Write a 3 to 4-page double-spaced (1” margins, 12 point font) “reflection paper” that answers ONE of the following questions:

Write a 3 to 4-page double-spaced (1” margins, 12 point font) “reflection paper” that answers ONE of the following questions:

Option 1: Some people argue that ethnic nationalism is destructive for states and leads to violent conflict. However, Muller challenges this view and argues that ethnic nationalism must be recognized and embraced to produce stable states. Explain the logic of each side’s argument (i.e., the argument for civic nationalism and Muller’s argument for ethnic nationalism) and explain which argument you find more convincing and why.

Option 2: What explains when nationalism is a constructive force (producing stability that strengthens states) and when it is a destructive force (fomenting conflict and instability)? In your answer, assess the competing theories of inter-group conflict covered in the course and explain which you find most plausible. Support your argument by showing how evidence from at least threecase studies covered in the course materials either fits or does not fit with each theory.

A reflection paper is not a summary of the course readings or a stream of conscious mind dump on paper. Rather, it is a means for you to analyze and respond in a substantive way to the content, issues and controversies raised in the articles, lectures and class discussions that you are experiencing. No outside research is necessary. If you want to cite an assigned reading, you can simply put the author’s last name and page number (e.g., Herbst, p. 118). You do not need to cite information I provide during lecture. No bibliography is necessary.

Anthropology writing essay -01

For this week, answer only one of the following three questions and include a Works Cited page in addition to the required page length:

Option 1) Write 1-2 pages on the “moundbuilder” debate of North America. What were some of the early hypotheses for construction? How was this debate finally resolved? (at least 400 words count)

Option 2) Write 1-2 pages about Otzi the iceman. What types of artifacts or ecofacts are found with the iceman? What types of analytical techniques were performed on his remains? How do scientists believe he died? (at least 400 words count)

Option 3) Select one survey or sampling technique reviewed in the readings. Write 1-2 pages discussing your selected method including how it has contributed to helping archaeologists identify sites. (at least 400 words count)

page paper describe your workplace. You are to analyze the strategic objectives of your organization, and reflect on your contribution towards achieving such objectives

1-3 page paper describe your workplace. You are to analyze the strategic objectives of your organization, and reflect on your contribution towards achieving such objectives. Illustrate your understanding of the organization’s marketing strategy, competitive differentiation, and advantages.

Interactive: Entrepreneurship: The Practice and Mindset Interactive eBook

Interactive: Entrepreneurship: The Practice and Mindset Interactive eBook

by: Heidi M. Neck; Christopher P. Neck; Emma L. Murray

Chapter 7!!

Case Study

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo Inc. CEO

In 2013, Fortune magazine listed Marissa Mayer in the #1 slot on their prestigious 40 Under 40 list, ahead of well-known Internet tycoons such as Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Ben Silberman (Pinterest), and Kevin Systrom (Instagram). In 2014, Fortune magazine listed Mayer as #14 on its Most Powerful Women in Business list, and #18 on its Most Influential Women in the World list. Yet, by 2015, her star quality seemed to be getting tarnished.

Hailing from the farmland of central Wisconsin, Marissa Mayer had a typical small-town American upbringing. In high school, she was active in extracurricular activities, where she demonstrated leadership abilities as captain of her school’s successful debate team and pom-pom squad. She continued in her upward trajectory of success at Stanford University, where she initially studied to become a doctor but earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in computer science.

Mayer’s successes coming out of college opened many doors of opportunity. Despite receiving 14 different job offers from a variety of prestigious organizations, Mayer chose to accept an offer with a computer startup company called Google, which at the time was still in its infancy. When Mayer joined Google in 1999, she was only the 20th person hired by the company, which had been incorporated just a year previously.

An entrepreneur at heart, Mayer made contributions to Google in the early days of the company that were prominent, far-reaching, and in many ways foundational to the overarching success the company has enjoyed. She started out as a programmer writing code. Over time, however, she became increasingly involved in leadership roles that allowed her to experiment with policy strategies that proved highly successful. For example, her leadership and example led to clearer communication between executives and floor-level employees, and to the development of a mentoring program that has since been replicated at numerous other tech companies.

During her decade-plus stint with Google, Mayer became known for “her work ethic, eye for detail and vision” (Marissa Mayer Biography, 2016). Her perfectionism led her to experiment and research until she had found design, market, and policy solutions that met her unusually high standards. For example, Mayer once “wanted to test out 41 shades of blue for the toolbar on Google pages to see which one appealed the most to the user.” While such fastidious decision-making processes have surely caused anxiety among some of her colleaguesover the years, they seem to have ultimately served her—and the companies she has worked for—very well.

Like all entrepreneurs, Mayer has always kept her eyes open for new opportunities.

In a 2008 interview . . . she seemed to [already] be looking ahead to her next act. “I helped build Google,” Mayer said, “but I don’t like to rest on [my] laurels. I think the most interesting thing is what happens next (Marissa Mayer Biography, 2016).

What happened next caught the attention of Silicon Valley and the rest of Corporate America in unprecedented fashion. In July 2012, Yahoo Inc.—the search engine giant and competitor of Google—hired Mayer to be its new CEO. With the hire, Mayer became one of only 20 female CEOs in the Fortune 500. And at only 37 years of age, Mayer became the youngest of all Fortune 500 CEOs, male and female.

Yahoo hired Mayer for her entrepreneurial vision hoping she could turn around a troubled company that was facing “a lack of innovation” and “a culture problem.” Innovation and culture building were two things Mayer had excelled in at Google, and she immediately went to work. Her immediate shake-up of Yahoo included a line of executive firings and several new hires to replace them.

With her new leadership team in place, Mayer began leading Yahoo in a series of substantial investments and acquisitions. However, one decision made before she came on board was the sale of over $7 billion dollars of Yahoo stock to the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba in order to increase Yahoo’s cash reserves. With added capital for experimentation and expansion, Mayer spent her first year on the job overseeing the acquisition of over 20 smaller companies. The company’s highest profile, and most expensive, move was to acquire the hugely successful microblogging company Tumblr for a price of just over a billion dollars. Ever willing to demonstrate her entrepreneurial capacity for flexibility and experimentation, Mayer pioneered a new path for Yahoo with her nod to acquire Tumblr—a move that “analysts hailed . . . as a shift in industrial strategy” (Riggins, 2014).

After only 22 months at the helm, Mayer was able to announce an 84% profit rise from the previous year. Observers commented that Yahoo’s decision to place its future in the hands of a young and gifted math and science whiz from Upstate Wisconsin had been touched by King Midas. And Marissa Mayer, worth an estimated $300 million, was goldenly compensated for her leadership as well.

Given such accolades, it was a shock to many when, in the summer of 2014, Mayer was forced to announce Yahoo’s lowest quarterly earnings in a decade. By the end of 2014, analysts were questioning not only Yahoo’s financial viability but also Mayer’s leadership.

She may be a woman of power, but she’s been heavily criticised [sic] for her lack of support in helping other women break through the glass ceiling of her industry’s heavily male-dominated hierarchy. Meanwhile, her cold, calculated style has continued to chase some of Yahoo’s most talented engineers into the arms of rivals like Google and Facebook. (Riggins, 2014)

No stranger to ambition and audacity, Mayer was known for following a personal working style that includes the following two principles: “a) work with the smartest people she can find, and b) go for a challenge that makes her feel like she’s in over her head.” As impressive as it is for a woman under the age of 40 to have taken over one of the most prominent tech companies in the world, Mayer faced the risk of being blamed for Yahoo’s demise. Nevertheless, if the company were to be sold, she would take with her a severance package valued at over $150 million.

Critical Thinking Questions

Marissa Mayer’s early successes were rooted in her proficiency as a student in math and science. Why are subjects like math, statistics, logic, and critical thinking essential to product experimentation and market hypotheses?

How might you apply the “Rules of Experimentation” to discovering and developing your own entrepreneurship and leadership skills?

Data generation is critical to market research and product experimentation. What “Data” might you begin collecting to better prepare yourself for a career in entrepreneurship (journal writing, subscribing to a professional journal or blog, asking questions of entrepreneurial role models, seeking out a mentor, etc.)?

Marissa Mayer’s executive opportunity at Yahoo came about because of her outstanding work at Google, and skilled marketing of her own career along the way. In what ways are you currently expanding or contracting future opportunities for yourself based on your present performance as a student, employee, entrepreneur, networker, friend, and human being. Secondly, how are you marketing your own career to achieve future success?

Healthcare policies

Instructions: This assignment must be done in APA format. It is broken down into 2 questions. A minimum of 1600 words (references is not included) for the overall assignment is required. The minimum reference count is 4 (including in-text citations) for the overall assignment. Also, even though this assignment is done in APA, it must keep the question, answer, and reference format. Please see example below.

 

Format: Question: XYZ

Answer: XYZ

Reference: XYZ

 

General Instructions

  1. Worldwide spread of disease…..ramifications….implications
  2. Medical tourism………ramifications and implications
  3. Unrealistic expectations of world health system……what are they? Ramifications, implications?
  4. Define “responsible role” how would we know it if we saw it? List the steps. Explain how each is actionable

 

Article for questions:

https://www.kff.org/global-health-policy/event/the-u-s-global-health-initiative-issues-and-perspectives/

https://scholarship.law.georgetown.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=&httpsredir=1&article=1013&context=ois_papers&sei-redir=1&referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Furl%3Fsa%3Dt%26rct%3Dj%26q%3Dglobal%2520health%2520scholarly%2520articles%26source%3Dweb%26cd%3D10%26ved%3D0CGUQFjAJ%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fscholarship.law.georgetown.edu%252Fcgi%252Fviewcontent.cgi%253Farticle%253D1013%2526context%253Dois_papers%26ei%3DcLTgT-KkB5CW8gTD1pyCDQ%26usg%3DAFQjCNHzWh5fsUeltajTML61mF-WfkWj8Q#search=%22global%20health%20scholarly%20articles%22

 

Questions:

 

  1. The world has become a global economy. Travel advances have minimized the time it takes for an individual to access most of the world. Thus, disease can spread in a matter of hours or days, exposing the world to potentially catastrophic epidemics. Coupled with this is the rising demand for medical tourism, and unrealistic expectation of the worlds health system. Discuss the implications and ramifications of not managing disease from a global perspective.

 

  1. Outline the steps a country can take to play a responsible role in the global health arena?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part Two: This part of the assignment is simple. The minimum word count for this assignment is 250 words (per response); with one reference each.

 

Note: Write as if you’re actually talking to the person.

 

 

  1. There are several different types of health care systems around the world with some overlapping. This overlapping is in the type of system but not every alike system is the exact same. When it comes to developed countries there are four system model, The Beveridge Model, The Bismarck Model, The National Health Insurance Model, and The Private Insurance System (Harveston, 2018). The United States primarily uses the private insurance system does cover the majority of the citizens. The rest of the developed countries utilize the three other models.

 

A universal issue for all countries, no matter what model is used, is the disparities in health, quality of health care, and access to health care. A lot of the disparities are the same from country to country but each of each country deals with them in their own way. In the United States, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) were created to help reduce the disparity of low-income populations. The ACA also created requirements to reduce disparities by increasing access to coverage, improving health, shifting the focus of healthcare, and improve the quality of care. One of the provisions of the ACA created reimbursement for federally qualified entities who provide comprehensive primary and preventive care regardless of their patient ability to pay for the services (Commonwealth Fund, n.d.). While these initiatives have helped provide coverage to more individuals there are still millions of individuals without coverage because they either cannot afford it or simply do not want it. And these initiatives do not address access to healthcare which is still a big issue. While in France, which has universal health care, there is a different approach to improve access to care for underserved areas. In France, the nursing association has agreed to limit new practices in overserved areas and the country is offering incentives to physicians to practice in underserved areas (Durand-Zaleski, n.d.). While this is a great idea the incentives must be worth their time or physicians will not serve these areas and if physicians do serve these areas will there be enough, and will they be overcrowded.

 

The idea of creating incentives for physicians to practice in underserved areas is something that the United States should consider. The United States could also take look at Germany for help and shift its focus to the people and not the money. In Germany, hospitals and providers are not allowed to operate for profit and focus on care (Haverston, 2018). What a great idea, health care focused on people, not the money. This works in Germany because while physicians are paid less there than in the United States, they have little to no debt after completing medical school (Haverston, 2018). This is something the U.S. should look at and may help drive physicians into smaller and underserved areas.

 

As some countries, including the United States, comes a huge melting pot of culture it will be more difficult for healthcare to adapt. Universal coverage helps with this issue because it does give every coverage and reduces disparities. That being said it is difficult to have the knowledge and be able to provide the correct care for so many different cultures and religions. Each of them is unique and view health and health care differently. Giving them the coverage is only the first of many steps to ensure that the care is correct and of quality.

 

 

 

  1. Of the democracies within the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), there are currently 32 out of the 35 countries with Universal Health Coverage (UHC). One of these countries is Australia and the United States of America is not. Australia currently has a 2-tier healthcare system being both public and private. The public healthcare system allows citizens and permanent residents to receive necessary healthcare services at both the inpatient and outpatient care public settings. While some Australians may choose to receive private physician services to expedite the public service availability, it comes with an out of pocket expense. Approximately 57% of Australians choose to seek private sector insurance coverage in order to reduce public waiting times and receive elective procedures not covered in the public plan. A sliding scale subsidy based on income is also provided by the Australian government for applicable families to support the economic drive towards the private insurance companies. In order to achieve this level of public healthcare services, Australians pay a 2% Medicare income tax levy in conjunction with general population taxation for all citizens. For those citizens earning high-income wages and choosing not to take advantage of private insurance coverage, an additional 1% tax is applied. With the Medicare and Medicaid programs in the US, the original design was to offer a financially viable option for healthcare coverage to individuals with low-income earnings and the elderly populations. This has created a large gap of the population to seek private health insurance coverage through their employer. US insurance policies show great variability in coverage criteria and result in co-payments and deductible expenses that patients are subject to paying out of pocket. The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme offered in Australia creates a financial cap for medication expenses that would otherwise be incurred out of pocket at a high premium cost (O’Brien, 2017). In 2017, a new compulsory co-payment policy was introduced in the Australian healthcare market that would require $7 co-pay fee for General Practitioner visits, out of pocket pathology and diagnostic testing. This would apply to all adults and children with a cap introduced after ten annual visits. With this policy addition, an estimated $10.5 million would be reduced in government healthcare expenditure. Capturing heavy attention from political parties within Australia by adding such a compulsory co-payment the universal healthcare system began to show the shift in sustainability (Bundey, 2014).

 

Both the US and Australia have complex healthcare systems with various models of medical practice. The complexity of the Australian healthcare system is funded through state and federal governments, health insurance companies, as well as individual out-of-pocket contributions. Through requiring financial elements from stakeholders, the US in the current economy is faced with healthcare reform in order to increase the quality outcomes while demonstrating cost-effectiveness. They both have elements of providing public healthcare as the US turns to Medicaid which is funded through federal and certain states to financially support low earning families. In Australia, OHS is a large multi-specialty practice that utilizes educational training for medical personnel in a hospital operation. With the goal being providing increased access to timely medical care, improving health delivery outcomes, transparency through data reporting and a patient-centered approach. One of the primary differences seen in the two countries is the General Practitioners role in providing oversight and referring to specialists. In the US patients have the autonomy to self refer to specialty practice physicians while Australia recognizes the General Practitioners role in ensuring proper utilization of necessary services (Jones, Seoane, Deichmann & Kantrow, 2011).

 

 

In 2016, healthcare spending per person in the US was $9,892 representing 17.2% of GDP, whereas Australia was $4,708 at 9.6% of the GDP. The average cost of an average hospitalization in the US is $18,000 which is 3 times higher than the OECD average of other countries. With that, the US life expectancy falls substantially shorter than other developed countries. Higher costs of services, volumes of diagnostic testing, greater administrative costs and poor regulation of the private sector insurance companies are further contributing the high cost of healthcare in the United States (O’Brien, 2017). In early 2017, US president Donald Trump made headlines by stating “Australia has a better healthcare system than we do.” This statement from the current administration comes shortly after the Republican lead repeal of the ACA. Informational data by Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker indicates that Australia does, in fact, produce better patient outcomes and lower cost compared to that of the United States (Picchi, 2017). The downside for universal healthcare systems is the financial sustainability that is inevitably created for the responsible governments. Regardless of the mandates taxes that would be imposed, the continuously rising cost of healthcare services in the Unites States would make the implementation of this healthcare system extraordinarily challenging.

 

The role that the General Practitioner would potentially play within the US healthcare system would be detrimental to the specialty practices. While it would lead to a more comprehensive oversight approach for patients, it would potentially create a less than superior level of quality for patient care outcomes. From an impactful position, reducing repeat testing would ensure the needed level of communication for patient-centered care. However, the element of medical care that works for Australia does not necessarily mean it will work for the US. The financial sustainability for a universal healthcare system within the US does not appear feasible given the countries economic climate, the volume of patients vs taxpayers and the overall cost of delivering healthcare services. An increased focus on cost-effectiveness measures within healthcare spending can prove to ultimately have an impactful reduction on the GDP.

 

 

  1. Canada has a national health insurance program. Health insurance coverage is universal. General taxes finances Canada’s national healthcare system. “Consumer co-payments are negligible and physician choice is unlimited. Production of health care services is private; physicians receive payments on a negotiated fee for service and hospitals receive global budget payments” (Ridic & Gleason, 2012). The United States on the other hand has a multi-payer system private system. Canada is often the model used United States when the discussing healthcare reform. Canada spends far less of its GDP on health care yet performs better than the U.S. on two commonly cited health outcome measures, the infant mortality rate and life expectancy.

 

Both the United States and Canada ultimate goal is to reduce healthcare costs and increase access. Administrative costs for health care in the U.S. is quite a bit higher than it is in Canada. Nevertheless, these costs account for a large part of both countrys’ budgets, with the United States spending more per capita than Canada does. The Canadian government spent US$2,120 per person in 2004, while the United States government-spent US$2,724 per person in the same period. Canada has achieved access by way of the national health care system and the Canadian government pays for the emergency care costs of any legal Canadian citizen. The Affordable Care Act called for more people to have health insurance by offering subsidies and mandating all Americans have it or face penalties.

 

The benefits of Canada healthcare system are it is available to everyone that is a citizen. It doesn’t matter what kind of financial status a citizen has, employment status, health or age of the citizen. Canadian Medicare is available for one and all. However, this downside is that increases wait times. People will end up waiting for months to get the necessary treatment or medical attention. In the U.S this is uncommon, due to the fact that is private healthcare and a lower rate for access to care. In Canada health care providers are limited to what they can charge by the government. This limit can cap the earning potential of various providers and make it harder to pay back loans, limit their earning potential, and undermine their overall life. They are considered government workers.

 

There’s no question that American health care, a mixture of private insurance and public programs, is a mess. Over the last five years, health-insurance premiums have more than doubled. Expensive health care has also hit employers. it’s one of the reasons that median family income fell.  Health spending has surged past 16 percent of GDP. The number of uninsured Americans has risen, and even the insured seem dissatisfied. So it’s not surprising that some Americans think that solving the nation’s health-care woes may require adopting a Canadian-style single-payer system, in which the government finances and provides the care. Canadians, the single-payer tune goes, not only spend less on health care; their health outcomes are better, too—life expectancy is longer, infant mortality lower. Many feel that the government should not be in total control of healthcare. Others feel that for cultural reasons the government should stay out of healthcare.  Private insurance will continue to increase, until the United States comes up with a plan to reduce overall spending

 

Charlie Kirk is the founder of Turning Point USA, which is an American conservative nonprofit organization.

Charlie Kirk is the founder of Turning Point USA, which is an American conservative nonprofit organization. In this particular talk on why the U.S./Mexican wall should be built, Kirk lists three reasons why building the wall is a good idea. Please watch his talk below:

https://www.facebook.com/prageru/videos/361480254585798/

After watching his reasoning, evaluate Kirk’s three reasons. Make sure to establish specific criteria when determining whether or not his stance is valid or strong. You should observe at least three criteria in your evaluation of Kirk’s argument. I would like a paragraph of your evaluation.

career path in aviation as electrician

for this assignment, you will discover that critical thinking is an important part of problem solving, decision-making, and everyday life—personally and professionally.

  • Review the “Infographics” Lynda.com®video.
  • Write a 350- to 750-word summary of your current career path or your desired career. Include the following:
  • Describe a specific career goal or pathway that you would like to pursue.
  • Create a career plan in which you explain the decision-making steps required to achieve your goal.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of your plan.
  • Create a decision-making process infographic for your plan in an appropriate format. This can be done using Microsoft®PowerPoint®, Microsoft® Publisher®, Microsoft® Word, or sites like Easel.ly®,Visual.ly, and PiktoChart®, or any other infographic software.
  • Label your career path or your desired career.
  • Identify the stages of the decision-making process that will help you achieve your goal.

For help with these programs, check out their websites or conduct an internet search.

For other infographic software, search the internet with keywords like “free tools to create your own infographic.”

  • Format your assignment according to APA guidelines.
  • Cite a minimum of 1 (one) reference (s).

explain how the doctrine of the mean works for Aristotle’s twelve virtues (not including the intellectual virtues)?

In 500 words or more (no less), explain how the doctrine of the mean works for Aristotle’s twelve virtues (not including the intellectual virtues). You may use examples, but you will still need to include a full scholarly definition of each with commentary. You are required to attach as a separate document an annotated bibliography (see a sample here). Using the resource center and Google Scholar (or similar scholarly tools), create an annotated bibliography with 5 sources related to an overview of the ethical theory of the week. You must cite your references using APA formatting (this is 10% of your grade).

“Schizophrenia”

Instructions for Reading Response papers:

  • Review the case study and then respond to the questions below for each assignment.
  • Your insightful response should be two to four double-spaced paragraphs in length, in APA format. Remember, a paragraph consists of three or more related sentences.
  • Your assertion or argument should be based on the additional reading assignment and text readings for the session, and you should make references to information presented in reading assignments.
  • You should cite quoted and paraphrased sources in APA format.
  • Each assignment is an exercise in critical thinking and spiritual growth. As such, there are no wrong answers. As long as you can back up your assertion with literature, your likelihood of success and growth is greatly increased.
  • You must submit your response paper by 11:59 P.M on the due date.

Watch the video “I am not a monster: Schizophrenia” and then answer the following questions:

  1. What new information did you acquire as a result of watching this video?
  2. How does the information presented in the additional reading compare with the information presented in your course textbook?
  3. What questions do you have after watching this video?
  4. Is there any information that contradicts with your view of the subject matter from a Christian perspective?

Describe the differences between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Web Services.

Describe the differences between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Web Services. What are the offerings that are available to consumers? Perform a cost-benefit analysis between the two for small and medium business offerings.

  1. Outline the difference between cost for infrastructure, software, and application platform services.
  2. Outline benefits and drawbacks for selection of one provider or the other.

Then discuss why you might choose one over the other. Please use 2-3 academic references

You can also use the below link to help with response:

AWS vs Google Cloud | Difference between Amazon AWS and Google Cloud | AWS Training | Edureka