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Selecting a Disciple-Maker's Message - Introduction Message selection, for the disciple-maker, is an all-important endeavor. Effective disciple making does not just simply happen. Happenstance cannot be and should not be the modus operandi of one who desires to reach people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. People are fragile and the Gospel is powerful. God has entrusted his fragile people with a powerful Gospel message. As people who have been entrusted with such a powerful Gospel, we should do everything within our means to see that it is presented in a positive and successful manner....   [tags: christianity, disciple-maker, bible]
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Ken Sande's The Peace Maker - Ken Sande's “The Peace Maker” A “biblical guide to resolving personal conflict”, this, in a nutshell is what “The Peace Maker” is all about. In this critical book review I will be taking topics from the book and giving the reader my personal views on how I either reacted or related to the topics covered. My goal for this paper is to give the reader a non-biased opinion of “The Peace Maker”, which was published by Baker Books in June of 2004.      To first critique a book you must have some background information on the author himself and why he is qualified to write a book on conflict management through a biblical perspective....   [tags: Ken Sande Peace Maker Essays] 1445 words
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The Nightmare Maker - Chapter Four: He looked me in the eyes as I listened to what he said. "So I think you are in grave danger with the other nightmare makers because they want to know what you do to get through the dream catchers," he finished. I nodded slowly, I felt his eyes on me as I began to walk back to my desk. "That's it!. You're not going to worry at all?" he asked me with a pitch of anxiety in his voice. I lifted my eyes slowly after I turned around. Once I met his eyes there was a bit of humor in my voice when I said, "Worry....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1532 words
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Finder and Maker Reversed in The Moviegoer - Finder and Maker Reversed in The Moviegoer       Walker Percy's novel The Moviegoer chronicles a week in the life of stockbroker Binx Bolling, and his eventual marriage with his step-cousin Kate Cutrer. More than that, it sketches Binx's peculiar philosophy, and Kate's equally strange orientation, and their eventual transposition. Binx begins as an enjoyer of reality, a searcher, or finder of relief from tedium, and Kate as a frantic searcher who becomes a maker of crises to relieve her post-modern ennui....   [tags: Moviegoer Essays Papers]
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Comprehensive Conflict Analysis: The Peace Maker by Ken Sande - Her response was short and curt, “He didn’t have any good qualities.” In hindsight, I think that my inquiry aroused her face need to be without flaw. By asking about him, her constitutive filter assumed I was pointing out what a poor choice she made in marrying him. This insulted her face need of being without fault and in turn, she completely shut down the conversation. I attempted to ask two follow-up questions, padded heavily with statements affirming that I was making no judgment of her. However, her response remained the same and she just shut the conversation down....   [tags: resolving personal conflict, communication]
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Cabinet-maker Eugene Prevost and The Prevost Company - Prevost Prevost is a high-end luxury coach manufacturer with more than 85 years of Prevost quality and the company came into existence back in 1924 when cabinet-maker Eugene Prevost created his first wooden coach body (Prevost, 2014). Prevost has been able to withstand the test of time and separate itself from its competitors by offering unparalleled customer service and achieving industry high marks in customer satisfaction. Prevost has been able to achieve industry highs in customer satisfaction by providing cutting edge innovation, utilizing quality products, while continuing to focus on customer needs and after-sales service (Prevost, 2014)....   [tags: quality, innovation, manufacturing]
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Stereotypes and Stereotyping - I Was a Teenage Trouble-Maker - Stereotyping - I Was a Teenage Trouble-Maker The time was the fall of 2000. It was my senior year, and we were in our fourth hour home economics class. My best friend and I were about to finish up our two-day presentation on how to bake and ice a cake. Now, with the class and the teacher watching intently, we proceeded to ice the two layer chocolate cake with our bare hands. The entire class broke out with uncontrollable laughter; needless to say our teacher was fuming. Well, to make matters worse, we cut her the biggest piece of cake....   [tags: Example Personal Narratives] 1341 words
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Viagra Maker Can Cure Investment Dysfunction - Viagra maker can cure investment dysfunction… • Impressive steady ROE in the range of 20 % to 35 % in last five years; higher 5 year average P/E Ratio at 26.42 as compared to Industry at 23.80 - indicates strong growth potential. Current Ratio of 1.54 above 1 and Long Term Debt/Capital of 10.42% (below 25%) reflects well on company's financial stability. Pfizer's double digit profit margins and operating margins continue to grow. • The world's largest drug company, with about 11% of global market....   [tags: Economics Stock Investment Viagra Analysis] 1463 words
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Henry Kissinger: Peace Maker or War Monger? - The Nobel Peace Prize is a prestigious grant awarded to those who exemplify the pursuit of peace and coexistence of all races and cultures. The prize was created after the death of multi-millionaire and inventor Alfred Nobel who amassed a great fortune through the creation and manufacturing of dynamite for use in transportation, farming and building (Kushner p. 444 – 45). Alfred was criticized, however, for his invention due to its application in war. He must have taken these criticisms harshly for on his deathbed Alfred asked those around him to use his great wealth to create five individual prizes to be awarded to those who have promoted great progress in the fields of science, literature...   [tags: U.S. History]
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Mary Austin: The Land of Little Rain - Mary Austin The Land of Little Rain The Basket Maker Mary Austin's The Basket Maker is, like all her other stories in the book, a very detailed description of the western landscape and its inhabitants. But this time she focused more on a single inhabitant, an Indian woman named Seyavi. It is rather difficult to really define the plot of the story. Though the story seems to focus on Seyavi's life and experiences she is not the one who tells that story. The narrator, who is omniscient, takes over the role as a medium between her and the reader....   [tags: Basket Maker Mary Austin Book Review Analysis] 1248 words
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The Graphic Horror of War: George Gittoes - The 21st Century appears to be headed towards a future of vast corruption and exploitation as a result of the often inhumane and uncivilised individuals who, over the years have become desensitized to poverty, war, consumerism, racism, mental illnesses and political corruption. As the world moves towards further democracy, and decentralization it is vital that art is given the opportunity to stimulate people’s awareness, participation and judgment. Arts purpose is not only to be a fulfilment of society’s visual needs but is needed be utilised as a function to alert people to society’s problems....   [tags: biography, photographer, film maker]
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Biography of Walt Elias Disney - Walt Disney once said, “the age we’re living in is the most extraordinary the world has ever seen. There are new concepts of things, and we now have the tools to change those concepts into realities. We are moving forward”. Disney was a great thinker, inventor, and innovator. His greatest belief that he lived throughout his life was that we need to follow our dreams, make them come true, and do what makes us happy, not rich. Walter Elias Disney, better known as Walt Disney, was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 5, 1901....   [tags: Film Maker, Cartoons]
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My Personal Ethics - According to the New Oxford American Dictionary, ethics is defined as “moral principles that govern a person’s or group’s behavior.” Therefore, in an ideal world, ethics should play the ultimate role when making a decision. If ethics are the principles which guides one’s behavior then, ideally, all decisions should be made entirely based on ethics. Unfortunately, such is not always the case. A few problems arise when one tries to make an ethical decision, especially as a leader. First, ethics may mean different things to different people....   [tags: being an ethical decision maker] 1120 words
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Case Analysis: Pinto Fires - Case Analysis: Pinto Fires Introduction Greed is the root to evil or at least the motivation behind some corporations making a good, ethical decision. The Ford Motor Company fell into a trap of greed that would cost many human lives. Before the disaster of the Pinto Fires, Ford had a reputation as being the safety pioneer in the automobile industry with additions such as the seat belts. However, as the invention of small cars began to take emerge Ford began to loose market shares to the foreign market....   [tags: Ford Auto Maker Automobile] 1590 words
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The Creation and Use of Figurines and Idols - In the days of ancient Israel, Figurines and Idols were very important for the religious aspect of daily life. As evidenced by the findings at sites like Beer Sheba and the Bull site, these idols were very widespread in their use. Likely all the cults that existed at the time used them in one form or another. Therefore, studying their construction and use would be important. The construction of these idols is interesting on its own. The book details the process of creating a wooden idol, which was taken from Isaiah 44: 12-17....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]
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Impact of technology - Impact of Technology & Ethical Decision Making The decision making process will always present ethical challenges to managers. Is this the right thing to do. This question is the center of the ethical dilemma for any one who is a decision maker in corporations through out the world. A collection of many factors will be taken in consideration in answering to this question. Is it right for the company. Is it right for me. There are many ways to approach the ethical subject, and different ethical values may and can come from different approaches like in the way a decision can be evaluated is dependent on the values and interests of the person or group of people evaluating that decision....   [tags: essays research papers] 396 words
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E. Annie Proulx's Accordion Crimes - Accordion Crimes is a difficult book to place in a single time period because the story takes place over about 100 years, originating in a small Sicilian village, but the main setting and focus is the United States.The various settings introduced in the book influenced the characters in various ways, but one instance of influence was great enough to cause his death. The accordion maker was literally ruled over by his setting. The setting around him was one of oppression that worked against him because he was Sicilian....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Classification Essay -Three Types of Dieters - A gloomy fact in American society remains that thousands of people search for the intangible dream of being thin. On any given day, one finds neighbors, friends, and relatives on some sort of diet. Dieters assume various disguises, but the noteworthy ones transpire, the "bandwagoneer," the "promise maker” and the "lethal loser." People want to lose weight quickly and effortlessly, therefore, any fad diet promising overnight results attract the "bandwagoneer." People try the grapefruit diet or the watermelon diet, but they decide their stomach cannot possibly deal with all of that fruit....   [tags: categorization essay, health] 852 words
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The Modification in TOPSIS Method - 3.4 The modification in TOPSIS method For simplification reasons, a modified TOPSIS method is presented. The TOPSIS method includes the following steps: Suppose a given matrix. 1. Normalized matrix construction 2. Weighted normalized matrix construction 3. Find the ideal and negative ideal sets 4. Calculate the separation measurers from ideal and negative ideal sets 5. Calculate the relative closeness 6. Select the maximum value The steps in the modified TOPSIS method are the same with a slight difference....   [tags: Information Technology ] 1615 words
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The Case of Nancy Cruzan - The Case of Nancy Cruzan Importance The case of Nancy Cruzan has become one of the landmark cases for withdrawal of artificial nutrition and hydration because of important ethical issues the case brings to light. At the time of the case, the United States Supreme Court had already established the right of an individual to refuse medical treatment. This issue therefore is not novel to the Cruzan case. Furthermore, there was not any controversy over who was the appropriate decision maker for Nancy Cruzan....   [tags: Ethics Medical Medicine Essays] 1129 words
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Company Analysis of RadioShack - Strengths • Concept Stores The company’s new concept stores are designed around collaboration. These new concept stores are RadioShack reimagined. Interactive displays, a speaker wall, idea centers, new display configurations, and different technologies that ease buying and encourage collaboration. The “Do It Together” idea center is part of the new campaign. Boston, Manhattan, and Lynwood, CA are three of the locations where concept stores were recently opened. Another thirty retail locations were also opened across the US and more in Asia, including China and Malaysia....   [tags: collaboration, franchaise stores, ]
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The Y2K Problem - The Y2K Problem The Y2K problem...the Y2K glitch...the millennium bug. Whatever you call it, it is the inability of some computers and computerized systems to correctly recognize dates after December 31, 1999. Many products have microchips that have been programmed to process only the last two digits of a year on the assumption that the first two would be one and nine. As a result, 98 is read as 1998, and 00 could be read as 1900 instead of 2000. Y 2 Care About Y2K: Checklist How do you know if you will encounter Y2K problem....   [tags: Papers] 2826 words
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Six Social Classes in the United States Today - During my research, I have found that depending on where you look there are a variety of Social Classes in the United States. The most obvious and probably the best known are the six social classes primarily used in the United States today. Below, I have compiled some facts that help describe and support each class. Upper Class The upper class makes up about one percent of the U.S. population, generally consists of those who have inherited wealth from their families, this is also known as old money....   [tags: Social Class] 745 words
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Comparison: The Martyr and Crime and Punishment - In literature, there are characters that are commonly portrayed as martyrs; that is, they are depicted as people who are put to death or endure great suffering of any belief, principle or cause. Such personages undergo personal suffering before finding redemption from sin. With Lorenzo in the short story The Martyr by Ryunosuke Akutagawa and Sofia (Sonya) Marmeladova in Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, the idea of undeserved suffering is clearly epitomized. Both characters are described as innocent and pure, perhaps even commiserated by other characters in their respective stories....   [tags: Undeserved Suffering, Protagonist Conflicts] 887 words
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Aggregation of Individual Judgments and Priorities - The decision makers have made their judgements from comparing criteria and alternatives. The next step is the aggregation of those judgements. There are two main aggregation methods: Aggregation of Individual Judgements (AIJ) and Aggregation of Individual Priorities (AIP). Aggregation of Individual Judgements Given a hierarchy, the decision makers input their judgements in each level. In this kind of aggregation, judgements are aggregated in each level of hierarchy. Forman and Peniwati (1998) state that “individual identities are lost with every stage of aggregation and a synthesis of the hierarchy produces the group’s priorities.” N decision makers will generate at least N judgement matric...   [tags: Information Technology ] 1006 words
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Poetry Analysis: "The Tyger" - William Blake’s 1793 poem “The Tyger” has many interpretations, but its main purpose is to question God as a creator. Its poetic techniques generate a vivid picture that encourages the reader to see the Tyger as a horrifying and terrible being. The speaker addresses the question of whether or not the same God who made the lamb, a gentle creature, could have also formed the Tyger and all its darkness. This issue is addressed through many poetic devices including rhyme, repetition, allusion, and symbolism, all of which show up throughout the poem and are combined to create a strong image of the Tyger and a less than thorough interpretation of its maker....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ] 928 words
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Robert Jervis - Perception And Level Of Analysis - Robert Jervis in Perception and Level of Analysis espouses the notion that in order to fully explain crucial decisions and policies it is essential that one pays heed to the decision-maker’s beliefs about the world and his or her perceptions of others. Rather than attempting to understand foreign policies as directly resulting from the three other levels of analysis, the bureaucratic, the domestic, and the international environment, which he outlines, Jervis contends that examination of a decision-maker’s perceptions, both their causes and effects, can more readily determine and explain behavioral patterns; in such a light, the taxonomy or three other levels of analysis appear devoid of tru...   [tags: essays research papers] 1072 words
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Bestimmtheit in Short Film - Bestimmtheit in Short Film Short film has been around for longer than many of us think. The very first films made in the early 1910s were not feature-length by any stretch of the imagination, and never more than 15 minutes long. D. W. Griffith, well-known for experimentation in cinematography, was the first director to venture into films longer than 15 minutes. These first films were short films (or "shorts"), these pioneer directors experimenting with what they could or could not do with a moving camera....   [tags: Movies History Time D.W. Griffith Papers]
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SWOT Analysis: Pfizer - Being healthy is a topic that is on everyone mind in today’s society. Everywhere you look, whether on televisions, advertisements or by word of mouth, people are trying to live, eat and just do better. Health may and can include taking medication for a short or long-term period of time. For some medicine may be needed daily for the rest of their lives. Health is the general condition of a person in all aspects. It is also a level of functional and or metabolic efficiency of a human. Every human being health is very important and we cannot function if our health is not intact....   [tags: Business Analysis ]
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The Second Shift: Current and Future Prospects of The Relationship Between Gender and Labor - The Second Shift Current and Future Prospects of Relationships As soon as a girl child is born, she is socialized into being caring and loving personality and given doll houses to play with; in short she is being trained to become a good home maker as soon as she realizes the gender difference. She is referred to as “a pretty girl” rather than “a tough girl.” The reference is still the same in the society that I was brought up in. The process of socialization and cultural indoctrination is not much different than during the times of my mother....   [tags: Sociology] 1760 words
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The Importance of Program Evaluation and Three Evaluation Models - Education is the process by which we learn of the past and present in order to shape the future and contributes to the over-all development of each individual (Weinstein & Fantini, 1973). As such, the educational process and programs are instrumental for changing the world. Parkay & Hass (2000), defines curriculum as all the experiences that individual learners have in a programme of education whose purpose is to achieve broad goals and related specific objects, which is planned in terms of a framework of theory, or past and present professional practise....   [tags: curriculum evaluation, TVET, education]
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The Priceless Sound of a Stradivarius Violin - Whenever there is talk of violins, the name Stradivarius always comes to mind. Questions have been asked over the centuries as to how the violins have their unique sound. Is it the varnish. Is it the water. Is it the shape. Or is it perhaps the provenance. Scientists have studied the violins and musicians have studied and debated the sound quality and the superiority of the instruments for centuries. Stradivarius violins are commonly hailed worldwide as the best violins in the world. The sound quality of Stradivarius violins is of unprecedented superiority when compared to other violins, and it is commonly believed that no one has been able to match it in the past three centuries since their...   [tags: music, violin, uniformed density, biography]
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Pure Monopoly in a Competitive World - In the business world, the perfectly competitive firm is considered the price taker, whereas the monopolistic firm is the price maker, meaning they have control over the price. Pure monopoly does exist in today’s business world; we all have had the opportunity to have personal dealings with such companies. This assignment will discuss the various degrees of “monopolies” and attempt to provide accurate examples, allowing me to share my understanding of the competitive business market. In a competitive business world, pure monopoly exists when a single firm is the exclusive producer of a product or service for which no close substitutes exist....   [tags: Business]
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Mathematical Modeling Process for Real Situations - ... The decision problem or question is the following: How many units of the product should be scheduled each week to maximize profit. A complete mathematical model for this simple production problem is The x  0 constraint requires the production quantity x to be greater than or equal to zero, which simply recognizes the fact that it is not possible to manufacture a negative number of units. The optimal solution to this model can be easily calculated and is given by x  8, with an associated profit of $80....   [tags: Profit, Cost, Business] 1575 words
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The Rationality of Probabilities for Actions in Decision Theory - The Rationality of Probabilities for Actions in Decision Theory ABSTRACT: Spohn's decision model, an advancement of Fishburn's theory, is valuable for making explicit the principle used also by other thinkers that 'any adequate quantitative decision model must not explicitly or implicitly contain any subjective probabilities for acts.' This principle is not used in the decision theories of Jeffrey or of Luce and Krantz. According to Spohn, this principle is important because it has effects on the term of action, on Newcomb's problem, and on the theory of causality and the freedom of the will....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]
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Moral Complexity in the Making and Keeping of Promises - The making of a promise involves the voluntary giving of one's word that, if and when a particular circumstance or situation comes about, one will undertake to act in a manner defined by the terms of the promise one has given. The act of making the promise, in other words, implies a willingness to keep it. What is being agreed is that, on the basis of something said in the past, one's future actions will, insofar as the future is foreseeable, follow a particular course and no other. On the related, but rather different question of the motivation involved in keeping a promise, it may be that the promise-maker's acting or deciding in a particular way places him in a position identical to or in...   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]
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Ethical Decision Making in Education - Teachers are faced with making ethical decisions everyday. In this scenario the teacher is solely responsible for making the ethical decision of whether to go against schools policy and continue sponsorship with McJacks which in turn discriminates against Molly. This essay will consider the possibilities for the teacher from four ethical frameworks and will discuss final recommendations based on this analysis. Consequentialists would argue that an act is right or wrong based on the goodness or badness inherent in the consequences of that act (Hugh, 2000)....   [tags: Ethics]
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Gender and Adam and Eve - Throughout modern society nothing symbolizes the fall of humankind more than a woman with feminine flowing hair and luscious lips biting into a large apple. While the biblical account evoking such imagery remains the primary authority, John Milton in Paradise Lost enlightens beyond the allegorical, offering a complexity of character and purpose. In this epic, readers are guided along humanity’s fall from grace, contrasting the ideal union of man and wife alongside harsh consequences that emerge from dangerous engendered perspectives....   [tags: grace, Eden, Adam, Eve, Wadlock, Milton]
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Analysis of Procter & Gamble - Founded in 1807, Procter & Gamble is a world renowned company because of their quality brands and their long standing rapport with their consumers. William Procter and James Gamble were two different individuals who met by chance through their marriage of two sisters in Cincinnati Ohio. William Procter was a candle maker while James Gamble was a soap maker. They were prompted into a business partnership by their father-in-law and thus in 1837, Procter & Gamble was born. Despite the economic hardships is the United States in 1837 Procter & Gamble had their eyes set on the future....   [tags: SWOT Analysis P&G] 1447 words
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Difficulties in Formulating Macroeconomic Policy - Difficulties in Formulating Macroeconomic Policy Policy makers try to influence the behaviour of broad economic aggregates in order to improve the performance of the economy. The main macroeconomic objectives of policy are: a high and relatively stable level of employment; a stable general price level; a growing level of real income (economic growth); balance of payments equilibrium, and certain distributional aims. This essay will go through what these difficulties are and examine how these difficulties affect the policy maker when they attempt to formulate macroeconomic policy....   [tags: Economics Policy Making Essays]
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Analytical Hierarchy Process - Analytical Hierarchy Process Because people choose these three elements: importance, preference and likelihood to evaluate all the possible alternatives to a decision which sometimes is not consistent with every decision situation, the concept of Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) was developed by Dr. Thomas Saaty. Dr. Saaty described the AHP as a decision making approach based on the "innate human ability to make sound judgments about small problems" AHP transforms complex decision problems into simple decisions for both individuals and groups that employees the use of it to make decision....   [tags: Technology Process] 1192 words
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Dentralization: Pros and Cons - When it comes to decentralization, there are many pros and cons. Decentralization can be beneficial in the fact that it allows for experts to take control of specific functions of an organization and easily convey information back and forth. It also allows for direct contact and relationships with managers. Decentralization also allows managers to participate in planning. Unfortunately, there are disadvantages of decentralization as well. Some managers will find that they have too much work to do and other will have too little....   [tags: Organizational Structure] 306 words
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Capitalism: A Love Story - A cancer cell known today is a destructive living organism that duplicates itself by feeding off the energy of a corpse. Similarly, a country that promotes capitalism enables businesses to gain wealth at the expense of the consumer’s wealth. Ultimately this becomes a question of morality as these corporations reap the money from hardworking citizens for the purpose of greed and exploitation of the free market economy. In the film, Capitalism: A love story, the film makers use conventions and point of view to show that capitalism in America is an evil that is better replaced by democracy....   [tags: free market economy, democracy, capitalism]
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Programs for Adult Learners - Thus far, we have focused upon models and approaches for determining the purposes that curriculum should fulfill. Other decisions must be made about how to achieve stated purposes and how best to evaluate progress toward goals intended. The choice of emphasizing purpose and content as a first step in curriculum development is arbitrary. Alan Purves has been building curriculum for over twenty years. When was asked to think about the processes by which he developed and arranged materials to effect learning, he realized that existing models are a fine way to look at curriculum but that they don't tell a person how to proceed any more than a blueprint tells where to begin building a house....   [tags: curriculum, models, approaches]
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Differentiation: What is it? - Differentiation: What is it. Today in education different abilities are being acknowledged on a regular basis. So a common description being used for the “perfect” classroom which accounts for the variety of instruction and activities is a differentiated classroom. This phrase is thrown around and many teachers may not understand how a differentiated classroom works. “In a differentiated classroom, the teacher assumes that learners have differing needs. Therefore the teacher proactively plans a variety of ways to ‘get at’ and express learning” (Tomlinson, 2001, p....   [tags: essays papers]
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Skepticism and the Philosophy of Language in Early Modern Thought - Skepticism and the Philosophy of Language in Early Modern Thought ABSTRACT: This paper discusses the importance of skeptical arguments for the philosophy of language in early modern thought. It contrasts the rationalist conception of language and knowledge with that of philosophers who adopt some sort of skeptical position, maintaining that these philosophers end up by giving language a greater importance than rationalists. The criticism of the rationalists' appeal to natural light is examined, as well as skeptical arguments limiting knowledge such as the so-called 'maker's knowledge' argument....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]
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Characters in The Girl Watcher and The Human Chair - Uncanny Reactions to Modernization Sugita Kojo of Tayama Katai’s “The Girl Watcher” (1907) and the chair maker in Edogawa Rampo’s “The Human Chair” (1925) react to new ways of life in a similar, vulgar manner. Both stories include aspects of society new to that time: Trains and chairs, respectively. These pieces from the Meiji & Taisho period, a period where stories began to express the character’s thoughts, depict the importance of understanding novel and foreign aspects of daily life by showing how these modern ways of living may be used inappropriately....   [tags: Tayama Katai Edogawa Rampo]
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Enuma Elish - The Babylonian Creation Story - Enuma Elish - The Babylonian Creation Story Like the Greek Theogony, the creation of the world in the Enuma elish begins with the universe in a formless state, from which emerge two primary gods, male and female: When the skies above were not yet named Nor earth below pronounced by name, Apsu, the first one, their begetter, And maker Tiamat, who bore them all, Had mixed their waters together, But had not formed pastures, nor discovered reed-beds; When yet no gods were manifest, Nor names pronounced, nor destinies decreed, Then gods were born within them....   [tags: Enuma Elish]
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Paleys Arguement From Design, And Humes Counter-analogy - Hume’s counter-analogy does not succeed in undermining Paley’s argument from design. Paley clearly explains to his reader that humans are so complicated that we must have been made by a designer. Hume argues that since the universe is not a human art, and is more like an animal, it does not need a designer. Paley argues that the complexity and functionality of a watch clearly shows that it was made by a designer. Animals are also complex and functional, therefore, Hume does not change the argument adequately enough to effectively counter it....   [tags: essays research papers] 728 words
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Toyota: Strategic Choices - Introduction Toyota, commonly known as TMC is the world’s largest automobile maker by production and sales. With headquarters located in Japan it operates in more than 120 countries of the world employing 71000 employees worldwide. Under the leadership of the new management team and its Chief Executive Officer Akio Toyoda, Toyota undertakes the challenge to become more powerful in today’s difficult business situation which enables it to achieve its corporate mission and its strategies. Toyota management leads the way in many aspects of business strategy and strategic management and numerous companies have followed the lead....   [tags: Toyota Case Study]
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Feminism in Frankenstein - Over the years, the monster in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has become universally portrayed in one way: a tall, green-skinned, dumb brute with no language or reasoning abilities. Society has turned the story of Frankenstein into a mere horror story, dehumanizing the monster more than was intended in Shelley’s novel. However, the message of Frankenstein is a far cry from the freak show displayed by the media. While many people may only see Frankenstein as a grotesque story meant to thrill its audience, its purpose goes much deeper as it advocates for the equal rights of women in society....   [tags: Literature, Gender Issues] 1757 words
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Management Information System - Introduction and Details Definition A management information system (MIS) provides information that organizations require to manage themselves efficiently and effectively. Management information systems are typically computer systems used for managing. The five primary components there is Hardware, Software, Data (information for decision making), Procedures (design,development and documentation), and People (individuals, groups, or organizations). Management information systems are distinct from other information systems because they are used to analyze and facilitate strategic and operational activities....   [tags: digital firm, managers, computing]
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Duty of Fairness - ... A Humanitarian or Compassionate grounds decision is very different from a Court decisions. It always and generally has a more relaxed requirement under the duty of fairness. Therefore the decision has exceptional importance to the lives of those with an interest in its result and it also leads to the content of the duty of fairness being more extensive and fair. The statute accords considerable flexibility to the Minister to decide on the proper procedure and immigration officers in normal day to day practice does not take interviews in general cases....   [tags: legislation, procedure, trial] 954 words
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Death Denied - Winston Churchill once said, “I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.” Winston Churchill was a funny man, but he has summed up what the majority of the western culture views about death and meeting your maker. The idea of meeting a “maker” hasn’t always been the most popular of views on death though. Throughout centuries, globally, humans have been changing their views on the idea of death: what it is and where it takes them. As technologies and cultures change, so do the ideas of death along with it....   [tags: Sociology ]
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State and Non-state Actors that Pose the Greatest Cyber Threat to the United States - ... Infrastructures can be physical architecture or a logical component and although cyberspace and information and communication technologies (ICT) is oftentimes considered as a distinct segment, it’s encompassed into every segment thus invalidates its singular entity. When dependencies extend into global boundaries, this creates fluctuating interests and incentives in a predominately commercial space. (Clemente, 2013). Subsequently, policy and decision-making isn’t in the hands of the government only, but the private and public sectors that are notably interlinked....   [tags: homeland security, terrorism, ]
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Adam Smith and the Reasoning Behind his Thoughts on the Wealth of Nations - The power of reasoning allows limitless inquiry into the nature of all things. Adam Smith an “enlightened” thinker utilizes reasoning to examine the wealth of nations, but in acting on this reasoning is he forcing his own sentiments into his argument, or is the reasoning creating the sentiments. Smith offers an exposition for his vision of a laissez faire economy, that is, capitalism in the modern sense. In a wider scope, Smith's account reveals his views on the nature of the human condition, and not a single theme is surveyed without an observation being made upon human tendencies and decisions....   [tags: Adam Smith, enlightenment, GDP, sociology, ] 1622 words
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Experiencing the Nature of Faith and Knowledge through the Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer - In the face of conflict and evil, it is often difficult to know what path to take. Yet, it is exactly during these moments when one is confronted with the most important questions and decisions in life, those which will eventually influence not only oneself but the rest of the world. In the documentary film Bonhoeffer, we learn about the life of German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer who, witnessing the injustice against humanity, courageously opposed Adolf Hitler. With strong morals, Bonhoeffer became a conspirator against the crimes of the Nazi regime as he was able to understand the world through the eyes of Christ....   [tags: Theology, Nazi Germany]
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Skills of First Year Financial Management Students in De La Salle Lipa - College students take a lot of time to successfully manage their personal finance. The ability to manage personal finances has become very important in our world today. Hira (2009) states that financial education is much demand in a wide range of entities including banking companies, government agencies and community interest groups, universities, schools and other organization. It measures the capacity of the individual on how to cope a problem related to personal finance. This study was designed to evaluate the financial management skills regarding on handling their personal finances....   [tags: financial knowledge, financial education]
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Is It Possible For Human Beings to Detach Themselves from Capital? - Is it possible for human beings to detach themselves from capital. There’s a lot of substance in this paper, not only does Dipesh do a great job of critiquing Marx he uses Marx against himself. Using deconstruction Dipesh is able to whittle down the arguments of Marx and redraw them where the humanity really stands inside capital. This essays intended audience is those interested in Marx, Marxist Thought, Marxist Theory, Economics, and anyone interested in the interconnected world of people and capital (the humanities)....   [tags: Philosophy] 758 words
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The Importance of Believing in Yourself, Illustrated in Oppel's Silverwing - Silverwing: Believe in Yourself When one is constantly being put down, one tends to put themselves down and feel weaker than what is true. When that person attempts something, one does not perform to their full potential, only the low standards set for them. In Silverwing, by Kenneth Oppel, Shade is a Silverwing bat, the runt of his colony. He is constantly being put down, so he tries to do something crazy which gets his colony in trouble and results in resentment by his peers. Later, when he gets blown to shore without his colony, he makes a friend and learns to survive without his mother....   [tags: Self-Esteem, self help, confidence] 905 words
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How to Make a Map in a Video Game - Have you ever wanted to make a map in an online game. Well, Feral Heart is the first step for beginners with no extra money. Feral Heart is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game, MMORPG for short, which has two main species, a wolf and a lion, is based off a roleplaying only background. This game is perfect for those who want a nonviolent game as well as a place where they can choose to chat with people around the world without having to focus on a predetermined quest. Due to these factors it has the option of creating a private map for you and your friends’ enjoyment....   [tags: MMORPG, online game, feral heart]
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Perceptions and Reality in Eighteenth Century Popular Press - Popular culture is arguably obsessed with crime in all forms of entertainment. Hardly a movie is produced, or a television program aired that does not in some way incorporate violence. Print media sources publish articles that do not feature some form of crime. For some reason human beings are intrigued by others suffering, and perhaps to some extent, the thrill, adrenalin rush, and emotions conveyed by these events. This concepts is not, however, a product of the modern age. Writers have long portrayed this idea in a variety of texts ranging from histories, to plays, to daily news publications....   [tags: British History ]
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Income Tax: A Form of Involuntary Servitude - People work hard in life so that they can own property and after acquiring the property, they need the property to be protected from those with intentions of taking it away. The process of property acquisition may entail legal and illegal activities. While acquiring the property people are supposed to ensure that they use just means. In any country there are people who live in adverse conditions hence are unable to cater for themselves and in this regard the state should cater for them (Cooper, 2010)....   [tags: Political Science]
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Steinway and Sons: The Pinnacle of Quality - Steinway & Sons are some of the most coveted and expensive pianos in the world, it is a business that has been running for 150 years, and still producing many of the highest quality pianos per year. The production process and sound quality of the Steinway pianos will be discussed in detail and then compared to the manufacturing techniques of a more commonly known piano maker such as Yamaha. Also being considered is the future and the possibilities it holds for the classical piano. • • • Henry Engelhard Steinway (Appendix fig....   [tags: Manufacturing]
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The Marriage Metaphor Between God and Israel - God uses his relationship with Israel as a comparison for the meaning of biblical marriage as He designed it. As we know from Genesis 2, the first marriage here on earth was between Adam and Eve. God did not think it was good for man (Adam) to be alone and created woman (Eve) to help him. But Adam and Eve disobeyed God and were not only unable to display God’s intent of perfect marriage, but they have also made way for sin and death to enter the world. God decides to create a new picture of marriage between Him and His chose people Israel....   [tags: Bible Stories, Religion Guidelines]
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Doc PenPen: A Filmmaker and Poet - The movie industry has long been accused of harboring recalcitrant hordes of arrogant, narcissistic, and shallow operators whose twin goals have always been glory and gold. Despite fame and fortune, most actors and actresses enjoyed little or no respect at all, for the most part through fault of theirs. Their headline-grabbing antics frequently put them in bad light or hilarious situations which continuously supply fans and watchers with regular doses of cheap fun. It is against this backdrop that it is always a welcome breath of fresh air when one of their kind figures in a meritorious undertaking....   [tags: Operators, Conduct, Design] 753 words
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