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Maturity model presentation based on APPROACH B Please refer to the attachments

Maturity model presentation based on APPROACH B
Please refer to the attachments for guideline as well as assignment expectation.

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Business plan with the following sections: Cover Page Table of Contents Executiv

Business plan with the following sections:
Cover Page
Table of Contents
Executive Summary
Industry, customers, competitors
Company Description
Marketing Plan
Operation Plan
Development Plan
Growth Plan
Management team
Financial Plan
This plan should be between 12-21 pages

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1) Simple Interest: If a bond has a par value of $1,000 and a coupon rate of 3.8

1) Simple Interest: If a bond has a par value of $1,000 and a coupon rate of 3.8%, then how much interest would the bondholder receive each year?
2) Taxable equivalent yield: If a municipal bond pays and interest rate of 4% and the investor is in a 22% tax bracket, then what is the taxable equivalent yield?

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Southwest Airlines and Whole Foods are businesses that practice conscious capita

Southwest Airlines and Whole Foods are businesses that practice conscious capitalism. Conduct research on either company. Identify, summarize, and defend three characteristics of either company that are consistent with conscious capitalism ideals.

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BUSINESS PROJECT Assignment: 1. Follow the instructions below; and 2. Create a P

BUSINESS PROJECT Assignment:
1. Follow the instructions below; and
2. Create a PowerPoint presentation and video outlining your interview with a small business owner
3. Create a video using CANVAS STUDIO
Using the following questions as a guide, interview a small business owner. Each question should represent a new section or PowerPoint slide. The interview may take place on the telephone. You may also email the questions to the interviewee in advance to help prepare them for the interview. The interview should flow as a conversation. During the conversation, some of the questions may be answered prior to you asking them; the questions do not have to be answered in the exact order as presented. Type the owner’s responses to the questions. Begin with a title page. Then include an introduction stating the name of the business, the owner’s name and title, and the type of business, including the products and services the business offers. Also, state why you chose to interview this business owner. Please describe your business. Where is it located? What types of products and/or services do you offer?
Who is your primary target audience? Please describe the demographics of your primary audience, i.e. age, sex, ethnicity, income, education, etc.
How long have you been in this industry? How has the industry changed since you’ve been in it? Where do you see opportunity for growth or positive changes in the next 3-5 years?
What are the pros and cons of working in this industry?
What are the start-up costs and the barriers to entry?
What credentials are needed to be successful in this industry, i.e. education, work experience, etc?
What entry-level positions will prepare a recent college graduate to work in this industry?
What form of legal structure, i.e. sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, etc., did you select for your business and why?
Would you consider franchising your business? Why or why not?
What made you select this profession? How did you get started?
What challenges did you have to overcome?
How does your organization support or give back to the community?
How important is mentoring for professional growth? Did you have a mentor? Do you serve as a mentor? How do you handle work-life balance? What do you enjoy doing in your spare time when you are not working?
How has the pandemic affected your business? How have you adapted your business to the current health and economic environment? What changes have you made? What is your outlook on the future success of your business?
BUSINESS PROJECT ASSIGNMENT – Create a PowerPoint presentation from the data you collected during the interview with the small business owner (75 points);
USING CANVAS, SUBMIT A VIDEO RECORDING OF YOU DELIVERING THE PRESENTATION ON YOUR SMALL BUSINESS INTERVIEW. VISIT THE FOLLOWING LINK ON HOW TO RECORD AND SUBMIT VIDEOS TO CANVAS (25 points)

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GEOGRAPHY OF LATIN AMERICA-Geography and Film Exercise How do we what we know? P

GEOGRAPHY OF LATIN AMERICA-Geography and Film Exercise
How do we what we know? Pause for a minute or two and think about what you know about
Latin America (or any place for that matter—think about Los Angeles). Now, think about how
you know these things? Maybe it was first-hand experience by living or traveling there or, in
many cases, it is through some type of media exposure such as a magazine, television show,
novel, film, or social media. Now, think about how accurate or inaccurate your perceptions may
be.
The point of this exercise is to provide you with one more lens into the region through those who
live and work there using film. In this exercise students will choose a film made in Latin
America (i.e. not a Hollywood film taking place in Latin America so for example films such as
“Man on Fire”, “Proof of Life” are not acceptable). If you have are unsure whether a film is
acceptable or not, please consult with me in advance. Films can provide an educational window
into a particular geography, exaggerate certain elements of a place to make it seem surreal, or
mostly ignore that place giving the viewer the impression that it could be occurring anywhere.
Students are required to write a 2-3 page, single-spaced review and critique of a film, with the
review focusing on the role of place and integrating two themes or concepts from the course. The
structure of the paper should be divided into two parts as follows: 1) a one to two-paragraph
summary of the film (NO MORE THAN THAT-THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE I HAVE ALSO
SEEN THE FILM, SO DON’T NEED A RECAP); and 2) a critique of the role of place in the
film. The following questions are intended to guide through this part of the exercise: Where did
the film occur? How important was the location to the storyline? What did you learn about this
place because of the film? Do you feel this place was misrepresented in anyway? If so, how? If
not, why not? Also, try to identify aspects of the film that helped to depict the place (e.g
architecture, clothing, landscapes). Your grade will be based largely on how well you discuss the
role of place should include such things as: architecture, clothes, food, street scenes, as well as
cultural elements such as the role of gender, religion, or anything else that might be relevant to
the storyline.
Here are a few suggestions: Central Station, Amores Perros, City of God, Strawberry and
Chocolate, Guantanamera, Y Tu Mama Tambien, The Motorcycle Diaries, Buena Vista Social
Club, Amores Perros, Maria Full of Grace, Sugar, Rudo y Cursi, The Violin, Sin Nombre,
Behind the Sun, Silent Light, Like Water for Chocolate, Elite Squad, House of Sand, Bus 174,
God is Brazilian, Wild Tales, The Crime of Padre Amaro, Trash, A Fantastic Woman, Roma,
and many, many more.
You can simply type Latin American films into your Netflix or other streaming platform search
engine or look at one of these websites for more ideas: http://www.foreignfilms.com/ or
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls003792898/.
Obviously, there are many more that would be appropriate but please be sure that the film is
foreign (non-US) directed and produced.
ENJOY!!

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Write a 2–3-page reflection about the topics in this week’s reading that (1) hav

Write a 2–3-page reflection about the topics in this week’s reading that (1) have the best impact in homes, (2) have the best impact in organizations, and (3) are the best solution for a community of people. Be sure to justify your selections.
Textbook: Drawdown by Paul Hawken
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1. (70 % of marks) Using my spreadsheet exactly and only, consider a semiannual,

1. (70 % of marks) Using my spreadsheet exactly and only, consider a semiannual, 8.25% bond yielding 7% with an 8-year maturity.
A What is the Price?
B. What is the Macauley duration?
C. What is the Modified duration?
D. What is the change in price given a 40-basis point movement?
2. (15 % of marks)- 1 paragraph each:
Why is convexity a better approximation of bond price?
How do bond prices differ with bigger changes in yield? 3. (15% of marks) 100 words –
Thoroughly explain the time preference theory of interest rates.
Perform the 1st question in excel and answer question number 2 and 3 in a word file.

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1.Demonstrate the following knowledge and understandingCritical appreciation of

1.Demonstrate the following knowledge and understandingCritical appreciation of how types of leadership/management styles differ depending on history, culture, geographic life and conditions and how they impact people performance, followers and productivity.
2. Demonstrate the following skills and abilitiesCritically evaluate leadership/management styles, leadership problems and challenges and your personal leadership capabilities and needs for future development.
What am I required to do in this assignment?
You will produce a written report of 5,000 words (+/- 10%) that critically assesses and evaluates current leadership theory and synthesises a model of leadership drawn from authoritative academic sources You will then use this as a basis for evaluating the leadership in your organisation, reflecting how your personal leadership practice fits in with this, and what steps you will you take to develop your personal approach to leadership in the future .
It is anticipated that you will tackle this assignment in 3 logical stages
1.Synthesise a theoretical model of leadership from a critical analysis of modern leadership theory making specific reference to contextual factors arising in the middle east.
2.Evaluate your current organisation against your theoretical model of leadership identifying how the types of
leadership/management styles you observe impact people, performance, and productivity, suggesting a future leadership strategy for your organisation
3.Reflect on your personal leadership development. How have you developed your leadership skills to date? What have been the formative influences on you, and how do these relate to leadership theory. How does this reflection guide you to your future development as a leader?
A suggested structure for the written report would include the following:
This assignment can be divided into three sections.
1.Critical evaluation of leadership theory
Sythesise a model of leadership appropriate for the middle east from a consideration of current and emerging aspects of leadership theory,
a.Note that this must not be a description of differing models of leadership but a critical review of leadership concepts leading to a closely argued model of leadership, appropriately referenced. It is expected that primary sources will be used.
b.You should pay particularly attention to the contextual issues of leadership in the middle east and discuss how this affects your model
2.Critical evaluation of leadership practice in your organisation and your fit in it.
An evaluation of the leadership practice and structures prevalent in your organisation.
a.Using your leadership model developed in 1, discuss how the practice of leadership in your organisation relates to your theoretical model of leadership
b.In what way does your organisation’s approach to leadership differ from your competitors (local or global)?
c.To what extent are these differences positive points of differentiation or negative traits of the organisation?
3.A personal reflection of your leadership development – past and future Having examined leadership theory, and developed a model of leadership which you have used to evaluate your organisation in sections 1 & 2 above, you are invited to use these to reflect on your personal leadership development.
a.Identify how your leadership capabilities have developed historically, comparing and contrasting these to academic theory (You may make use of the personal leadership audit you developed in Assignment1).
b.Evaluate your personal model of leadership in the context of your current organisation – what conclusions do you draw?
c.Critically review your current situation. What steps in your development as a leader do you think you need to take to achieve your future goals?
Sections 1 &2 should be closely referenced and argued from a base of theory and observation, and each should result in clear conclusions. The final section, which is a personal reflection drawing together the theory and practice of leadership as it relates to you, is the most important section and the one that is the hardest to complete. Glib observations will not be sufficient to get a good pass. The requirement is for you to develop a closely argued analytical reflection of your personal leadership journey – evidenced and supported by thoughtful reference to your 2
observations of leadership theory and descriptions of practice that you have developed in the previous sections.

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This powerpoint is for you to illustrate what you have learned while working in

This powerpoint is for you to illustrate what you have learned while working in your internship. Slides (2 – 5) must be explained with at least two paragraphs.
100 total points
Create a Powerpoint with the following information:
Slide 1:Title-50Title: Internship Course Working Assessment – 10
Picture of you professionally dressed – 30
Your Name – 5
Due Date – 5
Slide 2-15Title: Teamwork
Describe the teamwork environment you experienced and how you can make it better (if there was conflict)
Was it cohesive where everyone worked together.
Was it chaos with no direction?
Slide 3-15Title: Organization
Describe the organizational style of your work area and/or department.Was there direct supervision with clear hierarchy of the chain of command?
Were there too many supervisors and no one knew who reported to whom?
Slide 4-15Title: Communication
Describe the communication style throughout your work area and/or departmentOral? Voice Mail? Texting? Emails? Zoom?
Slide 5 – 5Summarize your work experience with both positive and area of improvement