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Stopping Home Foreclosures and Loan Failures - There are two dichotomous problems facing the American economy today. First, how do we stop home foreclosures and, ultimately, loan failures in the country as a whole. Second, how do we encourage the flow of money from the banking industry to the public in order to enable free and aggressive economic growth through spending. It is clear the American economy has grown faster than the individual citizens can pay for. Without the utilization of consumer and industrial credit, continued economic growth will be, at best, slowed and, at worst, entirely stymied....   [tags: Foreclosures, Loan Failures, economy, USA, credit,] 2491 words
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The Failures of Violence - Violence is inherently flawed. In the immortal words of Gandhi, "Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary." Therefore the most successful strategy for long-lasting peace and independence is nonviolence. This concept is crucial to understand the history of this time period. Violence and the lack of it, nonviolence plays a major role in the play of this chapter. Many question the practicality of nonviolence: “How can it work?” “Why can't armed and powerful opponents simply kill everyone that doesn't agree with them?” The answer couldn't be simpler: because the people will revolt....   [tags: Violence] 1600 words
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The Successes and Failures of the Progressive Era - The Progressive Era was a time of great reforms in government and in factories. There were a few different forms of Progressivism: the muckrakers (from a character in John Bunyan's book Pilgrim's Progress) were the type of Progressives who exposed corruption. For example, Collier's and McClure's journalists, some of them secretly went as far as moving into the slums to get the full sense of what life was like for the downtrodden, and shed light on what the slumlords were allowing to happen in their buildings....   [tags: corruption, immigrants, temperance movement] 810 words
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The Successes and Failures of Personalized Medicine - The twentieth century marked a revolutionary transformation in the field of molecular biology and human genetics. This profound scientific advance gave birth to a new perspective in medicine, known as personalized medicine. This approach of targeted therapy focuses on the distinct molecular characteristics of an individual, and uses this information as a way to diagnose a person's disease as well as choose specific treatments that target the particular molecules, such as proteins, involved in the disease....   [tags: transformation, genetics]
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The Failures of the Southern Reconstruction Era - Criterion A: Plan of Investigation (105) This paper plans to investigate how the failures of the Southern Reconstruction Era lead to the African American Civil Rights Movement in the mid-twentieth century. The utilization of various primary accounts such as that of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, newspapers, and letters are crucial to evaluate the contribution Reconstructive failure made in regards to the demand for greater social equality in the 1900s. Additionally, examining the differences between Northern and Southern perspective during and after the Reconstruction era, as well as throughout the 1950s and 1960s will allow one to identify to what extent white American perspective expedite...   [tags: American Civil Rights Movement, US History]
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The Importance of Overcoming Failures - ... To fix this matter, I requested the help of a tutor. With my tutor’s help, my grades improved. At first, I was self-conscious about how others see me and thought that I would not succeed at anything with the way was doing at school. But as I worked hard in school, my self-conscious nature decreased and I began to believe in myself academically. Since my early childhood, I would often isolate myself in my room all day. Although I was content with this, my family wanted me to enjoy life. They encouraged me doing sports but I had no interest at the time....   [tags: learning from mistakes, personal reflection] 529 words
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Government Bailout for Corporate Failures - Gup (2003) brings out that financial trouble is a periodical concern that occurs to banks, industrial companies and other organizations. Gup begins his article by reviewing the history and importance of government bailouts for corporate failures. In his article on “What Does Too Big to Fail Mean?” he uses rhetoric questions in order to engage the readers in his analysis of government bailouts. For instance, he poses the question, “what should governments and government regulators do about it?” (Gup, 2003, p....   [tags: Article Review]
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Turning My Failures to Success - Traditionally, failure is seen as a negative concept and is defined as lacking success. I, on the other hand, try to put a positive spin on everything in life. I see failure as obstacle that is experienced by all, but it does not define an individual. Failure in essence will force an individual to be more receptive to their surroundings and actions and also will force an individual to mature. Looking back on my childhood years I can now pinpoint the areas where I failed and I can confidently say that I have grown and prospered due to those failures....   [tags: mature, attention, management, anti-social] 624 words
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Technology Enhanced Learning Failures - Most modern institutions have embraced the need for technology enhanced education in the past few years. The young people born around 1985 to 1995 were introduced to the new technology at their early stage in life. Furthermore, there has been a great competition within institutions of higher learning where they have embraced the new technology to fight what they term as traditional ways of teaching. The education sector has been influenced greatly by the advancement in technology globally leading creation of learning practices like e-learning (Lee & Cher , 2013, pp....   [tags: higher learning, technology enhanced]
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Preparing for System Failures - System failures causes havoc everywhere. It can affect the performance of a firm and organization especially in terms of business. System failures affect the organizations involved in creating, maintaining and using them and also affect the people direct or indirectly. The people affected in these scenario is such as project managers, programmers and system analysts, graphic specialists, operators and much more. But they also include other people connected to the project concerned such as directors, line manager, service personnel and employees....   [tags: UPS, backups, firewalls] 570 words
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Environmental Economics: Market Failures - “Most environmental and natural resource problems arise because of market failure, therefore solving these problems could be easily achieved through the appropriate extension of markets.” Critically evaluate this statement with reference to specific examples of pollution, natural resources and environmental public goods. The market represents a decentralized exchange mechanism that allows society to allocate resources efficiently. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2011) An example of a perfect market for the supply and demand for oysters is shown in Figure 1....   [tags: Protecting the Environment]
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The Failures of Gallipoli - The Failures of Gallipoli The objectives of the campaign were to capture Gallipoli, and then invade Constantinople. This would knock Turkey out of the war and encourage Turkey’s neighbours to join on the allied side. Then they would invade Austria through the South and leave Germany isolated and unable to continue the war. The allies failed these objectives due to many reasons. The first reason for failure was due to lack of training and training in the wrong terrain. The allied and ANZAC troops were trained in the desert for a short period while Gallipoli was rocky with hills and trenches....   [tags: Papers] 1851 words
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The Failures of Prohibition - In the 1920s, prohibition was put into effect. No one was allowed to consume, sell, or transport alcoholic beverages. Prohibition was meant to help Americans better themselves physically and emotionally. It was also meant to decrease crime rate and reduce taxes on jails and poorhouses. Prohibition was the government’s way of attempting to purge moral failings. Prohibition was indeed a failure. In David E. Kyvig’s article, he argues that prohibition was in fact a failure. Kyvig states that, “While in reality national prohibition sharply reduced the consumption of alcohol in the United States, the law fell considerably short of expectations....   [tags: Alcohol, Great Depression] 525 words
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Compare the Sucesses and Failures of Patriarchy in Colonialism - Compare The Successes And Failures Of Patriarchy In Colonialism, In “The Tempest”, “Translations” And “Things Fall Apart”. In “The Tempest”, “Translations” and “Things Fall Apart”, the theme of patriarchy is evident in various aspects. For instance, there is patriarchy present when Prospero controls and dominates Caliban and Miranda in “The Tempest”. Likewise, in “Translations”, the theme of patriarchy is also present with Hugh’s dominance over Manus and Manus’s dominance of Sarah. In “Things Fall Apart”, patriarchy is also apparent, primarily seen with Okonkwo controlling his wives and children....   [tags: dominance, power, inequity]
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Do the Benefits Outweight the Failures of Outsourcing - ... From communication failures to cultural barriers outsourcing critical functions like new product development is not without its perils. In Smartsourcing (2006), Thomas Koulopoulos and Tom Roloff argue that outsourcing can only be successful when an organization is clear on its own mission, goals, and competitive advantage (Koulopoulos & Roloff, 2006). The organization must know what it does best so that they can accurately fit outsourcing into its company’s strategic management framework. By being able to choose the appropriate vendor the company will know exactly what it needs from its vendors, and can then think about how to manage in a way that's going to create a return on investmen...   [tags: innovations, organization, costs] 687 words
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Intelligence Failures: 9/11 and Pearl Harbor - Throughout history there are multiple intelligence failures such as 9/11 and Pearl Harbor. These failures are due to intelligence collected which was either delayed or misdirected to the rest of the intelligence community. Both events had catastrophic consequences and yet these tragic events has allowed the intelligence community to develop better security like warning signals and combat readiness to protect the United States. Pearl Harbor is still considered one of the worst intelligence failure in the history of the United States to date....   [tags: communication, technology, war] 541 words
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Reasons for Our Successes and Failures in Life - ... I can relate some episodes of Lac Su’s memoir. The person I had become and where I am now is thanks to my father. He was very strict with me and had high expectations for me. I can assume that Lac Su is somehow thankful to his dad as I am because he states at the end of his memoir that “Pa was always working on this bridge, and it was in sight while I was growing up, though it was too far from being finished for me to appreciate. When I finally reached the bridge, it was there for me to cross with ease”(246)....   [tags: tiger parents, Asian culture]
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John Fitzgerald Kennedy in Office - ... The Soviet leader, Nikita Krushchev, who secretly deployed ninety nuclear missiles in Cuba also had a tie-up plan if the United States were to attack the weapon sites. Krushchev wrote in his memoirs, “if a quarter or even a tenth of our missiles survived—even if only one or two big ones were left—we could still hit New York, and there wouldn’t be much of New York left” (1). President Kennedy offhandedly created a jerry-built policy that included an ban on any shipment of Soviet missiles and demanded that all weapons in Cuba be removed....   [tags: accomplishments and failures]
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Administrative Failures Surronding the L'Aquila Earthquake - Introduction “Disasters do not just happen – they result from failures of development which increase vulnerability to hazard events” (White, Philip et al, 2004, 3). On 6 April 2009 the medieval city of L’Aquila, located in the Abruzzo region, central Italy, was shocked by a massive earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Moment Magnitude Scale. 309 people were killed, 25000 people were displaced, 10000 buildings were considerably damaged and USD 16 billion was the overall estimated damage (Prats, 2012)....   [tags: disaster, risk, information] 2907 words
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Learning from Failures - Whoooo. Taking a deep breath, I whisk my nerves aside. This is the moment I have worked so hard for and I had to dive in head first. The curtain whisks open to an auditorium filled with hundreds of silhouettes. Dimly the lights cast a gray mist over the anticipating crowd. As the music begins the lights burst onto the stage. Suddenly ten gorgeous girls with heavy stage makeup and curls swing into action. This is the moment we have all been waiting for after a week of countless activities and interviews....   [tags: failure,] 758 words
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The Successes and Failures of the Zapatista Movement - The Successes and Failures of the Zapatista Movement On January 1, 2004, over one thousand people in the mountain hamlet of Oventic, Chiapas, celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) rebellion with song and dance. Thus, it seems a fitting time to take stock of the successes and failures of the Zapatista movement in the context of its original goals. While the EZLN has been able to establish thirty eight autonomous indigenous communities in Chiapas, it has failed to weaken the Mexican government's commitment to neo-liberal economic policies....   [tags: Autonomy Chiapas Mexico EZLN Essays]
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Successes and Failures in Biotechnology Innovation - Successes and Failures in Biotechnology Innovation      When I first started this paper I would have to admit that I was pretty green in the field of Biotechnology, I had a brief understanding but nothing near an in depth understanding of the field. So when I first started looking for a success story, I tied my views on successful innovation in the areas that I am familiar with to the biotech field. The major theme that emerged was that successful innovation equals a product that produces quality profits for a company....   [tags: Business Marketing Strategy]
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Successes and Failures of Operation Odyssey Dawn (OOD) - ... I would first like to point out, that in my opinion, the U.S. should had led and directed this mission from start to finish. Since that did not occur NATO should have intervened earlier than they did in which case, the U.S. should have been relegated to a supporting role during the entirety of the operation. Due to the unique circumstance of the situation with the transition of the operation I will focus on fixing two failures that occurred while the U.S. led OOD. The first failure experienced during the operations was that US Africa Command (AFRICOM) was an incomplete geographic combatant command (GCC)....   [tags: proposals, forces, successes] 729 words
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The Effects of Market Failures - The Effects of Market Failures Innovation has a crucial impact on the standards of living in particular economy. It is generally agreed that research and innovation are the main sources of growth and job creation in market economies. i.e. output is increased through greater acquisition of knowledge. Subsequently, 2 things matter for economic growth: savings and the state of the productive knowledge (i.e. shows how productivity the extra capital will be used). The production function diagram below can illustrate this [IMAGE] [IMAGE] Where labour productivity per worker experiences diminishing marginal returns This diagram shows how economic growth...   [tags: Papers] 1455 words
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Effective Study Strategies for Students Following Failures - In this paper, I will be primarily focusing on the topic effective study strategies to help a student succeed even in disappointment. All fingers are not the same this line is similar to a situation of a student in class. Not all student have the same understanding, background, knowledge, problems etc. and the list goes on and on. Before I make my point clear let me touch base with a real life story that I have experienced while learning. In one of my past semesters, I had taken up few courses but one of the course let me down....   [tags: helping students succeed] 582 words
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Death of a Salesman: The Flaws and Failures of Willy Loman - Arthur Miller’s play “Death of a Salesman”, primarily focuses on the flaws and failures of Willy Loman, Millers’ main character in this story. Willy’s distorted and backward views of the American Dream, paired with his inability to let go of the past lead him down a road of regret and in the end his biggest failure which was his wasted life. Willy Loman is a 60 year old senile salesman who desperately wants to be a successful salesman; however, his ideas about the ways in which one goes about achieving this are very much misguided, just as his morals are....   [tags: arthur miller, american dream, salesman] 556 words
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The Failures of Affirmative Action - The Failures of Affirmative Action       Once upon a time, there were two people who went to an interview for only one job position at the same company. The first person attended a prestigious and highly academic university, had years of work experience in the field and, in the mind of the employer, had the potential to make a positive impact on the company's performance. The second person was just starting out in the field and seemed to lack the ambition that was visible in his opponent. "Who was chosen for the job?" you ask....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Womanhood and Failures through the Burden of Self Esteem - For a young and passionate college student, expectations from peers, teachers, and parents can be intimidating and emotionally draining. For most parents, having their child succeed is a top priority, and children want to exceed parents’ expectations by achieving good grades and a high standard in school. In the poem “Suicide Note,” by Janice Mirikitani, a female Asian American college student is struggling to live up to her parents expectations. She does not receive a perfect grade point average that her parents are expecting, and she does not have the strength to face them in person....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]
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Leadership Failures in Black Hearts by Jim Frederick - ... In reality, they set the stage for the erosion of the morals the enlisted soldiers are supposed to possess. While the morals were being chipped away, so was the original plan the battalion had hoped to follow. Fragmentation orders became a pseudo-standard for the boys of Bravo Company. What had originally started as short-term overnight patrol bases turned into fortified traffic control points with the exception of any form of fortification other than in notion only. Despite the fact that platoon-level leadership requested for supplies they were repeatedly turned down....   [tags: climate, plan, warfare] 1483 words
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The Understanding of Eugenics, and the Move Forward from Past Failures. - The Understanding of Eugenics, and the Move Forward from Past Failures. Eugenics, from the Greek word Eu-genes, which means “well-born or of good stock”, In 1869 was the name given to the work produced by scientist Sir Francis Galton (1822-1911). Sir Francis Galton’s work was based primarily on the theories of biological evolution, first developed by Charles Darwin, and was published in his book “The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, 1859”. Charles Darwin theorized that all species of life descended from common ancestors, and that natural selection had a profound effect by using selective breeding to enhance its worth....   [tags: Sir Francis Galton, Bilogical Evolution, Biology]
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Flaws, Failures, and Fractures of the Titanic - Just a little over a century has now passed since the Royal Mail Steamship Titanic, (henceforth I shall refer to her as the Titanic) shocked the world twice within the same week. She was photographed in all her glory as passengers boarded her for her maiden voyage to America and the Port of New York City. The ship which was hailed as unsinkable on April 10, 1912, had safety precautions such as waterproof chambers, lifeboats and other ways to survive a problem if there was one; however, the Titanic indeed hit a problem....   [tags: Royal Main Steamship Titanic, Ship, America]
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Failures of Capital Punishment - Failures of Capital Punishment Is the death penalty a just way of punishing those who commit a horrible crime. The answer to that depends on the standpoint of an individual. Fox Butterfield of the New York Times notices that “In the view of some, the failure to enforce the death penalty reflects and enduring ambivalence about the capital punishment. Others say that the death penalty opponents have found ways to triumph over the public will to carry out executions.” In a capitalistic standpoint, there is the notion that it simply costs too much....   [tags: essays papers] 782 words
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Failures of the Drug War - American law enforcement has made drug enforcement one of its highest priorities for almost forty years. However, more people than ever are beginning to question the true benefits of the Drug War. The President of the United States, Barack Obama has even referred to the Drug War as an “utter failure” in the YouTube video “Barack Obama on Marijuana Decriminalization (2004).” These kinds of negative opinions on the Drug War are not unjustified. The Drug War has cost Americans 33 billion dollars and countless lives (Miron Par....   [tags: America, Law Enforcement, Drugs]
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The Failures of New Urbanism - New urbanism is the development of idle land to create utopian environments, which allow for all aspects of contemporary life to coexist within a superficially planned, walk-able environment. The philosophy of new urbanism has redefined the means of subdividing idle land, so as to best utilize the space allocated for a new development. Therefore lot size either for residential or municipal purposes, is restricted based on the determined minimum needed to comfortably occupy the given expanse. The new urbanism philosophy has primarily focused on the process of site analysis and planning, but they have neglected to create architecture which could be considered unique or ideal....   [tags: Idle Land, Innovation of Achitecture] 836 words
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Personal Reflections: Successes and Failures - In my opinion, success and failure depend on whether you have given your best shot. Even though trying does not guarantee a good outcome, it is always worth the try. If a person does not take the first step to get out of his comfort zone, how can he ever improve himself from where he began with. However, I am a very shy and really lazy with reading news or books. Moreover, in my living area, there are more people to speak Chinese rather than English. Based on my principle I believed in and exactly what motivated me to try the best of my ability in everything I do....   [tags: giving it your best shot] 614 words
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The Actual Definition of Suicide in Suicide Note by Janice Mirikitani - ... When people look at her body lying down on a cover of snow, they perceive that her suicide is due to her inability of becoming perfect. However, on a deeper meaning, the suicide symbolizes her inability of realizing the concepts of family love, hard work, and happiness. To begin with, when Mirkitani’s speaker experiences the stress from her parents as a daughter, she compares herself as if she were a son in the family. The speaker describes herself as “if only [she] were a son, … , she would see the light reflected in [her] mother’s eyes or the golden pride reflected in [her] father’s dreams (lines 10, 12-14).” Mirkitani’s use of the word “son” reflects the speaker’s failure of recogniz...   [tags: happiness, perfect, failures] 655 words
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The Book of Judges: Humanity’s Recurrent Nature Exemplified - In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes. Judges 21:25 (ESV) I doubt any verse gives a more accurate of its respective book than Judges 21:25. This verse, the final verse of Judges, is the culmination of nearly 400 years of disobedience, strife, war, repentance, and temporary peace through God-appointed leaders. Inside of twenty words, this small excerpt manages to capture both the heart and soul of the Israelites after their conquest of the Promised Land....   [tags: human, failures, rebellious, worshi] 642 words
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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller - The only way to become a truly happy person is to surround yourself with the things that make you happy. Setting logical goals and pursuing dreams is going to lead to a successful life. In the play, Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, Willy, Linda, Biff, and Happy use self-deception as a means to mentally escape the reality of their lives. Biff is the only character who becomes self-aware by the end of the play. He realizes that his whole life has been a lie and that Willy’s standards for Biff’s achievements in life are simply unreachable....   [tags: personal failures, self-deception]
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Thomas Edison's Recolections of his Life - Thomas Edison It is extremely hard for most people today – at least those of us in so-called "developed countries" – to remember, or even picture a world without telephones, movie theaters, recorded music or even electric lights. But not very long ago, none of those inventions existed. Some say I was ahead of my time, that I was the wizard of Menlo Park. By now you know who I am, I'm Thomas Edison, I invented the first incandescent electric light bulb, the first motion picture camera, the first industrial research lab, and much more....   [tags: telephone, failures, inventions] 761 words
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bank failures - http://www.worldnewsstand.net/2001/article/bank_failures.htm Bank Failures We have written before about the remarkable ability of banks to create money when making loans, and of their equally remarkable ability to multiply these newly created-from-nothing bank deposits via fractional reserve banking. What we have written is true, and easily verified. But banks fail. That fact is equally true, and easily verified as well. How can we reconcile these apparently contradictory facts. If banks can create, and multiply, money, how can they fail....   [tags: essays research papers] 1205 words
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International Failures - International Failures Companies around the world are seeking to expand overseas, driven by many different reasons whether to lower labor costs, technological innovation or the almighty dollar. No matter what the reason, without the proper knowledge and financial funding the company will fail. There have been numerous companies that have experienced this first hand. If they would have noticed the warning signs they may have been able to salvage the company. Fast-food companies have been one of the fastest to globally expand....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework]
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expatriate failures - EXPATRIATE FAILURES “The internationalization of business has proceeded at a rapid pace as the world has become a global economy.”(Mathis, Jackson 2000) This is the very reason why companies now have the need for international executives. As all aspects of a business spread worldwide, so must the employees. An expatriate by definition is a home-county national, usually an employee of the firm, who is sent abroad to manage a foreign subsidiary. (Rodrigues, 2001) A successful expatriate generally requires an extensive amount of time and money, however, a failed expatriate can be even more costly for an organization....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Failures in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller - Failures in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller Arthur Miller develops a number of significant and central themes throughout the play using techniques such as characterization, setting and language. The best explored theme in the play is the theme of failure and disappointments. 'Death of a Salesman' is a modern day play about a salesman, Willy Loman, his life and his failures in a success driven society and world. He is a victim of "The American Dream" destroyed by false promises and ideals....   [tags: Papers] 990 words
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The Google File System - ... The communication between master and chunkserver is carried out by HeartBeat messages. There is no file data caching because most applications now process large files which are simply too big to be cached. Their architecture is based on a single master to simplify the design. The system makes three copies of the data by default for recovery. They specify the chunk size to be 64 MB which is very large comparing to chunk size in other files systems because it first reduces the interaction between clients and master, reduces the network overhead if it uses persistence TCP connections, and decreases the size of metadata stored in the master however it could bring overhead if the data size i...   [tags: failures, recovery, higher performance] 1128 words
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Internet bank failures - Product failures happen more often than many people would think. The failure can result from many elements of a products campaign such as the introduction to a stale market, missing the target through improper ad campaigns, and most importantly, not modifying a products concept to appeal to a foreign market. Web banks, also known as internet-based banks, are one such example where the success that originated in the United States was not transferred to Europe. Instead, failure occurred because of three main reasons: the money plant, the lack of access points, internet fraud, and lack of unity among neighboring countries....   [tags: essays research papers] 1390 words
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The Failures of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) - The Failures of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) One hundred and ten people were killed on board ValueJet’s flight 592 May 11, 1996. Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) failure to correct the problems found in an inspection contributed to this tragic crash (McKenna 59). FAA inspections are contributing to too many deaths on board major airlines. The corruption in the system has lead to many frightening statistics and problems but there are still a lot of improvements for the FAA....   [tags: Essays Papers] 553 words
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Government's Role in Healthcare - ... To make smokers take account of financial externalities, governments may impose an excise tax on cigarettes. A third type of externality is more subtle and falls in the category of consumption externalities. In most countries, there is a broad consensus that each person should have access to at least minimal levels of personal health care services, just as there is a widespread consensus that young children should be able to consume milk. If person E sees person F collapse on the street, for purely altruistic reasons Lindiwe may feel better if Zinhle has immediate access to an ambulance and emergency care....   [tags: externalities, market failures]
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Failures of Early American Higher Education - The Failures of Early American Higher Education The intention of colleges in the United Stated during the 18th and 19th centuries was to create a system that would serve in loco parentis (in place of the parent). In the early years of American higher education, college professors sought to be disciplinarians, who played a parental role. However, the students at these institutions often behaved in a disruptive manner towards teachers, as well as fellow students. This unruly behavior can be directly linked to the economic background of the students attending these institutions, in addition to the philosophies set forth by the colleges....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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CEO’s Responsible for Business Failures - CEO’s Responsible for Business Failures Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac collapsed because they were part of the widespread gross financial misconduct that is taking place here in the United States. Washington Mutual, a Seattle based banking institution collapsed due to taking on excessive bad debt with bad mortgages, making it the largest bank failure in U.S. History. The federal government took control of Pasadena-based IndyMac Bank, the second-largest bank failure in U.S. history; AIG recently collapsed; Lehman Bros., a global investment company collapsed; Bear Stearns, an investment banking company based in New York City collapsed; and there are more....   [tags: Financial Crisis 2008 Deregulation Recession] 1673 words
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JAPANESE STRATEGIC FAILURES IN THE SPRING OF 1942 - “After successfully executing operations in the Southeast and the Southwest Pacific by the spring of 1942, what should Japan have done next?” “I can run wild for six months … after that, I have no expectation of success.” Unconfirmed quotation attributed to Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, Commander-in-Chief Japanese Combined Fleet. Setting the stage Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is believed to have foretold of the suffering that was to befall Japan, and in fact was said to have argued heavily against waking a “sleeping giant.” Did Yamamoto recognize the shortcomings of Japan’s war strategy even before the first shots were fired....   [tags: World History]
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