A World of No

We are faced with a world of “no’s.” We are given a life to live, a standing in which our family will remain, and a job to do so that we may repay the debts which we acquired in order to gain this position. “No, you can’t achieve your dreams.” “No, your money belongs to the government.” “No, you are not secure.” This “dog eat dog” world has no room for the weak or the underprivileged. Those dogs will be eaten in a heartbeat. We consume the resources of the world, giving back being only an afterthought. We kill, simply for our beliefs, or simply out of greed. People, families, nations die, and ...

could the english language take over the world?

Recent studies reveal that in the past decades, the English language has drastically distributed to almost all corners of the world. I believe that the English culture shouldn’t be ubiquitous because of the frantic outcome it would make in many situations. The effect of declaring English as the universal language would suffocate other culture. For one, we would loose the different colors of the world; foreign language and intelligences would become extinct, and tourism would disease sluggishly. Just because English is a language, doesn’t mean it won’t do anything to ones culture; in fact it d ...

Technology: The Key to Our World

Facebook: the most popular social networking site in existence. With “more than 350 million active users”, nearly everyone between the ages of 13 and 30 are updating their statuses and writing on friends’ walls constantly (www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics). It has reshaped the way people communicate. We live in a world that revolves around technology. iPods, cell phones, laptops, and the World Wide Web have made all the things we enjoy in life so much more convenient. However, some find that the ability to communicate without face-to-face interaction is becoming a deterrent to our so ...

Back to the Real World

I felt the sweat droplets on my face and opened the front door to another disappointing wisp of hot air. I was positive I had never been so hot in my life. Hurricane Ike had come over Houston and took all the electricity with it. My phone was dead along with my iPod, computer, and television. The air conditioning and lights were both out. I felt as if there was absolutely nothing to do. I stepped outside and was stunned to see people. Not just the few neighbors surrounding my house but people I had never even seen before! I had no idea there were so many kids on my street. Everywhere I looked ...

The United States and the World

The environmental effectiveness of any future international agreements on climate change will depend critically on both the United States and the developing world adopting active programs to combat emissions growth. Adopting agreements based on further emissions targets is not enough; an alternative approach will be required. But if the US does not get involved in the future agreements, as they have done with respect to Kyoto, then their effect will be seriously limited. The US currently accounts for just over 20% of the entire world emissions of greenhouse gases, and closer to 25% for carbon ...

The Globalization in the World

Globalization is a process in which economic, cultural, and military concepts are spread either by use of force or adoption. In the globalization of the twenty-first century, this is the spread of the western culture’s technology, knowledge, and equal rights. This globalization trend is good not only for developed nations but also for nations in development. The twenty-first century globalization has had a positive impact in several nations around the world from the western countries to the emerging markets and has had tremendous positive impact in the world. Through technology advancement, th ...

World of Business

In my life the world of business more so in risk management has always appealed to me. I chose a career in business based on the influence from my parents who are successful business people. I evaluated the success of my parent’s business life and this assisted me to have an understanding of what I wanted in life. I decided to pursue a career in business more so in risk management. After securing a job at the Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd (HSBC), I have been working in the risk department for over 5 years in different countries across Asia. I have risen from the position of Risk I ...

World Trade Organization

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is an international organization created for the purpose of the liberalization of the international trade and the regulation of trading and political relations of the member states. The WTO is the successor of the General Agreement under Tariffs and Trade (GAUTT), having been operated since 1947. The WTO was founded on January 1st, 1995, based on the system of mutual arrangements (that is the Uruguayan round) between the member countries of the GAUTT. It completely replaced the GAUATT after an annual period, on January 1st, 1996. The WTO purposes are liberali ...

World Economy Should Be more Globalized

The global economy has been unequal for almost the past two centuries. The inequality has consequently led to the evident enlarging economic gaps between nations, though not particularly within nations (Tobin, 1998). Ridiculously, it is in this same period that some leading economists have been claiming that the world economy has been more integrated globally. This has made some economists develop the feeling that there is a relationship between economic inequality and global economic integration. Heightened globalization mitigates the effects of unequal treatment between nations particularly ...

The Modern World

The dynamic of the modern world pushes business toward the new horizons in development. The key skills mainly are concentrated around the ability to take leading positions and find innovative approaches in decision-making. These two skills are connected with the ability to find the best way to influence owners on compensation policies and practices. Today innovative approaches in the decision-making are closely connected with the leadership. In addition, the leadership style defines approaches which the executives will use in order to organize and influence on the compensation policies and pra ...