Instructions are attached to the word document below. Read the story in the links attached below and write a (4 pages maximum, Arial 12 font, double spaced, MLA style) explaining the below questions:

Instructions are attached to the word document below.

Read the story in the links attached below and write a (4 pages maximum,  Arial 12 font, double spaced, MLA style) explaining the below questions:

  • I want you to delve deeper into the story. What lesson, moral, or universal truth is the author leading readers to?
  • What I really want you to show me is that you have an understanding of, and can give examples by name, (without re-telling the story)
  • Foreshadowing?
  • What kinds of Conflicts do you see? in other words, what’s driving the narrative (antagonist vs protagonist)?
  • Is there heavy use of Symbolism?
  • How many kinds of Irony can you identify (in its different forms)?
  • Is there heavy use of Motif?
  • Themes (what are the main ideas driving the narrative)?
  • Read “between the lines” and interpret what you think the story really means, or what philosophical ideas or universal truths the author is using the story to discuss.

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Explain how Vonnegut uses flat, static characters like George Bergeron to develop his critique of 1950s American society.

Explain how Vonnegut uses flat, static characters like George Bergeron to develop his critique of 1950s American society.

Part 2: Cultural Value Reaction Now that you have finished your analyses, Gregory would like you to examine Quantigration’s company values. (Read the article “How to Write a Company Value Statement Th

Part 2: Cultural Value Reaction

Now that you have finished your analyses, Gregory would like you to examine Quantigration’s company values. (Read the article “How to Write a Company Value Statement That Will Achieve Strategic Impact” in the Supporting Materials section for more information on how company value statements can motivate employees and reflect company objectives.)

Review the three company values Gregory has given you:

  • Family: Everyone who works here is part of the Quantigration family.
  • Process: Following processes will result in quality products.
  • Numbers: Precision engineering requires precision thinking.

Consider each company value from the viewpoint of each selected culture from your cultural analysis. Think about how these values relate to the cultural values you have uncovered in each of the countries you analyzed. Then, write a brief reaction for Gregory that examines the values.

For each company value, write a 200-word summary explaining whether it does or does not represent the values of the three cultures you have examined, providing specific reasons why or why not. In particular, ask yourself the following:

  • Which company values align closely with the values of the cultures?
  • Are there any values that seem directly opposed to any of your selected cultures?
  • Would any of the company’s values cause tension for an employee coming from one of your selected countries?

You should also include recommended changes to the values to better align them to your own culture and the cultures you have selected to examine, and to encourage better intercultural interaction.

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In a minimum of 200 words: Now that you have learned about cost-volume-profit analysis techniques, do you think these techniques can be used for all types of organizations (for-profit, not-for-profit

In a minimum of 200 words: 

Now that you have learned about cost-volume-profit analysis techniques, do you think these techniques can be used for all types of organizations (for-profit, not-for-profit, service, retail, manufacturing, etc.) or only certain organizations to make strategic business decisions? Why, or why not?

In Chapter 13 on New Religious Movements (NRMs), you were introduced to a number of modern religions in terms of beliefs and practices. Highlight a specific belief or practice you encountered in one o

In Chapter 13 on New Religious Movements (NRMs), you were introduced to a number of modern religions in terms of beliefs and practices. Highlight a specific belief or practice you encountered in one of these Chapter 13 NRMs that surprised you (or that you just feel like exploring). Research beyond the textbook to find out more about it, providing your results in this post. Consider the following in your post:

– Title your initial post with the NRM name (or the specific belief/practice). Remember, the word “Discussion” should not appear in your title.- Briefly describe the religion and the belief or practice you are focusing on.- Discuss what drew you to want to explore this belief or practice in more detail.- Present the essence of the belief or the aspects of the practice under consideration.- Address whether this belief or practice is unique to this specific group or if it can be found within other religions, including those classified as major world religions.- Provide what you learned from this exploration.- Provide at least 2 research source citation in MLA format (see below). 

Before writing on this topic, you should research the belief or practice you selected beyond the textbook. This is because you are required to do research in association with each of the discussion topics so that you can provide well-informed opinions. Ensure that you provide original writing (do not copy the words of your sources) and that the citations are in proper MLA (Modern Language Association) citation format: MLA Format.

Grading Parameters (30 points total): See: A Sample Discussion Post, Frequently Asked Questions, and the Discussion Grading Rubric.

  • Initial Post (5 points) – Provide a new threaded post addressing all questions posed in at least 200 words by the posted deadline: Time Schedule.
  • Research (5 points) – Consult at least 2 academic research sources related to the topic and provide a bibliography of these sources in MLA (Modern Language Association) citation format. This list should be within the initial post.
  • Meaningful Participation (10 points) – Provide multiple meaningful conversations with others. Within your own thread, this means answering questions that are posed and/or providing clarification as needed. Within the threaded posts of at least one other person, provide a reply that fosters discussion. Maintain these conversations during the discussion time period as appropriate.
  • Writing Skills (10 points) – Demonstrate original writing and academic writing.

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Principles of Finance Week 4 Discussion Watch The 2008 Financial Crisis, in Crash Course Economics Describe how the credit crisis may have adversely affected many people beyond homeowners and mortgag

Principles of Finance

Week 4 Discussion 

Watch The 2008 Financial Crisis, in Crash Course Economics

Describe how the credit crisis may have adversely affected many people beyond homeowners and mortgage companies. Do you believe the impact of the credit crisis is still being felt today? Why or why not? Are we headed in the direction of another credit crisis? What indicators hint at what could happen in the future?

Week 5 Discussion 

Complete the following:

  • Watch Inside The Collapse (Part One).
  • Watch Inside The Collapse (Part Two).

After watching the videos, discuss how this financial crash impacted you, your family, a career from which you may have been laid off, or someone you know who was affected.

  • Be sure to respond to at least one of your classmates’ posts.

Managing Concepts

Week 4 Discussion 

Planning is a process of identifying goals that provide direction for the organization. Managers at all levels can participate in the planning process, selecting the type of plan, establishing the goals within the plan, and documenting in detail how each goal will be accomplished.

According to Robbins and Coulter (1), managers may choose one of the following plans:

  • Time frame: long term or short term.
  • Breadth: strategic or operational.
  • Flexibility: directional or specific.
  • Frequency: single-use or standing.

After a manager identifies which kind of plan to use, goals that illustrate how the plan will be carried out must be set. Goals are actionable steps performed by employees in the organization.

For this discussion:

  • Choose one of the four listed plan types.
  • Give an example of how you executed such a plan in your personal or professional life.
  • When discussing your plan, identify 3–5 goals or steps taken to complete the plan.

Remember to respond to at least one of your classmates’ posts.

Sources

1. Stephen P. Robbins. 2018. Management. Pearson 14th edition book.

Robbins, S. P. (2018). Management (14th ed.). New York: Pearson. 

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Week 5 Discussion 

As a manager, you will have to control work processes and monitor performance. There are three types of controls that occur in organizations:

  • Feedforward control: prevents future problems.
  • Concurrent control: collects performance in real-time.
  • Feedback control: collects performance information after a task or project is completed.

For this discussion:

  • Describe one control system used by your current organization or a previous employer.
  • Identify the organization’s control system type.

Be sure to respond to at least one of your classmates’ posts.

Note: All students are required to post a minimum of two (2) posts per online discussion thread. Students must have one (1) original post and a minimum of one (1) other post per discussion thread.  Initial response should be a minimum of 120 words with a reply with a minimum of 30 words.

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Consider a spring-mass system with the mass being 4kg. The spring has a coefficient of stiffness of 16 N/m. The spring is initially stretched to 10cm. Given that the maximum stretch is 12cm, what is t

Consider a spring-mass system with the mass being 4kg. The spring has a coefficient of stiffness of 16 N/m. The spring is initially stretched to 10cm. Given that the maximum stretch is 12cm, what is the initial speed? (Corresponding to a 10 cm stretch)?