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A Diamond Personality
Dale A. Miller
September 4, 2010
A case study is a form of qualitative explanatory research that is used to look at individuals, a small group of participants, or a group as a whole. Research on case studies allows people to understand complex issues that can extend experience and add strength to previous research. Case studies articulate detailed analysis of a minimal number of events and their affairs. This paper will look at the case study entitled "A Diamond Personally". This paper will answer 4 questions in regards to the case study giving adequate feedback about the questions being asked.
WHAT FACTORS DO YOU THINK HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO RODRIGUEZ'S SUCCESS? WAS HE MERELY "IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME," OR ARE THERE CHARACTERISTICS ABOUT HIM THAT CONTRIBUTE TO HIS SUCCESS?
The factors that contributed to Rodriguez's success are his personal values like Rodriguez being an entrepreneur and an optimistic individual. Another factor would be that Rodriguez bettered himself by attending community college receiving his diamonds grading certificate shortly after graduation. Working at a local jewelry store, Rodriguez gained knowledge of diamonds and used that information to open his own business acting as a connection point between buyers and sellers over the internet.
Along with all the characteristics Rodriguez possesses, Rodriguez was also in the right place at the right time. A girlfriend of Rodriguez's roommate suggested that Rodriguez go to work at a local jewelry store. This is where Rodriguez's knowledge of diamonds started and since Rodriguez (according to individuals who know him) is ambitious and never gives up on anything, Rodriguez was able to follow his dream and work harder at achieving it.
HOW DO YOU BELIEVE RODRIGUEZ WOULD SCORE ON THE BIG FIVE DIMENSIONS OF PERSONALITY (EXTRAVERSION, AGREEABLENESS, CONSCIENTIOUSNESS,...
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