Heart Of Darkness - 1,961 words
... the terms 'enemy' and 'criminals' to the natives. In actuality, they are simply "bewildered and helpless victims...and moribund shadows"(Berthoud. 46). Clearly, the injustice done by the simple misnaming of someone is unbelievable. After witnessing all of these names which bare no true meaning, as well as possibly degrade a person's character, Marlow understands that he can not continue in his former ways of mindlessly giving random names to something in fear of diminishing the essence of the recipient. As a result, Marlow finds himself unable to label something for what it is. While under attack, Marlow reefers to the arrows being shot in his direction as "sticks, little sticks", and a ...
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Scarlet Letter - 1,313 words
Throughout the novel, The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hesters experiences in and out of the Puritan society and the weight of the scarlet letter change her in many ways, including her level of confidence, her appearance and her outlook on the Puritan people, and the way she feels about the letter A. Due to the sin committed by Hester she became the outcast of the Puritan community. She was forced to begin a new life on her own with no support from anyone. The sudden vicissitudes in her life cause a great transformation in Hester. In the beginning of the novel Hester shows a tremendous amount of confidence, which she is not afraid to show, but eventually she hides this boldness an ...
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Peoples Bank And Porters Five Forces - 2,496 words
Peoples Bank is a multi-service financial institution that has grown to have assets reach nearly $12 billion. When it started in 1842, it opened as a general savings bank aimed at the blue-collar worker who wanted to save his/her money. Now Peoples offers many services such as mortgage loans, credit cards, checking accounts, and investment advisory and brokerage services. Peoples also offers many different ways in which to do your banking whether it be at the local branch, the supermarket branch, online with PC banking, or over the phone. Currently, Peoples primary market is Fairfield County. However, statewide it is the number one mortgage lender and it does business with about 25% of the h ...
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Peoples Bank And Porters Five Forces - 2,616 words
... annuities, and asset management accounts. Founded in 1983, and based in Bridgeport, People's Securities offers Internet trading and interactive video technology, through which customers can make long-range investment plans for retirement and a child's college education. The biggest commodity for banks and other financial institutions has to be the Internet. Companies have to learn to take full advantage of what the Internet can offer, which is a wide spectrum of ideas. The Internet, in its ever-evolving state, has become a serious method of business communication and data transfer. As such, banks are beginning to use the Internet as a new vehicle for doing business. The Internet allows ...
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Microsoft - 1,505 words
Microsoft Corporation, leading American computer software company. Microsoft develops and sells a wide variety of computer software products in more than fifty countries. Microsoft's Windows operating systems for personal computers are the most widely use operating systems in the world. Microsoft had revenues of $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ending June 1998, and employs more than 27,000 people in 60 countries. Microsoft has it's headquaters in Redmond Washington. Microsoft's other well known products include, Word, a word processor; Excel, a spreadsheet program; Access, a database program; and PowerPoint, a program used for making business presentations. These products are sold separate ...
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Survival Tips For Small Businesses - 1,447 words
You may be in Mail Order, Direct Mail, or you may be a local merchant with 150 employees; whichever, however or whatever... you've got to know how to keep your business alive during economic recessions. Anytime the cash flow in a business, large or small, starts to tighten up, the money management of that business has to be run as a "tight ship." Some of the things you can and should do include protecting yourself from expenditures made on sudden impulse. We've all bought merchandise or services we really didn't need simply because we were in the mood, or perhaps in response to the flamboyancy of the advertising or the persuasiveness of the salesperson. Then we sort of "wake up" a couple of ...
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Brief Review Of Platinums Medical Products And The Additional Funding Required - 1,680 words
Brief Review of PlatiNUMs Medical Products and the Additional Funding Required Andrew S. McAlister, CEO, Co-Founder Jason J. Smith, Senior Vice President, Co-Founder TO: Mr. Greg Krel, Chief Investment Officer FROM: Andrew S. , Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder Jason J. , Senior Vice President, Co-Founder SUBJECT: Report on purpose of additional funding required for future development of PlatiNUM Medical, Inc. This is the report on the latest cardiovascular medical device that you requested on This report discusses in explicit detail how we came to develop such an effective device. The research and study methods, which were used, will be introduced. We met with Doctors and patients in orde ...
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Business And Applied Statistics Research - 1,955 words
... lways available.(Gates, McDaniel; 1999) In our situation this is not the case. In addition, stratification can be time consuming because of the time required to obtain the necessary information. Again this doesnt affect our research because the segmenting information is internal and readily available. Once the means of sampling has been established you can determine the size of the sample by working with management and the designated objectives. (See Appendix Ba for equation and calculation) What this example data is telling us is with a sample size of 89 we can be 95% confident that the true mean of the quality ratings will be within 5% of the true population mean. The standard deviatio ...
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Employee Retention - 1,099 words
... ouraged and appreciated. Emphasizing knowledge sharing and employee feedback is very important when looking to retain skilled workers. An open door policy encourages employees at all levels to ask questions, contribute ideas, and resolve issues. A sharing atmosphere gives everyone a voice in creating the type of corporate culture they would like to work in. A company that values interpersonal relationships encourages managers to meet with their employees. Meeting over lunch to answer questions and share information helps create a tighter bond between employee and employer. The loosening of bonds between employer and employee is one of the reasons for high employee turnover. One-on-one me ...
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Shrinking Buying Power Of The Middle Class - 1,654 words
The Shrinking Buying Power of the Middle Class According to the Merriam-Websters Online Dictionary, the middle class is a class occupying a position between the upper class and the lower class; especially: a fluid heterogeneous socioeconomic grouping composed principally of business and professional people, bureaucrats, and some farmers and skilled workers sharing common social characteristics and values (Merriam-Webster). In the United States, their family incomes would generally range from $25,000 to about $99,999 and the median is about $45,000 per year (Census). Nowadays, the middle class workers are less likely to work in manufacturing companies, although there were many of them in fact ...
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Business Analysis Of A Limited Company - 2,189 words
... ion of legacy systems throughout the company; 2) installation of new software packages to replace legacy systems; 3) assessment of Year 2000 readiness at key vendors and suppliers; and 4) evaluating facilities and distribution equipment with embedded computer technology. Total expenditures that were incurred through 1998 related to remediation, testing, conversion, replacement, and upgrading system applications were $70 million. Total remaining expenditures are expected to range from $15 to $20 million through the year 2000. At the present time, The Limited, Inc. is not aware of any Year 2000 issues that are expected to affect materially its products, services, competitive position, or f ...
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Networking - 1,174 words
Design and Installation of Internal Network for the Air Force Base Computer Training Center The Air Force Base Network Standardization and Evaluation Section is responsible for the training, licensing, and certifying of network professionals through the use of in-residence courses, computer based training (CBT), and formal task evaluations. There are 18 Network Control Center (NCC) personnel assigned to manage the backbone of the base network and over 40 system administrators and workgroup managers who manage their respective units on base. They all require training and certification by October 2000 to be authorized to perform maintenance and operations on the Air Force network. Our immediat ...
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Electronic Commerce - 1,346 words
Introduction2 History of E-commerce..4 Economic Impact5 Advantages of E-commerce5 Disadvantages of E-commerce...7 The Future of E-commerce.9 Summary...11 References.12 Electronic commerce, or e-commerce has developed very rapidly in the last few years and has left some people wondering what it is all about. "Most people think e-commerce is just about buying and selling things over the Internet" (Wareham, 2000). E-commerce is a broad term describing the electronic exchange of business data between two or more organizations' computers. Some examples might be the electronic filing of your income tax return, on-line services like Prodigy, on-line banking and on-line billing for services or produ ...
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Colonists And Americans - 691 words
From the end of the French and Indian War, there was a sense of unity brewing among the colonies. The colonies had to unite in order to overcome a common foe as expressed in the Albany Plan of Union that called a combined effort of defense throughout the colonies. However, even after the French and Indian War the colonies united once again to face an opponent that could not physically be shot down (A). The tremendous hole that was left in the pocketbooks of Britains be treasury because of the French and Indian wars as well as previous wars caused a change in the economic policy for the colonies in the form of taxing and the enforcement of pre-existing laws. The collective taxing once again p ...
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Case About Yahoo - 1,567 words
1. Success as a Web Search Engine a. Why was Yahoo! such an early success on the Web? Yahoo was an early success due to a combination of factors such as timing, hard work, and a good understanding of Web surfers tastes and needs.. In early 1995, Net mania was just flowering. It was a great time to be a young entrepreneur with an Internet idea. Dave Faldo and Jerry Yang saw a consumer need for classifying and differentiating web sights. Resting the urge to automate this process, Yahoos founders instead chose to manually perform this search, reviewing and classifying roughly 1000 sights a day. This approach combined with their decision to offer a free service lead to early success. b. Why was ...
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He Perfect Storm - 629 words
Heroism in The Perfect Storm The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger was an account of an immense storm and its destructive path through the North Atlantic. In late October of 1991, many a crew of several different fishing ships left their port for their final haul. Little did they know that they would soon cross paths with one of the greatest storms ever recorded. This particular storm would create huge swells, high winds, and hard rain. The system was said to be a perfect storm because all of the elements were just right to create the worst imaginable storm ever seen, a hundred-year event, (191) claimed some meteorologists. Such a storm left little room for rescue if ones boat got into trou ...
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The Long Walk - 1,564 words
Walking, there appears to be no end in sight, stranded on a country road for all eternity. It is almost dark; so far, away from all that is familiar. The trees are groaning against the wind's fury: when did the wind start blowing? Have I been walking for so long that time hysterically slipped away! The leaves are rustling about swirling through the air like discarded post-it notes: smashing, slapping against the trees and blacktop, "splat-snap." Where did the sun go? It gave the impression only an instant ago, or had it been longer; that it was going to be a still and peaceful day; has panic from hunger and walking so long finally caught up. Waking up this morning, had I been warned of the i ...
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What Makes Children Turn To Violence - 604 words
What Makes Children Turn to Violence? School violence is a tremendous problem facing todays youth. There are many factors that can contribute to violent actions in schools. Some are child abuse, violence in the home, poverty, easy access to guns, violence in television, and drug and alcohol abuse. The major cause of violence is none of the above, but harassment from others. Many people feel as if they need to result to violence as a result of these negative influences they have received from others as they were growing up. Some people claim that it is the parents responsibility to make sure that their children are disciplined, but that is not always the case. Those troubled children feel as ...
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The Future Of The Economy In The Year 2000 - 1,645 words
The economy has performed exceptionally well for the past several years, combining rapid growth and very low unemployment with declining inflation. Not only has the expansion achieved record length, but it has done so with far stronger growth than expected, stated Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan in his remarks to the National Community Reinvestment Coalition annual conference in Washington (Business Week, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Economic Outlook, March 6,2000). Figures show that since 1996, the growth of GDP has averaged more than 4 percent, compared with an average of about 3 percent since 1973. Because of those four years of rapid growth, the unemployment rate has fallen to 4.1 ...
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Taxes - 500 words
Through out the years, people have always complained that they have to pay too many taxes. But in reality, the government needs those taxes. I agree with Oliver Wendall Holmes when he said Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society. It takes tax money to insure a safe and productive society. The taxes people pay are always used for the good of the public, most people dont know what all is paid for by taxes. Taxes pay for everything from education to the pavement of the highways. At the state level, taxes help pay for our highway system. These highways allow our society to function in a beneficial manner. If we didnt have efficient roadways, goods couldnt be delivered and our society woul ...
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