual and asking them questions. The fact that I had used the software myself and was quite familiar with it gave me an ease in presenting the material. Not only did I know the material well enough to deviate from a pre-planned script, I could also interweave humorous anecdotes into the presentation, and make the dryer sections of my talk more human and interesting. Combined with the visual reinforcement of the PowerPoint, this created a personal rapport between the students and me.
The class was also frustrated by the requirement placed upon…
Arguments for the assumptions: Pat's and Chris's suggestion that the company develop new products and launch them onto different markets is based on the fact that the recent statistics received from the Marketing Department are unsatisfactory.
Evaluating the arguments: The unsatisfactory statistics received from the Marketing Department make a sound argument as the leading position of AcuSan on the market is being challenged by competitors' intense efforts to elaborate new strategies.
Another assumption made by the VP of Product Development is that the "Operation Optimize" plan would only require minimal costs. The argument behind this assumption is an unsound one as later on it has been proved that the operation would also require several additional costs that would raise significant financial difficulties for AcuSan.
1.2 the Conflict
The main responsible for the conflict in AcuSan is the new Marketing Director as she does not take into consideration her colleague's advice.…
The two UPWARD ones = "SALES, PRICE MOVE in SAME DIRECTION, WEAKLY"
= WHAT'S the DEAL? NOT SAME.
Other factors at play besides just price alone.
Likewise next graph, sales to ADVERTISING.
IF more advertising = more sales, then ALL of THEM WOULD BE 100% (1 = 100%).
WE spent 25% more advertising than everyone else but our bar is NOT as HIGH
= THERE IS SUCH THING as "TOO MUCH ADVERTISING YES"
And we found it. = Cut advertising won't hurt sales, but WILL save money.
AND this is borne out by NEXT slide, where GREEN LINE dips far lower than all the rest: =
We're spending too much, not getting competitive performance out of our advertising $$s.
THIS IS a BIG DEAL, it MEANS DON'T SPEND SO MUCH;
WE WOULDN'T KNOW THAT WITHOUT DOING THIS
The same thing basically goes for number of Salespeople as well.
Chief's basic personality and actions, that he will choose Billy Evans as the next vice president. The Chief appears to be very biased towards Evans, and against the other two, especially Laura Prove. His words to Frank Barnwood regarding the "gripes" of minorities also seem to indicate that his attitude towards these persons would remain unchanged, no matter how many articles he is given about the subject. If he were to appoint women in top positions, this would be only a token gesture, with little sincerity or confidence behind it. Furthermore Evans's relaxed attitude indicates that the decision in his favor had already been made during one of the cooling-off periods after a handball game with the Chief.
The person who should get the job is Arnie Sander. Both his expertise and his education work together to make him a top candidate for performing well as vice president. The fact…
Civic Values in the U.S.
estoring democracy and civic virtue in the United States will require major reforms that reduce the power of corporations, elites and special interests in the whole political process. ight now, there is a radical disconnect between the political and economic elites and the needs and interests of the ordinary voters. Most people today realize that the country is in its worse crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s, but government and the political system seem dysfunctional and incapable of dealing with it. emoving the power and control of big money from the political process forever would be the most important step in revitalizing American democracy and making the system more representative and accountable. So would eliminating the Electoral College and electing the president and vice president by a majority of the popular vote. Despite the protests of small states, only this type of reform…
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Hasen, R.L. "Citizens United and the Illusion of Coherence." Michigan Law Review, Vol. 109.581, February 2011: 581-624.
Medical Research Funding - Government vs. Private
Most research funding comes from two major sources: corporations and government. Some small amounts of scientific research are carried out by charitable foundations, especially in relation to developing cures for chronic diseases.
Government funding for medical research amounts to approximately 36% in the U.S. he government funding proportion in certain industries is higher, and it dominates research in social science and humanities. Similarly, with some exceptions government provides the bulk of the funds for basic scientific research. In commercial research and development, all but the most research-oriented corporations focus more heavily on near-term commercialization possibilities rather than ideas or technologies.
Government-funded research can either be carried out by the government itself, or through grants to academic and other researchers otside the government. Critics of basic research are concerned that research funding for the sake of knowledge itself does not contribute to a great…
The various members of HHMI that are filling key staff positions include: Robert Tjian (President), Craig Alexander (Vice President / General Council), and Sean Carroll (Vice President for Science Education). Robert Tjian has formal training as a biochemist and has been the President of HHMI since 2009. He received a Bachelor Degree from Berkeley and a PHD from Harvard University. The greatest contribution that Tjian has made to medical research is through his groundbreaking work, regarding how genes are turned on and off. Craig Alexander has acted as legal counsel for HHMI since 1994 and has been the Vice President since 2006. He has a Law Degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. Sean Carroll is in charge of Science Education for HHMI. He has been working as an HHMI investigator at the University of Wisconsin Madison, where he is a world famous biologist.
Partnerships and cooperating agencies include: 18 Nobel Prize winners, the National Academy of Sciences, and 335 HHMI investigators around the world. The various board members include: James Baker, Garnett Keith, Fred Lummis and Paul Nurse. All of the different individuals made annual contributions to the foundation.
HHMI Personnel Budget
The costs involved in the medical and pension costs for the candidate could have a significant impact upon the business.
The second consideration is the image of the business in terms of the law. Customers today are very sophisticated, and tend to investigate businesses in terms of their fairness and social responsibility. Were the first-choice candidate to disclose to the news that the business engaged in unfair practices when not hiring, this could have a severely negative impact upon the business and its perception by the public. This could result in significant losses in terms of customers and revenue. The business will have to consider whether this is an acceptable risk when compared to the risk of the first-choice employee becoming unfit for work.
The third factor is the law. Business and the law cannot be separated, as businesses today are required to be completely fair in their hiring practices…
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Internal Fraud Detection
Fraud can be detected by deliberate effort through internal control efforts or by coincidence or chance. When companies do not practice strong internal control, it leaves the door open for employees to misappropriate assets without being detected, except by chance. y the time fraud is detected by chance, it could have cost a company millions of dollars in misappropriated assets.
The first coincidence discovered by the magazine company was in the process of a new auditor in an effort to get to know his new company and their accounting codes taking invoices to a vice president responsible for approving payment on them. The very top invoice was a forged signature, and upon evaluation, more invoices were discovered to have contained forged signatures, which is what set up the investigation. According to (Global Economic Crime Survey), 13% of internal fraud is detected by accident, 27% reported fraud in…
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Core-Tex is facing a number of problems that could result in negative publicity. At present, the company is facing multiple challenges but has escaped major headlines. Thus, its stock price has not been hit too hard as the result of the accounting accusations. For the CEO, there are a few key things that need to be done. The first move, the muzzling of the C-suite, is essential. From a public relations perspective, the company needs to speak with a unified voice. From a legal perspective, there may be limits to how much the company can say anyway.
The first step, then, is information gathering. The CEO in particular is liable under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act for anything accounting misstatements (Sarbanes-Oxley, 2014). The CEO must take personal responsibility for verifying the accounting allegations. This is necessary because there seems little doubt that the SEC will send investigators over the company, given…
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Sarbanes-Oxley. (2014). Section 302: Corporate responsibility for financial reports. Sarbanes-Oxley 101. Retrieved March 21, 2014 from http://www.sarbanes-oxley-101.com/SOX-302.htm