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Resource:  “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by t

Resource: 
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Romans 12:2 (New International Version)
So often, we are quick to judge our neighbors and others around us. Today’s society has allowed us to forget what Christ has taught us: to love thy neighbor. Romans 12:2 is a blueprint that is set forth to show us how each one of us should transform our character and renew our mind. The biblical perspective recognizes the active opposition of a personal adversary. In the business world, we diversify ourselves with others from all walks of life, not knowing that God has placed each of us together for the common good. Thinking back on your workplace, how do you engage with others from other backgrounds? Do you place judgment on others? Do you reflect your views on social media and other blogging components? Is this right?
Instructions: 
Take time to reflect on Romans 12:2. 
Consider the following question:

How does this verse impact you in matters of faith in the workplace?

Post your answer in the discussion thread in 150-200 words. 

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Review the video “10 Minutes with Geert Hofstede on Power Distance.”https://w

Review the video “10 Minutes with Geert Hofstede on Power Distance.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqAJclwfyCw
respond to two of your classmates individually (find attachments).

Consider the validity of their assertions related to high and low power distance.
Evaluate the descriptions, examples, and characterizations provided in your classmates’ posts.
Offer alternate perspectives and provide additional clarifying commentary to add to the discussion.

Each response should be at least 150 words.

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Scenario The issue of access to quality healthcare remains a challenge in the Un

Scenario
The issue of access to quality healthcare remains a challenge in the United States. Inadequate access is more pervasive in rural communities. Most efforts to improve access have not yielded the desired results. Studies suggest that rural healthcare has changed significantly within the past decade as a result of healthcare financing, the emergence of new technologies, and the clustering of health networks and services. A lack of financial resources in rural communities coupled with provider shortages continue to have negative impacts on health outcomes.
Instructions
You are a rural community health analyst. In your role, you are attempting to find an effective strategy to address the barriers to access of care for a rural community in your state. You have determined that telehealth may be a viable solution.
Research the impact of telehealth on access to healthcare in international markets.
Discuss the possible implications of telehealth on rural communities in the U.S.
Using the California-based clinic, La Clinica de la Raza, as a benchmark, evaluate the financial report of the organization and discuss the organization’s financial performance based on your findings from the report.
After a review of the financial data, create a business report in which you discuss the benefits of implementing telehealth.
 
Rubric 
– Clear and thorough discussion of possible implications of telehealth on rural communities in the U.S. Includes at least three examples or supporting details from research on international markets. 
– Includes a comprehensive evaluation of the financial report of La Clinica de la Raza and thoughtfully discusses the organization’s financial performance with at least three examples or supporting details. 
– Comprehensive business report that thoughtfully discusses the benefits of telehealth with examples or supporting details for each benefit. 

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Overview In this assignment, you will recommend a personal retirement plan for a

Overview
In this assignment, you will recommend a personal retirement plan for a client that you identify. Support your recommendation to the client by explaining how the plan meets the client’s needs and mitigates risk. In addition to the required page total, include the required appendices. Required appendices may be tables, pie charts, and/or other appropriate figures.
Scenario
This week, you continue in the role of retirement planner you took on for the Week 7 assignment. You will identify a client, create a retirement plan that meets that client’s needs, and recommend the plan to the client.
Instructions
In a 5–6 page paper, complete the following:
Identify a person, couple, or family for whom you are creating the plan. Describe the person, couple, or family (no name is required, but it can be you, someone else, or someone you imagine). Each of the following items is important because your recommendations must align to them:

Include the factors that are important to know when developing a retirement plan (age, marital status, number of dependents, health, life expectancy, and other sources of income such as social security and pensions).
Identify a desired age of retirement and retirement income (assume these were provided by the client).
Describe the client’s personal risk tolerance (assume this information was provided by the client).  

Develop a personal retirement plan that identifies required savings before retirement and planned savings and withdrawals before and after retirement. Support your explanation of this plan with the following appendices:

Annual and monthly savings before retirement (in addition to the required page total).
Annual and monthly withdrawals after retirement (in addition to the required page total).

Recommend asset allocations that mitigate risk based on client’s profile, such as age, marital status, and personal risk tolerance, and based on the riskiness of the assets. Provide the following appendix to support the original and changing allocation of asset classes:

Asset allocation over the life of the plan (in addition to the required page total).

Use 5–6 sources to support your writing. Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate. Cite each source listed on your source page at least one time within your assignment. For help with research, writing, and citation, access the library or review library guides.
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. 
The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is as follows:
Create investment recommendations based on research that includes the rationale and risk mitigation for the chosen strategies. 

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  Week 3 – Overview & Learning Objectives Week 3 – Overview & Learning Objective

 
Week 3 – Overview & Learning Objectives
Week 3 – Overview & Learning ObjectivesAttached Files:
 Chapter 3-The External Assessment.pptx Chapter 3-The External Assessment.pptx – Alternative Formats (1.082 MB)
 Chapter 4-The Internal Assessment.pptx Chapter 4-The Internal Assessment.pptx – Alternative Formats (939.806 KB)
Assigned Readings:Chapter 3. The External AssessmentChapter 4. The Internal AssessmentOverview:The external assessment uses an external audit that identifies and evaluates trends and events beyond the firm’s control. The focus is on the five external forces that shape the business environment (a) economic, (b) social, (c) political, (d) technological, and (e) competitive. The internal assessment examines how the company performs in all areas such as marketing, finance/accounting, overall management, IT, and production and operations.Chapter 3 The External AssessmentLearning Objectives:
Describe the nature and purpose of an external assessment in formulating strategies.
Identify and discuss 10 external forces that must be examined in formulating strategies: economic, social, cultural, demographic, environmental, political, governmental, legal, technological, and competitive.
Explain Porter’s Five Forces Model and its relevance in formulating strategies.
Describe key sources of information used for locating vital external information.
Discuss forecasting tools and techniques.
Explain how to develop and use an External Factor Evaluation (E F E) Matrix.
Explain how to develop and use a Competitive Profile Matrix.
Chapter 4 The Internal Assessment  Learning Objectives:
Describe the nature and role of an internal assessment in formulating strategies.
Discuss why organizational culture is so important in formulating strategies.
Identify the basic functions (activities) that make up management and their relevance in formulating strategies.
Identify the basic functions of marketing and their relevance in formulating strategies.
Discuss the nature and role of finance and accounting in formulating strategies.
Discuss the nature and role of production/operations in formulating strategies.
Discuss the nature and role of research and development (R&D) in formulating strategies.
Discuss the nature and role of management information systems (MIS) in formulating strategies.
Explain value chain analysis and its relevance in formulating strategies.
Develop and use an Internal Factor Evaluation (IFE) Matrix.
 
Discussion Forum Week 3
Discussion Forum Week 3Go to Chapter 3  and do Exercise 3B “Develop a Competitive Profile Matrix” for Coca-Cola.  Develop an analysis of  Coca-Cola utilizing this matrix in two to three pages.  Then go to the end of Chapter 4 and do Exercise 4A “Perform a Financial Ratio Analysis for Coca-Cola” Step 1.  After developing an analysis of  Coca-Cola (two to three pages) and after completing the financial ratio analysis (one page minimum), submit them in the Discussion Forum for this week.  Reply to at least two other students (200- word minimum each) and, as a class, refine the Competitive Profile Matrix analysis and the financial ratio analysis so that they are acceptable for Coca-Co 

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This assignment consists of two parts.  Part 1) For each of the quantitative res

This assignment consists of two parts. 
Part 1) For each of the quantitative research objectives listed below:
Identify variables to be measured.
Develop a minimum of four (4) sample questions to be included in the questionnaire.
Identify how each question will be scored.
Identify the level of measurement for each question.
Recommend a method of survey administration to be used.
Quantitative Research Objectives
To determine if advertising during the Super Bowl is effective in increasing consumers’ product awareness.  Use a product of your choosing.  State the name of the product that was advertised.  
To determine patient satisfaction of patients who are admitted to a hospital during the past 6 months.
To determine if there is a relationship between the decision to pursue a career in law enforcement and gender.
To determine IT professional’s perceptions of the best preparation for an IT career.
Part 2)
Explain the method of survey administration you would use if a survey was conducted in your intended research.

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Please respond to the following: Determine the key reasons why a multinational

Please respond to the following:
Determine the key reasons why a multinational corporation might decide to borrow in a country such as Brazil, where interest rates are high, rather than in a country like Switzerland, where interest rates are low. Provide support for your rationale.
Be sure to respond to at least one of your classmates’ posts.
From professor:
Many of us are risk adverse as we have discussed in previous chapters. Since we are risk adverse, do we carry this over into business transactions? Multinational corporations are in business to make money. That being said they want the biggest bang for their buck. When looking at getting the biggest bang for the buck one would instantly say lower interest rates are better. However, multinational corporations have many factors to consider such as inflation, purchasing power parity, interest rates, and other qualifications. It would make more sense to borrow at higher interest rates from Brazil because when it is time to pay it back, the Purchase Power Parity for its currency is low.  It would also make more sense to borrow from Brazil because if the U.S. is going to do business with them as far importing the risk of loss due to exchange rates may decrease. The most important reason to borrow from Brazil than Switzerland would be the fact that Brazil has less terms and conditions. Brazil is trying to build the economy more and by having higher interest rates they can get their money back faster. Switzerland does not need the money. So, they have lower rates to attract borrows but they do not have flexible terms or conditions. It is like the example of taxes in the textbook where Yogi Berri was asked how he wanted his pizza sliced. He responded that he wanted six because he is not hungry enough for eight (Higgins, Koski, & Mitton, 2019). No matter how many slices you make the pizza is still the same size. How can you apply this to getting loans from different loan institutions?
Reference:       Higgins, R. C., Koski, J. L., & Mitton, T. (2019). Analysis for financial management (12thFinancial Management (12th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education. 

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Download the SWOT analysis template. Complete a SWOT analysis on yourself. 

Download the SWOT analysis template.
Complete a SWOT analysis on yourself. 
What do you see as the principle opportunities in a career in international business?
What do you see as your principal strengths that will allow you to take advantage of these opportunities?
Identify one or two skills that you feel you will need that you don’t already possess? What could you do over the next one or two years to develop those skills?

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 Week 9 DiscussionCOLLAPSE Going Public Locate a recent story from The Wall Stre

 Week 9 DiscussionCOLLAPSE
Going Public
Locate a recent story from The Wall Street Journal or other reputable news source about a company that has gone public through an Initial Public Offering (IPO) within the last year and review their S-1 filing. To locate this, search on EDGAR Company Filings or the investor relations section of their website.  To avoid repetition, please find an IPO that other students have not discussed.
How did the company arrive at the valuation for the IPO? Consider the various valuation methods covered in Week 4, supply and demand based on hype, and peer comparables.
What was said publicly by the CEO/CFO and/or the bank that took the company public to support the initial stock price?
Was the IPO price justified? How has the price changed since the IPO? Be sure to consider overall market and segment performance to support your position.
Post your initial response by Wednesday, midnight of your time zone, and reply to at least 2 of your classmates’ initial posts by Sunday, midnight of your time zone.​
1st person to respond to is 
Ismail
 
 Hi Professor JP and Fellow Leaders, 
My source this week is https://www.wsj.com/articles/poshmark-shares-make-public-market-debut-at-97-50-11610644004, and here are my answers to the three questions:
How Did the Company Arrive at The Valuation for the IPO? Consider The Various Valuation Methods Covered in Week 4, Supply and Demand Based on Hype, And Peer Comparable.
Poshmark is a well-known retailer of feminine apparel and accessories. Initial Public Offering (IPO) pricing data reported by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) put the company’s worth at over $3 billion at a price of $42 per share. Several elements contributed to the company’s skyrocketing worth. Market demands among community members were prioritized by the firm first; many Poshmark customers buy things to help them get to the top of social and professional circles. Second, the company deliberated the timing of its IPO in light of the fact that it had stopped buying business gowns and instead started stocking up on tie-dye and sweatpants. It was a gamble, but the firm won new clients and became more dominant in the fashion sector (Balasubramanian, 1).
What Was Said Publicly by the CEO/CFO and/or the Bank That Took the Company Public to Support the Initial Stock Price?
Poshmark CEO Manish Chandra said the firm is well-positioned for expansion thanks to the market demand for its products. During his speech, he made the assertion mentioned above, arguing that the market swung in its favor when it began catering to consumers’ desires for more casual clothing and less reliance on stuffy suits. (“…when the need for buying work clothing… decreased, the marketplace… changed in that direction,”). This desire prompted Poshmark to set its IPO pricing (Gad, 2).
Was the IPO Price Justified? How Has the Price Changed Since the IPO? Be Sure to Consider Overall Market and Segment Performance to Support Your Position.
It is necessary to realize that the IPO price was justified for various reasons. Before the IPO pricing, the market for previously owned commodities like sweatpants and tie-dye saw a significant increase in demand. In addition, the firm benefited from a concentration on social commerce (Staff Writers, 3) since this allowed it to facilitate fruitful communications between customers and merchants through a built-in chat feature. The business could attract new consumers and increase its revenue by encouraging communication. With a net value of less than $1 billion, Poshmark has seen its stock price fall sharply since its IPO. Due to the dramatic increase in market demand, many potential investors are also unwilling to put their money into the company’s operations.
Respectfully, 
Ismail

Ref: 
1- Kesavan Balasubramanian. 2022. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a company going public. Investopedia. 
2- Sham Gad. 2021. How an initial public offering (IPO) is priced. Investopedia. 
3- Staff Writers. 2018. Spotlight on: alternatives to the public market. IR magazine.
2nd person to respond to 
 Quentin 
 Hello JP and fellow IPO analysts,
Today I am looking at a recent IPO from the Chinese distributor company Gigatech. The article implies the market has been in a drought of IPOs for a while, particularly from China. There is no S-1 as their current auditor is Chinese. That being said, given the above things, there is a general hype around an IPO (Bragg 2).    
The CEO has mentioned that they are determined to stay in the US public market, even with the crackdown from both sides on Chinese companies doing so. Despite being based in China, Gigatechs profits are entirely outside the company. The CFO even went as far as to say that they are willing to change auditors if that will allow Gigatech to stay in the market past their current three-year limit. They seem keen to take advantage of the drought and reassure potential buyers that their stock will not just disappear. 
And that has been rewarded. Gigatech initial offering was $15.69, which skyrocketed on the day to as high as $48. The stock has cooled since then, but even now is sitting at $17. 
References: 
Yang, J. (2022). China’s GigaCloud Goes Public in U.S., Bucking Delisting Trend. Retrieved 30 August 2022, from https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-gigacloud-goes-public-in-u-s-bucking-delisting-trend-11660841284?page=1
Bragg, S. The CFO guidebook (4th ed.).

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 Assignment 3: Forecasting Due Week 9, Sunday (18% of final grade) In the first

 Assignment 3: Forecasting Due Week 9, Sunday (18% of final grade) In the first two assignments, you looked at: (1) how NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) and Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) are positioned to take advantage of opportunities and manage risks, and (2) how well each is currently managing their performance. As part of this analysis, you identified potential areas for improvement and considered whether a merger or acquisition could strengthen their financial performance. Based on your insights and recommendations, Buffett is now asking for an assessment of what the future holds for these businesses. In order to deliver this, you must be able to accurately forecast cash flows (the money that comes in and the money that goes out). Like any predictions about the future, these forecasts require the collection and analysis of reliable data, including leading indicators in the broader economy as well as the market forces that impact competitive dynamics. This analysis will enable you to make smarter decisions about how to plan for the future in order to maximize returns, minimize risks, and beat the competition. Instructions For this assignment, you will continue to use the published data from the most recent annual reports you have been studying, as well as analyst reports and other resources available on the Internet. A. Complete the Assignment 3 Worksheet to assemble and assess your forecasts of working capital. The guidance for this is found on pages 137-169 of The CFO Guidebook. B. Summarize your Analysis and Recommendations by addressing the following questions: i. Which metrics/trends are most critical for forecasting future performance and for budgeting? To answer this, you must include an analysis of both past trend performance AND the applicability and reliability of key forecast indicators. In your response, consider: a. Which company has the stronger income statement? Explain. b. Which company has the stronger cash flows? Explain. c. Which company has the stronger operating performance? Explain. ii. Why are the metrics/trends in the data sets above so critical? How reliable are they as predictors of future performance? iii. Based on the data you have analyzed, which metrics would you focus on to improve the performance of the weaker company against the stronger one? Why? a. How would you do this? What specific financial tools would you apply? Why? b. What would “realistic” improvement look like? c. How would you measure success?