The Negotiation of the COP21 Paris Climate Agreement
This study reviews the strong rationale and the intricate processes underlying the negotiation of the COP21 Paris Climate Agreement.
Business Ethics and Financial Derivatives
This assignment examines the ethical issues raised by the loosely regulated sale of financial derivatives prior to the 2008 financial crisis. Some financial experts contend that subsequently enacted US and EU legislation may still be inadequate.
Starbucks - A Brand Analysis
This paper's brand analysis on Starbucks in July 2013 concluded that the Starbucks' brand was uniquely positioned in the coffee-house business. It added that the brand's strong personality faced no immediate direct threat from any of its leading competitors.
The Syrian Crisis - An Overview (Mar 11 - Oct 15)
Written in October 2015, this study surveys the lead-up to the Syrian Crisis and evaluates the various theories used to explain this serious conflict.
What Transformed Cultural Islam into Militaristic Islam?
When writers refer to Islamic Caliphates, they often fail to distinguish between the enlightened and tolerant Arab cultural Caliphates of the 8th & 10th centuries and 'Suleiman the Magnificent''s brutal and militaristic Ottoman Caliphate of the 16th century.
IT Startup Financial Report
This report outlines three possible financial circumstances which are likely to occur over the start-up of a IT based company given current market conditions. Each circumstance; stable growth, low or under-expected demand, and minimised initial expenses, provide effective financial management strategies to ensure scalable growth and satisfactory return on investment over a projected three year period.
Creative Application Documentation: Can You Recycle Me
This documents provides design specifications, methodology & development notes, user & technical manuals and an evaluation for a creative application prototype, aimed at educating the user on appropriate recycling practices. The developed game: ‘CanYouRecycle.Me’, challenges the user to sort randomly generated items into the appropriate recycling bin within a limited timeframe, and provides the user with a score based on performance statistics. Reasoning is provided as to why items are recycled in certain ways, thus extending the educational aspects beyond simply informing the user on what goes where, by providing supporting information which justifies and explains the correct answer.
Achieving the correct cash-flow balance
“To be successful, a company should have a portfolio of products with different growth rates and different market shares. The portfolio composition is a function of the balance between cash flows. High growth products require cash inputs to grow. Low growth products should generate excess cash. Both kinds are needed simultaneously.”
Europe's Oldest Civilization: Malta's Temple Builders
Seven thousand years ago, a mystical people appeared in Malta. Within 1400 years, this society started producing there, using Stone Age tools, the earliest and most wondrously constructed, free-standing megalithic architecture in the world. What is astonishing is that their surviving World Heritage sites predate the better known Giza Pyramids and Stonehenge by 1000 and 1500 years respectively!