1. Hong Kong Disneyland (HKD) had mechanisms in place to adapt to local Hong Kong culture, yet these means appeared to be ineffective. Why? What areas, in terms of cultural adaptation, still need further improvement? Using Professor Brannen’s concept of recontextualizing strategic assets (see case Exhibit 2), do you think Disney’s strategic assets are in an advantageous position or a disadvantageous position in the Chinese cultural context?
This does not make the reader believe that Prince Madoc is the true discoverer of the New World, contrary to the author’s beliefs. These two were the least plausible because they did not have any physical evidence. How is someone going to prove their theory based on tales? Most people cannot because they need proof in order to make them believe. Maybe if Donald Dale Jackson had given some more proof for his side of the story then maybe Prince Madoc and the Madman and the Irish Monk Brendan would not be the least plausible theories.
I feel that Lazarus has transposed her concerns and worries regarding society upon the film in an attempt to feel justified and somehow explain the cause for problems in our society. While I agree that major social issues need to be addressed in the world today, animated feature films like The Lion King are not the cause of these injustices. Lazarus’s concerns that the imagery contained within the film is detrimental to children and their future social and personal relations are not valid. Despite assumed negative social connotations, I do not feel that The Lion King will negatively affect future
Lieberman’s point is that fairy tales make beauty the basis for which reward is given, not intelligence, work ethic, or anything else a radical feminist would see as an asset. Lieberman also stresses that in popular fairy tales, beauty is associated with being kind and well-tempered whereas ugliness is associated with being ill-tempered and often jealous. This can be easily shown in one of the most popular fairy tales of all—Cinderella. In this, Lieberman argues, Cinderella is oppressed by her cruel, ugly stepsisters and stepmother who force the kind, beautiful girl to do all the chores in the house. Cinderella ends up getting the prize (marriage to the prince) based on looks alone.
We need to think about how patents play into the motivations of all participants, not just those who end up seeking a patent. Patent racing is not-yet-a developed theory of patent incentives. Given the historical evidence, if you are skeptical of the benefits of patent racing, you probably ought to be skeptical of the benefits of the patent system as a whole. The resulting disconnect is a problem not only for patent theory but for the design of the patent system, which seems to be based on assumptions about invention that are not borne out by
Barack Obama has failed to recognize the separation of powers and also fails to treat Congress as an equal branch of government. There are numerous instances in which Barack Obama has gone against the law and the Constitution. The fact that these laws can go broken with no punishment shows the effects of President Obama trying to change America. Before being elected, Barack Obama promised to “fundamentally transform the United States” (Does). He did fulfill this statement but not in the way he implied he would.
In the critique Cinderella: Not So Morally Superior, Elisabeth Panttaja critiques a version of a Cinderella story, Ashputtle, by Jakob and Wilelm Grimm. Panttaja goes in depth about hidden details of Ashputtle and how Ashputtle is not actually motherless, and the real mother is behind all the magic. Even though Panttaja states that Ashputtle’s real mother is violent and evil, she is actually a sweet, godmother like person. Panttaja argues that even though Ashputtle does not have a real living mother, the hazel branch, given to her by her father that she planted at her mother’s grave, which grows into a tree, acts as her mother by taking care of Ashputtle (Panttaja 659). The tree grants Ashputtle’s every wish; from her clothes to helping out with chores.
Walt Disney Imagineering Some of the challenges Disney faced when entering the global market was language, cultural differences, political challenges and foreign currency. Disney created its Imagineering team to be visionaries for the company and to assist with breaking through those barriers they encounter. Disney’s goal was to penetrate the global market while “preserving its fundamental message and still catering to the wildly varying taste of different world cultures” (Nickels, McHugh, McHugh, n.d.). Their three strategic priorities are: creativity and innovation, application of technology, and global expansion. Since the United States is only 5% of the total world population, Disney understood the importance in global expansion and entering new markets.
(197, par.11) Now when Jones says, "Pretending to have superhuman powers helps children conquer the feelings of powerlessness that inevitably come with being so young and small" He is basically generalizing children’s feelings as a whole. How do we know that every child feels powerless because of their height? Jones cannot assume that every child feels this way. Trying to convince parents with fallacies is not the way to