HUMN 100 University of Maryland Forbidden Love Development of Topic Project

### * Part 1 has already been completed and is attached for a reference for part 2 * * Part 1 Instructions are  attached as a word document to provide additional clarity *  ### **Part 2: Development of your Topic.**   This part of the final project is a summary of your ongoing work on the final paper; it should include an introductory paragraph and three supporting paragraphs, one covering each selected work. In an introduction, develop a hook to draw the reader into your work. Then, identify the theme you chose in Part 1, express how it is significant to the humanities and preview how appears in three different works. Then develop a paragraph for each piece — each from a different Humanities discipline (visual art, music, dance, poetry, prose, theater, film, opera) — outlining how the piece expresses the theme and providing one specific supporting example from the piece. For instance, you could choose a poem, a painting and a scene from a film, all of which express and represent the theme of brotherly love. Or, to be even more specific, you may choose to examine the theme of artificial intelligence by analyzing the play “R.U.R.” by Karel Capek, Stanley Kubrick’s film “2001: A Space Odyssey,” and the painting “The City Rises” by Boccioni. Or, you could delve into the theme of light & dark with the ballet “Swan Lake,” C.S. Lewis’s novel “The Last Battle,” and Caravaggio’s painting “Judith Beheading Holofernes.” Write an introduction in which you: * employ a hook to draw the reader in * introduce the theme and its relation to the humanities * support the worth of studying the theme * preview the 3 expressions. Write three supporting paragraphs — one paragraph (4-7 sentences) about each of your selections in which you: * Identify reliable and appropriate representations (published and established works of critical acclaim, an image from the gallery in which the original work is housed, recording of a play, video, etc.) of the theme.   **Avoid self-published pieces.** In order to research effectively for Part 3, you will need a published piece with published criticism/research. * Explain how each selection expresses the theme and provide one specific example from the piece to support.  

Cuyamaca College Week 11 Racial Inequality Status Opportunities Discussion

## _** **_ ### ** ** #### **Directions:** * Think back to the three possible research topics you considered last week and select one you would like to proceed with.  * Narrow the focus of your research paper to a **single social issue and argument about it.** (Remember that simply writing about health care isn’t viable because we can write books and books about that topic. We want to narrow it down to something we can argue about in this paper, so what do we want to say about the topic/what small part of the topic do we want to focus on). * Think about your topic, problem, purpose statement, and research questions that will guide your research process * Use bullet points to fill in the following information: * **Topic:** * **Problem:** * **Purpose Statement:** * **Research Questions:** you should have 1-2research questions per section in the paper–remember, you’ll need to examine the root cause/origin, historical moments over time, reasons to support your stance, and solutions * **Preliminary Thesis Statement:** this will include your topic and your stance (opinion) on your social issue. The thesis will likely evolve as you move through the process, but it’s good to have a starting point.  #### Here is an example of what I’m looking for: * **Topic:** Anti-Blackness (quite large so I will be narrowing it down in my thesis) * **Problem:** Anti-blackness sentiments have largely evident in the American education system and have permeated African-Americans’ educational experiences. * **Purpose Statement:** The purpose of the paper is to uncover the historical roots of systemic racism in education in order to present readers with the root cause of anti-blackness in schools in order to uncover solutions to move toward racial equity in education. * **Research Questions:** * When did anti-blackness originate? (this addresses the origin/root cause section) * What led to anti-blackness as we know it today? (this addresses the historical moments over time section) * What are the consequences of anti-blackness? (this addresses the argument section) * What are possible solutions that will move this country toward racial equity? (this addresses the solution section) * **Preliminary Thesis Statement:** Anti-blackness and white supremacy have created racial disparities our educational systems, which has negatively impacted African Americans’ experiences and resulted in resounding trauma. We must examine history in order to being repairing these inequities.. ** ** ### ** **   ### ** **

ACCT 220 University of Maryland SEC 10K Boeing Financial Report PPT

I’m working on a accounting presentation and need a sample draft to help me learn. ### Part 1 of the assignment is attached to assist with the completion of the powerpoint ### Overview 1. You are also required to prepare a brief PowerPoint file of no more than 10 slides (do not exceed) for the SEC-10K Report. 2. Make sure you include a reference list in APA format. ### PowerPoint Requirements 1. Post your PowerPoint file in the discussion area to Peer Review of SEC 10K Project: Post Your Draft (REQUIRED posting) . 2. You are required to post comments on the work of at least one other student who does not yet have comments so everyone has at least one set of comments. 3. Do not wait until the last day to post your PowerPoint file so everyone has a chance to review the files! 4. After you read the comments you may wish to make changes to your PowerPoint file.

Does Tech Liberate or Enslave Argumentative Essay

I’m working on a english writing question and need a reference to help me understand better. We can all agree that tech in general terms is______________________-(your exp of how it has evolved to help all of us since you were born–or further…just write… (internet) a. According to the dictionary, it is important to note (look up the definition). b.Knowledge of purposes…global purpose… Clearly, as a civilization we wouldn’t have______________________________(determine how tech has allowed our species, your culture, generation Z to thrive taking into account the definition). BACKGROUND: Look at your phone and consider the cool inventions that we have created in order to be here today…( all having to deal with communication to give a hint)…10 min. Google…Search Engine…Yahoo… To be clear, I am not suggesting that technology is _(the awesome stuff at top)________(your position on the thesis, clarify thing) Rather, within the scope of the paper, technology is defined by (what all the readings have in common). There is the classic example of __what you just talked about in groups)_____________(the way you defined it)Thus, it’s important to note__________________(the differences from tech back then and tech now)Clearly, given the technological trend, one must be aware of___________________________-( a hint of your body paragraphs)

HIM 650 Grand Canyon University R Programming Health Care Industry Paper

**Introduction R Programming** Review the “Introduction to R Programming with DataCamp” video and the other study materials. Answer the R programming question related to the video and study materials (750 words minimum). * Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of R programming language in the health care industry. * Discuss applications of R for data analysis and visualization. * Discuss three R statements used for decision making. Include three corresponding example statements. * Describe two data visualization options in R programming language. Provide an example of a health care data application for each of the visualization options selected (for example, histogram). * What is the purpose of the Microsoft Visual Studio? List the commands used to create a new R project in Visual Studio. What is your impression of the ease of use for this tool Learners may gain additional practice in R by viewing the Microsoft Visual Studio website. There you will be able to practice using the Microsoft Visual Studio by using the interactive tool that allows you to create a new R project   View “Introduction to R Programming With DataCamp,” by General Assembly (2015), located on the YouTube website. URL: Read “Pros and Cons of R Programming Language – Unveil the Essential Aspects!” by the DataFlair Team (2019), located on the DataFlair website. URL: View “Health Care Analytics: Patient’s Visit Cycle Time (Using R),” by Social Research Insights (2018) , located on the YouTube website URL: Read “The Data Scientist’s Toolkit: R Programming Language,” by Campise (2020), located on the Discover Data Science website. URL: Read “Using R for Healthcare Data Analysis,” from the Data Science Blog (2020), located on the website. URL Read Chapter 3, Lesson 1, “Data Structures in R Programming,” from the _Computer Science 114: Programming in R_ online course, by Kypridemos (2018), located on the website. URL: Read “Why Clinical Laboratorians Should Embrace the R Programming Language,” by Haymond and Master, from _Clinical Laboratory News_ (2020), located on the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) website. URL: laboratorians-should-embrace-the-r-programming-language Read “Control Flow Statements in R – Decision Making and Loops,” by Naveen (2020), located from the IntelliPaat website.  URL: loops/#Decision-Making  View “R Tools for Visual Studio 2017,” by Microsoft Visual Studio (2016), located on the YouTube website. URL: The free Microsoft Visual Studio website, “Get Started With R Tools for Visual Studio,” can be used by learners to learn about and practice R programming. Optional Practice: For additional practice, learners have the option to use the website tutorial to begin a new R project. To do this, first you must install R by clicking on Quickstart/Installation from the left side menu. Next, on the left side menu, click on Tutorials/Getting started with R URL: with-r?view=vs-2017 For additional information, the following is recommended: If you choose to continue further studies in R programming, you can access free coursework through the Data Science: Foundations Using R page of the Coursera website. You have the option to earn a certificate upon course completion and add the certificate to your resume. URL:

University of the Cumberlands Data Analytics New Product Effectiveness Case Study

  Your  firm just launched a new product and has solicited a large number of  potential customers to rate its effectiveness between 0 and 100. You are  particularly interested in how an individual’s rating of the new  depends on his/her age. To estimate this effect, you divide the  potential customers into age groups: under 25, 26 – 40, 41 – 55, and  over 55. You then assume the following data-generating process:       Ratingi = ? + _?1_ Age25 _i_ + _?2_ Age2640 _i_ + _?3_ Age4155 _i_ + _?4_ Age55 _i_ + _Ui_       Here, each Age variable is a dichotomous variable that equals 1 if individual _i_ belong to that age group and 0 otherwise.     1. Create the dichotomous variables: Age25, Age22640, Age4155, Age55. 2. Why are you unable to estimate the effect of each age group as listed? 3. Estimate and interpret the effect of changing age groups on the Rating.   **Question 2:**       You’ve  decided to expand your analysis from Problem 1, and he would like to  learn how potential customers ratings depend on both age and income. To  perform this analysis, you decided to treat both Age and Income as  continuous, rather than categorical variables. Consequently, you assume  the following data-generating process:       Ratingi = ? + _?1_ Age _i_ + _?2_ Income _i_ + _Ui  _     1. Regress Rating on Age and Income, and comment on the significance of each independent variable. 2. Provide evidence that there is imperfect multicollinearity in your regression results and discuss the consequences. 3. How might you remedy the imperfect multicollinearity that exists in this dataset?   **Question 3:**       Your  firm is attempting to determine the effect of sensitivity training on  employee behavior. To do so, it has collected data for each employee on  the number of times he/she has been reprimanded for insensitive behavior  in the past year (Reprimands _i_ ) and whether that employee receives sensitivity training the prior year (Training _i_ ). When regressing Reprimands on Training, the estimated effective training is an average reduction in Reprimands of 0.21.   undefined 1. Argue why Training is likely endogenous in this regression. 2. What is the likely sign of the bias in your estimated effect of Training on Reprimands?

Accounting Principles Strategic Management Discussion Replies

I’m working on a business Discussion and need support to help me learn. One: Sustainability, ethics, and social responsibility are all terms used within business to describe a company’s way of life. By this, it means the way the organization is operating to foster protection of the environment, care for the people working within and outside of the organization, along with the overall fairness of the company. These terms are all issues that can be interrelated with one another that could have an influence on the strategic management of the company. This is important because there are sustainability issues that can cross hairs with ethical ramifications of their actions (David, David, & David, 2019). Even though the focus is on the sustainability of the Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo, it is vital to keep in mind that each decision and/or action that is made is going to involve more than just sustainability with aspects of business ethics and social responsibility being intertwined when executing their decisions. Coca-Cola and Pepsi are both companies, along with many other companies, that provide a sustainability report that dive into how they are helping to lessen their harm against and increasing efforts, with protecting the environment and all of those who inhabit the earth. After a quick glance at the two companies, it became clear that both companies focus on similar issues. A major issue that both companies acknowledged is the need for improved water conditions and how the water is being used, lessening the carbon footprint with their products, people, climate solutions, and agriculture. One aspect that is different between the two is Coca-Cola has a focus on product quality and safety (The Coca-Cola Company, 2021), while Pepsi had a focus on their packaging (PepsiCo, 2021). Otherwise, at first glance, it seems that both of these companies have similar interests in regards to the sustainability, but each are engaging in their own activities and decision making to be considerably sustainable during their operations. As mentioned, water is a clear aspect that is being given special attention to. A large reason that both of these companies would want to give care for the water supply and make it a sustainable resource is that water is a main ingredient for most of their products. Without clean, healthy water, it could potentially be that neither of the companies can create their products. Coca- Cola is doing this by enacting an initiative that they call their 2030 water security strategy that not only allows them to improve water availability for the company, but for those in areas that may have water scarcity and/or water pollution. The company is doing this by replenishing the watersheds and efficiency in their operations to reduce water waste (The Coca-Cola Company, 2021). PepsiCo is similarly working to do the same as Coke, but they are making it more community focused. By this, they are working with organizations, like WaterAid, to help increase access for community members and purification processes (PepsiCo, 2021). To help reduce the carbon footprint and the impact on the climate, environment, and overall health of the people, Coke and Pepsi are changing their packaging to become more recyclable or produced with a lesser amount of plastic. Coca-Cola is working towards making their packaging 100% recyclable to allow for less waste making it into landfills or the environment (The Coca- Cola Company, 2021). Pepsi is doing something like this, except that have not been making strides to be 100% recyclable, but have worked to reduced the amount of plastic that is within each product (PepsiCo, 2021). In turn, just these two actions alone could make a huge impact for the environment, climate, and overall health of the people. This is a start that these companies have begun to make in their efforts to become sustainable. The ultimate goal would be to become completely sustainable to where there are no impacts against the environment. Another way that these companies are making efforts to better things is through the use of renewable energy. By lowering the amount of emissions that are released into the air, it will improve the air quality, thus help people and animals alike. It has been mentioned that by reducing emissions into the air, it will help prevent thousands, if not millions, of premature deaths (Avakian, n.d.). While exploring the sustainability of these two companies, there were the two components that were different focuses for each company. Coca-Cola has a focus on quality and safety while Pepsi is focusing on their packaging. Quality and safety can mean something different from one another, but Coke is focused on the angle of keeping a high quality product that incites emotions from the consumer, but also ensuring that food safety and employee safety. It is important to the company that, although they are focused on creating high quality products, they recognize the importance of keeping those who help produce these products are protected. An aim they have is to promote a culture that is caring, safe, and implementing ways of identifying hazards with how they are going to reduce risks. Coca-Cola also takes it a step further to ensure that they way they operate are in accordance with global and local standards and practices, all the while Coke develops their own standards (The Coca-Cola Company, 2021). Pepsi on the other hand has put emphasis on their packaging. The goal they have in mind is in line with reducing the amount of waste that ends up in the environment. They mentioned that only 14% of what is used is effectively recycled. They have made a claim that they are reinventing the packaging they use by incorporating partners, their industry peers, and other non-profit organizations to provide an assist in the reinvention of their packaging. Not only are they doing this within the plastic value chain, they are also utilizing education to empower the consumer to engage in better treatment of the waste (PepsiCo, 2021). By looking at these differences, it shows that these are weaknesses the companies have and are wanting to engage in decisions and actions that will help rectify said weaknesses within their company. When attempting to place a grade on each of these components for both companies, it is difficult to say where each aspect stands. An overall grade that I would provide Coca-Cola Company with an A grade and PepsiCo with a B+. After examining each company’s sustainability, there is a part that Coke has over Pepsi. What comes to mind is the way they are handling their packaging and how they are working to change their impact with the amount of plastic utilized. Coca-Cola is working to change their packaging to make it more recyclable, and Pepsi only made mention that they are working to change their packaging, but not how they would do so. By making their products with 100% recyclable, there is better chance that the waste will get properly recycled. Whereas if the packaging is changed, it may help reduce the waste and be recycled properly, but that can be subjective, depending on the angle it is being looked at. With an overall thought about each company, they both seem to be doing great work with lessening their impact and providing alternatives to the way they are conducting business. Regardless of who is potentially doing better than the other, it does not seem that these are negative actions because it is all for a common goal; to help the world. References: Avakian, M. (n.d.). Reducing greenhouse gas emissions can improve air quality and save lives. Retrieved April 16, 2021, from David, F., David, M. E., & David, F. (2019). _Strategic management : a competitive advantage approach, concepts and cases_ (17th ed.). Upper Saddle River: Pearson. PepsiCo. (2021). Sustainability overview. Retrieved April 16, 2021, from The Coca-Cola Company. (2021). Sustainable business: The coca-cola company. Retrieved April 16, 2021, from business Two: The Coca-Cola sustainability report for 2020 list numerous accomplishments to their sustainability efforts during the past year and the global pandemic. The main areas that stand out when compares to the past year though are agriculture, water, packaging, product ingredients, climate, and people. The reason why these aspects stand out while comparing them to this past year is current state of people globally are becoming more socially conscious to elements that have been overlooked for years. This sustainability report discusses these elements that consumers are becoming to be more aware of in today technological age. The first aspect that Coca-Cola report is a strong comes from them highlighting their water initiative accomplishments with the biggest being their return of water replenishment by 100% five years ahead of schedule (Coca-Cola Company, 2021). This element earns them a grade of A under Sustainability for their strong detailed oriented strategic approach. The goal of reducing their pollution imprint is stated clearly, educating in their approach, and shows initiatives with highlighting their success ahead of schedule. Another important aspect from their approach comes down to the Business Ethics. Coca-Cola focus on sustainable agricultural because it understands the impact of overconsumption, water replenishment, and pollution will affect their future operations (Jones & Comfort, 2018). This is an aspect that shows that a company can take a proactive view on sustainability while stating their financial gains that can come from this investment. Numerous times when companies announce these initiatives, we doubt them and question why they are announcing it to the world. This reasoning of their transparency on their initiatives earns them a grade of A. The last aspect of their Social Responsibility earns them a grade of A because of the fact that they not only show their detailed plans but update their consumers on the project phase at this time.  Weighing the overall averages of their three A’s earn Coca-Cola Sustain Ability Report an A rating overall.  The Pepsi Co. is the obvious only competitor to Coca-Cola as their sustainability report is similar in initiative. The six main aspects though that stand out are their water, agricultural, packaging, product ingredients, climate, and people. However, the difference comes to the length and detail of the report being just 8 pages in length. This aspect does not show that they are negative in their sustainability report by any means, but it shows they take a more direct approach. The first aspect of this comes to their Business Ethics  with the fact that Pepsi simply listed their accomplishments, and no further explanation to expand upon their successes. Coca-Cola on the other hand listed detail explanation on planning for the future and was transparent. This is why Pepsi Co will receive a B in regard to their Business Ethics in the fact that they are just not as detailed and forthcoming with information. Second, when comparing them against Coca-Cola in Social Responsibility their past year of marketing has been lack luster in this area. The reason being is that marketing plays a large role in Social Responsibility because in today’s technological age consumers expect companies to respond to important social topics of the day. Coca-Cola has a strong image in this regard to taking a stand for social justices. Lastly,  in regard to their Sustainability again they are just not as competitive in regard to Coca-Cola, However, in this regard it earns them a C rating. The reason for this lower grade comes from the fact that they do not do a good job at instill their goals for future initiatives. One aspect of sustainability is the striving for continued sustainability especially with investors looking at that with more eagerness than the current trading price of a company. Overall Coca-Cola Sustainability report earns them an A ranking, and Pepsi Co B. The reason being comes from Coca-Cola strategic approach to the assimilation of their sustainability initiative References:  Coca-Cola Company Business & Sustainability Report. (2019.). The Coca-Cola Company: Refresh the World. Make a Difference. https://www.coca- sustainability-report-2019.pdf David, F., David, M. E., & David, F. (2019). _Strategic management : a competitive advantage approach, concepts and cases_ (17th ed.). Upper Saddle River: Pearson. Jones, P., & Comfort, D. (2018). THE COCA COLA BRAND AND SUSTAINABILITY. _Advance in Agriculture and Biology,_ _4_ (3). doi:10.15192/pscp.aab.2015.4.3.106113 PepsiCo Sustainability Report. (2019). PepsiCo  Home. _ report/2019-csr/2019_sustainability_report_summary.pdf_ Simmons, N. (2017, November 15). The climate Change concern for PepsiCo. Retrieved April 16, 2021, from rctom/submission/…

MGT 441OL01 Saint Leo University Constant Growth Valuation Model Discussion

**Post responses to part 1 and part 2, the responses must be 50-100 words. Use only one reference that is a United States website only.** **Part 1** I agree the net present value, NPV, could be used to project the future return on a project or investment.  However, using the constant growth valuation model, which includes the NPV, would be a better way to judge of an investment was a good purchase.  This model provides a bit more detailed insight to the investment and can be used in conjunction with the beta coefficient as a better evaluation of the risk, giving you both what the return would look like and the risk the return projected would actually happen. With an investment you could use the beta coefficient in conjunction with the NPV to determine if the risk of the investment plus what you believe with be the projected value would give you better insight to the investment risk.  If the beta shows a lot of movement in the market return, your projected future value may need to be evaluated further to see if the investment is worth the risk. **Part 2** Yes, I agree that net present value “NPV” is a good method as a means of determining the value of a given project/investment. NPV looks at the profitability of a given investment on the basis that a dollar in the future is not worth the same as a dollar today. When you use NPV you can determine how much you will make on a project or an investment in the future which helps you decide today on what to do. Standard deviation is used in making an investment decision to measure the amount of historic volatility associated with an investment relative to its annual rate of return. Beta measures the amount of systematic risk an individual security or an industrial sector has relative to the whole stock market. Both of these are great ways to evaluate the risk, I would want to use Beta to calculate the risk if I were going to invest money because I want to know how the firm has done overtime and is doing compared to other similar firms and then make a decision base off of that information. **Part 3 and Part 4 must be 200-300 word responses. Also only use websites that are based in the United States as a source. And the other source must be from the book which is in the attachment.** **Part 3** An impasse is just what it sounds like a grievance that two parties can’t agree on or get past and need help getting through (Fossum, 2015, p. 617). Then they have to decide on where to go from there.  They can agree on mediation who is someone that is neutral who will come in and see if they can help come up with a solution to help you see both sides and come to an understanding, however, the solution is not binding (Fossum, 2015, p. 619). Or they could decide to go with arbitration which is generally conducted with a panel of multiple arbitrators who take on a role like that of a judge, make decisions about evidence and give written opinions (which can be binding or non-binding). Although arbitration is sometimes conducted with one arbitrator, the most common procedure is for each side to select an arbitrator. Then, those two arbitrators select a third arbitrator, at which point the dispute is presented to the three chosen arbitrators. Decisions are made by a majority vote (Mediation vs Arbitration, 2019). Arbitration is the closest thing to court without going to court and in most cases is binding. As for fact- finding, it is a third-party method used to develop information about the issues in dispute and recommend a potential settlement (Fossum, 2015, p. 617).   I believe that the biggest advantage of all of these processes would be to save money and time for a long-drawn-out and expensive legal process. That someone is going to lose. Wherewith any of these processes both parties could still come out ahead. **Part 4** The most effective method to resolve and impasse would be arbitration.  One would think mediation would be effective, but this step normally occurs prior to an impasse.  The advantage of mediation is that a third-party listen to both parties and draws up an agreement.  If used during an impasse it will have a disadvantage because “the mediator may have trouble not only in getting a settlement but also in restarting bargaining” (Fossum, 2015, p.410).  It would be a useless process if one party or the other do not wish to negotiate.  Fact-finding would also be beneficial as it recommends settlements.  The downside of this process is that the settlement is only recommended and not binding if neither party agrees.  Arbitrator can be difficult to accept for some, but it brings an end to an impasse.  The advantage of arbitration is a third-party listen to the positions of both parties and decides on binding settlement terms.  In turn, arbitration outs an end to the impasse and both parties continue to move forward.  The disadvantage of arbitration stems from one party not receiving anything in return with a decision.  The concern here is that arbitration has a “‘take- it-or-leave-it’ nature of many arbitration clauses work in favor of a large employer or manufacturer when challenged by an employee or consumer who has shallower pockets and less power” (Repa, 2019).  With being binding and the final decision, the party who disagrees cannot take it to court and change it.  It could lead to employees resent the agreements.  Even with those disadvantages, arbitration works best during an impasse as it ends the impasse. **This is the website for the book that is used for part 3 and part 4. It will be attached to this assignment. And it must have an in text citation. Remember only part 1 and part 2 get a website that is based in the United States.** **…**

PM 690 Park Defect Rectification at Departmental Operational Level Report

I’m working on a management writing question and need a sample draft to help me learn. Your operational department encounters production defect at the rate of three defects per 1,000 lines of code. During a vendor meeting, you come across another company that is of the same size of yours and in the same industry. This company’s production defect is two defects per 1,000 lines of code. How is the other company’s operation department operating?  Is it better than your company (please answer how and why you feel this is occurring). How would use benchmarking assist with the production defects? Ensure the response focuses on benchmarking of quality metrics. Cite three scholarly references, including at least two peer-reviewed references from university library. Sources must be used to enhance the learning experience. By finding a referenced source, you are enhancing the learning experience by searching for another source of information on the topic. Also, please ensure you are using a source that is peer reviewed to ensure accuracy of information (select peer-reviewed journal articles in the Park Library).

Oakwood University Wk 6 International Business Expansion Discussion

I’m working on a research & summaries discussion question and need an explanation to help me understand better. This week you will be asked to make decisions on the company’s readiness for international business expansion. In doing so, you will make judgments about the market, the laws, culture, and the demand for the product or services. Consider Jesus’ actions during the wedding feast when He was asked to provide wine for the guests. He made judgments such as “it is not my time” and “gather water-filled vessels.” He assessed the resources and the faith of the servants to follow His directions. Do you see a correlation with planning for international business expansion? The following scriptural reference allows an opportunity to consider the lessons from Jesus during the wedding. After contemplation of the application of this biblical lesson, please share your thoughts in the discussion forum. * * * Scriptural reference John 2:1-11