...Why is there somuchdisagreementaboutwhatstrategy is?
Strategy is one of those business concepts that has developed hugely over the years, generally progressing in importance in a constant fashion. Therefore, the huge importance that rests upon this term cannot be defined by one single definition, but by the combination of several different definitions. Over the years, the perceived meaning of the words ‘strategy’ and ‘important’ have come closer to one another. The power of new ideas has snowballed, moving the ranking of ‘strategy’ and all its components up the ranking in the business world (Segal-Horn, 1998).
In the 1980s and few at least the next 15 years the first ideas of strategic management were built on rapidly. One thing that caused differences between authors at the time was the fact that upon the emergence of a new idea, this ide was then taken to be the new ‘best one’ - the idea and teaching that would revolutionize the area of strategic management. Previous teachings were virtually forgotten about and everyone rowed in supporting the new idea of the time.
Over time we can see how this area has developed for the better. No longer are past teachings thrown to the way side, but the ‘best bits’ are taken out of each theory and patched together, a testimonial of sorts to strategic management....
WhySoMuch Litter |
Litter has been an issue for a long time, per the free dictionary; litter is described as “a disorderly accumulation of products or carelessly discarded refuse. This is especially discouraging because one cannot walk down the street without seeing it, this puts a damper on the mood of the person and most likely with cut short the amount of time once spends outside. Litter has harmful effects on the community as well as the environment. Many different things have been tried trying to get a hand on the litter issue but it still seems to be a big concern. Many are frustrated because they are tax payers and they believe their taxes should help take care of this issue. It seems to be more of a problem in the inner city than in the suburban areas. In this paper I will discuss what the cause of this issue is, why the problem is more intense in the inner city, what have been done to help this issue and what can still be done to try to cut down on this problem. I will discuss the effects this has on the areas and the agencies that are in the front line to deal with this.
In the city of New Haven CT litter is a huge issue, more so in the inner city. There are a few guesses as to why this may be. One guess is that in the inner city there are less home owners than in the suburbs. It is fact that many...
... and continue to be, bench marks related to money. Poverty lines are used to measure absolute and relative poverty in terms of incomes and affordability. Such measurements are relatively easy to make and quantify. However, lack of money is more a symptom of poverty rather than its cause. In most cases the poor are not without some income. What they lack is the ability to accumulate assets, which is a key ingredient to the creation of wealth and breaking the cycle of poverty (6).
In addition to low earnings, the prime reason for the inability to increase funds and thus increase security of income is that profits or potential savings are often pocketed by moneylenders who charge lofty interest rates, by formal and informal regulatory and enforcement agents/organizations who demand bribes or extort protection money, and by middlemen or other stronger business partners who exploit the poor because they lack market information or the ability to use the market information to increase their own incomes. Another key that prevents the poor from raising capital is that they are often forced to purchase public goods and services at a much higher cost that are readily available to other groups in society at market or below market prices(6).
Some effects of poverty are not easily understood, and are therefore sometimes mistakenly considered the cause of poverty. For example, studies link poverty to crime. In many cases, most crime leads to...
...What is so special about the Orchidaceae?
According to Greek mythology, there once was a satyr named Orchis who was celebrating in the festival of the god of wine. Having had too much to drink, he attempted to rape a priestess and as a result was killed by angry villagers. Orchis’ father prayed to the gods to bring his son back but the gods, being not especially fond of rapists, only returned Orchis as flowers. Thus, according to the Ancient Greeks, was the origin of orchids. However, with modern genetics and the theory of evolution, we know that it is unlikely that members of the Orchidaceae family are the restoration of a satyr. However, this does not dampen the mystical fascination of humans with this family of flowering plants. Undeniably, the beauty of many members of Orchidaceae has mesmerized many and led to a huge floricultural industry in the trade of orchids and its hybrids. Vanilla, one of the most used flavourings, is derived from the seed capsules of orchids. Orchidaceae is a special family not only because of its cultural and commercial importance, but also due to its unique structure and diversity. Members of this family have also formed special relationships with other species of organisms that are non-human. Orchidaceae is a large and diverse family, making it perhaps one of the most special.
It is estimated that members of the Orchidaceae family make up one tenth to one sixteenth of all species...
...Why do College Students Drunk soMuch?
"Alcohol abuse on college campuses has reached a point where it is far more destructive than most people and today realize and today threatens too many of our youth." -Senator Joe Lieberman
Why do college students drink somuch? This timeless fad has effected this generation in high percentages since the beginning of college education. Today in America it is estimated that approximately 29% of college students are regular alcohol abusers. Another recent study by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism performed showed that college students suffered 1,400 deaths, 70,000 date rapes and assaults, and 500,000 injuries each year as a result of alcohol. (McDonald) Although binge drinking (5+ drinks in one sitting) is considered a normal part of the college experience many factors contribute to whether or not an individual is more prone to be an abuser.
There are five factors that connect students with alcohol abuse with include: gender, family alcohol abuse, family depression and mental illness, childhood hyperactivity, and deviant behavior before age 15. Deviant behavior, for example, consists of acts such as being expelled from school, fighting, committing vandalism, chronic lying, and stealing. Many people who were antisocial growing up begin drinking abusively earlier in adolescence.
A clinician test given to suspected...
...What is the Paradox of the Ravens and why is it important?
Science is a complicated yet extravagant division in the development of knowledge. Philosophers have tried to explain the complex scientific methods used to demonstrate the importance of how a scientific method requires immunity to criticism. A philosopher, who indeed, did question a method in order to gain a complete understanding, was Carl Gustav Hempel. Hempel challenged the theory of induction in which he recognized a problem with the definition and application of inductive logic. Inductive logic seemed to defy the apparent ability of knowledge without assumptions or the use of reasoning. This was the preliminary aspect of what we now call the Raven paradox.
The Raven Paradox is the most common title used in preference to ‘Hempel’s Paradox’ or the ‘Paradox of confirmation’. Hempel’s Raven Paradox was initially established to question the methods of induction. Through a carefully selected scientific procedure, Hempel aimed to highlight the concepts of how inductive reasoning was a source of violation towards intuition and common sense.
Firstly, what is induction? Induction is a form of reasoning in which a problem is analysed by developing facts and instances that result in a conclusion, which does not necessarily have to be true. The principle of induction allows for great generalizations that are easily supported and confirmed by evidence. Hempel...
What exactly is abortion and why is it so controversial?
An abortion is a procedure, either surgical or medical, to end a pregnancy by removing the fetus and placenta from the uterus. Abortion is one of the most divisive and controversial issues of our day. People generally have strong views about abortion. It is not a social issue of mere preference, but an issue about life and death. Abortion draws out the clashes between two divergent worldviews. The humanistic worldview says, "Man is the highest standard there is. You don't answer to anyone, so do whatever you want." The Christian worldview says, "We answer to God, and He has commanded us not to murder. We must always submit our desires and preferences to the authority of His word." Our culture has a definite agenda supporting any and all sexual expression. It's difficult to find a new movie, or a successful TV show, or a popular song that doesn't embrace this view of sex. When the director of a Crisis Pregnancy Center in Dallas offered a school district a presentation supporting abstinence till marriage, the district turned her down. Their own presentation featured birth control devices, and they couldn't let her talk about self-control one day if they were going to sell the kids on condoms the next. “39000 women who have had an abortion are members of NARAL. 245000 women who have had abortions are members of...
...Every year, I always receive a lot of gifts from my parents and friends on my birthday. But last year, I received a special gift from my best friend.
It was my birthday. I was presented many colourful and expensive gifts. But my best friend did not give me a gift like that. She gave me a small blue box and said that: “This is my special gift for you. I hope you will like it.” I was very curious aboutwhat was in the box. I opened it. It was a scarf! But it was not colourful, it was blue and white which were my favourite colours. It was not a normal scarf which was bought from the shop but it was made by my friend. She bought many balls of wool and learned how to knit. She tried her best to make a special gift for me. I knew that she had had much ado and time to finish kniting the scarf . Although it was not beautiful, I was happy and promise her treasure it. However, it was also the last gift from my best friend. Two months later, she had to move to another country with her family. I was very upset when I knew that.
When it is cold, this scarf is very useful for me. It is warmer than other scarfs because it is warm not only by keeping my normothermia but also by our friendship.
On my next birthdays, I know that I will receive many beautiful gifts but I always believe that this scarf is the best gift I ever received....