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A Biography of Henry Ford
A Biography of Henry Ford
A Biography of Henry Ford A Biography of Henry Ford Henry Ford was an American industrialist, best known for his pioneering achievements in the automobile industry. From humble beginnings he was able to create a company that would rank as one of the giants of American and World industry long after his death. There is no doubt that Henry Ford was a successful business man. The Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford\'s legacy, has left its mark on every continent in the world. However, Ford didn\'t gain
Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand Word Count: 1963 This essay will discuss the life and works of Ayn Rand. The woman who would become Ayn Rand was born Alice Rosenbaum on February 2, 1905. (Branden, Barbara pg.3 1986). She was born during the eleventh year of Nicholas II\'s reign in Russia.(Baker pg.1 1987). Rand\'s birth was just before a revolution in Russia, however this revolution was put down by her first year.(Branden, Barbara pg.3 1986). The Rosenbaum\'s lived quite comfortably under the czar.(Baker pg.1 1987).
A Biography of Henry Ford
A Biography of Henry Ford
A Biography of Henry Ford Henry Ford was an American industrialist, best known for his pioneering achievements in the automobile industry. From humble beginnings he was able to create a company that would rank as one of the giants of American and World industry long after his death. There is no doubt that Henry Ford was a successful business man. The Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford\'s legacy, has left its mark on every continent in the world. However, Ford didn\'t gain his success solely on his
Robert Burns
Robert Burns
Robert Burns Word Count: 1466 Robert Burns is a man of the most impassioned temper; with passions not strong only, but noble, and of the sort in which great virtues and great poems take their rise. It is his love towards his country, people, and nature that inspires him. That opens his eyes to its beauty, leading his heart and voice to praise them with his passion. Robert Burns was born January 25, 1759, in a straw-thatched cottage, to William and Agnes Burns. His mother had a great store of fo
The Life And Times Of Al Capone
The Life And Times Of Al Capone
The Life And Times Of Al Capone Word Count: 2233 The Life and Times of Al Capone by Bill Rollindubeys Alphonse Capone was born in New York City by two parents Gabriel and Teresa Capone. Capone\'s parents immigrated to the United States in 1893 from Naples, Italy. Capone came from a large family and was the fourth oldest of nine children. (Kobler 10). As a child, Capone was very wise when it came to living on the streets of New York. He had a clever mind when it came to street smarts. As far as
1984
1984
1984 Word Count: 1436 Nineteen Eighty-Four is a compelling novel, written in the period just after W.W.II. It details the life of one man, Winston Smith, and his struggles with an undoubtedly fascist government. The book is set approximately in the year 1984, in which Winston\'s society is ruled by a governing force known as The Party . At the head of this government is a fictional figure known as Big Brother, to whom all citizens must love and respect. In this society, privacy and freedom do n
All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front Word Count: 944 Maria Remarque\'s All Quiet on the Western Front is one of the greatest war novels of all time. It is a story, not of Germans, but of men, who even though they may have escaped shells, were destroyed by the war. The entire purpose of this novel is to illustrate the vivid horror and raw nature of war and to change the popular belief that war is an idealistic and romantic character. The story centers on Paul Baümer, who enlists in the German army wit
A Streetcar Named Desire
A Streetcar Named Desire
A Streetcar Named Desire Word Count: 706 A Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee Williams is known for his powerfully written psychological dramas. Most of his works are set in the southern United States and they usually portray neurotic people who are victims of their own passions, frustrations, and loneliness. The play represents the conflict between the sensitive, neurotic Blanche DuBois and the crude, animalistic Stanley Kowalski. Blanche visits the home of her sister, Stella, in New Orleans and
The House On MAngo Street
The House On MAngo Street
The House On MAngo Street Word Count: 989 Everyone has specific characteristics and qualities that make them the way they present themselves. Young, middle-aged, and old people are constantly forming the essentials that affect their self-awareness through their daily activities. Forming one’s identity is an ongoing process, because every person in the world can change people one way or another. In The House on Mango Street, the experiences young Esperanza faced day to day develop her true indiv
THE SUMMARY OF THE COSTS OF UNEMPLOYMENT
THE SUMMARY OF THE COSTS OF UNEMPLOYMENT
THE SUMMARY OF THE COSTS OF UNEMPLOYMENT Word Count: 518 THE SUMMARY OF THE COSTS OF UNEMPLOYMENT Some people believe that recessions are neither good nor bad but simply part of the natural survival of the fittest in the business world. Actually, it is not true. In The Costs of Unemployment, the authors tell us both the good and bad influences of recessions. Recessions will cause unemployment because of the loss of output and GNP. Some people may argue that unemployment is a part of the functio
Word Count: 2163
Word Count: 2163
Y2k Word Count: 2163 Less than two years until the year 2000. Two seemingly small digits may turn January 1, 2000 from a worldwide celebration into a universal nightmare. With computers mistaking the year 2000 for 1900, virtually all businesses that use dates will be affected. Not only will the companies be affected, but they are paying millions upon millions of dollars in order for computers to recognize the difference between the years 2000 and 1900. The year 2000 computer bug is a huge probl
Computer dealers are crowding shopping districts,
Computer dealers are crowding shopping districts,
Computer dealers are crowding shopping districts, and some analysts think the market is becoming saturated. In Connecticut alone, the two major shopping districts, Buckland and the Berlin Turnpike, for instance, shoppers can compare equipment and costs at Nobody Beats the Wiz, Lechmere, Circut City, Staples, and Office Max - all within minutes in one another. Yet, computer retailers insist that there has been a need for more stores - specifically their own - citing a nearly constant updating of
“It’s time to clean up this mess.” Famous last wor
“It’s time to clean up this mess.” Famous last wor
“It’s time to clean up this mess.” Famous last words heard from the mouths of many different politicians when talking about the national debt and the budget deficit. Our debt is currently $4.41 trillion and we have a budget deficit of around $300 billion and growing. Our government now estimates that by the year 2002 the debt will be $6.507 Trillion. While our politicians talk of balancing the budget , not one of them has proposed a feasible plan to start paying down the debt. In the early days
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
FORD MOTOR COMPANY GROUP PROJEC ACC 505 - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 12/01/96 TABLE OF CONTENTS DESCRIPTION PAGE INTRODUCTION................................................................................. 1 LIQUIDITY........................................................................................ 1-3 Working Capital................................................................................... 1 Current Ratio & Quick Ratio..................................................................
The Computer Market and Retailers: A Saturated Mar
The Computer Market and Retailers: A Saturated Mar
The Computer Market and Retailers: A Saturated Market The Computer Market and Retailers: A Saturated Market Computer dealers are crowding shopping districts, and some analysts think the market is becoming saturated. In Connecticut alone, the two major shopping districts, Buckland and the Berlin Turnpike, for instance, shoppers can compare equipment and costs at Nobody Beats the Wiz, Lechmere, Circut City, Staples, and Office Max - all within minutes in one another. Yet, computer retailers insis
Cutting the National Debt
Cutting the National Debt
Cutting the National Debt Cutting the National Debt It\'s time to clean up this mess. Famous last words heard from the mouths of many different politicians when talking about the national debt and the budget deficit. Our debt is currently $4.41 trillion and we have a budget deficit of around $300 billion and growing. Our government now estimates that by the year 2002 the debt will be $6.507 Trillion. While our politicians talk of balancing the budget , not one of them has proposed a feasible
Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company Ford Motor Company GROUP PROJECT ACC 505 - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 12/01/96 TABLE OF CONTENTS DESCRIPTION PAGE INTRODUCTION........................................................1 LIQUIDITY...........................................................1-3 Working Capital...................................................1 Current Ratio & Quick Ratio.......................................2 Receivable Turnover & Average Days\' Sales Uncollected.............2-3 Inventory Turnover & Av
Actions of the Government and The Increase in Pric
Actions of the Government and The Increase in Pric
Actions of the Government and The Increase in Prices Actions of the Government and The Increase in Prices The United States economy is currently producing at a level of full employment in long-run equilibrium. The government then decides to increase taxes and to reduce government spending in an effort to balance the budget. The results of the actions taken by the government is the decrease of real GDP. When taxes are increased that the amount of disposable income that is available to consumers
Adam Smith
Adam Smith
Adam Smith Adam Smith Adam Smith, a brilliant eighteenth-century Scottish political economist, had the advantage of judging the significance ol colonies by a rigorous examination based on the colonial experience of 300 years. His overview has a built-in bias: he strongly disapproved of excessive regulation of colonial trade by parent countries. But his analysis is rich with insight and remarkably dispassionate in its argument. Adam Smith recognized that the discovery of the New World not only b
Poverty and Welfare
Poverty and Welfare
Poverty and Welfare Poverty and Welfare Today it seems as if everyone has a theory about fighting poverty, now it is not necessary to be moving in the theoretical plane. Our country has had successful anti-poverty programs that were effective back a century ago, effective because they were based on these seven points: affiliation, bonding, categorization, discernment, employment, freedom, and God. But a key element in all of them is personal involvement and challenge, both material and spiritua
Bombardier Report
Bombardier Report
Bombardier Report Bombardier Report Analysis of Bombardier: Bombardier took on its present form in 1976 when MLW-Worthington, a manufacturer of locomotives, acquired Bombardier Ltd., a manufacturer of snow tractors and snowmobiles. The company was renamed Bombardier Inc. in 1978. The company has been active ever since in the acquisitions of various aerospace and transportation companies around the world. Nature of the Business Bombardier conducts business in five main areas: transportation equi
Broadcasting and Programing
Broadcasting and Programing
Broadcasting and Programing Broadcasting and Programing Steiner\'s Model Steiner\'s model on programming preferences and broadcasting choices tries to show how stations come to the conclusion of what programming to show. This model goes on the assumption that broadcasters will go after the largest audience possible. Going on the information given about this hypothetical situation, we can predict what each of the four stations in this market will show. There are three distinct audience preferenc
Book Review of Business Policy and Strategy: An Ac
Book Review of Business Policy and Strategy: An Ac
Book Review of Business Policy and Strategy: An Action Guide Book Review of Business Policy and Strategy: An Action Guide Submitted in partial fulfillment of B.S. in Business Administration Century University, New Mexico Grade = 95% A} Business Policy and Strategy: An Action Guide, by Robert Murdick, R. Carl Moor and Richard H. Eckhouse, attempts to tie together the broad policies and interrelationships that exist among the many functional areas which undergraduate students typically study. The
Business Plan
Business Plan
Business Plan Business Plan Business Plan: Progressive Consulting What follows is a complete business plan for a hypothetical company. Please copy or save to your disk and use as an example in developing your own business plan. If you would like to read a series of articles jump to Web Marketing . For additional business aids click on The Practical Tools of Consulting 1. 0 Executive Summary Progressive Consulting will be formed as a consulting company specializing in marketing of high technolog
Canada's Unemployment Rate
Canada's Unemployment Rate
Canada\'s Unemployment Rate Canada\'s Unemployment Rate For decades prior to the 1981-82 recession, the national unemployment rates of Canada and the United States had been nearly identical. Since then, a persistent unemployment rate gap has emerged. Throughout most of the 1980s, Canada\'s unemployment rate has consistently been about 2 percentage points higher than in the United States. The gap developed in spite of very similar economic performances across the two countries: the growth rate
Soft Drink Industry Case Study
Soft Drink Industry Case Study
Soft Drink Industry Case Study Soft Drink Industry Case Study Table of Contents Introduction 3 Description 3 Segments 3 Caveats 4 Socio-Economic 4 Relevant Governmental or Environmental Factors, etc. 4 Economic Indicators Relevant for this Industry 4 Threat of New Entrants 5 Economies of Scale 5 Capital Requirements 6 Proprietary Product Differences 7 Absolute Cost Advantage 8 Learning Curve 8 Access to Inputs 8 Proprietary Low Cost Production 8 Brand Identity 9 Access to Distribution 9 Expecte
Chinese Economic Reform under Communist Rule
Chinese Economic Reform under Communist Rule
Chinese Economic Reform under Communist Rule Chinese Economic Reform under Communist Rule Two years after the death of Mao Zedong in 1976, it became apparent to many of China\'s leaders that economic reform was necessary. During his tenure as China\'s premier, Mao had encouraged social movements such as the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution which had had as their bases ideologies such as serving the people and maintaining the class struggle. By 1978 Chinese leaders were searching
Clinton Administration's Proposal to Increase Taxe
Clinton Administration's Proposal to Increase Taxe
Clinton Administration\'s Proposal to Increase Taxes for Multinational Corporations Clinton Administration\'s Proposal to Increase Taxes for Multinational Corporations My topic is the increase if the taxes which Clinton Administration is planning. This increase in taxes will target multinational Corporations, end the favored tax treatment of extra long term bonds, It will also raise capital gains taxes by “changing the rules for computing the cost basis of securities when they are sold at a p
Comparing Japan and American Food Markets
Comparing Japan and American Food Markets
Comparing Japan and American Food Markets Comparing Japan and American Food Markets The Japanese Market has become vital to the U.S. Economy. Japan is the number one export market for the United States. In 1993, Japan accounted for 37.6 percent of the total growth in U.S. value-added exports. U.S. food products, in particular, are a huge market in Japan. American agricultural exports to Japan in 1993 were $8.7 billion. About one-third of Japanese agricultural imports come from the United States
Consequences of Trade Restrictions and Tariffs
Consequences of Trade Restrictions and Tariffs
Consequences of Trade Restrictions and Tariffs Consequences of Trade Restrictions and Tariffs How does imposing trade restrictions affect a country\'s macro economic objectives? Nowadays all countries need to trade between themselves. Countries always lack of some type of good and the only way they can get them is by importing them from other countries which do produce the desired goods. However, countries many times import products they are able of producing and now, this isn´t a matter of nee
Corporate Downsizing
Corporate Downsizing
Corporate Downsizing Corporate Downsizing - INTRODUCTION - Downsizing, restructuring, rightsizing, even a term as obscure as census readjustment has been used to describe the plague that has been affecting corporate America for years and has left many of its hardest working employees without work. In the 1980\'s, twenty-five percent of middle management was eliminated in the United States (Greenberg/Baron 582). In the 1990\'s, one million managers of American corporations with salaries over $40
The Death Penalty Should Continue to be Used in th
The Death Penalty Should Continue to be Used in th
The Death Penalty Should Continue to be Used in the U.S. The Death Penalty Should Continue to be Used in the U.S. Ever since the death penalty has been declared constitutional in 1976, thousands of people have been placed on death row and 314 of them have been executed.( Yaffe,1) Thirty-eight states now allow the death penalty, with New York being the last to adapt this legislation last March. Massachusetts and Iowa have been trying to pass a law that would to allow the death penalty to be used
Employee Assistance Programs
Employee Assistance Programs
Employee Assistance Programs Employee Assistance Programs This being the day of the great downsize many managers are hurrying to make the cut\'s and in doing so closely examining their Employee-Assistance Programs for effectiveness. What are they? How do they help? How do they work? Are they worth the hassle? What are they? By definition employee-assistance programs (EAP\'s) give a business the means for identifying employees whose job performance is negatively affected by personal problems. EA
Eastern Airlines Facing Bankruptcy
Eastern Airlines Facing Bankruptcy
Eastern Airlines Facing Bankruptcy Eastern Airlines Facing Bankruptcy In 1986, Eastern Airlines was in desparate trouble. The fourth quarter of 1985 had shown a $67.4 million loss, and financially experts had told Frank Borman, president and chief executive officer, that the airline had three choices: 1) a 20 percent pay cut for all union and noncontract employees. 2) Filing for Chapter 11 (bankruptcy) or 3) Selling the airline. On February 23, 1986, Eastern\'s board of directors met to decide
Role of Government in Mixed Economies Such As Aust
Role of Government in Mixed Economies Such As Aust
Role of Government in Mixed Economies Such As Australia Role of Government in Mixed Economies Such As Australia What role do governments have in modern mixed economies such as Australia? Using appropriate indicators (macro economic aggregates) outline the present state of the economy. In what ways is the Commonwealth government using fiscal and monetary policies to influence the Australian economy? What are the main features of the government\'s micro economic policy? Why is the government conc
Economics
Economics
Economics Economics The study of economics is helpful in several ways . Some of these I will comment on . First of all , technology levels affect a societies economy , so by learning what products are produced and how they are produced , you can see how technologically advanced a society is . By examining where the produced goods are sent/used you can get a better idea of what type of government the society is run by . By studying an economy and seeing how the economy uses resources , you can le
The Essence of Empowerment
The Essence of Empowerment
The Essence of Empowerment The Essence of Empowerment Empowerment is certainly not a new idea within the business arena. In fact, its concept has been around since the 1960\'s when American car manufactures suddenly realized that they were losing their butts to the Japanese producers. An extensive and extremely well-funded investigation for answers to the recurrent question, how do I get more out of my employees while simultaneously lowering my costs, did produce some implementable and construc
Ethics in Business
Ethics in Business
Ethics in Business Ethics in Business From a business perspective, working under government contracts can be a very lucrative proposition. In general, a stream of orders keep coming in, revenue increases and the company grows in the aggregate. The obvious downfalls to working in this manner is both higher quality expected as well as the extensive research and documentation required for government contracts. If a part fails to perform correctly it can cause minor glitches as well as problems tha
Executive Summary of Pepsico
Executive Summary of Pepsico
Executive Summary of Pepsico Executive Summary of Pepsico Through my research of Pepsico, I have calculated the cost of capital. A firm\'s cost of capital is imperative because it represents the funds used to finance the firm\'s assets and operations. First you have to estimate the cost of capital in order to minimize it. In estimating the cost of capital, you first have to find the cost of each capital component and then combine the component costs to find the weighted average cost of capital.
Advanced Export Marketing
Advanced Export Marketing
Advanced Export Marketing Advanced Export Marketing ADVANCED EXPORT MARKETING MAJOR ASSIGNMENT There are already many federal programs that assist exporters in various ways including Progam for Export Market Development (P.E.M.D.), Canadian International Development Association (C.I.D.A.) and Canadian Commercial Corporations (C.C.C.). These programs help exporters secure and enhance access for Canadian goods and services in world markets. They also strengthen Canada\'s international marketing e
Financial Report of Loewen Group Inc.
Financial Report of Loewen Group Inc.
Financial Report of Loewen Group Inc. Financial Report of Loewen Group Inc. The Loewen Group Inc. was founded in 1969. The company has two major headquarters in North America, one in Burnaby, British Colombia and a second in Cincinnati, Ohio. Loewen Group Inc. (L.G.I.) is the largest funeral services enterprise in Canada and is the second largest company in the North American Funeral Services Industry. L.G.I. owns 918 funeral homes and 269 cemeteries and also engages in the pre-need selling of
Financial Instability
Financial Instability
Financial Instability Financial Instability The soaring volume of international finance and increased interdependence in recent decades has increased concerns about volatility and threats of a financial crisis. This has led many to investigate and analyze the origins, transmission, effects and policies aimed to impede financial instability. This paper argues that financial liberalization and speculation are the most reflective explanations for instability in financial markets and that financial
Frederick Winslow Taylor: Business Management
Frederick Winslow Taylor: Business Management
Frederick Winslow Taylor: Business Management Frederick Winslow Taylor: Business Management Lenoir Community College Frederick Winslow Taylor Business Management David Mercer Tuesday, February 04, 1997 CONTENTS I. Introduction......................6 II. The Younger Years.................7 III Midvale Steel Company.............n IV Inventions........................n V. Pig-Iron Handling Experiments.....n VI. Shoveling Experiments ............n VII. Conclusion .......................n APPENDI...
GDP As a Measure of the Economy
GDP As a Measure of the Economy
GDP As a Measure of the Economy GDP As a Measure of the Economy The GDP is not a sufficient gauge of how the nation\'s economy is doing. The GDP is a sum of the monetary value of what has been produced in the nation in the past year. The formula for calculating the GDP ignores a large percentage of the activities that transpire in the nation\'s economy. The formula ignores several things as work done in the home and activities in the underground economy. In general, the GDP includes several ite
General Motors - Financial Ratio Analysis
General Motors - Financial Ratio Analysis
General Motors - Financial Ratio Analysis General Motors - Financial Ratio Analysis I. General Motors History Highlights In its early years the automobile industry consisted of hundreds of firms, each producing a few models. William Durant, who bought and reorganized a failing Buick Motors in 1904, determined that if several automobile makers would unite, it would increase the protection for the group. He formed the General Motors Company in Flint, Michigan, in 1908. Durant had bought 17 compan
Import Substitution
Import Substitution
Import Substitution Import Substitution Describe import substitution (Inward looking) developmental strategy, clearly outlining the differences between the first and second stage. Assess its effectiveness in promoting economic development. Compare inward looking and outward looking strategies and discuss the assertion that the latter is superior. The First Stage of Import Substitution: All present day industrial and developing countries protect their manufacturing industries for the domestic ma
The Investment Industry
The Investment Industry
The Investment Industry The Investment Industry The investment industry is composed of a wide variety of firms. The main players include independent full line brokerage firms, investment bank subsidiaries of chartered banks, and discount brokers. Independent full line brokerage firms offer a wide range of services, including underwriting, trading of stocks, advice and research. In essence, the full service brokerage subsidiaries of chartered banks offer the same services, however, banks\' broke
Information Technology Outsourcing
Information Technology Outsourcing
Information Technology Outsourcing Information Technology Outsourcing Information Technology outsourcing is the contracting out of part or all of an organization\'s IT activities. New trends have included operations, programming, and technology planning. The main reason for information technology outsourcing is to gain immediate economic gains for the company, usually through savings. Financial motivations aren\'t first on businesses minds though; other strategic objectives are. Outsourcing c
Increasing Shareholder Wealth
Increasing Shareholder Wealth
Increasing Shareholder Wealth Increasing Shareholder Wealth INTRODUCTION The goal of all corporations is to increase shareholder wealth. Shareholder wealth is increased is by increasing the corporation\'s profit. In a corporation involved in manufacturing, reducing the cost of the factors of production is essential for growth. One of the major components of production costs is labor. When in comes to labor costs, the corporation and the worker usually have very different goals. The corporation
Intel
Intel
Intel Intel Results of operations. Intel broke a record in net revenues in 1995, for the ninth consecutive year, rising by 41% from 1994 to 1995 and by 31% from 1993 to 1994. Higher volumes of the rapidly raising Pentium microprocessor family, partially offset by lower prices, and increased sales of related board-level products were responsible for most of the growth in revenues in 1994 and 1995. Revenues from the Intel486 microprocessor family declined substantially in 1995 due to a shift in ma