The Beatles Unknown When people hear the name "The Beatles" most people think of lead singer, John Lennon. However, the role of Paul McCartney is often overlooked. It was McCartney, not Lennon who was the driving force behind the Beatles. John Lennon and Paul McCartney were in many bands together before the forming of the Beatles. In 1962, along with Ringo Starr1 and George Harrison, they formed the rock group known as "The Beatles". The group featured a modern rock that was new and popular duri
Welcome To Hell Bill Mason Welcome to Hell. Please let us enslave you. We'll give you a free t-shirt if you fill out this credit card application... You can drive home in this brand new car, with no payments until 2000... It's so much easier to not worry about these details. We'll take care of them for you. All we ask is that you send in your payment every month like a good slave. No, no, don't read books. Libraries are closing more and more everyday anyway because they're obsolete, now supersed
The Internet: its effects and its future Eva Kotsi Internet, its effects in our lives and the future of the Internet: The Internet is, quite literally, a network of networks. It is comprised of ten thousands of interconnected networks spanning the globe. The computers that form the Internet range from huge mainframes in research establishments to modest PCs in people's homes and offices. Despite the recent hype, the Internet is not a new phenomenon. Its roots lie in a collection of computers tha
The Internet Effect: How has it affected You? Delia Commonly known as the Internet, the world?s largest network is used extensively throughout the world today. Since its creation in 1983, the Internet has continued to grow in popularity and use as a commercial and private communications medium. Millions of people throughout the world use the Internet in a variety of ways, ranging from personal conversations to on-line shopping. According to a survey compiled by Nua Ltd in 1999, the number of Int
Coca-Cola and its Evolution Robert The Coca-Cola company started out as an insignificant one man business and over the last one hundred and ten years it has grown into one of the largest companies in the world. The first operator of the company was Dr. John Pemberton and the current operator is Roberto Goizueta. Without societies help, Coca-Cola could not have become over a 50 billion dollar business. Coca-Cola was invented by Dr. John Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist. He concocted the formula i
Bill Gates Philip Shuman Bill Gates, cofounder of the Microsoft corporation, holds 30.7 percent of its stock making him one of the richest people in the United States. He was the marketing and sales strategist behind many of Microsoft's software deals. Their software became the industry standard in the early 1980s and has just increased in distribution as the company has grown, so much that the Federal government is suggesting that Microsoft has violated Sherman and Clayton antitrust acts. Bill
Advertisers take us for Spend-thrift Fools Kenn ADVERTISING a collective term for public announcements designed to promote the sale of specific products or services. Advertising is a form of mass selling employed when the use of direct, person-to-person selling is impractical, impossible, or simply inefficient. It is to be distinguished from other activities intended to persuade the public, such as propaganda, publicity, and public relations. Advertising techniques range in complexity from the p
Notes on the Economics of Game Theory Consider this : Could Western management techniques be successfully implemented in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) ? Granted, they have to be adapted, modified and cannot be imported in their entirety. But their crux, their inalienable nucleus ? can this be transported and transplanted in CEE ? Theory provides us with a positive answer. Human agents are the same everywhere and are mostly rational. Practice begs to differ. Basic concepts suc
Baseball and American Popular Culture Unknown Baseball is an integral part of American pop culture. Many Americans grow up with baseball, playing it before they can even count all the bases. It is glorified, taught, and fed to us. When we play baseball, we find a respect for the game. The respect we gain from playing it has turned the game into a tradition of American culture. It has formed itself into the business of professional baseball, namely major league baseball. Professional players have
The Revolt of the Poor - The Demise of Intellectual Property Three years ago I published a book of short stories in Israel. The publishing house belongs to Israel?s leading (and exceedingly wealthy) newspaper. I signed a contract which stated that I am entitled to receive 8% of the income from the sales of the book after commissions payable to distributors, shops, etc. A few months later, I won the coveted Prize of the Ministry of Education (for short prose). The prize money (a few thousand DMs)
Is Our Money Safe? Banks are institutions wherein miracles happen regularly. We rarely entrust our money to anyone but ourselves ? and our banks. Despite a very chequered history of mismanagement, corruption, false promises and representations, delusions and behavioural inconsistency ? banks still succeed to motivate us to give them our money. Partly it is the feeling that there is safety in numbers. The fashionable term today is ?moral hazard?. The implicit guarantees of the state and of other
Unemployment I. Recommendations Get the Real Picture No one in Macedonia knows the real picture. How many are employed and not reported or registered? How many are registered as unemployed but really have a job? How many are part time workers ? as opposed to full time workers? How many are officially employed (de jure) ? but de facto unemployed or severely underemployed? How many are on ?indefinite? vacations, on leave without pay, etc.? The Statistics Bureau must be instructed to make the gathe
Internet: A Medium or a Message? The State of the Net: An Interim Report about the Future of the Internet Who are the participants who constitute the Internet? - Users - connected to the net and interacting with it - The communications lines and the communications equipment - The intermediaries (e.g. the suppliers of on-line information or access providers). - Hardware manufacturers - Software authors and manufacturers (browsers, site development tools, specific applications, smart agents, searc
The History of Coca-Cola Unknown The Coca-Cola company started out as an insignificant one man business and over the last one hundred and ten years it has grown into one of the largest companies in the world. The first operator of the company was Dr. John Pemberton and the current operator is Roberto Goizueta. Without societies help, Coca-Cola could not have become over a 50 billion dollar business. Coca-Cola was invented by Dr. John Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist. He concocted the formula in
The New York Yankees' 98 Season Unknown As anyone on the face of the civilized world knows by now , the New York Yankees have just completed one of the most dominating seasons in the history of professional sports. In the process, as many phemomenoms before them , sports or otherwise, they have captivated not only a city and a nation but much of the planet as well. I have seen Pakistani and Korean tourists visiting New York for the first time buying and proudly wearing Yankee caps and T-shirts.
The Role of Propaganda in the Nazi Takeover Unknown When one thinks of the term "propaganda", what comes to mind? Would it bring a positive response? Would it bring a negative response? When one thinks of "propaganda" in association with the Holocaust, what comes to mind? A positive response or a negative response? Most likely a negative response. Why is "propaganda" any different from what any political party or regime does, namely to disseminate its views? Is "propaganda" simply the name we gi
Acid Rain Unknown Introduction Acid rain has become an environmental concern of global importance within the last decade. With the increasing environmental awareness of the "unhealthy" condition of our planet earth the concern about acid rain has not lessened. In brief, acid rain is rain with pH values of less than 5.6. When dealing with acid rain one must study and understand the process of making Sulfuric acid. In this project we will take an in depth look into the production of sulfuric acid,
How Can Artificial Intelligence Help Us? Unknown Recently, the media has spent an increasing amount of broadcast time on new technology. The focus of high-tech media has been aimed at the flurry of advances concerning artificial intelligence (AI). What is artificial intelligence and what is the media talking about? Are these technologies beneficial to our society or mere novelties among business and marketing professionals? Medical facilities, police departments, and manufacturing plants have al
Friday Unknown The movie Friday was one of the best comedies I have ever seen. It had a great director, a talented cast, a good plot, a spectacular soundtrack, and is filled with funny gags and jokes. It was by far the most hilarious movie of the decade. I have never laughed so hard in all of my life. I loved this movie. The cast of the movie was sensational. Playing the main character was famous musician and actor, Ice Cube. He is such a serious person that at first I was skeptical of his perfo
The Microsoft Antitrust Case Anonymous The case against Microsoft was brought buy the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as several state Attorneys General. Microsoft is accused of using and maintaining monopoly power to gain an unfair advantage in the market. The case has been under observation for a long time, but the Justice department is having trouble coming up with substantial evidence against Microsoft. Specifically, the Department must prove: - That Microsoft has monopoly power and is u
Liquor Ads on TV K Dawg According to Antonia Novello, Surgeon General of the United States, in SIRS Government Reporter, the principle cause of death for those between the ages of 15 and 24 are alcohol related car crashes (1). Doesn't it make sense that we should concentrate our efforts into reducing this problem of alcohol abuse? Apparently DISCUS, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, doesn't think so. Worsnop says that on November 7, 1996, they removed their voluntary ban of har
Abstract The automotive industry has been in a downward spiral for several years. High fuel prices and the current economic condition has impacted consumer spending. With unemployment at record highs and impending layoffs, the public is looking for economical vehicles. Although the three large car manufacturers are offering various incentives and programs to encourage spending, they are still experiencing low sales figures and all have sought government loans just to continue operating. General
The Marketing Mix Introduction Setting the right marketing mix for the product or service means that it including all of the important bases in marketing strategy. The marketing mix is generally established as the use and requirement of the 4P’s which is describing the strategic position of a product in the marketplace. One version of the beginning of the marketing mix starts in 1948 when James Culliton said that a marketing decision should be a result of something related to a methods and he de
A software development process describes an approach to building, deploying and maintaining software. There are several models of this process, which describe approaches to the elements of division in the process of software development. Huge amount of organizations, which develop the software, use the different methodologies of producing. The process of searching of the repetitive and expectable processes, which increase the productiveness and quality of the products, have been lasting during
Cadbury Schweppes Plc is the world's largest food manufacturing and sales company, one of the earliest established in 1783, it more than 220 years ago. Products covered cakes, candy, chocolate, wine; soft drinks and so on, the supply of wholesale and retail customers throughout 200 countries and worldwide. Large number of its brands, including Seven-Up (7 UP), Schweppes, Canada Dry, A & W, Snapple, Hawaiian Punch, Cadbury, Bassett, etc. Cadbury Schweppes Plc for its huge diversity of product mar
Target Ad: Long Live Happy The very first ad I came across immediately caught my eye. It had four different products (which were all different brands): Zyrtec Allergy medicine, Neutrogena Sunblock, Centrum Multivitamins, and Penn Tennis Balls. Below is a short paragraph below that says; ?Long live the things that make our lives more full of life. And a place where you can find them. We have aisles of choices to help your family feel good and be well. From food that?s better for you to health and
In the past century dreadful diseases like diphtheria, leprosy and typhoid were halted; sterile women have been given children; numerous devices have been developed to let handicapped people participate in society. Many of the things we prayed for during ages have been achieved by means of expensive scientific research. What is hard to understand however is that humans spent even more scientific efforts and even more finances to destroy all those benefits. For each disease we have overcome, we h
Muhammad Ali The career of Cassius Clay began at the age of twelve. After his brand new bike had been stolen at the Louisville Home Show. Cassius clay, better know as Muhammad Ali, had a difficult childhood dealing with segregation laws, but grew up to become a famous boxer. Muhammad Ali was born on January 17, 1942 Louisville, Kentucky, and was raised in a clapboard house at 3302 Grand Avenue in middle-class Louisville, Kentucky. His mother Odessa Clay was quiet and religious, she was her son?
Assuming you haven't been living in a cave or under a rock for the last few decades, you are probably aware that an amazing computer revolution has rapidly changed the way much of the world works. Computer engineering is a very great job for the 21st century Developments in radio, television, radar, transistors, computers, and robotics have fundamentally altered human life. The field of Computer Engineering is at the epicenter of this development. It encompasses a wide range of topics including
C O N T E N T S Contents 2 The Business Environment 3-6 Workplace Organisation 7-21 Human Resources 22-30 Communication 31-34 ICT in the Business Environment 35-37 Databases 38-47 BaCS Glossary 48-56 Bacs Exam Tips 57-58 Composing Letters 59 Letter Layout Sample 60 The Business Environment A business is any organisation that produces or supplies goods or services. Businesses have many different aims and objectives. An aim is a long term goal of the business, and one measure of the success of a b
Childhood obesity, particularly in the United States, has become a rising problem that is detrimental because its effects carry on into adulthood. Over the last thirty years, the prevalence of overweight children and adolescents in America has more than doubled. Children and adolescents are increasingly engaged in sedentary behavior, spending less time exercising outdoors and more time watching television and playing video games. Television viewing may contribute to childhood obesity both by red
Starbucks Corporation is a company that operates coffeehouses. The company also sells such items as bulk coffees and teas and bottled coffee drinks to grocery stores. Starbucks is based in the United States, but it has stores in dozens of countries. Starbucks is named after the coffee-drinking first mate in the novel Moby-Dick (1851) by the American author Herman Melville. The company was founded in 1971 in Seattle, where it still has its headquarters. In its early years, Starbucks roasted and g
A monopoly is when there is a single seller of a product in the form of goods or services for which there are no close substitutes. Government policy in regard to monopolies can have major effects not only on specific businesses and industries but also on the economy and society as a whole. The word monopoly is derived from the Greek, meaning ?one seller?. A monopolized market is characterized by barriers to entry, which are restrictions on the entry of new firms into an industry. Because of the
Globalization We have stepped into the age of globalization. Like anything new, globalization is double-sided. On the one hand, globalization is brewing new changes so fast in so many fields that many challenges and opportunities are presented to us. On the other hand, instead of spreading wealth around, globalization and its current macro-economic policies have brought Asian countries a strong negative impact, such as the financial crisis and unemployment. The Asian woman is the most direct vic
The Way of the Nerd: A Polemic I am a Gamer. Why does that sentence feel like an admission of guilt or the gunshot that leads to social suicide for so many people? Probably because very few people hesitate to tell me that gaming does nothing for me, that I?m wasting my time talking to strangers, making worthless money in an online world, becoming socially inept, and that I won?t be able to put my video game experience down on a job application. The truth is that gamers are subject to a harsh ste
As a business owner one should maintain accountability of their business?s finances and how they are spent. Rather accountability is maintained by one?s self or by someone else it is very important to maintain for the betterment of any business financial success. In this paper I will discuss the importance of data analysis skills when it comes to spend analysis, six sigma methodology and its usefulness in spend analysis, and in addition to accounting how marketing and human resource should be i
Nintendo Co. Ltd., founded as a playing card company in Kyoto, Japan in 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi, has been a prominent figure in the video industry since their first electronic console in 1974. Their initial release, the Magnavox Odyssey ?while not their own invention, Nintendo was able to secure the rights to it?was released in Japan in 1974. Their first in house produced console was the Color TV Games, through a joint venture with Mitsubishi Electric, released in 1977, which was a dedicated c
Porsche: Guarding the Old While Bringing in the New 1 The Porsche brand was created in 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche ? the man credited for making the original Volkswagen Beetle, Adolph Hitler?s people?s car and one of the most successful car designs of all time (Kotler & Armstrong, 2012). When Porsche began selling cars under their own name in the 1950?s, very few cars were sold but were appealing to more financially successful people. Because of this, the brand was considered more exclusive and no
BUSINESS PLAN For start-up of the Small Computer Retail Store Name of principles: Lawrence Hitch, CEO Brandon Koepek, Chief Accountant Company ?Coop-Store, Ltd? 3141 Euclid Avenue Boulder, Colorado 80309 Tel: 303-492-1411 2006 TABLE OF CONTENTS Statement of Purpose 3 Objectives 3 Mission 3 Key Success Factors 3 The Business 4 Description of the Business 4 The Market 5 Competition and Feasibility Study 5 Location of Business 6 Management 6 Personnel 6 Application and Expected Effect of Loan or I
In this age and time, sport can be defined as a social institution because it has the ability to transcend borders. No matter an individual?s socio-economic status, gender, age, sexuality or culture, sport has the ability to bring communities together. Sport as an industry has an influence over people that is greater than most other industries and this is where Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics come into play. These two concepts go hand-in-hand when dealing with the sport industry becau
After talking to an advisor named Mr. Martin in Bowles Hall I found that there are several career paths I can follow as a biologist, including these: Research: Research biologists study the natural world, using the latest scientific tools and techniques in both laboratory settings and the outdoors, to understand how living systems work. Many work in exotic locations around the world, and what they discover increases our understanding of biology and may be put to practical use to find solutions t
Online Gambling: Should it be Legal? Online gambling is an extremely addictive, so-called hobby. According to many researchers, there are many more negative effects than positive effects that result from online gambling. The negative effects include: impeded career growth, loss of family, financial instability, and unsafe transactions. Since 2006, online gambling in the United States is illegal at a Federal level, but some states have adopted it as legal in the state legislature. As stated in Gr
JaVaris Herndon Lundgren ENC 1102 4 October 2011 Hooked on Hope Who would have thought a simple image would become so influential? The Obama ?Hope? advertisement was mass produced, spread across America, and eventually the rest of the world. Graphic artist, Shepard Fairey, was the mind behind the simple yet brilliant work of art. Fairey has excelled for nearly two decades in the world of street art, which has gained him major underground success. His first major claim to fame was his artwork of
Discuss the real impact of peer to peer file sharing on the music industry Introduction At present there?s a lot of discussion about the real affect of peer to peer file sharing on the music industry, many say it?s the downfall of the music industry, others say its evolving into another business model or format and all that?s happening is simply the redistribution of market shares and assets from one side of the music industry (namely the ?Big Industry labels?) to the new emerging industry secto
Case Study : Porsche Guarding the Old While Bringing in the New Porsche (pronounced Porsh-uh) is a unique company. It has always been a niche brand that makes cars for a small and distinctive segment of automobile buyers. In 2009, Porsche sold only 27,717 cars in the five models it sells in the United States. Honda sold about 10 times that many Accords alone. But Porsche owners are as rare as their vehicles. For that reason, top managers at Porsche spend a great deal of time thinking about custo
1. Government role in RR building- Congress was impressed by arguments supporting military and postal needs and began to advance liberal money loans to two favored cross- continent companies in 1862 and added enormous donations of land and tracks. Within the routes the RR?s were allowed to choose alternate mile- square sections in checkerboard fashion 2. Significance of Transcontinental RR- A magnificent engineering feat- most impressive peacetime undertakings. Welded West Coast firmly to the Un
The Science behind Diet Soda Diet soda is a multi-million dollar industry, and sales are only going to increase, according to Renee M. Covino, who holds a BA in Marketing and Journalism from Lehigh During 2003-08, Mintel [a leading research company] estimates the regular soda segment lost 15.6 million consumers age 18 and over, and the diet soda segment only added half as many, or 7.8 million adult consumers (qtd. in Covino). The diet soda industry added 7.8 million adult consumers, that?s a lot
Area 1: Darrell Lea Chocolate Shops is an Australian business that makes and sells chocolate, liquorice and other confectionery, such as their famous Rocklea Road. Darrell Lea offers several confectionery product lines ranging from box chocolates, to fresh licorice, to sugar-free products and fundraising bars. The main aim of Darrell Lea is to sell its products at a profit. During peak times, Darrell Lea employed up to 1,200 people. The innovation used by Darrell lea was to introduce new produc
Bright Future for 'NOW' Hong Kong TV and Society Final Paper Louise Pau Write an essay exploring the relationship between Hong Kong television and society. You can write on TV industry, TV history, TV censorship, etc. you can also develop the weekly themes in our course. In the light of rapidly evolving media industry and entertainment consumption patterns of Hong Kong people, how is NOW Broadband TV revolutionizing home entertainment? Bright Future for NOW Television as a form of mass media, ha
Case Disney Case # 4 Analysis 1. Background: Walt Disney Co. founded by Walter Elias Disney and his brother Roy Disney in 1923, is one of the world’s biggest transnational companies whose main objective is entertainment and mass media. At the beginning, the cartoons created by Walt Disney were not aimed at the young audience and the characters portrayed rebelliousness and people’s non-conventional features or at least different to the time’s standards. After the World War II, the animation proce