Arthur D Little Inc - 710 words
Does Process, Form, and Strategy make a business successful? ADL enjoyed a pre-emptive market share originating from the late 1800's, and became the leader of a growing management consulting practice during 60's and 70's. By the end of the 70's and early 80's they lost their dominant position as the market grew, and they continued to slide as the success of new companies tooled with contemporary technologies and skills, identifiable products, and a singular image gained market strength. ADL's pride was in the freshness of approach to each case, the "Eureka" kind of solutions, and no repetitive job undertaking. Work at ADL was problem oriented, technically based and highly customized. However ...
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Diversity In The Workplace - 1,141 words
Workplace Diversity: Fact or Fiction? Are todays corporate diversity programs truly effective? That question, posed by Robert J Grossman in an article carried by the Wall Street Journal Online on June 28, 2000, will be explored as part of the review of Mr. Grossmans article. The concept of diversity goes well beyond the historical employment equity legislation enacted in both federal and local jurisdictions. It calls for the recognition of the contributions that individuals can make as individuals, not just as members of legislatively designated groups. It calls for management of organizations to be totally inclusive, not just tolerating those who are different but celebrating those differen ...
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Utsourcing In Logistics Sector - 1,131 words
... set by and to achieve this a high level of communication and understanding between firm and service provider must be established. There's no magic solution, experts agree. But organisations can reduce outsourcing anxiety -- and boost their chances for success -- by carefully assessing their needs, finding outsourcers that match those needs and, above all, engaging those outsourcers in a functional, committed relationship. More and more, outsourcing deals are not being patterned after the traditional vendor/client relationship but are being forged as intensive, long-term and highly interdependent partnerships in which value and risk are shared. Another risk outsourcing is the impact of o ...
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Pakistan - 2,942 words
... ect to their approval, but even small price changes in consumer products are also dependent on their assessment. Either the mission is visiting the country and having meetings with various government departments, or the heads of these departments are rushing every week to Washington to plead for more time and/or money. This is reminiscent of countries like Brazil and Russia in the 80s and 90s when they were drowning in debt and faced mounting poverty. And did the IMF and World Banks policies help them recover? The answer is No. In fact they made the situation much worse. From 1980 to 1989 Brazil paid $148 billion in debt servicing on a loan of $ 64 Billion. Ten years later, havi ...
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Charter Schools - 1,326 words
Charter schools are nonsectarian public schools of choice that operate with freedom from many of the regulations that apply to traditional public schools. The "charter" establishing each such school is a performance contract detailing the school's mission, program, goals, students served, methods of assessment, and ways to measure success. The length of time for which charters are granted vary but most are granted for 3-5 years. At the end of the term, the body granting the charter may renew the school's contract. Charter schools are accountable to their sponsor (usually a state or local school board) to produce positive academic results and stick to the charter contract. The basic concept o ...
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Philosophy Of Education - 1,277 words
The term philosophy can be defined in many ways. I like to define philosophy to mean truth. When evaluating my philosophy of education, my views are clear and concise. Education should be provided to everyone, free of charge, and free of discriminations. Education today is provided to everyone publicly at no expense. Although free, it does not come without distractions. For instance, public schooling has turned into more of a daycare type setting for teachers and students. With emphasis based on violence, and rightfully so, I feel the learning environment has deteriorated to an extreme extent. Administrators focus more on dress codes and violence prevention, than they do on test scores and h ...
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Vouchers And Education - 1,451 words
... n student outcomes, it does not explain why growing expenditures for the nation over all has not produced similar results, or why expenditures in non-instructional staff have been growing for the past thirty years, expenditures which could represent growing bureaucracy costs. While Card and Kruger's research does not explain why increased school spending affected student outcomes, it does show that at times increased spending can affect student outcomes. The important distinction is while capital can affect productivity, it may not always do so. Not all capital is equal. A farmer with a hammer in hand benefits from the utility of a tool; however, a farmer with a spade in hand benefits ev ...
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Freedom Of The Press Conflicts - 2,673 words
... , and anecdotes. Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism said that, "In 12 hours of coverage, there were only about 10 minutes' worth of actual facts." Stephen Lacy, acting director of Michigan State University's School of Journalism in East Lansing said through the coverage of the Kennedy tragedy, he saw, "a bigger disconnect between the press and the public. It was a bit of overkill, especially on television." He went on to say that "The media have not quite realized that overplaying does not help their credibility, but continues to show examples of the news industry exploiting a tragedy in a push to stem a 20-year slide in ratings, readers, and credibility ...
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Communist Manifesto All That Is Solid Melts Into Air - 1,386 words
In the Gospel of St. Matthew, chapter 27 A-B, the people are given the traditional release of one prisoner. They have a choice, the just man Jesus Christ and the notable prisoner Barabbas. When asked which prisoner should be released the people responded, Barabbas. (convinced by the chief priests and elders.) Pontius Pilate asks what punishment he should be given. They all responded: Let him be crucified. Disturbed by the obvious injustice, Pilate feebly asks, What evil hath he done? The people rise in blind, tumultuous cries, Let him be crucified! Again, Pilate appeals to them by washing his hands before the people and saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person. The impassioned ...
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Executive Orders - 4,870 words
... and related marine resources and species of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands in their natural character; (b) The Reserve shall be managed using available science and applying a precautionary approach with resource protection favored when there is a lack of information regarding any given activity, to the extent not contrary to law; (c) Culturally significant, noncommercial subsistence, cultural, and religious uses by Native Hawaiians should be allowed within the Reserve, consistent with applicable law and the long-term conservation and protection of Reserve resources; (d) The Reserve shall be managed using, when appropriate, geographical zoning and innovative management techniques to en ...
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The European Union - 1,492 words
The EU: A balance of sovereignty and centralization The European Union faces a number of problems that are inherent in the forming of a union out of disparate member states. One such problem is the integration of the various states without causing a loss in the individual vigor of each member state that is involved. There is also the problem of creating an effective European government whilst avoiding over centralization and the progression to a Federation of European states. In a sense, the progression to a EUnited States of Europe. The notion of this sort of union is one that sits on the edge of any discussions of the European Union and its further integration. The temptation to move in th ...
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The Accidental System - 948 words
Healthcare is an expensive and limited resource in the United States of America. Healthcare currently accounts for one-seventh of the economy, approximately 1.3 trillion dollars a year. The government spends about half, 75 million dollars, on programs like Medicare and Medicaid to support the poor and elderly populations. While insurance companies, out-of-pocket expenses, and charities account for the other half of health costs (Markus Nov. 27). Still, there are 43 million people without health insurance, 10 million of which are children. Children and adults in non-western countries enjoy a national health program where everyone is covered by the government. However the quality of healthcare ...
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A Reaction To Uncle Toms Cabin - 1,348 words
A Reaction to Harriet Beecher Stowes Uncle Toms Cabin So this is the little lady who made this big war. Abraham Lincolns legendary comment upon meeting Harriet Beecher Stowe demonstrates the significant place her novel, Uncle Toms Cabin, holds in American history. Published in book form in 1852, the novel quickly became a national bestseller and stirred up strong emotions in both the North and South. The context in which Uncle Toms Cabin was written, therefore, is just as significant as the actual content. Among other things, Stowes publication of her novel was stimulated by the increasing tensions among the nations citizens and by her fervent belief that slavery was brutally immoral. While ...
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World Strruggle Comes To Division - 2,284 words
... ch territory, including Alsace-Lorraine 9) Readjustment of Italian frontiers along clearly recognizable lines of nationality 10) Autonomy for the peoples of Austria-Hungary 11) Evacuation and restoration of territory to Serbia, Montenegro, and Romania, granting of seaports to Serbia, and readjustment and international guarantee of the national ambitions of the Balkan nations 12) Self-determination for non-Turkish peoples under Turkish control and internationalization of the Dardanelles 13) An independent Poland, with access to the sea 14) Creation of a general association of nations under specific covenants to give mutual guarantees of political independence and territorial integrity. Th ...
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Nigeria - 840 words
The most populous country in Africa, Nigeria accounts for one quarter of Sub-Saharan Africa's people. Although fewer than 25 percent of Nigerians are urban dwellers, at least 24 cities have populations of more than 100,000. The dominant ethnic group in the northern two-thirds of the country is the Hausa-Fulani, most of whom are Muslims. Other major ethnic groups of the north are the Nupe, Tiv, and Kanuri. The Yoruba people Christian and half Muslim. The predominately Catholic Igbos are the largest ethnic group in the southeast, with the Efik, Ibibio, and Ijaw comprising a substantial segment of the population in that area as well. There are between 250 to 400 other recognized ethnic groups; ...
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Gettysburg - 989 words
Gettysburg is the most significant battle in the history of the United States of America. The fate of the nation would be determined in the Civil War. The outcome of the Civil War rested on a battlefield in southern Pennsylvania. The battle of Gettysburg reached its climax on the third day, when the men of General George Pickett charged up Cemetery Ridge. Therefore the outcome of the battle, the war, and ultimately the direction the nation would take rested with the victor in this courageous assault. The men involved and the choices they made would be continually put under a microscope and evaluated over the course of history. The great significance of this battle and the implications that i ...
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Two Souls - 1,945 words
Henri Rousseau, the Dounier, as many people called him lived in a world of his own. It was a world filled with ghosts and goblins, eternal Sunday paintings, and simple worries. This world, I believe, I also share with Henri Rousseau. We are alike in many aspects of personality, talent, and friends. Not many people remind me of myself, but Rousseau is the only person to have done this. We are different in some aspects of our talents, because his lies in the arts while mine lie in sports. Our personalities are also alike in that we both exude a degree of innocence that many people like to test and take advantage of. Also, the way my career is developing and the way his did are along the same p ...
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Nyc Police Brutality - 1,509 words
... egedly stopped twice to beat Louima, who was handcuffed. One of the officers who provided information was transferred out of the 70th Precinct and reportedly provided with security in case of retaliation by fellow officers. After the incident, the commanding and executive officers of the 70th Precinct were reassigned, and another fourteen officers reportedly were placed on modified assignment or suspended. On August 18, 1997, U.S. Attorney Zachary W. Carter announced that the Justice Department would initiate a preliminary "pattern or practice" civil investigation of the police force. Two other officers were charged with beating Louima during the drive to the police precinct, and racial ...
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Excellence In Education - 1,413 words
The concept of excellence in education is one that, on the surface, seems to be unquestionable. After all, who would not accede that students within our schools should, in fact, excel? Certainly teachers, parents, and administrators can agree on excellence as an aim to shoot for. The interpretation of the term excellence is, however, less obvious. How do we regard excellence? Is it the college bound student with a broad liberal arts education? Is it the student who graduates high school trained in a specific trade? Many in the field of education cannot come to an agreement on how our schools can best achieve excellence for and from our students. One of the many authorities who have contribut ...
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Trends In Juvenile Delinquency - 1,774 words
During my presentation last week, I focused on the violent crimes that juveniles commit and how the percentages of offenses have changed over the last fifteen to twenty years. Some of my focus for this presentation dealt with violence within schools- the alarming rates of student on student violence, as well as student on faculty/staff violence. I also provided many arrest statistics for juveniles who committed violent crimes. Statistics that compared juvenile trends to adult trends and statistics comparing black and white children were also an aspect of the presentation. The final part of the project looked at what some states have done to combat juvenile violence and also how they are trea ...
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