Stock Essays


Autodine Restaurants Business Plan

the alteration of the business form into a C-Corporation to become a publicly traded firm and listed in the stock market (Spadaccini, 2007). A chart of accounts is defined as a record of the names of the accounts that a firm has ascertained and made accessible for recording business and financial transactions. A chart of accounts specific to Autodine Restaurant, including a rationale as to the selection of each account is detailed below. AUTODINE RESTAURANTS A CHART OF ACCOUNTS With Autodine Restaurant being based in the United States, the business will make use of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).… Continue Reading...

How Does Heroin Impact a Caucasian Family

policy, something that a small population would consider done. The need for future planning supersedes that for stock-taking on current trends. The problems caused by illegal drug consumption in Caucasian households are inevitably emerging, and they might impact individual countries' research agenda. It is essential that study outcomes facilitate development of drug laws that can aid in controlling drug addiction in Caucasian families.   References Barbara Tasch. (2014, May 29). Study: U.S. Heroin Users Are Mostly White Suburbanites. TIME. Brown, R. (2004). Heroin Dependence. WISCONSIN MEDICAL JOURNAL, 20-27. Danielle M. Dick, & Arpana Agrawal. (2008). The Genetics of Alcohol… Continue Reading...

Solving Amazons Turnover Problem

jobs, not the high-end.. While Amazon does have programs for workers who can stick it out, such as stock options, it loses a lot of people getting to that point, and eventually it will find itself getting even lower marginal returns on new hires as the potential talent pool diminishes (O'Donovan, 2015). This reality alone should be enough to create urgency within the organization. Amazon's leadership needs to recognize that a crisis will occur if it does not act, and therefore it must create the sense of crisis at the leadership levels, before the crisis actually occurs. This leads… Continue Reading...

Different Types Of Studies Relating to Drugs

drugs of varying sorts, whether legal or illegal. The studies in question are either quantitative, qualitative, or a mixture of both. Of course, quantitative refers to the use of numbers and statistics to draw conclusions. Qualitative studies make use of feelings, thoughts and summaries. Indeed, this is less academic and objective in nature but it can explain the "why" of things rather than just the "what." Of course, many other studies are a mixture of the two. This annotated bibliography has two of each of the different types listed above and these were chosen to show that the types of… Continue Reading...

Changing Psychological Contract Implications for Hrm

Croon, 2011). Organizations are now more focused on maximizing profit margins and driving stock prices up at all costs. This largely explains why restructures, mergers, acquisitions, and corporate downsizings have become more widespread since the 1980s than earlier (Wellin, 2007). Organizations in diverse sectors and industries have increasingly dismissed workers, reformed their structures, acquired or merged with competitors, and shifted corporate strategy, all in an attempt to enhance organizational efficiency and improve financial performance. The pressure of competition has been further compounded by unanticipated economic events such as recession, changing consumer behavior, globalization, technological advances, as well as adjustments… Continue Reading...

Advantages Of Mutual Funds and 401ks

mutual fund has major advantages compared with investing in the company stock. The first benefit is diversification of risk. Mutual funds invest in many different companies, often across different industries (Bogle, 2015). This means if the value on one share in the portfolio falls, or evens collapses, it will not result in a significant decline in portfolio value (Bogle, 2015). This reduces the risk when compared to any investment in a single stock, where a change in the share price will impact directly on the value of the investment (Bogle, 2015). The purchase price of the investment units in… Continue Reading...

Child Risk Assessment for Therapy

Nine-year-old Afro-Caribbean, Lennox, was referred by professionals and his teacher to the therapist. Those who suggested counseling were worried about the boy's conduct and behavior when at school. As Lennox's previous therapist resigned his job during the summer school-term, the boy was referred once again; by this time, he had reached the age of ten. Lennox was offered twelve months of one-on-one therapy. The problems cited in the original referral for counseling included lack of concentration in studies, attention-seeking behavior at school, persistent unpunctuality to class, and the boy's washed-out look. Another referral by an educator in the year 2009… Continue Reading...

Ethical Responses to Nsw Case Scenarios

School A has set up Facebook page courtesy of parents and friends of the school. It has gained several commentators and followers that include several members of the teaching staff. A teacher here referred to as teacher B. who is new on the staff at the beginning of the year has joined the fray. In the second term of the year, the school head bans games and sports activity before class hour. He explains that students need to be energized and ready for studies and not tired as a result of active sports Teacher B. isn't happy with the decision… 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...

Logical Model for Counterterrorism in Africa

Boko-Haram In order to effectively neutralize the Boko Haram in Nigeria, I suggest a combination of strategies including the use of military force combined with education and economic empowerment programs. The Nigerian authorities need to incorporate partnerships and conduct a host of operations mentioned above within the Boko Haram strongholds. This model describes the aims and contribution of the various stakeholders. The implementation of such a model, collectively, will enable the authorities to undermine the strengths of Boko Haram on economic, psychological and military front (Siollun, 2015). Although the military alone cannot stop the insurgency, it has a critical role… Continue Reading...

Amazon Vs Ebay

its per-share earnings (the lower the P/E, the cheaper the stock is viewed to be), 2) the net profit margin (Net Margin = (Net Income or Loss) / Sales). For Amazon, this is a hard ratio to apply as the company has dipped its toes into so many sectors -- it is doing cloud services, retail, streaming, and now brick and mortar pop-ups. For eBay it is more applicable. 3) the return on assets is another profitability ratio that might interest creditors -- and both apply to Amazon more than they do to eBay. The P/E ratio of Amazon… Continue Reading...

Apple Investment and Financial Analysis

Both Apple and Microsoft are listed in the major U.S. stock exchanges and raise funds by selling shares to the public. (Microsoft Corporation, 2015). Table 1 compares the financial statements of both companies between 2013 and 2015. Table 1: Apple and Microsoft Financial Statements for 2015, 2014, and 2013 ($ millions) DuPont Identity The report compares the Dupont Identity of both Apple and Microsoft between 2013 and 2015. The Dupont identity is the financial information that provides a firm ROE (return on equity) that is represented by the profit margin, equity multiplier, and total asset turnover. The Dupont calculation… Continue Reading...

Maersk Shipping Company Strategic Management Analysis

Strategic Management Analysis of Maersk Shipping Company Maersk Shipping Company is a largest global shipping company operating more than 600 ships, recording more than 23,000 bookings daily and 2.2million containers. Maersk can boast of 14.5% of market shares globally because their vessels arrive at ports every 15 minutes. Established in 1904, Maersk operates in more than 130 countries with over 110,000 employees. The company market capitalization was $27.6 billion at the end of 2015 fiscal year. Maersk facilitates the transportation of 14% of global seaborne containers coupled with Damco and APM Terminals, the company offers infrastructure with global demand for… Continue Reading...

2015 Corporate Governance Executive Summary

Ahli United Bank story started, we have been increasing together. We registered our own course, shaped our own story, and boarded upon a journey of achievement for the previous 15 years and plus. We cultivated home-grown capacity, concerned world class knowledge and protracted our reach across sectors and borders. We constructed monetary strength, reinforced by a well-defined plan and a great agreement of discipline, heavy labor and promise. But then again most prominently, we joined and linked with uncountable meticulous and inspirational men, women and industries, helping them prosper and grow and receiving their trust every phase of the way.… Continue Reading...

Strategies for Achieving Competitive Advantage

Business Operations in Your Organization: Strategies for Achieving Competitive Advantage Organization Selected The company I have chosen to examine is Walmart Stores, Inc. Walmart Store Inc. became originally established in the year 1945 and is in the present day undertaking its operations in retail stores in over twenty seven countries. The company is split into three key segments. These are Walmart International, Walmart United States and Sam's Club. The business undertaken by Walmart as a company encompasses restaurants, superstores, retail stores and also warehouse clubs. The company also undertakes e-commerce through its website Walmart.com. In terms of retail products, the… Continue Reading...

My Life

time to analyzing and studying different financial aspects such as the stock market, and financial reviews. I constantly watching channels such as Bloomberg and the financial news give me not only more insight into the financial world but also give me more inspiration to achieve my goals and dreams. On the other hand, I am cognizant of the fact that life is not easy and cannot be deemed as a bed of roses. I know that I am bound to face several challenges and hardships along the way. However, these are simply a fundamental component of life and I… Continue Reading...

Impairment Issues and Accounting Codes

decision would impact each of these stakeholders in different ways. Shareholders of the company's stock may face downward movement in the value of their shares should the market react negatively to an impairment. The Board could face pressure to make changes. The buyer could pull out his bid. The property could turn into a total wash. The wildlife division could face criticism if shareholders are hurt. In short, impairment does not happen in a bubble -- it could set off a domino-effect that is felt by all stakeholders, and each in turn could add to the agitation -- shareholders… Continue Reading...

Factors That Led to Enron Downfall in 2001

the Enron questionable financial transactions were finally made opened when the company's stock price collapsed within one day. This study investigates several factors that led to the fall of Enron Corporation, the outcome of the investigation reveals that the top management did not promote culture of ethics within the organization. The paper reveals that the management was intoxicated with power manipulating information to their benefits. Moreover, top officials used power ruthlessly intimidating the subordinated. The company did not promote the culture of checks and balances by allowing only one entity performing both the functions of internal and external auditing.… Continue Reading...

Mckenzie Corporation’s Financial Capital Budgeting

Mckenzie Corporation's Capital Budgeting Given value of Mckenzie in different scenarios, Economic Growth Probability Without Expansion With Expansion Low $20,000,000 $22,000,000 Normal $25,000,000 $32,000,000 $43,000,000 $52,000,000 Expected value of the company within one year with Expansion is as follows: = Formula of E (value of company) = "P (Low)*V (Low) + P (Normal)*V (Normal) + P (High)*V (High)" =0.3*22,000,000 +0.5*32,000,000 +0.2*52,000,000 = 6,600,000 + 16,000,000 + 10,400,000 = $33,000,000 = $33 Million. Expected value of the company within one year without Expansion is as follows: = P (Low)*V (Low) + P (Normal)*V (Normal) + P (High)*V (High) = .30*20,000,000 +… Continue Reading...

Pecking Order Versus Trade off Theories

equity; first to trade-off tax liabilities and then second to cause some level of scarcity on the stock as a means of increasing a company's worth. However, opponents of the TOT claim that it failed to explain the cause of a decline in stock prices as seen when companies announce new issues. The ensuing discussion evidence that debt financing correlated to periods in positive direction especially about economic boom and rates. Conversely, the POT disagrees on the degree of simplicity postulated by the TOT. POT explains that the availability of unequal data and the projected cost of bankruptcy or… Continue Reading...

Supply and Demand Of Grain in the United States

Market of Grain in the United States In the United States, millions of Americans are confronting the latest trends in the commodities markets where the costs of agricultural products have driven up costs of breakfasts of average Americans. Over the past year, the price of orange juice has increased a quarter, and the price of milk has also risen by 5%, and egg by a fifth. The issues have made General Mills and Kellogg's to increase the prices of their breakfast cereal products. The cause of an increase is due to a recent rise in the price of grains such… Continue Reading...

Project Management

it entails processes such as evaluation of various prospects, negotiation, due diligence, legal procedures, shareholder and management approval, stock purchase, as well as staff awareness and training. The process may also involve restructuring the organisation, establishing new offices, as well as marketing, branding, and public relations efforts. These processes often involve millions or hundreds, or even billions of dollars. Accurate estimates of the amount of time and financial resources required to accomplish the project must be made. This is crucial for avoiding unexpected costs and delivering the project within the required timeline. The project manager can choose from a… Continue Reading...

Bacteria and Viruses

What are Bacteria and Viruses? The most palpable variance between bacteria and viruses is their size. Whereas both bacteria and viruses are too tiny to notice with the naked eye, most bacteria are about one micrometer in length and can be perceived with a good optical microscope. On the other hand, viruses are smaller than the wavelength of visible light, which implies that they can be solely perceived by using an electron microscope (Nursing Times, 2006). Infection, every so often the initial phase, takes place when bacteria, viruses or other microbes that cause disease enter the human body and start… Continue Reading...

Audit Planning Control at Home Depot

November 27, 2016 from https://www.aicpa.org/Research/Standards/Auditattest/Downloadabledocuments/AU-C-00300.pdf Kang, Y. & Gershwin, S. (2004) Information inaccuracy in inventory systems -- stock loss and stockout. MIT. Retrieved November 27, 2016 from http://web.mit.edu/manuf-sys/www/oldcell1/papers/kang-gershwin-autoid04.pdf Knechel, W. & Willekens, M. (2014) The role of risk management and governance in determining audit demand. Department of Applied Economics. Retrieved November 27, 2016 from https://lirias.kuleuven.be/bitstream/123456789/224642/1/OR_0463.pdf Continue Reading...

Financial Statements Of Xyz Company

for spending. In addition, restocking the shelves bring in a fresh feel and an aspect of variation within the stock inventory. This will increase the number of consumers entering the store and therefore increase the purchases made (Hudson, 2016). References Atrill, P. &Mclaney, E., 2013. Accounting and finance for non-specialists. 8th Ed. Harlow, UK: Pearson Publishing. Euler Hermes. (2016). QATAR. Retrieved from: http://www.eulerhermes.com/economic-research/country-reports/Pages/Qatar.aspx Global Edge. (2016). Qatar: Risk Assessment. Retrieved from: http://globaledge.msu.edu/countries/qatar/risk Hudson, M. (2016). Tips to Increase Sales. The Balance. Retrieved from: https://www.thebalance.com/tips-to-increase-retail-sales-2890274 Perumal, S. V. (2016). Qatar taking 'aggressive' stance in Europe to mitigate LNG risks. Gulf… Continue Reading...

Developing, Managing, and Operating a Retail Business

.....managing and operating a recently acquired small retail business. The paper specifically focuses on strategies for targeting customers and information gathering, a plan for recruiting and training new staff and employee management, the relevance of the concept of one hundred percent location and saturation to the business, as well as important financial dimensions for the business. Also, the paper provides a name, mission, and philosophy for the business, a description of hours of operation, and a plan for cultivating an inviting store atmosphere. Strategies for Targeting Customers and Information Gathering The importance of targeting customers and gathering information about the… Continue Reading...

A Concise Analysis Of Financial Performance Of Companies

like air and water pollution, unethical corporate practices, inferior work environments, etc. negatively affected stock prices and business functionality only in extreme scenarios. Consequently, organizations often overlooked them in their normal investment appraisal policies and practices. In the same way, externalities also weakly influenced organizational executives' behavior owing to the lack of a perceptible feedback loop driving organizations to react to their non-financial problems and associated opportunities and risks to the company. Non-governmental organizations and regulators generally took care of negative externalities (Trunow and Linder, 2015). However, the past twenty years have witnessed a drastic transformation in the above… Continue Reading...

Issues in Developmental Psychology

.....theoretical perspectives to understand human development is stage theories, which postulate that human development takes place in different stages and change throughout the life span (Lerner et al., 2013, p.466). Erikson's Psychosocial Theory is an example of a theory under this perspective, which state that there are eight stages of psychosocial development that are biologically developed to manifest in a pre-determined, sequential way. Through this theory, Erikson effectively demonstrates that lifelong development involves integration of internal forces and external situations that influence development of ego. Borzumato-Gainey et al. (2009) conducted a study on life satisfaction, self-esteem and subjective age throughout… Continue Reading...

Sea Treasures – Business Model

An examination of consumer views on marine aquarium trade in fish indicates that there is need to educate and inform lobbyists and consumers towards creating demand for organisms caught sustainably. Further, there is need for such campaigns to connect the consumer information to human health effects and environmental impacts in a way that is honest and still not offending such a crucial industry. The venture in aquarium fish retailers on the online market has made 'impulsive purchases by lobbyists' a common occurrence (Mccollum, 2014). The growth of the aquarium industry has encouraged more lobbyists to emerge. The increased success of… Continue Reading...

Scott Fitzgeralds Babylon Revisited

adaptation in 1954 titled The Last Time I Saw Paris. Set just a year after the 1929 stock market crash and the 'Jazz Age', some flashbacks within the story take place within the Jazz Age. The story references some instances of the Great Depression and how someone would have adapted their life in that era. In fact, the story is based on many of Fitzgerald's own experiences. For example, 'Scottie', his daughter is one of the people the story is based on along with his sister-in-law and husband. The story lends to the various feelings and thoughts of someone… Continue Reading...

Exegesis Of Revelation 3: 14-22

and Chronoloical Questions which Surround the Book of Revelation. Wipf and stock Publishers, 2001. Farley, Edward. "Transforming a Lukewarm Church." Christian Century 3 (1997). Koester, Craig R. "The Message to Laodicea and the Problem of Its Local Context: A Study of the Imagery in Rev 3.14 -- 22." New Testament Studies 49, no. 03 (2003): 407-424. Meinardus, Otto FA. "The Christian remains of the seven churches of the Apocalypse." The Biblical Archaeologist (1974): 69-82. Slater, Thomas B. "On the social setting of the Revelation to John." New Testament Studies 44, no. 02 (1998): 232-256. Vanderwater, Pastors Tim, and Hugh… Continue Reading...

Accounting Ethics Questions

auditor at the firm, and Raben used the information to buy stock ahead of a series of corporate takeovers. The SEC found the two guilty of insider trading, a violation of the law. Assume none of the clients were audit clients. What are the ethical issues involved in engaging in such transactions? Were any of the AICPA rules of conduct violated? Explain. Assuming none of the clients were audit clients, one of the ethical issues involved in engaging in such transactions is confidentiality. Regardless of whether they were audit clients or not, both William Borchard and Gregory Raben were… Continue Reading...

Qualitative and Quantitative Data Analysis

.....employee data to answer some human resources related questions using the SPSS software. The screenshots of the entire data are presented in the Appendix 1 and Appendix 2. The report provides the findings for the HR (human resources) issues after carrying out the data analysis of employee's data. The outcome of the analysis reveals that workers between 25 and 55 years of age form the largest percentage of employees in the organization where the mean age of all the entire workforce is 39.19 years. However, workers between 18 and 29 years of age consist of 30.4% of the workforce. However,… Continue Reading...

Public Health Information

What are Bacteria and Viruses? The most basic difference between bacteria and viruses is their size. Whereas both bacteria and viruses are too tiny to notice with the naked eye, most bacteria are about one micrometer in length and can be perceived with a good optical microscope. On the other hand, viruses are smaller than the wavelength of visible light, which suggests that they can only be perceived by using an electron microscope (Nursing Times, 2006). Infection, every so often the initial phase, takes place when bacteria, viruses or other microbes that cause disease enter the human body and start… Continue Reading...

Better Relationship with Russia a New U.s. Policy

necessary to point out that the sanctions have not really hurt Russia in the long run. Its stock market has risen over the past year; its renown around the world has increased as it has taken a leading role in fighting ISIS, which is a known plague around the world. Russia has also shown that it does not want to dictate policy to anyone but that it wants to work with world leaders to find mutually-beneficial solutions to problems that they all face. In other words, Russia has shown a spirit of cooperation and it is the U.S. that… Continue Reading...

Demand Planning

demand, for instance, may cause products to run out of stock when most needed by customers (Hensel, n.d.). This may not only cause loss of revenue, but also hurt the business's relationship with its customers (Huff & Sultan, 2014). It may result in customer dissatisfaction, reduced loyalty to the brand or organisation, and even the loss of customers. With customers' increased access to many options in today's increasingly competitive business environment, an organisation cannot afford to allow its relationships to weaken with its customers. Poor customer relations may negatively affect business operations. Running out of stock may hurt the… Continue Reading...

Silo Manufacturing Company

and other variables. Economic order quantity is considered to be the order quantity of the stock or the inventory that reduces the total cost of managing the inventory (Hansen et al., 2007). Two of the most significant classifications of the inventory costs are carrying costs and ordering costs. Carrying costs signify the expenses that are incurred while holding the inventory. Such costs include storage costs, expenses incurred in spoiling the inventory and also the capital and revenue that is held up in the inventory. On the other hand, ordering costs encompass costs that are experienced by a firm or… Continue Reading...

Inventory and Supply Chain Management

a situation like this, in which demand is erratic, and supply is also variable. 2. Creating safety stock is a natural reflex to preventing future problemsin enterprise resource planning, and Dockomo should consider reducing its safety stock in accordance with the results of statistical analyses of both supply-side issues and demand forecasting. Currently, the company relies on anecdotal evidence and the prior experience of employees, which is barely better than intuition in helping to create a realistic inventory that meets actual customer needs, while also taking into account space limitations. The lack of updated inventory or buying policies, coupled with… Continue Reading...

Kings County Library Changes Needed

such as to what they find to be out of stock and/or what is not stock to begin with. This would be the best way for the library system to order and collect the products that the people really want. Accountability When it comes to suggestions and feedback, there should at no time be situations where an idea or suggestion just gets dropped and is not discussed and decided upon. As such, there are only three outcomes that should ever be happening when it comes to items up for discussion. Those three things would be moving forward with the… Continue Reading...

Cost Accounting for Sleepease Ltd

the standard method for the budgetary control. The application of marginal costing may also lead to the undervaluation of stock. (Rajasekaran, & lalitha, 2010). Moreover, "Marginal costing technique remains no longer useful for inventory valuation in case of abnormal loss." (Nawaz, 2013 p 54). Task 2 "Produce absorption and marginal cost profit statements for Sleepease for the year ending 2014 and for the year ending 2015." SleepEase Marginal Cost profit statements for 2014 First, the study calculates the company variable production cost as follows: Variable Production Cost Per Max-ease bed in 2014 £ Direct materials Direct labor Variable manufacturing… Continue Reading...

Darwinism and Evolution in Woodlanders

match for his daughter based on his being of a strong physical stock. As a 19th century marriage is certainly supposed to result in childbirth, Hardy even implies the physical and biological evolution in the arrangement between Edgar and Grace. However, Hardy is about to spin the concept of social Darwinism on its heels, to reveal his "evolutionary pessimism" in addition to a "romantic maladjustment," (Irvine 625). In Darwin's evolutionary proof, Hardy saw a "cruelly indifferent universe," that could be at once beautiful to behold with the eyes, but ethically amoral. The nice guy never wins in a Darwinist… Continue Reading...

Prevention Of Deep Vein Thrombosis (dvt) After Hip and Knee Surgery

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a serious health conditional that has the potential for fatal consequences. This condition basically involves the development of a thrombus in a deep vein and can take place in retinal veins, cerebral sinuses, upper extremities, and hepatic. The prevention of DVT, especially after a hip or knee surgery, is a major issue because of the increased risk of developing the condition in hospitals and community healthcare facilities. Given the increased risk for developing the condition across healthcare facilities, nurses, physicians and other health professionals face the need to understand the condition, identify it, and take… Continue Reading...

How to Grow the Economy

However, some businesses will just store and hold the money to build up their stock of cash. Such behavior is not the goal of the tax cuts, for obvious reasons. Even so, businesses might be hesitant to spend and invest when the economic outlook is less than stellar (Samwick, 2016). Regardless, more spending typically means more demand and that is often the entire reason why the tax cuts are done in the first place. Government spending is seen as another way, albeit inferior, to do the same thing. After all, the building of roads and bridges incurs demand but… Continue Reading...

Oreo's Entry into China and India

up to being a dominant player in the market by taking stock of its strengths (its dominance in America would make it simple to sell long-term bonds to investors), its weaknesses (ignorance of the Chinese culture, which would need to be addressed), opportunities (the enormous size of the market in China), and threats (refusal to adapt, which would have to be overcome). In India similar challenges faced the company. The SWOT analysis for Oreo's entry into India would be as follows: • Strength: Strong company, dominant in America • Weakness: Too expensive for India economy, no awareness of product… Continue Reading...

Diagnosing Change at Fedex

$37 billion, respectively. The firm is traded on the New York stock Exchange, an S&P 500 component, and employs more than 300,000 employees (FedEx, n.d.). HR Practice Requiring Change FedEx has severally been named as one of the best organisations to work for in the U.S. thanks to its innovative HR practices, particularly in the areas of recruitment and selection, training and development, growth opportunities, employee communication, compensation, performance appraisal, and workforce diversity. The firm enjoys admirable employee satisfaction and turnover rates. Nonetheless, there is still room for improvement. It is particularly important for the organisation to adopt a… Continue Reading...

Inside the Meltdown

receiving end of disconcerting rumors. It didn't help that Bear Stearns was already in bad shape. The company's stock shed most of its value as it dropped to $57 down from $171 a share. The financial devaluation of the bank was indicative of two things: it was on the verge of bankruptcy and it was quickly becoming a toxic asset. A toxic asset is basically when a financial asset or institution loses its financial value, and the government could not afford Bear Stearns to be devalued any further, so something had to be done. The moral hazard to consider… Continue Reading...

Starbucks Financial Assessment

based on the Constant Dividend Growth Rate model, with the analysis leading to a recommendation regarding investments in Starbucks stock. 2. Qualitative Analysis Financial analysis is an important element of investment assessment, but the quantitative assessment should be accompanied by a qualitative analysis to provide context for the results (Myers & Majluf, 1984). This section examines the background and position of Starbucks within the industry, and the way the firm is viewed by investors by examining recent stock price movements. 2.1 Background to Starbucks Starbucks is a globally recognised coffee house chain, which also roasts, markets, and retails coffee.… Continue Reading...

Types Of Information Systems for Startup Business

corporate financial assets and investments like cash, bonds and stock. The accounts function deals with retaining and handling corporate financial records, including payroll, receipts, and depreciation (Al-Mamary et al., 2014). Shim (2000) asserts that accounting software's central job is automation of the routine activity of accounting transaction entry and posting. This data is electronically organized for developing financial statements. It is also easily accessible for aiding company leaders in managing the company. Finance information systems offer financial data to every financial manager in a company. Financial decisions will normally be made depending on data yielded by accounting systems. Human… Continue Reading...

Innovation Distribution Co Supply Chain Risk

is 551 units whereas that of Cousins Ag is 406 units. 5. How many units of safety stock will we need to hold if we purchase everything from Dong Hai Supply? From CousinsAg? Safety stock takes into account the level of additional stock that is preserved and kept in place to alleviate the risk of experiencing a shortage in raw materials or total stock outs altogether, owing to qualms in levels of supply and demand (Shim and Siegel, 1999). As pointed out, the objective is to maintain an in-stock probability of 97.7% for the consumers (Frankel, 2013). Dong Hai Cousins… Continue Reading...

Innovation Distribution Co. Supply Chain Risk Case

units. Question 5 As pointed out, the objective is to maintain an in- stock probability of 97.7% for customers. i. Units of safety stock will we need to hold if we purchase everything from Dong Hai Supply Dong Hai Supply Standard Deviation for Topping Up 3.45 Average days for topping up 43 Deviation of everyday sales 11 Average daily sales 58.90411 Units of Safety stock Thus, the units of safety stock needed to be held if everything is purchased from dong Hai Supply is 431 units. ii. Units of safety stock will we need to hold if we purchase everything from CousinsAg… 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...

Minority Women in the Oil and Gas Industry

Personal Introduction and Research Interests My background is certainly not unique or even rare, at least for many South Africans. When I was born, apartheid was still the law of the land in South Africa and I was classified as "colored" (i.e., neither white nor black) and commonly referred to as "hotnots" (i.e., bastards). As a result, our family was forced to first live in a tiny apartment on the outskirts of Cape Town called Woodstock, or more commonly the "mixed slums." When Woodstock became overcrowded, our family was forcibly relocated to the desert-like Cape Flats, 25 miles further from… Continue Reading...

Why 2017 May Be a Good Time to Buy Gold

on market cap, industry and liquidity. It is used to measure a country's stock/capital along with consumer confidence. With S&P prices at all time highs, the market is suggesting that consumer confidence is at all time highs and that the U.S.'s economy is strong. Collum suggests this is a false indicator because QE has turned the market into a bubble. If interest rates rise, there will be a sell-off, the market will reverse and a flight to safety will occur. A number of geopolitical, social and economic factors are likely to have an impact on the fate of the… Continue Reading...

Analysis Of Zain Telecommunications Kuwait

in the Communications Services sector and Telcom Services industry. The shares of the company are traded on the Kuwait stock Exchange. It was listed on 9 March 1985. The stock market symbol for the company is ZAIN. At the present moment, the shares of the company are trading at 480 Kuwaiti Dinar. Zain has 4,327.06 million shares outstanding with a market capitalization of $2,076.99 million Kuwaiti Dinar. The company presently employs 2,659 personnel. Its principal activities consist of the purchase, delivery, installation, management and maintenance of mobile telephone and paging systems. It also takes into account investing in financial… Continue Reading...

Starbucks Financial Ratio Analysis

.....K, which is for the year ended October 2, 2016. This was used because many ratios are compared on an annual basis -- a quarterly report would yield different numbers. The first section is the liquidity ratios. These reveal the short-term health of Starbucks. The basic liquidity measure is the current ratio, which is the current assets over current liabilities. Starbucks, at 1.05, is at the industry average, and 1.05 is a generally healthy number. The quick ratio removes inventories. This is valuable in some industries where inventories may end up unsold or sold at a discount. For Starbucks, whose… Continue Reading...

Key Concepts in Economics

the increasing risks in the emerging markets, and also volatility in the stock market (Schwartz, 2016). In addition, the significant improvement in the economy can be perceived in the increase in the number of jobs as well as a major decline in the unemployment rate from 2009. Application of Economic Concepts There are various economic concepts that can be applied to the points highlighted above. The first economic concept is unemployment. Unemployment takes into account a circumstance where factors of production are willing and capable of being employed at the ruling market wage rates but are involuntarily unutilized or… Continue Reading...

How Diversification Can Help Ceos Financially

also counted on investments from venture capitalists. Today's student may be among entrepreneurs in the future, and should take stock of VC resources. Limitations: future studies should apply a different strategy, Zhang explains (294). And future research should "correct the data selection bias by building a more inclusive database" than the Pratt's Guide. Continue Reading...

Cardillo Travel Systems

to the fact that they made a shareholder equity transaction through the issuing of 100,000 shares of the company's stock, with the excuse of obscuring for the substantial financial penalties charged by the court. The SEC's actions are rationalized as this undertaking was in violation of section 10b-5 of the Securities and Exchange Act. Rule 10b5-1 provides that an individual trades on the basis of material nonpublic information if a trader is aware of the material nonpublic information when undertaking the purchase or sale. In addition, this guideline provides that individuals obtaining confidential information under circumstances outlined would owe… Continue Reading...

Kuwaiti Public and Private Sector Job Market

obtained from 2.5% taxation on net profits of listed companies in the Kuwait stock Exchange (Alhayat, 2013). Despite these benefits, Kuwait's local workforce is concentrated in the public sector and governmental departments, which creates distortions and imbalance in the country's labor market (Alhayat, 2013). The second major issue in Kuwait labor market is increased wage allocations in the public budget to an extent that they account for a high portion of the country's budget. These increased allocations emerge from the financial burden brought by government and public sector employment of Kuwaiti nationals. Third, this labor market is characterized by… Continue Reading...

The Peloponnesian War

How do we know about this war? Thucydides may be counted among the foremost historians of the West to utilize a rigorous chronological standard. He recorded events based on their year of occurrence, and every year was divided into two seasons: a campaign-filled summer and a relatively inactive winter. The historian documented the Peloponnesian War in great detail. In spite of hailing from Athens and having taken part in the war, Thucydides is commonly believed to have provided an overall neutral narrative of it with regard to the parties involved. The foremost volume in Thucydides 'History of the Peloponnesian War… Continue Reading...

Starbucks Financial Statement Analysis

Taxes 93.4% Other Other intangible 99.5% Goodwill 99.2% Total Assets 11516.7 10752.9 93.4% #DIV/0! Current Liabilities A/P #REF! Accrued litigation 0 0.0% Accrued liabilities Insurance reserves Deferred Revenue Total C. L. 56.5% LT debt 2048.3 Other LT Liabilities Total Liabilities 77.9% Shareholders' Equity 87.5% Common stock 0.8 0.7 #REF! Paid-In Capital 39.4 14.0% Retained Earnings Acc. Other Income 67 25.3 37.8% Noncontrolling Int 2.1 1.7 81.0% Total Equity Total Liabilities & Equity 11516.7 10752.9 93.4% Notable is the decline in assets during a period when retained earnings increased 26%. This reflects, most likely, the losses on account on that litigation. The litigation is baked into these figures, in the sense that the company has excess cash on hand (to pay), and ends up with higher long-term debt in 2014… Continue Reading...

Introduction to Global Business

Chapter 1 Globalization is delineated as the socio-economic transformation and development process of eradicating trade, investment, cultural information technology, and political barriers across nations. The benefits of globalization include increased growth in the economy, political integration in various expanses, and interdependence among countries of the world. The key international institutions that facilitate globalization include the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization (WTO). To begin with, the IMF plays a significant role in global financial stability by facilitating global trade that promotes job creation, poverty reduction and economic growth. It also encourages exchange rate stability… Continue Reading...

Pope Concerns and Theology Of Book Of Amos

a concern for income equality revealing how elderly homeless people die of exposure to cold and the stock markets in most countries loses two points. According to Pope, income inequality is becoming unbearable to the extent that while some people are throwing food away, some people are starving. Pope believes that the free market capitalism has led to the economy of inequality and exclusion, and it is time for policymakers to change the way they approach capitalism. It is time for capitalists to pursue profits ethically, and rejecting exploitation. Analysis of Pope Francis' concerns is related to the issues… Continue Reading...

Swot Analysis to Develop Strategy

real possibility in recent years and especially the current environment. After a long run, the stock market might collapse, or withdrawal from NAFTA could increase ingredient prices. There are a host of economic and political risks in the external environment that have to be taken into consideration. All told, there are a lot of threats. The business has to think about how it can counter those threats, and carve out a piece of this market. It is important that we are aware of the treats, their scope and likelihood. Any given threat could be existential, but chances are if… Continue Reading...

Activity Based Costing

Activity-based costing (ABC) employs numerous cost groups, organized by activity, in the allocation of overhead costs. The conception is that activities are necessitated to generate products, basically activities, such as procuring materials, setting up machinery, assembling products, and scrutinizing finished products. It is imperative to note that these activities can be expenses and therefore the cost of activities ought to be apportioned to products on the basis of how the products use the activities. The costs are placed on the products on the basis of the use of individual products for every activity (Hansen et al., 2007). In the traditional… Continue Reading...

Tax Avoidance Gone Too Far

are income that is deigned to be a de facto dividend, stock redemptions that are improper and a rental loss situation. The goal across the board is to devise a compensation and tax approach that will prevent the IRS from claiming tax avoidance or other such things as well as a plan that limits tax implications and higher costs for the firm. While it is sometimes rankling and maddening when the IRS makes such moves, their reaction is a little predictable given the facts involved. The Plan The IRS taking issue with the compensation is a little predictable, and… Continue Reading...

Woodrings Floral Gardens

it is not uncommon for some floral shops to not stock floral gifts for certain occasions or moments. This is not the case with Woodrings. The store's competitive advantage further stems from its comparatively affordable prices, which, as mentioned earlier, range from $45-150. The store's attractive price points, in large part, explain why the store is arguably the most popular floral shop within the State College area. The store caters for not only the customer that visits the physical store, but also the one that wants delivery at home or any other preferred location. With online retailing increasingly becoming… Continue Reading...

Digital Marketing Details and Plans

E-Marketing Implementation What follows in this report is a narrative and summary of the e-marketing strategy as it will be implemented for Namshi and their online e-commerce portal. Of course, e-commerce is the present as well as the future and thus Namshi will want to make sure to have an e-commerce portal that has all the right facets and parts, including the right marketing. The items that will be included in this broader plan include the strategies and tactics that will be used to achieve the desired objectives, customer service/loyalty avenues, timeline for the promotion strategies in question and what… Continue Reading...

Emotional Labour and Gendered Occupational Segregation

frontline employees were female. Majority of the men held kitchen or supervisory jobs such as chef and stock control. This did not just happen by chance -- in spite of receiving job applications from both male and female applicants, the management deliberately selected women for most frontline jobs. At one time, I asked my supervisor why the management preferred women over men for those jobs even at a time when workplace discrimination has become a matter of legislation. The supervisor explicitly told me that customer attendance in restaurants is not really a thing for men -- it is a… Continue Reading...

The History Of American Social Welfare

without any government control on monopolization or trusts, but the proximate cause was of course the stock market crash of 1929. Bank failures and crop failures due to environmental conditions and land misuse were also problems ("5 Causes of the Great Depression," n.d). References "5 Causes of the Great Depression," (n.d.). Retrieved online: http://www.cland.k12.ky.us/userfiles/13/Classes/441/5%20causes%20of%20the%20great%20depression.pdf?id=8459 9. The Social Security Act of 1935 was part of FDR's New Deal and was the hallmark and cornerstone of social welfare in the United States. The significance was a shift in social values and norms in America, leading to an understanding that quality of… Continue Reading...

The New Mobile Commerce Revolution

Home Goods M-Commerce During the earlier parts of the internet and technological revolution that began in the 1990's with the emergence of the World Wide Web was what eventually came to be known as E-Commerce. Indeed, there was the shift whereby what was done in brick and mortar stores was increasingly done online. Thus, regular commerce became electronic commerce, or e-commerce for short. Nowadays, there has been yet another shift to a subset of electronic commerce, that being on mobile devices like cellular phones, tablets and personal data assistants, or PDA's. Mobile commerce has become prominent enough that it should… Continue Reading...

Americana Group

Boursa Kuwait exchange market. It became listed in the exchange market in 1984. Its stock symbol is S.A.K. It has a market capitalization of 988.93 million Kuwaiti Dinar (Boursa Kuwait, 2017). Americana Group's key drivers for revenues and expenses takes into account manufacturing of food items, beverages, as well as other food stuffs together with the importation and selling of such food stuff at retail and wholesale. In addition, the company operates one of the most renowned brands in the Quick Service, Casual Dining and Fine Dining business classifications. Some of these brands consist of Pizza Hut, KFC, Costa… Continue Reading...

Debt Versus Equity for Start Up

after-tax basis. This is because debt repayments take priority over the payment of dividends or even to stock buybacks or retained earnings. Debt capital is thus repaid before the company is taxed -- debt lowers taxable income. Thus, debt will also lower the total tax burden that the company faces (FindLaw, 2017). If the company opts for equity financing, it will face a higher tax burden. The taxable income will be higher, which means that the total tax payable will also be higher. Then, the equity that flows to shareholders will do so on an after-tax basis. The shareholders… Continue Reading...

Worldcom Accounting Fraud and the Law

ultimately only demonstrated in the long-term, short-term perceptions can affect the price of a company's stock which can in turn threaten its ability to thrive in the future. WorldCom was part of the highly competitive telecommunications industry and the desire to show that it was more profitable than its competitors as well as the fact that it needed to show that its recent mergers has been financially worthwhile (a difficult task that can take many years to do) fueled corruption at the company. What is the boundary between earnings smoothings and or earnings management and fraudulent reporting? Certain aspects… Continue Reading...

Developing Personal Epistemic Beliefs

Epistemology represents the study of knowledge. This applied to a philosophical context means understanding how an individual learns something, what the basis for genuine knowledge is, and what that knowledge signifies. Many interpret knowledge as true, justified belief, meaning a claim can be justified, the claim is true, and the individual believes in the claim. Over time such exploration of thinking has led to the formation of two main branches of philosophical epistemology. These are Rationalism and Empiricism. Empiricism states that the input from senses (experience and observation) helps a person find true knowledge. Rationalism on the other hand, emphasizes… Continue Reading...

Audience Style Writing on Websites Webmd and Drugs.com

charts and tables, but the general information section does not. WebMD avoids the use of complex information and stock photos tend to be the main graphic included on the website. References Drugs.com. Retrieved online: https://www.drugs.com/ Textbook. WebMD. Retrieved online: http://www.webmd.com/ Continue Reading...

American History During Early 20th Century

been unregulated in spite of Progressive attempts to reform it through anti-trust laws. The stock market crash of 1929 precipitated many of the most notable New Deal acts. Among the most important New Deal decisions included the creation of the Works Progress Administration, which created massive amounts of jobs for unemployed Americans during and after the Depression, the Social Security Act, which remains one of the biggest legacies of the New Deal, and the creation of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), which helped protect the investments and savings of ordinary Americans. Like Progressive policies, the New Deal legislations… Continue Reading...

Martha Stewart Omnimedia Corporate Governance Case Study

which ended up disastrous for the company, and its stock price plummeted. Succession planning is another major risk factor -- adequate risk planning would have built in a strong leadership pipeline, which in turn would have helped the company in a lot of areas. 5. The advantage of having Stewart as controlling shareholder and face of the brand is that she knows that everything is tied to her, which gives her strong incentive to maintain the best public image possible. The downside is that the company has little fallback should there be any issues with Stewart -- it was… Continue Reading...

Enron Ethics and Leadership Failures

proliferate. The unethical decisions and behaviors mainly have to do with stock market manipulation and the falsifying of information related to the actual performance of the firm. By fooling the market into believing that Enron was making money, it attracted increased shareholder revenues and proceeded to bull its way through the system unnoticed by regulators. The organizational culture at Enron was actually oriented towards manipulating the market almost as if it were the company mission -- the culture was also strictly oriented towards performance because the bottom 15% of employees would be fired every year. So it was more… Continue Reading...

Sulfur in Homeopathy Treatment

recognition of one's own power and privilege, and an in ability to slow down and take stock. Sulfur would help the person to become more aware and appreciative of their gifts and talents, ideally leading to an improved sense of self-esteem and higher sense of purpose in life that may lead eventually to greater fulfillment. References "Homeopathy Sulfur," (n.d.). Retrieved online: http://www.herbs2000.com/homeopathy/sulfur.htm Lilley, D. (n.d.). Sulphur. British Homeopathic Association. Retrieved online: http://www.britishhomeopathic.org/charity/how-we-can-help/articles/homeopathic-medicines/s/sulphur/ "Module 5." Continue Reading...

Judaism Religion Teachings and Festivals

Judaism Religion Rabbinic Judaism is the main form of Judaism that has existed from the 6th Century to date. From this form of Judaism, three different forms of Judaism have been established which are conservative, Orthodox and reform. Covenant -- Torahic teachings defines it as an agreement that the people had with God. An Arch of Covenant as highlighted in the books of Samuel and Kings symbolized the agreement between God and the people before heading to Canaan. Halakhah defines the entire structure of the Jewish Laws as they are taught from the oral or the written Torah taught to… Continue Reading...

The Impact Of Legislation on Violence

Firearms Legislation and Firearms-Related Violence in Europe This paper examines the relationship between firearms legislation and gun-related violence across countries and regions in Europe. The focus of the paper is to identify possible sources of literature to help answer questions regarding whether legislation is an effective tool in reducing firearms-related violence. The paper focuses on variance of gun violence rates throughout Europe, gun legislation, and possible national strategies for addressing the issue of gun violence. It finds that there are many variables that impact regions and can effect greater or lesser rates of gun violence -- factors such as education,… Continue Reading...

Lean Production System Applied to Today's Business

LEAN TECHNIQUES APPLIED TO BUSINESS IN TODAY'S WORKFORCE Simply put, in the business sense of it, lean means creating more value using fewer resources. Therefore, a lean organization is one that focuses more on maximizing customer value with minimal waste. Its key process is mainly to produce its customer value products increasingly. Lean is about standardizing work process to make problems visible and develop the team members' critical thinking ability so that they can solve those problems and improve work processes TOYOTA Toyota uses lean strategy in such a way that when the vehicle is ordered by a customer they… 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 place are geared towards increasing the sales of the iPad… 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 that Apple Inc. put in place are geared towards increasing the sales of the iPad… Continue Reading...

Review Of Human Resource Management

and development are part of the manner in which the multinational corporation builds and develops its stock of human capital. One of the key ways in attaining effective training and development is through the creation of individual schools that undertake in-house training. The manner in which a multinational entity anticipates and offers appropriate training for global assignments is a significant aspect. This is mirrored in the increased level of interest in, and the provision of training prior to departure to facilitate preparation of expatriates and also the accompanying relatives for the international assignment (Dowling et al., 2009). In accordance… Continue Reading...

Reebok Nfl Replica Jerseys

August are mainly meant to replenish demand by retailers, especially for low stock and high demand items. Further replenishment is done between September and January. This is the time when consumers are sensitive to team and player performance as well as hot-market items -- it is the chase period. Retailers reduce orders between February and April as it is the off-season period. Orders made during this season are mainly driven by player movements. Supply Chain Effective inventory management is important to ensure demand is met satisfactorily. Figures 2 and 3 depict Reebok's supply chain. Reebok relies on contract manufacturers,… Continue Reading...

Analyzing Durdens Zerohedge Website

so intrusive in the text. Secondly, I would recommend that Durden not repeat himself too many times with stock phrases because it can become tiresome and ridiculous for readers. Describing market dips as "crashes" is something Durden often does and it is a type of exaggeration that prompts readers to refer to the site as "doom porn," which is not a flattering term for the site. Thus, avoiding exaggeration as a rhetorical device would be good for the site, as it would allow readers to get the information they desire quickly while not having to subject themselves to misleading headlines… Continue Reading...

Career Options in Accounting

Accounting Careers Accounting is a common function in virtually every organization, irrespective of size and industry/sector of operation. The function is generally concerned with documenting business transactions and preparing financial statements. The accounting field offers numerous career paths. These include financial accounting, managerial accounting, internal auditing, tax accounting, financial analysis, payroll clerking, and forensic accounting (Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS], 2015; American Institute of Certified Public Accountants [AICPA], 2017). Though related, each of these careers is unique in its own way. A financial accountant is involved in making and receiving payments, recording transactions, and preparing financial statements. Closely related to… Continue Reading...

Tax Advice Benefit

met. Lastly, consideration does not need to be voting stock (Macabacus, 2017). Type B reorganization comes in the form of taking advantage of the voting stock of the corporation going through the reorganization for the acquisition of the stock of the acquired company. The advantage of this reorganization is that it may be beneficial when the stakeholders of the target company are ready to accept acquirer stock as consideration. In addition, the acquiring company may benefit if it does not want to give out a significant amount of money to finance the acquisition and also endeavor to protect itself… Continue Reading...

Stock Options Accounting Policies

award was not given in this year. The fair value of the award will fluctuate but stock options are an expense (Bodie, Kaplan & Merton, 2003). Once the employees have the options, they have them. The only accounting issue is when the value of the options is changed by the company changing the conditions of the options. That did not happen in year two -- that the company determined it was unlikely for the condition to be met is not a change in the term of the options, just a change in the perceived odds of the options being… Continue Reading...

Adp Systems

businesses also allow for the more efficient inventory controls where the levels of stock are monitored and replaced more frequently and efficiently. The ADP has also made it possible to link various branches of one business located in different cities to enable them operate in a seamless manner hence maintaining the standards and organizational culture at the end of it (Master N., 2013). References Cvision, (2017). Advantages of Automatic Data Capture. http://www.cvisiontech.com/reference/document-automation/advantages-of-automatic-data-capture.html Master N., (2013). Automated Data Collection has Many Benefits in the E-commerce Age. http://www.rfgen.com/blog/bid/324177/Automated-Data-Collection-has-Many-Benefits-in-the-E-commerce-Age Continue Reading...

21st Century Skills and Competencies

21st Century Leadership What does leadership mean today? The 21st Century environment presents totally different challenges and needs from the previous centuries with regards to leadership. Studies have shown that emotional and social intelligence are two big areas that pertain to 21st century leadership, as they relate to how well leaders can effectively establish positive relationships with followers (Boyatzis, 2008; Den, Deanne, Belschak, 2012; Higgs, 2013; Schyns, Schilling, 2013). There are, nonetheless, many styles and theories of leadership that are discussed by both professionals and researchers today. These styles and theories range from servant leadership to authoritarian leadership. Yet as… Continue Reading...

The Uses and Importance Of Benchmarking

of business operations because of the natural need for business owners to take stock of what competitors might be doing better. Some of the key purposes of benchmarking from a business perspective include generating ideas for improving processes, identifying new methods of reducing costs or increasing profits, and techniques for strengthening customer loyalty and satisfaction (Reh, 2017). Benchmarking can be used by any business in any sector, and on any performance outcome. In a workplace environment or at a university, benchmarking involves first paying attention to internal activities and business processes and then using an external standard or point… Continue Reading...

Financial Accounting Vs. Managerial Accounting

Financial Accounting Financial accounting is mainly concerned with the financial statements that are given to the stockholders, lenders, financial analysts as well as other important factions outside the company. The accounting principles come hand in hand with financial accounting since they are used in reporting the results of the corporation's past transactions. These transactions are reported on balance sheets, the statement of changes, the statement of cash flow, and the income statement. Financial accounting is mainly used as a representation of the financial health of an organization to the stakeholders. The audience of financial accounting includes board of directors, financial… Continue Reading...

Traditional Cuisine in the Philippines

Philippines Culture The Philippines existed as a loose body of island tribes until the nation was settled by the Spanish in the 16th century following Magellan's arrival. For 300 years the Philippines was part of the Spanish Empire (indeed, its name Philippines is in honor of Spain's Philip II, who reigned during Villalobos's exploration of the islands in the mid-16th century). The U.S. became involved in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War and their presence there prompted the Philippine-American War (Constantino, 1975). The U.S. maintained control of the islands until after WW2 when the Philippines became independent. The geography of… Continue Reading...

Theory Vs Practice Explained

are owned by people that are not related and/or that are publicly traded on a stock exchange. In those cases, whomever is a shareholder would have the power with the biggest power going to those that owned the most shares. Again, the owner manager does deal with this personal but he has seen many of his peers encounter some major power struggles and issues (Sepe, 2017; Ramsay, 2015). Conclusion In the end, the owner/manager interviewed for this report was quite limited and unique. Even so, he says that this was clearly by design and he would rather be the… Continue Reading...

Best Practices in Supply Chains

create more lead time and thus reduce the need for higher inventory 6) The first of those is safety stock . . . this is what the distributor needs to keep on hand when preparing for deviations from average demand during lead time. The latter is the expected level of inventory immediately after receiving the order, or the maximum level. The first one was the minimum. 7) The first is the expected level of inventory when receiving an order and the latter speaks to the safety talk. Both involve the average inventory level. 8) Tires Wheels Hubcaps Caps for car… Continue Reading...

Apple Corporation Summary and Review

buy or downloads applications, podcasts, music, movies and other things. They are owned and traded publicly on the NASDAQ stock exchange in the United States (Yahoo Finance, 2017; Reuters, 2017). When it comes to production, a good example of Apple's volume is seen in its iPhone production. For 2017, expected volume for 2017 is going to be about 230 million units. If this comes to pass, this will exceed 2016 by about six percent (McIntyre, 2017). References McIntyre, D. (2017). New iPhone Production Volume Expected to Hit 100A Million. 247wallst.com. Retrieved 1 May 2017, from http://247wallst.com/consumer-electronics/2017/02/21/new-iPhone-production-volume-expected-to-hit-100-million/ Reuters. (2017). Apple… Continue Reading...

Accounting Gaap and Ifrs

face value and shareholders. On the other hand, under GAAP, the terminology employed include common stock, par value and stockholders. Moreover, there lies dissimilarity in the manner in which the two methods of accounting treat treasury stock. In particular, with respect to IFRS accounting approach, if an entity makes the decision to buy back shares of its own stock, then the entity is not permitted to record in its financial statements a gain or loss on the shares they purchase back (Epstein and Jermakowicz, 2008). Inventory Costs ASC 330, Inventory, and IAS 2, Inventories, are based on the principle… Continue Reading...

American Corrections and Sentencing Trends

of committing drug offenses. [11: Rothwell, Jonathan. Drug offenders in American prisons: The critical difference between stock and flow. (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 2015).] Variations are apparent at the first interaction with law enforcement officials, particularly via policies targeting particular individuals and localities. One common example of the above is the stop-and-frisk practice. The extensive discretion accorded to law enforcers has the potential to exacerbate disparities. While police stop-and-frisk operations alone aren't likely to lead to convictions ending in imprisonment, individual criminal history is linked to the decision of imprisoning for any crimes that follow, a succession of events… Continue Reading...

Effects Of Climate Change

Global Warming and Climate Change Natural versus anthropogenic forces in climate change are a common topic for discussion. Some people believe that the global warming experienced now is part of a natural cycle while other others believe it is accelerated thanks to human evolution on earth. Although there is a natural cycle on the planet concerning global warming, this is not the case regarding the information provided from scientific data on the effects of human-generated global warming. Natural global warming takes long periods of time to develop. People that have analyzed previous global warming trends have noted the rise in… Continue Reading...

Eugenics Movement

the United States during the 1920s reached a brutal extreme with the Nazis’ experimentation with improving the racial stock of human beings through controlled breeding, and this movement would have significant implications well into the 21st century (Sutton, 2015). Many practitioners today, though, may be unaware of organized psychology’s role in contributing to the eugenics movement during the 20th century (Newhouse, 2016). To gain some new insights into this issue, this paper reviews the relevant primary and secondary literature concerning organized psychology’s long involvement in the eugenics movement and how this involvement provided the scientific basis for the selective… Continue Reading...

One Nation Under Walmart Essay

commercial name “Wal-Mart” and in 1972 it became publicly traded on the New York stock Exchange (Walmart corporate and financial facts, 2015). Today, the company operates retail stores under the name “Walmart” as well as Sam’s Clubs, Neighborhood Markets and Supercenters as well as maintaining a prominent Web presence with its corporate Web site, Walmart.com (Walmart corporate and financial facts, 2015). At present , Walmart operates about 971 discount stores, 2,447 supercenters, 132 neighborhood markets, and 591 Sam's Clubs in the United States (Corona, 2014). In addition, Walmart has 21 retail stores in Argentina, 313 in Brazil, 305 in… Continue Reading...

Practice Of Dumping Essay

A Utilitarianism Analysis of the Practice of Dumping Introduction Coined by Mother Jones magazine, the term “dumping” is used to describe the practice of selling products in other countries, typically developing nations, after they have been banned for sale in the United States. Although still widely practiced, dumping has been criticized as an immoral business practices that inevitably causes harm to others, usually for profit or to avoid the financial losses that would be caused by being forced to withdraw products from the marketplace. To determine the validity of these criticisms, this paper provides a review of Case 1.1, “Made… Continue Reading...

Human Trafficking Essay

The Inextricable Correlation between Human Trafficking and Prostitution Introduction Despite ongoing efforts by the international community, human trafficking remains a global problem today. Tens of thousands of men, women and children are routinely exploited by human traffickers each year, and the practice generates billions of dollars in criminal proceeds at home and abroad. In fact, after drugs and gun-running, sex trafficking is the largest source of money for criminal organizations in the United States. Given the enormity of the problem and the vast sums of money that are involved, it is not surprising that the international community has not been… Continue Reading...

How to Address the Tire Recall Issue

access a manufacturer’s database. Retailers should routinely check their inventory to see whether manufacturer recalls affect their stock, no matter where tires are located in the supply chain (inventory records should be kept in such a way that it shows where tires are in the supply chain), and consumers have a responsibility to investigate for themselves what they are purchasing. They should always contact manufacturers just to be on the safe side, regardless of whether they have already bought the tire or are planning on purchasing. Works Cited ABC News. “Recall Roulette: Americans Could Be Driving on Bad, Dangerous… Continue Reading...

The Importance Of Social Media and the Fire Department

The one-size-fits-all approach is not applicable in the context of social networking in corporate firms and workplaces. The advantages of social media are contingent on the type of networking platform, its features, and the organization itself. Since their inception, social networking sites have been known to play a critical role in improving the communication and productivity of compliant firms. In the contemporary society, the fire service also uses mainstream social networking platforms for receiving and disseminating information. The traditional reliance on print media as a source of information has faded away as social media provides an unlimited amount of data… Continue Reading...

Supply Chain Management and Logistics

logisticians are concerned with theft because it interferes with the planned flow of goods and could trigger stock-outs in the distribution channel. In the worst case scenario, theft can also affect the facility location decision since most companies tend to avoid locating their facilities in places with high theft rates (Murphy & Knemeyer, 2014). Moreover, the stolen goods are likely to emerge in the market at lower prices thus competing with the company’s products, which have passed through the proper distribution channels. 10-7. How Does Multiclient Warehousing Mix Attributes of Public and Contract Warehousing? Many companies are adopting multi-client… Continue Reading...

Amazon Vs. Bricks and Mortar

Friday, the traditional day for shop-til-you-drop purchasing. The torch was passed: online retailer Amazon’s stock soared, as reported by Durden at ZeroHedge, with the report that the online retailer had trounced its bricks and mortar competition. Bricks and mortar store traffic fell by 1% from the previous year. Online purchasing rose by 17% (Durden). If anyone had any doubts about it, bricks and mortar retail is on the ropes and the online giant Amazon is perched to defeat its competition with a stunning KO. The specific problems plaguing traditional bricks and mortar stores are that it is simply easier… Continue Reading...

Active and Passive Mutual Funds

funds that I selected include Fidelity Total Bond, Vanguard Health Care, and Dodge & Cox stock. These three mutual funds are suitable investment opportunities for generating strong returns for the investor. I selected the Vanguard Health Care Fund because it is an active fund that favors safer portfolio of stocks. In particular, the fund fundamentally invests in medium and large capitalization stocks within the international healthcare industry. In addition, the fees are specifically low despite the fact that it is actively managed. The fund purposes to maintain the fees and expenses to be considerably low, in spite of the… Continue Reading...

Fundamental Analysis Vs Technical Analysis

associated with each of these analysis procedures. Fundamental analysis is a stock valuation technique that utilizes economic and financial evaluation to forecast the movement of stock prices (Badami, n.d.). When conducting fundamental analysis, the investor considers various factors including a company’s financial reports as well as non-financial information. Some of the non-financial information that is taken into consideration include approximates of the growth of demand for a company’s products, changes in government regulations, changes in the economy, and company or industry comparisons. Chauhan (2013) state that fundamental analysts believe that the most suitable indicators of the intrinsic or fair value… Continue Reading...

Day Trading Of Stocks

making a sophisticated approximation about demand for the firm’s products or services as well as making certain that the stock chart is indicative of an upward trend or a rebound (Johnston, 2017). In this regard, the three main stocks that were selected for trading include Amazon, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., and the Brink’s Company. The following is a portfolio indicating the shares that have been selected and purchased and the total number of shares purchased as well as the total cost incurred in this transaction. stock Symbol Cost/Share Purchase Price Number of Shares Total Cost Gain Transaction Costs Total… Continue Reading...

The Role Of Sarbanes Oxley Act in Curbing Corporate Fraud

the discovery was made on the company’s inflation of its profits by £250 million (Colson, 2017). Consequently, the stock market value of the company was reduced by £2.2 billion (Colson, 2017). Among the executive suspended were Chris Bush, the Managing Director in the United Kingdom and Kevin Grace, former director for commercials. Following an investigation by Deloitte, the accountancy firm, the exaggeration of the profit was reviewed up to £263 million (Colson, 2017). Moreover, Tesco failed to pay the suppliers to enhance its performance in sales and hence the inflated profit figure. It was also determined that the company… Continue Reading...

The Secret to Success in Stocks Investing

stock Market Investing stock market investing is not new to me. In fact, I plan to invest in the stock market in future because I have adopted the overly cautious investment approach for too long. It is now time for me to move into risky investments that will help me cash after a large fall. However, I will be risking making a temporary loss to be permanent. The global direction taken by many stock market investors is one showing relentless efforts: their continual rise is… Continue Reading...

Naylor Against World Wide Trading Of Weapons in Wages Of Crime

The foremost reason cited for pessimism with regard to global arms trading is technological smuggling, overseas systems’ reverse engineering, and the intense merchant rivalry when it comes to delivering more superior offset agreements, increasing advanced weapon manufacture capability worldwide. The above trend has brought about a significant decline in the need for buying on the global market (Naylor, 2004). One may witness synergy between trade of illegal imports, weapon proliferation and political revolts. On the face of it, an abrupt decrease was apparent in global arms trade following the Cold War. But if one delves deeper, one will find several… Continue Reading...

Repealing Of Glass Steagall a Mistake

these cycles would continue if capitalism were to be left unfettered. Following the latest bust, the stock market crash of 1929, the Glass-Steagall Act was passed in order to restructure the banking system (Heakall, 2015). Setting up a structure for the US economy was a work in progress – indeed at that time this was a work in progress for many industrialized nations. Some of the other, prior, steps had been the creation of Federal Reserve and the introduction of monopoly protections under the Clayton Act. The objective of these different elements was to bring about some semblance of control… Continue Reading...

Hybrid Golf and Birdie Golfer Merger

present moment, the price at the table is $68.75 for every share of Hybrid’s stock. The purpose of this paper is to conduct a comprehensive analysis regarding the expected value of Hybrid so as to determine whether the price given ought to be accepted by Birdie or not. In addition, the analysis will take into consideration the ideal and appropriate exchange ratios that can be agreeable between the two companies. 1. Suppose Hybrid shareholders will agree to a merger price of $68.75 per share. Should Birdie proceed with the merger? As given, the stock outstanding at Hybrid stands at… Continue Reading...

Colonialwebb's Human Resource Plan

Executive Summary ColonialWebb is a construction company that has developed to become a leader in the Mid-South through superior construction as well as installation and service of developing mechanical systems. The company has experienced tremendous growth and profitability across its operations because of various factors including its unparalleled and wide range of capabilities, industry experience, and technical expertise. The company is operating in the construction industry, which is a branch of the commercial enterprise sector that focuses on the development of buildings and mechanical systems. This industry is regarded as one of the booming industries across the globe given the… Continue Reading...

Sledge Hockey

Introduction Sledge Hockey is a terrific sport that individuals with physical disabilities can participate in. This sport was developed in the 1960s at a Swedish rehabilitation center. By modifying a metal sled (aka sledge) to fit two ice hockey skate blades under the sledge (so that a hockey puck could pass under it, the Swedes allowed themselves to be able to slide around the ice without inhibiting the movement of the hockey puck. They used round poles that had bicycle handles as sticks with which the propelled themselves across the ice—much like skiers use sticks when they are skiing long… Continue Reading...

Federal Reserve and Interest Rates

and other types of funds are chasing yield in risky markets (the stock market is at an all-time high this year) because they cannot earn enough in interest by purchasing bonds (since rates are so low). As for Dodd-Frank and regulation policy, this is not likely to have much impact on the Fed or constrain it in any way (Lodge, 2011). The real issues are what the Fed intends to do with rates and its balance sheet—that’s what the market cares about. The Fed attempted to stimulate the economy with its unconventional monetary policy known as QE—quantitative easing—from 2008… Continue Reading...

Financial Statement Analysis Of Verizon

Organizational Context Verizon is a national telecommunications company, headquartered in New York City. The company was formed from the breakup of Bell and subsequent mergers and acquisitions. The company has divisions for media, network and technology and customer/product operations. The latter is by far the largest component of the company, encompassing Verizon Wireless, and a number of companies aimed at the enterprise market. Verizon competes against AT&T and Sprint, both of which are large companies in their own right, with similar businesses, in particular in wireless and telecommunications. These divisions reflect an organizational structure that is focused on product. The… Continue Reading...

Which Is Better Paper or Electronic Currency?

Paper Money vs. Electronic Money I would define money as a form of currency that represents a store of labor or value (Davies, 2004), which can be exchanged for goods or services. Money does not have to be “backed” by anything—though some feel it should be backed by a standard such as gold, which is universally acknowledged as having value (Kemp, 2001). In actuality, one’s government has a natural right to coin its own currency and issue it to citizens. The fact that our government has given up this right to the central bank, from which it borrows money at… 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 an Apple… Continue Reading...

Business Ethics and Ericsson Bribery

absolute rules forbidding bribery for companies listed on American stock exchanges. Knowing this, Ericsson should have had a strict no-bribery policy. Regardless of the cultural nuances that do support the use of bribes to facilitate business dealings, Ericsson should not have used bribery and should have allowed a competitor to earn the contracts in those markets if need be.   Works Cited Carroll, Archie B. and Ann K. Schultz. Business and Society. 8th Edition. Cengage. “Ex-Ericsson executives tell of massive bribery: report.”. Phys. 2016. https://phys.org/news/2016-11-ex-ericsson-massive-bribery.html Morrow, David. “Ericsson Bribery Part 2: Too Little Responsibility, Too Late?” CommsRisk. 23 May… Continue Reading...

Apple's Human Resources Strategy

billion. Apple is one of the most highly-valued companies in the stock market, with a market cap of $870 billion. The company has the world's most valuable brand, as ranked by Interbrand (Beer, 2017). This value reflects not only the reputation of the company and its products, along with its profits, but also the belief from the market that Apple as a company is capable of building on its successes, and being a market leader for the foreseeable future. The company has 123,000 full-time employees (Yahoo! Finance, 2017). Most of Apple's manufacturing is done by third party contractors, so… Continue Reading...

Women in Positions Of Leadership in Business

Leaders who only improve their firm’s market share or value of their company’s stock will be soon forgotten; they are a dime a dozen. The leaders who inspire and uplift, and who become role models are the true carriers of the torch.   References Johnson, E. (2017). YouTube/s Susan Wojcicki explains why the ‘Google memo’ author had to be fired. Recode. 16 Oct 2017, https://www.recode.net/2017/10/16/16479486/youtube-susan-wojcicki-james-damore-google-memo-diversity-gender-kara-swisher-podcast “Susan Wojcicki,” (n.d.). Forbes lists. https://www.forbes.com/profile/susan-wojcicki/?list=power-women Wojcicki, S. (2017). Exclusive: How to break up the Silicon Valley boys’ club. Vanity Fair. 16 Mar, 2017, https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/03/how-to-break-up-the-silicon-valley-boys-club-susan-wojcicki Wojcicki, S. (2017). Read YouTube Susan Wojcicki’s response to… Continue Reading...

Reducing Risk in a Community Through Assessment

assessment is a tool that enables community members, organizations, leaders all stakeholders to take stock of itself, fix problems and reduce risk. The tool gives them the ability to examine every facet of the community, determine where issues are, where improvements could be made, and what assets that community possesses or has access to that could be utilized to meet those needs or make those improvements. Without taking such inventory and assessment, leaders, organizers, members and stakeholders can have no idea of what potential or problems their community has or is facing. This is why the tool is so… Continue Reading...

How to Understand the Stock Market

As with any of the big questions worth asking, there is no easy answer to whether the stock market is rigged. The real answer is both yes and no. On the one hand, the market has rules and regulations, oversight boards like the Securities and Exchange Commission, and is open for all investors to participate in on a potentially equal basis. On the other hand, the way the market works is clearly “unfair,” as Tepper puts it (1). Unfairness is built into the system because the actual point of sale is not something the ordinary investor is privy… Continue Reading...

How Important Is the Idea Of Equality to Each Theorist

John Stuart Mill and the idea of equality Society typically views the triad nexus of politicians, bureaucracies and the financial elite suspiciously, believing they breach the common man’s rights, and, consequently, strives to ensure they behave as it desires. Mills argues, “the government, whether completely responsible to the people or not, will often attempt to control the expression of opinion, except when in doing so it makes itself the organ of the general intolerance of the public (pg. 376).” The above societal attitude is understandable as this triad nexus has violated people’s will and freedom. As a result, democracies were… Continue Reading...

Does the Truth Matter?

Young reporter for The New York Times, Jayson Blair, fibbed, forged and deceived the newspaper and readers with innumerable stories for several years before getting caught and forced to quit his job. His sources were fake, content plagiarized from the published works of others, and he lied about visiting places and events he actually never did. The consequences after the issue was thoroughly probed and publicized by the newspaper company “brought down not only the reporter but also The Times’s executive editor and managing editor. For a while, it even made The Times a laughingstock in late-night comedy routines” (Sullivan… Continue Reading...

History Of Immigration in United States

though Southern and Eastern Europeans were not considered as “white” as the original settler stock from Northern Europe and Great Britain, Eastern Europeans and Christians were deemed more desirable immigrants than Asians and non-Christians (Zolberg 1). The immigrants who arrived were not the “poorest of the poor,” who would not have been able to afford passage at all, but rather, unskilled, uneducated working class (Zeitz 1). Immigration policies in the United States have been race-based, gendered, and classist. The goal of immigration policies have been economic, both from push and pull points of view. For example, immigrants have been… Continue Reading...

Fracking Policy Analysis

1. Executive summary While the extraction of natural gas by means of hydraulic fracturing is a decade- long practice, of late, it has witnessed immense development owing to advancements in the area of horizontal drilling which enables gas and oil operators to now harness earlier- unprofitable natural gas reserves within rock formations. Extant extraction- related policies combine state-federal alliances and voluntary endeavors by private organizations. More unprejudiced, scientific studies providing details on how fracturing and extraction potentially affect environmental media like water and air are essential, in addition to those focusing on natural gas surges’ long- term effects on local… Continue Reading...

Enron Fraud

Enron management showed to securities regulators, and the biggest, as Enron was one of the stars of the stock market during its ride up, and crashed to worthlessness almost instantly. Key Players As with most cases of stock market fraud, the key players were the senior executives. At Enron, the key players were Kenneth Lay, Jeffrey Skilling, Andrew Fastow and the accounting firm Arthur Andersen. Kenneth Lay was the CEO until 2001, and remained on the Board afterwards. Skilling replaced Lay as the CEO. Fastow was the Chief Financial Officer. Arthur Andersen was Enron’s external auditor. As external auditor,… Continue Reading...

Advanced Nursing Practice and Treatment Of Vein Artery Disorders

Comparison of pathophysiology of CVI and DVT The pathogenesis of CVI is not completely understood; however, it's based on both venous reflux and obstruction; or an amalgamation of the two. Though venous reflux is actually based on a number of mechanisms, the key elements are venous valve ineffectiveness, vessel wall swelling, hemodynamic elements and additionally venous hypertension. These systems could be further exasperated by dysfunctional pumping devices (vascular and/or muscle pump), for example, in inert patients or even individuals with stiff joints (Goerge and Santler, 2017). Similarly, Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) is actually blood clotting in a deep vein of… Continue Reading...

Using Health Information Technology As a Source Of Evidence-based Practice

that such factors as disruptions and interruptions, general work environment, and failure to maintain ward stock ware are to blame for wrong-time errors (Keers, Williams, Cooke, and Ashcroft, 2013). In that regard, therefore, healthcare organizations ought to take into consideration these factors in an attempt to take corrective and remedial measures meant to minimize instances of patients being offered medications in a format that is not timely, thereby leading to noncompliance. In a study titled Perceptions Regarding Medication Administration Errors Among Hospital Staff Nurses of South Korea, You, Choe, Park, Kim, and Son (2015) came to the conclusion that… Continue Reading...

Ups and Fedex Case Study

1. What happened to the two company’s stock price in 2004? Why did it rise? Did one company outpace another and if so why do you think that happened? How should we interpret any increases? Mid-year 2004, China and the United States attained a revolutionary air-transportation covenant that increased the number of commercial cargo trips between the two nations four-fold. In addition, the agreement encompassed the permission for air-cargo hubs to be created in China and also sanctioned the right for commercial airlines to land at any accessible airport. Taking into consideration that United Parcel… Continue Reading...

Workplace Safety

Q1. The Gauley Bridge disaster took place in the 1920s, before appropriate health and safety requirements were imposed upon industries to protect workers. Workers were often forced to tolerate such conditions because they had no other options by which to make a living. Furthermore, a certain degree of physical risk to workers was acceptable in the eyes of employers. To some extent, this is also true in many developing world nations such as India, where the Bhopal gas tragedy took place. If there was a sudden absence of federal and state mandates in the United States, workers would still bring… Continue Reading...

Anne Mulcahy Leadership Style

she assumed the position of CEO at Xerox in 2001. The stock price of the company dropped by 15% indicating that the market had little confidence in her selection: thus, she not only had to help to turn around the company, she also had to show investors that she was the best pick for the job. She faced an enormous amount of pressure, but because of her authenticity as a human being, she rose to the challenge and implemented the skills and strategies she knew best. She organized the company to be more effective, streamlined and efficient, got rid… Continue Reading...

Apple

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 conditions may be able to determine. This paper will analyze economic data and business data to explain how the core economic principles impact the sustainability of Apple, Inc. and what actions the firm can take now to ensure success in the future. Apple’s current market share of smart phone market stands at 19.2% and the company leads all others with 77.3 million phones sold, which put… Continue Reading...

Proper Supply Chain Management

to do either. Simply having enough of a resource in stock is not enough. It should get there soon enough to be useful. However, it should not arrive too soon and there should not be too much of it. Further, managing the supply and structure of the relevant supply chain is also important. Depending on the size and scope of an operation or department, this can be quite complex. It can literally come down to the orientation of inventory and supplies in a workspace, rather than just whether or not it is in stock in the first place. This… Continue Reading...

Health Information Systems Assessment

but also pushes for HIT services and products commercialization so as “to enhance vendor company stock prices and dividends for shareholders” (p. 3). 4. Compare HIT to the information technology (IT) in the banking and credit industry. Which is more efficient and effective? Why? HIT, just as is the case with information technology (IT) in the banking and credit industry, helps eliminate or keep in check the short-comings of human practitioners. Being technology-based strategies, both HIT and IT in banking/credit industry “have proven effective in reducing the effects of human error…” (Shekelle, Morton, and Keeler, 2006). Information technology in… Continue Reading...

Oil Crises Term in West Africa

Introduction In the contemporary, the world is experiencing an oil crisis. For almost three years now, the oil price has declined by more than 40 percent since 2014. At that point in time, the price of a barrel stood at $115, considerably deteriorating as it presently stands at $50. The oil price is comparatively determined by actual supply and demand and relatively by expectation. In particular, demand for oil is closely associated to economic activity whereas supply can be influenced by different aspects such as geo-political issues and also regional weather. Notably, if oil producers have the perception that price… Continue Reading...

The Relationship Of Csr and Employee Attitudes Essay

2.1 Employee perception of CSR As Du Preez and Bendixen (2015) note, a consumer’s initial exposure to a company’s brand typically comes from the employees who stand on the front lines of the company’s workplace. These employees represent the face of the business and thus embody the business’s brand. They are the brand’s diplomats in a sense, and if the consumer is put off by the employees, the brand suffers. In order for employees to represent their organization’s brand with confidence and enthusiasm, they must be able to believe in the brand, embrace the organization’s CSR policies, and promote the… Continue Reading...

Amazon Capital Decisions

There are many firms that exist and operate within the capital management realm. Some companies operate and expand via their internal income and operations. There are other firms that are not currently self-solvent. However, the latter is commonly able to expand through capital investment and fundraising. The goal with such firms, of course, is to ramp up business levels, pricing structures and so forth so as to get to a profit at some point, even if it takes a few years. Indeed, many firms start off relying on capital investment and resource allocation at first and then become able to… Continue Reading...

Whole Foods Market Strategic Analysis

foods rallying call. Some of the products that the company does not stock include those with hydrogenated fats and artificial sweeteners or flavors. This sets it aside from other retailers and customers may even be prepared to pay premium prices on this very basis. 4.1.2 Weaknesses a. Expensive products, in comparison to similar products offered by competitors: From the pricing of WFM’s products, it is clear that the company does not follow a cost leadership strategy. Its relatively expensive products have, as a matter of fact, earned the company the nickname ‘whole paycheck.’ b. Overdependence on the American Market:… Continue Reading...

Super Highway 8 Descriptive

photograph. The image is available for purchase or free download from a host of stock image sites online. As a result of the fact that the image is found on stock photography websites, it is almost impossible to determine who is responsible for taking the photograph. Often times, once a photographer sells an image to stock photography sites, it means that they give up credit or authorship of the image. However, it is worth noting that the image did appear on a website of photographs of Virginia Country. So one can assume that the photograph depicts a country road… Continue Reading...

Globalization and Neoliberalism Pros and Cons

globalization, it would be helpful to know what alternatives or solutions the author might suggest. Using stock terms like “the resistance,” Hart-Landsberg (2006) seems only to stand against something, but not for anything (p. 12). Norberg (2004), on the other hand, does stand for sound policies that can sustainably promote economic growth worldwide without any unrealistic expectations. In fact, Norberg (2004) makes more interesting and logical arguments than Hart-Landsberg (2006), being more willing to acknowledge moral ambiguity and ethical grey areas than the more rigid Hart-Landsberg (2006). For example, Norberg (2004) notes that boycotting countries with presumably bad human… Continue Reading...

Analysis Of Strategy Implementation at the Coca-cola Corporation

changes initiated by Isdell, the company has started witnessing faster growth. Indeed, the equity return for stock traders moved from a negative return to 20% (Narayan, 2010). Such a balance is critical because it gives flexibility to employees. On the positive side it gives a working environment that is predictable (Chokheli, 2015). Structure The organizational structure sports both organic and hybrid characteristics. The company places heavy premium on responsiveness. Complex integrating mechanisms in use are reminiscent of a structure that is organic. The information gathering methods make it possible for a bottom-up flow of information. The intranet, on its… Continue Reading...

Jakks Pacific Nadler Trushman Congruence Model

JAKKS Pacific’s Strategy JAKKS has largely been seeking to expand and further consolidate its position in the market via strategic acquisitions and offering of numerous classes of products that appeal to a wide client base. As a matter of fact, from the company’s internal analysis, one of its key strengths is the production and marketing of a wide array of products. This the company accomplishes via the numerous licensing agreements it has in place with well-known toy character trademarks. In essence, JAKKS Pacific “designs, produces, markets and distributes toys and related products, pet toys, consumables and related products, electronics and… Continue Reading...

The Zika Virus Threat to the United States

Abstract Zika, that was identified accidentally in Uganda in 1947 in the midst of insect and primate monitoring, had so far stayed as a hidden virus limited to a slim equatorial belt functioning along Africa and running into Parts of Asia. Not much is known with regards to ZIKV’s release in the US. Phylogenetic studies suggest that the virus originated with the French Polynesian ZIKV force came into Brazil around May and Dec of 2013. The unparalleled dimension and impact from the ZIKV pandemic within the Americas could be the all-natural consequence of a unique release right into a big… Continue Reading...

Genetically Modified Foods

The Case Against Genetically Modified Foods Being a farmer is probably one of the hardest professions in the world, largely because of the lack of control that farmers have over their results. They can work tirelessly and still have crops wiped out by inclement weather or insects and other pests. It’s a precarious way to make a living, and genetically modified foods (GMO) at first seemed like a solution to so many of the obstacles present when trying to grow a bountiful crop. For example, GMO crops that are resistant to insects/pests can be achieved by adding a poisonous bacterium… Continue Reading...

American Dream and Wealth Gap

is for none but the wealthy. This class is essentially protected by the Fed. The executives are paid with stock options that pay out handsomely because of asset bubbles blown through central bank intervention when the markets should be crashing as a result of bad loans, bad bets on derivatives, and bad policies all the way around. Letting the bad system fail is the first step in correcting the bad situation. The one thing I did not understand about all the materials used for this assignment is this: why didn’t any of them mention this? The answer, I believe,… Continue Reading...

The American Dream Essay

the past, this was not the case. “Wilson did not get massive grants of stock options, which were taboo in the era when management shared prosperity with middle-class employees” (Smith, 2012, p. 89). So then how do Americans feel now with the economic climate seemingly against them? “But many Americans say they remain doubtful about economic opportunity and the ability to move up the ladder.  A new poll by The New York Times found the public is more pessimistic than it was right after the financial collapse” (PBS, 2014). If people feel the American Dream is non-existent because of… Continue Reading...

Isis Attacks in America Essay

Table of Contents I.  Opening II.  Titles III.  Related Topics IV.  Outline V.  Introduction VI.  Essay Hook VII.  Thesis Statement VIII. Body A.  Background B.  Jihad C.  Sunni/Shia Split D. Relationship between AL Qaeda and Isis E. ISIS attacks on the United States IX.  Conclusion X.  Works Cited XI.  Closing Opening In this essay about ISIS attacks in America, we examine attacks by the terrorist organization ISIS, which have occurred on U.S. soil.  Because of the structure of ISIS/ISIL, which operate in cells, it can be extremely difficult to determine whether a terrorist attack carried out by someone claiming to… 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...

Bitcoin Essay

Bitcoin can be used as virtual cash, to buy things online, or it can be traded like a stock on what are known as bitcoin exchanges (“Bitcoin Exchanges,” n.d.). Yet there is so much more to bitcoin than just currency. Because it transcends the capitalist and neoliberal global market system, bitcoin is practically a philosophy. Also, bitcoin can potentially change the way people value goods and services. The value of a bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency lies mainly in user behavior. As such, bitcoin has transformed the ways people can conduct their financial transactions and place value on the… Continue Reading...

Financial Managers

the financial manager to make a recommendation to senior management about, say, whether it should buy back stock this year, or issue new bonds, in order to finance expansion. The financial manager might not be able to predict the future, but is in a position to model potential outcomes and make financial recommendations on that basis, and then execute the one that the CFO, CEO and Board authorize. There are some issues with modeling, such as biases that are often found in analyzing the different results or that might be baked into the way the model is constructed (Lim,… Continue Reading...

Economics and Global Capitalism

do and supporting one another. What happens in the commodities market will have an impact on the stock market, and what happens in the bond market will impact equities and vice versa. Markets are useful in that they allow us to trade and to obtain things that we might not otherwise have access to—but at some point, trading became an end in and of itself: instead of trading in order to obtain something useful, trading became an enterprise by which traders sought to capitalize wholly on mismatches (i.e., identifying inequalities in the marketplace and exploiting them through trade). That… Continue Reading...

Effective Communication Letter Of Advice

more “conscious about how you interpret the world,” taking stock of your biases, attitudes, and beliefs in a systematic way (Chapter 2, p. 13). Emotional intelligence is like other types of intelligence, in that if you put your mind to it and work on improving your competencies, you can become better at communication and self-awareness over time. Emotional intelligence is a cluster of traits, and “involves the ability to monitor, regulate, and discriminate among your own and your partner's feelings in order to guide your thoughts and actions,” (Bevan & Sole, 2014, Chapter 8, p. 11). Therefore, when you… Continue Reading...

United States Markets Essay

The theory of market efficiency is based on the premise that a market is considered efficient when stock prices are an actual reflection of information known about a company. U.S. markets are generally viewed as semi-strong form market efficient. •What would happen if U.S. markets became less efficient? •What might lead to markets becoming less efficient? •How do markets in other countries compare to the U.S. in terms of efficiency?   The efficient market hypothesis is based on the idea that a market is regarded efficient when stock prices are the true reflection of a company's financial information and… Continue Reading...

U.s. Interest Rates Rise and Fall Essay

Essay Prompt The History of the Interest Rate Research the history of the prime interest rate since 1980. Create a chart that shows the changing interest rate and depicts the economic and political conditions, factors, and reasons for the changing interest rate. Include a written summary of your findings. Your response should be 2-3 paragraphs (5-7 sentences). The History of the Interest Rate The prime interest rate peaked on 19 December 1980 at 21.50% from where it gradually declined 4% over the next four months before rising again to 20.50% by mid-1981. However, this marked the end of high interest… Continue Reading...

The Shawshank Redemption Evaluation Essay

Introduction Despite its setting being a jail, "The Shawshank Redemption" strangely captures viewers in its warm hold, making them members of the family. There are a number of films that provide viewers with vivid experiences and create swift, shallow emotions. This movie, however, moves slowly, employing the quiet, perceptive voice of the narrator to include viewers in a tale of a prison community. It holds deeper meaning than a majority of other movies, being themed on continuity within a lifetime, on the basis of hope and friendship (Ebert). Interestingly, although the movie’s hero is Andy Dufresne, (condemned ex-banker played by Tim… Continue Reading...

Theory Vs. Practice in Small Business Setting Essay

are owned by people that are not related and/or that are publicly traded on a stock exchange. In those cases, whomever is a shareholder would have the power with the biggest power going to those that owned the most shares. Again, the owner manager does deal with this personal but he has seen many of his peers encounter some major power struggles and issues (Sepe, 2017; Ramsay, 2015). Conclusion In the end, the owner/manager interviewed for this report was quite limited and unique. Even so, he says that this was clearly by design and he would rather be the… Continue Reading...

Online Marketing Of Namshi Essay

What follows in this essay is a narrative and summary of the online marketing strategy as it will be implemented for Namshi and their online e-commerce portal. Of course, e-commerce is the present as well as the future and thus Namshi will want to make sure to have an e-commerce portal that has all the right facets and parts, including the right marketing. The items that will be included in this broader plan include the strategies and tactics that will be used to achieve the desired objectives, customer service/loyalty avenues, timeline for the promotion strategies in question and what the… Continue Reading...

Big Data and Supply Chain Management Essay

Introduction Big data has become one of the most important aspects of supply chain management. The concept of big data refers to the massive data sets that are generated when millions of individual activities are tracked. These data sets are processed to yield insights that help inform managerial decision-making. Supply chains in particular have leveraged big data because companies have been able to develop technology to not only capture hundreds of millions of data points, but to process them in meaningful ways to eliminate waste and promote efficiency in the supply chain systems. This paper will examine the concept of… Continue Reading...

It's Learning Cloud Based Learning Management System Essay

Essay Prompt: 1. Using module theory and specific examples from the case provided identify and critically analyze the strategic issues confronting the 'IT'S LEARNING' as it expands beyond its home country (1000 words) 2. Using appropriate module frameworks and specific examples from the case critically analyze the advantages and disadvantages of the Norway as the home base for a global developer of Digital Learning Platforms. (1000 words) 3. Using module theory and examples from the case, demonstrate how 'IT's LEARNING' has used its resources and competences to scale up and develop competitive advantage in the foreign markets. Explain briefly how… Continue Reading...

Component Capital Costs & Wacc for Rolls Royce

Essay Prompt Instructions: Estimate the component capital costs and WACC for Rolls Royce plc. Give an evaluation of the difficulties/problems encountered in arriving at your estimates. (ITS A PRESENTATION EXERCISE, WILL YOU BE ABLE TO DO A POWERPOINT SLIDE INSTEAD OF ESSAY) http://www.rolls-royce.com/~/media/Files/R/Rolls-Royce/documents/investors/annual-reports/Rolls-Royce_plc_Annual_Report_2015_WEB.pdf - rolls royce financial statement Slide One: The general formula for WACC is the weighted of the cost of equity plus the weighted cost of debt. The first step is therefore to calculate the weights of these two components. The company has assets of ?24,065 (m) and liabilities of ?17,776 (m). This gives a weight of 73.9%… Continue Reading...

Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis Essay

Introduction: This essay consists of two parts. Part A is an analysis of quantitative data and Part B is an analysis of qualitative data. We will give you the data in both cases. Each part should consist of data analysis, commentary and interpretation. You should write well-structured report of between 750 and 1000 words for each part – plus any diagrams and charts you produce and a list of references. Part A The report carries out the data analysis of employee data to answer some human resources related questions using the SPSS software. The screenshots of the entire data are presented… Continue Reading...

Genetically Modified Organisms Gmo

Research Proposal Reasons The United States has allowed the use of genetically modified (GMO) foods for human consumption. This has led people to fight for measures to decrease exposure to GMO foods in America. From food labeling to encouraging the purchase of foods that are non-GMO sourced, these measures have painted a stigma on GMO. Several reasons exist for the removal of GMO foods. One reason is that most genetically modified genes inserted into the seeds that yield fruits and vegetables are derived from foreign species like bacteria and viruses (). These bacteria and viruses can cause harm to the… Continue Reading...

Genentech Book Analysis Business Science

business practices, Boyer and Swanson enjoyed watching a startlingly high IPO that led also to the “largest gain in stock market history,” (Hughes 4). Some of the gains were speculative and artificial, but it showed how hungry investors were for new ideas, and especially for the potential that genetic engineering science seemed to offer to reinvigorate a potentially stagnant pharmaceutical industry. Prior to Genentech, celebrity biologists like Watson and Crick still remained firmly attached to their identity as pure scientists, as unwilling to sell out to corporate interests. The concept of a pure science divorced from business interests created… Continue Reading...

The Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

the United States, lifting the total bill for its emissions-test cheating scandal to around $30 billion.” The company’s stock also took a hit following the emissions scandal. According to Stash (2016) the announcement of the scandal effectively led to 30% drop in VW’s stock price in a single day. Also, in the author’s own words, “the ‘Defeat Device’ scandal shaved $20 billion off of the company’s market cap… overnight.” It is important to note that in recent times, the company’s stock has made some laudable recovery. However, the stock is still susceptible to occasional shocks linked to the emissions… Continue Reading...

Tesla Organizational Communications

its enterprise. So far, Tesla has succeeded in winning supporters, with its stock price soaring exponentially in recent years. However, the firm still has work to do in meeting production goals of its Model 3. Part II: Strategic Communication in the Organization Tesla’s public relations strategy has been put to the test recently, as a string of bad news events have rattled investors. One appealing aspect of Tesla’s cars, aside from their battery power, is the self-driving capability that they are supposed to possess. By putting the car on autopilot, it should navigate traffic and get the individual to… Continue Reading...

Global Operations Management

the potential 29-day period when one won’t have any goods in stock (Shugar, 2016). Shipping one’s goods via air is an option as well, if time is of the essence. Just keep in mind that’s an expensive option, but one which can help make up for potentially lost sales or lost client bases (Shugar, 2016). Another concern for the American business would be the overall political climate and general stability of the nation where the manufacture will be taking place. It would be naïve to assume that one should expect the same level of stability as the US with… Continue Reading...

Human Robot Interaction

also specific SKU information (i.e. "where are the cans of Spam?"). If a good is out of stock, the Elf will be able to tell the customer that as well. The Elf is capable of voice interaction, and 3D dynamic perception, which allow it to interact with human shoppers and respond to 1-on-1 questions of a dynamic nature. The Elf's touchscreen can help shoppers to search for specific items, and then display the location of the item or shopping area (i.e. deli) on a map of the store. 2. A use case specifies a specific situation where the methods… Continue Reading...

The Palace Of the Emperor Titus

The Palace of the Emperor Titus was completed in 81 AD by the architect Rabirius.[footnoteRef:2] Located on the greater part of Esquiline Hill, the Baths of Titus (named the Palace of Titus by Pliny) extended from the “based of the Esquiline Hill near the Coliseum to one of its summits at the Church of SS. Martino e Silvestro, and to another at S. Pietro in Vincoli.”[footnoteRef:3] It is believed that the Palace was built rather quickly by converting an existing structure into the Baths.[footnoteRef:4] The Palace used the house of Mecenas and the Golden House of Nero which had come… Continue Reading...

Should We Get a Basic Income

Haan, J. (2016). The impact of the ECB's conventional and unconventional monetary policies on stock markets. Journal of Macroeconomics, 48, 101-116. Schiller, B. (2017). A universal basic income would do wonders for the U.S. economy. Retrieved from https://www.fastcompany.com/40463533/a-universal-basic-income-would-do-wonders-for-the-u-s-economy Van Lerven, F. (2016). Quantitative easing in the Eurozone: A one-year assessment. Intereconomics, 51(4), 237-242. Continue Reading...

Super Highway 8 Rogerian

this is an image that is readily found on a host of stock photography websites, something that critics of the image use as evidence for its triteness and overwhelming banality. However, in this case, we can use the massive dissemination and ubiquitous quality of the image online as proof of its universality: it strikes a chord in so many, delivering messages of hope and inspiration, and of the beauty and calm present in nature. One could argue that in embracing its own banality, the image transcends the immediate banality: “From the perspective of the everyday, banal imaging transforms the… 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 working on a semi… Continue Reading...

United Kingdom Freedom Of Expression Within the Social Media

The Positive and Negative Effects of Freedom of Expression within the Social Media in the U.K. Introduction In essence, social media in the UK provides an amazing platform for people to freely express their views, share information, and interact. Indeed, as McGoldrick (2013, p. 49) observes, “Facebook and other internet-based social networking sites (SNSs) have revolutionized modern communications.” Some of the most popular social media platforms in the country include, but that are not limited to, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. It is important to note that unlike in the physical world where relations between people are governed by various social… Continue Reading...

The Problems Of Funding Basic Income Programs

(2016). The impact of the ECB's conventional and unconventional monetary policies on stock markets. Journal of Macroeconomics, 48, 101-116. Schiller, B. (2017). A universal basic income would do wonders for the U.S. economy. Retrieved from https://www.fastcompany.com/40463533/a-universal-basic-income-would-do-wonders-for-the-u-s-economy Van Lerven, F. (2016). Quantitative easing in the Eurozone: A one-year assessment. Intereconomics, 51(4), 237-242.   Continue Reading...

Economic Outlook Of the Us Economy

policies that improve business fundamentals to enhance growth in the stock market and the overall U.S. economy. The U.S. dollar has significantly underperformed against other major world currencies, but value of the currency is expected to strengthen in the first and second quarter of 2018 due to increased interest rates. The U.S. has recently adopted fiscal and monetary policies that have significant implications on the economy, especially in terms of boosting economic growth. At the beginning of 2018, the U.S. Congress approved fiscal policy that lift government spending in 2018 and 2019. At the same time, the Fed established… Continue Reading...

Hyped Beyond Belief the Gopro Story

Sandri, Lavini, Dall’Oca & Regis, 2014). GoPro went public, meanwhile, and the stock price debuted at a stunning close of $35 per share in July of 2015. The stock rose up to nearly $100 per share as more and more videos went viral and GoPro became the tech darling of investors on Wall Street—until suddenly the sales of GoPro cameras stopped reflecting the euphoria that the Street was feeling. For that reason the marketing metric described by Kerin and Hartley (2016) did not really fit with GoPro in terms of seeing how its social media campaign helped the company.… Continue Reading...

Banking and Blockchain Technology

related to banking (). Digital currency can be bought, sold and traded. They function like stock in a company and led to the ‘bitcoin bubble’. The bitcoin bubble led to the price of Bitcoin soaring up as high as $19,511 or more, before plummeting to $6,750 in mid-April of this year. “The cryptocurrency has fallen more than 65 percent since peaking in December at $19,511. Bitcoin rose 2.2 percent to $6,750 on Monday” (Wolf, 2018). So many people are interested in replicating the success of bitcoin during its meteoric and fast rise, that other digital currencies have been created.… 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...

Tax Law and Status for Nonprofits

produce a balance statement (“Differences Between,” 2014). A balance statement provides a breakdown of company stock and equity for the purpose of shareholders’ knowledge. Nor does a nonprofit have to produce an income statement, which must be provided by a for-profit entity, showing the for-profit’s “gains, losses, revenue and expenses” (“Differences Between,” 2014, par.2). Instead, a nonprofit is responsible for creating a statement of its financial position, which merely outlines its net assets; a nonprofit is also required to prepare a statement of activities, which states its total revenue and sources of revenue, minus its itemized expenses (“Differences Between,”… Continue Reading...

Tesla and the Porter Forces

that is Tesla’s mounting debt. Tesla has been able to become a stock market darling thanks to its growth story and its narrative as a company of the future. That narrative may soon come to an end if the company fails to become profitable in the near future. Indeed, Tesla is already stretched as thin as it can possibly go. It had to meet its 5000 car production deadline recently by erecting a makeshift tent to facilitate the production line. A company that has based its narrative on state-of-the-art designing and manufacturing should not be piecing its EVs together… Continue Reading...

Investing in China

foreign direct investment of approximately 1,085 billion USD—13% of the total FDI stock across the whole of the developing world (Chen, Yao & Malizard, 2017). However, with the rise of nationalism in both the East and the West—from Russia to China to England to the U.S. (Suzuki, 2015; Gusterson, 2017)—there is more and more focus now on supporting domestic investment among fears that FDI “crowds out” the former (Chen et al., 2017). China is not unaware of this fear and the rise of trade war under the Trump Administration has only served as another reason for Chinese officials to… Continue Reading...

Media Portrayals Of Nurses Positive or Negative

social media and blogging, or public speaking engagements. Cohen (2007) also recommends that nurses take stock of how they comport themselves in public and how they represent their profession. Refusing to tolerate demeaning language or behaviors, nurses can gradually alter how the public perceives nurses. Similarly, nurse leaders can pay attention to how nurses communicate with each other, with other healthcare team partners, and with patients to ensure that professional standards are being met. Using carefully chosen words, nurses can show that their fictionalized counterparts do not represent the realities of the profession. It is also important to directly… Continue Reading...

Health Information Technology Benefits

Health Information Technology (HIT) is technology that is used to help make health care easier for all stakeholders—both patients and care providers. Examples of HIT include electronic health records, personal health records, e-prescribing, and online communities. HIT allows information to be communicated, stored and shared among people in the industry, whether they are patients providing care givers with access to information or care givers sharing information with other care givers. HIT allows and enables the easy transfer of medical and health information in a way that substantially and significantly reduces the amount of time and energy that would conventionally be… Continue Reading...

The Global Economic Crisis

as quantitative easing (QE). QE led to significant asset inflation ( stock market at all-time highs, bond yields at all-time lows, the housing bubble re-inflated, precious metal prices soaring, food costs soaring, and so on). If this were rational self-interest, the argument could surely be made that those players who had adopted foolish strategies in the marketplace should be made to take it on the chin and accept the repercussions, even if it meant pain for the global economy as a result. What resulted however was not this but rather the prevailing of a concept known as “privatized gains and… Continue Reading...

Obesity Randomized Control Trial

Randomized Control Trial on Obesity Funding Justification The health of children is significantly, negatively affected by obesity. The effects last through to one’s adult life. Obesity prevention initiatives are, therefore, seriously regarded across the globe and remain a priority. The urge for interventions based on evidence is overwhelming in modern day healthcare practice; more so for families with obese or overweight parents. A randomized control trial is, therefore, necessary (Johansson et al. 2016). This “Early STOPP” RCT focuses on obese or overweight parents that have infants. The intervention measures are began when children have hit one year and goes on… Continue Reading...

What Is Causing Inflation

go up again. Such a fear is not necessarily warranted however. The cost of everything (from the stock market to education to medical services to food to housing to precious metals) has skyrocketed in recent years because of loose monetary policy coming out of the Federal Reserve (Claeys & Darvas, 2015). This policy became so loose following the Global Economic Crisis of 2008 that the Fed kept interest rates low (which punishes savers), started buying Treasury bills hand over fist (like the rest of the world’s central banks—with the ECB even dipping into corporate bonds) in order to keep the… Continue Reading...

Film the Help Review

The Help: Film Review and Discussion The film The Help (2011), which was adapted for the screen and directed by Tate Taylor from the novel by Kathryn Stockett attempts to tackle heavy complex subject matter from a questionable perspective. The film is set in the 1960s in Jackson Mississippi, two details that make the film as loaded and complex as it can possibly be. The 1960s were the Civil Rights era in America, and Jackson Mississippi was a dangerous place. It was home to the confederacy and was a place where hundreds of innocent blacks had been lynched, among many… Continue Reading...

Nba Basketball and Lebron James

76ers—a possibility that has been relatively controversial given the 76ers have been a “laughing stock in the NBA for years,” (Marcin 1). Yet the 76ers have also had an incredible season thus far, and have built a team made of fresh young talent. They have been called a “rapidly improving team” showing a tremendous amount of future promise, especially as young talent needs to be developed systematically (Stuter). This is exactly the kind of environment that would suit James, who has been called more than once “the greatest player ever to play,” (Zillgitt 1). James has been working hard… Continue Reading...

Health Care Information Technology

subjective and differ from one investor to another. For instance, in the same technology stock, one investor may put the RRR at 15% yet another put at 10%. If the investor deems an investment too risky from the RRR then they may opt for alternative investment. On the other hand, the Expected Rate of Return (ERR) uses probability to try and weigh the various return outcomes that a given business venture may bring forth. This too varies according to individual investors (Garger J., 2010). These two variables often help investors to make decisions, the ERR is often referred to… Continue Reading...

Ooredoo Kuwait Company

like tone services, broadband wireless solutions, and Blackberry roaming services. Ooredoo Kuwait is listed on Kuwait stock Exchange as OORE.KW since is a public shareholding firm in the country. The company is listed as a publicly shareholding firm in Kuwait since together with its subsidiaries, it provides mobile telecommunications and Internet services. In addition to having a relatively huge customer base, the number of employees working at Ooredoo Kuwait is relatively difficult to find. Information about Ooredoo Kuwait can be obtained in its website, www.ooredoo.com/kw. The company can be contacted through +965 1805 555 or across its social media pages.… Continue Reading...

Obesity Epidemic

Identification of Key Results Results of this research highlight the need for a comprehensive approach to addressing the public health concern of obesity. Although obesity and its defining features like BMI are causally related to lifestyle factors like diet and activity levels, the research shows that the situation is more complex than that. There is a range of socioeconomic, ethnic, cultural, and political variables that also affect the prevalence of the disease. Identifying these outlying variables may be the key to resolving the obesity epidemic. The obesity ecological model (OEM) has proven to be one of the most effective strategies… Continue Reading...

Pacific Health Care Supply Management

control sourcing decisions? Medical staff should be allowed to give input regarding the quality of film stock that is desired among the staff so that the best quality care can be given. However, the role of controlling sourcing decisions should be retained by the sourcing manager, who is more trained on the practice of supply management. Burt (2010) points out that “successful firms must know where they are in relation to where they want to be,” and to that end it is helpful that staff contribute to management’s perspective on how well supplies are working so that management can gauge which… Continue Reading...

Philips Academy Andover Human Resources Plan

teacher, such as taking on weekend supervisory roles. After five years the teacher will be eligible for stock benefits and a 401k, as well as endowments from some of the schools more wealthier patrons. For example, during the summer months, teachers can also receive fellowships to study abroad and to increase their understanding of a subject, enriching what they bring to the community and to the student body. Legal Issues Prep schools have a history of being exclusive and catering to the, such as the white children of the old money of America (Powell, 1996). The HR department needs… Continue Reading...

Why Elon Musk Must Go

much days later as lawsuits came piling in claiming he was manipulating the company’s stock (Wolverton, 2018). Cleaning house and getting rid of Musk is a must in order to attract the right talent to address the company’s manufacturing woes. Developing Human Resources Developing human resources required to bring about the change should be based on the strategy of orientation, onboarding and training. Development can be achieved quite easily once the right talent is attracted. HRM would be much better positioned to do its job were it simply allowed to operate in a more traditional environment. Musk is currently… Continue Reading...

The Palace Of the Emperor Titus

The Palace of the Emperor Titus was completed in 81 AD by the architect Rabirius.[footnoteRef:2] Located on the greater part of Esquiline Hill, the Baths of Titus (named the Palace of Titus by Pliny) extended from the “based of the Esquiline Hill near the Coliseum to one of its summits at the Church of SS. Martino e Silvestro, and to another at S. Pietro in Vincoli.”[footnoteRef:3] It is believed that the Palace was built rather quickly by converting an existing structure into the Baths.[footnoteRef:4] The Palace used the house of Mecenas and the Golden House of Nero which had come… Continue Reading...

Pegasus Technologies

sales. The company is well established and is the industry price leader. Reese Corporation's stock price does support the company's claim of being a sustainable corporation and it has a strong market presence. The company has managed to maintain low costs, and it manages its debt quite effectively. This is an indication that its production will not be affected at any given time (Petcavage, Pinkerton, & Burt, 2010). Reese is well known for delivering its inventory on time. Reese corporation invests very little in R&D and this might depict the corporation's low emphasis on assessing and determining that current… Continue Reading...

Investment

a firm’s value can be derived from the available information about the prevailing stock prices. This is more so the case given that he has been successful relying on a wide range of metrics, apart from current stock price, to identify opportunities. Like Daly, Kenneth French does not believe in efficient markets theory. He is convinced that the markets can be incredibly noisy and driven by emotion such as overconfidence. As a matter of fact, French, like Eugene Fama, is skeptical of the skill most active money managers proclaim to have. He is convinced that in some instances, performance… Continue Reading...

Walmart

net income was earned for each share of common stock outstanding” (636). For the year 2014 and 2015, Walmart’s EPS was $4.88 and $5.05 respectively (Morning Star, 2018). Essentially, were the company to distribute all of its profits, this is the amount that would be allocated to each of Walmart’s share. The increase is indicative of better profitability in 2015, as compared to 2014. References Bloomberg (2018). Company Overview of Walmart Inc. Retrieved from https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=313055 Heisinger, K. (2009). Essentials of Managerial Accounting. Mason, OH: Cengage Learning. Morning Star (2018). Walmart Inc. WMT. Retrieved from http://financials.morningstar.com/ratios/r.html?t=WMT®ion=usa&culture=en-US Walmart (2018). About Us. Retrieved… Continue Reading...

Reasoning Logic and How to Argue

immigrants too. The person also spoke about how the stock market was performing well and they supported Trump because of that, too. I believe the person actually meant what they were saying, and they noticed I was getting upset so I did take the time to listen more actively using the principle of charity. When I did, I realized that it was possible to understand that from that person’s point of view, having immigrated using the standard means of paperwork processing made them believe that the “illegal” immigrants were somehow “cheating.” Realizing this is what they meant, I was… Continue Reading...

Federal State and Local First Responders Earthquake

Local, state, and federal organizations and agencies offer resources for responding to natural disasters like earthquakes. In the event of an earthquake, as many first responder resources as are necessary can be mobilized to provide effective and cost-effective interventions. Depending on the severity of the quake, the extent of the damage to both property and human casualty, and the location of the event(s), various first responders may be called in for assistance. Most first responders will be from local organizations like law enforcement and fire departments as well as emergency medical technicians who will arrive on the scene for triage… Continue Reading...

How to Store Prescription Drugs Safety

Article 1: McCauley, J.L., Back, S.E. & Brady, K.T. (2013). Pilot of a brief, web-based educational intervention targeting safe storage and disposal of prescription opioids. Addictive Behaviors 38(2013): 2230-2235. In this article, McCauley, Back & Brady (2013) report on the results of an open pilot trial focusing on increasing patient knowledge of safe use of prescription opioids. Participants were 62 outpatients at a chronic pain management clinic or dental clinic who were prescribed opioids. All participants received informed consent and then completed the Script Safety intervention, which is an online information service containing information specific to the medication each participant… Continue Reading...

Hannah Hoch

Introduction Hannah Hoch was an artist most known for her work in between the wars—the Weimar period, in which the Dada Movement came to the fore to challenge the sensibilities and pretensions of the early 20th century. Dada was as much a protest against the bourgeois as it was a slap in the face of the rising Fascist Movement. Hitler despised the Dadaists and the Dadaists despised him. Hoch counted herself as one among the Dadaists during the Weimar period—a period in which art and life came into intense conflict, while the universal stage was being set for the final… Continue Reading...

The Purpose Of Violent Force in Politics

The Role of Violence The evidence shows that the role of violence in the 20th and 21st centuries was to bring about or shape a new social order: no matter what type of government was in place—whether it was in Russia, Italy or Africa—violence was a motif that reared its head again and again as leaders sought to assert themselves and determine the future of their respective nations by force. In some cases, violence was a threat to individual nations or a continent—as Nkrumah (1961) argued when he called for African unification in the face of the neo-colonial ambitions of… Continue Reading...

Critical Infrastructure Security Information Technology

Synopsis Because the majority of critical infrastructure components in the United States are privately owned, compliance with Department of Homeland Security risk assessment methods remains voluntary. Risk assessments of critical infrastructure focus on threat, vulnerability, and consequences, with all types of assessments integral to helping improve resilience and mitigate problems (GAO, 2017). A vulnerability analysis of the nation’s information technology critical infrastructure reveals several points of weakness and security gaps. The Department of Homeland Security (2018) infrastructure survey tool can be used alongside the systems dynamics approach to vulnerability assessment. These tools reveal the inherent strengths of complex, interdependent information… Continue Reading...

Why Noise Traders Do Not Move Markets

which is only proven correct or incorrect over time as the stock prices rises or falls in response to market conditions, news catalysts, and myriad other factors. To suggest that noise investors along are responsible for price action in high beta stocks is to ignore the realities of market conditions and wider economic and financial conditions in the developed world, where institutional investors and fund investors have been forced into adopting a risk-on strategy to obtain the desired yield, as interest rates have been kept near zero since the crisis of 2007-2009. Now that the Fed Funds Rate is… Continue Reading...

Healthcare Challenges in the United States

The Greatest Challenge to US Healthcare The role is played by the government The role played by the government in healthcare is a divisive issue. Many healthcare organizations executives do support the idea of extending healthcare coverage to the uninsured, however, who this is implemented is the cause of concern. There are numerous changes that are taking place in the healthcare industry and the government needs to catch up quickly. Policy development is the role of government and there is a need to ensure that there are timely and applicable policies in place to govern the provision of healthcare services… Continue Reading...

Key Resources Critical Infrastructure

machinery (such as power transmission, turbines, and engines), aerospace products, rolling stock, railroad etc. (Fisher & Norman 2010). Dams: The sector is characterized by networks, systems, functions and assets associated with navigation locks, hurricane barriers, dam projects, impoundments for mine tailings, and other water control and retention facilities (Moteff & Parfomak 2004). Dams offer social, environmental and economic benefits such as hydroelectric power production, water supply, navigation, waste management, recreation, flood control and wildlife habitation. Defense industrial center: The sector has different segments, sub segments and supplies that entail platforms for weapon systems, expendables and components (Fisher & Norman,… Continue Reading...

Using Nuclear Power to Generate Electricity

Nuclear Energy Introduction Nuclear energy is an energy source that has zero emissions, propels our society into the future, and provides electricity around-the-clock. Nuclear energy comes from the splitting of atoms inside a reactor through a process known as fission to heat water into steam, turn a turbine, and generate electricity. Atoms are tiny particles that make up every object in the universe. These atoms have enormous energy in the bonds that hold them together. Nuclear fission will split the atoms into smaller atoms, in essence, releasing energy. Nuclear power plants make use of nuclear fission for the production of… Continue Reading...

A Biblical Worldview in Finance

to exaggerate a company’s value by artificially boosting a stock’s price either through buybacks or through quantitative easing, one sends false signals into the market which, while certainly boosting shareholder wealth in the short term, do not reflect the reality of the company’s underlying condition (Heller, 2017; Van Lerven, 2016). Moreover, chasing shareholder wealth exclusively to all other goals is the same as putting profits before people. It is a secular rather than a spiritual goal. Christ did not say, “Love God, and chase profits second.” He said, “Love God, and love your neighbor,” indicating that when one does… Continue Reading...

Boys Becoming Men in Lord Of the Flies

to survive in the wild. As the book opens, the boys survey their surroundings. They take stock of their situation and assess their whereabouts. The fair boy is depicted, upon realizing that there are no grownups on the island, as experiencing a revelation: “the delight of a realized ambition overcame him” (Golding 2). He is going to fill the gap left behind by the missing authorities—the grownups. The fair boy is going to adapt to the situation and be a leader. Indeed, this is exactly what happens. The fair boy is the first to name himself. Like Peter, who is… Continue Reading...

Change Management

industry. As Campbell (2014) shows, retailers have to take stock now because change has come to the industry requiring them to change too or perish—like Circuit City did, like Blockbuster did, like Sears is doing, and like Best Buy almost did. Change has come—an external change—that requires internal change. Research will have to look at whether the plan is actually feasible—whether the change management process is adequate in helping companies to overcome barriers, or whether the change itself is even feasible or achievable. Processes and Strategies to Recommend McGregor (2004) notes that change management is synonymous with quality management… 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...

Financial Strategies Of Healthcare Organization

Develop a financial strategy for using global nursing strategies to increase fiscal responsibility. Include the positive and negative financial impact of bringing foreign healthcare providers into a financial organization. Examples such as physicians, nurses, and therapist should be evaluated and assessed for financial viability. Healthcare institutions may be faced with fiscal constraints at some point in their growth process therefore necessitating austerity measures and sound business practices that will help minimize costs and enhance operational and financial efficiency inside the hospitals (Dong, 2015). Many questions arise as to how the financial management culture in healthcare institutions can influence care quality.… Continue Reading...

Homeopathy As an Alternative to Antibiotics

Antibiotic Resistance Antibiotic resistance develops in the same way that human resistance to infection develops—through exposure, the body builds up a resistance so that whatever is introduced is less effective at performing its task. As Ventola (2015) notes, “the overuse of antibiotics clearly drives the evolution of resistance. Epidemiological studies have demonstrated a direct relationship between antibiotic consumption and the emergence and dissemination of resistant bacteria strains” (p. 277). Moreover, bacteria can inherent genes that are already resistant to antibiotics, which means that horizontal gene transfer occurs to create a veritable shield of defense against antibiotics. The more that antibiotics… Continue Reading...

Mohamed Talaat Pasha Harb Contributions to Egypt’s National Development and Banking System

the nation’s official newspaper ‘Al-Waqaae Al-Masriya’ issued the decree to establish “BANQUE MISR” – a joint- stock national firm whose articles of association were formulated by 8 shareholders: Abdel Azeem El- Masry Bek, Ahmed Medhat Yakan Pasha, Mohamed Talat Harb Bek, Yousef Aslan Qatawy Pasha, Abdel Hameed El- Sioufy Effendi, Dr. Fouad Sultan, Abbas Basiouny El- Khateeb Effendi, and Eskandar Messiha Effendi. The above 8 individuals represent all three major religions of the country – proof that a genuine sense of national unity united citizens in the era of revolution (189-196)2. An informal deed was made on 8th March, 1920,… Continue Reading...

The Purple People, Connecting with Her by Lisa Goulian

Golf club owners should survey their customers to find out what they desire in merchandise. Then they should stock their shelves with these items so that women have a suitable selection to choose from. What This Means to My Career This information will help in promoting and marketing my facility (Stonegate Golf Club) in Florida to the Purple People. By understanding that women have different social and recreational needs from men, my facility could be better organized to meet their specific requirements and the Club could therefore tap into that untapped potential and grow its business. As Goulian (2013)… Continue Reading...

Netflix Company Analysis

of repayment made to investors, addition or changing of loans and the issuance of additional stock. The total cash flows from financing activities for Netflix substantially increased in the past three financial years. This figure declined from $1.64 billion in 2015 to $1.09 in 2016 but went on to remarkably increase to $3.08 billion in 2017. This is associated to the increase in net borrowings, which increased threefold from $1 billion in 2016 to $3.02 billion in 2017. Organization’s Underlying Financial Performance Netflix has had a remarkable financial performance not only in the past year but gradually in the… Continue Reading...

Safety and Spills Prevention

DHS and Plainsville In order to comply with the priorities handed down through Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Grant Programs and state mandates, Plainsville, Colorado, must address the situation of its critical rail line running through its community. The rail line is crucial for industrial use in manufacturing a hazardous material that is not manufactured anywhere else. However, the rail line is two centuries old and in need of repair. To assess the issues and risks at hand, the city has been tasked with bringing a committee of experts together that can share information on a range of issues, including:… Continue Reading...

Understanding Supply Chain Management

far too frequently and represent wasted time and opportunities that could be better spent utilizing the parts in stock—as opposed to waiting for them. This first why answer indicates the critical to quality characteristics (Wang et al) that have the most pronounced effect on quality then, definitely include the length of time between preparing an order and when it is received. Specifically, this information is identified by the Receipt PO APP column in AADC’s 2017 data for its purchase order lead time (AADC). Some of the lengths of time exceed the better part of a year. In most instances,… Continue Reading...

Analysis Of Six Themes in Entrepreneurship

included training, employee growth and development, financial incentives and stock options in addition to recruitment and selection (Barringer et al., 2005). Zimmerman and Zeitz (2002) examine the ability of businesses achieving new venture growth by building legitimacy. Imperatively, legitimacy plays a fundamental role in the creation, survival and growth of new ventures. In fact, Zimmerman and Zeitz (2003) asset that legitimacy is as important a resource for any business venture as capital, personal, consumer goodwill, technology and networks. The authors make the argument that legitimacy is a significant resource for attaining other resources, for instance, top managers, quality personnel,… Continue Reading...

Managing the Automation Industry

impacted by deceptive sequence of repairs or disinclination to stock more costly parts. Through the new parts inventory management system, General Motors has been able to accomplish and improvement in inventory turnover by 11 percent. In general, inventory costs have relatively declined by eradicating overstocking and diminishing the necessity for shipping parts overnight (Babcock, 2006). Toyota The inventory management process undertaken by Toyota is the Just-in-Time inventory management. Imperatively, Toyota began utilizing the JIT inventory controls during the 1970s and spent more than one and a half decades perfecting this practice. The company dispatches and transmits the orders obtained… Continue Reading...

Justification Of the State

Many countries that recently experienced conflict and turmoil politically cannot be relied on to provide security for their citizens. One of the common problems in such states is that there are no sufficient manpower resources to offer effective service in the military, police and other such services. In fact, where units of such services exist, they are widely viewed as part of the problem afflicting the people. The reasons for the perceptions are broad. They may be viewed as corrupt or supporting criminal gangs that operate counter to the wishes of the wider society. They may also be tools used… Continue Reading...

Managerial Accounting and Business Ethics

Imperatively, unethical managerial accounting could give rise to distorted numbers giving rise to stock outs, delivery delays, production slowdowns and wastages, financial deficiencies and detrimental strategic decisions. Ethical standards ought to be espoused and sustained by all managerial accountants with classic ethical leadership from the top-ranking management. In addition, devoid of driven ethical behavior by management accountants, all of the codes, policies and standards will eventually turn out to be ineffective (Ghose, 2017). Product liability signifies one of the issues at the core of ethical and socially responsible behavior for businesses. Product liability encompasses the area in which business… Continue Reading...

Ethics and Morality

Introduction Is it true that the "bottom line" of a business is profit and profit alone?  Perhaps it is for some companies, but the idea of the “triple bottom line” has been around for quite some time—and it refers not just to profits but also to people and planet. The triple bottom line has received renewed interest since the rise of the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) which refers to a company’s advocacy of and support for the values important to the “social, environmental and economic environment in which” the company operates (Castka, Bamber & Sharp, 2005, p. vii).… 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...

The American Revolution and Enlightenment Thought

Revolution, Constitution and Enlightenment The American Revolution and the ensuing U.S. Constitution put forward by the Federalists were both products of and directly informed by the European Enlightenment. The Founding Fathers were considerably influenced by thinkers like Locke, Voltaire, Rousseau and Montesquieu (whose separation of powers served as the model of the three-branched government of the U.S.). This paper will explain how the European Enlightenment set the stage for the American Revolution and U.S. Constitution by putting out the ideas that the Americans would use as the basis of the political and social foundation. The Enlightenment aka the Age of… Continue Reading...

What Is the Economy

of last resort, and all the money it printed went into the economy, propping up the stock market and sending it to all time highs, leading to inflation across various asset classes (from gold to equities to real estate), higher rents, higher food prices, and so on (Heller, 2017). As a consumer, the worry of inflation is one, again, that makes me think it is necessary to get my money into real assets because the dollar is going to lose value as more money is printed. As a manager, I want to be sure to keep an eye on… Continue Reading...

Tesla and the Global Market

private at $420 per share at a time when the stock was still in the $300-value range. The stock pumped on the news and dumped on the realization that Musk actually had no such ability to take the company private. He was fined and put on probation, which the SEC has since claimed he has violated. He is regarded among supporters of the firm as the genius driving force behind the company’s innovation and rise to fame. However, his business decisions of late have been viewed skeptically by analysts who believe Tesla’s days may be numbered because of Musk’s… Continue Reading...

Elon Musk's Moral Muteness

tweeting out in 2018 that he “funding secured” to take the company private at $420 per share. The stock price was well below that at the time and it shot up exuberantly to around $380 on the news even as most analysts wondered whether Musk really had funding secured as he promised. Notorious for over-promising and under-delivering (the Tesla Model 3 had been “coming” for years with consumers who had already placed down payments still waiting more than 2 years later for delivery), Musk’s promise to take the company private seemed even more far-fetched than most of his promises.… Continue Reading...

Globalization and Major Programmes

organization, increase productive, problem-solving as well as administrative capabilities, and augment the unfavorably minimal stock of administrative ability accessible to developing civilizations. As argued by Hirschman (1967: 1) the development project is a special sort of investment. Bearing this in mind, projects cannot be deemed to be end in themselves, but rather are distinguishable units of activity intended to attain greater development goals. Uncertainties Uncertainties are classified into supply side and demand side uncertainties. All of the issues emanating in the course of construction are linked to the supply side whereas the issues emanating in the course of operation… Continue Reading...

Qualitative and Quantitative Costco Internal Assessment

Costco Internal Assessment Part 1 Qualitative Analysis Brief Company Overview Having commenced its operations in 1976 with the establishment of the very first retail warehouse club in San Diego by a warehouse club retailing pioneer by the name Sol Price, Costco has grown to become one of the largest retailers in the world. The company’s first location mainly served small enterprises and was located in a modified/adapted plane hangar (Costco, 2019). The name of this first establishment was Price Club. It was, however, not until 1983 that the first Costco was opened by James D. Sinegal and Jeffrey H. Brotman… Continue Reading...

Why the Beatles Were Loved

How the Beatles Made History Introduction Everyone knows their names, even if one never cared for their music: Ringo, John, Paul, and George. Just 15, 16 and 17 respectively, George Harrison, Paul McCartney and John Lennon came together in 1958—young but passionate musicians from Liverpool, England, who wanted to play jazz, blues and folk music on improvised instruments. By 1962, they had added Ringo Starr to the group. With Starr on drums, the group’s first single “Love Me Do” hit the airwaves and changed the face of pop music forever. Beatlemania became a thing and the Beatles themselves became “more… Continue Reading...

The Great Gatsby and Jazz

nouveau riche—the ones who, like Jay Gatsby, made their millions from bootlegging or from the stock market or from both. Nothing captured the essence of the post-war 1920s like jazz, which was a new kind of music in America—a music that was fast and loose and flowing: it had no care or concern for the old world culture and was primarily its own thing—good for dancing (ragtime) and good for drinking (anytime). This paper will describe the significance of the jazz age in The Great Gatsby and show how the excess and superficiality that characterized Gatsby’s world was best… Continue Reading...

Johnson and Johnson Human Resource Value and Contribution

offerings. Flexible bonus option that can either be cash of J&J stock for short term financial goals. If an employee is interested in long term financial goals, J&J offers stock option grants or restricted stock units.J&J also have yearly awards such as standard of leadership awards (Team, Directors and Governance, 2019) . The advantage of compensation program is that it motivates employees and improves productivity. Compensation programs especially bonuses can be disadvantageous as it results to employee rivalry rather than teamwork. Employee benefits. This is the indirect and non-wage health, income protection and retirement programs that provide security for… Continue Reading...