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Business Studies

discussing an important concept that each of you need to master and I can assure you if you do, you will finish this program much quicker than the pace you are currently on now! I have used each of these techniques and avoided the pitfalls discussed in the links below. Please take the time this week to view all of the links provided by (my chair) Dr. Walter McCollum and your discussion for this week will be a 2 paragraph summary of what you took away from the videos and how you will use this infomation to complete this journey. Please be detailed on your post and I will be discussing these at a later date!

Lets have a great week and see below!

Dr. Stanley

Time Management – the #1 reason doc students fail to progress- share with students

A recent review of why doc students fail to process reflected that few fail academically. The #1 reason is one’s inability to manage their time. Please share these video links within your classrooms. These videos were authored by our own Walter McCollum.

Managing from the Inside Out https://www.dropbox.com/ sh/0scirz8vgv2rsl0/AACHaf_ yHJLFEvI6TgweaSLsadl=0& preview=on_WAL_DDBA8006A_tm1_ ENproxy.mov

Introduction to Time Management https://www. dropbox.com/sh/ 0scirz8vgv2rsl0/AACHaf_ yHJLFEvI6TgweaSLsadl=0& preview=on_WAL_DDBA8006A_2a_ ENproxy.mov

Self-Awareness and Time Management https://www. dropbox.com/sh/ 0scirz8vgv2rsl0/AACHaf_ yHJLFEvI6TgweaSLsadl=0& preview=on_WAL_DDBA8006A_2b_ ENproxy.mov

What is Working and What is Not Working https://www.dropbox. com/sh/0scirz8vgv2rsl0/AACHaf_ yHJLFEvI6TgweaSLsadl=0& preview=on_WAL_DDBA8006A_2c_ ENproxy.mov

Goal Setting https://www.dropbox. com/sh/0scirz8vgv2rsl0/AACHaf_ yHJLFEvI6TgweaSLsadl=0& preview=on_WAL_DDBA8006A_2d_ ENproxy.mov

Tools and Resources https://www.dropbox. com/sh/0scirz8vgv2rsl0/AACHaf_ yHJLFEvI6TgweaSLsadl=0& preview=on_WAL_DDBA8006A_2e_ ENproxy.mov

Management

Strategy as Long Term Intent and Systemic Optimization
After Apple Inc., released its iPhone in 2007, Google had a decision to make. Should it try to make a phone that would compete directly If not, what should it do
The situation Google found itself in is not unique. Companies in every industry have to respond to their competition. Far too often, the response does not serve a greater, long-term goal. Companies often act reflexively and mimic their competitors. They attempt to do the same thing, yet they hope for better results. However, successful companies will have a strategy in place that guides responses to competitors. While Google may have had the resources to manufacture a great smartphone to compete with Apple, the company believed this did not align with its overall long-term strategy. Instead, Google chose to design Android, the software that other smartphone manufacturers could use as they competed for market share with Apple’s phone. Now, almost every smartphone, with the exception of the iPhone, uses Google’s Android to power its operating system. Google therefore competes indirectly with Apple, and drives users to Google’s core strength: its search platform.
Google’s response to the iPhone is a demonstration of what Hamel and Prahalad (2005) refer to as ‘strategic intent.’ The response did not merely react to the competition; the response successfully supported a strong, long-term goal with a logical strategy for reaching that goal and one which forced the company to expand beyond its current skills, competencies and capabilities.
To prepare for this Shared Activity:
Review the Readings.
Then consider how strategic intent can lead to sustainable competitive advantage.
Use the University of Roehampton Library to research organisations to find one example of an organisation that clearly has an articulated strategic intent and long-term posture towards innovation and capability expansion.
Use the UoRL Library to research organisations to find one example of an organisation that clearly does not have an articulated strategic intent and long-term posture towards innovation and capability expansion.
To complete this Shared Activity:
Conduct a thorough and well-argued analysis that provides evidence that one of your chosen companies does have a strong strategic-intent posture.
Be sure to explain the strategic implications of your analysis and speculate on what this strong strategic intent posture could bring to the organisation in terms of future strategic direction and choices.
Conduct a thorough and well-argued analysis that provides evidence that one of your chosen companies does not have a strong strategic-intent posture.
Be sure to explain the strategic implications of your analysis and speculate on what this lack of strategic-intent posture could mean to the organisation in terms of future strategic directions and choices.
Be sure to support your postings with evidence from the Readings and other current literature from the UoRL Library and other credible sources. Consult the Harvard Referencing Style Guide for proper citation and referencing information

Letter to Legislator

View this video How a bill becomes a law-

https://www.youtube.com/watchv=2nKyihoV9z8 (Links to an external site.)

Neeed It as fast as you can!!
This is a great infographic on how a bill becomes a federal law http://visual.ly/how-does-bill-become-law (Links to an external site.)

2. Read this: https://www.cga.ct.gov/lco/resources-aboutbills.asp (Links to an external site.)

and this: http://www.cthealthpolicy.org/toolbox/legislative/bill_law.htm (Links to an external site.)

and this http://www.cthealthpolicy.org/toolbox/tools/effec_comm.htm (Links to an external site.)

3. There is info on how to write a letter and links for sample letters on this website: http://www.cthealthpolicy.org/toolbox/legislative/writing_policymaker.htm (Links to an external site.)

Homework to hand in:

Write a letter to a legislator about an issue that is important to you. Look up children, education, mental health- there is a subject I am sure that will pop out at you.
Find a bill on the CGA website. https://www.cga.ct.gov/ (Links to an external site.)
You can search by bill subject or by committee. You can either Click “Bill Info” and search bill by subject, or Click Committees, find a Committee and Click Bills Reported Out. Read public hearing testimony about the bill for some background.

3. Write a letter to your legislator- find your legislator on the bottom of the website. If you are not from CT, find a Bridgeport legislator to write to. In the writing of the letter keep in mind the upstream causes lessons that we learned this week. Show me in the letter you have an understanding of the relationship between individual behavior and policy/ upstream causes.

4. Hand in a copy of the letter to me- consider sending a copy of the letter to your legislator – email or print!

Importance of Animal Interactions or Sedimentary Habitat Modifications in soft bottoms

http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/f80-145#.Vwy2jPZf3IX

(Caging Manipulations in Marine Soft-Bottom Communities: Importance of Animal Interactions or Sedimentary Habitat Modifications

Larry W. Hulberg, John S. Oliver
Published on the web 10 April 2011.
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 1980, 37(7): 1130-1139, 10.1139/f80-145)

I attach this link which I want from you to make this Article (paraphrase) around 320-350 words .

Astronomy (and other Space Sciences)

As mentioned in class, an impact of a small asteroid packs a lot of power and can create a rather larger
crater. An impact from a large asteroid can have a devastating effect on a large scale; we now think that
the impact of a large asteroid is responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs. The idea of asteroid
impacts has fascinated us for a long time and shows up in many places in popular culture, including
movies such as Armageddon and Deep Impact.
NASA currently is attempting to find and attract asteroids that are large enough to pose a threat to Earth
but it remains a question as to what to do if a large asteroid is found to be on an impact course with the
Earth. For this project, you will read two short papers talking about the dangers that asteroids pose, the
odds of a collision, and a possible way to protect Earth from a threatening asteroid (these papers can be
found in the “Asteroid Writing Project” folder in the “Assignments” area of Blackboard). After you read
these papers, you need to decide if it is worth spending tax dollars to try and protect us from possible
asteroid impacts. You will then write a paper stating your position and defending your position with
facts from the papers; you may also use additional resources for information. Your paper should be a
maximum of two pages, not including references, and must include in-text citations in proper MLA
format.
As was the case with the previous writing project, if you submit the paper early, I will provide feedback
and you will have the chance to resubmit for a higher score.
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Diagram: How to Off An Asteroid
The Threat is Out There
More than 100,000 asteroids hurtle past our planet. But only one—that we know of—may hit us in the next 30
years.
By David Noland
Published in the December 2006 issue.
Scientists at Arizona’s Kitt Peak National
Observatory first spotted the Apophis asteroid in June 2004. (Photo: Bryan Allen)
Friday the 13th of April 2029 could be a very unlucky day for planet Earth. At 4:36 am Greenwich Mean Time, a
25-million-ton, 820-ft.-wide asteroid called 99942 Apophis will slice across the orbit of the moon and barrel toward
Earth at more than 28,000 mph. The huge pockmarked rock, two-thirds the size of Devils Tower in Wyoming, will
pack the energy of 65,000 Hiroshima bombs—enough to wipe out a small country or kick up an 800-ft. tsunami.
On this day, however, Apophis is not expected to live up to its namesake, the ancient Egyptian god of darkness
and destruction. Scientists are 99.7 percent certain it will pass at a distance of 18,800 to 20,800 miles. In
astronomical terms, 20,000 miles is a mere stone’s throw, shorter than a round-trip flight from New York to
Melbourne, Australia, and well inside the orbits of Earth’s many geosynchronous communications satellites. For a
couple of hours after dusk, people in Europe, Africa and western Asia will see what looks like a medium-bright star
creeping westward through the constellation of Cancer, making Apophis the first asteroid in human history to be
clearly visible to the naked eye. And then it will be gone, having vanished into the dark vastness of space. We will
have dodged a cosmic bullet.
Maybe. Scientists calculate that if Apophis passes at a distance of exactly 18,893 miles, it will go through a
“gravitational keyhole.” This small region in space—only about a half mile wide, or twice the diameter of the asteroid
itself—is where Earth’s gravity would perturb Apophis in just the wrong way, causing it to enter an orbit
seven-sixths as long as Earth’s. In other words, the planet will be squarely in the crosshairs for a potentially
catastrophic asteroid impact precisely seven years later, on April 13, 2036.
Radar and optical tracking during Apophis’s fly-by last summer put the odds of the asteroid passing through the
keyhole at about 45,000-to-1. “People have a hard time reasoning with low-probability/high-consequence risks,”
says Michael DeKay of the Center for Risk Perception and Communication at Carnegie Mellon University. “Some
people say, ‘Why bother, it’s not really going to happen.’ But others say that when the potential consequences are
so serious, even a tiny risk is unacceptable.”
Former astronaut Rusty Schweickart, now 71, knows a thing or two about objects flying through space, having been
one himself during a spacewalk on the Apollo 9 mission in 1969. Through the B612 Foundation, which he co-founded
in 2001, Schweickart has been prodding NASA to do something about Apophis—and soon. “We need to act,” he
says. “If we blow this, it’ll be criminal.”
If the dice do land the wrong way in 2029, Apophis would have to be deflected by some 5000 miles to miss the
Earth in 2036. Hollywood notwithstanding, that’s a feat far beyond any current human technology. The fanciful
mission in the 1998 movie Armageddon—to drill a hole more than 800 ft. into an asteroid and detonate a nuclear
bomb inside it—is about as technically feasible as time travel. In reality, after April 13, 2029, there would be little
we could do but plot the precise impact point and start evacuating people.
According to projections, an Apophis impact would occur
somewhere along a curving 30-mile-wide swath stretching
across Russia, the Pacific Ocean, Central America and
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Fortunately, Apophis needs to be nudged only about a mile to
avoid a gravitational “keyhole” in space—a region that would
send the asteroid on a collision course with Earth. Otherwise, it
would have to be diverted 5000 miles for it to miss our planet.
This reduces the energy required to deflect Apophis by a factor of
about 10,000—making it theoretically possible using current
technology. A number of methods have been proposed to do the
job.
Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart holds a
model of the asteroid 1998 KY26.
on into the Atlantic. Managua, Nicaragua; San José,
Costa Rica; and Caracas, Venezuela, all would be in line
for near-direct hits and complete destruction. The most
likely target, though, is several thousand miles off the
West Coast, where Apophis would create a 5-mile-wide,
9000-ft.-deep “crater” in the water. The collapse of that
transient water crater would trigger tsunamis that would
hammer California with an hour-long fusillade of 50-ft.
waves.
BUT DON’T EVACUATE just yet. Although we can’t force
Apophis to miss the Earth after 2029, we have the
technology to nudge it slightly off course well before then,
causing it to miss the keyhole in the first place.
According to NASA, a simple 1-ton “kinetic energy
impactor” spacecraft thumping into Apophis at 5000 mph
would do the trick. We already have a template for such a
mission: NASA’s Deep Impact space probe—named after
another 1998 cosmic-collision movie—slammed into the
comet Tempel 1 in 2005 to gather data about the
composition of its surface. Alternatively, an
ion-drive-powered “gravity tractor” spacecraft could hover
above Apophis and use its own tiny gravity to gently pull
the asteroid off course.
In 2005, Schweickart urged NASA administrator Michael
Griffin to start planning a mission to land a radio
transponder on Apophis. Tracking data from the device would almost certainly confirm that the asteroid won’t hit the
keyhole in 2029, allowing everyone on Earth to breathe a collective sigh of relief. But if it didn’t, there still would be
time to design and launch a deflection mission, a project that Schweickart estimates could take as long as 12
years. It would need to be completed by about 2026 to allow enough time for a spacecraft’s tiny nudge to take
effect.
NASA, however, is taking a wait-and-see attitude. An analysis by Steven Chesley of the Near Earth Object program
at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., concludes that we can safely sit tight until 2013. That’s
when Apophis swings by Earth in prime position for tracking by the 1000-ft.-dia. radio telescope in Arecibo, Puerto
Rico. This data could also rule out a keyhole hit in 2029. But if it doesn’t, the transponder mission and, if
necessary, a last-resort deflection mission could still be launched in time, according to Chesley. “There’s no rush
right now,” he says. “But if it’s still serious by 2014, we need to start designing real missions.”
IN 1998, CONGRESS mandated NASA to find and track near-Earth asteroids
at least 1 kilometer in diameter. The resulting Spaceguard Survey has
detected, at last count, about 75 percent of the 1100 estimated to be out
there. (Although Apophis was nearly 2500 ft. short of the size criterion, it was
found serendipitously during the search process.) Thankfully, none of the
giants so far discovered is a threat to Earth. “But any one of those couple of
hundred we haven’t found yet could be headed toward us right now,” says
former astronaut Tom Jones, an asteroid-search consultant for NASA and a
Popular Mechanics editorial adviser. The space agency plans to expand
Spaceguard to include asteroids down to 140 meters in diameter—less than
half the size of Apophis, but still big enough to do serious damage. It has
already detected more than 4000 of these; NASA estimates approximately
100,000 exist.
Predicting asteroid orbits can be a messy business, as the history of tracking Apophis in its 323-day orbit
demonstrates. Astronomers at Arizona’s Kitt Peak National Observatory discovered the asteroid in June 2004. It
was six months before additional sightings—many made by amateurs using backyard telescopes—triggered alarm
bells at JPL, home to the Sentry asteroid-impact monitoring system, a computer that predicts the orbits of
near-Earth asteroids based on astronomical observations. Sentry’s impact predictions then grew more ominous by
the day. On Dec. 27, 2004, the odds of a 2029 impact reached 2.7 percent—a figure that stirred great excitement
in the small world of asteroid chasers. Apophis vaulted to an unprecedented rating of 4 on the Torino Impact Hazard
Scale, a 10-step, color-coded index of asteroid and comet threat levels.
But the commotion was short-lived. When previously overlooked observations were fed into the computer, it spit out
reassuring news: Apophis would not hit the Earth in 2029 after all, though it wouldn’t miss by much. Oh, and there
was one other thing: that troublesome keyhole.
The small size of the gravitational keyhole—just 2000 ft. in diameter—is both a blessing and a curse. On the one
hand, it wouldn’t take much to nudge Apophis outside it. Calculations suggest that if we change Apophis’s velocity
by a mere 0.0001 mph—about 31 in. per day—in three years its orbit would be deflected by more than a mile, a
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50 THOUSAND YEARS AGO
BARRINGER CRATER
Arizona
Diameter: 4100 ft.
Cause: 150-ft.-wide meteorite
Claim to fame: Also called “Meteor Crater” (above),
this is the first impact crater ever identified on Earth,
as well as the best preserved one. In the 1960s,
astronauts went there to practice sampling techniques
for the Apollo program.
35.7 MILLION YEARS AGO
POPIGAI CRATER
Siberia, Russia
piddling amount, but enough to miss the keyhole. That’s easily within the capabilities of a gravity tractor or kinetic
energy impactor. On the other hand, with a target so minuscule, predicting precisely where Apophis will pass in
relation to the keyhole becomes, well, a hit-or-miss proposition. Current orbit projections for 2029 have a margin of
error—orbital scientists call it the error ellipse—of about 2000 miles. As data rolls in, the error ellipse will shrink
considerably. But if the keyhole stubbornly stays within it, NASA may have to reduce the ellipse to a mile or less
before it knows for sure whether Apophis will hit the bull’s-eye. Otherwise, a mission risks inadvertently nudging
Apophis into the keyhole instead of away from it.
Can we predict Apophis’s orbit to the submile level far enough in advance to launch a deflection mission That level
of forecasting accuracy would require, in addition to a transponder, a vastly more complex orbital calculation model
than the one used today. It would have to include calculations for such minute effects as solar radiation, relativity
and the gravitational pulls of small nearby asteroids, none of which are fully accounted for in the current model.
And then there’s the wild card of asteroid orbital calculations: the Yarkovsky Effect. This small but steady force
occurs when an asteroid radiates more heat from one side than the other. As an asteroid rotates away from the
sun, the heat that has accumulated on its surface is shed into space, giving it a slight push in the other direction.
An asteroid called 6489 Golevka, twice the size of Apophis, has been pushed about 10 miles off course by this
effect in the past 15 years. How Apophis will be influenced over the next 23 years is anybody’s guess. At the
moment we have no clue about its spin direction or axis, or even its shape—all necessary parameters for
estimating the effect.
IF APOPHIS IS INDEED headed for the gravitational keyhole, ground observations won’t be able to confirm it until
at least 2021. By that time, it may be too late to do anything about it. Considering what’s at stake—Chesley
estimates that an Apophis-size asteroid impact would cost $400 billion in infrastructure damage alone—it seems
prudent to start taking steps to deal with Apophis long before we know whether those steps will eventually prove
necessary. When do we start Or, alternatively, at what point do we just cross our fingers and hope it misses
When the odds are 10-to-1 against it A thousand-to-1 A million
When NASA does discover a potentially threatening asteroid like Apophis, it has no mandate to decide whether,
when or how to take action. “We’re not in the mitigation business,” Chesley says. A workshop to discuss general
asteroid-defense options last June was NASA’s first official baby step in that direction.
If NASA eventually does get the nod—and more important, the budget—from Congress, the obvious first move
would be a reconnaissance mission to Apophis. Schweickart estimates that “even gold-plated at JPL,” a
transponder-equipped gravity tractor could be launched for $250 million. Ironically, that’s almost precisely the cost
of making the cosmic-collision movies Armageddon and Deep Impact. If Hollywood can pony up a quarter of a billion
in the name of defending our planet, why can’t Congress
Earth’s Greatest Hits
About 100 tons of interplanetary material drifts to the
Earth’s surface on a daily basis. Occasionally, an object
hurtles with enough force to leave a mark.
ASTEROIDS are large rocky or metal bodies that originate
in the relatively warm inner solar system, in the region
between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
COMETS are composed mostly of water ice and rock, and
form in the cold outer solar system beyond the planets’
orbits. Scientists believe comets may have delivered the
first organic compounds to Earth billions of years ago.
METEOROIDS are either pieces of asteroids that collided
in space, or debris released by vaporizing comets. When
meteoroids enter Earth’s atmosphere, they are called
meteors, and when they reach its surface they are called meteorites. So far, the remnants of more than 160
impact craters have been identified on Earth. Here are six of the most notable:
35 MILLION YEARS AGO
CHESAPEAKE BAY CRATER
Maryland
Diameter: 53 miles
Cause: 1- to 2-mile-wide meteorite
Claim to fame: Though long ago filled in by soil and
water, this is the largest impact crater in the U.S. The
event that caused it fractured bedrock more than a mile
deep, creating a saltwater reservoir that still affects the
region’s groundwater.
65 MILLION YEARS AGO
CHICXULUB BASIN
Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico
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Diameter: 62 miles
Cause: 3-mile-wide asteroid
Claim to fame: The crater is flecked with
industrial-grade diamonds created by shock pressure
on graphite. A recent theory posits that this asteroid
and the Chesapeake Bay meteorite originated from
one asteroid. 1.85 BILLION YEARS AGO
SUDBURY CRATER
Ontario, Canada
Diameter: 155 miles
Cause: 6-mile-wide comet
Claim to fame: On the crater floor, heat from the
impact and cometary water fed a system of hot
springs possibly capable of supporting life. The rim of
the crater also holds one of the world’s largest
supplies of nickel and copper ore.
Diameter: 110 miles
Cause: 6-mile-wide asteroid
Claim to fame: This impact triggered enormous tsunamis
and magnitude 10 earthquakes. Scientists believe it led
to the extinction of dinosaurs and of 75 percent of all
species, effectively ending the Cretaceous Period.
2 BILLION YEARS AGO
VREDEFORT DOME
South Africa
Diameter: 236 miles
Cause: 6-mile-wide comet
Claim to fame: Though now the most eroded, Vredefort is the oldest and (at impact) the largest such crater on
Earth. It was created by the world’s greatest known energy release, which may have altered the evolution of
single-cell organisms
Chapter 2: Hazard of Cosmic Impacts

Identify a group of historical/endangered materials to be digitized/reproduced from one or several local information organizations, libraries, museums, archives, or individuals in Jamaica.

i have already started this essay with draft you can use that as the guide the location as to be national library of Jamaica they have a web site where can get the information from and can use other site to use as guide

please identify each question that is answered i have answered question 1 to 2. scholarly should be articles used if not you can place the links

The Concurrence

Identify and explain the advantages and disadvantages of our adversarial system regarding the burden of proof falling on the government to prove the concurrence of the criminal act with a criminal mind.

In doing so, explain how, if at all you believe, a fact-finder can look into the mind of an accused to determine the way that person acted at the time of committing the crime
As a working example, share your thoughts as it pertains to the following: if a man thinks about killing his wife and thoughtfully plans the details of how he is going to carry out the crime, can he be prosecuted for her death if she is killed in a car accident that he had nothing to do with
Why or why not

Individual essay on a preservation taskA: Discussion Topic : Applied Behavior Analysis in Schools and Institutions

In the article “Effects of Training, Prompting, and Self-Monitoring on Staff Behavior in a Classroom for Students with Disabilities,” Petscher and Bailey (2006) look at what happens if you augment the staff members who support students with resources and training. Choose an ABA intervention that can be used in either a school or institutional setting and discuss how you could use these same principles to encourage the success of your intervention.
B: Discussion Topic: Case Study: Managing the Classroom Environment in Psychiatric Treatment Facility

You have been asked to consult with a classroom in a day treatment facility for children and teens who are receiving treatment for psychiatric issues. Nearly half of the students also have a learning disability diagnosis or an identified developmental delay. This week, you pick the age of the class you will be working in. After assessing the class setting, students, and teacher for need, you determine that your target behaviors include: students leaving their assigned seats during instruction time; students speaking out of turn, even if they raise their hands; students taking and playing with belongings that are not theirs; students calling each other names and arguing with each other; and teacher responding to problematic behaviors only after there is a problem between two students such as a verbal altercation.
Given the age and developmental level of the students, describe an appropriate group intervention and discuss how it will effectively address the target behaviors. How would you apply best practices when designing a group intervention for your students
Read
The readings provide real-world examples involving the application of Applied Behavior Analysis techniques and principles in school and institutional settings. Issues surrounding the application of group interventions in these environments are explored.
Find the following articles for this unit’s reading in the Library:
Coogan, B., Kehle, T. J., Bray, M. A., & Chafouleas, S. M. (2007). Group contingencies, randomization of reinforcers, and criteria for reinforcement, self-monitoring, and peer feedback on reducing inappropriate classroom behavior. School Psychology Quarterly, 22(4), 540-556.
James P., L., Kevin, D., Scott, P., Melanie, M., Linda, V., James, M., & Pamela, L. (2003). Reducing assaults on an acute psychiatric unit using a token economy: A 2-year follow-up. Behavioral Interventions, 18(3), 179-190.
Matson, J. L., & Fodstad, J. C. (2010). Teaching social skills to developmentally delayed preschoolers. In C. E. Schaefer (Ed.), Play therapy for preschool children (pp. 301-322). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
Neufeld, D., & Wolfberg, P. (2010). From novice to expert: Guiding children on the autism spectrum in integrated play groups. In C. E. Schaefer (Ed.), Play therapy for preschool children (pp. 277-299). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
Petscher, E., & Bailey, J. S. (2006). Effects of training, prompting, and self-monitoring on staff behavior in a classroom for students with disabilities. Journal Of Applied Behavior Analysis, 39(2), 215-226.
Reddy, L. A. (2012). Group instructional and behavioral management strategies. In, Group play interventions for children: Strategies for teaching prosocial skills (pp. 35-42). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
Skinner, C. H., Skinner, A. L., & Burton, B. (2009). Applying group-oriented contingencies in the classroom. In, A. Akin-Little, S. G. Little, M. A. Bray, & T. J. Kehle (Eds.), Behavioral interventions in schools: Evidence-based positive strategies (pp. 157-170). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Formal vs Informal Systems

Many, if not all organizations have formal and informal systems. Formal organization refers to components such as hierarchy, organizational charts, stated organizational purposes, on-paper descriptions of duties and responsibilities, etc. Informal organization refers to what, in fact people
actually do. For example, who really makes decisions versus who is supposed to, overlapping responsibility, socializing across departmental and status boundaries, and forming subgroups and cliques, etc

or
Climate vs Culture
It has been proven that an (large) organization’s internal culture and external environment/industry landscape accounts for 70% of the organization’s results. This makes it very hard for one person to make a significant change.
On the other hand, the other 30% is attributed to the climate. Climate refers to “what does it feel like for one person to work there”; “there” being defined as department, branch, project, product, unit, etc. Simply, a specific segment of a company. For example, Applebee’s has an organizational culture. Each individual restaurant will carry over a small amount of that culture, but mainly will display their individual climate. That is why some chain restaurants or stores may seem different to you than others within the same chain. The difference you feel/sense is the existing climate each store has.
Climate is impacted greatly by leadership styles or patterns by about 70-80%. Every leader changes or has an impact on the climate. Why is this true If leadership styles are so important to the bottom line, why does marginal or poor leadership exist
Examine the effective leaders in your life, what are their qualities and behaviors that separate them from the other people you are around What can you learn from them How do good leaders control the influence of culture on the climate they are creating

Divorce

Identify how it impacts families. Then do some research on how it impacts the family and what ways are recommended for addressing the issue with families.

blackberry torch

TTM Lessons Learned and using knowledge transfer to execute and deliver successful products so as to grow a technology based venture business and develop a Lesson’s Learned assessment (identify technology weaknesses, missed opportunities, leadership issues, weak MAP, Delivery schedule, etc) AND use this lesson’s learned study to clearly demonstrate how this company or a competitor succeeded or can succeed with a future product.
also the research should include the following:-
1-the Market Attack Plan (includes VOC, VOD, Market segment, business case, etc)
2. A fish bone failure analysis diagram clearly showing the key issue and root causes
3. A technology functional description, for the key integrated technology, by using the P-Diagram
(Input/output/constraint)
4. Technology operation description (basic description of the technology set integration resulting in the desired
output performance)
5. IP’s protection strategy developed (carry out a patent search through USPTO or other sources)
6. Technology delivery strategy (include if any technology transfer, partnership or acquisition)
7. Product delivery/commercialization value chain (partnership model, supply chain model, design and
manufacturing strategy)
8. Reliability & Business metrics (service calls/month, availability, sales/month, etc) comparisons to benchmark
9. The Management process utilized for the entire TTM process
10. From the above topics and other research, develop a failure analysis assessment (root cause analysis, fishbone
diagram, process capability, management structure, go to market strategy, culture and age marketing,

2- read all my comments
3- write about the following-for the reliability and business metrics write a benchmark comparison on ( service calls/ month , availability, sales/month, etc)
-the management process i want you to do a TTM process diagram
-for the technology delivery strategy write about partnership and technology transfer and acquisitions
-for product delivery write about design strategy and manufacturing strategy
-creat a supply chain model for the blackberry torch