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Voss: Bottled Water that Dared to be Different - “Dare to be different” (Sandberg, 2012) Contents 1.0 introduction 2 2.0 PESTLE 3 3.0 SWOT 5 4.0 Competitive analysis 7 5.0 Sources 8 1.0 introduction Voss is a Norwegian brand of bottled water from the town Voss in Hordaland. The water is marketed in over 50 countries with a main focus on the USA. Voss received its “big break” from a manager at the high-end hotel of the Four Seasons hotel in New York, which led to a desire from other exclusive chains wanting to sell Voss in their establishments....   [tags: business analysis, marketing strategies]
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Mobile Phones and Their Effect on Society - Introduction As everyone knows we are surrounded by the new technology called Cell Phones. Everywhere you look there is someone talking, playing a game, paying a bill or browsing the internet with their cell phones. Even children are well acquainted with tools and amenities of the object. Due to so many facilities provided by mobile phones nowadays, the abundant part of users becomes sightless about the history, the effects in the future and diseases it might cause in our health. The purpose of this research paper is to present how the mobile phones have affected people’s lives and the future use of them....   [tags: Technology and Society]
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The Importance of Market Research: Whole Foods - The Importance of Market Research: Whole Foods Marketing research is invaluable to an organization. The information that is gathered from marketing research allows the management team to make educated decisions. Market research tools are chosen for various reasons, it may be a financially feasible choice for the organization or the organization may be graced with the capability to use many different tools. This paper discusses market research and lists a few tools used by one of the world's largest retailers of natural and organic foods, Whole Foods....   [tags: Marketing ]
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Growth of Online Shopping Around the World - Introduction When Amazon.com launched its online retailing strategy in 1995 and began to reap benefits, many analysts viewed doing business and shopping online with great optimism (Denise, 2004). They anticipated for a day when people would be able to order their shopping items from the comfort of their homes. Consequently, customers would see little or no need at all to physically visit traditional in-stores to make their purchases. It is now a decade and a half down the line and online shopping has taken the business world by storm with more and more companies opting to test the sweet waters of online retailing....   [tags: Technology, Amazon.com] 2032 words
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So Rich, So Poor by Peter Edelman - While it has proven to be difficult to end poverty in America, Peter Edelman is optimistic. In his book So Rich, So Poor Edelman makes a call to action. There are four prominent ideas that underpin Edelman’s reasoning throughout the book: (1) More people must understand why poverty is still so prevalent in America; (2) extreme poverty must be taken into consideration as a shocking 6 million Americans’ sole income was food stamps in 2011. This fact alone creates a sense of urgency that drives Edelman; (3) increasing income inequality should be treated as a moral issue; and (4) bold political action will be required if substantive progress will be made in alleviating poverty....   [tags: poverty, income redistribution]
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Lack of Awareness on the School Yearbook - The problem is that in the past few years, there has been a lack of awareness when it comes to the school yearbook. Students and parents have been unaware of yearbook purchasing information. Many parents and students have been left disappointed by not receiving their yearbook. This is a problem because the parents and students want to buy the yearbook but because of the lack of awareness don’t know when it is sold. Because of this, many students and parents don’t by the yearbook and then end up getting disappointed because they wanted it....   [tags: testimonials, high school, yearbook]
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Small Business Development in the United States - ... A mobile salon business is another way to take advantage of the large baby boomer generation that is now senior citizens. More elderly people would rather pay for a salon to come to their house to do their hair and nails. Food truck restaurants are appearing all over. This is no new idea, however this idea as a restaurant is gained a lot of attention since 2012. The investment is way lower and the failure rate is only 10 to 20% as opposed to a brick and mortar restaurant which is 60 to 90%. It is expected this industry will reach 2.7 billion dollars by 2017....   [tags: communication, recruiting, economy]
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Three Primary Types of Decision Making Systems - Define the three primary types of decision-making systems, and explain how a customer of Actionly might use them to find business intelligence. The three primary types of decision-making systems are: the transactional support system, the management information system, and the decisions support system (FreeTutes.com, 2014). First, the transactional support system encompasses all of the information contained within a single business process or unit of work, and its primary purpose is to support the performing of daily operational or structured decisions....   [tags: transactional support, management information]
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The Automotive Industry and Its Mitigation Strategies - For the last two years, the car industry has experienced constant changes in the world political conditions, economic climate, socio-cultural transformation and technological advancement. Today’s carmakers have been astonished by the increasingly growing demand in the developing world, and also struggled to meet all the demanding environmental regulations in most countries in the world. In addition, the new development of mega cities, and the emergence of new technologies have urged automakers to continuously innovate their products to better cater to the diversity of consumers’ tastes....   [tags: manufacturing, innovation, engineering]
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A Look at the Nursing Profession - A. History & Development The history and development of the nursing profession is very interesting. Theoretically, nursing is believed to have began in the home as a result of the tradition of women taking care of their family when needed, whether it be the role of a wife, a daughter, a mother, or a sister (Self Growth). Women were the typical use for the care of society. Nursing beginning in the home is just a basic belief that came about from modern type thinking. Nursing became very popular in times of war....   [tags: Nursing Career, healthcare, history, informative]
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Changing Roles of Human Resource Management - Human Resource profession has faced numerous challenges in the past, which has forced HR managers to try and implement various strategies in the work environment all in the aim of survival and prosperity of the business. The National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM) in India recently organized the 37th annual conference of HRs to discuss the various challenges in the work place and ways of mitigating them. It was unanimously concluded that HR managers needed to revise its roles and create new roles for organizations....   [tags: Human Resource Management]
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The Impact of a Changing Climate - The main purpose of this research is exploring the impacts of climate change on agriculture trends and socioeconomic life of Nepalese farmers. In addition, it helps to identify key elements that support to develop alternative cultivation methods in changing environment. Furthermore, farmers will be understood to adopt distinct agricultural techniques and management process to utilize local resources that lessen the effect of climate change in agriculture. 3.1 Topic Impacts of climate change on agriculture in Nepal....   [tags: VDC, CAQDAS, Nepal]
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Examining Printer Usage - Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC markets itself as a paperless facility. Even so this does no preclude it from the usage of paper. Backup orders are printed to patient floors in the event the electronic record ever has downtime. This ensures patient care is not compromised due to lack of patient information. In addition to this, paper is often used for administrative tasks or patient consent forms. Due to all of these things Children’s has over 530 printers that use more than two million pages of paper per month and costs the hospital The scope of one of my projects is to examine printer usage and create a meaningful analysis....   [tags: Technology] 853 words
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Kudler Fine Foods - Kudler Fine Foods Kudler Fine Foods is a gourmet grocery store that offers domestic and imported goods to customers at three different locations. Kudler Fine Foods has prides itself as a high-end grocery store that provides outstanding customer service, and only the highest quality of food available. Kudler Fine Foods has been growing extremely fast and they want to open new locations within their industry. Kudler Fine Foods wants to create a marketing campaign so they can try to improve their current long-term customer loyalty base....   [tags: Marketing]
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EGS Quality Assurance - In response to Bologna Process and taking measures to promote quality assurance, Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (thereafter ESG) was published in 2005. However, the permeation of ESG remains limited on the higher education institutional (HEIs) level; conflicts emerged between institution administration and local authorities on how to enhance institutional quality culture; ESG has not been updated to follow the trends in higher education system....   [tags: quality, higher education, standards] 720 words
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Marketing Opportunity: Chipotle Mexican Grill - 1.1 Brief History Chipotle Mexican Grill originated in Denver, Colorado in 1993. In 1998, McDonald’s became the majority shareholder; however, in 2006, McDonald’s divested its controlling interest. Chipotle became a public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2006. It currently has 1,083 locations across the United States and Canada. In May 2010, Chipotle expanded into Europe, opening their first restaurant in the United Kingdom. (Form 10-K Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., 2011) 1.2 Product Offering Chipotle’s cuisine is Mexican....   [tags: Marketing ]
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Political Knowledge and Civic Engagement - The economic level also strongly effects on if young people have computer or not; also to have DSL or router for internet service also depending on how much money you have. B. K. L. Genova and Bradly S. Greenberc, 2006 indicated that the population with higher socioeconomic status their trends to political information a faster rate than lower status segments, so that the gap in knowledge between them trends to increase rather than decrease Age effects how University students rate credibility in online news and the students found online news more credibility than old media (Bucy, 2003),....   [tags: Socioeconomic Status] 1265 words
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Mobile Based Applications and Geolocation - Mobile Based Applications and Geolocation This term paper will access the effectiveness and efficiency mobile-based applications provide to capture geolocation data and customer data, and quickly upload to a processing server without users having to use a desktop system. I will evaluate benefits realized by consumers because of the ability to gain access to their own data via mobile applications. I will examine the challenges of developing applications that run on mobile devices because of the small screen size....   [tags: effectiveness, efficiency, location data]
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SWOT and Marketing of Nestlé - SWOT Analysis belongs to one of the most valuable materials in a company. Every company creates its own chart. It shows company’s positives so-called strengths and opportunities, and negatives which are weaknesses and threats. Basically, it is an overview of company’s aspects, what company is good in, what it should improve. Two bottom boxes of SWOT Analysis chart show what the company should be aware of as to the threats and what are new upcoming opportunities it can obtain (SWOT Analysis, n.d., Investopedia, para 1) Nestlé’s most recent SWOT Analysis for the year 2013 provide couple of issues in each box....   [tags: business analyisis and marketing strategies]
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Database Applications in Business Intelligence - Database Applications in Business Intelligence Table of Contents Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………3 Motivation…………………………………………………………………………………..3 Research methods……………………………………………………………………………3 Why is business intelligence so important. ……………………………………………….4 Two main functions of Business Intelligence………………………………………………5 Popular BI tools……………………………………………………………………………..5 What is QlikView…………………………………………………………………………….6 Important features of QlikView…………………………………………………………….6 How is QlikView used in business organizations?...................................................................7 Visualization of data using QlikView………………………………………………………8 Conclusion……………………………………..…………………………………………...   [tags: increasing competitive advantage or performance]
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Construction Industry - The literature review is aimed at covering the study of the research related to labor productivity calculations performed to evaluate the performance of the United States construction industry and the development of formulae used to perform the labor productivity calculations. Attempts at the quantification of labor productivity of the construction industry Considering the magnitude of construction industry, any research is not only critical in improving the nation’s economy but it will also assist in improving the productivity of construction work force (Chapman and Butry, 2008)....   [tags: Business, Labor Productivity] 1388 words
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The Zara Business Model - ... -Affordable Clothes Zara’s prices remain on the low/medium level. It is affordable clothes for every customer that is following fashionable trend. -Large choice of styles and designs Zara produces around 12,000 styles per year (compared to the other retailers average of 3,000), which means that fresh fashion trends reach the stores quickly and change rapidly. A typical Zara’s customer visits the store 17 times a year compared to the average of 3 times per year for other fashion outlets. This high number of styles also means that the commercial teams have more chances to find a winning style and customers are more likely to find something that they will like and will be eager to buy....   [tags: world's largest retail groups]
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Technology in The Classroom - For 21st century educators, the use of technology in the classroom has no longer become an option, but a requirement. As the student bodies being taught continue to change, so do their educational needs. In order to provide the best practices of technology integration in the classroom, teachers must incorporate multiple strategies, follow new trends, and utilize the strategies that they are the most comfortable with. Even though the use new technology may be somewhat intimidating for some teachers, it can also be used as a tool to bridge the gap between generations of students....   [tags: Academic Issues]
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The American Casual Restaurant - The casual restaurant industry is growing with the rise of Americans interest in unique food, family dinning traditions, and lifestyle changes. According to smartmoney.com, the casual restaurant industry is estimated to grow 13% in 2011 and 17.20% in 2012. Americans have come to rely on the industry for convince, a family friendly atmosphere, and the food. Some of the many attributes of the causal restaurants industry is the past history, the consumer and menu trends, and what the market for the industry is....   [tags: Restaurant Industry, Analysis] 1432 words
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Themes of Adult Attachment - Counselors seek to conceptualize clients who come in with complex problems in order to help them improve their lives and facilitate improved problem solving skills. In order to do this the counselor must understand how the different aspects of an individual’s personality work together with their environment to make the individual who they are. Styles of attachment have proven to be central to the formation of a person’s personality. Ideas of attachment in infants and children were established in the 1960’s by Bowlby, and were later built upon by the ideas of researchers like Ainsworth and Thompson....   [tags: Psychology, Health, Medicine]
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The Effect of the New Deal on Ethnic Women's Wealth - The Effect of the New Deal on Ethnic Women's Wealth Introduction: New Labour acknowledges that there is a group of people who are excluded from society. This exclusion is described as, “A combination of linked problems…unemployment, discrimination, poor skills, low incomes, poor housing, high crime, bad health and family breakdown” (ODPM, 2004: 7) The New Deal is a policy aimed at reducing poverty through increasing employment to create an inclusive society....   [tags: Papers] 1693 words
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Economic Analysis of the Tourism Industry in Hong Kong - Economic Analysis of the Tourism Industry in Hong Kong Executive Summary Tourism is a crucial industry for Hong Kong. The Government has worked together with industry players to enable Hong Kong to preserve its competitive edge as one of the most popular tourist destinations and venue for hosting international conferences. This includes developing multi-faceted tourist attractions, relaxing of controls over entry of visitors and upgrading service quality and standards in Hong Kong....   [tags: Papers] 5991 words
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Development And Demise of The Seattle Sound - The “Seattle sound”, a phrase coined for music created by Alternative-style rock bands based in Seattle, is said to contain three (3) basic elements: it is loud, it is honest, and it is borne of musicians that have experienced a degree of difficulty in achieving recognition. The “Seattle sound”, often times referred to as “grunge”, is notorious for being performed at exceedingly high volume. It has been defined as honest music because it is performed in a raw and unrefined manner, without the aid of electronic polishing....   [tags: essays research papers] 508 words
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Statement of Purpose - Wishing to devote my career to improving performances and solving business challenges faced by Chinese chemical companies, my short-term goal after graduating from Carnegie Mellon is to join a top consulting firm as an IT consultant to further sharpen my skills with real-world business problems. In the long run, I am looking to start my own technical consulting firm, which will not only help local firms build safer and more efficient chemical plants with my chemical engineering expertise, but also assist them in establishing effective information systems, such that they could gain better insights into market trends and demand....   [tags: chemical enigineering, education, intern] 527 words
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Slow Food - The trend of the Slow Food Movement has existed since the 1970’s but has recently been thrusted into the fore front of prominent world issues as the cause and remedy of environmental challenges, local economic circumstances, and the complexities with social norms. The Slow Food Movement can be considered a counter-trend to Fast food. It was created in response to the augmentation of fast food a culture, the diminishment of people caring where the food comes from, and the diminishment of local food traditions....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Factors to Childlessness - Factors associated with the trends in childlessness: (1000 words ) Trends in marriage, trends in formation of family—Drawing from the literature. Role of voluntary and involuntary factors (1000 words ) Is childlessness due to infertility or by circumstances or choice?- Drawing from the literature. The risk of childlessness is increased with the delay in the first birth. The reproduction span is also reduced and so is the number of children. Changes in educational level also leads to postpone ment of fertility.(Olah and Bernhardt 2008)....   [tags: Reproduction, Sweden ] 759 words
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Human Resources Planning at Marks & Spencer - Analysis of how relevant labour market trends relate to the ongoing human resources planning of Marks & Spencer When analysing the information of the labour market statistics, it is noticeable that M&S have explored national and local labour markets in relation to its workforce, which can be used in the nearest future. The relevant labour market trends are very important in human resources planning; because Marks & Spencer have to plan how they go on to conduct new recruitments, hiring the right people suitable in the labour market....   [tags: Human Resources Essays] 1234 words
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Pros and Cons of Home Schooling - Pros and Cons of Home Schooling Every parent is faced with the decision of whether or not to home school their child. While some families may find home schooling as being very helpful and beneficial to their child’s education, others may find that it is crucial their child be sent to a normal school. Some parents are hesitant to send their children to public school because of crime and lack of discipline and also because they fear that the quality of education is declining. Parents may also feel that sending their child to school will aid in their social development....   [tags: Education Classroom Teaching School Essays]
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The Aging Effects of Canada’s Population - The Aging Effects of Canada's Population It was 1947, World War II had finally come to a halt and Canadian soldiers were sent home. The large number of males returning back to their countries quickly made up for lost time which, in turn, triggered the Baby Boom. The United States, Australia, and New Zealand were all faced with baby booms; however, Canada had the loudest boom of all which lasted from 1947 to 1966. At the height of the boom, Canadian women were averaging four children each which explains why today that the Canadian population is approximately one-third boomers....   [tags: Papers] 2736 words
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Restaruant And Technology Portion For Policy - Restaurants and Technology With the health conscience society on the rise, new technology is being formulated to help restaurants and other food companies stay ahead of the game. Listed is a few of the technologies being formulated. I. Government initiatives and changes in the way food is formulated, packaged, and marketed may help to prevent obesity. (http://members.ift.org/NR/rdonlyres/1BAF932C-E1E2-4A52-99D4-8E1811048AB3/0/0208obesity.pdf) II. High-fiber diets are linked to lower body weight, but not all fibers are equally effective at enhancing satiety and decreasing food intake....   [tags: Business Technology] 1329 words
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HR Roles and Responsibilities Paper - HR Roles and Responsibilities Paper Human resource management is described as "the policies, practices, and systems that influence employees' behavior, attitudes, and performance."(Noe, R., Hollenbeck, J., Gerhert, B., Wright, P. (2003). Fundamentals of human resource management, 1e. McGraw-Hill Companies.) The human resource department is essential to the progress of an organization....   [tags: HR Human Resources Business] 984 words
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External and Internal Factors - External and Internal Factors There are many external and internal factors that impact the planning functions of management. We must all be mindful of these factors because they could have an enormous impact on organizations productivity. The process of assessing the external and internal factors that an organization will face can be vital to the planning function of management. One must determine a set of issues and constraints and then list the assumptions that will impact the implementation of the plan....   [tags: External Internal Factors Management Essays] 1045 words
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Shoe Industry - The Shoe Industry consists of a multitude of footwear categories, varying in utility, style and occasion. When overseeing the market for the shoe industry, we must look at the influence of all shoe trades universally to comprehensively understand how the disparities in sales relate to the needs of specific regions. The global retail market within the shoe industry currently represents $185 billion, driven primarily by Asian and Latin American economies and is expected to reach $211.5 billion by 2018....   [tags: footwear, casual, athletic]
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English Language and Literature in the Middle ages - English Language and Literature in the Middle ages English Society of the Middle Ages saw many developments and new trends, but none so plainly as the developments witnessed in the Language and Literature of that time. It began with the Norman Conquest: eloquent french words substituted for the “harsh” saxon equivalents, primarily in the upper levels of society. Literature began to reflect these changes in the language, and continued to evolve throughout the Renissance. Together, these aspects helped define the Middle Ages....   [tags: essays papers] 651 words
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Conforming To The Ways Of The World - Conforming to the Ways of the World These days, the brand of clothes we wear and the corporate logos that are on clothes, can tell a person the type of people we want to be associated with and where we stand on the social ladder. Children, teenagers, and adults allow themselves to help advertise for fashion designers by wearing corporate logos because wearing these logos gives them a sense of belonging to a certain group of people, social status, or a so-called “in crowd.” Corporate logos are the fashion trend for the present, but just like every popular fashion trend in the past, the corporate logo trend will soon no longer exist....   [tags: essays research papers] 596 words
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A Few Things about Cremations and What It All Could Mean - For the purposes of this paper, it is important that we take the time to define a term. cremation \Cre*ma"tion\ (kr?-m?"sh?n), n. [L. crematio.] A burning; esp., the act or practice of cremating the dead. When taking the time to examine current trends concerning cremation in the Untied States of America today, it is impossible to do so without coming across some very fascinating facts. Before exploring these facts and statistics, it should be noted that before the time of Christ (before the Common Era) it was customary for people to be cremated....   [tags: Health] 1356 words
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Social, Cultural and Ethical Issues Relevant to Tesco Plc's Operation - Social, Cultural and Ethical Issues Relevant to Tesco Plc's Operation There are many different factors which affect the way companies operate and the policies they adopt. This essay will investigate and outline some of the different social, cultural and ethical issues which are relevant to Tesco Plc’s operation. This essay will begin by investigating into social attitudes of the customers and also the social trends of customers which affect the company’s social policies....   [tags: Business Management Ethics Culture] 1475 words
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External Forces Shaping The Future Of The Airline Industry - External Forces Shaping The Future Of The Airline Industry INTRODUCTION      The purpose of this report is to inform airline executives about the external forces affecting their industry and what they can do to keep up with the changing business atmosphere. The terrorist attacks of 9/11 had a grueling effect on the economy, and while most industries are almost back to their pre-9/11 financial status, the airline industry is lucky to break-even. This report will explain three leading trends that are forcing the airline industry to re-think their stance on strategic planning....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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I Will Write Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow - I Will Write Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." - Oscar Wilde Life, I think, if we could map it out on some sort of cosmic parchment, would be a tapestry of paths taken, woven in on each other in a tangle resembling nothing if not a spider web. Somewhere in the midst of these interlocking and twisting trails of all the ways I've gone, the ways I've planned to go and the roads I have abandoned I managed to find two trends that form a frame for all the other twists and turns that may come....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 2843 words
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Sustainable Agriculture: The Ethical Choice for the Future - Sustainable Agriculture: The Ethical Choice for the Future Thesis: The idea of sustainable agriculture is a legitimate, logical, and necessary approach to the new concerns and problems stemming from current agricultural trends in light of impending global food shortages and rapid depletion of natural resources. Introduction Agriculture has been a principal source of obtaining food to meet basic needs of humans for thousands of years. More recently, with the industrialization of agriculture, increased efficiency, and a decreased need for small rural farmers, there has been a resulting disconnect of consumers to the process in which their food is produced....   [tags: Environment]
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An Analysis of Key Enterprise Data Concepts - An Analysis of Key Enterprise Data Concepts Business intelligence has several different meanings depending upon the organization and its goal. I general, it involves the collection of data and using it to predict future trends. This information is used to make decisions regarding the direction of said organization. Many businesses offer solutions that propose to pull together data from a variety of sources into a single repository and then analyze the data to gleam whatever information is needed....   [tags: essays research papers] 860 words
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Getting a Job with a Physics Degree - So you finally did it. You graduated college. By this time not even your grandparents thought you would ever finish college. But somehow you managed to get a bachelors degree in physics and it only took you nine years. Pretty impressive. So what do you do now you ask. Well you could party. Partying is always a good idea, and after nine years of college you have partying down to a science. But your funds are lackinig and after 18 semesters of student loans, you have accumulated a substantial amount of debt.You need a job....   [tags: physics employment jobs employee]
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Growth Strategies for Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston - Growth Strategies for Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston If we at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston (OCB) intend to be a profitable business with plans of continued growth, then we must make some fundamental changes in the way we operate our business. First we need to get back to the very basics and write a business plan. The Information contained in a business plan will help us to determine who we are, where we want to go, and how we intend to get there. This basic information will bring us focus, and act as a guide for our actions in the future....   [tags: Business Strategy Analysis Marketing] 1827 words
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Marketing Cremation in the New Millennium - For the purposes of this paper, it is important that we take the time to define a few terms. Marketing The process of creating a product, distributing the product, pricing the product, services and ideas I order to facilitate satisfactory exchange relationships in a dynamic environment. (Funeral Service Marketing classroom notes- Gary B. Double Instructor) cremation The reduction of the dead human body to inorganic bone fragments by intense heat in a specifically designed retort or chamber....   [tags: Marketing] 2164 words
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International Student Enrollment at American Universities - International Student Enrollment at American Universities During our secondary data search, we were enlightened to the many issues, which face an international student when choosing a university. In this paper we would like to first highlight trends of international student enrollment in American universities. Next, we will discuss the advantages of studying in the United States. Finally, we would like to list some of the many reasons that an international student may choose a certain university....   [tags: Papers] 802 words
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Put the Cosmopolitan Magazine Down - Put the Cosmo Down One of the most ubiquitous trends in publications nowadays is the self-improvement magazine for women. These magazines’ initiative is to tell you how to dress, converse, love and manage your time like a woman who “has it all together”. While some of these tips may be helpful to readers, the implied standard that they set for their audience is almost always ridiculously out of reach. Such women’s magazines as Cosmopolitan and Elle are notorious for dictating the way a woman should act and behave in social contexts in order to appeal to men....   [tags: Essays Papers] 629 words
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Vanguard Case Analysis - Vanguard Case Analysis After reading through the Vanguard case, there were a few difficult forks in the road that Vanguard seems to be facing. The company’s future can be greatly affected by some of these difficult choices. Vanguard has to decide whether to change their investment offerings, further develop Internationally, or to simply advertise to increase their client base. Top managers at Vanguard have to step up to the plate and rollout detailed plans as to what path the company should take regarding some of these issues....   [tags: Business and Management Studies] 802 words
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