Renaissance The Renaissance was a period of European history, considered by modern scholars as that between 1300 and 1600. Many dramatic changes happend during the Renaissance. The Renaissance was a period of new inventions and beliefs. The Renaissance was drastically different from the Middle Ages. During the Middle Ages the church held most of the power and it's economy was agriculturaly based. Exploration and learning was almost put to a stop. During the Renaissance society was transformed in
Pierre-Auguste Renoir 1841-1919 Why shouldn't art be pretty? There are enough unpleasant things in the world. 3rd Period May 5, 2004 Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a renowned artist of the late 1800s. He enjoyed his job as an artist, which was unusual at the time. Many of the artists from his time period merely saw art as a duty. Almost sixty years of actively painting gave Renoir six thousand paintings, each one of them unique and special. Renoir was born in Limoges, France, on February 25, 1841, d
BUSINESS PLAN Business Law April 20, 2004 1.0 Executive Summary Name and location: Modern Homemade, 2100 Main St., Philadelphia, PA 19101 “Modern Homemade”- a steak buffet, unlike a typical restaurant, will provide a unique combination of excellent food at value pricing with a fun and entertaining atmosphere. Modern Homemade is the answer to an increasing demand. The public (1) wants value for everything that it purchases, (2) is not willing to accept anything that does not meet its expectations
Chinese Economics In many ways the economics are more important. China's economic performance will largely dictate whether and, if so, when it becomes a superpower. And China is already exerting a much greater impact on the rest of the world economically than politically or militarily. Already the 10th trading power, China could become the world's biggest economy in 20 or 30 years, according to some estimates. Meanwhile, its vast and growing trade surplus with the United States is rapidly becomi
Consumer Spending Do you feel nervous waiting for the ATM to print out your account balance? Do you find yourself often gazing into an empty wallet, confused? You don't have to be a financial analyst to keep yourself from spending money like a dunce. I've come up with ten simple, everyday things you can do to put an end to living from paycheck to paycheck. 10- Resist eating out It's tempting to let someone else do the cooking for you, especially when you've just come home from a full day of work
Hopkins Case Facts: Ann Hopkins was an accomplished college professor, mathematical physicist, and systems management consultant working at Hollins College, IBM, NASA and the accounting firm of Touch Ross. In August of 1978 Hopkins began working for Price Waterhouse (PW), another national accounting firm as a manager in the Management Advisory Services. PW specialized in auditing, tax and management consulting with offices worldwide. The partnership ranks included 662 partners in the United Stat
Dell – New Horizons I Introduction and scope of work............................................................................................. 3 I.1 Introduction................................................................................................................... 3 I.2 Scope of Work.............................................................................................................. 3 II Marketing mix.......................................................................
Experience Marketing Case 1: When Virgin opened in New York a block away from one of Sony's CD stores, it offered CDs at a 12% discount. Hit in the bottom line, the Sony store decided to fight back by thinking laterally. It set up a multimedia booth which played not only whatever music people wanted to hear, but also suggests other choices. It was very interactive. So people ended up paying 12% more for the CDs just for the fun of the experience. Case 2: Johnson Johnson’s launched its pain relie
F.O.R. Fitness Business Plan Executive Summary: F.O.R. Fitness is a service to the client that projects individual attention and positive reinforcement in the comforts of the client’s home. We will begin operations in January of 2004. Our proposed business is a service providing personal training at the next level. This partnership will be owned and managed by Francis Namocatcat, Oksana Kovalenko, and Rob Yarrington. Each business owner will contribute an equal investment to the company and shar
F. W. Taylor Scientific Management Under Taylor's management system, factories are managed through scientific methods rather than by use of the empirical rule of thumb so widely prevalent in the days of the late nineteenth century when F. W. Taylor devised his system and published Scientific Management in 1911. The main elements of the Scientific Management are [1] : Time studies Functional or specialized supervision Standardization of tools and implements Standardization of work methods Separat
Freedom in the United States No other democratic society in the world permits personal freedoms to the degree of the United States of America. Within the last sixty years, American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have developed a set of legal doctrines that thoroughly protect all forms of the freedom of expression. When it comes to evaluating the degree to which we take advantage of the opportunity to express our opinions, some members of society may be guilty of violating the bounds of th
Globalization Globalization is trade, investment, people, and information traveling across international boarders. According to Berndt and Muse 2004, “globalization connects a number of countries and people with one another, which can promote greater stability, but also tends toward worldwide instability because of the problems of one country or corporation carry over to others” (p.352). The problems facing globalization are numerous. An example of a contradiction is shown in the official websi
NYFirst: Budget Reform Legislation When looking at the State of New York over the past 19 years, there is definitely one thing that is common over that period of time. That would have to be New York State’s late budget. For the 19th time, over the past same amount of years, New York State has had a budget that wasn’t on time. This has come to be a major problem over the years, and now the New York State Assembly Republicans’ have come up with supposed solution to the problem; This is the NYFirs
Intercultural communication and cross-cultural management When talking about “Intercultural communication and cross-cultural management”, we more or less have to accept that culture does exist, at least as an abstract concept or as an abstract unit”. As a unit one can analyze and try to understand a culture, which may have vague or undefined borderlines separating one culture from another. These borderlines – which might move from time to time and from situation to situation - can, however, be c
Is TQM fad or real management philosophy? When we define something is fad or real we show take what both short-term and long-term effects into account. And what is the target of this theory? TQM is total quality management, and the point at ‘total quality’. From consensus view of market or business the critical thing is customer satisfaction. Thus, what is satisfaction? From my point of view satisfaction is the object or product I bought which fulfill its utility and at the same time fulfill my
Motivation MOTIVATING EMPLOYEES I believe that every person is motivated about something; the challenge is to find out how to create a work environment that enables people to express that motivation at work. So how do you motivate employees? The answer to this question seems like is would be simple but it is actually quite complex. In order for employees to become and remain self-motivated, they need to have a reason. In fact, the word motivation means having a motive or reason. In my research I
Nike, Inc. Nike: The Beginnings The Nike Corporation originated from two sources, Bill Bowerman's quest for lighter, more durable racing shoes for his Oregon runners, and Phil Knight's search for a way to make a living without having to give up his love of athletics . Their ideas and actions within Nike have radically changed the way sports, business, and popular cultures interact. This influence is seen best through the history of Nike's formation in its beginning years. The concept that would
Richard Branson Principles of Management BCD1H07 “Select a successful entrepreneur, and outline his management styles and leadership characteristics. Consider how these have contributed to success, and how they may contribute to failure.” Richard Branson: “An entrepreneur is somebody who is willing to go where others are not. Who doesn't often listen to accountants. Who if somebody says [something is] impossible, is determined to prove them wrong”. Pick up any newspaper or magazine and there’s a
Schroders Schroders is a global asset management company with £95.5 (E138.95 / $161.70) billion under management as at 31st October 2003. Our clients include corporations, insurance companies, local and public authorities, charities, pension funds, high net worth individuals and retail investors. Our aim is to apply our specialist asset management skills in serving the needs of our clients worldwide and in delivering value to our shareholders. With one of the largest networks of offices of any d
ABBREVIATION IN ENGLISH An abbreviation is a shorter way to write a word or phrase. People use abbreviations for words that they write a lot. The English language often uses the apostrophe mark ' to show that a word is written in a shorter way, but some abbreviations do not use this mark. Some abbreviations use the period mark, especially the ones that come from the Latin language. Some examples of common English abbreviations are don't for do not , shouldn't for should not , etc. for et cetera
Animal Farm Animal Farm is the story of a group of barnyard animals that stage a revolution against their vicious owner to try and create their own perfect society. A farm for animals run by animals. The story takes place on Manor Farm in England. The book tells of their triumphs and struggles in trying to build their animal utopia. It is based loosely on the Russian Revolution, and gets many of its political ideology ideas from the rise of communism. It demonstrates that there is no such thing
Brave New World Literary Essay 1 Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is a futuristic story of a dystopian society that has rid itself of instability through science and politics, as well as the sacrifice of certain cultural values. Although the concept of this new world seems ideal, the author portrays it cynically. His ideas of progress, science and politics are reflected negatively in the novel as their employment in the society cause the sacrifice of such themes as religion, history, and freedom.
Social Criticism in Animal Farm and A Tale of Two Cities May 2, 2004 ENG4U1 ISU George Orwell- Animal Farm (1944) Charles Dickens- A Tale of Two Cities Many authors receive their inspiration for writing their literature from outside sources. The idea for a story could come from family, personal experiences, history, or even their own creativity. For authors that choose to write a book based on historical events, the inspiration might come from their particular viewpoint on the event that they wa
Freedom ENG 111 The Greek philosopher Epictetus wrote, “No man is free who is not master of himself.” I can relate to this quote because of personal experiences and through books I have read about the concept of freedom. Personally, I have been able to experience this wisdom first hand. Freedom is the opposite of being enslaved or held down against ones will, desires or actions. One must be free to live, think and act as one wants in order to be a “master of oneself.” One must be in control of o
Happiness: Platonic, Aristotelian and Beyond HON 101 11-21-03 The ancient Greek word eudaimonia (eudaimonia), translated most often into English as ‘happiness,’ derives from its roots ‘eu’ – approximated as ‘good’ – and ‘daimon’ – meaning spirit (M-W). The etymology of this term for “good spirit” reveals the inadequacy of ‘happiness’ as its translation. The fleeting, immediate emotion usually called ‘happy’ in English differs from the more lasting personality, disposition and condition implied b
Fahrenheit 451 “We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the constitution says, but everyone made equal . . . A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon. Breach man’s mind.”-Fahrenheit 451 In the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, he introduces us as the reader into a dark futuristic world where books, individual ideas, and even walking alone or with someone at night is outlawed, by the government. This is a world where society thriv
Good vs Evil EH 208 Final Exam Classics of World Literature Spring 2003 9) Choose at least five writers whose major theme is concerned with Good versus Evil. Explain how, what, and why this theme is important in their works. Writers who had the theme Good versus Evil include the Old and New Testaments, St. Augustine, Dante, and ancient writings from Egypt. The Good Vs. Evil theme is very important in these works because it displays their value systems and their sense of morality. The underlying
The Divine Comedy Halfway through his life, the poet Dante finds himself wandering alone in a dark forest, having lost his way on the true path . He says that he does not remember how he lost his way, but he has wandered into a fearful place, a dark and tangled valley.. The sun shines down from a hilltop, and Dante attempts to climb toward the light. As he climbs, however, he encounters three angry beasts in succession—a leopard, a lion, and a she-wolf—which force him to turn back … The opening
James Joyce “It has been said that more writers and artists have been influenced by James Joyce than any other author of the twentieth century; and he is mentioned in more works than any other writer except Shakespeare.” According to this quote from Allen B. Ruch, James Joyce is the second-most influential writer in the history of English literature. Upon deeper inspection of the validity of this comment, it seems that Joyce has, in fact, had a vast impact on numerous writers, works, and on Engl
Racism Beginning in the mid-1970's, Ku Klux Klan groups began to apply a more respectable image. Some accepted women as members and set up youth groups. The KKK especially appealed to whites who resented both special programs designed to help blacks and job competition from blacks and recent immigrants. Approximately 15 separate organizations existed, including the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the United Klans of America, and the National Klan. By 1980, Klan membership rose to about 10,000 membe
Li Po Tu Fu The poems “Sitting alone by Ching-t’ing Mountain and “spending the night in a tower by the river” have similarities and have been compared regularly in studies of Li Po and Tu Fu. Both these poems display intense feelings of the moment, although the emotions differ extremely. Both writers use specific adjectives to capture a specific mood. Li Po paints a picture of a serene, peaceful utopia, where everything is happy and satisfied. He uses words such as solitary, calmly, and alone. H
Lord of the Flies In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, a character that changes is Ralph. Ralph is the protagonist of the story and is portrayed as the typical human who does good but isn’t so out-of-touch that he could not relate to normal human temptations and weaknesses. However, Ralph’s rationality weakens do to adverse circumstances that unfold through out the novel. Ralph seems to preside over the other boys by a natural sense of authority. Upon their arrival on the island, h
Marshall McLuhan Com Arts 160 September 9, 2004 Marshall McLuhan was known as a visionary educator of mass media. Born on July 21, 1911 in Edmonton, Alberta, Marshall had the remarkable capability to memorize and recite poetry, monologs and speeches. He acquired such a talent from his mother, an elocutionist who was known for her theatrical performances in theater and local churches. At first Marshall wanted to become and engineer, though his mind quickly changed after he began attending the Uni
Emerson April 1, 2004 English III Ralph Waldo Emerson was a leader of Transcendentalism which was a literary and philosophical movement that began in the United States in 1836. Transcendentalists did not agree with the strict ritualism of established religious institutions. They supported individualism. They believed that they could understand themselves better if they study nature and their surroundings. Transcendentalists also believed in an Over-Soul where all forms of being are united spirit
The New Testament Generally, the New Testament refers to a collection of Christian writings that were written in the first and second centuries of the Common Era and given religious approval in the fourth century. The New Testament is the focal point of the Christian Bible, containing both the Old Testament and the New, and is the foundation for the largest world religion today. The passages discussed describe Jesus speaking to an audience of the multitudes or just perhaps his disciples. The und
The Symbols of Poe Engl 102 May 24, 2004 What makes literary works considered great? And furthermore, what makes them withstand the tests of time? The answer can be found in the work’s power to evoke ideas and emotions from deep within the reader. Edgar Allen Poe produced many works of morbid and intense melancholy. But, his meticulous application of poetic symbolism as well as his scholarly diction in “The Raven” conjure up images far more compelling than mere grief or despair, and it therefore
Poetry Portfolio CHAPTERS, (Achievements) In 1793, Wordsworth published his first two books of verse, An Evening Walk and Descriptive Sketches. Each was a longish poem in heroic couplets, the dominant English verse form of the eighteenth century. Essentially backward-looking in style and sensibility, they were false starts for a radical thinker who would soon also be the most revolutionary poet of the time. He met Samuel Taylor Coleridge, a twenty-two-year-old fellow poet and radical, who alread
Evaluation of Irma N. Guadarrama’s Article – Realizing Democratic Ideals . . . 1 English 101 21 Nov. 2002 Bilingual education has been a controversial issue for over 25 years since the government became involved in 1968. That year President Lyndon Johnson signed Title IIV of the ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) which encouraged schools to establish bilingual education programs. The main debate has been in the political arena between liberals and conservatives and usually stems from
JOSQUIN DESPREZ 1440 - 1521 Desprez was considered one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music. Josquin Desprez was born in 1440. Desprez was born in an area ruled by a duke. It was named the Duchy of Burgundy in modern day Belgium. He lived mainly in Italy. Desprez died in 1521. Josquin Desprez did a lot of music work. He was involved with church work. Josquin was very religious. Desprez was employed in Milan. He was also a singer at the Papal Chapel in Rome. He was a music te
Semiotics: Language and Culture Linguistic and Cultural Semiotics is a branch of communication theory that investigates sign systems and the modes of representation that humans use to convey feelings, thoughts, ideas, and ideologies. Semiotic analysis is rarely considered a field of study in its own right, but is used in a broad range of disciplines, including art, literature, anthropology, sociology, and the mass media. Semiotic analysis looks for the cultural and psychological patterns that un
Wallace Stevens and T.S. Eliot Both of the poets, Wallace Stevens and T.S. Eliot wrote their works in the difficult, post war years. The whole society was in a shock from the experience it gained in the war. The world has become a complete chaos. To the generation that wasted their best years of youth in the passed war, it was a shock to discover the instability of the world, of the country, of the nation they have fought for. They fought in the war because of their belief that they were doing t
Niccolo Machiavelli Machiavelli Niccolo Machiavelli may be the most famous and controversial political writer and theorist of all time. He was a student of politics and an acute observer of historical events. Machiavelli has a place in history mainly for his writing The Prince. This book on how to obtain and keep political power consists of 26 chapters. I found The Prince to be as enjoyable as St. Augustine’s writings. These two pieces are by far my favorite. I have been able to relate to both t
The Purpose Of A Government February/2004 Hist. 2 sects 6,7,8 Government is something that every society needs. In order for people to coexist, there must be a sense of order and protection. However, government is never perfect. Throughout history, men like Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels tried to shape an utopian society and they had their own views on the purpose of the government. These men believed that society was based on two social systems, the Proletarian and the Bourgeoisie and that the
The Stranger In The Stranger, Albert Camus portrays Meursault, the book’s narrator and main character, as aloof, detached, and unemotional. He does not think about events or their consequences, nor does he express much feeling in relationships or during emotional times. He displays impassiveness throughout the book in his reactions to the people and events described in the book. After his mother’s death, he sheds no tears; seems to show no emotions. He displays limited feelings for his girlfrien
W.B.Yeats:’The Tower’ – Analysis Yeats seminar paper There have been numerous critical approaches to Yeats’s poetry, influenced by his political, aesthetical, and personal views. Scholars have thoroughly examined the context and philosophy of his work, and often left the text, the body of poetry untouched (Cullingford pp 9). Nevertheless, a reader faced with a task of analysis, feels the urge of finding out about Yeats’s particular images and symbols, in order to be able to grasp the intention a
The SisterHood of the Traveling Pants Autumn 1. SisterHood of the Traveling Pants Ann Brashares Delacorte press New York, NY Copyright 2001 o Ann Brashares grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland with her three brothers and attended a Quaker school in the DC area called Sidwell Friends. She studied Philosophy at Barnard College, part of Columbia University in New York City. Expecting to continue studying philosophy in graduate school, Ann took a year off after college to work as an editor, hoping to sa
Willy Loman in a Nutshell Willy Loman is a man of no character, a fragile being who creates his own dysfunction in life with false self perceptions and ideology on success. His self image is manufactured from his version of the truth. He cannot tell the truth. He cannot keep up with the lies, even to himself. He is losing everything that he has lied for his entire life. Willy’s whole world is based on not quite the truth. He lies about his career to his family all of their lives. His longest sel
1960’s FRQ After World War II, many beliefs and ideals were called into question in the United States. In particular, the span of years between 1954 and 1974 were years of doubt and turmoil. The conditions were ripe for a revolution. Socially, a counterculture was developed in opposition to a conformist mentality. Judicially, the Civil Rights Movement brought about changes in outdated laws that promoted racism and violence. Politically, however, things largely remained sung to the tune of conta
A Walk Through Chinese Dynasties History 105 Research Paper Over the years China has grown to have an exquisite culture, and to be a leader in the industrial empire. China has made some of the largest discoveries and has built some of the worlds greatest structures. Much of this happened in ancient times under the rule of Chinese emperors. The rule of the different empires spaned over many decades. Each new emperor trying to do something which they would be remembered for. The result is an impr
The French Revolution I. Absolutism A. Absolutism defined 1. In the absolutist state, sovereignty resided in kings--not the nobility or the parliament--who considered themselves responsible to God alone. 2. Absolute kings created new state bureaucracies and standing armies, regulated all the institutions of government, and secured the cooperation of the nobility. a. Some historians deny that absolutism was a stage of development that followed feudalism, but, instead, was administrative monarchy.