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    Home Depot Case Study

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    Strategies In 2002, Home Depot maintained its long-term objectives for continuous growth and expansion. CEO, Robert Nardelli, plans on the opening of 200 new Home Depot stores in the U.S. in 2003. In addition, Home Depot will increase investments in technology and store modernization, as well as sustain its control through its vertical growth strategy in its value chain (Home Depot). With a strategy to enhance its core retail network through innovative and unique merchandise, Home Depot is committed to the changing needs of the home improvement market (Home Depot). The company began to tap the residential homebuilders’ market with the 2002 acquisition of three of the top 10 turnkey providers of installed flooring (Annual Report). Using a “customer-back” initiative in decision-making, Home Depot is dedicated to building relationships with the customers, whether they are the “do-it-yourselfers (DIY), the do-it-for-me (DIFM), the professional, or one of many emerging customer segments” (Annual Report). Home Depot is pledges to provide service and products “second to none” (Home Depot) (Annual Report). CORPORATE GOVERNANCE A. BOARD OF DIRECTORS Robert L Nardelli has served as Chairman, President and CEO of Home Depot, Inc. since January 2002. Under his leadership, Home Depot has set a long-term strategy for continued growth and expansion. Mr. Nardelli also chairs the Hands On Network Advisory Board, serves on President Bush’s Council on Service…

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    Bob Nardelli joined the Home Depot team in 2000, when it was already successful. However, he also joined during a time when the company had grown so rapidly so quickly that changes needed to be made. While he created his own change model, had he known about Kotter and Cohen’s 8-step change model, he may have met fewer challenges (Kotter & Cohen, 2002). When Nardelli first arrived at Home Depot, he was deemed an outsider of a close-knit organization. Nonetheless, the board had made the decision…

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    Shaker Culture Book Report

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    an early example shaker culture when Mr. Tanner gives young Robert the pig for help and apron with the calving. Mr. Haven and Robert are fixing the fence when Mr. Tanner brings the pig Roberts father states about accepting the pig “we thank you brother Tanner but it’s not the shaker way to take frills for being neighborly” (P 21). I think this shows that in the shaker culture they feel that is not right to accept a gift or payment for doing the right thing in any given situation are helping out…

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    In society, there is always the desire to be “loyal to your sex” (Glaspell), to protect those that one relates to the most. In Susan Glaspell’s short story, A Jury of Her Peers, the characters personify that exact constant by protecting their peers, respectively, as a result of the historical gender segregation. To begin, the women in the short story are not friends, with the narrator of the story stating “She [Martha Hale] had met Mrs. Peters the year before at the county fair… she remembered……

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    The Road Not Taken v. The Armful Robert Lee Frost created poetry with mysterious yet clear, heartfelt lessons of choices and struggle, two of which are well shown in The Road Not Taken and The Armful. The two poems perfectly depict some of Frost 's own triumphs, despite the hardships endured, the inspirations channeled from Frost 's wife, Elinor White, and the scenery of the England 's countryside. The moods perceived throughout the works of literature brings mysterious feelings of failure…

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    As we began to look into modernism and poetry, I cannot help but to be trilled and excited. Poetry makes me feel very relaxed and soothed. I like to read poems because most of the time, I can relate to what the author is saying. Although sometimes I cannot understand all poetry, I find it very interesting to read and analyze. I feel like poetry conveys the emotions of the author to the reader. While discussing Robert Frost’s different types of poems, I fell in love with the poem “The Road Not…

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    inflation. “Between 1500 and 1600, prices in Europe rose so steeply that at the end of the century they were between three times and four times as high as at the beginning” (27). Inflation and other problems with war during the Renaissance were the beginning of modern types of problems dealing with economics and new political issues. Chapter ten, is about the Royal Society., which was composed of some of the greatest intellectuals that were alive in the 1600s. Some of the more notable members…

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    The subject of war and death comes with a sense of loss, terror, conflict and pain. Two examples of poetry that present the subject of war and death are Carol Ann Duffy’s poem, “War Photographer,” and Robert Bly’s poem, “Driving Through Minnesota During the Hanoi Bombings.” Both of these poems present vivid images of the battle, show the devastating feelings towards war and provide the psychological impact on those involved in war. It is as if the “War Photographer” has captured similar…

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    When it emerged in the sixties among the crush of several other art movements (Pop Art, Minimalism, among others) Land Art came to be an anti-gallery artistic offshoot that straddled the domain between architecture and sculpture. It had no manifestos nor schools nor leaders and it was not quite a movement; the artists who were involved with it were also involved in other types of arts. Land art was labelled as modern ‘sculpture’ but its versatility and introduction of new concepts and visual…

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    Masculinity In School Ties

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    Mainstream media representations of masculinity play a role in shaping attitudes and ideas about what it means to be a “real” man in our society. In most media portrayals, male characters are rewarded for self-control and the control of others, aggression and violence, financial independence, and physical desirability. Many characteristics of the alpha stereotype are demonstrated through the character of David Greene who is played by Brenden Fraser in the movie School Ties (1992), directed by…

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