Introduction Quality can be the core of success that sets expectations for performance. It is the factor that makes one organization more productive and run efficiently. There are various ways organizations can implement quality by synthesizing strategic planning and management initiatives. Any organization that doesn’t respect quality as a strategic principle will fail (Dew). Strategy […]

Planting Seeds of Profit Political Parties & Interest Groups I. INTRODUCTION The Shaping of an Industry For two months in 1904, writer Upton Sinclair wandered the Chicago stockyards carefully noting the dead rats being shoveled into sausage-grinding machines, the bribed inspectors looking the other way as diseased cows were being slaughtered for beef, and the […]

The most often-researched music of the early 20th century is most probably the output of the Second Viennese School, and somewhere after that Le sacre du printemps, the music of Charles Ives, Claude Debussy, Bela Bartok, and a few other established composers. Edgard Varèse, who interacted with almost every prominent musician in the West (and […]

America had been preparing for war long before the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Lend-lease aid had been approved in the spring of 1941 and American production was already starting to pick up speed. America would have to come to the rescue once again, but this time to save the world from fascism and imperialism, […]

Less than 100 years ago, America was a different place. Not only were the laws of business and social order different, but the news was one organization that people could count on to tell the truth and expose wrongful practices in business and government. The so-called “muckrakers” of the era had a negative nickname, but […]

It’s the day of the big interview. You’ve shown up 15 minutes early just to be safe. You’re relatively calm. You’re confident. After all, your suit and tie are pressed, your hair is trimmed and neat, and your breath is fresh and minty. You’ve done your research about the company, you know the first name […]

Booker T. Washington was born into slavery in 1856, but managed to rise to be the President of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama in 1881 and by the 1890’s became one of the most prominent black men in America, acting as an advisor to several Presidents as well as to some of America’s prominent business […]

“Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation.” -Richard M. Nixon, 37th President of the United States Three of the most important aspects of communication in negotiation are listening, speaking, and how information is interpreted. Carolyn Lee writes, “Effective communication skills are essential for negotiators. The gathering of support, selling of […]

It is believed that Demographics and World Commerce as a whole are key determinating factors to everyday living and the decisions, both business and non-business alike, that people face everyday. Demographics is a shorthand term for ‘population characteristics’. Demographics include age, income, mobility (in terms of travel time to work or number of vehicles available), […]

Introduction Communication around the world has been changed forever by the emergence of satellite television. With the introduction in 1975 of cable-satellite in United States, television dominated by three national networks evolved into a multichannel system with a huge programme choice for the viewers. (Parsons) However, “the concept of satellite communications was traced to a […]

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