Date: October 28, 2013 RE: CTM Exercise Four - Boston Beer ____________________________________________________________________________ I. Issue/Problem: Boston Beer was a very low budget start-up with expertise in only a specific area of overall 3 billion dollar beer industry. It competed against big players with vast amount of resources who produced variety of beers at competitive prices. A. Boston Beer was designing a company that to make a profit, had to sell beer at a 15% mark-up to other companies. 1. Beer in USA is almost a drink consumed regularly, hence consumers wouldn’t pay premium price very often just for the sake of better quality and taste.
“The average amount of money it took to see a movie was around 10 to 20 cents.”(Kephart) This was great at the time because of the Stock Market Crash, almost everyone had no money to pay for things to entertain themselves. Gangster films were big at the time. The most popular gangster movie at the time was Scarface. It was made in 1932 and directed by Howard Hawks. But Scarface wasn’t the only gangster movie at the time.
Chekhov’s protagonist, Gurov is a man who is rough, arrogant and manipulative. He refers women as ‘inferior race’ (Chekhov 205). He does not have feelings for his wife and describes her as “a tall, erect woman with dark eyebrows, stately and dignified and, as she said of herself, intellectual” (Chekhov 205). She rather seems indifferent towards Gurov. The reader gets an impression that she is aware of his infidelities and does not seem to care.
In the play ‘Educating Rita’ cruelty and cynicism feature a great deal. One of the main characters, Frank, is cynical. Frank’s personality portrays him as a miserable old man who cannot see the good in anybody, including Rita. For example, Frank thinks that Rita is only trying to change herself because it will look good to others when they meet her rather than seeing that she is really trying to change her life for the better, not for selfish reasons. When Frank is on the phone to Julia he refers to Rita as “some silly woman” and this portrays him to be cynical because even though he has never met Rita he is already making assumptions about her in a negative manner.
College-age drinkers who drink alcoholic energy-drinks are three times more likely than alcohol-only drinkers to leave a bar drunk. What’s more, those drinking alcohol and energy drinks are four times more likely to attempt drunken driving. Combining energy drinks and alcohol can trick the brain, making people think they're sober -- or sober enough -- when they're not. As many as 28% of college drinkers drink alcohol mixed with energy drinks in a typical month. University of Florida researchers Dennis Thombs, PhD and his team interviewed 800 patrons leaving bars in a college partying area.
It is not only in America that the young do not exercise their democratic rights. In 2010 just 44% of people aged 18 to 24 voted in Britain’s general election, compared with 65% of people of all ages. In not a single European country do the young turn out more than older people. Historically, youth turnout has never been particularly high anywhere, but over the past few decades things have got worse. One explanation favoured by older people is that the young are simply lazy.
Professional sports are no longer played on grass, dirt and hardwood floors but on calculators and cash registers. Pro athlete’s salaries must be reduced. Professional athletes are paid way too much. CBS Sports reported that in 2005-06 the minimum wage for a 2 year NBA veteran was $719,373; the minimum salary of $1,138,500 for a 10 year veteran. In the 1996-1997 season, NBA’s Michael Jordan was paid $33,450,000 for the year, or just over $1.06 per second, an outrageous amount of money for a player to play the game he loves to play.
This leads to little competition. For example, Paris has a total of about to 52 total attractions; whereas Hong Kong’s total attractions are just 16. Another contributing factor to Hong Kong’s poor performance was that the local French people had absolutely no knowledge of the Disney characters or what they were. 2. Some foreseeable factors include: * Being unfamiliar with other cultures * The French’s attitude towards the American lifestyle due to EuroDisney being thought as “American imperialism--plastics at its worst” * Prohibiting alcohol consumption even though the French often drink wine with their meals * Difference in attitudes/opinions about American/European tourists/parents * How the World Fair in Sivelle and Barcelona Olympics attracted more tourists in 1992 * The European Recession in the 1980s, the Gulf War of 1991, extremely high interest rates, weakening of several currencies Some controllable factors include: * Incorrect assumptions about designs, marketing, prices * Advertising too early became really expensive * Poor management: made decisions based on their needs/wants * Again, the ban on alcohol consumption in the park *
It deprived Germany of wealth-earning areas, such as the coalfields in Silesia. As well as this the treaty also imposed harsh reparations on Germany (£6,600 billion). Germany asked for reductions however the victors, especially France were not forgiving and needed money to pay debts to the US. With no gold reserves and a failing income Germany could no longer afford to pay and declared itself bankrupt. Why was the Ruhr occupied and what were the consequences?
Jonathon Nangle Professor Pekarthy Intro to Sociology April 15, 2010 Alcoholism in America’s Colleges Alcohol is a drug that is used frequently for recreational purposes across the United States of America. Alcohol use is so common and so natural to Americans that it is not seen as harmful and we are often unaware of its long term effects and addictive qualities. Since people in the United States do not usually think about the harmful effects of alcohol, more than six percent of Americans will eventually develop a disease called Alcohol Dependency Syndrome, also known as Alcoholism (Kimmel). Alcoholism is a very serious disease that frequently begins affecting young adults while they are in college; and when people begin developing this