While still at school I was aware that a classmate was about to cheat on a national examination. Though I disapproved of him doing so I decided not to intervene either by discussing the matter with him or by informing anyone in authority either to prevent it happening or to correct it afterwards. Though my decision was purely out of concern for myself, retrospectively I can see that many circumstances pertaining to that particular situation led to the decision that I made on that occasion.
The Renaissance was a time, as the name suggests, of rebirth and renewal in Europe; a time that led society into a new modern age. Inventions shaped society and brought it closer to what people would recognize today; and philosophical and religious enlightenment moved civilizations out of the dark ages and towards a deeper understanding of humanity. This essay will analyze the importance of these two features of the Renaissance as a portal to the modern age.
An important aspect of any Roman urban center is its amphitheater. The general layout of any amphitheater has an oval, circular, or semicircular plan and tiered seating. The oval and circular designs surround a central performance area and are popularly used for combat or racing events. Amphitheaters with a semicircular plan have the audience on one side and are perfectly suited for theater or concert performances. Some of these semicircular amphitheaters can incorporate the natural landscape, such as a steep mountain, which can naturally amplify sound for a musical or theatrical performance.
The Merchants of Cool is a movie that features the life of youngsters from an economical, social, cultural, political, and environmental point of view. This paper will analyze the sociological part of the Merchants of Cool movie. This is because the film is all about day-to-day human sociology since it features the true essence of the largest population which is that o youths. This paper would then analyze the following sociological themes as based on the film, Merchants of Cool; culture, socialization, sex and gender, marriage and family, social groups and social structure and social interaction (Sine, 2008).
My preference of career entails practical nursing. Therefore, this field encompasses an issue of scrutiny in daily livelihood. Recently, there depicts increased advancements with relation to the practice in primeval times. A practitioner in the segment contents with dynamism world over. This owes clarification from the information that culture and conservativeness domineered medicine practice. Therefore, this essay seeks to illuminate issues justifying the career path and related effects.
1. What is your conscience? It is not only being aware but being aware that you are aware. It also includes a sense of the relationship between the mind and the world.
Could it be no more than the collection of prejudices that you were taught growing up?
It is also an awareness of the self as self-existing. Why do you trust your conscience? Descartes said it best, “I think therefore I am” everything else is a product of thought maybe even existence itself. That is where trust lays who better to trust than yourself?
Is it only because doing so “has brought you sustenance and honors” as Nietzsche suggests? No, it is because it is born of reason and it is from a purely philosophical perspective a construct of the mind and self.
‘People living alone ‘are more depressed’’ is an article from the BBC website on http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17475240. The article is a research that was done on the probability of people living alone being prone to depression. It was found out people living alone lacked a forum where they could share their feelings and thoughts. This therefore makes them accumulate a lot in their minds, which is likely to lead to depression. The research that was carried out revealed that people living alone bought more depressants compared to those who lived with others1. This story is significant not only to the United Kingdom community but also in United States and to the world at large. Work schedules, climatic conditions and sicknesses makes many people to live isolated lives. Technology is also another factor that has made people to loose touch with fellow beings as they can obtain almost everything by a simple touch of the button.
This report looks at mergers and acquisitions globally and considers why so many fail. Despite this scenario, management decision-makers still continue to look for opportunities. This study researches both successful and unsuccessful mergers and acquisitions in order to determine the reasons for both successes and failures. Perhaps, historically mergers have occurred between companies that are similar in size and also have similar interests , yet acquisitions tend to facilitate larger organizations and companies acquiring smaller businesses. It is now common for mergers and acquisitions to be enacted across borders, often providing solutions for corporates to extend their influence from national into international markets. However, despite the financial expertize available to ascertain the viability of such business transactions, many of these business ventures fail, or at best do not perform according to expectation; reflected in adversely affected share prices. This report seeks to understand the motivating factors behind the continuing drive by many boards of directors to pursue this type of business transaction, and how this trend of failures can be reversed.
The involvement of the financial markets in the modern economies and the oil market is such that upwards of 60% of the crude prices are not determined by the supply and demand forces on the markets. Instead, leading hedge funds and banks, through the international oil exchanges in London and New York control the spot prices through oil futures (Rich, Streitfeld, & Rampell, 2011). This has effectively crested more scope for speculation within the industry, which when coupled with the emergency of bond markets across the world, the scare of the exchanges markets losing an actual backing of the actual markets has arisen, with dire consequences on the predictability of oil prices. These have an ultimate effect in the economies of countries across the world. This paper seeks to assess the effects of the international oil prices on the US’ domestic economy as well as the economies of other nations across the world. The assessment includes an understanding of the role of speculation, oil exchanges, producing nations and other agents of the fuel prices, as well as the effects of their respective decisions on the consumer demand (Rich, Streitfeld, & Rampell, 2011).
Table of Content
1.0 Executive Summary 3
2.0 Introduction 4
3.0 Environmental Analysis and Audit 4
3.1 PESTEL Analysis 4
3.2 SWOT Analysis 5
3.3 Competition Analysis – Porter’s Five Forces 6
3.4 Product Offering 8
3.5 Product Life Cycle 9
5.0 Marketing Strategy 9
5.1 Mission 10
5.2 Marketing Objectives 10
5.3 Target Markets 10
5.4 Positioning 10
5.5 Segmentation 11
5.6 Ansoff Matrix 11
5.7 BCG Matrix 11
5.8 Distribution Strategy 13
5.9 Marketing Mix 13
6.0 Financial Analysis 15
7.0 Implementation Controls 16
8.0 Corporate Social Responsibility 16
9.0 Contingency Plan 17
10.0 Recommendations 17