December 2017

Blabber Stuff

Doosan Baik
Business HL Lorence
Case Study Homework
a.   What is meant by “social responsibility” in the case study? (underlined above) (2)
Social responsibility in “Shell” refers to their obligation to serve the society for their well-being, which they commenced numerous actions to show their commitment to responsibility. Although they were being reeled from protests over being unethical, they took the time and effort to prepare reports to pressure groups and also researched a way to process renewable energy.b.  Outline 4 ways Shell could try to improve the ethical behavior of it’s employees.  (4)Training Programs for Employees: Employees will gain the skills necessary for doing their job properly, as well as learning what is right for the business, which will make them more aware of the fact that their actions may affect the firm’s future.Write a Code of Conduct: Instead of just heading into work immediately after getting recruited, if companies were to develop a code of conduct, the employees will be clearer of rules and regulations of the firm. This will lead to accurate actions from the workers.Set-up an Awareness Campaign within the Company: Even if the campaign is small, and being just inside the firm, introducing new methods and theories to workers on how to act ethical will make a big impact, as employees will realize the importance.Keep the Staffs Motivated: When employees are motivated, their actions tend to be more accurate and careful. This may not directly improve the ethical behavior of the employees, but may affect them over time. This can be done with extra payments, enthusiastic supervisors, and a clear set of goals for employees to strive for.c.  Analyze the advantages and disadvantages to Shell of setting and implementing socially responsible and ethical objectives. (6 marks)

Setting and implementing socially responsible and ethical objectives, as it happens to most companies, may improve corporate…

Hector and Achilles

The contrast between Achilles and Hektor that weaves its way throughout the Iliad is really Homer’s means of developing the conflict between individual values versus societal values. Achilles embodies the individual, alienated from his society, operating within the framework of his own code of pride and honor. He tends to represent passion and emotion. Like so many great epic heroes, he is ultimately not understandable. In contrast, Hektor, the great Trojan hero, is more human. He tends to exemplify reason over passion. He has a wife and son. He fights to save his city even though he knows the basis for the quarrel (Paris/Helen) is not worthy of the resulting destruction. Even in war, Hektor demonstrates more human qualities than Achilles. He hesitates; he gives ground; he is wounded; in the moment of crisis, he runs. Readers see more of themselves in Hektor, the family man who cares about his commitments. Achilles, the estranged loner, lies outside the reader’s comprehension.In terms of values, Hektor clearly upholds the norms of society. Book VI is justly famous for its presentation of Hektor with those close to him — his mother, Hekuba; his wife, Andromache; and his son, Astyanax. In this book there exists a tenderness and intimacy of feeling that occurs nowhere else in theIliad. Society depends on the bonds of love and family, and Hektor encompasses and fights for those bonds. Andromache seems to urge Hektor to leave the battle, but fleeing destroys the values of the society even more surely than fighting and losing does.
In contrast, Achilles has only Briseis, a prize of war. She is a slave/concubine, and while she evinces emotion toward Achilles and Patroklos, there is no real relationship between them. Achilles withdraws from battle because of Briseis, but only because he feels cheated of booty. Achilles is the individual, acting on the basis of a personal code, with little concern for how his actions may affect the greater community. Achilles follows…

Identity and Culture

Every person, or group of people, has an identity and a culture. An ‘identity’ is the image that one project out into the rest of the world, and ‘culture’ is the image which one has of themselves. Countries are no exception; every country over their course of history has created an identity and culture for themselves. It has been said that the worst act one could perform on another would be to strip them of their identity, and deny them of their culture. This is why, in order for a country to become a great nation, their culture and identity must be formed so that it is able to strive. History and the changes made to history are two of the main things that could create the identity and culture of a country. The Canadian Film Industry, which may further be expanded to the media industry, is a fantastic example of how the history of something in a country can shape and influence the identity and culture of the country. The history of the Canadian Film Industry allows us insight as to how the identity and culture of Canada were created. The first introduction of film into Canada was on June 27th, 1896, when there was a demonstration of the French ‘cinematographe’ in Montreal. It was the French Cinematographe which was the world’s first public view of moving pictures. These pictures were each only a few minutes long because technology was not yet advanced enough to make full length films. By the early 1900’s, permanent film theatres were built to showcase these short films. The film theatres became very popular, Jules and Jay Allen opened a chain of 53 of these theatres in 1923, which were later consumed by the American based Famous Players Company. When all of these short films came to Canada, they were mostly moving photographs of natural settings, however, news events began to be recorded so that the public could view them and have an idea of what was going on in the world around them. (CANADIAN FILM, CLANDFIELD). These were the first documentaries which the…


Popularity of Beats by Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre beats are the epitome of what’s hot in this generation. Everywhere you go, you can’t help but catch at least one person wearing a pair of the headphones. Several people had similar opinions on these expensive headphones on why they’re so popular and why they choose it over cheaper headphones with similar quality. It was two reasons that most people could agree to. They look good and they’re different from all other headphones, and they’re made by Dr. Dre who’s a music legend.
Buying and wearing these sets of headphones is like associating yourself with real music. Since I have a pair of solo beats myself, I agree with the people’s reasons to having beats. They’re comfortable, bass is amazing, and they make a strong fashion statement as they can pose as an accessory to your outfit.
Dre Beats are worn everywhere. Here at Dr. Phillips, there are numerous amounts of people with beats in a variety of colors and the type of Dre beats being used. The common ones being worn here are the solo’s, solo HD’s, and the studio’s. People who have studio beats here usually get them because they look better than the solo’s or there more versatile in it’s color customization. That and it comes with noise cancellation. People who prefer the solo’s or HDs like me think it’s better because it’s lighter, cheaper, smaller, and doesn’t need batteries like the studios.
Beats by Dre overall is just a proficient way of listening to music and another way of styling. It’s signature and overloaded bass alone is enough to persuade someone into buying some $200 or more headphones. As of now, no other headphones in the market are as hot as Beats by Dr. Dre are.

Franchising-Chain Mgmt

Assignment 5: Your Own Franchise, Part 2
Portia L Fairley
Chain Management and Franchising
Dr. Warren Jahn
September 3, 2013Evaluate your legal rights as a franchisee to determine if they favor the franchisor or the franchisee, or both equally.
The legal obligations that a franchisor and franchisee have to each other are spell out in the franchise agreement. For a business relationship to work, both sides need to understand their basic obligations to establishing a successful company. The skills, experience and determination that both the franchisor and franchisee bring to the table that help to make a franchise arrangement profitable. The signed franchise agreement contains written claims that the writing constitutes the entire agreement between the parties, franchisees should be aware that courts have been increasingly willing to go beyond the terms of the written franchise agreement to define the nature and extent of the enforceable rights and remedies of the parties. The enforceable agreement between franchisor and franchisee may be different than, or even contrary to, the written provisions in the franchise agreement. Often there are oral communications between the franchisor and the franchisee at the time the decision to purchase the franchise is made. In addition, oral commitments made between franchisor representatives and the franchisee during the course of the franchise relationship. These communications, if enforced, may give the franchisee legal rights beyond those set forth in the written agreement. How this works in practice is that most courts are willing to allow testimony as to communications to explain or clarify ambiguous writings. Additionally, evidence of the custom and practice in a particular industry and the course of conduct between the particular franchisor and franchisee, is generally admissible to assist the jury in determining what the agreement was. Therefore, if a franchisor has acted inconsistently concerning its…

Persuasive Essay for Gun Control

Persuasive Essay for Gun Control
Guns do not kill people, people kill people. This is a commonly used argument when gun control is the topic. Assuming that the latter part of this statement is true then why does it seem that our system is making it easy to equip these people with the means to kill. High assault weapons are intended to kill and pairing this with people who have not been properly screened or trained to handle guns of any type is an accident or tragedy waiting to happen. Having stricter gun control laws will help save lives by banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines, limiting who is able to purchase guns and, requiring mandatory gun safety classes prior to purchasing a gun.
Banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines would be a first good step towards creating stricter gun control. Most mass shootings use high assault weapons and though banning them may not eliminate them from happening it may help to reduce the amount of people that are killed. According to Nickitas, D.M. (2013) “Assault weapons or high-capacity magazines were used in 28% of the incidents, and when they were used, more than twice the number of people were shot and 50% more were killed” (p. 57). Hand guns can provide adequate protection to defend yourself against an intruder. The intent should be to disable and stop a person who may be posing a threat; not kill them. Law enforcement should be the only people who access to this type of fire power.
There should be a process in place to limit who is able to purchase a gun. This can be done by doing more in depth background checks that include a waiting period. Having a waiting period so that this can be completed will help to not let anyone slip through the cracks. Another thing to consider doing is to raise the minimum age limit to purchase guns. The minimum age to purchase guns should be twenty-one. Young adults still need time to develop the proper skills to make good decisions and learn how to handle their…


ACCORDING TO BUZZLE.COM: • Developed nations have outsourced manufacturing and white-collar jobs. Manufacturing goods overseas is cheaper because workers in developing countries, such as India and China, are willing to work longer hours for lower wages. Outsourcing causes many companies to put many of its workers out of the job.
• Exploitation of labor has risen. Child labor law are violated and safety regulations are ignored to produce cheap goods. Nepal, Kenya, and Bangladesh are countries where this laws have been violated due to a sinking economy forcing big businesses that are overseas to look for cheaper labor. In some countries, kids are forced to work to help keep the family just at the poverty line. • Terrorism becomes more apparent.
1. Hendrik Hertzberg wrote in The New Yorker (9/24/01) that globalization “. . . relies increasingly on a kind of trust — the unsentimental expectation that people, individually and collectively, will behave more or less in their rational self-interest. . . . The terrorists made use of that trust. They rode the flow of the world’s aerial circulatory system like lethal viruses.” Furthermore, the extreme Muslim fundamentalists (and others) worry that unbridled globalization can exploit workers and replace ancient cultures with McDonald’s and Mickey Mouse.
2. According to a report in The International Herald Tribune, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi drew a direct connection between the terrorists and anti-globalization protestors: “The terrorists were trying ‘to stop the corrupting effect of Western civilization on the Islamic world.”
3. Enemy nations can spread propaganda through the Internet and television. On September 16, 2001, bin Laden read a statement later broadcast by Qatar’s Al Jazeera satellite channel denying responsibility for the attack. In the 2004 Osama bin Laden video, he stated he had personally directed the nineteen hijackers. In the 18-minute…

Happiest Moment

What was the happiest moment in your lifeAR asked 4 years ago last updated 4 weeks ago
I usually answer questions but I wanted some feedback. Think about it; weigh your options. The happiest moment? A place or space in your life where time seemed to stop dead in it’s tracks for you. Just for you so that you could absorb every good thing that that minute, second, hour…whatever it was had to give you. That one occurrence that seemed to make all the bad **** in your life worth it, or at least, lessen the pain some. Open your hearts and please tell me all about it. Thank you! ~AR
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My happiest moment was when I found someone to love me. It seems so horribly unoriginal but it was more than just finding a husband and falling in love it was recieving that reward of completeness. We don’t realize just how empty we are until we find that one person who helps you see how much you’re worth. Shows you what you’re capable of. I thought of sucide, running away, vanishing i hated my life and myself, but then i was rescued. Now the arms of my husband are a strong hold, his shoulder is a resting place, his eyes are a haven full of beutiful things, and his voice is a sweet caress in times of lonliness. All of this may seem like such a bunch of bull **** but the day I found him was the day I started living. I’ve been happy ever since. Please don’t think me to cliche-yed. : )
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When I learned that the world is not so big and that I was strong.. I went through this depression phase and sometimes I do feel like the world is not worth it anymore.. But I found someone amazing who is willing to support me through thick and thin and I think there are many happiest moments in my life.. Not just one.. I am only fourteen but I have so much knowledge within me.. I feel like I have learned so much and when you are loved and supported you see ordinary things…

Women and Men Are Born Not Raised

Women and Men are made not born. Debate. Human differentiation on the basis of gender is a phenomenon that affects every aspect of person’s daily life. Women and Men are neither born nor raised, but instead are a complex tangle of biology and sociology. Firstly, the term ‘gender’ refers to the socially constructed categories of ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ and the attributes and behaviours that are assigned to the categories by society. Conversely, ‘sex’ refers to the universal distinction between men and women based on biological and physical differences as characterised by internal and external sex organs, hormones and genetics. Gender development is a fundamental issue because some of the most important aspects of people’s lives, such as the conceptions they hold of themselves and others, the socio-structural opportunities and constraints they encounter, and the social life they pursue are all affected by societal gender-typing. Biological determinism, sex role socialisation, social learning theory, social cognitive theory and sex role modelling are all important theories and influences on these crucial gender-typing developments.If there is a definitive relationship between sex and gender, it is logical to assume that the sex of a person will determine their gender, implying that sex and gender are innate; a position which is referred to as Biological Determinism. Each category, male or female, provides a gender identity, sexual orientation, personality structure, and gender based beliefs and attitudes. From the biological determinant standpoint all these social components are supposed to be consistent and congruent with one’s biology. Nyalunga (2007, p.1) concurs that Biological Determinism, also called Genetic Determinism, is based on the belief that all differences that exist between men and women are strictly biological. Biological Determinism is often used to support generalizations about men and women through hormone differences and brain…

Stages of Adolescent Development

Tracy Reed
HWS 334
Personal Project PaperDevelopmental Stages of Adolescent Girls
Adolescence represents one of the most critical developmental periods in life. In this paper I plan to discuss the developmental stages of adolescence I hope you extend the discussion beyond this to develop a position or thesis statement than you then argue. Reporting on the stages won’t quite meet the assignment’s objectives. Adolescence is a time of profound changes on all levels, this is the time when the individuals develops an identity and at the same time an individual faces difficult identity crises. During this period, teens have to cope with changes in their bodies and conforming to higher social expectations from adults and peers. Adolescence is defined as the period between childhood and adulthood when personal growth takes place (Hopkins, 1983) where is your full reference list? . Adolescence is also characterized as the period of experimentation, strong identification with certain people and groups, active fantasy lives, and probing into various philosophies, vocations, and the self (Liebert & Wicks-Nelson, 1981). A definition of adolescence is as follows: “Adolescence is a period in life that begins with biological maturation, during which individuals accomplish certain developmental tasks, and that ends when they achieve a self-sufficient state of adulthood as defied by society” One of the commonly accepted definition of adolescence created by psychologist Erik Erikson, (1968) describes the process of adolescence as a period during which young people grapple with the question of who they will become as well as who they are. While adolescence with all of its variations and applications attempts to simplify the process of youth development it is limited in the way that it addresses the constructs of race and gender (Brown and Gilligan, 1992; Buckley and Carter, 2005). So far, you haven’t come around to articulating a female specific thesis statement- be…