1.    Cheese is a metaphor. What does it represent?   

2.    What does the maze represent?   

3.    Identify both the cheese and the maze in your own life. Then consider what might happen if someone moved your cheese. Imagine the ways you might have to cope with the changes.

4.    How did you typically react to the change in your life, school, work? Do you feel threatened, angry, frightened, disoriented, or excited by the challenge?  After watching Who Moved My Cheese?, do you feel you deal with change effectively? 

5.    In the story, the four characters represent the four parts of ourselves, from the simple to the complex. What does this mean: which character represents which part of ourselves?

Your task is to research Google and discover at least 5 technologies Google is currently developing, other than the search, advertising, and Gmail features that we are already familiar with.

You need to write at least 500 words (approximately 1 – 1 1/2 pages) each about 5 different Google technologies, for a total of a 2500 word essay. You do not need to write an introduction or conclusion to your essay.
Technologies to write about:
1. The self driving automobile (500 Words)
2. Project Jacquard (500 words)
3. Project Soli (500 Words)
4. Project Loon (500 words)
5. Project Wing (500 words)

Must include 2 references per topic, for a total of 10 references. 

For each technology, summarize the technology and discuss the impacts (both positive and negative) that the technology is likely to have on society. If there are any ethical issues or dilemmas related to the technology, be sure to discuss those, as well.

Make sure you write in your own words, while also listing your references at the end of your essay. Your essay will automatically be checked for plagiarism by TurnItIn. There must be no more than 5% similarity to sources to receive credit for this assignment.

Since this is an essay, make sure you write in full sentences and in complete paragraphs, and not in lists or phrases. Thank you!

Read:

Chapter 11: The U.S. Sport Industry (p. 383-426) in:
Zhang, J. J., Huang, N., & Nauright, J. (2017). Sport Business in Leading Economies. Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited.

Assignment Expectations

Based on the reading, write a 2- to 3-page paper describing how your organization/team fits into the historical context of the business of sport. Cite specific examples from the Burton chapter that are relevant to your current organization or team.

Current team is a non-profit semi-pro football team that plays to raises money for local charities.

Read the following journal article:

Garner, J., Humphrey, P. R., & Simkins, B. (2016). The business of sport and the sport of business: A review of the compensation literature in finance and sports.International Review of Financial Analysis,47, 197-204.

Write a 3-page paper with the following components:

1. Introduction

2. Based on the reading:
    a. Compare the role of corporate CEOs and professional coaches.
    b. Explain how the value of coaches and professional athletes is determined in todays market.

3. Conclusion

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Assignment Expectations

This paper should be at least 3 pages, not counting the title page and reference page.

A clear introduction that orients a reader to the essay main content and the main points discussed should be provided.

A well-developed, well-balanced essay body that develops each point in its own paragraph should be included.

A concise conclusion that summarizes the whole essay should also be included.

Include at least three references.Quoted material should not exceed 10% of the total paper (since the focus of these assignments is critical thinking). Use your own words and build on the ideas of others.When material is copied verbatim from external sources, it must be enclosed in quotes.

The references should be cited within the text and also listed at the end of the assignment in the References section.Follow the APA Style format; seewww.apa.org.

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/over-760-000-pounds-hot-pockets-recalled-maycontain-pieces-n1254512

Answer the following questions regarding the in the link above:
1. Identify the following elements involved in this case from the article:
a. The use of corporate power related to the main ethical issue described in the
article.
b. Three environments involved in the case. (environments are in the picture attached)
Provide evidence from the text to support your answers. (Textual evidence does not need
to always occur in the form of direct quotations. You can paraphrase your chosen
evidence from the text as well. However, you must provide some type of in-text
reference [e.g. in Paragraph 1] for both quoted and paraphrased evidence used from the
article. Also, make sure to explain how the textual evidence relates to your answers for
this question. Do not assume that I will automatically understand the relationship
between your answer and the evidence you provide for it.)
2. Analyze the idea of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in this case. Do this by
identifying three (3) stakeholders in this case, their specific stake in the companys
actions, the dimension of CSR that these specific obligations fall under (economic, legal,
or social), and whether these obligations were violated by the company in question in this
case.
3. An ethical problem such as this rarely has a single cause. Typically, such situations
involve failures at multiple levels within and outside of the organization. Identify at least
three failures that you believe might have contributed to this problem. For each
contributor, explain what the failure was and why you believe it occurred.

Reflect: Reflect back on the Week 1 discussion in which you shared with the class the global societal issue that you would like to further address. Explore critical insights that were shared by your peers and/or your instructor on the topic chosen and begin your search for scholarly sources with those insights in mind.

Paper Topics: Poverty and Income Inequality.

Introductory paragraph to topic (refer to the Final Paper guidelines for your topic selection).
Write an introductory paragraph with at least 150 words that clearly explains the topic, the importance of further research, and ethical implications.
Thesis statement.
Write a direct and concise thesis statement, which will become the solution to the problem that you will argue or prove in the Week 5 Final Paper. (A thesis statement should be a concise, declarative statement. The thesis statement must appear at the end of the introductory paragraph.)
Annotated bibliography.
Develop an annotated bibliography to indicate the quality of the sources you have read.
Summarize in your own words how the source contributes to the solution of the global societal issue for each annotation.
Address fully the purpose, content, evidence, and relation to other sources you found on this topic (your annotation should be one to two paragraphs long150 words or more.
Include no less than five scholarly sources in the annotated bibliography that will be used to support the major points of the Final Paper.
Demonstrate critical thinking skills by accurately interpreting evidence used to support various positions of the topic.

he Introduction, Thesis Statement, and Annotated Bibliography

Must be 1,000 to 1,250 words in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style resource.
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper
Students name
Course name and number
Instructors name
Date submitted

Must use at least five scholarly sources.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

This is a discussion post.

The topic of my final paper is:  Poverty and Income Inequality

Here is an article you can use: https://www.rasmussen.edu/student-experience/college-life/critical-thinking-skills-to-master-now/

Reflect: Reflect on the characteristics of a critical thinker. Critical thinking gets you involved in a dialogue with the ideas you read from others in this class. To be a critical thinker, you need to be able to summarize, analyze, hypothesize, and evaluate new information that you encounter.

Write: For this discussion, you will address the following prompts. Keep in mind that the article or video youve chosen should not be about critical thinking, but should be about someone making a statement, claim, or argument related to your Final Paper topic. One source should demonstrate good critical thinking skills and the other source should demonstrate the lack or absence of critical thinking skills. Personal examples should not be used.

Explain at least five elements of critical thinking that you found in the reading material.
Search the Internet, media, and find an example in which good critical thinking skills are being demonstrated by the author or speaker. Summarize the content and explain why you think it demonstrates good critical thinking skills.

Search the Internet, media, and find an example in which the author or speaker lacks good critical thinking skills. Summarize the content and explain why you think it demonstrates the absence of good, critical thinking skills.

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length, which should include a thorough response to each prompt. You are required to provide in-text citations of applicable required reading materials and/or any other outside sources you use to support your claims. Provide full reference entries of all sources cited at the end of your response. Please use correct APA format when writing in-text citations (see In-Text Citation Helper (Links to an external site.)) and references (see Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.)).

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Case Study #3 Report
Case 4-29

Answer each question as if you were the managerial accountant for the company and are presenting to the company vice-president regarding the information requested in the case study. You must not only give the correct numbers but also explain to management what variable costing is, why variable costing is useful and why the net income is different for absorption vs variable costing, and also why net income is different for LIFO vs FIFO. Then follow the explanation up with a recommendation for management reporting.

For each answer explain the terminology and concepts used. For example, rather than just give the product cost/net income, explain the calculation – this is a professional report from a managerial accountant to the company vice-president.

Use outside sources when necessary BUT MAKE SURE YOU CITE THEM!

When giving a recommendation, back it up with numbers. Make sure you address the original dilemma – lowest bid in different situations.

This particular answer should be a managerial accounting report to the company president that is no more than 2 pages in length.