The Runaway General - An Analytical Essay
There are many lessons that could be learned from the story of General Stanley McChrystal, Commander, International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan and his advocacy for Counter Insurgency (COIN). He led the concerted effort of the Allied Forces on the war on terrorism with Afghanistan as the theatre of war and known as Al Qaeda territory. However, this war for all indications is a losing war if the withdrawal of troops from the allied forces such as Denmark, Germany, Netherlands and Canada will be used as a gauge. Yet, it is inevitable since the United States is at the forefront with General McChrystal in command.
Although, President Obama does not know General McChrystal, he was put at the helm to command the military campaign in Afghanistan. He is a product of West Point and the academe that honed his skills as a military leader. He surrounded himself with people that are all veteran in war fighting and also employed technical savvy soldiers who are into cyber warfare.
He adhere to the authoritative style of leadership mixed with expertise in martial arts and audacity that made him successful in his early career at the tactical level. But his mettle is not yet tested in the strategic and operational level since it was his first time to command a large unit coming from the different branch of service and nations.
Being an advocate for COIN, he would like to put this into action in Afghanistan. However, the US government saw the cost ineffectiveness of the counter insurgency in Afghanistan. COIN strategy is very expensive, protracted and requires a large number of troops. His detractors from Pentagon, many US senior defense officials and other retired military officers commented that McChrystal will most likely fail in his mission.
In his ardent desire to succeed, there were collateral damages, human rights violations and loss of lives committed that further alienated the Afghan people....
...Why Buy Local
Big chain stores are quickly destroying our economy and planet. The majority of the products made and sold in these places are made in sweat shops or over seas and then shipped to us. We might get a shirt or a set of dishes for a lower price, but in the long run, the cost has greater consequences than we know of. The same goes for produce and meat. The concern of freshness comes into question, and also the condition of the cows that were slaughtered. This also applies to produce, as it's not publicly stated where the produce actually comes from, and what traces of pesticides are still in the produce. So many Americans only see price these days and they don't see the big picture. The information on our food is available, but the average American doesn't care enough to seek it out. We need to show them how not buying locally is destroying our local economy. This is happening all across the United States.
Buying local may seem like an inconvenience. You might have to stop at more than one place. For busy people this can seem like a drag. But, if you think about it, some times a drive on those beautiful back country roads can be a relief. There is less traffic and the scenery is tranquil. For parents, a trip to several local stands is an educational experience. They actually get to speak with the person who grew the produce they are eating. They can pet the cows that produced the milk they drink. They can meet the carpenter who built a bed just for them! As...
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CASE – 1:
Q1: What do you think was the effect of Smith’s outburst on the other managers at the meeting?
Ans: The other managers of the meeting would have cautioned themselves to be more prepared on
their subjects for the next meeting. They would have felt sorry for Tom Brewster who became a victim
for his ignorance on the subject. The other managers would have put them in place of Brewster and
would have imagined the insult that they might have faced if they were not prepared fully for the
meeting. As a Manager, everyone should have in depth knowledge on their subject and the message was
communicated very well to them via Brewster by Mr. Smith.
Q2. Was it necessary for Smith to apologize to Brewster? Why?
Ans: It was necessary for Mr. Smith to apologize Brewster since Brewster got into that department
newly and would require time to get knowledge of his products. On the last moment he was invited for
the meeting in place of his boss and without knowing what was expected of him, he got the firing which
is not correct. This would have hurt his sentiments and morale.
The apology in turn will increase his morals in manifold. A person who is very senior in the organization,
apologizing to Brewster would have improved the positive energy in him and he would have charged him
up in his duties and responsibilities in time to come. Apologizing to a very junior...
1. Small business marketing involves a number of activities, including
2. A firm's marketing mix consists of ____ activities.
3. Traditionally, marketing philosophies have been categorized as
4. U.S. businesses have recently shifted their focus toward a ____ orientation.
5. A firm's marketing philosophy determines how strategic marketing activities are used to achieve
6. In recent years, the emphasis in U.S. businesses has been on
7. The ____ marketing philosophy is the preferred approach for all businesses.
8. The decision to produce flavored spring water ice cubes in response to requests from its customers reflects Norway Ice Company’s ____ marketing philosophy.
9. Koldpak has focused principally on the development of revolutionary new ways of containerizing fresh
10. Adopting a consumer-oriented marketing philosophy is most consistent with
11. Max chose to operate his production studio as a sole proprietorship even though his attorney cautioned that he was
12. Which legal form allows owners to contribute no capital but still play a part in managing the business and share in its profits?
13. Which group best defines a partnership?
14. Upon the death of the majority stockholder in a corporation, direct control may pass to
15. What legal form has the smallest...
Explain various system design and development methodologies.
Write short notes on following:
• Data Mining
• IT Outsourcing
Differentiate between MIS and TPS
Q 1-Justify the need for and significance of entrepreneurs in an economy like India
Q 2-What is project appraisal? Elaborate the process involved in getting environmental clearance for a proposed business enterprise.
Q 3-Discuss the support provided by the National Small Industries Corporation Ltd.to small-scale industries in the country
Legal Environment of Business
Mr. Jack Gazzo
Runaway Jury is an American legal drama/thriller film from 2003. It was directed by Gary Fleder (Don’t Say a Word, The Express) and stars an all-star cast made up of John Cusack (The Thin Red Line, Being John Malkovich), Gene Hackman (No Way Out, The Royal Tenenbaums), Dustin Hoffman (Kramer vs. Kramer, Rain Man), and Rachel Weisz (Enemy at the Gate, The Constant Gardener). Runaway Jury is a film adaptation of John Grisham’s The Runaway Jury, a legal thriller written in 2001.
Two years after Celeste Wood’s husband was gunned downed at his work place by a failed day trader she, along with her attorney Wendell Rohr (Hoffman), take the weapons manufacturer, Vicksbergs Firearms, to court on grounds of gross negligence due to large amounts of firearms (semi-automatics) being purchased on a regular basis by one party, who then turns around to sell them for a profit. The defendant’s team is made up of Durwood Cable and a jury consultant, Rankin Fitch (Hackman). Throughout the jury selection process Fitch is calling the shots behind the scene as Fitch and his team have set up surveillance cameras to view the happenings within the court room. As potential jurors are called and questioned, Fitch’s team research into each person’s life and then gives Durwood the green-light to keep them on board. One of the...
Negative and Positive Issues on Runaway Children
In the United States alone one in seven children between the ages of ten and eighteen run away from their homes. With this statistic, one million to three million children are homeless due to being a runaway child. Runaway children are kids that voluntary run away from home late at night without permission for their parents or care giver. The issues that causes a child to runaway is wanting to have the power over doing what they want to do without being told too, being seductive to alcohol or substance abuse, feeling of failure, fear of anger, not a great problem-solver, and does not feel loved by parent or care taker. Runaway children have three abilities on trying to succeed in running away; the ability, the willing and the opportunity, most children who gain all three are usually bold enough to run away and never return.
Usually running away is an either/or kind of solution it is a product of black-and-white thinking. As we watched the film “Imitation of Life” by Douglas Sirk, the character Sahara Jane was considered as a runaway child when she began to grow up and notice that she was mixed with white and black; although, she could not accept that she was black and also how they treated black people back in the 50’s. Sahara Jane felt that white was better; nonetheless, by her mother Annie Johnson was trying to help her understand that...
...product. Such chemical process often releases energy, in the form of heat, and the reaction is described as exothermic. Many of these reactions may also evolve gases at high rates, and could cause reactor over-pressure.
Thermal runaway reaction
Runaway reactions are thermally unstable reactions where the heat of reaction can raise the temperature of the reactants sufficiently to accelerate the reaction rate out of control. The temperature at which therunaway starts is often termed the onset temperature.
A reaction thermal runaway begins when the heat produced by the reaction exceeds the heat removed. The temperature rises, the reaction rate increases causing a further increase in the rate of the heat generation. The temperature rise can be very rapid leaving a limited time for correction.
Such reactions are normally controlled by cooling the reactor or by controlling the addition of the reactants. Loss of reactor cooling or agitation during the course of an exothermic reaction are two of the commonest causes of runaway reactions. A runaway reaction can cause the reactor contents to boil, generate vapor or explode, and over-pressurize the reactor, which can also be followed by release of toxic or flammable gases.
Effects of thermal runaway
A runaway exothermic reaction can have a range of results from the boiling over of the reaction mass, to large...
12 March 2013
What makes someone considered a tragic hero? Is it someone who was a victim of a certain situation and had to face a terrible doom? A tragic hero is someone who made a difference by doing something inspiring or right and an individual who suffered either physically or emotional from certain circumstances. Amy Winehouse would be classified as a tragic hero, but she would be considered a modern day tragic hero because she was an extraordinary musician who had faults in her live that made her music career and life end so early.
Amy Winehouse was born in London, England on September 14, 1983 to parents Mitch and Janis Winehouse. Amy’s family didn’t live the high life surrounded in jewels or the poor life without a penny to their name; they lived as an average middle class family as her parents working as cab driver and a pharmacist. Growing up Amy was no stranger to the music world, she was surrounded by jazz. She had uncles from her mother’s side who were professional jazz musicians. At the young age of twelve, Amy was accepted into the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School, where she had received her very first guitar and she knew she wanted to pursue a career in music. Amy was always well known for her unique individuality, it all started when she was sixteen years old and she had been expelled from Sylvia Young Theatre School for piecing her nose, which was...