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  • Character Analysis Of Oliver Stone's Wall Street

    “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.” So preaches Michael Douglas in his Oscar-winning role as immoral businessman Gordon Gekko in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street. Stone’s follow-up to his Best Picture winner Platoon¸ Wall Street does not have quite the reputation Platoon does. I have not seen Platoon, but it seems that this makes sense because Wall Street is not a very entertaining or interesting movie because, although greed may be good, Stone forgot that clarity is good too. The plot of…

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  • Sherryl Kleinman's Article Why Sexist Language

    The University of North Carolina has had the pleasure of knowing professor Sherryl Kleinman for eleven years. Sherryl Kleinman teaches Sociology at the University, but her main focus is actually sexism towards women. This can mean anything from discrimination in the workforce to violence towards women. Many people, both male and female, tend to not grasp or attempt to understand the real true meaning about sexist language. She explains in more detail what sexist language really is and how it…

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  • Theory Y And Theory X Analysis

    In this essay, both of McGregor’s concepts of ‘Theory Y’ and ‘Theory X’ (McGregor, 1960) will be explored. However, it must be mentioned from the outset that one can argue to a greater extent that Theory X provides a more universal approach towards management within the leisure industry. Despite this, some elements of Theory X are undoubtedly outdated. The autocratic style of Theory X leadership no longer governs industries as effectively as it once did – due to many factors including an…

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  • Gregor Case Study Autocratic Leadership

    In this case study, two officers under the leadership of Officer Maynard, have about a year left until retirement. They seem to have lost all motivation to perform their duties to the highest standard and have become a distraction on the shift and to their fellow officers as a result. Both officers appear to have also decided to distance themselves from their fellow officers and basically skate until it’s time for their retirement. It appears as both of these officers have lost their motivation…

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  • Patagonia Worn Wear Analysis

    Most people who enjoy the outdoors prefer clothing that is long lasting and durable. Patagonia is an upscale outdoor clothing brand that is known for its various environmental sustainability efforts. The confidentially owned business has been known to favor used wear and ask purchasers to think twice before buying new products. Although, this strategy may seem as an anti-marketing intention, Patagonia has seen an increase in revenues. Patagonias target audience seems to be geared toward the…

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  • Satire In Life Of Brian

    Part One: Short Answer Definitions Satire: Satire is the use of exaggerated humor to poke fun at people’s stupidity. Satire is often used in the context of political and social issues that society is relatively familiar with. Satire needs two factors in order to work properly. First, the target of the satire must be well known. Secondly, the audience needs to accept that the target is fit for mockery. A great example of a satire is the film Life of Brian. Everyone is familiar with the story of…

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  • The Battle Of Bataan Death March

    the Philippines forces fought desperately to resists against the Japanese invasion of the main island, Luzon. Philippines Defense Organization are consists of United States Armed Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) and appointed commander was General Douglas McArthur and became United States Forces in the Philippines (USFIP) was created after McArthur departed the Philippines to Australia and led by Lieutenant General Jonathan Wainwright along…

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  • The Importance Of The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    encounters between Lincoln and Douglas has gone down in history as an excellent series of debates; “What was peculiar about these debates was that they were not, in the strictest sense, debates at all. They were sequences of speeches, with only the most meager nod in the direction of interaction between speakers.” (Guelzo, 2008, p. 94) However, Lincoln used this almost unorthodox form of debating to his advantage. Over the course of the debates both Lincoln and Douglas would speak for hours at a…

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  • Comparison Of Douglas Mcgregor's Theory X And Theory Y

    Douglas McGregor was an American Social Psychologist. He was born in 1906 in Detroit, MI., and passed away October 1, 1964, in Massachusetts at the age of 58. He studied at Harvard University, where he later became a professor. Later in his career, McGregor became president of Antioch College in 1948. Douglas was president there for six years. McGregor had an informal teaching style. Most students recall him sitting with his feet up on the desk or walking around jangling keys or coins as he…

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  • Bataan Death Scenarios

    The day after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, December 7th, 1941, the Japanese began invading Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Within a month, Manila was captured and the U.S. - Filipino Army quickly started to run out of necessary supplies needed for survival. People who are educated enough to know what the Japanese did back in the 1940’s have the mindset of them being cruel and vicious people. However, the Japanese are not as violent and brutal as they were in the Philippine Bataan Death…

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