Fortune Essays


Solving Amazons Turnover Problem

(Stefanova, 2015). As a result, Amazon has the second-highest turnover of any fortune 500 company (Mahapatra, 2013). In order to address, this problem, Kotter's eight steps can be applied. The eight steps are to create urgency, to form a powerful coalition, to develop a vision and strategy, to communicate the vision, to empower broad-based actions, to generate short-term wins, consolidate gains and finally to anchor new approaches into the culture (Mindtools, 2016). Creating urgency should be the easy part. While Amazon is the leader in its field, it does face intense competition from other online retailers, and offline retailers.… Continue Reading...

Discrimination Case Analysis

Case Statement This case involved a white woman and a black man who had an encounter in a parking lot and there was controversy if discriminatory action ensued. The two, Hope and Dillon, gave two different versions of the encounter. At its very core, the conflict in the case is about racial discrimination. Legal advocates and scholars have given various definitions to racism and have focused on disparate impact and differential treatment. Their definitions can be crystallized into differential treatment occurring when individuals are accorded unequal treatment because of their race and disparate impact occurring when individuals are subject to… Continue Reading...

Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropic Foundations

of gathering data employed in this study was a systematic review of a selected sample from the fortune 500 list of organizations between the years 1996 and 2006. The purpose of using this sample was because large organizations are more engaged in corporate philanthropic activities than are small companies. A longitudinal study was conducted over a period of ten years in which dollars given to corporate charity organizations were log-transformed (this was the dependent variable), while the independent variables include assets belonging to the philanthropic organization, CEO tenure, the role/position of board members (centrality within the network), and gender… Continue Reading...

Modern Corporate Social Responsibility

on the cutting edge of this managerial tactic. Indeed, Phoebe Ball and some colleagues point out that the fortune 100 values disability as diversity rather than something to left unspoken or otherwise disregard. The executives and managers of these companies ensure that their culture is about inclusion of all capable and talented people including those with disabilities. When looking at the broader fortune 500, the level to which disability as diversity has permeated the relevant company cultures is hit or miss in that less than half of the organizations include disabilities in their credos. Even so, the trend in… Continue Reading...

The Best Approach to Human Resources

HR Shared Services When it comes to the craft and practice of human resources, one of the unmistakable trends that is emerging and changing the face and shape of the work field is the use of a "shared services" framework. Something that is common and inherent to these shared services frameworks is a passionate mission and vision behind the department and how precisely their iteration of human resources will be used to assist and empower the organization via the effective utilization of human resources practices and procedures. This may come off as navel-gazing and self-aggrandizing corporate speak to many people.… Continue Reading...

Lord Of the Rings Fellowship Of the Rings

2011). ii. Editing In Lee's illustrations and Tolkien's text, structural interlace is obvious and play an important role in fortune telling, which are intertwined in the past, the present and events that are stylistic interlace and which appears in the restating themes, loyalty, love, kingship and stewardship. Pictorial interlace is apparent in the restating of themes such as stewardship, kingship, loyalty, and love themes. The pictorial interlace is continuous and is present in the physical aspect of the environment. It is a manifestation of motivation and varies depending on characters in question. The film recreates different types of interlace, but does… Continue Reading...

Zappos.com Assessment & Analysis

Human Experience." Harvard Business Review 91.3 (2013): 76. MEDLINE. Web. 17 Oct. 2016. Reingold, Jennifer. "Another Zappos Leader Departs." fortune.Com (2016): 701. Business Source Premier. Web. 17 Oct. 2016. Reingold, Jennifer. "The Zappos Experiment." fortune 173.4 (2016): 206-214. Business Source Premier. Web. 17 Oct. 2016. Vazquez Sampere, Juan Pablo. "Zappos And The Connection Between Structure And Strategy." Harvard Business Review Digital Articles (2015): 2-4. Business Source Premier. Web. 17 Oct. 2016. Continue Reading...

Why My Future in the Energy Industry Is Bright

of the Future." Lifeboat Foundation. Retrieved online: https://lifeboat.com/ex/energy.2020 Fehrenbacher, Katie. "Five Energy Trends to Watch in 2016." fortune. Retrieved online: http://fortune.com/2015/12/30/5-trends-energy-2016/ Helman, Christopher. "This Oil Bust Will Change the Energy Industry Forever." Forbes. Nov 3, 2015. Retrieved online: http://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/2015/11/03/this-oil-bust-will-change-the-energy-industry-forever/#51751ab56f90 Nyquist, Scott. "The Future of Energy." The Mckinsey Podcast. Retrieved online: http://www.mckinsey.com/industries/chemicals/our-insights/the-future-of-energy Continue Reading...

Glaxosmithkline and Porters Five Forces

S. (2016). How Glaxosmithkline Is Changing the World. [online] fortune. Available at: http://fortune.com/2016/08/18/glaxosmithkline-change-world/ [Accessed 30 Nov. 2016]. Sullivan, B. (2016). Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Google Grow 30% Faster Than Next 20. [online] Silicon UK. Available at: http://www.silicon.co.uk/cloud/cloud-management/amazon-growing-30-percent-faster-195869 [Accessed 30 Nov. 2016]. Telegraph, (2016). Glaxosmithkline - Fundamentals - Shares & Markets - Telegraph. [online] Shares.telegraph.co.uk. Available at: http://shares.telegraph.co.uk/fundamentals/?epic=GSK [Accessed 30 Nov. 2016]. Teva, (2016). Why Teva Generics. [online] Teva Generics. Available at: https://www.tevagenerics.com/ [Accessed 30 Nov. 2016]. Continue Reading...

Story Of Anyi Wang and Granny

Anyi Wang is a noted author from China. Her stories are clearly influenced by the progression of time and politics in China and beyond. She has been hailed as a hero and a scholar by some but has been vilified by others. Even so, her story is intriguing and so is the material that she has written. Her stories include an eclectic array and they are worth of review in terms of the historical and literary context that exists around them. First, there will be a story told about Anyi Wang and her history and then there will be an… Continue Reading...

Ford Motor Company External Threats Analysis

Retrieved November 15, 2016 from http://www.forbes.com/sites/joannmuller/2016/11/08/ford-made-all-the-right-moves-in-the-recession-so-why-is-gm-reaping-the-benefits/#6a08e0e1534f Reuters (2016) Ford Chairman meets with Trump over Mexico comments. fortune. Retrieved November 15, 2016 from http://fortune.com/2016/10/05/ford-chairman-trump-mexico/ Continue Reading...

A Concise Analysis Of Financial Performance Of Companies

validity. Sharfman (1996) studied a collective KLD organizational social performance measure's construct validity by comparing information in a fortune repute/image survey and from the asset list of most well-known mutual funds chosen for social performance'. The researcher linked multiple KLD rating combinations with three groups of general organizational social performance measures. Linkage analysis outcomes suggested that the KLD organizational social performance scores were moderately linked to other organizational social performance measures, thus measuring the very same concept, at least partially. The application of descriptive factor analyses by Berman and Mattingly (2006) in their methodological research aimed at grouping KLD… Continue Reading...

Scott Fitzgeralds Babylon Revisited

belonging anywhere. Although he rejoiced and lived in Paris, back when he had a small fortune, now he is thinking back to what it all truly meant. The thing about living is that it is the choices made that direct the events of the future. In that future is when one looks at one's self and realizes all the errors, all the failures. Charlie may have had his fun in the mid-1920's, but it was in that last moment in the bar that he realized what little it truly meant. "He went back to his table. His whisky glass… Continue Reading...

Businesses Run by Women

Women Entrepreneurs Are 'More Ambitious and Successful' Than Men. [online] fortune. Available at: http://fortune.com/2016/02/29/women-entrepreneurs-success/ [Accessed 11 Dec. 2016]. Yadav, V. and Unni, J. (2016). Women entrepreneurship: research review and future directions. Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research, 6(1). Continue Reading...

Macroeconomics and Gas Stations

Retrieved December 4, 2016 from http://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/businesscycle.asp Matthews, C. (2016). Get ready for higher rates, Fed minutes say. fortune Retrieved December 4, 2016 from http://fortune.com/2016/11/23/fed-interest-rates-5/ Plumer, B. (2016) Oil prices keep surging after OPEC hashes out a deal to cut production. Vox Retrieved December 4, 2016 from http://www.vox.com/2016/11/30/13792788/crude-oil-prices-opec-cuts Continue Reading...

How to Grow the Economy

assuming it does not fall. References Bradley, R. (2017). Everything You Need to Know About Donald Trump's $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan. fortune.com. Retrieved 1 February 2017, from http://fortune.com/2016/12/21/donald-trump-public-infrastructure-building/ Investopedia,. (2017). Expansionary Policy. Investopedia. Retrieved 1 February 2017, from http://www.investopedia.com/terms/e/expansionary_policy.asp Jarhan, S. (2014). What Is Keynesian Economics? - Back to Basics - Finance & Development, September 2014. imf.org. Retrieved 1 February 2017, from http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/2014/09/basics.htm Liesman, S. (2017). Here is the No. 1 threat to US economic growth, CNBC Fed Survey respondents say. CNBC. Retrieved 1 February 2017, from http://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/30/trumps-protectionism-biggest-threat-to-us-economys-growth-cnbc-fed-survey-respondents-say.html Miroff, N. (2017). How to fight hyperinflation in Venezuela? By seizing massive amounts… Continue Reading...

Gothic Literature in 18th Century England

the "gypsy" who shows up at the Hall to read everyone's fortune) (Zonana 592; Bardi 31). "The Old English Baron" is a story that takes the gothic elements of "The Castle of Otranto" and provides a more realistic take on them, as was Reeve's intention (Bartolomeo 100). In both cases, there is a desire on the part of the gothic writer to set the tale in a setting that is at least somewhat realistic. It is in fact the mixture of realism and the fantastic that gives the gothic genre its inherent power to thrill. Were it wholly fantastic,… Continue Reading...

Rivalry Strategy Tool

Assessing Foreign Markets: Selecting the Right Markets Can Make Your Company a fortune. The Manzella Report. Retrieved from: http://manzellareport.com/index.php/strategies-section/311-assessing-foreign-markets-selecting-the-right-markets-can-make-your-company-a-fortune Porter, M. E. (2008). Competitive strategy: Techniques for analyzing industries and competitors. Simon and Schuster. Rogerson, J., Peckham, J. (2015). iPhone 6S vs Samsung Galaxy S6. Tech Radar. Retrieved from: http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/iphone-6s-vs-samsung-galaxy-s6-1302630/2 Wu, A. (2016). Global Smartphone Production Volume Rose 8.9% Between First and Second Quarter to Reach 315 Million Units. Trend Force. Retrieved from: http://press.trendforce.com/press/20160720-2551.html   Continue Reading...

Feminist Perspective Of the Sex Industry

Western culture and values.[footnoteRef:10] E. Michael Jones cites the example of Linda Lovelace (star of Deep Throat), who found fortune and fame for a time through pornography. By the end of her life, however, her fortunes had turned sour and the argument made by Jones is that in her attempt to "own" her sexuality and use it to advance her own aims, she undermined her own social position and possibility for a stable lifestyle by foisting her life upon a career still very much regarded as taboo, low or immoral by much of the world.[footnoteRef:11] The psychological effect alone… Continue Reading...

How Hong Kong Responds to Fitness Clubs

¶ … Fitness Industry in Hong Kong Hong Kong is a densely populated, coastal city in Asia, where both Eastern and Western cultures meet. In this city-state of 7 million persons, the potential for the fitness industry (fitness clubs) to find consumer demand is evident in the government's recent emphasis on health and fitness as well as the entertainment industry's usage of body image to convey an impulse among consumers to mimic what they see. At the same time, Hong Kong has a distinctly Asian desire for fitness workouts that are more dance-oriented than in the West. Choreography is a… Continue Reading...

Religion Of Ancient Rome

The Roman people regarded themselves as highly religious. They linked their success as a powerful force in the world to their cordial relations with the gods. The victory by the Romans was essentially a religious occasion in which the generals exhibited their piety and zeal to serve society by dedicating a fraction of their fortunes to the gods. Jupiter was particularly called to attention in such circumstances because he was the god of justice in leadership. Following the Punic wars fought between 264 BC and 146 BC in which Rome fought hard to assert its power as a dominating authority,… Continue Reading...

Religion in Ancient Greece

The Greeks were one of the most religious societies in the ancient world. With roots in Minoan culture, West Asian beliefs, and Central Asian gods, religion permeated virtually every aspect of Greeks' life -- from politics and culture to family, morals, agriculture, festivals, games, as well as beliefs about nature and the origin of life (Carr). The Greeks strongly believed that there were invisible, all-powerful gods and goddesses that controlled every occurrence. As a society, therefore, it was important to maintain a good relationship with the gods through prayer, sacrifice, and leading a good (morally upright) life. The prayers and… Continue Reading...

Legalizing Sale Of Organs

Organ Sales When it comes to the sale of organs from one party to another, there are usually two "camps" that people fall within. Those camps are inclusive of people that rae entirely against the practice in any form and then there are those that feel that some level of person-to-person sales should be allowed for so long as the parties involved face certain rules. Even with the concerns about organs going to the highest bidder, there are diametrically opposed concerns and assertions including the right of an owner of a kidney being able to sell to who he or… Continue Reading...

Managing Stress Brought by Self Defeating Behavior

One of the crucial elements towards the realization of organizational success and profitability is creating a suitable working environment for all employees to thrive as they carry out their respective responsibilities. In essence, employees' contributions towards the achievement of established business goals/objectives is largely influenced by the nature of the working environment and working conditions. However, employees' behaviors also play a crucial role in determining their productivity in the workplace. Self-defeating behaviors in the workplace contributes to stress, which in turn affects employees' input to work processes and the overall profitability of an organization. This paper examines the management of… Continue Reading...

Relationship Between Church and State

Julius Caesar stood at the commencement of the Roman empire, so did Constantine stand at the end of the Roman empire. Remarkably, there are still the historical landmarks that helped define the contemporary Christianity and its spread in the earlier decades. In Rome, the Milvian Bridgestill stands over the murky waters of Tiber River, it is upon these grounds that the battle that would be a critical milestone in the unfolding of European and Christian civilization. The factual records that were written almost 1700 years ago are still accessible in the libraries and the information on Constantine can still be… Continue Reading...

Need for Cultural Change at an Organization

How 'Culture Fit' Can Be a Shield for Hiring Discrimination. fortune.com. Retrieved 1 April 2017, from http://fortune.com/2015/12/07/culture-fit-hiring-discrimination/ Nolo. (2017). Does our company have to provide us a place to pray?. www.nolo.com. Retrieved 1 April 2017, from http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/does-our-company-provide-us-place-pray.html Sirkin, H., Keenan, P., & Jackson, A. (2005). The Hard Side of Change Management. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved 1 April 2017, from https://hbr.org/2005/10/the-hard-side-of-change-management Continue Reading...

Democrats Poor Performance in the 2016 Elections

In the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, the Democrats experienced significant losses in both the Senate and the House of Representatives in addition to losing the presidency.  While the Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, won the popular vote, Donald Trump won the electoral college votes to clinch the presidency.  The Republicans not only won the presidency but also won the Senate and the House of Representatives.  In the aftermath of the 2016 elections, the performance of the Democratic Party has been the subject of scrutiny among political analysts and experts in political matters.  The media has remained puzzled with the outcome… Continue Reading...

Ip Man the Grandmaster and Women in Kung Fu

does a fair job of portraying the fall in fortune of Ip Man and his family -- another example of the main theme of the film, which is the destructive effect of time in the end). However, they had eight children, four boys and four girls. Four of the children died, and according to Nielson, "the family did lose their fortune due to economic downturns, some of which were the results of the Sino-Japanese war, but mostly due to the 1911 revolution and finally to the communist takeover" (par. 3). Ip Man served as a detective in the Republic… Continue Reading...

Gun Fu and Hong Kong Cinema

Mark and Ho used to be. Ho is devastated at the sight of his friend's fall from fortune -- but the fact that Mark was willing to risk such a fall to deliver retribution to those who hurt his friend is an indication of the level of loyalty that Mark owes to Ho. It is this concept of loyalty that Woo attempts to mine throughout the movie as he treads the line between acceptance and rejection, forgiveness and condemnation. The problem is that, given the limitations of the action film and the requirements that audiences seem to place on… Continue Reading...

Democratic Theory in American Politics

Democracy and Economic Inequality in America The fundamental aim of democracy in political governance is to ensure elected officials represent the interests of their constituents in the legislature. This means that the votes taken by members of Congress should reflect the policy preferences of their constituents. In reality, however, there is often disconnect between what legislators vote for and what their constituents prefer. In his book Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age, Bartels argues that the increasing economic inequality in the US is evidence that legislators do not in reality represent the interests of their interests… Continue Reading...

Us Airways and American Airlines Merger Essay

Background In early 2013, the merger between US Airways and American Airlines became official, and by April 2015, the final regulatory hurdle – FAA approval - had been cleared (Maynard, 2013; Holmes, 2015). The merged airline had significant strategic implications, including US Airways leaving the Star Alliance (Maynard, 2013). The implementation at the time the deal was announced was expected to take between 18 and 24 months, and that time frame remains valid – FAA approval is a precursor to the final operating merger between the two airlines. The deal was announced in early 2013 was yet another in an… Continue Reading...

One Nation Under Walmart Essay

joint ventures (Corona, 2014). Moreover, Walmart is the only company in the top four of the fortune 500 that is not an energy company (Carden, 2010).  To its credit, Walmart has been cited for a number of positive contributions to the communities in which it competes. For instance, Shaw notes that, “The good news for consumers is that Walmart has risen to retail supremacy through the bargain prices it offers” (p. 180). Likewise, the company was among the first to offer $4 generic prescriptions which has benefitted tens of millions of senior citizens and low-income consumers (Massengill, 2013). In… Continue Reading...

Apple's Human Resources Strategy

http://clearhrconsulting.com/blog/hr-smalltalk/employer-branding-lessons-from-apple/ Korosec, K. (2017). Get an up close look at Apple's Projec Titan self-driving car. fortune. Retrieved December 5, 2017 from http://fortune.com/2017/10/18/apple-project-titan-self-driving-car/ Panzarino, M. (2017). Apple diversity head Denise Young Smith apologizes for controversial choice of words as summit. TechCrunch. Retrieved December 5, 2017 from https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/13/apple-diversity-head-denise-young-smith-apologizes-for-controversial-choice-of-words-at-summit/ Vozza, S. (2017). Why employees at Apple and Google are more productive. Fast Company. Retrieved December 5, 2017 from https://www.fastcompany.com/3068771/how-employees-at-apple-and-google-are-more-productive Yahoo! Finance.: Apple (2017). Retrieved December 5, 2017 from https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/AAPL/ Continue Reading...

The Tragedy Of Romeo and Juliet

the authority figures in the play are responsible for Romeo’s and Juliet’s deaths. While Romeo asserts that he is “ fortune’s fool” and while the chorus tells the audience that these are “star-crossed lovers” whose love was doomed from the beginning, the reality of the situation is that the Prince, the fathers of the two families, and the priest all bear some responsibility in the tragic outcome. The context of the play is very important for understanding how the authority figures could have prevented the tragic ending. When the play begins, there is a tremendous brawl in the streets that… Continue Reading...

International Trade and Nafta

the drivers of the economy. References Lowenstein, R. (2017). Why attacking free trade is great politics and bad economics. fortune. Retrieved January 15, 2018 from http://fortune.com/2017/01/23/trump-nafta-protectionism-tariffs-politics/ Mzumara, M., Chingaranda, A. & Karambakuwa, R. (2012). An analysis of comparative advantage and intra-North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA trade performance. Journal of Sustainable Development. Vol. 5 (11) Shepardson, D. (2018). Major automakers urge Trump administration: Don't ditch NAFTA. Reuters. Retrieved January 15, 2018 from https://www.reuters.com/article/us-autoshow-detroit-nafta/major-automakers-urge-trump-administration-dont-ditch-nafta-idUSKBN1F42MI Continue Reading...

Leadership

not wise. However, there is a common saying in Latin that says “ fortune favors the bold”. Indeed, a huge amount of success in business and leadership is not being shy and reserved. One needs to know what they stand for, what they can offer their clients and so forth. This confidence can be infectious and can draw people to the leader. This is true of employees that could or will work for the leader. It is also true of the potential clients. There is nothing inherently wrong with being introverted and internalized as a person. However, it is something… Continue Reading...

Ups and Fedex Case Study

therefore makes it the better company to invest in. References Derousseau, R. (2017). Can UPS and FedEx Deliver for Investors? fortune. Retrieved from: http://fortune.com/2017/10/26/ups-stock-fedex-stock-ecommerce/ Investopedia. (n.d.). Economic Value Added – EVA. Retrieved from: https://www.investopedia.com/terms/e/eva.asp Rao, P. M. (2011). Financial Statement Analysis and Reporting. Eastern Economic Edition, PHI Learning Private Limited, New Delhi. Stewart, B. (2013). Best-practice EVA: The definitive guide to measuring and maximizing shareholder value. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons.   Continue Reading...

Apple

the U.S., Apple’s market share is dominant as well: Source: fortune (2016) Trends in current macroeconomic indicators for the last three years suggest that things may be about to get worse for all, however. Analysts have indicated that we are in the late stage of the business cycle, with hints of economic recession looming just around the corner (Mobasheri, 2017). Real GDP has risen steadily over the last three years: Source: FRED (2018a) Inflation as measured by CPI has also risen steadily: Source: FRED (2018b) This should not be surprising as the Fed’s policy (and every other central bank’s policy… Continue Reading...

Formative Assessment Strategies for English Language Learners

revolved around the usage of the verb “to will” for predictions, students might make presentations about fortune-tellers, predictions about sports games, celebrity marriages etc. For example, a student could select a magazine photo of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West and make a presentation regarding predictions for their future: “They will have another baby in three years. /They will be married for the rest of their lives. /They will buy a beach house in Malibu. /They will spend Christmas in Aspen.” Then the students should elicit other predictions based on their subject from the remaining members of their group. For… Continue Reading...

Bus599 Module 2 Case Study

variables include; shared values, style, staff, systems, strategy, structure, 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… Continue Reading...

 innocence Of Bruno Hauptmann

had been cold for almost years, “causing them huge embarrassment,” as well as $1.2 million—a fortune at the time (Cornwell). Second, Lindbergh was a public hero. He had drawn the attention of the whole world after the first-ever solo trans-Atlantic flight in 1927. In fact, “the crime horrified the entire world, drawing parliamentary statements from the prime ministers of Britain, France, Japan and China,” (Cornwell 1). With the whole world watching in expectation, the police jumped on the opportunity to prosecute someone—anyone—for the murder of Lindbergh’s baby boy. Understandably, the prosecution’s case seemed tight enough. There were several bits… Continue Reading...

Role Of Interactive Social Media in Corporate Social Responsibility Communications

distributed for all businesses (Lee et al., 2013). For instance, in their study of the use of Twitter by fortune 500 companies, Lee and his associates (2013) found that first movers enjoyed significantly higher CSR ratings compared to companies that entered this social media platform later. In addition, first movers also enjoyed larger numbers of online followers and higher levels of interactivity with these followers in the form of feedback and “re-Tweets.” While more research in this area is needed, these seminal findings underscore the growing importance of establishing a social media presence at the earliest opportunity and using… Continue Reading...

2016 Presidential Election Essay

Abstract In what is shaping up to be the strangest election in United States history, the contest between the Democratic nominee, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Republican nominee, billionaire real estate developer Donald J. Trump is being closely monitored by U.S. voters and an increasingly concerned international community. The Democratic nominee has most recently been charged with several abuses of classified information during her tenure as secretary of state, perjury before the U.S. Congress and illicit dealings with foreign interests buying favors from the State Department through donations to the Clinton Foundation. Conversely, the Republic… Continue Reading...

Social Media Essay

the other social media. Active monthly users is 500 million (http:// fortune.com/2017/04/24/linkedin-users/) d.  Twitter 1. 328 Million active monthly users (https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/27/facebook-2-billion-users/) 2. Less personal than Facebook, better for media and marketing e.  Snapchat 1. 255 million monthly users (https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/27/facebook-2-billion-users/) 2. Opportunities for branding (http://www.newsweek.com/5-reasons-use-snapchat-besides-reason-337485) III. Differences Between Social Media Platforms a.  As Marketing Tools 1. No one social media is “better” than the others; they are different, and users interact differently. 2. Therefore, companies and government agencies need to diversify their social media platform and communication strategy to use different media. b.  As influencing the ways people communicate or socialize… Continue Reading...

The Great Gatsby Essay

someone like Jay Gatsby—someone who comes from a lineage of nobodies and who made his fortune as a bootlegger while engaging in other illegal activities. Tom is not just wealthy—he comes from generations of wealth, power, privilege and respectability. His wealth extends beyond just his immediate money but the family name he bears. Hence, after this tense clash at the Plaza, Tom demonstrates his utter confidence in the situation: he commands Daisy and Jay to head back to his home in East Egg, driving in Gatsby’s car. Tom, Nick and Jordan drive separately in Tom’s car. On the way… Continue Reading...

Welfare System Essay

This is a free 14-page welfare system essay example with sources.  This paper was completed by a professional writer to be used as a template, guideline, or reference in helping you write your own essay.  You can compare the paper you write to this example to make sure it follows the correct writing guidelines.  If you need help writing an essay, check out our guide on how to write an essay.  If you need a one-of-a-kind custom written essay example on your specific topic, you can place an order for one. Essay Prompt: REPORTS should be as long as necessary, but… Continue Reading...

Olympic Games Essay

enormous success, at least for the International Olympic Committee which reaps a multi-billion dollar fortune every 2 years. On the other hand, though, the politicized manner in which host cities are currently selected and the enormously onerous financial commitments that must be made to secure a winning bid have attracted criticism from all quarters, with many observers arguing in support of permanent homes for the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. To determine the viability and rationale in support of this move, this paper reviews the relevant literature to provide a brief history of the modern Olympic Games, followed by… Continue Reading...

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall Error

More than Half a Million Hoverboards are Being Recalled. Retrieved from http:// fortune.com/2016/07/06/hoverboard-recall/ Swider, M. (2017). Here’s Why the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Batteries Caught Fire and Exploded. Retrieved from https://www.techradar.com/news/samsung-galaxy-note-7-battery-fires-heres-why-they-exploded Wiggers, K. (2017). Everything we Know about Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Recall. Retrieved from https://www.digitaltrends.com/android/samsung-halts-galaxy-note-7-shipments-phones-catching-fire/   Continue Reading...

Tesla Stock Analysis and Recommendation

fortune 500 Company: TSLA Ticker: TSLA Current Stock Price: $290.71 Market Cap: 49.119B P/E: 147.58 Dividend/Yield: N/A;N/A Enterprise Value: 4.93 Beta: 0.96 Stock Split: No Closing price last five days: $291.21, $287.71, $293.50, $300.10, $290.24 52 week high: $389.61 Book Value per Share: $11.58 Analysts’ Ratings: 4 strong buy, 4 buy, 8 hold, 6 underperform Target Price: Low of $180 to High of $470, with the average at $317.04 Avg. revenue estimate for next year: 26.85B Significant news: Tesla is ramping up Model 3 production; Tesla is… Continue Reading...

Neocolonialism Trade and Cocoa

(2016, March 1). Inside Big Chocolate's Child Labor Problem. Retrieved from http:// fortune.com/big-chocolate-child-labor/ Langan, M. (2018). Neo-colonialism and the poverty of 'development' in Africa (1st ed.). Palgrave Macmillan. Continue Reading...

Hyped Beyond Belief the Gopro Story

social media campaign did the initial job, as far as early investors were concerned: YouTubers made them a fortune. To keep the company going, all it now needs to do is keep it up. References Bizzotto, N., Sandri, A., Lavini, F., Dall’Oca, C., & Regis, D. (2014). Video in operating room: GoPro HERO3 camera on surgeon’s head to film operations—a test. Surgical Innovation, 21(3), 338-340. Devumi. (2018). Social media case study: GoPro. Retrieved from https://devumi.com/2017/11/social-media-case-study-gopro-youtube-twitter-instagram/ GoPro. (2018). Fourth quarter results. Retrieved from https://investor.gopro.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2018/GoPro-Announces-Fourth-Quarter-and-Full-Year-2017-Results/default.aspx Kerin, R. A., & Hartley, S. W. (2016). Marketing: The core (6th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill. Leonhardt, J.… Continue Reading...

Book Trade Between China and France an Assessment

for the young man, and later on, a source of great fortune. There are also those who were from wealthy families but did not possess the intellectual capability to pass in exams. They ended up dropping out of school and taking up publishing as a form of business. A good example in this case would be Hongchun who, as Brokaw (2007) points out “started on the course of study common to all Sibao schoolboys, but had little ambition in his studies.” He took up publishing. The common threat in these examples is that those who pursued book trade saw… Continue Reading...

Rebranding Diet Coke

Society evolves and with it do the habits and trends of society members. This most notably includes consumers. fortune.com has long noted that iconic brands that seemed to be timeless and seemed to be impenetrable to the whims of consumers, and shielded from the fickleness of the ages now seemed to struggling in ways they never expected. Brands that had always been above the struggles so common to many products and companies are now teetering in ways they’ve never experienced, many of them not knowing how to survive. For so many of these iconic brands, each quarter shows increasing… Continue Reading...

Cisco Business Model

Jaguar. CIO Magazine. Retrieved December 19, 2017 from https://www.cio.com/article/2462414/big-data/why-analytics-makes-tesla-better-than-jaguar.html Fehrenbacher, K. (2016). Why Tesla's new battery pack is important. fortune. Retrieved December 19, 2017 from http://fortune.com/2016/08/24/tesla-100kwh-battery-pack/ Zart, N. (2014) Tesla battery technology is years ahead of the competition. Teslarati. Retrieved December 19, 2017 from https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-battery-technology-years-ahead-of-competition/ Continue Reading...

Boston Marathon Bombings

response, short transport times, immediate access to operating rooms, methodical multidisciplinary care delivery, and good fortune contributed to excellent outcomes” (p. 962). The specific medical outcomes of the casualties suffered at the Boston Marathon are depicted in Figure 2 below. Figure 2. Patient flows into regional medical centers Source: Gates & Arabian, 2017, p. 962 As can be readily seen from the patient flow in Figure 2 above, all of the casualties from the Boston Marathon bombings were efficiently evaluated and treated, thereby minimizing the ultimate adverse effects of this domestic terrorist attack. Conclusion The research showed that on… Continue Reading...

Goldman Sachs Open System Theory

the organization under consideration. Week 2 Organization of Choice: Goldman Sachs In 2011, Goldman Sachs appeared in the list of “ fortune Magazine’s Best 100 Companies to Work for.” The company provides a wide range of financial services including, but not limited to, investment management and investment banking (Yahoo Finance, 2018). As an open system the company has a variety of subsystems operating therein, i.e. fund managers, support staff, compliance heads, etc. Other subsystems operating within the company include the wealth advisory service, underwriting service, strategic advisory services, etc. As Chance and Chance (2002) point out, there is often a complex interaction between… Continue Reading...

Recruiting Candidates and Interview Types

big five personality traits. Very Well Mind. Retrieved from: https://www.verywellmind.com/the-big-five-personality-dimensions-2795422 Furnham, A. (2015). Can you really test someone for integrity? fortune. Retrieved from: http://fortune.com/2015/08/11/hiring-integrity-test/ When should interviews be used in a multi-hurdle selection process? Are structured interviews best? Why or why not? Do multiple interviewers add validity to the hiring decision? Explain. Interviews can be used throughout a multi-hurdle selection process. It is not unusual for a candidate to be called for an initial phone interview, based upon the strength of his resume and application, and then submit to a one-on-one interview and later a panel interview, if the position is… Continue Reading...

Management and Leadership Dream Job Cfo

My Utopia Job: CFO Being a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for a major fortune 500 company would be my dream job. Capitalizing on a core base of competencies in accounting, cash flow management, and risk management, the CFO sits in the C-suite with a greater sense of purpose and a role that is instrumental in guiding the organization’s strategies (“Chief financial officer (CFO) job description,” 2017). An understanding of management concepts, theories, and principles will help me achieve this goal to help me manifest a utopic career. For example, systems theory shows how the CFO fits into the overall organization… Continue Reading...

How Modern Medicine Was Developed

The Development of Modern Medicine How did Greek and Galenic notions of health and disease differ from the work of Morgagni and the practitioners of French Clinical medicine? The Greek and Galenic notions of health and disease differed from the Morgagni in that they viewed disease as being caused by an imbalance in the body. Galenic notions were intertwined with philosophy, which was aimed at answering the Socratic question "How should a person live a good life?" Therefore, the Galenic physicians were required to have mastered philosophy and this meant that they employed more of philosophy on their diagnosis, prognosis,… Continue Reading...

Slumdog Millionaire Thoughts and Reflection

Slumdog Millionaire #1 Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle, addresses a range of complex social issues that are endemic to India as well as the greater global world. The film portrays the life and times of Jamal Malik an adolescent from Mumbai who originates from the slums who becomes a contestant on India’s version of the game show, “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?” His performance on the game show is so excellent and flawless, people think he had to have been cheating or up to some sort of foul play. However, once under cross-examination, the filmmakers use a creative… Continue Reading...

Compensation and Benefits the Modern Workplace

their careers? Forbes. Retrieved from: https://www.forbes.com/sites/joankuhl/2018/07/23/what-do-millennials-want-in-their- career/#7096ddd2fcb1 Lashinsky, A. (2012). This is how Apple keeps the secrets. fortune. Retrieved from: http://fortune.com/2012/01/18/the-secrets-apple-keeps/ Lipman, V. (2013). Surprising, disturbing facts from the mother of all employee engagement surveys. Forbes. Retrieved from: https://www.forbes.com/sites/victorlipman/2013/09/23/surprising-disturbing-facts-from- the-mother-of-all-employee-engagement-surveys/#373bf3c93120 Continue Reading...

Corporate Greed Firms Secretly Collecting and Selling Information About Your Online Behavior

and used by them is legal, secure, and accurate. All kinds of businesses, right from small companies to fortune 500 corporations, are clients of these companies (Morris & Lavandera, 2012). Information is immensely valuable to individuals as well as companies. Data-brokering organizations’ critics claim average consumers are unaware of the fact that their sensitive information is sold by such sites. They assert that this constitutes a potential privacy risk. However, on the other hand is the fact that major decision-making on real buyers is done on the basis of virtual buyer-related data (Morris & Lavandera, 2012). Akin to a… Continue Reading...

Natalie Merchant Gold Rush Brides History

Natalie Merchant’s song “Gold Rush Brides” offers an impression of history, and also reflects on the one-sided nature of historiography. The song simultaneously evokes the myth and mystique of the wild west, of the days of frontier settlement when men and women ventured west seeking their fortunes and in the process encountered the native people who they would kill. Merchant draws interesting parallels between the frontier mentality and patriarchy, too, showing that the stories of women have vanished (“who were the homestead wives? Who were the gold rush brides?”) just as Native American stories and whole cultures were being obliterated,… Continue Reading...

A Biblical Worldview in Finance

The Bible and Financial Concepts Introduction The Bible is quite clear on how one should orient oneself in this life towards Heaven and pursuing the kingdom of God (Matt 6:33). However, in the financial world of today, this orientation can easily be lost as secular goals replace spiritual ones. This paper will address the issue of profit maximization, insider trading, and how to convert a sinner from a Biblical perspective to show why orienting oneself towards the Heaven is so important for one’s spiritual life. Part I Profit maximization by itself is an inappropriate goal because it is not connected… Continue Reading...

Communications and Integrated Marketing

Integrated Marketing Communications Question 1 Integrated marketing communications (IMC) is that communication strategy that makes the marketing departed interconnected, as opposed to it having contrasting functions. IMC basically integrates a company’s marketing channels and collateral into one reliable messaging system. These channels may include direct 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… Continue Reading...

Business Ethics and Equality at the Top Women in Positions Of Leadership

of Inclusion: Women in White Collar America The quantity of female CEOs at fortune 500 companies decreased by 25% in 2018, falling from 32 to 24: this means that only 4.8 percent of the most profitable 500 firms in the world are run by women in America (Stewart, 2018). How one can achieve inclusiveness within the workplace is definitely a hot-button issue in today’s workplace, particularly given the climate. Social movements for equality and safety in the workplace for all genders such as the #metoo and #timesup movement have made companies large and small look inwards and attempt to clean… Continue Reading...

Democratic Development in Africa Challenges

that “in 1992, Zaire’s president Mobutu (1965 - 1997) reportedly controlled a fortune of $6 billion, exceeding the recorded annual economic output of his country” (58).[footnoteRef:6] All this was made possible by the power of his incumbency which permitted him to loot state coffers with no fear of immediate reprisal. The fear of prosecution on exiting office as well as need to protect illicitly acquired wealth is often a great motivator for leaders to stay in power. Towards this end, as was the case with Mobutu, “the political administration is treated as a purely personal affair of the ruler”… Continue Reading...

Emirates Airlines Pestle and Swot Analysis

addition to stiff competition place pressure on ticket prices ( fortune, 2017). 2. Trump’s travel ban Emirates proclaimed that its expansion plans in the United States were put on hold subsequent to making the announcement of flights to five United States cities would be cut as a result of the weakened level of demand. This is linked to the fact that President Donald Trump’s administration placed travel restrictions. The recent actions undertaken by the American government in relation to the issuance of entry visas, fortified security vetting, and restrictions on electronic devices in aircraft cabins have had a significant direct… Continue Reading...

The Mission Of Usaa

USAA Executive Summary The United Services Automobile Association (USAA) specializes in providing insurance for individuals and families of the military community. From auto insurance to renters insurance to flood and life insurance, USAA is there for service men and women who have put themselves on the front lines to serve their country. For that reason, USAA is there to serve them: indeed, the company’s slogan is: “We know what it means to serve” (USAA, 2018). The organization also offers investment products, loans, banking services, advice, mortgage assistance and more. This paper will provide the mission and vision statement of USAA,… Continue Reading...

Situational Leadership Styles at Salesforce

where it has a fantastic employer brand. This took time, and the most recent fortune list was the first time that the company had made the number one spot. What this means is that after putting in the work to foster the leadership style and culture that best serve overall strategic objectives, Salesforce is now in a position where it can continue to attract the best talent, as an employer of choice. At this point, the situational leadership approach has turned into a sustainable competitive advantage – the company will continue to bring in better people than its competitors… Continue Reading...

Leadership and the Issue Of Ethics

with other institutions and members in the community. Kroger for instance is a fortune 500 company that corporately sponsors volunteer work and outreach because it wants to give back to the communities that have helped the company to grow. Kroger is able to reflect the values of the communities that are important to its business by donating time and resources to the needy within the community. This is what it means to be an ethical leader in the community: you put others before yourself. It is the essence of servant leadership, which CEOs like Richard Branson show routinely (De Vries,… Continue Reading...

Philosophical Inquiries and the Nature Of Science

such matter, and the prohibitive funding required. Scientific research nowadays costs a big fortune, and therefore knocks out many aspiring researchers. It is a fact that media personnel and lawmakers engage in such activities more than the researchers in the labs, and thus are very likely to paint a cynical image of scientists, as merely another minority group. The divergent demarcation criteria is a relatively general phenomenon. It is evident that philosophers and other theoreticians do not hold the same views on science. Even so, some level of unanimity has been observed in the group of knowledge disciplines. Take… Continue Reading...

Benefits Of Guardian Life Insurance

Executive Summary Guardian Life Insurance Co. ranks #239 on the fortune 500 list with revenues of $12.4 billion in 2017 and profits of $455 million. It currently owns $75 billion in assets and is one of the premier insurance and investment companies in the U.S (fortune, 2018). The goal of Guardian in the near future is to sustain its position and “to endeavor to be valued as an industry leader in client satisfaction, sales growth, product performance, financial strength and profitability” (Guardian Life Insurance, 2018). This paper provides an overview of Guardian… Continue Reading...

The Amazing Clara Barton

Clara Barton Introduction In any discussion of pioneers of Human Services, one name should immediately come to mind—Clara Barton. This self-taught nurse and founder of the American Red Cross left of legacy of humanitarian aid behind when she died in 1912. Born in 1821, she served as a hospital nurse in the American Civil War and became a member of the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1973. This paper will provide the background biographical information on Clara Barton, discuss her most significant contribution to Human Services, describe where she did her work, and explain her legacy. Biographical Information Clara… Continue Reading...

External Environment's Internal Impact on a Company

increased consumer base (Suttle, 2018). 1. What were the reasons for the failure of the fortune 500 office supply company as discussed in the Butt and Ivanov (2017) journal article? Are these reasons consistent with the reasons for organizational failure as identified by Sheth & Sisodia (2005)? What other reasons, if any, have you identified? Are there any practical difficulties that served as barriers to needed organizational change? (This section should be at least 2 pages in length). Butt and Ivanov (2017) points out three key reasons for the failure of the fortune 500 office supply companies. The first reason… Continue Reading...

Kroger and Corporate Social Responsibility

areas that touch upon its CSR and vision statement foci—namely health and hunger. The company is well-positioned as a fortune 100 company to make good on its mission, vision and CSR objectives, if it so chooses to follow through on them. According to PRNewswire (2017), Kroger’s focus on sustainability is not new, but it is continuously developing new ways to achieve that goal. For example, its Sustainability Lives Here campaign aims to “highlight easy, earth-friendly and sustainable living practices” that local consumers in its various communities can adopt to better create a green and sustainability environment (PRNewswire, 2017). Kroger… Continue Reading...

Elon Musk's Moral Muteness

subject his claims on Twitter to review (Krisher, 2019). Since Musk is the head of a fortune 500 company, it stands to reason that he would be keen to be forthright and honest in his dealings with investors, but he often comes across as a penny-stock pumping CEO who is more interested in getting the share price to move than in getting the actual facts of the company into the hands of investors and stakeholders. Two ethical concepts drawn from Block 5 that relate to this case are moral myopia, which is “a way of understanding how individuals might… Continue Reading...

Target Corporate Social Responsibility

from https://www.marketwatch.com/story/target-takes-on-the-recession-2010-08-18 Segarra, L. (2018) How diversity and inclusion power both Target and Tesla. fortune. Retrieved March 30, 2019 from http://fortune.com/2018/12/12/mpw-next-gen-target-tesla-diversity-inclusion-hiring/ Target 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report. Retrieved March 30, 2019 from https://corporate.target.com/_media/TargetCorp/csr/pdf/2018_corporate_responsibility_report.pdf Continue Reading...

Johnson and Johnson Human Resource Value and Contribution

Credo” (Team, Directors and Governance, 2019).J&J is also among the fortune 500 companies. This paper will focus on various dimensions of the J&J Company. It is divided into three distinct sections. That is organizational structure, organizational strategy and human resource management. So, J&J organization structure will be explored, the various strategies that the company has pursed over the years will be elaborated and finally J&J human resource management practices will be discussed. Other sections in the paper include organizational design theory and emerging issues in HR management. Organizational Design Theory Organizational design (OD) theory is “the study of how… Continue Reading...

The Enron Trial and Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling

of US$90.75 per share. Enron Corporation was ranked consistently as America's Most Innovative Company" between 1996 and 2001 by fortune Magazine. The end of 2001 saw an unprecedented collapse of Enron’s stock price from US$90.75 per share to less than a dollar following an announced of $1billon loss in the first quarter of 2001 and resulting to declaration of bankruptcy by December 2001 as a result of negatively restating earnings by $405 million which saw the Enron’s debt grown by $628 million. The collapse resulted in economic loss to the employees and investors with the shareholders recording a loss of… Continue Reading...

Recent Immigration in the United States

What does it mean to be “American” in a country as diverse as the United States? It has been decades since the Immigration Act of 1924 (Johnson-Reed Act) was passed. The law provided for a quota system that led to the slowing down of the rate at which new migrants moved into the United States. Immigration had brought more than 23.5 million people into the United States. Some people argue that the John Reed Act disadvantages some regions of the world while giving preference to others, though not explicitly. One of the regions disadvantaged by the John Reed Act, critics… Continue Reading...