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Business Analysis: The De Beers Group - The De Beers Group, the dominant agent in the diamond mining, industrial diamond manufacturing and diamond trading sectors, has a significant mining presence in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Africa’s recent history is characterised by the West’s inexorable exploitation of African natural resources, resulting in a continent plagued by corruption, violence and slow development. Through committing to the ‘Living up to Diamonds’ initiative, De Beers aims to create lasting contribution to the communities in which the family of companies operate in (ENP Newswire, 14 June 2011)....   [tags: Business Analysis ]
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Charlotte Beers At Ogilvy And Mather - BACKGROUND Charlotte Beers became Ogilvy & Mather's first outsider CEO after its acquisition by WPP Group Plc in 1991. According to her memo dated May 19th, Beers' objective was to "re-invent" the mega-agency, whose inertia and complacency had eroded its competitiveness since the 1980s. In fact, Beer's tenure at Ogilvy constituted a re-creation of the agency, redefining its aims, processes, people, and structure in reaction to the demands placed by the changing advertising industry. ANALYSIS The main issue that confronted Beers was initiating and instituting organizational change at the core level....   [tags: Business Case Study] 1352 words
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De Beers 'A Diamond Is Forever' Campaign - De Beers : A Monopoly in the Diamond Industry De Beers advertising slogan "A Diamond Is Forever" has been the center of its effort to establish the stone as the only appropriate gem to symbolize lifetime love and commitment. The more ad money spent, the more diamonds people buy. And when people buy diamonds, De Beers profits. It is the reason the company spends $180 million a year worldwide to advertise cut diamonds--a product it doesn't even sell. There are very few companies ... you may struggle to find even one, that has been the leader of its industry for its entire - Miner and buyer of 70-90% of the world's rough diamonds - Buys rough diamonds directly from the diamond mine owners - Cut...   [tags: Business Marketing] 1289 words
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History of De Beers the Diamond Company - De Beers A young English boy’s failing health triggered his family to send him to South Africa in hopes that the hot climate would turn his ailing health around. During the late nineteenth century, Cecil John Rhodes, joined his brother in the fields to pick cotton. Rhodes soon moved on to the more lucrative field to pick diamonds. This excursion led Rhodes, whom the infamous "Rhodes Scholar" was named after, to a path that defined and dominated the diamond industry worldwide. He created, through a series of diamond mine purchases, what is known today as De Beers S.A....   [tags: Business] 804 words
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De Beers And U.S. Antitrust Law - 1. Briefly explain why some governments are concerned with monopolies. Monopoly, means that a firm is sole seller of a product without any close substitutes, controls over the prices the firms charge. Government sometime grants a monopoly because doing so is viewed not only to be in the public interest, but also to encourage it with price incentives. However, monopolies fail to meet their resource allocation efficiently, producing less than the socially desirable quantities of output and charging prices above marginal cost....   [tags: Economics Monopoly] 1043 words
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Has The De Beer Diamond Lost I - "And while the law [of competition] may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department." -Andrew Carnegie Since the 1930’s when Sir Ernest Oppenheimer established the Central Selling Organisation, De Beers Consolidated Mines have controlled the selling and marketing of approximately 80% of the world’s rough diamond production (Capon, 1998). However, in 1996, Australian company, Argyle, stunned the world by announcing that they would no longer market diamonds through De Beers C.S.O....   [tags: essays research papers] 1156 words
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A Diamond is Forever - A Diamond is Forever An Examination into the De Beers Monopoly “A Diamond is Forever” – is one of the most successful slogans of the twentieth century. The advertising slogan belongs to De Beers, the world’s most successful monopoly of trade. “A Diamond is Forever” has been the center of De Beers’ effort to establish the stone as the only appropriate gem to symbolize lifetime love and commitment. The slogan, along with the $180 million dollars spent yearly in advertising by De Beers , has been immensely successful as the company continues to remain the leader of its industry – a monopoly of the diamond trade....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Price of Diamonds is Too High - “THE PRICE OF DIAMONDS IS TOO HIGH” For more than a century the diamond industry has flourished beyond expectations. The diamond has grown from a small yet rare gem stone to that of a rather large and powerful symbol of wealth. The industry has been controlled by one major corporation, De Beers. De beers along with the cartel it set up has built an industry that will last forever. (Spar, 2006) This paper will analyse the diamond industry, paying specific attention to the cartel, how it operates; the future of the system and examine what the price of diamonds would be without a cartel system and a brief history on the diamond industry....   [tags: jewellry, south africa, monopoly]
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South African Diamond Trade: Enforcement and Perpetuation of Apartheid, Past and Present - South African Diamond Trade: Enforcement and Perpetuation of Apartheid, Past and Present I. Introduction South Africa was a rich country with a beautiful landscape and a rich culture. There were tremendous natural resources in South Africa and spectacular beauty. South African society was fluid and accepting, allowing people to move from one tribe to the next, without discrimination. This accepting and truly benevolent moral system, perhaps turned out to be a fatal flaw, manipulated and abused by European colonists who arrived in 1652 and have left an indelible legacy on the nation of South Africa (Thompson, 33)....   [tags: A Level Essays]
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Analysis of Samuel Adams and Boston Beer Company - The Boston Beer Company and Samuel Adams have both had a long history. Since the 1870s, six generations of the Koch family have been involved with beer. In the early 1980s, the seventh generations almost turned his back on the family business. After graduating from graduate school, Jim Koch wanted to stray always for the family business and seek a career in management consulting. After a short time in the consulting business, Koch decided that he just could not ignore his destiny to create a new, different beer....   [tags: beer industry, koch family, brewing company]
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Quality Teachers in the American Education System - Lately, it seems every time you pick up a newspaper it contains a story on the inadequacy of our nation’s educational system. Society is forever blaming its woes, from not being able to multiply to not being able to balance a checkbook, on a bad teacher. We all, at sometime in our education, have had to sit through the boredom and uncertainty of teachers like Christian Zowodniak’s freshman English teacher, Jeff. Teachers like Jeff made it appear that our teaching universities are turning out unqualified teachers, but this is not the case....   [tags: philosophy of education, descriptive] 1190 words
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Debeers Diamonds in Asia - Case - De Beers: Diamonds are for Asia Strengths: • There are commonalities in diamond perceptions more than differences • Average price of every piece sold was more than twice of US or Europe as size and quality of diamonds is greater. • 1990 help the jewelry industry to develop • Diamond acquisition threshold in China was a house hold income of 250 USD per month. • Expanding group of newly wealthy people, openness to change • About status within your peer group. Even people on low monthly salaries would buy a high quality diamond: it was a family driven purchase....   [tags: Business Case Study] 1661 words
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Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting in Residential Homes - Rainwater harvesting systems provide a source of clean water that comes from the sky and has a positive impact on the environment Rainwater harvesting is collecting rainfall and storing it to meet the water needs (Gelt, 2005). This type of water collecting system has been growing widely throughout the United States and other countries were they may not have a continue flow of water for their needs Harvesting rainwater for residential homes has given families to not depend on wells and municipal water systems from their town, giving the families an alternative or supplemental water source that is free of charge to use....   [tags: Conservation ]
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Polypharmacy Among the Elderly - Introduction Polypharmacy among the elderly is a growing concern in U.S. healthcare system. Patients who have comorbities and take multiple medications are at a higher risk for potential adverse drug reactions. There is a great need for nursing interventions in conducting a patient medication review also known as “brown bag”. As nurses obtain history data from patients at a provider visit, the nurse should ask “what medications are you taking?” and the answer needs to include over-the-counter medications as well....   [tags: Nursing] 1310 words
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Causes of the French Revolution and How They Affected French Nationalism - The birth of a changed nation began with the death of an Ancient Regime. A regime that controlled its citizens, taxed the poor, and restricted the voices of the people of France. A regime that lived far beyond its purpose and caused the nationalism of the people to be ripped at the seams. In the late 1700s under the reign of Louis the 16th the nation of France fell deeper into debt, poverty, and despair. Under the strain of starvation, this country was hungry for a revolution. The common people making up the 3rd estate rebelled against the monarchy through both passive and aggressive methods....   [tags: World History ]
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MillerCoors LLC - Organizational History and Current State of Affairs - This section describes the organizational history and the current state of affairs of MillerCoors LLC. It will start by describing the beginnings of the two companies that merged to create MillerCoors. This section will also discuss the culture, important leaders of the company, product offerings and target markets. MillerCoors LLC, with headquarters located in Chicago, Illinois, is in the brewery industry and employs roughly 4500 people between the headquarters and nine breweries across the country, two of which also hold division offices....   [tags: Business Analysis ]
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Americas Adoration for Africa’s Diamonds - Diamonds are a symbol of love, exchanged to arrange the vows of marriage and a promise to be together forever. Unfortunately, the means of obtaining this symbolic diamond may very well be the very opposite of what they are meant to represent, oppression and violence. While at its peak conflict diamonds were 4% of the total diamond market, now it is down to 1%. However, 1% of a 16 billion dollar a year industry is copiousness. Subsequently, why is it that our greed and desire to want these precious stones greater than the loss of life and exploitation of an entire civilization....   [tags: International Trade]
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New Belgium Brewing: SWOT Analysis - Strengths: 1) Stakeholders Since its conception in the early 1990, the facility has been moving toward employee-owned (Gorski, 2013). 2) Environmental impact Strives to be a leader in environmental responsibility 3) Marketing The company went with a new concept the “Follow your Folly where it relied on whimsical branding that evoked nostalgic and reflective memories” (Ferrell, 2010.pg 67/473). 4) Sustainability Strives to be the leader in micro brewing while maintaining the core values it started with and had employee buy in even before it went” 100 % employee owned in2013” (Gorski, 2013)....   [tags: social responsabilities, environmental impact]
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Classification of Beer - Classification of Beer What's more refreshing on a hot summer day than a nice cold beer. Or how about drinking a nice cold one with some buddies after work at a local bar, sound nice doesn?t it. Beer has been around for many years and will probably be around for many more. A beer is any variety of alcoholic beverages produced by the fermentation of starchy material derived from grains or other plant sources. The production of beer and some other alcoholic beverages is often called brewing. Most every culture has there own tradition and the own take on beer, thus producing many different styles and variations....   [tags: Classification Essays Beer Alcohol Essays] 1307 words
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Classifications of Beer - Classifications of Beer What's more refreshing on a hot summer day than an ice cold beer. How about drinking a cold one with some friends at a local bar after a hard day's work, sounds satisfying doesn't it. Beer has been around for hundreds years and will be around for hundreds more. A beer is any variety of alcoholic beverages produced by the fermentation of starchy material derived from grains or other plant sources....   [tags: Classification Essay] 1332 words
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Brogurt Bar - Frozen yogurt, a popular fad in today’s society, is a treat that is craved by most women. Because of the popularity of frozen yogurt, and how these businesses seem to be booming all over the country, we wanted to create a place similar to that of your typical yogurt shop, but with a different type of clientele. The Brogurt Bar will be an environment that will specifically accommodate men who want to escape the pressures of work, school and home; however this will not stop women from wanting to come and enjoy a night out....   [tags: Business]
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Colonization in China - From history, it can be known that China is a country which has been colonized by several nations such as Britain and Germany. Though there was a time with weakness and invasion of other countries, China recently became one of the countries that have the speediest development in the world. To achieve this is not an easy thing but how could China accomplish it. Except a great deal of effort made by Chinese people, this unbelievable rate of improvement in China may also have an indispensable relation with the colonization of some other countries....   [tags: International Government ]
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Modelo’s International Expansion - Every year society looks forward to bringing in the New Year with new ambitions, dreams and goals that they believe will make them value their self worth just a tad bit more. But it’s always funny how fast; said ambition, dreams and goals hardly ever get accomplished or how we manipulate them to be conventional to where we are currently in our lives. For consumers, the New Year is equated to making changes as this is also true for the beer industry. The last few years have mark many interesting changes and trends emerged in the industry....   [tags: Market Research ]
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Madcap Case Analysis - Madcap Case Analysis Problem Definition: Considering 4 elements of the marketing mix and the case discussion of the general trends in the industry, it seems that MCB is experiencing problem with place and determining its target market. The case provides many examples of the company's difficulties in gaining more retail locations, maintaining sufficient inventory level, and, the most important, improper positioning of its product, which impeded the MCB to reach its potential customers. Key Facts: <ul> <li> 95% of beer was distributed through a three-tier system: producer - wholesaler - retailer....   [tags: Marketing Management] 1502 words
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Business Problem and Recommended Solution - Business Problem and Recommended Solution Intrigued by the opportunity of owning his business, Larry Brownlow must decide whether a distributorship opportunity with Coors is a worthy venture. To aid Larry with his decision, the following pages provide an assessment of this business opportunity. With a limited research budget of $9,500 (p.143), careful selection of reports was essential to obtain both the necessary data to project profitability (e.g., revenues, cost of sales, other expenses, Coors projected market share, retail pricing data) and to provide a qualitative, consumer-focused perspective that would give these quantitative projections a solid foundation....   [tags: Business Entrepreneurship Analysis] 2198 words
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Thinking Aloud - Thinking Aloud Reading comprehension may be the most important skill for any student to acquire and is therefore an area of particular interest to educators. Without adequate comprehension skills, students are limited in their reading, analytical and occupational abilities. To many, including the student’s themselves, comprehension or “good reading” skills begin and end with simple decoding. It is thought that if students can ‘read’ and define the vocabulary they are reading, then they also comprehend what is read....   [tags: Reading Education Learning Essays]
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Analyzing the Relationship Between the Celebrity Endorser and Product in an Advertisement - Advertising is vital to the success of companies within society. Through advertisements, companies are able to keep the general public informed, and reminded of new products and services available to them. As a result, it allows businesses to prosper and grow. However, the strength and believability of advertisements is what draws the attention of consumers, and persuades them to indulge in the product. Therefore, this is a vital component of advertising. In this assignment the relationship between the celebrity endorser and product in a magazine advertisement will be analyzed....   [tags: Advertising] 988 words
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Should Legal Drinking Age in the USA be Lowered? - Legal Adulthood Today, the legal drinking age in the United States has been set at 21. But what should be the legal drinking age in the United States is still become one of the most ongoing and controversial debate that we will find in the United States. The minimum drinking age continues to stir controversy specifically because age 18 is viewed as an important age for Americans. Once an individual turns to 18, he or she is now considered as a legal adult. As legal adult, individual are granted the rights and responsibilities of adulthood, such as vote in elections, get married, driving, buy cigarettes, own firearms, sign contracts, serve jury duty, enlist in military, and even able to go...   [tags: Alcohol, Maturity, Responsible]
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Teaching Respiratory Therapy through Problem Based Learning Approach - Allied healthcare professionals including respiratory therapists are increasingly in demand due to the steady growth in the number of patients that are presenting themselves to the healthcare system (Andrews Byington, Masini, Keene, & Burker, 2008). Yet studies have shown that respiratory care education programs have a higher attrition rate than that of other allied health professions (Andrews et al. 2008). This increasing demand for respiratory professions is not currently being met through traditional education means which has led to the exploration of alternative techniques to teach these practitioners (Murphy, Hartigan, Walshe, Flynn, & O’Brien 2010)....   [tags: healthcare, medical career]
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The Catalysts of The French Revolution - Nationalism creates a sense of identity among individuals and countries. As citizens unite with a common desire, the pride created can topple even the most controlling of regimes. During the French revolution in the late 1700’s, French nationalism rose to an all time high. Unfortunately the death and destruction was an irrefutable consequences. During the late 1700’s the biggest events that happen to allow the French revolution to build are the storming of Bastille, creation of the national assembly, execution of monarchy, and the reign of terror....   [tags: French History]
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The Racial Ideology in the NBA - NBA (National Basketball Association) is not all about competition. The racial ideology has been present in the NBA. In NBA games, African American people are on display to entertain mainly white Americans. It reminds people of an inappropriate example, in the Colosseum, slaves bloodily fought among themselves or with animals until one’s death while the audiences viewed it as a kind of entertainment. Today, however, American society does not tolerate any downright prejudice, and the NBA helps to build this racial ideology in a more modern and subtle way....   [tags: Sports, Social Change] 1580 words
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Medication Management for Older Adults - Proper medication management among older adults can be challenging. Older persons may not fully understand the purpose of the medication and the importance of following the prescription as directed. Over the counter medication, herbs and supplements may not be considered medication; therefore, they do not inform their health care provider that they are taking them. Multiple health care providers can result in duplication of orders or adverse drug reactions. Improper management of medication may lead to adverse drug events ultimately extending a hospitalization or decreasing an older adult’s ability to function safely....   [tags: nursing, medication, prescription, health care]
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What Diamonds are Blood Diamonds? - Introduction This report represents weeks of research into a topic that my family has been raised to question since we were children. That topic is the circulation of diamonds across the world that were bought from mines that used the funds to help create a military that would enslave many parts of Africa. These diamonds, widely known as ‘blood diamonds,’ can be found in almost every corner of the world. These days, it is hard to find a diamond that doesn’t have a conflicting history. I made this report to investigate the questions: • Are there any alternatives to diamonds in circulation....   [tags: africa, conflict history, congo, debeers]
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Diamonds - Diamonds When you hear diamonds what do you think?. Most people think of a wedding rings and how expensive they are. Well when some people hear the word diamonds they might think of a company called De Beers and how they are considered a cartel. De Beers proved to be the most successful cartel arrangement in the annals of modern commerce. While other commodities, such as gold, silver, copper, rubber, and grains, fluctuated wildly in response to economic conditions, diamonds have continued, with few exceptions, to advance upward in price every year since the Depression.(the Economist, p17, June 3rd 2000) Through the years De Beers ha...   [tags: Papers] 1278 words
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In Just E.E. Cummings - 'in Just- ' Poem Analyzation What is the a year without spring. Spring is one of the most majestic occasions of the year. It is during the spring time when plants and flowers are blooming with heavenly colors and fragrant odors. In the spring, children dash around in their yards while letting out chuckles. They play games in the flawless weather during this perfect time of year. The sun's shine is more vivid than ever now that winter has passed weeks ago. Who would not want to reminisce this spectacular moment of life....   [tags: poetry, spring, literary tools]
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Blood Diamonds: The Conflict in Sierra Leone - Blood Diamonds: The Conflict in Sierra Leone History of Diamonds: The name "diamond" comes from the Greek word, "adamas" meaning unconquerable. Fittingly diamonds are made of pure carbon, and diamonds are the hardest natural substance known to man.[1] Diamonds have long been a sign of wealth and fortune. Kings and queens have worn these forms of concentrated carbon and even more countless millions people over time have lusted after them. These gems can be transparent, truculent white, yellow, green, blue, or brown....   [tags: A Level Essays]
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