J.D Vance is a tall, white man. He graduated from Yale Law School, and is principal at a leading Silicon Valley investment firm. Outwardly, it appears as if Vance has led a life of privilege, including an upbringing in upper-class America; however those were not the circumstances Vance was brought up in. In his book, Vance describes the psychological impact that being a child living in poverty had on him, and many others who live in similar situations. Despite the limitations Vance faced, he was successful in acquiring the American dream. Vance’s memoir, Hillbilly Elegy, is his personal journey of upward mobility. Hillbilly Elegy portrays the lives of the white, working class of Appalachian America, and the struggle for those in the working class to obtain upward mobility.
J.D. Vance’s story begins with Mamaw and Papaw Vance, his grandmother and grandfather. Mamaw and Papaw originally from Jackson, Kentucky moved to Middletown, Ohio in the 1940’s. Papaw secured himself a job at the Armco Steel Corporation. Although they had physically uprooted themselves from Kentucky, their hillbilly attitudes and values remained within them. The Vances had three children: Jimmy, Lori, and Bev (J.D.’s mom). While Jimmy and Lori managed to create healthy lives for themselves, J.D.’s mom wasn’t as fortunate. Bev had two children, Lindsey and J.D., each child from a different man. J.D. and Lindsey shared a close bond. Bev was not only impregnated by two different men, but was constantly…
time effectively to have a meeting in order to produce a quality assignment that fulfil the criteria needed. Also, we must learn to discuss the outcome and visualise the assignment that will be matching our expectations. We learnt to solve problems without raging. Sometimes, our opinions will differ between teammates and it will lead to small wrangles. To solve the problems peacefully, we have learned to tolerate our teammates' weakness. Additionally, we learnt to seek advice from our lecturer…
Organizational structure refers to the way of arranging people and assigning responsibilities to perform work and meet goals in an organization, it is particularly important for the large organization, where decisions need to be made in many tasks, unlike in the case of a small organization that day-to-day communication is frequent and formal structure is unnecessary (Distelzweig, n.d.). In order to explain the concept of a good organizational structure, two organizations are chosen for…
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1.1 HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE THE MARKET FOR THE APPLE IPOD? WHICH ARE THE RELEVANT EXISTING AND FUTURE COMPETITORS? 1
2 ANSWER TO QUESTION 2 1
2.1 HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE APPLE’S COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE? 1
3 ANSWER TO QUESTION 3 2
3.1 HOW IMPORTANT IS CUSTOMER LOYALTY FOR APPLE? 2
3.2 WOULD YOU RECOMMEND A STRICT EXIT STRATEGY FOR ITUNES, IF THE PROFIT PER TRACK OF 10 CENTS WILL GO DOWN TO…
increases brand awareness. Besides, Apple’s stores are one of the most profitable in terms of sales.
- Strong marketing and advertising teams
Marketing is one of the strongest functional areas Apple has. It can sell pricier products, build superior stores (they are more or less built to achieve marketing goals) and advertise their products in a compelling manner.
- High price.
Apple’s product cost much more than its competitors devices. Consumers can easily opt for similar…
As I was reading a story on Plato, The Allegory of the Cave is Plato’s way of talking about the human soul. The Allegory points to people who are so focused into their surroundings that these people often become trapped as one within, without really knowing their true ability to keen with their senses. As Plato said, “he contends that people must “go back into the cave”” or return to reality. Plato uses “The Cave” as a metaphor because he is using that for an everyday event as if you were…
Human Resource Management
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Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation whose headquarters is located in Cupertino, California. They design, develop and sell consumer electronics, computer software, online services, and personal computers. Their best-known products are the MacBook’s line in computers, the iPod in the MP3 area, the iPhone smartphone in the phone area, and the iPad for the tablet computer area. Apple Inc. has services…
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Apple was founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976. Jobs transformed Apple from a company close to bankruptcy, to one of the most profitable companies in the world. Apple has continued to have a great performance over the past decade, due to its competitive advantages. One major advantage that has helped Apple is its customer loyalty. Apple has created a well-established brand and is known for its easy to use products with a sleek design. Customers have loved the design of Apple’s…
employees who set out to develop a fully compatible clone computer that could use all of the IBM-PC software. There first computer was a portable 8086 machine running a 4 MHz and had 512 Kb of ram. This machine had a reversed engineered BIOS that allowed it use all of the PC software currently out at the market. It was the first portable of its kind and launched the company. Compaq also made other strides in the industry by being the first to market with an Intel 386 based machine, which allowed…