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    company workforce through training, buyouts of smaller competitors and strategic product line choices. In the last portion of the paper, various complexity analysis tools are examined in relation to Dell and the computer/technology industry. The industry was examined in terms for the Fitness Landscape, Boid Analysis, Industry Evolution Modeling, and Life Cycle Analysis. Examining Dell in the context of multiple frameworks granted insights into key factors such as material inputs, resource depletion, byproducts, waste and disposal options and stakeholder versus societal obligations and responsibilities. An analysis of the Sustainable Value Framework, including a detailed analysis of the sustainable value of Dell and its products and services rounds out the research. Key Take-aways One critical factor repeatedly presented itself throughout this research project and that is the absolute necessity for Dell to find a way to innovate in a sustainable manner. Having Chairman Michael Dell at the helm again is beneficial to the growth and cohesive vision of the firm, but Dell is losing ground to rivals such as HP in the areas of technological advances and sales. Another key take away is that Dell leaders must invest in the training and re-educating of employees and invest in the research and development of products in collaboration with the firm’s key suppliers in its network. Critical to the success of Dell is this very formidable supplier network. As such, it is vitally…

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    I was born in Austin at the same hospital as my brother and mother, Saint David’s Medical Center. My family moved to the neighboring suburban city of Round Rock, where I have lived in one house for all but one year of my life. My Dad attended the University of West Virginia and my Mom completed a few years at ACC. The University of Texas was not pressed into my life through my family, instead I was fortunate enough to choose my passion for it. Often time’s, children of my generations are…

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    spotlight – Nancy Lou Webster This is the story of longtime Elgin resident/artist Nancy Lou Webster and her 1935 Straight 8 Buick Coupe with suicide doors named “Katie.” The story begins with Nancy Lou as a teen in Oxford, Mississippi. “Miss Kate Skipwith was a philanthropist who lived on Main Street in Oxford, Mississippi. She wanted a car so she ordered a new car to be shipped by rail to her. A 1935 Buick Series 40 Coupe. It arrived by rail in Oxford with five miles on the odometer. Miss…

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    The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth was one of the most impactful moments in American history. Booth was the last person people would have suspected because he was a famous, handsome, and well-loved actor. However, on April 15, 1865, America was forever changed. Lincoln’s plans for Reconstruction and peace following the Civil War were destroyed, leaving the racist and oppressive President Andrew Johnson to take over. Booth’s actions had cultural, historical,…

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    “Is Texas America?” states various points in her essay about Texas politics, demographics, geography, and education. The “Is Texas America?” essay is according to the author’s perspective about Texas. There are various statements within Ivins’s essay that are supporting and contradictory to the modern-day Texas. The reason there is a difference in the number of supporting and contradicting statements about Texas within Ivins’s essay is because Texas is changing over time where the contradicting…

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    where Texans outnumbered Tejanos, do to this situation, the United Statesians decided to offer them a stability if they joined their nation. Texan saw this as a great opportunity to officially separate themselves from Mexico. Manifest Destany contributed to the annexation and now Texas was part of the U.S. The U.S was getting what getting what it wanted (expansion of the western frontier), while Mexico struggles to control its own land. The U.S now shared a Texan border with Mexico. Tensions…

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    The growing pains in Texas during the late 19th and early 20th centuries due to expansion and modernization affect everyone. The rapid changes in Texas created chaos and prosperity for the people on the land. The swift changes caused people to face economic, social, political, and demographic issues differently and some faced with more difficult issues than others were. The demographics of the state experience great change because many were created in the cities. The people had to move in…

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    Who Are These Guys? Have you ever wondered about the relationship between two very diverse cultures that both wanted to claim the same land? By reading documents and taking detailed notes in class, I finally understood how culturally different the Native Americans were compared to the Anglo-Europeans. It was said that The Anglo-Europeans stumbled upon the Americas and discovered people that had already occupied the land. These people that the Europeans saw were called the Native Americans. At…

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    Dell computers have been in business for a very long time. They have created a product that is loved by many of its millions of customers. Many individuals and companies have these own one of these wonderful computers. This paper will be about their business model and how it relates to that of a manufacturing model. Dells business model is built on integrity and they believe in following the law. They believe that following the law is important to being successful in any business endeavor. Each…

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    individuals to whom the pressure is being put upon. The mental fortitude that an individual needs to break free of the pressure that the family can apply has to be enormous; for most individuals they succumb to the will of the family. When looking at individuals that choose voluntary segregation there are many pros and cons; in reference to nationality, ethnic groups, religious affiliation, and ideology; there is a comfort to the individual to reside inside the boundaries of the respective…

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