Read ESTY and use the ppt
The assignment questions are:
1. What is Etsy’s business model? How does it help the company compete? (15 points)
2. What challenges is Etsy facing (refer to both the internal and external environment)? (15 points)
3.  Whatt should be Etsy’s plan for the future (Must use concepts and frameworks in ppt)? (20 points)
This assignment has a 3 page maximum (not including references, appendices, etc.)

Critical Response #8 Heart of Darkness

Critical Response #8 Heart of Darkness
What does the darkness represent in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness?  What are some of the many ways in which darkness is symbolized in the story?  Be specific, and use direct quotations to support your claims.
Please write a critical response based on this question.  Your paper should be 2-3 pages long (meaning at least 2 full pages), double-spaced, with 1” margins using Times New Roman 12 point font, and it should conform to the Critical Response Papers Rubric handed out in class and also available on Blackboard.  You must also use at least 4 direct quotations from the novel to support the claims that you make in your paper, cited with parenthetical references in correct MLA format “like this” (Conrad 17).

Principles of Management

Write an approx. ONE page double-spaced (250 -300 words) business memorandum (memo) in answer to the following questions. Your original response as a Word attachment is due no later than the end of Week .
Google provides special perks to its employees in order to foster collaboration, motivation and an overall great work experience. The company believes that these benefits are part of the reason why the company is so successful.
Answer the following questions:
1. Describe the ideal job that you would like to obtain after graduation and the kind of organization you would be working in.
2.What would be your levels of expectancy and instrumentality on this job? Which outcomes would have high valence for you on this job?
3.What steps would your manager take to make you feel that you were being equitably treated? What would you do if, after a year on the job, you experienced underpayment inequity?
4.What goals would you strive to achieve on this job? Why?
5What needs would you strive to satisfy on this job? Why? What role would your manager play in helping you satisfy these needs?
6.What behaviors would your manager positively reinforce on this job? Why? What positive reinforcers would your manager use?
7.Would there be any vicarious learning on this job? Why or why not


In your response paper, identify an important new concept, theory, or insight about globalization from Steger Chap. 5 “Cultural dimension of globalization” and discuss it in relation to the assigned reading by Otmazgin “Japanese popular culture: time for a regional paradigm.” Maximum: 400 words (approximately three paragraphs)
*The response paper is worth 10 pts. and will be graded based on the following rubric:
Response shows good understanding of at least one new concept, theory, or insight from Steger Chap. 5 (3 pts.)
The concept, theory, or insight is applied appropriately to the assigned reading on East Asia (3 pts.)
Discussion is accurate and supported with relevant examples (4 pts.)

Monarch Butterfly 

I.    Format of Research Paper
•    Use APA format (
•    Include title page and reference page
•    1” margins, double-spaced
•    Approximately first 2 pages should provide background information on the issue and the remaining 3 and 4  pages should present the resolution of the issue
II.    References/Works Cited
•    Paper must contain 3 reputable sources (journals, magazines, books, newspapers, governmental websites). Blogs, opinion pieces, and random websites are not reputable sources.
•    Only ONE of your three sources can be an internet source. An example of an internet source is governmental websites.
o    You can use the internet to find material from printed periodicals such as the NY
Times, Desert Sun, National Geographic, science journals, etc. These do not
count as “internet sources.”
•    Use the databases available in the library. EBSCOhost is a great database for finding environmental articles.
Monarch Butterfly
My project topic will be Monarch Butterfly. Dead butterfly from extreme weather in Mexico. Too hot and too cold weather affects the survivorship of the Monarch butterfly while also altering the larvae growth rate which they crucially depend on.  During 2009, temperature where above normal followed by low temperature which affects the fall migration to Mexico.
Way to help:
1.    Start growing milkweed
2.    Don’t kill caterpillars
3.    Don’t spread pesticide or herbicide


Summary Guidelines:
1. Topic
Summarize the main topic/issue
Discuss why it is important in the context of energy economics
2. Methodology
What methodology does the paper use?
Discussion/History, Data Analysis Economic Modeling, etc.
Why the methodology appropriate for the topic?
3. Results
What is the paper’s central finding(s)?
What specific evidence supports the central finding(s)?
4. Feedback/Learning
Describe at least two concept/idea that you learned or understand better after having read the paper

United States History From 1865 to Present- Spring 2018

United States History From 1865 to Present- Spring 2018
Please choose ONE Prompt below and specifically address all the points for full credit. The essay must be typed, between 1,000 and 1,500 words, Times New Roman font, double-spaced, one-inch margins, with Essay Prompt number and topic clearly displayed with name on paper, properly cited in Chicago Style using endnotes or footnotes (no exceptions), which must be submitted hard copy in class and uploaded to Canvas (.doc, .docx., .pdf, .rtf only).  E mail concerns asap. The paper is due Monday April 16th, by class time. No late papers will be accepted.
Stay tuned for more possible readings and links. Be very clear to state which of the Prompts you select for the essay. Course texts and sources (including lectures) are required for citations, then, additional sources are permitted. As far as class readings, see Foner through chapter 20; Zinn through chapter 4, Stone/Kuznick intro, chapter 1 and part of chapter 2; Jensen to p. 67.
Be sure to use Chicago Style (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.!
1. What developments led to the rise of the Progressive Era? What was the government’s attitude toward big business prior to the 1900’s, then how did it change by the early 20th century? What was the underlying philosophy of this period of change in American history? Explain. What of the Social Gospel, Social Justice, and Muckraking movements? Discuss in detail the legislative accomplishments of presidents T. Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson that addressed concerns of the new rising middle class and how they represented a new political ethos. Did the Progressive Era solve all of America’s problems with equality? Why or why not? Was the Progressive Era radical? How or how not? Explain.
Here’s Foner on Progressivism (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Progressive Era (overview) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Muckraking Journalism (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Stephen Kinzer- from his latest book on Twain,Teddy Roosevelt, and American Empire (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Stephen Kinzer
2. Review the political and economic foreign policy developments of the United States in the 19th century from the idea of Manifest Destiny to the Spanish/American War and the acquiring of the Panama Canal through WWI. What led the U.S. from isolationist to expansionist policies? How and why? What is the connection, if any, between the U.S. economic policy of industrial capitalism and its foreign affairs? Briefly discuss the ideas of Rear Admiral Alfred T. Mahan and Major General Smedley Butler. Do you see a difference between Mahan and Butler? Are these ideas commensurate with democratic values and principles of liberty? How or how not? How was the American public often led into each of the wars up through WWI? What role did propaganda play in terms of the Hearst papers in the Spanish-American War and later with the Creel Committee and Edward Bernays in WWI? Explain and support. Be very specific for each period and give examples.
Is War a Racket?  Marine Smedley Butler (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Also see Stone/Kuznick intro)
Alfred Mahan (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Propaganda WWI 1 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Propaganda WWI 2 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Propaganda WWI 3 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Propaganda WWI 4 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Source Watch on Propaganda (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Nancy Snow Ten Things to Know About Propaganda (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
3. Discuss the rise of “mass society” in the U.S. in the first two decades of the 20th century. What were the major developments in the arts, cultural criticism, and technology that comprised this new modern era? Be specific. What was Modernity and how did that term reflect the times? Explain the terms Naturalism and Realism and show how they were manifest in the arts. How did these arts critique the direction of a Modernist America, in terms of what has been called Anti-Modernism? How do these issues continue to present themselves in the present? Support your responses factually. Be specific.
Humanities link on Modernity (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
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4. Americans oft characterize the decade of the 1920s as “The Roaring ’20s.” Discuss in detail the reality of the 1920s in the US for most people. Be sure to address the significant developments in the political and business culture (a “return to normalcy” and the several political scandals), lives of immigrants (in a nativist and quite nationalist climate), the Harlem Renaissance, women after suffrage, the rise of “the leisure” class, prohibition, and conclude with the causes that crashed the market at the end of this tumultuous decade of change. In essence, this is an essay about the contradictory decade of the ’20s. Consider, also, how the ’20s set the pace not only for the Great Depression and political shifts of the new Deal, but for the rest of the century. What were the major causes of the Depression? Do you see any poignant similarities, despite obvious differences, between the 20s and the last couple decades in American history up to the present?
Harding, Fall, and Teapot Dome (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Prohibition (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Harlem Renaissance Resources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Writers (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
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Why Atheletes Go Broke

Why Atheletes Go Broke
develop an Interdisciplinary project and produce a product that clearly demonstrates interdisciplinary writing, researching, and thinking.  The project offers an opportunity to weave together all the different threads from a students’ background, the various courses taken at APUS and other institutions, training (both civilian and military), and hobbies and interests and talents.  One of the goals for the project is to integrate the learning and the outcomes into future career, professional, and/or community plans.
Overall Project Evaluation: Basic expectations for the project includes: statement of purpose, statement of the problem, clarity of focus, clear intent for exploration, research questions or hypothesis (as appropriate), a clear thesis statement, an interdisciplinary focus with connections to other disciplines, recognizable data, evidence, or determined outcomes in results, along with a high quality of writing, a depth of analysis, application of research through evaluation and integration, a demonstration of extensive knowledge on the topic.
One citation document style will be used throughout the project. In-text citations are required with a reference page of at least 10 credible sources with a minimum of five sources being scholarly in nature. Framework of the project and platform chosen need to be suitable for the audience and purpose of the project.
The standards may vary depending on the format and objective(s) of the project. Review the Interdisciplinary Project Rubric for detailed guidance.
Remember to include your name, date, and class ID at the top of any document. Save your files with COLL498 and your last name as part of the labeling process.

Ellen Bulow Demo Student

Below is the list of what would be considered adequate for each section graded. In your grading, be fair but also grade honestly. You will receive points based on how well you do this. If anything is less than adequate in your opinion, you need to decide what score to give between 0 and 3 points. The student is allowed to answer up to three questions with “No information available”. For these answers they will receive 5 points. Any answer over the three allowed will receive a “0” for that category.
IMPORTANT:  Send as an attachment on Blackboard, just the first page of this document.  Save it in this format: Your first name last name peer’s first name last name. Use no punctuation, just spaces.
Example:  Ellen Bulow Demo Student
The following sections should be included.

  1. Dates (Birth/Death/Major Milestones)
  2. Birthplace and Major Locations during Life
  3. Musical Training (school, conservatory, individualized, self-taught, etc.)
  4. Performance Instrument(s) (trained on what instrument/s)
  5. Historical Importance (what difference did this composer/musician make in his/her lifetime or after in the history of music?)
  6. Style(s) of Writing/Performing (did they fit in the time period, with a certain

group, etc.)

  1. Method of Composing (write at piano, in head, etc.)
  2. Musical Innovations and/or Inventions (was there anything new that this composer/musician did)
  3. Interesting Facts (at least 3)
  4. Interactions with Other Composers (friends/enemies with other composers, helped by other composers)
  5. Major Types of Compositions (Did he/she focus on one type, like jazz ballad, pop

song, etc., or write/perform for about everything?)

  1. Occupation (how did he/she make a living?)
  2. Family Life (growing up, married, children, single, etc.?)
  3. Major Works and/or Major Recordings (at least 3), with Description of Each Work.
  4. Text(s) Cited (at least 3 other than class text. You can use Encyclopedias for one of these texts. I would prefer the Encyclopedia Britannica [digital or print], rather than other Encyclopedias such as Encarta or World Book).
  5. Websites Cited (at least 3, no Wikipedia)

Additional: 750 words at least.
MLA citation.