Problem Definition In this case, GM took the strategy called "shotgun" that implements a high information technology and had spent a lot of money on information technology, but it was not centralized and standardized to reach every department and employee of the company. In other words, the information system was not linked together and standardized, which kept information from the employeesso they were unable to make efficient and effective decisions. One of the symptoms that GM faced in the process of producing a product was that the employee was not educated with the system, which led them to make the same mistakes over and over. Also, the design engineer was not aware of the manufacturing environment, so they could not design a product properly to fit to the automated robot assembly system and reduce the work force to make product more efficiently and reduce the cost. Chrysler took the strategy call "rifle" approach, which saved the company from bankruptcy. Chrysler did not have the funds to implement the high technology through out the entire company, but they invested funds in high technology, which was where they were needed most, and created a fast return. It is clear that Chrysler's strategy is different than GM: Chrysler's information system is linked and centralized so it is utilized well by employees and other stakeholders such as suppliers. Due to this effort, Chrysler had improved in productivity and efficiency, but quality and productivity was not enough to compete with oversea competitors like Japanese automakers. Also Chrysler merged with Daimler Benz which is a German high-end automobile maker. Daimler Chrysler is now facing the challenge of combining two different cultures to use the information system to benefit both companies. Justification for Problem Definition GM is the biggest auto maker in the industry and has five different, separate operating groups...
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I live in a small ugly house. I have a ugly dog that lives there with me. How much do I cry at night? There is no telling. I wish I could be happy and live a good life. I hope God does not punish me for my many mistakes. I'm trying to fill this page up so I can get the information I came to get. Listen if I had a essay already, I would not be on your internet site, now would I? How dare you expect me to write a freakin essay. I don't have one, or I wouldn't be in this predicament. I don't know what you want out of me. I need to find an example of a sociology research paper that has to do with why people join cults. I don't want to copy it, I just want to read an example of a sociology paper on cults, thats all. I hate you for making me write so much, how dare you. I am a queen. I shouldn't have to write a sentence. My fingers are cramping up right now, because of you! I can't write anymore, but I have to. Before that sentence I only had 196 words in my little essay that I will be sending you shortly. I can not stand this. THis is really absurd. YOu insulent fools. I probably didn't spell that write, but you really gives a shit. I sure as hell don't, how about you guys? Actually I don't know exactly how much I have written so far. but I think I will give it a shot and turn this into you people....
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A.) Profit Sharing Arrangements in Industry By creating profit sharing arrangements in the Industry, Fidel Castro is demonstrating governing Cuba in a communist way. This is because communism supports economic equality; and sharing profits is an example of this. B.) Creation of More Agricultural Jobs Castro created more agricultural jobs, so that more people would be employed. Before him, there was a great unemployment problem in Cuba. He strongly supported economic equality and wanted the farmers to make the same money as a businessman would. He also provided the life-basics for everyone, which agrees with communism. C.) Agrarian Reform Agrarian Reform was in favour of the poor. It was necessary for Castro to put it into action because there were much too many poor people without any land in Cuba. This once again brings up the factor of equality, which is the main factor in communism. Castro's main goal is clear, and that is in the long run, everyone in Cuba should have an equal chance economically and in life. NDP: SOCIALISM A.) Job Creation/Training Programs The NDP last election, was offering to invest $1billion for job training programs if they were elected the party in power. This is an example of Socialism: economic equality through government intervention. The government in this case, is involving itself deeply to create economic equality. B.) 20% Tax on Bank Profits By highly taxing the banks (who are obviously very wealthy), and not charging any income tax for people who make less than $15000/yr, the NDP is showing another example of attempting economic equality through government intervention. This way the banks, or "wealthy oppressors", make less, and the poor receive the longer end of the straw. C.) Double Daycare Spaces By doubling daycare spaces, the government is giving mothers, or even fathers who are busy with their children, a better chance at earning an income. With...
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Many literary techniques are used to emphasize the theme of the Shakespearean play "King Lear." The dramas' theme is blindness, both mentally and physically, to the truth. In King Lear, the techniques of imagery, foreshadowing, and irony help to reinforce the drama's theme that people are blind to the truth. Imagery is used frequently and helps to create a vivid image for the audience. "Now all the plagues that in the pendulous air hang fated over men's faults lights on thy daughters." This quote uses imagery because part of the quote is "lights on thy daughters" which shows how Lear's daughters don't love him except for Cordelia, who does. Another example of imagery, is when Cornwall stomps out Gloucester's eyes. When Gloucester realizes his mental and figurative blindness, Cornwall physically blinds him. At the end of the play, everyone betrays everyone else. This is an example of imagery because the characters are also betrayed mentally by one another. Foreshadowing also enhances the idea of figurative blindness because the character's actions are hinted at before they actually occur. "I've escaped the pursuit therefore to survive I'll disguise myself as a crazy, dirty, beggar." Edgar, by dressing so poorly, is foreshadowing that he will have to do a "dirty" deed, which is killing his brother, Edmund, at the end of the play. In act 2, scene 4 the fool is telling Lear that poor fathers treat their children badly, when rich fathers make their children happy, but Lear's children were still unhappy and wrong, even if he was rich. The fool was trying to tell King Lear that there was trouble amongst his daughters. This is an example of foreshadowing because the trouble the fool was telling Lear about could and did turn into something much more serious. "Never! I was king, but I...
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King Lear" Many literary techniques are used to emphasize the theme of the Shakespearean play "King Lear." The dramas' theme is blindness, both mentally and physically, to the truth. In King Lear, the techniques of imagery, foreshadowing, and irony help to reinforce the drama's theme that people are blind to the truth. Imagery is used frequently and helps to create a vivid image for the audience. "Now all the plagues that in the pendulous air hang fated over men's faults lights on thy daughters." This quote uses imagery because part of the quote is "lights on thy daughters" which shows how Lear's daughters don't love him except for Cordelia, who does. Another example of imagery, is when Cornwall stomps out Gloucester's eyes. When Gloucester realizes his mental and figurative blindness, Cornwall physically blinds him. At the end of the play, everyone betrays everyone else. This is an example of imagery because the characters are also betrayed mentally by one another. Foreshadowing also enhances the idea of figurative blindness because the character's actions are hinted at before they actually occur. "I've escaped the pursuit therefore to survive I'll disguise myself as a crazy, dirty, beggar." Edgar, by dressing so poorly, is foreshadowing that he will have to do a "dirty" deed, which is killing his brother, Edmund, at the end of the play. In act 2, scene 4 the fool is telling Lear that poor fathers treat their children badly, when rich fathers make their children happy, but Lear's children were still unhappy and wrong, even if he was rich. The fool was trying to tell King Lear that there was trouble amongst his daughters. This is an example of foreshadowing because the trouble the fool was telling Lear about could and did turn into something much more serious. "Never! I was king, but...
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Struggles with Communicating Through Writing Struggles are a part if everyday life for most everyone. People have problems doing all sorts of things, such as physical labor or working a math problem, but, in reality, a seemingly easy task, communication, may be the most common struggle people face. The communication of a point, emotion, feeling, thought, or idea, I believe, is what the majority of people grapple with most in their lives. The struggle comes partially in trying to get others to understand an abstract thought or emotion and partially from not really knowing what one is actually trying to express. In other words, people struggle with being able to understand their own ideas and feelings themselves and then have difficulty expressing those ideas and feelings to others. One way people try to express their feelings and thoughts is through writing. Annie Dillard, author of "Aces and Eights" is an example of a writer who struggles in expressing concepts, thoughts, and emotions. This is evident throughout her essay. In the essay, Dillard writes about a weekend trip she takes to a cabin in the mountains with her daughter and her dog. During this weekend, Dillard spends much time reflecting on her life. She finds that she not only has problems communicating with others but also communicating with herself. One reason Dillard struggles with communicating emotions and thoughts in her essay is because she herself does not really know what she is trying to say; she does not know what she truly thinks and feels. This concept is apparent throughout her essay. Dillard uses metaphors in her essay to relate more concrete thoughts to her more abstract ones of which she cannot quite grasp the real meaning. One metaphor in the essay is that of the child and her bike with cards on the...
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On March the third; Is Theatre Limited presented Sound and Fury in the Newstead College Auditorium to a handful of college students. Ryk Goddard, who is also a main actor in the performance, along with talented percussionist Josh Green, directs Sound and Fury. With the excited suggestions from audience members Ryk and Josh presented an unrehearsed intriguing performance, which some students found mildly amusing. They used many techniques to engage the audience, in set, sound and lights. The performers used many different methods in set, in an attempt to entertain and captivate audience members. The stage was set up in sections, with different instruments and props in the front and back corners of the stage. This meant the action could take place in a variety of areas, which thus allowed for the audience to be watching attentively, wanting to know to where Ryk and Josh were moving to next. Ryk and Josh were also weary not to stay in one area for too long, and not carry the story from that area to another area. An example of this is the God sequence, behind the backdrop. Ryk stayed there for a period of time to establish the character and story but then moved to somewhere else for quite a while. He then returned to behind the backdrop to finish off the story. Josh also moved around so that the same instruments weren't being heard over and over, which would ultimately bore the audience members. He also made sure that the sequence of instruments used wasn't repeated either. The instruments were a very mesmerising aspect of the set. Instruments ranged from bongos to bells, tin fences to a rubbish bin and windpipes to a whistle. Because so many instruments were used the audience became very aware of all the instruments and the sounds...
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Throughout the whole novel it seems that Gene has a very low self-esteem. He is not very happy with his life because he is always in Finny's shadow. Everything he thinks he's good at Finny has a way of showing him up and doing better than he does. In the beginning of the novel Gene is a very quiet person and he wants to succeed in life, an example of this is the way he wants to become valedictorian. Moreover, Gene's anger toward Finny builds as the novel goes on. An example of this is how sometimes Finny pulls gene away from his studies for whatever reason and then Gene fails the exam that he had to study for. Another example is how Finny would tell the truth about Gene's height if he fibbed to someone, making him an inch or two taller. This really upset Gene because all Gene wanted was to feel a little bit better about himself by making him look taller and then Finny crushes it by exposing the truth making Gene's self-esteem go down even lower. Gene views Finny as a superior, and in a sense wants to be him. An example of this is when Gene put on Finny's clothes while Finny was in the hospital due to his fall from the tree; Gene wants to be Finny, he wants everything that comes with being "Finny," the athletic gifts, being popular, and being comfortable with himself, because he knows that if he can do this then he will live a much better life. Gene's anger finally got to the point where he couldn't take it anymore, so he "pushed" Finny off of the tree. His jealousy motivated him to commit this act against his best friend. Gene spends the whole novel believing that Finny...
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Guests of the Nation Frank O'Connor, the author of "Guests of the Nation", was born Michael O'Donovan in Cork, Ireland, in 1903. "Guests of the Nation" talks about friendship and about war. Belcher and Hawkins are English prisoners of war, looked after by Noble, Bonaparte and Jeremiah Donovan. Belcher and Hawkins were handed over from the Second Battalion as British troops threatened to overrun the strongholds of the IRA forces. Since he immediately offered to help her with her chores, the elderly lady that owns the boardinghouse where they live has taken a liking to Belcher. The battle between Irish and British forces seem far removed from their lives. During the evenings they sit together playing cards or arguing about things like religion. Bonaparte and Noble are unaware that they might have to kill their newfound friends until Donovan informs Bonaparte that the IRA have kept Belcher and Hawkins around in order that the IRA might retaliate if the British kill some of their hostages. Taken the newfound friendship between himself, Noble, and Bonaparte, he suggests switching sides and joining the IRA. Belcher sees the futility of the argument, understanding that there is no way of escaping their death. Remembering the friendly argument from the night before, Belcher states that Hawkins now knows better than anyone what comes after death. He then tries to blindfold himself in preparation for the execution. In the last minutes before his death, he says that he has nothing against any of them, and he asks if they would write Hawkins' mother. At the end noble and the old lady fell on their knees and began praying. Bonaparte gazing the sky wonders if he ever would be the same person as he used to be. Frank O'Connor states one fundamental truth: the killing of a person does not justify one's...
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Objects to symbolize Grace The three objects which I chose to reflect Grace was a corvette, bible and projector. It may not be obvious which of the subjects these reflect now, but hopefully by the end of this paper you will have a better understanding. First I will talk about race. It was difficult to find an object, but I thought about what divides a race besides the color of their skin. Christians read the bible while Muslims read Koran. Catholics pray on rosaries and Buddhists pray to Buddhist statues. In the United States most Christians are white, most Muslims are from the mid-eastern region, most Catholics are Hispanic and most Buddhists are Asian. I chose the King James Bible because it is implying Christian which is implying white American. This is our modern day society and always has been. Religion signifies your race a majority of the time. Class was an easier subject of Grace. Most rich people drive nice cars and live in nice houses so what better to signify class than the American sports car. Corvettes are a pricy and flashy car that is driven by people who are well off. Driving this car is holding a sign of prosperity. Not everyone who is well off drives one, but when you spot a new one then you can bet a hundred to one that the person does not have financial problems and is in the upper middle class. An example of the upper class could be a Hummer or Ferrari and example of the lower class would be a twenty five year old car that breaks down every other day. Last we will discuss gender. In my opinion these objects could be totally different with every person in the class because it is all perspective. I took an example out of...
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