The team that Henry Tam worked with on the MGI project was a disparate group with very different skill sets and perspectives on the project. The goal of the project, to create and market a piece of software designed to help people understand music and create it, began with a small group. This group was soon supplemented by others, including Henry Tam and his team, who were attempting to win a Harvard business school contest based on their work with MGI. Continue reading
CCP is a company that produces various products like composites resins, cleaners that may be used in industrial operations, and gel coats. The company is charged with implementing procedures that will be cost effective, environmental friendly and ensure that all the operations are efficient. The challenge is whether to use the required amount of styrene, which is expensive and an environmental hazard, or use less styrene, and risk the quality of its products. Continue reading
Motherhood is arguably one of the most exciting experiences or any woman. It comes with numerous obligations and responsibilities, especially for the mother. The mothers are unprepared for these obligations in which case they opt for adoption. The practice comes with various implications for all the parties involved. I have had a close encounter with my sister. She gave up her child for open adoption and keeps tabs on the daughter through annual meetings, monthly phone calls, as well as weekly picture texts and facebook. Every time they have an encounter, Continue reading
War, or armed intervention as it has often been referred to, has remained an inseparable part of human existence. Throughout histories, there have been numerous instances of communities or countries rising up against others. Some of the armed interventions that attracted global attention include the Napoleonic and revolutionary uprisings that broke out in Europe in the late 18th century, the two World Wars of the early and mid 20th century, and the American Civil war. Worthwhile to mention is that war has, and continues to generate unprecedented controversy. On the one hand, there are those who depict armed intervention as a necessary step that has to be taken in order to promote the common good (Brough, Lango, and Linden 12). Others argue that war is totally unjustified. Despite the various views advanced, a critical appraisal shows that war is indeed necessary for defending a people, bringing peace, and taming intrusive militants. Continue reading
Gospel Singer Cassietta George’s Nephew Speaks About Shirley Caesar’s Alleged Lesbianism and Adultery August 20th, 2011, AT2W Staff
The nephew of the late Cassietta George strongly detests that Shirley Ceasar who was believed to be a member of the church to be a lesbian. From this, it can be deduced that lesbianism is not a way of life that is strongly vouched for by the people. This article shows that the welfare of those who are lesbians is not regarded at all. Continue reading
Lewis and Clark, in 1804, set out on a tour across the territory of Louisiana. The two were heroes from America, who faced strange people, unexplored land, and extremely harsh conditions. They, therefore, are one of the greatest explorers in the whole world. They made their expedition’s stop at Yankton and Dakotan. The two heroes navigated Hazard Rivers and rocky, as well as, rugged terrains. The climate was extremely harsh in most of the places because of the dense clouds, fog, and rain. President Jefferson Thomas instructed Lewis and Clark to collect anthropological information in a methodology way, on the Indians they met. Continue reading
Kaplan, A M. and Haenlein, M. (2009). Users of the world, unite! The challenges and opportunities of Social Media. Indiana University: Science Direct.
There is proof that the use of new media tools has resulted in humongous and considerable developments within organizations as well as other global fields. Yet it could also be true that its massive use may have resulted in a considerable, rapid rise in other illegal activities especially amongst teens. The generation of information could be said to have comprised of compressed social ideas and the new media has been responsible for changing the social composition of the various societies around the world. Continue reading
To effectively appreciate the dynamics of the group meetings it is important to first understand the categorization of the group. According to Hogg and Tindale (2008), there are two types of small groups: aggregate groups and psychological groups. Aggregate groups is a term that refers to groups of people who congregate in a given location by chance; members of the groups are unrelated and are only in close proximity for a short period of time (Hogg & Tindale, 2008). Psychological groups, on the other hand, refer to individuals who congregate on a regular basis to discuss a given issue (Hogg & Tindale, 2008). In psychological groups, the group members are psychologically aware of the presence of other members and know that they are part of the group (Hogg & Tindale, 2008). Continue reading
A family is a social set up that embraces a common bond of oneness and support among the members, for parents need to take care and look after their children, and siblings to uphold love and concern as a virtue amongst themselves in the home so as to live together harmoniously for easy coexistence. A family that has members that do not understand and uphold one another values and beliefs will disintegrate and lack the warmth that is needed to support each other, and such a family shall experience break ups and tragedy. Continue reading
The following paper provides an analysis of the essay Cyclops which is based on the various reflections of his life from his book “Naked”. David Sedaris’ Cyclops talks on his life experience both failures and triumphs under the care of his parents. Using satire as one of his stylistic devices, the essay is one of many issues that communicate his unconventional upbringing to his readers. The Cyclops alone is a provocative title that is reflective of his personality as a writer in his own league.
The Cyclops is a metaphoric name for Sedaris which is representative of his life in the earlier times of his life. At the center of the essay is the lecture that his father gives them about the way he removed the eye of his friend by mistake. This is to warn his children of the consequences of not taking caution in all aspects of life. This affects his sister Tiffany, who throws a sharp pencil at his brother during their regular fights. The stories have as result in scared Sedaris and his siblings to the extent that Tiffany cannot lift a pencil without having an outburst (Sedaris, p. 14).
The essay sets itself apart from other forms of literature due to the merging of a number of stories. A look at the essay, however, shows the relationship between Sedaris and all his family members. The Cyclops is also a word inspired by his Greek heritage which is part and parcel of his cultural orientation. The essay accounts for the number of stories his parents pass down to their children as a form of caution and life lessons “I haven’t the slightest idea how to change people, but still I keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out.” (Sedaris, p. 10).
With his mother being a protestant and his father a Greek national of orthodox denomination, the story displays the clashes the family experiences due to the presence of different religious principles in the family “We were not a hugging people. In terms of emotional comfort, it was our belief that no amount of physical contact could match the healing powers of a well-made cocktail”. His family is nevertheless dysfunctional making them social misfits in society. Brought up by an alcoholic father and neurotic mother, he tells stories of the way in which his parents raise their children. He also addresses his sexual as a homosexual living in the suburbs of North Carolina. “Hugh and I have been together for so long that in order to arouse extraordinary passion, we need to engage in physical combat”. The Cyclops compares the writer’s current life with that of the stories told to him by his father. He mentions how all his siblings have grown into their own despite the lessons that always end up with a tragic end (Sedaris, p. 12).
In conclusion, as stated earlier, Sedaris features several essays which have different storylines. These stories are intended to educate his readers on the various incidences that one may encounter in life. The Cyclops acts as a guide on how to go about life in the most unnatural way. This makes Sedaris’ collection gain the extensive acclaim he continues to enjoy to date.