Douglas Rushkoff

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Technology Overload

    the Funeral Business, Sandy Hingston, pg. 40). The point of this quote is that technology is replacing many activities, even activities that involve sending off final goodbyes.Our new way of communicating, via cellphone, somewhat changes time in a way, how is time important to us when we constantly are connected to our cell-phones? In Douglas Rushkoff’s essay Time Ain’t Money Douglas speaks about “The End of Time”, physical clocks are something in “the now”. “On the analog clock, each second is a portion of a minute, and each minute a portion of the day. Time is in motion. On the digital clock, time is static. A number. A now.” (Time Ain’t Money, Douglas Rushkoff, pg. 114). Rushkoff attributes this as a “timeless” factor, as if it doesn’t exist anymore because it’s now being taken over by digital clock. “This new, a-historical experience of time changes everything. And once you start looking around, you realize everyone is adjusting in one way or another to the new ‘now.’ On a surface level, it’s the real-time, pervasive, always-on, perpetual pinging of our devices, Twitter feeds, Facebook updates, and text messages”(Time Ain’t Money, Douglas Rushkoff, pg. 115). In a way, recent technology has lead to the end of time, people expect swift results instead of waiting for them, our technology is slowly weaning away our patience with…

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  • Digital Nation Douglas Rushkoff

    Digital Nation did a wonderful job presenting information about how the world is changing and becoming more digitalized. Though it may be a good video, we need to know if its content is valid. Using media literacy, we will understand where the information is coming from and whether or not it should be trusted. In order to do this, we need to ask questions about the different things we are viewing. After doing this, we can see that this video is literate in some cases because it has good…

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  • Pros And Cons Of The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    The Lincoln-Douglas debates, also known as the Great Debates of 1858, were a series of seven debates between two politicians running for the senate seat of the state of Illinois. The politicians were the republican nominee, Abraham Lincoln, and the democratic nominee, incumbent Stephen Douglas. The debates covered a series of topics, the most pertinent being the issue of slavery and its expansion into the newer western territories. The idea of the debates came forth after both Lincoln and…

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  • Theory Y By Douglas Mcgregor: Theory X And Theory Y

    Theory X and Theory Y by Douglas McGregor, summarizes a difference between management styles in that Theory X is an authoritarian style which assumes employees are naturally unmotivated, and Theory Y is a participative style and assumes that employees are self-motivated and enjoy working with greater responsibility (Mindtools, n.d.). In my workplace, I am more partial to Theory Y. I think that unless personally observed, managers should not just assume that otherwise mature, responsible adults…

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  • Marines Research Papers

    land operations and securing bases of interest for the US (75). Being the first true proponent of these concepts, it took some time before they caught on with the leaders in Washington. However, there were many men scattered throughout the Corps, such as Earl Ellis, who truly believed in Lejeune’s proposal. Ellis did everything he could to help ensure that Marines became a landing and expeditionary force, such as writing the Advanced Base Operations in Micronesia, which predicted and outlined…

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  • Leyte Gulf Battle Analysis

    The Battle of Leyte Gulf took place in the Philippines and pitted Japanese and the United States naval forces against one another for command and control of the western Pacific region during World War II. The Philippines, to the United States, was another stepping stone closer to striking at Japan’s home island and also a vital staging point to wage war against Japan’s merchant supply line of valuable resources such as oil and fuel. Japan was required to defend the Philippines in the interest of…

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  • Douglas Macarthur's Impact On Japan

    “He had a way of touching your elbow or shoulder, upping his chin with a slight jerk and crowding into his eye such a warmth of blessing… he made you feel you’d contributed a boon to the whole human race” (“Douglas MacArthur” 1). MacArthur came from a background of a strict military upbringing. His father and grandfather were both generals and being raised on a military base MacArthur was destined to be a part of the United States military. His life was shaped and structured, but he had a…

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  • Ben Hur Film Analysis

    He is quoted as stating that the original reason behind the conceptualisation of this movie was a direct response to his rejection for the title role in the movie Ben Hur, released just one year earlier. It was the decision of William Wyler, the director of this movie that the leading role would go to Charlton Heston, with Douglas offered the secondary part of the eventual villain, Messala. Douglas rejected the lesser role, and went on to admit in later years that his goal with Spartacus was to…

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  • Organizational Structure Analysis

    organization acquiesces accountability and a strong sense of togetherness to accomplish whatever objectives. Excellent communication skills is the most important strategy for superior management, however, there are several principles in management that when followed create effective leadership. In today’s world, when technology is as accessible as it is, when there is so much global trade, the places from which there was a competitive advantage have deteriorated. What remains the differentiator…

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  • Operation Watchtower Analysis

    Operation Watchtower provides an exceptional reference to illustrate American commanders’ application of operational art in the Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO) during World War II. This paper analyzes the roles of Admiral Earnest J. King and Major General Alexander Vandegrift as operational artists during planning and execution of Operation Watchtower. Their understanding of the link among lines of operation, decisive points, operational reach, culmination, and risk directly contributed to…

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