August 13, 2013
The service-oriented industries tend to do better than production industries. Such industries as advertising, airlines, airports and banks performed better by than such industries as agriculture, mining, and manufacturing companies. The pattern in performance in the two industries arises from the fact that the production industries depend on the service industries for excellence. The production industries invest a lot in advertisement and travelling to facilitate their daily operations a feature that secures active operations for the service industries. Additionally, the production industries invest less resources in manufacturing and marketing their product a trend that affects the prices of the products thus making their operations less profitable. (more…)
Without a proper strategy, a company begins to drift away from the needs of its customers. It slowly becomes uncompetitive and makes little or no profit, eventually becoming a liability. This phenomenon is called the strategic drift (Handy, 1989). Strategies give proper direction to an organization especially in times of change in a business environment. It provides an organization with the scope of its strengths and weaknesses, its resources and competencies. It gives the organization a clear view of how to use them to satisfy the customers and eventually the shareholders. When starting small businesses, it is usually standard to have a document that outlines the strengths and weaknesses and some financial forecasting to convince stakeholders to support the venture. (more…)
Week 6 Discussion 1
Financial derivatives such as futures, forwards, swaps, options, structure debt obligations, which are used to manage risks, can be very beneficial to the entire portfolio. These derivatives allow the investor to mitigate some of their risks without necessarily having to have another contingency plan. For example, options are used then the loss is limited to the price paid for the options, in question. In the use of futures, there is no limit on the potential loss in case of a downturn, in the economy. Protection against the risk that inflation poses also allows for the risk mitigation process. (more…)
August 5, 2013
The main components in fish oil are Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These are commonly known as Omega-3. They are found in unsaturated form thereby prone to oxidation. Fish oil is famous for its various medicinal values, for example, curing of cardiovascular diseases, cancer, ulcers, improvement of immunity and prevention of inflammatory illnesses. When oxidation occurs, the oil becomes rancid and looses it medicinal values. It now becomes harmful to the body and if consumed in its oxidised form, it tends to use some of the nutrients found in the body to reverse its oxidised form thus harming the body (Mukhopadhyay 123). This is now where the purpose of my proposed project comes in, to study how naturally found antioxidants and proteins are used in curbing oxidation in fish oil.
Efforts to stabilize the oil to be used as food additives by use of antioxidants have led to complete alteration in food flavour. In addition, some have been identified to cause synergistic antioxidant effects on proteins. Through this project, we investigate the effect on antioxidants structure and protein structure on synergistic effects. (more…)
Unified logistic structure in an organization means that all logistical undertakings are handled under a single department. These ensure that there is coordination in organizational plans that do not provide room for conflict of activities. The unified structure also helps save funds as similar activities can take place together. The fragmented logistics structure falls under different department in an organization. Each department arranges its own activities without consultation with any other department. It works well in independent departments as there are reduced hold ups but it is inefficient and costly for the organization.
The Igbo people are considered as one of the Nigerian community that does not have a traditional story of its own. The ethnic group is culturally and socially diverse with several subgroups. The people live in villages, and all speak one language. This essay is a cogent analysis of the Igbo taking into considerations their geographical, historical and cultural settings of the Igbo people.
July 30, 2013
The first issue is whether Farmer and Fracaso entered into an agreement where all essential elements of a valid contract such as offer and acceptance, intentional to create legal relation, lawful consideration, capacity of parties, free consent, lawful object, and possibility of performance were met. In this case, consideration was executory which means that the promisor (Farmer) was yet to do the act of paying the agreed sum of $45,000 to Fracaso after the terms and conditions of the contract were fully executed.
The second issue is whether Fracaso breached the contract by delaying the completion of the barn which was supposed to be completed by 1st, March, 2005. The third issue is whether Fracaso reasonably observed terms and conditions of the contract by delivering sub-standard work against the expectations of Farmer. (more…)
Summary: The Effects of Food Marketing on Children as the Targeted Audience
The 51 studies produced evidence of how children respond to food advertisements. Thirty three of the studies provided evidence on causal relationships between food advertisements and children knowledge, preferences and behavior on food whereas the other 18 illustrated the response of children to the promotions. The main questions reviewed by the research included the following.
i. What is the response of children to food advertisements?
ii. Does a causal link exist between food advertisements and children’s knowledge, preferences and behavior on food?
iii. What is the degree of the above influence or link?
iv. In studies demonstrating children’s knowledge, behavior and preferences does this affect the total category sales or brand switching?
Definitions of Terms
Food knowledge refers to one’s recognition what food to eat and not to eat, components of a balanced diet, nutritional concepts and value of food and the ability to understand the composition of processed food. (more…)
The essay was truly interesting for me because it represented one of the most controversial religious topics. The paper immediately grabbed my attention. The first sentence presents the main theme and thesis of the paper. The work starts with the words “Genesis 22 is one of the most controversial .. parts of the Bible.” As a reader, I understand what the paper is going to be about. I realize that it would discuss various opinions according to the subject. I know the content of Genesis 22 and “Binding of Isaac”. The story is controversial, and it is interesting to know some new facts and views on this topic. The introduction legibly discusses what the paper will be about. It smoothly leads to the body of the paper.
July 25, 2013
Google and Facebook are two of the most visited websites in the entire world, and while each offer up different services to users, both share similar roots in the way each came into existence. Currently, Eric Schmidt heads Google while Mark Zucerberg stands as the CEO of Facebook. As these individuals are two of the most prominent and powerful individuals in the tech industry, each share some rather striking similarities, yet at the same time there are some also interesting differences, all of which have ultimately helped both Schmidt and Zucerberg become what they are today.
Both individuals came from rather well off families. While not necessarily rich, Eric and Mark most likely would fit into the upper middle-class demographic, as Mark’s parents were a dentist and a psychiatrist while Schmidt’s father served as a professor of economics at Virginia Tech. While born nearly three decades apart, the two individuals probably shared some similarities in their upbringing, but due to the time laps, Mark Sucerberg had access to computers and computer programming while Eric Schmidt didn’t gain access to computer programming until after he enrolled in college.