Write an essay up to 1 paragraph to 1 page on each topic. No references required. No Plagiarism.

Topic 1) Do you recall your sleep patterns in adolescence? Was it harder for you to fall asleep at night? How did sleep influence your ability to pay attention in class? Did you suffer any consequences due to your sleep patterns?

Topic 2) In what ways may you improve your own attention, memory, and processing speed?Can the average adult improve these cognitive abilities? Why or why not?

Topic 3) What are some of the chronic illnesses that older adults in your family have? Do you think you are at risk for developing any of these? Why or why not? What can you do to improve your health and reduce the likelihood of experiencing illness?

Mini Case Study About Business

Mini Case Study About Business

Homework Set #5: Chapter 12 Due Week 10 and worth 100 points


Directions: Answer the following questions on a separate document. Explain how you reached the answer or show your work if a mathematical calculation is needed, or both. Submit your assignment using the assignment link above.


In your own words, complete the Mini-Case on Page 562 of your textbook.


Suppose you decide (as did Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg) to start a company. Your product is a software platform that integrates a wide range of media devices, including laptop computers, desktop computers, digital video recorders, and cell phones. Your initial market is the student body at your university. Once you have established your company and set up procedures for operating it, you plan to expand to other colleges in the area and eventually to go nationwide. At some point, hopefully sooner rather than later, you plan to go public with an IPO and then to buy a yacht and take off for the South Pacific to indulge in your passion for underwater photography. With these issues in mind, you need to answer for yourself, and potential investors, the following questions.

a. What is an agency relationship? When you first begin operations, assuming you are the only employee and only your money is invested in the business, would any agency conflicts exist? Explain your answer

b. If you expanded and hired additional people to help you, might that give rise to agency problems?

c. Suppose you need additional capital to expand and you sell some stock to outside investors. If you maintain enough stock to control the company, what type of agency conflict might occur?

d. Suppose your company raises funds from outside lenders. What type of agency costs might occur? How might lenders mitigate the agency costs?

e. Suppose your company is very successful and you cash out most of your stock and turn the company over to an elected board of directors. Neither you nor any other stockholders own a controlling interest (this is the situation at most public companies). List six potential managerial behaviors that can harm a firm’s value.

f. What is corporate governance? List five corporate governance provisions that are internal to a firm and are under its control.

g. What characteristics of the board of directors usually lead to effective corporate governance?

h. List three provisions in the corporate charter that affect takeovers.

i. Briefly describe the use of stock options in a compensation plan. What are some potential problems with stock options as a form of compensation?

j. What is block ownership? How does it affect corporate governance?

k. Briefly explain how regulatory agencies and legal systems affect corporate governance.

Paper Comparing Organization’s Disaster Recovery And Business Continuity Plans

Paper Comparing Organization’s Disaster Recovery And Business Continuity Plans

 Write a 3-4 page APA formatted paper comparing your organization’s disaster recovery and business continuity plans with the best practices outlined in your course text. Content should include, but not be limited to: selecting the DR. team, assessing risks and impacts, prioritizing systems and functions for recovery, data storage and recovery sites, developing plans and procedures, procedures for special circumstances, and testing the disaster recovery plan. Your paper should include an abstract and a conclusion and a reference page with 3-5 references

“Getting To Yes” Book Report

“Getting To Yes” Book Report

It is required to read this book “Getting to the Yes” and write a 1000 word paper on the book and lessons learned from it. Grammar has to be perfect. I have provided a link to access the book online for free:

These are the specifications for the paper:

– In the introduction, summarize the book and describe key lessons learned. In the first paragraph, make sure to introduce the title of the book and the author(s). In the conclusion, highlight the key lessons you took away from the book.

– Do not use “you” or “your”

– Explain what the problems are with positional bargaining. What are the reasons it doesn’t work? Provide an example from the book or the real-world of positional bargaining.

– Define and explain the four points of principled negotiation.

– Identify what the most powerful interests are according to the book.

– Explain in detail what BATNAs are and why it is so important to know what they are when at the negotiating table.

– Mention at least two of the common tricky tactics (as defined in the book) and what strategies may be used to overcome them.

– If given the opportunity to get significantly more than what you think is fair, should you take it?

– When SHOULD and when should someone NOT negotiate?

– Describe which parts of the book’s teachings make sense to you and which ones you think might be flawed.

– Include a cover page with name, date, email and your unique LinkedIn URL.

– 1,000 word maximum, single spaced, and 12 point Times New Roman font.

– Use MLA-style in-text citations and include a separate page with your “Works Cited” list also in MLA format. This extra page does not count towards your 1,000 word maximum. Feel free to use sources outside of the book, just make sure you cite them.

– Do not ask rhetorical questions in your paper.

– Do not use informal language. Exclamation marks, questions marks, etc should be eliminated altogether.

–  Stickler for grammar and will deduct a significant amount of points if paper is not well written.

– Don’t tell the reader what you are going to do in your paper, just do it. (I.e. “Lets talk about…”)

– Use direct quotes from the book making sure to cite your sources properly with in-text citations.

-PDF format


Implementation Of Sustainability In An Organization

Implementation Of Sustainability In An Organization

All consumers and firms affect sustainability in different ways, either directly or indirectly. In practicing sustainability, a firm could create value for consumers, investors, and other stakeholders, such as the community in which the firm operates within its value chain. In addition, a firm engaging in good sustainable practices can fulfill the needs of its customers, earn a profit, and preserve the environment. This assignment will allow you, as a consumer, to explore how you can impact sustainability.


Propose a sustainability investment plan to improve the performance of your work group or organization or an organization you hope to work for. The investment can be made in human resources, in expansion of tangible or intangible assets toward new uses, or in capital equipment or new technology.

Analyze how the investment plan achieves the following:

  • Contributes to the mission of the company
  • Expands rewards for all major components of the value chain, which should include the company, employees, suppliers, and customers
  • Generates wealth or value and is sustainable over time
  • Evaluates and anticipates risks associated with the investment

Organize your work to create a 2 page professional memo in a Microsoft Word document outlining your investment plan to the director and an 8- to 10-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation script with complete endnotes explaining your recommendations to employees in your work group. Follow APA standards for citation of sources.

Submission Details:

  • Save your Microsoft Word document with the name M5_A2_lastname_firstinitial.doc and your Microsoft PowerPoint presentation with the name M5_A2_lastname_firstinitial.ppt.
  • By the due date assigned, submit your documents to the Submissions Area.

Discussion—Workforce 2010 And Workforce 2020

he workplace is constantly changing. As companies grow on a global level, their needs change, as do the needs of employees. Researchers and statisticians often attempt to predict how things will change.

Using the module readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research and analyze the Workforce 2010 and Workforce 2020 reports. Based on your research, respond to the following:

  • Workforce 2010: Comment on which predictions were correct and which ones were inaccurate.
  • Workforce 2020: Discuss which predictions you agree or disagree with.

By the due date assigned, post your response to the appropriate Discussion AreaThrough the end of the module, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation

Expectancy Theory Of Motivation

Expectancy Theory Of Motivation

Case No. 1 – The aide who neglected patient care

Brenda, an aide on the third floor, has been with the hospital for six years.  Her duties are divided into two areas:  Regularly assigned duties which are performed during the shift and attending to the patients as called upon.  The supervisor has noticed that Brenda spends the first part socializing with other employees.  The last half of the shift, she displays a monument effort to complete her assigned duties which she has managed to complete a few minutes before the end of her shift.  The R.N. on duty complains that Brenda neglects her patient care during the latter part of the shift, as she has little time for anything besides her assigned duties.  Brenda a supervisor approached her concerning the neglect of patient care.  Brenda responded, “I do my job.”

Mediations Quarrels

Mediations Quarrels

Suppose that you are the HR manager for a company. The judge in a current law suit by a former employee has ordered mandatory pre-suit mediation. Your boss is unfamiliar with mediation and she asks you to advise her as to several issues regarding the upcoming mediation. Draft a memo thoroughly discussing, at minimum, the following questions: 1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of mediation? Is it likely to be successful? Is it likely to make the parties more or less hostile toward one another? How do the costs in terms of time and money compare with litigation?2. If your boss has no interest in mediation, does she really have to be there? Can she send her attorney instead? If so, are there any conflicts of interest with respect to attorney advocate representation of which she should be aware?3. Must the company actually participate in the mediation? Can your boss (or her attorney) just sit there and refuse to speak?4. If your boss (or her attorney) does decide to engage in dialogue during the mediation, what are the risks concerning information that might be disclosed? If the mediation fails, can the former employee use such information at trial? Although this assignment is completed in Week 3, students should refer to information in Lessons 3, 4, and 7 for relevant information. Submission Instructions:

This assignment should at a minimum contain 1,000 words of content (there are four parts, so this is ~250 words each). Word count does not include headings, cover pages, references, or question text (if you choose to include it in your paper); I am looking for 1,000 words of substance. Your paper should be in APA format including a properly formatted cover page (abstracts are optional) and a reference page with at least three (3) NEW references (“new” here means references that you have not already used in previous assignments in this course). Providing additional references to your assignments demonstrates your desire to conduct additional research on the topic area, and can improve your research skills.

With all assignments, include properly formatted in-text citations within the body of your work for each of your listed references so the reader can ascertain your original thoughts or ideas as well as the portion of your work that is credited to credible sources. It is very important to identify work from other sources to ensure that proper credit is provided to researchers in the field. This assignment uses Turn It In for originality verification.

Submit the weekly written assignment as an MS Word attachment (.doc or .docx format). A recommended font is 12pt Times New Roman. DO NOT include discussion board answers with your formally written assignment submission.





Develop a presentation in which you discuss the research design challenges that you expect. Use the following steps to complete this assignment:


· Select a presentation format (a narrated PowerPoint, a YouTube video presentation, or a presentation using software like Prezi).


· Identify the challenges you have considered in relation to your research design.


· Discuss how you would address each challenge that you identified.


Length: 3-5 minutes

References: A minimum of 3 scholarly resources

Evaluating Contracts

Evaluating Contracts

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Assignment 5: Evaluating Contracts
Due Week 10 and worth 280 points

Image your small business that produces very small remote control aircraft capable of long sustained flights. You are ready to expand your business by competing for Department of Defense (DoD) contracts. You already have added one (1) contract with the DoD worth over $600,000 to your expanding company and are now ready to venture into contracting for the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

  1. Compare and contrast fixed-price contracts and cost-reimbursement contracts in terms of the benefits and drawbacks of each for your business.
  2. Analyze at least three (3) opportunities your small business will have compared to large businesses in general.
  3. Discuss which element(s) of cost-reimbursement contracts tend to produce the biggest troubles for your small business. Provide a rationale for your choice(s).
  4. Determine which form of contracting would benefit your business the most among all the forms of contracting described in Chapter 16. Support your response.
  5. Choose the most significant form of contracting that would support large companies (e.g., Boeing) among all the forms of contracting described in Chapter 16. Support your response.
  6. Develop a plan on how your company would justify the government to award your company the contract when the form of this contracting supports larger companies.
  7. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Compare and contrast fixed-price contracts and cost-reimbursement contracts.
  • Examine other contract types commonly used in federal contracting.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in contract administration and management.
  • Write clearly and concisely about contract administration and management using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric found here.