Saturday, June 20, 2020
Do MBA applicants with military backgrounds have an advantage? The Wall Street Journal recently ran an article entitled Ã¢â¬Å"MBAs Attract Current and Former Soldiers.Ã¢â¬ Ã Like many such articles IÃ¢â¬â¢ve read in my decade of MBA admissions consulting, it promotes the benefits of business schools to former military personnel and vice versa, so no surprises there.Ã However, I did find the reaction posted by readers interesting. The comments centered on what happens to former military personnel after they receive their MBA and enter the business world (which was not a focus of the article).Ã Most said the article painted too rosy a picture for veterans about the benefits of business school: one Ã¢â¬Å"did not see [his] military experience as either helpful or harmful,Ã¢â¬ another pointed out that a military background proves no guarantee of leadership ability in the corporate world, and a third stated that Ã¢â¬Å"in most first jobs post MBA, you start as a lowly associate, not leading hundreds, or even a couple.Ã¢â¬ Ã Others took issue with the values of corporate America, wondering why it Ã¢â¬Å"has a hard time understanding how to use ex-military peopleÃ¢â¬ and Ã¢â¬Å"cant figure out a way to tap our strength of making decisions in uncertainty.Ã¢â¬ I want to make two quick points in response.Ã FirstÃ¢â¬âand more to the theme of the articleÃ¢â¬âmilitary experience does help candidates get into business school.Ã Military personnel hold positions of high responsibility and leadership earlier than most people, and they develop a strong sense of discipline and teamwork as well, giving them traits sought by all business schools.Ã Military service is definitely a plus for MBA applicants; no doubt it played a role in my own acceptance to MIT Sloan. But that Ã¢â¬Å"plusÃ¢â¬ does not mean that veterans are going to receive any special treatment once they reach business school or the corporate world after.Ã ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s my second point.Ã Business school studentsÃ¢â¬âwhether they fought an enemy to win for their country, or fought a technology competitor to win a larger market share, or fought a government to win justice for its impoverished, or fought a rival investment firm to win a clientÃ¢â¬â¢s businessÃ¢â¬âall come from unique backgrounds and all bring their own strengths to bear on their new environment.Ã Every one of them, placed in business school and then in the corporate world after, must adapt and overcome; they must prove themselves once again; there is no entitlement.Ã Military experience will give some advantages in making this adjustment, but that experience is no guarantee. For 25 years, Accepted has helped business school applicants gain acceptance to top programs. Our outstanding team of MBA admissions consultants features former business school admissions directors and professional writers who have guided our clients to admission at top MBA, EMBA, and other graduate business programs worldwide including Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Booth, INSEAD, London Business School, and many more.Ã Want an MBA admissions expertÃ to help you get Accepted? Click here to get in touch! ;
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Shame on Harvard June 15 Shame on Harvard College for not better policing their alumni representatives (photo credit: Chensiyuan). Harvard College, shame on you! Many highly selective colleges, including Harvard, offer students the chance to participate in alumni interviews. In most instances, the evaluations from these alumni interviews arent given an incredible amount of weight in the admissions process and theyre as much to satisfy alumni (who seek to get involved in the admissions process) as they are to evaluate applicants. That said, a student, for instance, who makes an offensive comment on an alumni interview can certainly jeopardize his or her case for admission. And its not just students who say the wrong things during the alumni interview process either. Over the years, weve heard many stories of alumni who say the wrong things. The really wrong things. And thats what brings us toÃ sharply criticizing Harvard. Highly selective colleges have alumni clubs in many geographic regions and indeed some folksÃ involved in these clubs, notably alumni club officers, haveÃ got some power. In one such region, an alumni interviewer for the Harvard Club of D.C. who so happens to be the owner of a software company that created a program to not only match Harvard applicants to alumni interviewers but also has access to the interviewersÃ¢â¬â¢ evaluations of candidates for admission, has said some unfathomable things to students (as has been reported to us). In one such instance, this alumnus said to a group of students at a prestigious high school in the region (as it was relayed to us), Lets face it. Not many of you in this room have a chance at getting into Harvard. If youre thinking about engineering, dont apply to Harvard. Just apply to MIT. During another session, this person said the following (as relayed to us): Just because you go to Harvard doesnt mean youre going to be successful. A lot of people I knew ended up failing. The role of alumni interviewers and alumni who give talks at high schools is to encourage students to applynot to discourage them from applying. And its certainly not to encourage these students to apply to a rival institution like MIT. And why would this representative of the Harvard Club of DC say such things? Well, this alumnus likely wanted to discourage students from applying so as to improve his own childs odds of getting in. After all, this alums child did apply to Harvard this past year and this student did earn admission. Harvard, we encourage you to better police who you have representing your school. Alumni should not be saying such things while representing your institution. Its not right and we encourage you to take action. Perhaps you should send out evaluations to students and school counselors at the end of each admissions cycle so that you can learn of these stories and stop them from ever happening again.
Monday, May 18, 2020
Preparation, Management and response to the findings of GCP inspection. The EU clinical trial directive 2001/20/EC, came into existence on 01-May-2004 and literally it has changed the face of clinical trial investigational medicinal product in the UK. GCP was developed by the USA, Europe and Japan at international conference on Harmonisation in 1977. GCP has set of rules and regulations in which important one is the safety, the rights and the wellbeing of humans who are involved in clinical trials. Each person involved in clinical trial should be trained, educated, experienced, updated in GCP and understand the end implication of non-compliance of clinical research. The UK clinical research network was launched in February 2005 and hasÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦Pre inspection During the process of requesting GCP inspection, informal contact through phone, fax, e-mail was made by investigator to inspector team. Lead inspector, reporting inspector will set date and site of inspection according to local procedures. They receive a formal inspection request, this is the initial step of inspection. A contact point at the sponsor is identified. The inspection will be announced in writing to the sponsor, investigator and request the important, necessary documents to keep it ready for the inspection day. However, some inspections do takes place unannounced. Preparation for an inspection: Inspector will announce the visit through phone call or letter. Usually time between announcement of visit and actual visit will be less, 2 days to 10days time frame. Do not request for postpone of inspection because it might lead to negative impression. Do not PANIC. Investigator is always expected to get ready for the inspection at any time. Prepare all personnel at the investigation site as all personnel involved in the trial are inspected thoroughly and briefly. Once inspection announced, the clinical investigator must inform 1. If study is sponsored by the industry, contact sponsor immediately. Sponsor also can help in site inspection in the fallowing activities, a. Inform CRO, President, Vice president, Directors, all personnel involved in trial to be audited. b. Organise for inspection site. c.Show MoreRelatedIch Gcp Guidelines19159 Words Ã |Ã 77 Pages........................................1 1. 2. 3. 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 4. 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 GLOSSARY .............................................................................................................2 THE PRINCIPLES OF ICH GCP........................................................................8 INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD/INDEPENDENT ETHICS COMMITTEE (IRB/IEC).......................................................................................9 Responsibilities.....Read MorePharmaceutical Price Controls in the Oecd Countries47662 Words Ã |Ã 191 PagesCountriesÃ¢â¬âAn Overview of the Issues 3 3 Price And Revenue Effects 10 4 Impact of Deregulating Prices on Research and Development, Innovation, and Consumers 25 Appendix A: Technical Methodology 35 Appendix B: Drug Pricing StudyÃ¢â¬âFederal Register Notice Responses 49 Appendix C: Report on Pharmaceutical Markets in 11 OECD Countries 57 Pharmaceutical Price Controls in OECD Countries iii iv U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration Abbreviations and Acronyms ANDA ANDS ATC ATP
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Ã¢â¬Å"IÃ¢â¬â¢ve always been bored with just making money. IÃ¢â¬â¢ve wanted to do things, I wanted to build things, or get something going.Ã¢â¬ (LeeBron) Disney stated that when he realized that he wanted to make a difference in peopleÃ¢â¬â¢s lives. Disney never wanted to be boring or be known as the man who did not have a childhood and was always pushed around by his father. Disney wanted to be successful in life, he wanted the name Ã¢â¬ËWalt DisneyÃ¢â¬â¢ to be remembered, and it will be forever. Disney has achieved many important and exciting accomplishments within his life. He created Ã¢â¬Å"full length animated films, short films, live-action features, and television showsÃ¢â¬ (LeeBron) Disney also introduced theme parks. He created Disneyland in Anaheim, California. He also developed Epcot which stands for Ã¢â¬Å"Experimental Prototype Community of TomorrowÃ¢â¬ , and Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida. 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Wednesday, May 6, 2020
When does Technology go too far? The global responsibility of Recognizing PandoraÃ¢â¬â¢s Box Before recorded history, mankind has been intrigued by his natural world. Daily, for centuries, the earth has bid explorers into frontiers of observation, speculation, and now what we call science. However, exploring unknowns can be a difficult risk to take; proceed and solutions to current problems may be found. However, proceed and more problems may be the consequence. Now more than ever, post World Wide Web, post genetically modified organism, as technology grows faster than ever, we are tantalized with the risks and possible benefits of what lies behind, between, beyond. Growingly, skeptics vocalize their fear of opening a PandoraÃ¢â¬â¢s Box of newÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦In other words, what was added to the human body as a prosthetic is only being acted upon and used by that body, unlike the genetic case where modified genes interact with that body. The same definitions can be assigned to other engineering technologies. For instance, when engineers construct computers, those computers are used as tools by and for the human individual. By the userÃ¢â¬â¢s means, the computer replaces older technologies; letters are replaced by emails, pen and paper calculations are replaced by calculators. However, as AI develops, it may be that self learning computers not only function by us, but also with us. This then is where we recreate that which already existsÃ¢â¬â an interactive intelligence that mimics our own autonomy. Technology like prosthetics and computer systems that merely replace are by majority received without hesitation and are, for the most part, beneficial. On the other hand, recreating technologies like that of biological engineering, and alternate artificial intelligence forms not only replace, but also recreate, and as a result prompt a host of difficult social questions. In the surge of research on artificial intelligence, for example, there are innumerable plans of implementation. One that has already been experimented with is artificial intelligence as a viable, integrable human companion (Moskowitz). Developers in this area envision robots that are intelligent enough to become human companions.Show MoreRelatedIntegrated E-Marketing Plan: Developing an E-Marketing Plan for Competing in the Electronic Global Marketplace16077 Words Ã |Ã 65 PagesIntegrated e-Marketing Plan: Developing an e-Marketing Plan for Competing in the Electronic Global Marketplace Prepared for Powder Mountain Resort By: Student Date: 02/26/2011 Table of Contents Integrated e-Marketing Plan: Developing an e-Marketing Plan for Competing in the Electronic Global Marketplace 1 Table of Contents 2 Executive SummaryÃ¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦3 Selection of the e-Business for the ProjectÃ¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦7 Read MoreProject Managment Case Studies214937 Words Ã |Ã 860 PagesCanada 118 Riverview Children s Hospital 124 The Evolution of Project Management at Quixtar 145 3 PROJECT MANAGEMENT CULTURES 151 Como Tool and Die (A) 153 Como Tool and Die (B) 157 Apache Metals, Inc. 160 Haller Specialty Manufacturing 162 The NF3 Project: Managing Cultural Differences 163 An International Project Manager s Day (A) 172 An International Project Manager s Day (B) (see handout provided by instructor) An International Project Manager s Day (C) (see handout provided by
America declares itself as the great country of liberty, the great country of opportunities and the great country of equality. As long as an American wants to marry a person of the opposite sex there seems to be no limits to their pursuit of happiness. Even in the progressive, modern year of 2015, the question of whether or not gay couples should be permitted to perform the act of a legal marriage divides the United States of America into two. Although more than half of the states have legalized gay marriage, fourteen states, including Kentucky, reject the idea of homosexual couples as equals to heterosexual couples. The fact is that an exclusion of marriage for gay couples is a limitation of their personal rights and is unequal, unfair,Ã¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦It is discrimination to refuse to give the benefits that are provided to heterosexual married couples to homosexual couples. According to the General Accounting Office of the United States there are 1138 benefits and rig hts for married couples (cbo.gov). These rights include the right to visit a partner in hospital due to an accident or illness. Whether homosexual or heterosexual, partners should have the right to care for their loved ones during illness and misfortune. Another example, actually the worst case scenario is, if one of the persons in the same-sex partnership without being married passes away unexpectedly. If the deceased did not make his or her last wish, the consequence would be that the person left behind has no right to the belongings of the deceased, even though they build up a life together. These two were just a tiny portion of all the rights that married couples enjoy, same-sex couples however, have no access to them without being officially married. To deny these rights to a homosexual is simply discrimination. The concept of marriage has changed over time. According to Rose McDermott, a political scientist at Brown University, the traditional, monogamous concept of marriage between one man and one woman is a modern concept. In fact, two centuries ago polygamy was widespread and monogamy was an exception (McDermott).
The first time I took a college placement test was in December of 2015 at Bristol Community College. The test ultimately determines where students place in specific courses, such as arithmetic, reading, writing, and algebra. After months of preparation and anxiety, the pressure was on. Throughout my middle school years, I was a strong student, always on the honor roll. I never had a GPA below 3.0. I was smart, and I knew it. That is, until I got the results of my college placement test. Although the test was challenging, covering those four specific subjects of reading, writing, arithmetic, and algebra, I was sure I had passed every part. To my surprise, I did pass every part Ã¢â¬â except writing. Ã¢â¬Å"Writing! Yeah right! How did I manage to fail writing, and by half a point, no less?Ã¢â¬ I thought to myself in disbelief. Seeing my test results brought tears to my eyes. I honestly could not believe it. I had worked way too hard to score below the 3-point scale. Not to mention, scoring a half-point below it. I thought it was absurd. To make matters worse, most of my classmates from high school also took the test, and to my surprise again heard that they all passed, including some who were barely passing high school English. What an embarrassment I thought. How could I have failed, and they had passed that test? I was so much better at writing than they were, or at least I thought I was because I always got AÃ¢â¬â¢s on my English papers. What did I do wrong that made me fail, or in other words, what did I miss on the test that they got right and I got wrong? Until that time, I loved writing just as much as I loved math. It was one of my strengths. I was good at it, and I enjoyed it. If anything, I thought I might fail algebra. How could I have screwed up writing? I surely spelled every word correctly, used good grammar, and even used big words in the proper context. How could I have failed? This was definitely a debby-downer because I always knew I was a good writer and so did everyone else. Finally, I got over it and decided it was no big deal. Surely, I would pass the next time. In my honors high school English class, I worked diligently, passing with AÃ¢â¬â¢s. By the time I graduated high school, I knew I was ready for college and ready to conquer that writing test. Well, guess what? I failed the test again, again with only 2.5 of the 3 points needed to pass. That time I did cry, and even went to my advisor, Mr. Sanchez, and asked, Ã¢â¬Å"How can I get AÃ¢â¬â¢s in all my English classes but fail the writing part of the college pl acement test twice?Ã¢â¬ He could not answer my question. Even my friends and classmates were confused. I felt like a failure. I had disappointed my family and seriously let myself down. Worst of all, I still could not figure out what I was doing wrong. I decided to quit trying so hard. Apparently Ã¢â¬â I told myself Ã¢â¬â the people grading the tests did not have the slightest clue about what constituted good writing was. I continued to excel in class and pass the test on the third try. But I never again felt the same love of reading and writing. This experience showed me just how differently my writing could be judged by various readers. Obviously, all my English teachers and many others enjoyed or at least appreciated my writing. A poem I wrote was published online once. I must have been a pretty good writer. Unfortunately, the graders for the college placement test did not feel the same, and when students fail the test, the state of Massachusetts did not offer any explanation. After I failed the test the first time, I began to hate writing, and I started to doubt myself. I doubted my ability and the ideas I wrote about. Failing the second time made things worse, so perhaps to protect myself from my doubts, I stopped taking English seriously. Perhaps because of that lack of seriousness, I earned a D in the English 101 class at Bristol Community College, and was forced to retake it when I transferred to Dean College. I wish I knew why I failed that test, because then I might have written what was expected on the second try, maintained my enthusiasm for writing, and continued to do well. Then again, this has given me the opportunity to prove to everyone what kind of writer I am.