Professor Carolyn Galvin
New Joe on the Block
There are two critical decisions Joe needs to make in order to run a successful coffee shop. The first will be to determine the best location for his coffee shop. After gathering the appropriate information, hopefully, Joe will be presented with an idea of the types of coffee shops that perform well in different locations such as suburbs and inner cities. Once he has come to this decision it will lead him to the next key factor; what type of coffee experience he will have. Will it be a fast paced coffee shop depending on a high volume of sales, or will it be more based on a gourmet coffee shop experience complete with a lounging area, and perhaps offer snacks as well. Most likely, it will be a hybrid of the two.
The coffee studies Joe viewed were not entirely relevant. Most have glaring issues with their methodology and reliability of the data collected. The issue with the first two studies is the sample size; the sample size being one. This is too small to be a sample, and as such are merely opinions of individuals. One thing that might be slightly useful is that the first study did include prices of coffee, albeit plain black. The savings of a few cents were not enough make the researcher value the cheaper coffee from burger king, as he chose the most expensive ones. However, as this is just opinion it may not be indicative of the target population. The third research study was extremely biased, as the researcher stated that Starbucks had lost its way from the very beginning. Then he interviewed 100 people outside of an organic coffee shop about which type of coffee they prefer. This sample is going to more biased as those who frequent organic coffee shops with be almost a niche market of the whole coffee drinking pool. Unsurprisingly, the interviewees chose the organic as the highest rated, while putting Starbucks last. The only truly redeeming research was the study in...
In the book Something Happened, the author Joseph Heller narrates the life of Bob Slocum throughout the years. He demonstrates a view of the pain and conflict that he faced everyday throughout his life. He develops the change of Bob over time through symbolism. Joseph Heller’s purpose is to give the reader a view of the life Bob had since the beginning ended up affect him. Heller uses a serious tone as he describes the life of Bob throughout the book as he wants the readers to feel sympathy for Bob and what he has gone through.
Throughout the book Joseph Heller in deed uses different rhetorical devices that engage the reader to feel the same way Bob was feeling. Imagery and symbolism are the most important factors that were used throughout the book. Symbolism is the most significant literary device used because it sets the mood of the book since page one. Imagery was given throughout the book whenever he would describe himself in tough situations and in his mind would think of the best one. Also when Bob is alone and the doors around him are closed he senses something is going to go wrong. He himself was afraid of standing up because as he said “I was afraid of seeing what was behind the door” but deep inside he wanted to get up and do it! He wanted to get over with the great fear that he has but he wasn’t ready. Based off that we can determine that the fear he felt was huge and that there is a reason behind it being there. As he waited...
... The film “Something the Lord Made” directed by Joseph Sargent tells the tale of Alfred Blalock, a cardiologist, and his African American lab technician Vivien Thomas, who work together in finding a solution to a disease known as Blue Baby Syndrome before time runs out. Though in the beginning Thomas was intended to be a janitor for Blalock’s laboratory, Thomas’ profound knowledge of medicine and the body led him to be Blalock’s right-hand man, and together, they further their research.
Though the two succeed in finding a solution to the Blue Baby Syndrome, the two would converse with multiple conflicts before they would find a cure. The Blue Baby Syndrome proved to be an extremely difficult challenge for the two. During the time the two lived in, research on the syndrome was extremely far behind with many surgical procedures considered to be taboo, such as performing surgery on the heart. But, with the brilliance of the two, Blalock and Thomas were able to perform a successful surgery on the baby diagnosed with Blue Baby Syndrome. Another problem the two had to face was the racial differences between Vivien and the hospital. During the 1930’s, blacks were known for having a lower education, meaning there were very little black doctors during their time. Thomas being a technician along side Blalock was very controversial between the duo and the hospital they worked at. But over time, the hospital was able to acknowledge Thomas’ understanding of...
...Something the Lord Made
The movie, Something the Lord Made, is based on the true story of two medical pioneers and their working relationship. Dr. Alfred Blalock and Mr. Vivien Thomas worked together for 34 years doing medical research. Together, they discovered a groundbreaking surgery that would alter the course of medical history. In order for Blalock and Thomas to work together for so long and to accomplish so much they had to have some foundational aspects of their relationship. This is much like any marriage or partnership. Respect is one of the most important aspects displayed in the Blalock-Thomas partnership and is also vital to a marriage relationship.
Blalock and Thomas had to have mutual respect for one another. This respect is shown in several different ways throughout the film. First, Blalock notices Thomas’ interest in medicine and books and asks for his assistance doing some minor things. This initial sign of respect, while shallow due to the racial inequalities of that time, was the beginning of their working partnership. Next, Thomas commits to learning under Blalock and takes every opportunity he can to savor the information being poured out by Blalock. This is shown in the notes that Thomas consistently took of their commencing research. This mutual respect continues to be built, and at times is tested, throughout their partnership. Blalock’s respect for Thomas continues to grow as he discovers Thomas’ talents and...
... Imagine going to a school your whole life. A school you enjoyed with your friends and were excited to go to every morning. Now, imagine being told that school was being shut down and you had to go to a different school with different people. This is the reality thousands of kids in Chicago are facing today. The Chicago Public School system (CPS) has announced the closing of numerous inefficient elementary schools and even a high school in the Chicago area. This has lead to one of the biggest controversies going on in the country today. Many parents are worried that their children will not benefit from the closings on an academic level, and will surely face more violence and gang related incidences. The CPS promises that with the closings of the inefficient schools, the budget deficit the CPS faces will significantly decrease. Despite the decrease in the deficit, many people are wondering if the closings were the best way to deal with the inefficient schools. There has been a history of inefficient schools in Chicago with different alternatives rather than closing; the present situation itself comes down to issues of value and definition.
One of the main reasons for the closings of these schools is that their inefficiency is costing the CPS a large amount of money. The CPS is facing a record high one billion dollar budget deficit, and believes that the best way to start saving money and decrease that deficit is to shut down certain low performing schools (Guarino, 2013,...
...Asset and Liability problems:
The information presented here represents selected data from the December 31, 2010, balance sheets and income statements for the year then ended for three firms.
Calculate the missing amounts for each firm.
Firm A Firm B Firm C
Total assets, 12/31/10 $401,000 $531,000 $334,000
Total liabilities, 12/31/10 222,000 143,000 ___________
Paid-in capital, 12/31/10 85,000 [pic] 42,000
Retained earnings, 12/31/10 [pic] 319,000 ___________
Net income for 2010 _________ 91,000 116,000
Dividends declared and paid during 2010 50,000 12,000 62,000
Retained earnings, 1/1/10 79,000 _________ 35,000
Calculate the missing amounts for each firm.
Firm A Firm B Firm C
Total assets, 12/31/10 ________ $261,000 $312,000
Total liabilities, 12/31/10 48,000 114,000 123,000
Paid-in capital, 12/31/10 33,000 35,400 84,000
Retained earnings, 12/31/10 _______ 111,600 105000
Net income for 2010 40,800 66,000 48,600
Dividends declared and paid during 2010 7,200 ________ 16,800
Retained earnings, 1/1/10 30,000 74,400 _________
Gary's TV had the following accounts and amounts in its financial statements on December 31, 2010. Assume that all balance sheet items reflect account balances at December 31, 2010, and that all income statement items reflect activities that occurred during the year then ended.
Interest expense $ 9,000
Paid-in capital 80,000...
...My Road to Success
If you had asked me 10 years ago how I envisioned myself at 28 years old, I probably would have answered, “famous.” My future plans included microphones, tour dates, and sold-out concert halls. I never would have imagined that I would find a deeper calling and a desire to devote myself to the medical field. In this paper, I will share details of how my life’s road has led me to my current place of success. I will also share my future goals and the path I choose to take to reach them.
When I entered the world, all odds were already stacked against me. My mother had me at the age of 13; she was unmarried and had an eighth grade education. I grew up in rural Mississippi in a family that had no college graduates. There were no financially successful role models for me to follow. I could have ended up as another statistic. According to Witt and Mossler (2010), in the first stage of development, children must master the task of trust versus mistrust. I had little in my environment that gave me a sense of security. My biggest security then and now is my grandmother.
In an environment filled with uncertainty and chaos, my grandmother was my anchor. I moved in with her when I was very young, and she took care of me until I graduated college. Although my grandmother does not have a formal education, she taught me the value of attending college, setting goals, and managing my money properly. She encouraged me to pursue every dream I ever had, including the...
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Arthur Versus Beowulf: a Heroic Comparison
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One of the main topics discussed in lesson one is the fact that heroes over time and overseas all heroes have something in common; which is true in the case of King Arthur and Beowulf. It is obvious that they are similar in the fact that they are both heroes, but what makes them an idol of their time and in their culture are poles apart. There are many things that are different about Beowulf and King Arthur, but the ones that stand out the most are what kind of hero they are and what actions they did to make them heroic. Both heroes possess qualities that others do not have, but it is what they do with those abilities that prompts someone to write a story about them and idolize them in time.
King Arthur and Beowulf are both Heroes that stories originated in the England area. They were written at different times, by a different era...
...Marketing project: toblerone
US food giant Kraft Foods has opened a research and development centre at Bournville, Birmingham, and expanded its Reading Science Centre, as a part of a £17m investment to boost innovation of its chocolate brands in the UK.
The Bournville site, which will be the company's Global Centre of Excellence for chocolate R&D, features innovation labs, a new pilot plant and a kitchen designed to promote experimentation with new ideas.
The centre will be used to develop new products, test consumer tastes and improve technologies for chocolate brands such as Milka, Cadbury Dairy Milk, Toblerone, Côte d'Or, Terry's, Flake, Creme Egg, Suchard, Freia, Marabou and Lacta.
The company's global chocolate research centre was previously located in Munich, Germany, where Kraft created products such as Milka and Toblerone.
The expansion of the Worldwide Science Centre in Reading, which tests and researches new and improved products for its markets, includes refurbishment of four research laboratories related to microbiology, physical chemistry, DNA, protein and flavour.
Minister of State for Universities and Science David Willetts said the significant investment shows the company's commitment to maintaining a strong research and development base in the UK.
"It will help drive long-term, sustainable growth as well as supporting hundreds of high tech jobs in both Birmingham and Reading," Willetts added.
This investment comes two years after its hostile...