Business and Entrepreneurship

Is this legislation really necessary and is there an unnecessary burden on business?

Discuss the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR). Is this legislation really necessary and is there an unnecessary burden on business?
N.B Expectations:
You should specifically address the need for this legislation and the impact it has on businesses.
You will be expected to demonstrate an ability to argue for both sides of the GDPR debate.
This part of the assignment will assess your ability to use analytical and research skills gained to apply knowledge of statute, codes, case law and commentary to a relevant established or evolving area of the law relating to Corporate Governance, through research, critical analysis and reasoning.
You will be required to research the law relating to the topic and should clearly outline any positions you take on key issues and include a discussion of the significance of your findings. Your assignment should conclude with any recommendations and conclusions you deem appropriate.


Assignment: annotated bibliography: #1. in this assignment, teacher candidates w

Assignment: Annotated Bibliography:
#1. In this assignment, teacher candidates will work individually to create an annotated bibliography of 10 children’s books that connect to a common theme or topic related to social justice or diversity.
2. The bibliography should include both fiction and nonfiction texts, contain a range in reading levels (K-12) and represent a variety of genres and types of text (picture books, informational, novels, etc). Include at least two fiction and two nonfiction, and at least three different genres represented. At least one book should be a novel/chapter book
*The bibliography should be titled and contain a short introductory paragraph explaining the overall theme of the list and why you selected that theme.
*Each title entry should follow APA format and contain a 40-75 word desсrіption of the book and its connection to your social justice/diversity theme. This desсrіption needs to be in your OWN words. The entries should be listed alphabetically.
Each entry should follow this format exactly:
Author last name, author first initials. (Year of publication). Title of book. Publication city, publication state: Publishing company. Keywords: list the overall themes of each book. Recommended grade level: Genre, Picture book or novel:
Short paragraph describing book.
Bunting, E. (1993). Fly away home. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin. Keywords: homelessness, poverty, family. Recommended grade level: 2-4. Genre: Realistic Fiction, picture book. This book explores the concept of homelessness as it follows the story of a young boy and father. The two live in the airport, moving between terminals, trying not to get noticed by airport security and staff. One day, the young boy discovers a bird that is trapped in the airport and finds some hope for his own life when the bird gets free.


Choose one of the six extended essay options and upload a one- or two-page response.

Choose one of the six extended essay options and upload a one- or two-page response. Please include the prompt at the top of the page. 1. Was it a cat I saw? Yo-no-na-ka, ho-ka-ho-ka na-no-yo (Japanese for “the world is a warm place”). Moze jutro ta dama da tortu jezom (Polish for “maybe tomorrow that lady will give a cake to the hedgehogs”). Share a palindrome in any language, and give it a backstory.—Inspired by Leah Beach, Class of 2026, Lib Gray SB ’12, and Agnes Mazur AB ‘092. What advice would a wisdom tooth have?—Inspired by Melody Dias, Class of 20253. You are on an expedition to found a colony on Mars, when from a nearby crater, a group of Martians suddenly emerges. They seem eager to communicate, but they’re the impatient kind and demand you represent the human race in one song, image, memory, proof, or other idea. What do you share with them to show that humanity is worth their time?—Inspired by Alexander Hastings, Class of 2023, and Olivia Okun-Dubitsky, Class of 202


Provide one post of no less than 300 words.

Submit one initial post addressing the topics below, and respond to two classmate′s posts.
What is protected data? (cite your source)
What type of information does your company (or a former company) need to protect? In the discussion, give the type of information, why it needs protection, and what would be the impact to the company if a security breech made the news.
Provide one post of no less than 300 words. Cite sources when applicable.
Respond in no less than 100 words to two student′s posts.
Initial posts are due Thursday (by 11:59pm), replies are due Sunday (by 11:59pm).
Sources and citations should be in APA format.


When a trio of college friends with backgrounds in art and architecture started moving into their first apartments in the late 1990s, they were frustrated to find that when it came to furniture, they couldn’t afford what they liked and didn’t like what they could afford.

Read a text and answer questions.
Blu Dot
When a trio of college friends with backgrounds in art and architecture started moving into their first apartments in the late 1990s, they were frustrated to find that when it came to furniture, they couldn’t afford what they liked and didn’t like what they could afford. Happily for many future furniture shoppers, however, this frustration led the three to found Blu Dot, a Minneapolis-based furniture design and manufacturing company that has flourished and grown.
Blu Dot specializes in the creation of furniture that is attractive, high quality, and affordable. Its modern, streamlined pieces use off-the-shelf materials and simple manufacturing processes that keep the company’s costs and prices down. The company also contracts with suppliers that make industrial rather than consumer products, because they use more efficient and cost-effective processes and technology. These strategies, plus designs that pack flat and are easy to ship, allow the firm to combine what Maurice Blanks, one of the founders, describes as the affordability of the low end of the market and the craftsmanship of the high end. Anyone can design a $600 or $700 coffee table, Blu Dot believes. It’s the $99 one the company is aiming for that’s more of a challenge.
The company sells seven product lines—tables, storage, accessories, desks, beds, seating, and shelving. Its pricing strategy for each of these is straightforward. Managers add their fixed and variable costs, plus the markup they believe they’ll need to keep the business functioning. They then usually look at what competitors are doing with similar products and try to identify three or four different pieces of pricing information to help them settle on a profitable price. The company also uses some creative pricing strategies to make its margins. For instance, one coffee table in a set might have a higher markup, whereas another has a slightly lower one for more price-conscious customers. Overall, then, the target margins are often met.
Blu Dot thinks of its total product offering as consisting of three interdependent elements: the core product, its supplemental features, and its symbolic or experiential value. Although some customers are attracted by the design aspects of the products, others are more concerned with value. That’s one reason the company recently introduced a separate brand, called +oo (“too”), and priced it slightly below the original Blu Dot line. These items have been marketed through Urban Outfitters, and Blu Dot has adjusted the prices over time after seeing how sales progressed. Co-founder John Christakos likens Blu Dot’s pricing practice to cooking, in that both are processes that allow for fine-tuning as events develop.
In an interesting recent promotion that flirted with the price of zero, Blu Dot celebrated the opening of its new store in New York’s hip SoHo district by leaving 25 brand new units of its iconic “Real Good Chair,” normally priced at $129, on various street corners in the city. Most of the chairs were equipped with GPS devices that allowed the company’s marketing agency to trace the chairs to those who “rescued” them and brought them home. The company’s website proclaims that all the chairs found good homes, and those “scavengers” who agreed to chat with the firm about its products received a second free chair in thanks.
1. What would a SWOT analysis of Blu Dot reveal to a marketing professional?
2. What are Blu Dot’s strategic goals?
3. Is Blu Dot′s strategy one of cost leadership, differentiation or focus? Explain your answer.

Each answer should be 150 – 250 words and is graded on six criteria:
Responsiveness – Is each question answered completely?
Quality – Is the response written clearly and in academic English?
Length – Is the response at least 150 words (but no more than 500 words) long?
Citations – Is the post free of plagiarism? Does the response properly use references in APA format when appropriate?
Evidence – Are ideas supported by outside sources or clear examples from your personal or professional experience? Are any sources you use reliable?


What aspects of this juxtaposition make it such a fine example of a shift in style?

Here′s the question: The two works in the chapter by Picasso are separated in his output by less than ten years, but stylistically they could not be farther apart. These pieces are held up as pivotal in the move to 20th Century Modern Art. What aspects of this juxtaposition make it such a fine example of a shift in style? What implications does this have for our shared assumptions regarding the artistic process?
It also has to be 400 words

Computer science

Explain briefly.

1 Bidri
The production of Bidri is a traditional craft of India. Bidri wares (bowls, vessels, and so on) are cast from an alloy containing primarily zinc along with some copper. Consider the observations on copper content (%) for a sample of Bidri artifacts in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, contained in
(1 point) Read in and display (some of) the data.
(2 points) Make a suitable plot to assess whether these values come from a normal distribution.
(2 points) What do you conclude about normality from your plot? (I see two pieces of relevant evidence.)
(2 points) Why do you think a researcher would favour a sign test over a t

-test for these data? Explain briefly.
(3 points) The copper content of other Bidri ware has been found to be 4 (percent). Test whether the Bidri ware that ended up at this museum comes from a population with a different median percentage of copper. What do you conclude, in the context of the data?
(2 points) Find a 90% confidence interval for the median copper content (of the artifacts from which these are a sample).
(4 points) Estimate (by simulation) and plot the bootstrap sampling distribution of the sample mean for these data, and explain why this offers further support for not doing a t

-test here.
2 Spatial perception
Twenty-six neurologically impaired children have each taken two tests of spatial perception, called “A” and “B”. We want to find out whether the scores on the two tests are similar or definitely different. The data are in
(1 point) Read in and display (some of) the data.
(2 points) Why is this matched pairs data?
(3 points) Make a graph that is suitable for assessing the assumptions of the matched-pairs t

(2 points) How would you justify doing a matched-pairs t

-test for comparing the two assessments of spatial awareness, rather than a matched-pairs sign test?
(3 points) Carry out a matched-pairs t

-test to assess whether there are any differences in mean scores between tests A and B. What do you conclude, in the context of the data?


Does this meet the requirements of minimal risk?

A researcher is interested in whether children’s memory of a witnessed event can be changed through false information. Participants (10-12 years old) watch a recorded video of a car accident and then take part in a discussion regarding what they remember. Participants are randomly assigned to one of three conditions: experimenter-delivered false information, confederate-delivered false information, or control. In the experimenter-delivered condition, the experimenter introduces the incorrect information during the discussion. In the confederate-delivered condition, the incorrect information is introduced by an individual behaving as a participant. In the control condition, no incorrect information is presented during the discussion. After the discussion, participants’ memory for events are tested. Participants are fully debriefed as to the deception and purpose of the study.
Discuss the ethical issues of this idea. Does this meet the requirements of minimal risk? Why or why not? Address how you would approach each of the following issues (if it is something that you feel does not need addressed, explain why): minimal risk, informed consent, debriefing, the population you plan to use, possible coercion, the presence of deception, physical, psychological, or social risks, and confidentiality.


A limit decision for a 60 day duration rolling charge card product (whatever you charge on day 1, you repay day 61)

We′d like to move you to the case study! I′ve attached a zipped folder containing two underwriting files. Please look these over, and return each file by Friday with the following:
A limit decision for a 60 day duration rolling charge card product (whatever you charge on day 1, you repay day 61)
Any risk features you might need to feel comfortable assigning a limit, if applicable (e.g. personal guarantee or anything else that you feel justifies the deal economics)
Some desсrіption of the rules, policy, or scorecard that guided you to the uw decisions you made
Some KYB and ad spend data was included with the files, but using these data sources is completely optional for your underwriting.
Finally, feel free to google these companies but please do not contact them.


Open the pdf for the directions and weblinks to the specimens.

Microfossil Part 2
Attached Files:
For this lab, you will need to make a series of drawings. I expect your drawings to be fairly large with good detail, ie. four drawings per page. You will not receive credit if your drawings are too simple or too small. You may draw in pencil if you want, but you may need to trace over the pencil lines before submitting so that the drawings are dark enough to show up when I grade them. You will need to either scan or take pictures of each page of drawings. To submit, click the title of this lab and then upload your scans/images.
Open the PDF for the directions and weblinks to the specimens.