Apple Essays


10th Amendment and the Supremacy Clause

10th Amendment or the Supremacy Clause should be stricken down, it is important to define what each is. The 10th amendment is "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people" (Mcpherson, 2009, p. 254). The Supremacy Clause is "This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land" (Dixon, Mccorquodale,… Continue Reading...

Analyzing Organizational Change

Review (2010) states that a few organizations (such as apple Inc.) capitalize on market changes whereas others (such as General Motors) appear to be struggling even with minor alterations demanded by the market or minor internal changes. A broad gap exists in acceptance of change and a corporation might or might not introduce it until it is prepared to adapt itself to such change. A number of factors -- internal as well as external -- come into play in the context of OCM. External factors take the form of technology, governmental policy, societal norms, accumulated costs, and so forth.… Continue Reading...

Strategic Resource Management Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Activity 1: Human Resource Management (HRM) HP Corporate Objectives Profit: Recognizing that profit constitutes the single most effective measure of the organization's contributions to the community, in addition to being the most basic source of business strength. Attaining maximum possible levels of profit in line with other business goals is the aim. Striving for constant advancement in company offering (i.e., services and products) quality, value, and utility (Hewlett-Packard, 2016). Field of Interest: Focusing efforts and constantly pursuing fresh development opportunities, whilst simultaneously limiting participation to areas wherein the company possesses capability and is able to effectively contribute. Growth: Underscoring corporate… Continue Reading...

Different but Related Accounting Scenarios

progressives hate Walmart for low prices and its 3% profit margin but love high-priced apple and its 24% profit margin? - AEI. AEI. Retrieved 21 September 2016, from https://www.aei.org/publication/every-month-Walmart-gets-one-profit-day-from-its-sales-while-apple-gets-7-5/ Slideshare. (2016). Determining How Costs Behave. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/mingxinlu/cost-accounting-determining-how-cost-behaves Continue Reading...

Strategic Policy and Planning at Dell Computers

is unlike most of its major rivals such as HP, Lenovo, and apple, whose major sales come from the consumer market. Little inattention to individual consumers has placed the company at a disadvantage given that most individual customers often prefer trying out a product prior to purchase. This disadvantage has particularly been true in emerging markets such as China, where the notion of online shopping is largely at its infancy. Overreliance on the U.S. market (which accounts for over 60% of its total revenues) and a relatively limited history of acquisitions also constitute significant weaknesses for the company. In… Continue Reading...

Amazon Vs Ebay

Comparing Amazon and eBay is really like comparing apples and oranges. The two, while appearing to be the same on the surface, are really nothing alike once the superficial labels are peeled off. eBay began as a C2C ecommerce site -- consumers selling to consumers. That gradually morphed into B2C as businesses (from big time car lots to small business owners) saw the advantage of posting items on eBay in order to boost sales. Amazon may appear to the untrained eye to follow in eBay's footsteps by offering a web-based platform where all sorts of sales strategies can be employed:… Continue Reading...

Apple Investment and Financial Analysis

apple Inc. Investment Analysis and Recommendations apple Inc. is an American multinational company specializing in designing and producing mobile telecommunication devices that include iPhone, computer software and hardware, apple TV, apple Watch, iPod, and other electronic devices. apple was incorporated and publicly registered in 1977. Headquartered in California, apple is one of the most successful American companies in term of revenue with the annual revenue reaching $233.7 billion at the end of 2015 fiscal year. On February 2016, apple recorded $521.3 billion worth of market capitalization. While appleContinue Reading...

Activity Based Costing at Amazon

operates in a stiffly competitive environment. The company competes with equally powerful players like eBay, apple, Netflix, and Google. Further competition comes from retailers such as Walmart, Best Buy, Sears, and Target. By adopting the ABC system, Amazon can counter competitive rivalry. The company would be better placed to offer better prices, thereby attracting and retaining customers. In an environment with multiple players, the importance of competitive pricing cannot be overemphasized. While still keen on quality and value for money, customers desire affordable prices. ABC provides a valuable way through which such a balance can be achieved. Competitive pricing… Continue Reading...

Genetic Testing

Prenatal genetic testing can prove useful to many expectant mothers under certain conditions. For example, those with inherited illnesses, those with children born with severe defects, those who are high risk of delivering a still born, and women over the age of 34 all present as likely candidates for prenatal genetic testing. It can help them identify what may be wrong with the fetus and what steps to take if something is found. However, pregnant women not at risk for such problems stand not to benefit from prenatal genetic testing as the procedure can be unsafe for the fetus and… Continue Reading...

Renaissance Painting Leonardos Last Supper

Leonardo's Last Supper (1495-1498) does something very different from the other Renaissance portrayals of this scene from the Gospel. Unlike Andrea del Castagno's or Domenico Ghirlandaio's Last Supper versions, Leonardo's is at once more earthly (neither Christ nor the Apostles wear halos) and chaotic than the others -- and yet at the same time it is substantially more divine and imposing in its stark simplicity. This paper will trace the compositional, stylistic and symbolic development of the story of the Last Supper as it is told by Leonardo da Vinci in his masterpiece of the same name. The first thing… Continue Reading...

East Asian History Questions

.....Zhu Xi understood daotong ( "transmission of the dao" or Confucian orthodoxy). What texts, in sequence, were to be studied? Keeping in mind the context in which he wrote, accept, qualify or refute his position. Central to the evolution of Confucian orthodoxy, the teachings of Zhu Xi understood the transmission of the dao, the daotong, in terms of the natural ordering and hierarchy of the universe, and of universal laws. Daotong is conceptualized as a flow, a transmission of actual energy from a source higher on the cosmological hierarchy, or from the principle of Heaven, tianli (Adler 143). Moreover, the… Continue Reading...

Chinese Cultural Revolution

In the course of the Cultural Revolution, the communist leader Mao Zedong proclaimed particular cultural requirements for both art and writings in China. This was a period that was filled with violence and harsh realisms for the people within the society. Authors such as Bei Dao, Gu Cheng and Yu Hua can be considered to be misty poets, whose works endeavored to shift from an inactive response to active formation. The aforementioned individuals are renowned authors, writers and poets celebrated for their influential literal works and their impact during the course of the Cultural Revolution in China. Through their short… Continue Reading...

Business Management and Supervision

Performance Improvement Carl Peterson is a marketing assistant at a medium sized investment firm in the U.S. He has been in the position for the last 1 year, and he is primarily involved in supporting the marketing manager on sales and marketing projects. This role specifically entails aspects such as organising market research, analysing questionnaires, compiling marketing reports, conducting promotional activities, and engaging clients. In the recent performance review conducted just a few weeks ago, significant shortcomings emerged in Peterson's performance. The review particularly revealed frequent mistakes, consistent inability to follow instructions, repeated failure to meet deadlines, as well as… Continue Reading...

Poems and Chinese Literature

Chinese Cultural Revolution in Literature There are a number of stark images found in the works of literature reviewed by Dao, Cheng, and Hua in this assignment. Specifically, this paper details the imagery evinced in Bei Dao's "Resume," Gu Cheng's "Curriculum Vitae," and Yu Hua's "On the Road at Eighteen." That imagery and those works in general are thinly veiled allusions to the Chinese Cultural Revolution, which took places in the early to midway part of the 20th century. It largely appears as though the imagery evinced in this work are indicative of some of the more salient factors of… Continue Reading...

Native American Art in Southwest

......starting around noon, I visited the art gallery at the Woolaroc property. The property itself is a sprawling celebration of the landscape and wildlife unique to this part of North America: there are herds of buffalo on the property although we did not get to see any when we arrived. I headed straight to the gallery, which is locally renowned for its collection of paintings from the Taos group. Many of the artists on display I had heard of before, and was eager to encounter first hand and was not disappointed. Although I relished the paintings themselves for their objective… Continue Reading...

Leadership Power Of Steve Jobs and Arnold Schwarzenegger

is necessary to examine some examples. When working with VLSI Technology, a company manufacturing chips for apple, he is document it as barging into a meeting and telling the members that they were all "fucking dickless assholes," demanding that the chips would be delivered on time. The leveraging of this power obviously worked, the chips were delivered on time (Love, 2011). Jobs whilst the CEO of apple, so had the power to punish for non-delivery. Another example may be seen early in his career, when working at Atari (Love, 2011). Jobs recruited Wazniak to come and help him develop a… Continue Reading...

Educational Plan for Improving Behavioural Health Amongst Older Adults

Populations in rural areas grapple with poorer health outcomes due to challenges such as greater resource constraints and shortage of health care personnel and facilities, with vulnerable populations being the most affected. This is particularly true for rural populations in North Dakota (ND) (Molmen et al., 2013). Constituting a substantial portion of the overall state population, older adults (aged 65 and above) in rural areas are particularly affected by the worrying health care situation in the state, especially in terms of smoking, alcohol consumption, and obesity. Education provides a valuable tool through which the behavioural health of older adults in… Continue Reading...

How a Genogram Can Help in Therapy

from the abusive relationships that they themselves endured in their own families when they were young. As Sturge- apple, Davies and Cummings (2010) indicate, "homes characterized by high levels of interparental discord evidence greater perturbations in parenting and emotional unavailability" and this appears to be very much the case with Juan and Elena, judging by the genogram history (p. 1320). The genogram below does not indicate the drinking as a factor in Juan's behavior or medical history as it is not considered an issue and has not been a factor in any of the situations for which the social worker… Continue Reading...

Crisis Situations

can be seen as an advantage for the firm's major rivals, especially apple Inc. Financial Wells Fargo, an American financial services firm, found itself embroiled in a major financial scandal recently. On September 8, 2016, federal authorities revealed that the firm's employees secretly created millions of illegitimate bank and credit card accounts between May 2011 and July 2015. Through the phony accounts, which have been largely attributed to the firm's over-ambitious sales program, the employees were able to hit sales targets and make the bank unwarranted fees revenue, thereby making more money. In the wake of the revelations, the… Continue Reading...

Dual Enrolment Implications for Community College Leadership

Dual enrolment has become a popular phenomenon in the education realm in the last one decade. Community colleges are increasingly collaborating with high schools to enable high school students undertake college-level courses while still in high school. This prepares high school students for the realities of college education and socialises them into the norms, attitudes, behaviours, and expectations of college life, in addition to reducing the time and cost of college education. However, challenges such as difficulties in credit transfer, little or no confidence in dual credit courses on the part of colleges and faculty members, lack of a strong… Continue Reading...

Innovation Best Practices

the current tastes and preferences of its customers. It must sustain innovation. apple is a good example of a sustaining innovator. The firm did not invent digital music players, smartphones, or even tablets. Nonetheless, the firm improved the existing designs in a way that they appeared like completely new products. It learned that consumers in the foreseeable future would desire more aesthetically appealing, stylistic, and personalised mobile devices. Toyota is another ideal example that constantly thinks about the changing needs and wants of consumers. Though the company manufactures cars just like any other automobile manufacturer, it focuses on making them… Continue Reading...

Self Identity

Cheesman (2002) conducted a study on Karen identity in the Union of Myanmar with regards to historical and social conditions. The study found that Karen identity is a relatively difficult identity because individuals from this ethnic background do not have a common language, material attributes, religion and culture. While most of the existing assessments of this ethnic identity have been carried out in Thailand, it is largely influenced by historical and social conditions in the Union of Myanmar. Based on a review of contemporary Myanmar, people of Karen identity are seemingly virtuous, illiterate (uneducated), and oppressed. Many aspects relating to… Continue Reading...

Rivalry Strategy Tool

competitive. The top four competitors in the smartphone manufacturing industry comprise of Samsung, apple, Huawei and OPPO. In accordance to statistics from the 3rd Quarter of the 2016 fiscal year, Samsung was number 1 in the industry with a market share of 21 percent. Second was apple with a market share of 12.5 percent. The third competing company was Huawei with a market share of 9.3 percent, and lastly OPPO with a market share of 7.1%. The fifth company is Vivo, which boasts a market share of 5.9 percent. The other smartphone manufacturing companies around the globe account for… Continue Reading...

Representation and Reality Alexie on Film

Alexie, Victor, Thomas and Tonto Alexie's experiences as a boy compare to those of Victor and Thomas each. It is as though Victor and Thomas are two alternate projections of Alexie's character: Victor represents the unhappy Indian, who is dissatisfied with the way his family and the people on the reservation conduct themselves (they drink too much); he wants to think of himself as a proud, warrior Indian. Thomas on the other hand is far more sympathetic to Victor's family and sees good points in Victor's dad. He also reminds Victor that their tribe was not a warrior tribe but… Continue Reading...

Application for Medicine Studies Motivational

Medicine as a discipline is predominantly rooted in science, particularly biology and chemistry. My strong performance in and enjoyment of sciences makes me an ideal candidate for medical school. Nevertheless, my greatest motivation to pursue the field comes from my passion for serving people. Right from elementary school through to college, I have always been passionate about serving people in a direct way. I have participated in numerous volunteer and community initiatives, which have further strengthened my desire to serve people. Serving people gives me satisfaction more than anything else. Medicine is one field that offers the opportunity to serve… Continue Reading...

Nursing Challenge

The shortage of nursing staff remains a major challenge in the U.S. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) (2014), the shortage is expected to be even greater in the next one decade or so. The shortage has been fuelled by factors such as reduced enrolment into nursing schools, increased retirement of the nursing workforce, as well as higher demand for healthcare due to population ageing and greater incidence of lifestyle diseases (AACN, 2014). The shortage of nursing staff has severe implications for the nursing workforce. A high number of patients relative to nursing staff often translate… Continue Reading...

Apple Vs Federal Government

Privacy and Security: apple vs. Federal Government With increased usage of smartphones and other mobile devices, concerns over unauthorized access to private and confidential data stored in the devices have soared. In recent times, apple Inc., one of the largest manufacturers of smartphones in the U.S. and worldwide, resorted to robust cryptographic techniques in an attempt to protect data customers store on its devices. The move has led to a fierce battle between apple and the federal government, with the latter citing national security concerns. The government's… Continue Reading...

Mcdonald's

a franchise is synonymous with American standards and is similar to apple pie in the hearts of many Americans. McDonald's, like Disney creations, transcend gender, political sentiments, and places of residence in order to deliver the kind of expectations that are classically defined as American. That is why McDonald's can be seen as a ritual. References Kottak, C. (1978). McDonald's as Myth, Symbol and Ritual. Anthropology: The Study of Human Diversity. Wohl, J. (2016, January 7). McDonald's Packaging Gets a Colorful Makeover | CMO Strategy - AdAge. Retrieved from http://adage.com/article/design/mcdonald-s-packaging-a-2016-makeover/302019/ Continue Reading...

Business Ethics Crisis

What are the essential details of the event, and what do you see as the causes of the crisis and/or negative impact to society? Essential Details The scandal chosen is the Volkswagen emission scandal. The essential details of the scandal encompass the fact that Volkswagen ultimately admitted that roughly 11 million of its manufactured vehicles were fitted out with software that was employed to falsify emission tests. Specifically, the fitted out software detected when the car was being tested and then activated apparatus that decreased emissions. Another essential detail of the scandal is that during the course of regular driving,… Continue Reading...

Security Leader in a Military Organization

The ability to lead is an important trait in the organizational world today. With organizations encountering increasingly complex situations, leaders have a role to successfully steer their organizations through those situations. They must properly influence and guide their followers in the achievement of organizational goals and objectives (Bateman, Snell & Konopaske, 2016). Leadership ability is particularly important in military organizations. The security environment has become ever more challenging, warranting even more effective leadership (Laver, 2008). Military organizations now grapple with challenges such as craftier enemies, international terrorism, increased incidence of natural disasters, and reduced budgetary allocations. Internally, military organizations face… Continue Reading...

Strategic Implementation

For instance, Samsung faces a great deal of competition from rival companies such as apple and therefore opts to have low cost structures within its supply chain in order to compete (Suttle, 2016). It is also imperative to note that if the industry is competitive, then the company can either be risk averse or risk taking with respect to change. The company might be afraid to instigate and embrace change because it might lose its competitive edge. On the other hand, the company might be risk taking in embracing change so as to attain a competitive edge. Usefulness of… Continue Reading...

Business News from Around the World

no indications of bias: what are written are just the facts. Dou (2017) reports for The Wall Street Journal that apple faces stiff competition in China as a result of Chinese "upstarts like Oppo" which are eating into apple's smart phone sales. The article depicts the situation in China as one in which the American tech company has faced significant and substantial hurdles over the years -- and this one, the rise of competitor companies scratching away at apple's market share -- is just the latest. Dou (2017) shows in vivid terminology that apple is not unstoppable in China, as… Continue Reading...

Digital Marketing Details and Plans

non-Namshi • Linkages between social media, Namshi blog, Namshi shopping portal, etc. • apple/Google Apps direction to blog, social media, shopping portal Sources of Revenue • Ads for non-competing sites on Namshi page • Revenues from ongoing sales • Fees from people joining loyalty program Customer Relationship Strategy The overall customer service strategy that Namshi should and will use is fairly basic. It takes on three major prongs and they must all be done in a proper and low-key (yet effective) way. They include the following: • Lures to get people to become new customers • Reward those that keep coming… Continue Reading...

Emotional Labour and Gendered Occupational Segregation

Emotional labour is a common phenomenon, especially in service industries. Broadly speaking, emotional labour means that an individual at the workplace displays positive or organisationally-acceptable emotions regardless of their true emotional state (Hochschild, 1983). When interacting with customers, for instance, a customer service employee is required to treat customers with empathy, kindness, and calmness irrespective of how the employee is feeling or how the customer behaves or talks. Portraying negative emotions such as anger, frustration, and hostility would potentially injure the reputation of the organisation or negatively affect customer confidence in the organisation. Fundamentally, emotional labour means that while at… Continue Reading...

Spirit Airlines Strategic Analysis and Recommendations

Based on internal and external assessment, this paper provides strategic recommendations for Spirit Airlines, Inc. Flying to more than 50 destinations in the Americas and with more than 100 aircrafts in its fleet, Spirit Airlines is one of the largest ultra-low cost airlines in the U.S. The paper is organized as follows. First, the two major issues or challenges facing the company are identified. Next, strategic options for addressing the issues are considered, clearly highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Based on the evaluation, recommendations for the two most viable options are presented. Finally, a brief plan for… Continue Reading...

Career Planning Development and Management

the world. Typically, all technology and software companies need a brand manager and they include apple Inc., Alphabet (Google parent company), Microsoft, Facebook, Samsung, Oracle and IBM just to mention a few. Precisely, my target company is Google Inc. This tech giant has earned high marks on several occasions and in various areas key among them job meaning, job satisfaction and employee compensation. In fact, the company has been featured year after year, in Forbes Magazine as the number one best company to serve. Virtually, the technology industry has a high entry barrier and a higher learning curve. This… Continue Reading...

Veterans Mental Health Services

Veterans experience a variety of mental health problems, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, aggression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia (Wooten, 2015). More specifically, statistics indicate that up to 50% of veterans experience PTSD (Institute of Medicine [IOM], 2013). These problems often stem from exposure to combat. Mental health problems among veteran are further compounded by other problems such as financial difficulties, joblessness, marriage problems, social isolation, and homelessness (Smith et al., 2017). These problems are major risk factors for suicide and substance abuse. Indeed, approximately 22 veterans commit suicide every day (American Public Health Association [APHA], 2014). This paper… Continue Reading...

Artificial Intelligence and Futurism Transhumanism

Man. [Feature Film], 2009. Scott, Ridley. Blade Runner. [Feature Film]. 1982. Shead, Sam. " apple cofounder Steve Wozniak dismisses AI concerns raised by Stephen Hawking and Nick Bostrom." Business Insider. Retrieved online: http://www.businessinsider.com/steve-wozniak-ai-2016-10 Stanton, Andrew. WALL-E. [Feature Film], 2008. Continue Reading...

Management and Operation Consulting for Google

and this has seen the organization take a philosophical perspective in their approaches. In a case like apple, they face enormous competition from other companies like Microsoft due to the free software made available by Google. Thus, an operations consulting will have financial benefits to the business such as providing its executives with compliance advice. Such a move for the business will mean the protection of their stakeholders and shielding of the company from lawsuits. Moreover, they will develop better information about their company operations and this will enable them to avoid making bad decisions in future operations. Consultancy services… Continue Reading...

Samsung New Marketing Strategy

its respective industry or market. Samsung, a South Korean company, has faced intense competition from apple and other smartphone companies across the globe. Since 2014, Samsung's profit and market share have significantly declined due to intense competition from apple and Chinese players. However, Samsung has experienced tremendous profitability and increased in the past year because of the adoption of new strategies. According to Jung -- a (2016), Samsung Electronics predicted its best quarterly results in over two years in June 2016. The company experienced increased profitability at a time when the smartphone sector or industry was characterized by declining… Continue Reading...

Apple Market Share Increase for Ipad 4

apple needs to increase its market share for iPad 4. Product outline apple Inc. is a well known technology firm that specializes in designing, production and selling of computers, mobile phones and music related devices. The most outstanding feature of apple Inc. is the brand-perception as well as identification. apple has built itself to become a cult-brand over the last decade with the strategy to invest and market iTunes, QuickTime and iMaclines working to fortify the brand loyalty hence the cult-brand formation. The short-term goals that apple Inc. put in… Continue Reading...

Apple Increase in Market Share for Ipad 4

apple needs to increase its market share for iPad 4. Product outline apple Inc. is a well known technology firm that specializes in designing, production and selling of computers, mobile phones and music related devices. The most outstanding feature of apple Inc. is the brand-perception as well as identification. apple has built itself to become a cult-brand over the last decade with the strategy to invest and market iTunes, QuickTime and iMaclines working to fortify the brand loyalty hence the cult-brand formation. The short-term goals… Continue Reading...

Fit Tea and Advertising

are first launching a brand-new product or service. For example, apple increases its advertising when they first launch a new iPhone. The same can be said with companies like Amazon when they launch a new version of their kindle. The type of signals, advertisers make for their company are to create a connection with the consumer base. The customers need to feel a deeper connection to the product that will compel them to purchase and continue purchasing. Social media is being used to by companies now because social media savvy people already have that built-in connection their audience they… Continue Reading...

Leadership in the Public Sector

Leadership is a challenging endeavor in any sector. In the public sector, however, leadership tends to be particularly more challenging. Public sector leaders often have to work with fewer resources to address increasingly complex challenges. In addition, effective leadership in the public sector is vital for not only driving employee motivation and performance, but also ensuring efficient performance of government agencies and the government in general (McCarthy, 2015). Indeed, leadership is important for effective public governance -- transparency, accountability, planning, efficiency, and so forth (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development [OECD], 2001). Another challenge stems from the fact that public… Continue Reading...

Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Csr

wages and poor working conditions as well as child labor in its overseas factories. apple Inc., one of the largest technology companies worldwide, has also faced similar allegations. The allegations have caused intense pressure on the two firms from government agencies, courts, advocacy groups, and consumers. A major similarity between the case of WCH and the cases of Nike and apple is that human rights violations were committed in overseas operations. This could be an indication that multinational firms have a tendency of misusing workers in poor countries. Conclusion Overall, WCH has failed in fulfilling the interests of the… Continue Reading...

Problem Statement Regarding Virtual Teams

Hook: When poet, artist, and punk rock star Patti Smith moved into the Chelsea Hotel with her beau and fellow artist Robert Mapplethorpe in 1970, she recognized the power of networking for increasing productivity and propelling individual and group success: "The Chelsea hotel network made anything possible. Everything changed," (Olaisen & Revang, 2017, p. 1441). The example of Patti Smith shows how networking is a critical component of success in any business sector, whether the arts, sciences, or commercial enterprise. Anchor: As many as 79% of knowledge workers report working "always or frequently in dispersed teams," but 82% of virtual… Continue Reading...

Technical Writing Describing a Smartphone

interface as seen here: The two main smartphone operating systems include iOS for apple smartphones and the Android operating system for most other smartphone manufacturers like Samsung. Manufacturers preload some software applications, called "native apps," to allow the new user access to the device's core functions like the telephone and camera. Users can also download software applications, commonly called "apps," from the Internet. Some software applications are free of charge. Smartphone as Telephone One of the functions of a smartphone is to send and receive voice calls and/or text messages via a cellular network. Alternatively, a user can send and… Continue Reading...

Relationship Marketing

that it is free of any caffeine and will come in three different fruity flavors being apple, Orange and Pineapple. This drink will be released to ensure that it provides consumers with not only energy boost but at the same time quench their thirst and offer a healthy option. The company purposes to bring in a new product that is yet to be seen in the market that will rival other drinks and at the same time offer a healthier option to consumers. Consumer Analysis In the present day, more and more consumers are shifting towards a healthier option… Continue Reading...

Apple Corporation Summary and Review

It is up slightly monthly. • Here4U seems to be up across the board apple Corporation The name of the company that will be further reviewed in this report is apple Corporation. They are headquartered in Cupertino, California. This is in the heart of Silicon Valley. They were founded in 1977 and they employ about 116,000 employees (Yahoo Finance, 2017; Reuters, 2017). They produce both software and hardware items and solutions including the iPod, the iPad, the iPhone, iTunes Store, their personal computer line and a few other items. The iPod is apple's line of MP3 players. They are digital versions… Continue Reading...

Hrm Leader

Sally is a proficient and experienced Human Resource Management (HRM) leader at ABC Bank. In the contemporary, Sally feels overwhelmed owing to the recent acquisition of the Local Bank by ABC Bank. There are various key aspects that present a HRM challenge for Sally. To begin with, the workforce at the new branch comprises of 40% of older workers that possess knowledge and wisdom. However, there is a need to instigate new technologies to provide additional consumer convenience and therefore a decision as to be made whether the current set of workers should be laid off and new personnel hired.… Continue Reading...

Changing Organizational Structures to Learning Organization

its structure is inferior to the functional structure used by apple Company. Based on this, I firmly believe that no organizational structure is superior to the other. The organizational factors determine the suitable structure that should be used. References Baligh, H. H. (2006). Organization Structures: Theory and Design, Analysis and Prescription. Springer Science & Business Media. Buhler, P. M. (2011). Changing organizational structures and their impact on managers. Organizational Change, 72(2), 24-26. Kanten, P., Kanten, S., & Gurlek, M. (2015). The Effects of Organizational Structures and Learning Organization on Job Embeddedness and Individual Adaptive Performance. Procedia Economics and Finance,… Continue Reading...

Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Marketing

that is free of any caffeine and will come in three different fruity flavors being apple, Orange and Pineapple. This drink will be released to ensure that it provides consumers with not only energy boost but at the same time quench their thirst and offer a healthy option. The company purposes to bring in a new product that is yet to be seen in the market that will rival other drinks and at the same time offer a healthier option to consumers. Process to monitor and control marketing performance As with any product or service, it is imperative to… Continue Reading...

Edward Snowden Essay

access to servers in major online providers such as Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft and apple, and others (Francheschi-Bicchierai, 2014). This disclosure caused a flood of criticism from the international community in general and the citizens of the U.S. and the U.K. concerning security, privacy, and government spying (Be very afraid, 2013). The PRISM initiative enables NSA officials to collect data from these major Internet companies has been in effect since 2007 as part of the global war on terrorism (Taking liberties in the name of freedom, 2013). The NSA routinely conducts espionage on foreign countries and world leaders, even… Continue Reading...

Human Trafficking Essay

sex trafficking, but this relationship is multifaceted and varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Conclusion An orange can be defined as an apple but it would still be an orange. Likewise, prostitution can be viewed as a victimless crime but critics of this view maintain that the practice is still tantamount to human sex trafficking. The research showed that there is a correlation between prostitution and human trafficking, but this correlation varied from venue to venue, with the Nordic harm reduction model being used by some Scandinavian countries that targets customers rather than the purveyors of sex being the latest example of… Continue Reading...

Torture and Interrogation Essay

The Rationale for and the Efficacy of Torture during Interrogation Although information from interrogational torture is unreliable, it is likely to be used frequently and harshly. ==John W. Schiemann, 2012 Introduction The epigraph above is indicative of the growing consensus concerning the lack of efficacy of torture in providing interrogators with reliable concealed information Concealed information is the foundation of the majority of security issues. In most cases, concealed information is a situation wherein one individual knows something that someone else does not know. Consequently, the majority of security issues could be resolved if there was a dependable method of… Continue Reading...

Carnival Cruise Customer Relationship Management

1. Should Carnival do “CRM?” Carnival should definitely do CRM. Carnival obtained its identity as the “fun ship” when its maiden voyage ran onto a sandbar: the management team turned the disaster into a enjoyable experience for passengers by opening the bar for them. It was an inspired reaction to a difficult situation—and it helped to earn the cruise line its reputation. However, having developed over the decades and become a mid-tier line (neither on the cheap nor on the expensive side—though it does offer an experience that competes just as well against any of the luxury brands), Carnival wants… Continue Reading...

Jeff Bezos Leadership Skills

the shortcomings and chances influencing from invention and transformation, different from Google, Microsoft, and apple, Amazon is not preoccupied with a strictly formulated environment of interlocking applications and services. The CEO instead prefers platforms that each serves its consumers in the finest and quickest possible manners. Although Amazon may appear to be having an excellent image to the customers, employees have a different story to tell. Employees are pushed to deliver beyond their limits, and this may be harmful to the welfare in some instances. With the limitation on the number of people allowed to talk to the press,… Continue Reading...

Conflict in the Story Soldier’s Home

Analyzing Conflict Ernest Hemingway’s story titled “Soldier’s Home” features a youth, Harold Krebs who is unable to adapt and lead an ordinary life after returning from war. Akin to several fellow soldiers-turned-writers, Hemingway uses this tale to explain his own problems with adjusting to a civilian life after the war. Though Krebs does set store by the truth, circumstances and society coerce him into lying. The tale depicts, in an accurate manner, the contradiction between his personal values (which changed drastically following his experiences on the battlefield) and people’s expectations from him (he is expected to display compliance with societal… Continue Reading...

Obstacles Of Organizational Development Theorists

or seniority rather than upon demonstrated excellence. Unlike private organizations like apple, Google, and Facebook which are famous for their unique motivational strategies regarding their employees, government entities cannot use free yoga classes and generous compensation packages in addition to salaries to create a culture which makes employees want to go “the extra mile” in achieving a particular performance goal. Public entities are therefore more likely to be subjected to external constraints and are therefore likely to have a greater sense of inertia than public organizations. When there is a “failure to change” this can, of course, “erode public… Continue Reading...

Breakfast Club Film Review and Analysis

Adolescence is an especially critical development stage for any individual. At this stage, individuals not only experience biological changes, but also become more aware of gender roles and expectations and experience cognitive development. Also, individuals at the adolescent stage are influenced by various socialization agents, such as family and school. As depicted in the film The Breakfast Club,[footnoteRef:1] adolescents go through critical changes in this stage of their life. This paper highlights the developmental markers observed in the film, especially with respect to gender, biology, and cognition. The paper also highlights various socialization agents (specifically school and family) and how… Continue Reading...

Improving Public Relations Between the Police Department and the Citizens

Abstract In the wake of numerous public complaints as well as allegations within the last two years that point towards excessive use of force by police officers in the apprehension of suspects within the city, there is need to develop a brief that explores the various measures that could be adopted in seeking to enhance our officers’ relations with the community while at the same time attempting to minimize instances of unnecessary aggression and use of force. In essence, in seeking to effect arrests, officers should utilize force that is not only commensurate with the risk posed, but also objectively… Continue Reading...

Confidentiality Breaches & Informed Consent when Testing New Drugs

Confidentiality Breaches in Clinical Practice The confidentiality and privacy of patients are considered as one of the fundamental freedoms that they should enjoy and are safeguarded under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA). It is also a precept of the American Medical Association’s Code of Ethics and the Hippocratic Oath. The breach of confidentiality is unethical and illegal. Medical professionals are under the obligation of protecting the patient’s confidentiality. Confidentiality and privacy prohibit medical providers from unlawful disclosure of the patient’s information. Some of the inappropriate disclosures include discussing a patient’s case in the elevators or corridors,… Continue Reading...

Mainstream Media and Science

most important scientists of all time. He is largely remembered for the famous theory of the apple falling on his head from a tree and thereby coming up with the theory of gravity. One of the mutual characteristics amongst them is that they were known to be the first to advance theories that completely chanced the field and the way we view the world. In addition, these are scientists who have had films created about their lives and works. 4. Has your image of what a scientist does and how they look changed over time? If so, how has… Continue Reading...

Apples Stock Movement 2017

apple Inc. Stock In 2017, AAPL has performed quite well. It started the year off at $115 and today is selling for $170. 2017 has been a great year for stocks, with the election of President Trump seeming to have a lot to do with the rise in equities across the board, as the market has expected the President to introduce tax cuts that would be good for businesses like apple. I was attracted specifically to apple because I am… Continue Reading...

Apple's Human Resources Strategy

the growth comes as rapidly as it did for apple in the 2000s. The company's growth trajectory started with an established culture under Steve Jobs, the introduction of the iPod, and then the introduction of the iPhone started apple on its current hypergrowth course. The new initiatives that the company is working on today may yet signal a future round of hypergrowth, which places significant emphasis on the need for the company to have a strong organizational culture that contributes to its success, and a culture that can be passed along quickly to new recruits so that they buy… Continue Reading...

Abortion and Ethics

it acts in accordance with its nature. For example, an apple tree is supposed to grow and produce apples. If it does, then it is judged a good tree. If it does not, it is judged to be a bad tree. An apple tree that produces plums would be against nature and therefore an abomination. Likewise a woman’s body is designed to conceive, bear, and carry a child to full term and give birth to it into the world. This is the natural progression of events following procreation in which conception takes place. To go against the rational nature… Continue Reading...

Suicide Among Psychiatric Patients

Suicide rates are remarkably high worldwide and nationally, making suicide one of the leading causes of death (Schwartz-Lifshitz, Zalsman, Giner et al, 2012; Tillman, 2014). Although most suicides do not occur in the hospital setting, psychiatric disorders—especially mood disorders and psychotic disorders—are risk factors that increase the likelihood of a suicidal event (Appleby, 1992; Sarzetto, Delmonte, Seghi, et al, 2017). Suicide not only affects the patient, but reverberates throughout the patient’s family and social circle, also causing distress and potential performance issues among clinical staff (Tillman, 2014). Therefore, it is important that psychiatric nurses understand how to recognize risk factors,… Continue Reading...

Adolescent Development and Film Breakfast Club

Adolescence is an especially critical development stage for any individual. At this stage, individuals not only experience biological changes, but also become more aware of gender roles and expectations and experience cognitive development. Family and school become social incubators that trigger changes and psychosocial responses in adolescents. The film The Breakfast Club shows how a group of five adolescents go through critical changes in this stage of their life. This paper will highlight the developmental markers observed in one character depicted the film, Claire. Clare will be used as a case study to explore developmental issues related to gender, biology,… Continue Reading...

Coca Cola Analysis

Executive Summary In this paper, beverage giant, the Coca-Cola Company, has been analyzed. An internal as well as external analysis of the company has been undertaken using the following analytical tools: PESTEL, SWOT and Porter’s Five Forces. The 5-factor analysis has revealed: medium threat of new entrants, medium to high threat of substitute products, low supplier and buyer bargaining power, and high level of rivalry with its chief competitor, PepsiCo. SWOT analysis results were as follows: Strengths: Brand Equity; Company valuation; Extensive international presence; Greatest market share; Brilliant marketing plans; Customer Loyalty and Distribution system. Weaknesses: Competition with Pepsi; Low… Continue Reading...

Clipboard Tablet Co Marketing and R&d Analysis

Executive Summary In this paper, beverage giant, the Coca-Cola Company, has been analyzed. An internal as well as external analysis of the company has been undertaken using the following analytical tools: PESTEL, SWOT and Porter’s Five Forces. The 5-factor analysis has revealed: medium threat of new entrants, medium to high threat of substitute products, low supplier and buyer bargaining power, and high level of rivalry with its chief competitor, PepsiCo. SWOT analysis results were as follows: Strengths: Brand Equity; Company valuation; Extensive international presence; Greatest market share; Brilliant marketing plans; Customer Loyalty and Distribution system. Weaknesses: Competition with Pepsi; Low… Continue Reading...

Apple

apple exists in an oligopoly market structure, wherein a small handful of companies control the market. apple, along with Samsung, Microsoft, Alphabet (Google) and Nokia, essentially control the tech industry (smart phones, computers, portable devices, etc.). While smaller companies do exist, it is these larger companies that set the stage for prices, products and innovation. To what extent apple’s current status as a blue chip stock may be representative of the company’s actual true value and is a question that an analysis of micro- and macroeconomic trends and… Continue Reading...

Amazon Capital Decisions

to their business decisions. Like other internet firms like apple and Google, they have their tentacles in a lot of different markets. They monopolize none of them yet they do very strongly in most situations. Even so, they sometimes do not do as well as they would hope (e.g. the smartphone they issued a few years ago) and many anlysts and more than willing to bring out the proverbial long knives when that comes to pass. Even with the perceived volatility when it comes to internet stocks, Amazon still does very well overall because their revenue is strong, their… Continue Reading...

Why Facebook Is Banned in China

failed to gain a foothold. From tech companies like apple to Internet companies like Google and Facebook, China has been a difficult road to travel. But if Zuckerberg can begin the content-regulatory process demanded by China—and begin at home in the U.S.—it could ostensibly and easily engage in the same process in China without fear of too much backlash from its patrons or from its critics who oppose censorship of any type at any price. The privacy risks of patrons are another matter. The Chinese government likes to keep tabs on everyone and everything so that opposition is monitored… Continue Reading...

Bus599 Module 2 Case Study

and skills (Falletta, 2005). My Fortune "Best 100" organization is apple. While there are many OD models that have been suggested over time, McKinsey 7S Framework appears to be the most consistent in the analysis of how well placed or situated apple is to attain its targets and strategic aims. This is more so the case given the comprehensive nature of its outlook and the equal importance given to various key elements. While structure and strategy have in the past gained great prominence in the analysis of organizational effectiveness, this framework highlights the equal relevance of shared values, style,… Continue Reading...

Apple Expansion into Myanmar

Global Economic Conditions apple operates in over 100 countries already, but there are still some markets available for the company. The one that has been chosen for the next international expansion in Myanmar. apple already has a presence in most other Southeast Asian countries, but Myanmar has only recently become a democracy. It is a poor country, but relatively large, and is starting to see some strong economic growth. Foreign companies are starting to make their market entry. The trends for Myanmar are all quite recent. Five years ago there was little economic… Continue Reading...

Analysis Of Strategy Implementation at the Coca-cola Corporation

to consider locally popular and available beverages and drinks such as apple juice, grape juice and tea, among others. Such a move would cushion Coca Cola against the imminent drop in the consumption of high energy and carbonated drinks. According to Nasdaq (2018), the annual financial performance of the Coca Cola Company has declined as shown below Table 1 Period Ending: Trend 12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014 12/31/2013 Total Revenue $41,863,000 $44,294,000 $45,998,000 $46,854,000 Net Income Applicable to Common Shareholders $6,527,000 $7,351,000 $7,098,000 $8,584,000 Conclusion It is evident that Coca Cola needs to reinvent its product lines and diversify more. The… Continue Reading...

Thematic Integration Of Faith, Learning and Business

faith-based organizations and their management. Routledge. Vozza, S. (2017, May 2). Why Employees At apple And Google Are More Productive. Retrieved from https://www.fastcompany.com/3068771/how-employees-at-apple-and-google-are-more-productive Wong, H. M. (2008). Religiousness, love of money, and ethical attitudes of Malaysian evangelical Christians in business. Journal of business ethics, 81(1), 169-191. Continue Reading...

Brand Image Of Sears

(2017). Amazon could be responsible for nearly half of U.S. e-commerce sales in 2017. Retrieved from https://www.recode.net/2017/10/24/16534100/amazon-market-share-ebay-walmart- apple-ecommerce-sales-2017 Sears. (2018). Sears holdings. Retrieved from https://searsholdings.com/brands/sears Shropshire, C. (2013). Sears shifts gears and sets sight on busy urbanites. Retrieved from http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-02-14/business/ct-biz-0214-sears-20130214_1_sears-holdings-sears-spokesman-chris-brathwaite Trout, J. & Rivkin, S. (2006). Differentiate or die. In The marketing Gurus (ed. Murray). NY: Penguin. Continue Reading...

Global Ecological Civilization Essay

Introduction The global ecological crisis is the largest challenge which humanity has ever had to face (Gare, 2017). Besides, abusing the natural resources, our present method of consumption and production of goods, all modeled on economic production and not based on bio-capability, is jeopardizing the living conditions of humans, yet simultaneously changing the social foundations of human beings. International threats and dangers evolved when the social fabric of the ecological and social system exceeds and supersedes its environmental counterpart. Global environmental or ecological threats and dangers are not just social-psycho constructs created for promoting a new method of social regulation on the people.… Continue Reading...

Letter from a Birmingham Jail Analysis Essay

Abstract Writing a Letter from Birmingham Jail analysis essay offers the student the gift of going back in time to the courage and ferocity of the Civil Rights Movement to examine one of the most eloquent documents of that era. The Civil Rights Era was one of the uglier periods in American history—and one of the most triumphant and inspiring. No document embodies this dichotomy as fully as King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail. In it, King details many of the horrors that black Americans have suffered at the hands of white hatred and complacency. Yet, the letter is without a… Continue Reading...

Implications Of Augmented Reality

that are currently involved in this space include Microsoft, Google, and apple. These companies have been involved in the creation of augmented reality systems and applications that allow customers to experience reality based on their needs. Microsoft has created HoloLens device, which is an AR device that enables users to interact with digitally-created objects in the real world. While Google has created Google Glass AR device, apple Inc. recently announced plans to create a wearable augmented reality device (Singh, par, 20). In addition to these companies, there is a growing number of top app development firms such as Magic… Continue Reading...

Online Marketing Of Namshi Essay

between social media, Namshi blog, Namshi shopping portal, etc. apple/Google Apps direction to blog, social media, shopping portal Sources of Revenue Ads for non-competing sites on Namshi page Revenues from ongoing sales Fees from people joining loyalty program Customer Relationship Strategy The overall customer service strategy that Namshi should and will use is fairly basic. It takes on three major prongs and they must all be done in a proper and low-key (yet effective) way. They include the following: Lures to get people to become new customers Reward those that keep coming back to the firm e.g. Loyalty program… Continue Reading...

Chef Grant Achatz Biography Essay

nostalgic. Achatz has effectively made childhood fantasies (spun sugared balloons full of helium and apple) eatable; a combination of an ephemeral fantasy, science, and art (Sundarsingh, 2016). Beginning with his excellent performance at the Culinary Institute of America, Grant Achatz swiftly scaled the rungs of the cookery ladder with his services at a number of leading restaurants, including Napa Valley’s famous French Laundry. In close collaboration with tutor Thomas Keller, he flourished in the advanced, rigorous and innovative atmosphere provided by the restaurant, rising to the sous chef post in a couple of years. After serving for four years here,… Continue Reading...

Whether Immigration Is a Problem or Not

One of the most contentious political issues today is immigration. Many countries grapple with their immigration policy, the United States included. Even though the United States was founded by settlers and has been a nation of immigrants ever since, the discourse towards immigration policy has occasionally been hostile. The hostility towards immigration is a problem, but immigration itself is not at all a problem. In fact, immigration improves overall quality of life, builds a safer and more productive society, and builds both economic and cultural capital. One of the reasons why immigration is not a problem is that it improves… Continue Reading...

Tesla Organizational Communications

Internet and social media to popularize its brand and win itself a following—much in the same way apple has done. By creating a groundswell of support from followers who latch on to the idea of the company—which is promoted in Tesla’s mission statement and in numerous Musk social media Twitter posts—Tesla has managed its image and reputation effectively. At the same time, some missteps have occurred: for instance, when Musk posted an April Fools joke that the company was “bankwupt” [sic]—investors did not care for the joke and the stock fell sharply at opening bell next day (Musk, 2018).… Continue Reading...

Global Operations Management

that utilized resources of manufacture overseas with success consistently have been the giants apple and Nike. In fact, the rapport between apple and Foxconn, the manufacturing firm, is exceedingly well known, and many experts credit the success of apple to this relationship. One reason that this relationship has succeeded is because of the simple fact that Foxconn provides the skilled workers needed to create apple products, and on a reliable timeline. Similarly Nike footwear has plants in China as well as in various parts of Southeast Asia, and the reason that these relationships have worked so well is because… Continue Reading...

How to Purchase a Computer

OS to anything else. I am not a fan of the apple OS as I do not like how apple integrates everything so that if you buy one apple product, you have to buy a bunch more. The Windows OS is simple and easy to use and I am happy with the Windows 7 OS even though it is an older model. I will also be buying Word Perfect Office X8, which is a good utility program for Windows and will allow me to type up documents, use Excel, and manage templates very easily and affordably. Continue Reading...

Catcher in the Rye Essay

Abstract Crafting a Catcher in the Rye essay on J.D. Salinger’s famed and beloved novel is an exercise both enjoyable and challenging. The book has done what so few pieces of literature have attempted to do and failed—it has remained relevant to youths everywhere, over half a century after its release. As a result of its celebrated quality, writing an essay on the novel can be daunting. This is because so many of themes and symbols have been picked apart and devoured repeatedly by scholars and critics. However, the better you understand the novel and the major concepts that shape… Continue Reading...

Steve Jobs and Leadership

to unite these personality traits into a successful run as apple’s CEO. His personality traits—perfectionism, obsession, dedication to vision, being stern, direct, and even downright verbally abusive with workers was all part of how he went about being a taskmaster: everything he did was filtered through his vision, so there was always a reason for his actions. If he felt that he needed to push his engineers to bring his vision to life, he would push them as far as he knew he could (Vogelstein). In this respect, he was a like a sports coach, challenging his players to… Continue Reading...

Hyped Beyond Belief the Gopro Story

itself with them in an intimate way similar to what apple has been able to achieve with its core customer base. In conclusion, GoPro not only used social media to launch its product—the action camera Hero—it essentially created a product designed to appeal specifically to the YouTube generation. The Hero camera was designed to be an action camera that young people could use to film their adventures. GoPro simply gave these individuals the tools and platform to showcase their filmmaking skills. By selling them the camera and then sponsoring the YouTube campaign to get great looking videos uploaded by… Continue Reading...

Will Congress End the War on Terror

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/poll-support-for-war-in-afghanistan-hits-all-time-low/ Mullen, T. (2016). It’s time to end the failed war on terrorism. Retrieved from https://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-mullen/its-time-to-end-the-failed_b_11965170.html Price, R. (2015). apple co-founder thinks Snowden total hero. Retrieved from http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-co-founder-steve-wozniak-interview-edward-snowden-is-a-total-hero-2015-5 Rasmussen. (2018). War on terror update. Retrieved from http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/top_stories/war_on_terror_may01 Rossinow, D. (2018). The dark roots of AIPAC. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/made-by-history/wp/2018/03/06/the-dark-roots-of-aipac-americas-pro-israel-lobby/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.98dbf684ef4f Select Committee on Homeland Security. (2004). War on terror timeline. Retrieved from http://www.iwar.org.uk/homesec/resources/war-on-terror/timeline.pdf Sputnik. (2018). Hezbollah deputy chief vows to defend Lebanon from Israel. Retrieved from https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201802221061902869-defend-lebanon-hezbollah-deputy-chief/ Williams, M. (2018). Is Iran really the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism? Retrieved from https://www.channel4.com/news/factcheck/is-iran-really-the-worlds-leading-state-sponsor-of-terror Continue Reading...

Apple

Without either of these aspects, it can be difficult for a business to generate something worthwhile. The case study of apple Inc., and the iPhone is one that provides the tell-tale sign of innovation. People like Steve Jobs work hard to contribute something to their respective industries that is one of a kind, thus making their companies highly successful. To be a pioneer in an industry is to gain a chance to dominate in an emerging or established market. The iPhone represents the epitome of a new product revolutionizing the cell phone and electronics industry. Without the hard work and… Continue Reading...

Apple Finance Department

Introduction and Company Overview apple is an integrated designer and marketer of consumer electronics. The company’s products include computers, smartphones, tablets, wearables, as well as the software that powers these devices. apple is based in California, but contracts out manufacturing to third parties, typically in China. It runs physical retail stores, and online stores, in dozens of countries around the world. The global nature of apple’s business presents significant challenges for the finance department. In recent years, the company has been so profitable that it had massive cash… Continue Reading...

Harry Truman Atomic Bomb Decision Reflective

The Reflective Essay President Harry Truman's decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan during World War II Introduction The United States remains the only country in the world that has ever made use of an atomic weapon against another country during a war. In 1945 the U.S. bombed two Japanese cities – Hiroshima and Nagasaki – in what effectively informed the surrender of Japan during World War II. It is important to note that over time, the use of an atomic bomb by the U.S. against Japan has been debated widely. Was the U.S. justified in the deployment of the… Continue Reading...

Huawei Strategic Analysis

to build market share in this competitive field. The top end of the market has been dominated by apple and Samsung, and their phones are the most technologically-advanced. The lower end of the market was highly-competitive, so Huawei needed to find an edge in the marketplace in order to thrive. Summary of the Situation Huawei had strengths that it could leverage in terms of being an experienced producer of dumbphones, and other electronics. The company had a massive domestic market in China that would allow it to get a foothold in the lower end of the smartphone market. The… Continue Reading...

How Environment Influences Business

is to extensively analyze the effect of the internal and external environment on apple Inc. Brief Background of the Company apple, Inc. is one of the most renowned and successful companies in the markets. The prevalent company with a market capitalization of $656 billion is pervasive. Since its advancement by Steve Jobs, apple has come to be one of the largest companies in the market and barely needs an introduction. apple Inc.’s business operations encompasses the manufacturing and retailing of iPhones, iPads, and a sequence of unveiled laptops and desktops such as the Mac and the MacBook and MacAir.… Continue Reading...

Thanksgiving Essay

it with a cheese cloth and basting it vigorously with butter, or cooking it covered in slices of apple—so that it doesn’t dry out. Just as cooking the turkey is subject to individualized preferences, the other dishes are often just as individualized. For instance, standard side dishes at Thanksgiving dinners such as cranberry sauce, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes and others are just as subject to individualized processes and preferences. Some families prefer a cranberry sauce that is jammier, others prefer one that is jellied. Some add brandy or whiskey to the cranberry sauce; others add honey as a… Continue Reading...

Healthcare Delivery System Model

A Model Healthcare Delivery System Introduction The healthcare delivery system also referred to in short as the HCDS is the most effective system that works for most healthcare organizations in all countries with fair, effective and efficient distribution of resources. It is a fast growing service that demands attention from various quarters and domains. At the optimal level, the service program presents relief and hope to the individual, and the general population. The system offers a balanced quality care service through efficiency and fairness. HCDS varies across the world but its focus is constantly on enhancing healthcare access, quality of… Continue Reading...

Systems Thinking in New Product Development

development with those sorts of ambitions exists – think Google, or apple, among others – which opens the door for the application of broad, global systems in new product development, knowing that the world's largest and most successful companies have been able to reach such heights in recent years. One of the best cases for systems thinking comes from Skazauskiene (2010), who made the argument that the complexity of modern business is such that systems thinking is almost mandatory. " Effective decision making and learning in a world of growing dynamic complexity requires leaders to become systems thinkers –… Continue Reading...

Cisco Business Model

a much larger body of knowledge from which to draw than the companies – such as Google and apple – that are also working on self-driving cars (Ahdoot, 2016). Studying its vehicles also has benefits in the short run. Tesla uses the data that it gathers to enhance each iteration of its vehicles. By learning about customer preferences, and about driving patterns, Tesla is in a better position to deliver vehicles that appeal to the customer. This use of data is above and beyond what other companies in the automobile space are doing. Again, with this adoption of technology,… Continue Reading...

Licensing Deals Google and Samsung

of tech companies had been enmeshed in litigation – with some, such as was the case with Samsung and apple, accusing each other of patent infringement. By capitalizing on an already stable partnership (i.e. with regard to Android devices), the two companies would also effectively cement their presence in the tech marketplace, even as they sought insulation from patent litigation which has over time proven to be a major issue of contention between companies operating in the tech industry. In essence, it should be noted that although the exact details of the deal were not released to the public,… Continue Reading...

Obesity Definition

Definition of Obesity The most common definition of obesity relates to the body mass index , or BMI. In the United States, the National Institutes of Health defines overweight as having a BMI of 25 or more, and obese as having a BMI of 30 or more. The BMI is basically a formula that relates one\\'s weight to one\\'s height (MedicineNet.com, 2018). The World Health Organization also uses the same definitions of overweight and obese (WHO, 2018). The operational definition of obesity can be broken down further, into Obese Level I, II, and III, each with higher BMI levels. A… Continue Reading...

Music Industry Intellectual Property

for the said services. These include, but they are not limited to, Tidal, apple Music, as well as Spotify. Thanks to such growth in streaming services, quite a number of players have in the past expressed their intention to try their hand in this specific market. These include new entrants to this spot, like Amazon. According to the Recording Industry Association of America - RIAA (2017), in the year 2016, there was an 11.4% growth in U.S. recorded music revenues. Essentially, “the primary driver of that growth was a doubling of paid streaming music subscriptions which helped the American… Continue Reading...

Chomsky Pinker Vs Whorf's Model

The Pinker vs. Sapir-Whorf debate is central to the study of linguistics and related areas like psycholinguistics and cognitive science. Most linguists can at least agree that humans have a “unique language capacity,” (Levinson 25). Yet the innate capacity to learn language is where the similarities between Pinker and Whorf end. Whereas Whorf radically transformed both cognitive science and linguistics by using empirical evidence to show how language shapes thought, Pinker has also been influential with a nativist, modular, and nativist understanding of human language development. Both theories have their strengths and weaknesses, but ultimately the Whorf-Sapir hypothesis remains far… Continue Reading...

Using Apple & Samsung to Compare Gaap and Ifrs

There are two issues at play. The first issue is that comparability is poor here. apple\\'s financial statements were produced according to US GAAP, which is by far the best standard for producing understandable financial statements. Samsung\\'s statements are produced using Korean IFRS. In terms of comparability, there are differences between how these two different methodologies arrive at some of these numbers. One of the major differences between GAAP and IFRS is with revenue recognition (IAS, 2018). Even with numbers that are seemingly consistent, such a top line revenue, the fact that they are compiled differently under the different… Continue Reading...

Philips Academy Andover Human Resources Plan

HR Plan: Philips Academy Andover Introduction The Human Resources (HR) department of any organization is the spine of the entity. This is where the integrity of the company needs to reside, and where the team members can be protected from potential abuses of power. Abuses of power are more common than most people care to admit, and are one of the reasons that HR was born in the first place. As history has demonstrated without a doubt, where there are human beings there will always be abuses of power, as power as the tendency to corrupt others. However, aside from… Continue Reading...

Organizational Leadership Styles and Approaches

transactional leadership. An analysis of the leadership of many organization returns diverse leadership approaches. apple Inc. remains one of the world’s most successful tech companies. The company’s success is largely attributable to Steve Job’s (its founder) contribution and leadership over the years. According to Addison (2016), Steve Jobs remains one of the best examples of a transformative leader in recent times. Some of the most critical elements of the kind of leadership skills Steve Jobs espoused include, but they are not limited to, involvement, innovation, passion, and focus (Addison, 2016). It is important to note that as a true transformational… Continue Reading...

Corporations and Global Capitalism

two are missing, the whole thing could blow. The same goes for apple exploiting laborers in China. These laborers are essentially like slaves in a factory who do not even get the kind of wages needed to support a family; their contribution to society is that we all get to have smart phones (so that we can even do our Amazon shopping while we are on the go using our phones to connect to the Internet), and they are certainly not in a position to develop themselves or their skills so as to become the masters of a trade. For… Continue Reading...

The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas

In “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas,” Usula Le Guin describes a utopic community that hides a dark secret. The story is like a thought experiment in ethics, calling into question the efficacy of ethical consequentialism or utilitarianism versus deontological ethics. Omelas is a thriving, joyful place but the happiness and health that abounds there “depend wholly on” the “abominable misery” of a single child (Le Guin 252). Le Guin’s story reveals the “terrible paradox” at the heart of human existence: that technological progress and the other trappings of civilization are directly dependent on exploitation (253). Upon perceiving the… Continue Reading...

American Families and Health

Families progress and grow as time continues. People may be at one stage and then move on to another. My family is a nuclear family and as my parents age, I wonder about how their health will get worse over time. The United States in general, has poor food quality and limited economic opportunity. There are political struggles, job struggles that contribute to chronic stress and a potential obesity epidemic. I guess that my family as well as other American families will have problems concerning chronic health conditions that can be attributed to weight and food quality. Many Americans have… Continue Reading...

911 Commission Report Intelligence and Information Sharing

objective of expanding their customer base. Facebook is never willing to share this information freely. Google, apple, Yahoo, Facebook and Microsoft are some of the technology companies that are not quite amenable to the sharing of information. National governments will also not share privileged security information freely without some form of regulation. The multinational technology companies probably have more data on their users than any government could have. A company like Google would want to guard its own interests. The US 4th amendment was put in place to guard the people against unreasonable seizures and searches (Whittaker, 2013). Google is… Continue Reading...

Bill Gates Leadership Style

up on the results after that (Chris J., 2015). On the other hand, Steve Jobs, the pioneer head of apple, one of the competitors of Microsoft had a largely charismatic leadership style which was task oriented, he allowed his teams of highly skilled engineers to make well researched decisions without his undue interference, indeed he allowed them to implement even highly unconventional ideas, which ended up setting apple apart from the competition (Isaacson W., 2012). Reference Chris J., (2015). 7 Bill Gates Leadership Styles Lessons. Retrieved September 01, 2018 from http://www.josephchris.com/7-bill-gates-leadership-style-lessons Isaacson W., (2012). The Real Leadership Lessons of… Continue Reading...

Compensation and Benefits the Modern Workplace

does offer tuition assistance and a discounted membership to the popular shopping website. In contrast, within the tech industry, apple’s benefits are not nearly as expansive. apple’s salary is competitive within its industry segment, but it does not offer free food or other unique perks. Its philosophy is that it pays employees enough that they should be able to afford its relatively pricey cafeteria food, if they desire to eat it (Lashinsky, 2012). Employee Expectations Despite the existence of companies like Google, overall, companies have been offering substantially smaller benefits packages. Employees are being offered less generous healthcare benefits… Continue Reading...

Corporate Social Responsibility Its Success and Failure

companies may go beyond the regulatory requirements or the groups for the protection of the environment (Belfiore, 2016). apple Inc. has emerged as a leading global manufacturer, marketer and designer of media accessories, communications devices, portable audio players and computers. It was established in 1977 in the state of California. It is now ranked as the largest company dealing with IT; based on revenue and the total number of assets under its ownership and control. It is also ranked second in the mobile manufacturing niche. The CSR activities at apple are spearheaded by its Vice President in charge of environmental… Continue Reading...

Communications and Integrated Marketing

mail, social media, and PR, among others. One company that has notably used this approach is apple Inc, which is famous for its brand iPhone. From the day of release, June 2007, iPhone has has undergone yearly modifications to better the brand. (Ktourgelis, 2016) apple Inc carried out one of the most successful marketing campaigns for its brand. Two major factors led to this success. Firstly, apple’s smart phone was a new product in the market. Secondly, they concentrated on customers who could adopt the new smart phone and influence the rest of the population. The iPhone was revolutionary… Continue Reading...

Commercials and the Media

your parents to download the app today and you can enjoy it with the goodness of milk and apple slices!” as it shows Dad now sitting close to his daughters enjoying the app with them. This is followed by an image of milk, apple slices, crispy golden nuggets, golden fries and the Happy Meal box smiling brightly at the viewer. The commercial thus uses technology to appeal to the older child who wants more than a fun fact card: McDonald’s recognizes that today’s young consumers are digital natives who thrive on technology and who want to be engaged by… Continue Reading...

Change Management

Introduction A change management plan to implement a new process in the workforce to allow for a business to provide more personalized service is needed in the retail industry (Aloysius, Hoehle, Goodarzi & Venkatesh, 2018). Brick and mortar stores must do something to differentiate themselves from e-commerce businesses, which can provide more convenience to shoppers who prefer not to have to leave their homes. In other words, brick and mortar retailers need to give consumers a reason to come in—and that reason is personalized service. This has been demonstrated successfully by companies like Best Buy, which introduced the Geek Squad… Continue Reading...

Liberal Arts Education and Its Importance

story of the deceased Steve Jobs, former CEO of apple Inc. At the time when he dropped out of college for the mere reason that he disliked a few classes he had to take as part of the program he had enrolled in, who could have supported his actions? Consider his determination to keep pursuing the subjects that interested him and the pains he took in order to do so. Consider the criticism he potentially faced on the part of his parents, his college mates, his professors, and other people he encountered in everyday life. He would have unsurprisingly… Continue Reading...

President Thomas Jefferson and Servant Leadership

Introduction 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… Continue Reading...

Analysis Of an Organizational Vision

most successful companies that has been guided by its corporate vision is apple Inc. The vision statement of the company states: “We believe that we are on the face of the earth to make great products and that’s not changing. We are constantly focusing on innovating. We believe in the simple not the complex. We believe that we need to own and control the primary technologies behind the products that we make, and participate only in markets where we can make a significant contribution. We believe in saying no to thousands of projects, so that we can really focus… Continue Reading...

Theory Guided Practice and Nursing

Theory-Guided Practice A relationship exists between theories, research, practical application, and education. The latter three, in fact, ought to be directed by the former. Further, research works inform education as well as practical application through offering evidences for nursing instruction- and care provision- related best practices. Education forms the context for learning. Educators need to base their teaching on scholarly evidences in the areas of learning/teaching, learning/teaching theories, and practice arena requirements. Practice contexts are where learners are taught, patients are provided evidence-based care, and nurses acquire experiences to aid them in formulating novel nursing theories and topics for future… Continue Reading...

Visionary Leadership Of Nelson Mandela

been led by some of the world’s greatest visionaries. apple was led by Steve Jobs, Amazon is led by Jeff Bezos, Facebook is led by Mark Zuckerberg, and Tesla is led by Elon Musk. A question arises as to whether or not only highly visionary people can create such tremendous success. Can a purely transactional leader bring the magnitude of success that has been seen in companies such as Amazon and SpaceX? It is a hard question to answer because of the survivor bias. We only get to hear of the success stories and fail to read of the… Continue Reading...

Positive and Negative Stress in the Workplace

1. Introduction The modern 21st century has posed new challenges for the organizations to survive and grow (Smith et al. 2010). As they are operated and managed by human beings, the challenges are ultimately faced by the individuals who are responsible for making decisions and implementing them (Nieuwenhuizen, Weiss and Rossouw, 2009). As challenges are multifaceted, and human lives are divided into various aspects, it is difficult to excel in every field. The gap between desired and actual state of mind leads to stress and has a high impact on employee performance and productivity. The concept of supervision is not… Continue Reading...

How to Treat Kidney Failure

which is difficult for kidneys to filter when they are damaged; instead, patients could consume apple or cranberry juice or grape juice as well; d) avoiding dark sodas which tend to be high in phosphorous; e) monitoring one’s alcohol intake or avoiding alcohol altogether if possible (Gale Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, 2013). Finally, patients must undergo regular kidney testing to monitor the disease to ensure it is not worsening. If it does worsen, patients may be required to undergo dialysis. Things to look out for during testing include high triglyceride levels, anemia, and calcium levels. As calcium is needed… Continue Reading...

The Invention Of Peanut Butter by Matt Haig

As its title indicates, “The Invention of Peanut Butter” by British author of speculative fiction Matt Haig is intended to be read as a fable, or myth of origins. Despite the fact that peanut butter may seem to be a very prosaic, modern food, the reader is immediately transported into a world which is a kind of primitive utopia. Villagers merely survive on pineapple and peanuts. Everyone lives in a state of collective harmony. To further give a primitive and mythic tone to the utopia of the first few paragraphs, Haig elects not to name the inhabitants of the village.… Continue Reading...

The Invention Of Peanut Butter by Matt Haig Identity

Identity: “The Invention of Peanut Butter” by Matt Haig Although “The Invention of Peanut Butter” by Matt Haig appears to be a simple tale of the origins of a food, it is actually a tale of the origin of distinct social identity. Significantly, at the very beginning of the short story, the collective utopia which simply subsists on pineapples and peanut butter has no named individuals. Everyone works together and helps one another. There is no need for a military, laws, or money. As soon as individualization and mass production is introduced to the society, its fragile social order begins… Continue Reading...

The Traditional and Nutritional Values Of the Chinese Cultural Diet

Examining Cultural Influences of Behavioral Nutrition: The Traditional and Nutritional Values of the Chinese Cultural Diet It is a general belief that adequate nutrition equals healthy living. From time immemorial, human beings have understandably placed a premium on diets. Rightly so as lives have been saved or lost through food. However, while nutrients will always be a significant factor which decides what people eat or do not eat, there are other as worthy elements that influence human eating behavior. One of those other several factors that determine people's choice of food is cultural influences. This explains why food is one… Continue Reading...

Robo Calls Increase in Use

following recommended solutions may be adopted by society:  Blocking individual phone numbers. Android phones and apple’s iPhone allow the blocking of certain phone numbers. Though this will not prevent all spam and robocall attempts, at the very least, the ones that frequently bother one may be blocked. This strategy helps decrease untrustworthy call frequency (Pal, 2017). Utilizing the ‘Do Not Disturb’ Play Store app. This app aims at blocking all numbers, with the exception of a user’s favorites or most trusted numbers. The feature comes in-built in Android phones and the iPhone, with unknown callers being allowed to leave voice… Continue Reading...

Ethics and Technology at Homeland Security

part, as is currently becoming clear in the tech rival conflict between apple and Huawei on the global stage. If anything impacts politics, it is economics. The big tech firms will weigh in on legislative matters that will in turn guide ethical considerations. However, on a local scale, economic factors such as the cost-saving ability of new technology that can monitor electronic devices should not be used as an excuse to violate Constitutional rights even if the activity is considered to take place in a gray zone. Social Social policy will have to address the issues of whether to… Continue Reading...

What Did Aphrodite Do for the Greeks

history because it actually spawned one of the most legendary wars of all time. At a wedding, an apple showed up with the inscription that it was to be given to the fairest. The three goddesses all believed themselves to be the fairest so they went to Zeus to settle the matter. Zeus was well aware of the rivalry between Athena, the goddess of wisdom, and Aphrodite. He also knew how jealous his own wife Hera could be, so he dodged the bullet and told Paris, who was a Trojan prince, to settle the matter. The three goddesses were… Continue Reading...

Project Failure

Project management is an important component in the success of projects undertaken by modern business organizations or enterprises. Organizations embark on project management initiatives to help promote the success and effectiveness of their various projects. However, organizations across the globe face substantial project failure rates, which are often costly since they waste millions of dollars in the process. Given the likelihood of project failures, organizations undertake several measures to help enhance the success of their projects. Despite these efforts, project failure is still a reality that many organizations worldwide have to struggle with. This paper examines three reasons why a… Continue Reading...

Relationship Between Creativity and Temperament

construction), participants will be asked to draw a picture from apple shape provided on a sheet of paper as stimuli. For activity II (picture construction), participants will be required to complete incomplete figures. Lastly, for activity III (lines or circles), participants will be asked to create pictures from 15 circles. After tests completion, each participant creativity index (CI) will be calculated.CI indicates the creative potential of an individual. Hypotheses and Analysis Hypothesis 1. A positive relationship exists between temperament traits and creativity index. It is expected that participants with high creativity score will have high temperament score. Roskes, Sligte,… Continue Reading...

Policy Alternatives for Mental Health

US Mental Health Assistance Mental health problems or mental illnesses are among the major public health issues in the United States given their prevalence. Mental health illnesses affected nearly all populations in the United States including children and adults. However, the prevalence of mental illnesses among adults is high in comparison to other populations. Mental health problems among adults in the U.S. incorporate many different conditions whose degree of severity varies from mild to moderate to severe (National Institute of Mental Health, 2019). One of the major contributing factors to the prevalence of mental illnesses among adults in America is… Continue Reading...

The Link Between Temperament and Creativity

will only be administered. For activity I (picture construction), participants will be asked to draw a picture from apple shape provided on a sheet of paper as stimuli. For activity II (picture construction), participants will be required to complete incomplete figures. Lastly, for activity III (lines or circles), participants will be asked to create pictures from 15 circles. After tests completion, each participant creativity index (CI) will be calculated.CI indicates the creative potential of an individual. Hypotheses and Analysis Hypothesis 1. A positive relationship exists between temperament traits and creativity index. It is expected that participants with high creativity… Continue Reading...

Adam Smith Capitalism Ethics and Business

One of the most interesting ethical dilemmas that continues to plague ethicists and policymakers is the struggle to reconcile the need for free enterprise with the need for social justice. Another ongoing ethical issue is related to organizational culture, shifting social norms, and whether individual actors in organizations define the tenor of the organization as a whole. Neither of these genuine ethical dilemmas can be resolved simply. The first bears itself out in what often appear to be glaring violations of every ethical principle and logical construct. Free enterprise has helped to bolster economic growth and development, as well as… Continue Reading...