The internet is an important method of connecting people all over the world. Not only can people communicate over the internet, people can use it as a way to buy, sell, and trade pieces of their culture. Ebay and other trading and bidding sites make it easy to find artifacts from around the world. However, this also makes it easier for people to sell artifacts illegally, or sell fake ones. The list of Egyptian Antiquities on Ebay is pages and pages long, with many artifacts that could be fake, illegally taken from their place of origin, or stolen. Ebay has tried to maintain a legal standard for the artifacts it sells, but things can slip under the radar, and the amount of fakes makes it more difficult to determine if something was looted or not. The issue of cultural racketeering is a global issue, and one website cannot combat the entire problem by itself, though it does help. I found many artifacts that seemed genuine listed on the website, and picked a few that
One of the artifacts I found was listed as an Authentic Romano-Egyptian Crocodile in 23K Gold Lot 9D. It is made of gold foil formed into the shape of a crocodile. It has many details including scales, teeth, and eyes. The mouth is a bit crushed but overall it looks to be in good condition. The seller does not provide information as to where the object originated from, only the estimated year origin of 1st century BCE to 1st century CE, and the collection it came from. It seems the artifact is genuine, as the…
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Steve Job is the co founder/CEO of Apple Computers and Pixar Animation. He gave an impeccable commencement speech to a graduating class at Stanford University. He shared 3 stories about his personal growth over the years and how it impacted to his life. After reading his speech I was inspired by his raw truths about life. I agree strongly with Steve Job’s outlook about connecting the dots, to find your path you can never…
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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
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2.1 HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE APPLE’S COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE? 1
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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
20 November 2014
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…
Report presents competitive advantages of Apple since Steve Jobs was back to the company. We believe that Apple has several competitive advantages including sustainable competitive advantages. Basing on value chain report presents list of company’s advantages in every department. Our analysis show that the most important advantages of Apple are vertical integration of company from design to purchasing that leads to high quality, superior design that creates products that meet…