Booker T. Washington: A Man and His Ideals

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…

Speaking, Listening, and Interpretation in Negotiation

“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…

Demographics and World Commerce

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),…

The Role of Satellite Television in Developing and Sustaining Transnational Communities

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…

Computers as a Form of Mass Communication

The computer has been one of the most inspired and useful inventions of the last one hundred years. Throughout the years is has become more technologically advanced as society, in general, has become more advanced. With the advancement of the computer to almost every home and/or office, the computer is becoming more and more vital…

No Greater Glory

1934 B&W 1.37:1 Columbia Pictures Corporation Directed by Frank Borzage Based on a novel  by Ferenc Molnár Written by Jo Swerling Cinematography by Joseph H. August Edited by Viola Lawrence Nemecsek (George P. Breakston) Boka (Jimmy Butler) Gereb (Jackie Searl) Feri Ats (Frankie Darro) Csonakos (Donald Haines) Ferdie Pasztor (Rolf Ernest) Henry Pasztor (Julius Molnar)…

US Airways Financial Analysis

Working Capital Analysis US Airways: Working Capital: (Year: 2001) Current Ratio: (Year 2001) (Dollars in millions) Current Assets $ 1,775 Current Assets $1,775 = 0.58 Less current Liabilities -3,026 Current Liabilities $3,026 Working Capital $1,231 Working Capital: (Year 2000) Current Ratio (Year 2000) Current Assets $ 2,592 Current Assets $2,592 = 0.88 Less current Liabilities…

US Airways Courses of Action

Alternative Actions Plane Efficiency US Airways has seen many recurrences of its planes not being used to their fullest capacity. For example, US Airways has Boeing 767-200ERs that hold, on average, 203 passengers and it also has Boeing 737-300s that hold an average of 126 passengers (16). If US Airways is planning on sending out…

US Airways Critical Issues

International Expansion US Airways expanded into the international market to take advantage of an increase in foreign travel to and from the United States. To provide for this expansion, US Airways purchased new wide-bodied aircrafts, upgraded the Philadelphia international terminal, and expanded international destinations (23). However, after September 11 international travel statistics changed. There was…

US Airways SPACE Matrix

Internal Strategic Position External Strategic Position Financial Strengths Rating Environmental Stability Rating Assets 5 Fuel Fluctuation -5 Liquidity 2 Consumer Confidence -6 Governmental Aid 6 Price Elasticity -2 Working Capital 1 Barrier to Enter Market -3 Cash Flow 1 Government Regulations -3 Financial Stability 1 Total Score 16 Total Score -19 Average Score 2.67 Average…