Dreams Into Reality

I feel like the information that the speaker gave out on Friday was helpful. I liked how the speach was relevant; it didn’t have the usual things that you ‘should’ say, instead he chose to be honest and talk about reality. I would say the main message he was trying to portray was the importance of networking. As his power point slides progressed through the series of jobs and events that had taken place in his life to get him where he is today, in each transition he would say something like ‘again, I talked to as many people as I could, got their opinions, and really did my homework’. Networking has always been in the back of my mind; this speach brought it closer to the front.

Another thing I liked about the speaker was his recollection of past uncertainty. I can identify with that, beings as I am graduating in May and am still not sure exactly what I would like to do. I also like how he said he knew he wanted to learn. I have known for a while I like learning new things in each different job, but this speaker helped me realize that learning is actually something to search for while looking for my first job after college.

Overall, I would say he did a great job.

The Constant Gardner

The movie is based on the drug dypraxa, and how the main characters wife’s involvement in getting to the bottom of things got her murdered. In one scene, the husband is scene with two policeman. They are asking him for a bribe in order for him to be released. In another, about halfway through, three old white men are playing golf. One of the white men seems to be involved in the selling of the drug, perhaps a high ranking CEO in the Three Bee’s drug company. He is propositioning another golfer, a spy owning a conveince store profiting the drugs sale, as far as I could tell. He is basically threatening to have him shipped out of the country for as a little as a bribe to another party. Again, this was as much as I could understand.

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

The female mercenary was the one sending the message in this scene. She was making sure that the other two she knew who stole the sword, and who killed the officer. She implied she knew that the other two women had something and they would be punished. The older woman responded in such a way that it seemed she understood the mercenary’s message, and was mot afraid of her at all.

Should MNCs protect shareholder value by restricting the placement of female employees in certain foreign countries?

Yes, I believe that restrictions on placing females in some foreign countries should most certainly be allowed. That being said, I feel that the restrictions do not need to be present, it should more or less be common sense. Irregardless of personal opinion or the standing of our nation in the issue of sexism, who is to say this is correct? What makes our view the right one? No, I am not sexist. Women are equally capable of conducting business as men. However, consider this example. In India they worship what we eat daily; our McDonald’s would be an abomination to them. Mcdonald’s knew this, so they opened restaurants not offering beef products. It is nothing against the quality of beef, it is due merely to that particular group of people’s belief towards beef. That being said, the same goes for females. Allowing females to hold positions in the foreign countries that view women as inferior would hinder business greatly. This does not mean you agree with their beliefs, merely that you understand cultural differences and grasp the need to adapt. It does not reflect on the quality or ability of a female to conduct business, it simply coheres with the ways of another country. If an Indian comes to America to conduct a business deal you do not take them to a steakhouse for lunch, and if you are pitching a merger in Saudi Arabia you do not send a female executive.

There is a time and place for trying to change an entire culture’s viewpoint on sexism; that place is not a business meeting.

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