Questions for articles for Chapter 1 in BFIN4345
Barings Bank Article:
1. How long had Barings bank been in existence?
a. 232 years
2. Why did Barings need a seat on the SIMEX?
a. Without a seat on the SIMEX, BSS was having to pay commissions for all its
Just Business Chapter 13
Primary Argument: Marketplace prejudice is alive today, and taking on many forms.
1. Categories of affirmative action
A. Weak affirmative action
- encourages employers to enlarge the pool of applicants to include more mem
Hunter Chapter 5 Journal
Primary Argument: Often many leaders lose touch with their people skills and accountability.
A. Leaders need to have great listening skills if they want to build relationships.
B. We are cheating and lying when we dont ho
Just Business Chapter 6
Primary argument: That the law is what decides what acceptable business conduct is.
1. Interaction between law and ethics
2. Two different approaches
1. It completely separates law from the realm of ethics.
Primary Argument: We have to be able to adapt to change.
A. To help managers adapt to change they need to have some kind of model to implement it.
B. John Kotters eight step change model:
1. Establish a sense of urgency.
Hunter Chapter 1 Journal
Primary Argument: That the problem may not be the employees but the leaders.
A. Leadership in our institutions.
1. Leaders may be too worried about looking good to their bosses then doing the right thing with
Just Business Chapter 11
Primary Argument: Perspectives differ to the nature of the employee and employer relationship.
1. Scientific Management- the division of labor as a means of increasing worker productivity.
2. Human-Resource Management- wh
Hunter Chapter 8 Journal
Primary Argument: We have to be able to make the change and not just hear the words.
1. Only about ten percent really absorbed and changed into what they were trained.
B. Emotional Intelligence
Hunter Chapter 9 Journal
Primary Argument: The real way people are motivated.
1. The right way to motivating is making a person work from something within them that makes
it special and more powerful.
2. It has to make a difference
Hunter Chapter 6 Journal
Primary Argument: We need to understand human nature before we can become servant leaders.
- Things that we hold of great importance.
- A standard we hold for right or wrong.
- Performing cer
Hofstedes Cultural Dimensions Theory Journal
Primary Argument: The effect on behavior and culture due to a societys value of its members.
A. Theory is a starting point for communication among different cultures.
B. Developed by using factor analy
Group Analysis by Samantha Ray
I was overall pleased with my group. I thought we did a good jobs in our discussions and worked
well together. We were a good group besides the fact that we were so awful at the challenges at the
The Best (and worst) Practices for Sharing Your Faith
Primary Argument: How Christians should and shouldnt witness to people.
A) Five guidelines for communicating with unbelievers:
1) Speak the unbelievers language.
-our job is to take tough theo
Prologue: Another Leadership Book
Primary Argument: Not a good time for leaders in corporate America.
1. Where are the leaders?
A. Recent studies have shown that two-thirds of people who leave their jobs resign because of
an ineffective or incomp
Diversity Management Journal
Primary Argument: Knowing how to deal with diversity is major when trying to grow in the market today.
A. Make it real or lose your authenticity
1. You cant fake it, you have to be authentic or people wont believe you
The Jerry Sandusky Penn State case has been a long time coming incident with too many people
involved and too many people affected. Jerry Sandusky is a Penn state alum who eventually became
an assistant coach an professor at the school. He created the Sec
Chapter 1 Point Counter-Point
1. As a MNC, guidelines and regulations are different all across the globe. It is no less expected for a
MNC to follow regulations in a foreign country than to follow their cultural norms as well. It is
important to und
Chapter 2 Blades Case: Exposure to International Flow of Funds
1. A higher level of inflation can affect blades in Thailand because foreign goods will become much
cheaper. As a result imports of rubber and plastic components from Thailand for Blades Inc.
1.[ ($0.026 - $0.022) / $0.022 = 18.18% ]
The Thai baht would be expected to appreciate by 18.18%
2. The basic factors that determine the value of a currency are the supply of the currency for sale
and the demand for the currency. A high level of supply o
Extra Credit - Samantha Ray
Michael Porter on Why Business Can be Good at Solving Social Problems
Mr. Porter starts the TED talk by discussing a few social problems that are faced in
society. He used examples such as poor nutrition, climate change, defore
Just Business Chapter 1
Primary argument: Christians should reflect the character of God in the decisions they
make in the business world. That means they should demonstrate holiness, justice and
love in all they do.
1) Two dangers of attem
Hunter Chapter 3 Journal
Primary Argument: The things that make a great leader and what Jesus says about leadership.
A. Greatest leader of all time.
B. What is the focus of leadership?
1. A leader must be a servant.
C. You get what you
Re-Discovering Sabbath Journal
Primary Argument: The meaning of Sabbath and the problems we face to practice it.
A. The meaning of Sabbath:
1. Originally meant rest.
2. By the time of Jesus, Sabbath had become legalistic non-work instead of holy
Just Business Chapter 8
Primary Argument: The concepts of honesty, deception, and disclosure.
1) Honesty is crucial for three reasons:
a) It builds trust
b) Establishes community
c) Protects the dignity of the audience
2) Deception- purposefully
Just Business - Chapter 4
Primary Argument: Love is considered by most people, the most important trait to have.
1. Loves primary contribution to the holiness-justice-love mix is its emphasis on
2. Christian love has three pr
Primary Argument: Decision making is a fundamental responsibility of leaders.
1. Spiritual leaders make two choices every time they make a decision:
A. They choose whether to rely on their own insights or Gods wisdom.
B. The concl
Primary Argument: We all possess a certain amount of power, and it is our responsibility how we use
1) Two examples:
A) Boss that no one likes.
B) Nuclear plant in Arkansas.
2) Aristotle believed that every virtue consists of th