John P. Kotter is the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership, Emeritus, at Harvard Business School. Kotter is an eminent and renowned author in the field of writing books regarding change in the organizations. John Kotter is internationally and extremely regarded as the speaker and a critical thinker on the topic of change and leadership. Kotter is also famous for his authentic opinions for bringing about change and has a distinguished place as an international business consultant. His...
People are now only focus on the visual image of architecture, the actual experience of building is neglected. There is a relationship between the architectural form and the experience inside space. How we shape the forms that create spaces while also shape the feeling inside space is the main point that will be further explored in the essay.I. IntroductionA. General Issue 1. People are now more focus on the visual image 2. Shaping the form while also shaping the feeling inside B. The value of...
We cannot overemphasize the importance of development Science. Most people were ignorant of this critical subject till the works of Thomas Kuhn came to be heard off in the 1950s and 1960s. Thomas Kuhn was an American historian and philosopher and was born in 1922 in Cincinnati Ohio. He became one of the most influential philosophers of science in the twentieth century and his book the structure of scientific revolution is one of the most cited books of all times. His work on philosophy science...
Do you think that a theory of justice should focus on the actual behavior of individuals or on ideal institutions. Explain your response with reference to the principles of justice required in both the case of: a) tax policy and b) murder for self-defense." Firstly, I will give an overview of the Theories of justice proposed by Bentham, Rawls and Sen, along with Sen's critique of Bentham and Rawls and I also look at the shortcomings of Sen's approach. Thereafter, I will use the capability...
WHAT is an Art Museum for? As the word "Curator" implies, the first and most essential function of such a Museum is to take care of ancient or unique works of art which are no longer in their original places or no longer used as was originally intended, and are therefore in danger of destruction by neglect or otherwise. This care of works of art does not necessarily involve their exhibition. If we ask, why should the protected works of art be exhibited and made accessible and...
An essential ingredient of any model trying to understand asset prices or trading behavior is an assumption about investor preferences, or about how investors evaluate risky gambles. The vast majority of models assume that investors evaluate gambles according to the expected utility framework, EU henceforth. The theoretical motivation for this goes back to Von Neumann and Morgenstern (1944), VNM henceforth, who show that if preferences satisfy a number of plausible axioms - completeness,...
The factor that needs to drive business should be the need to succeed; there are questions that seek clarification of on the existence of ethics in business. The roots that anchor the question is narrowly defined field of possible actions which might be considered as being illegal, but which has been considered by many as immoral. For instance, though the law allows exaggerated claims in advertising, however, such claims in advertisement would at the same time counted as a lie. Does business...
In Overcoming Law, Richard Posner argues that legal pragmatism "transcends both top-down and bottom-up analysis by locating a ground for judicial action in instinct rather than in analysis." The pragmatic approach is best employed in cases when a judge may be predisposed to make certain judgments but is constrained by constitutional law; in such cases, Posner believes, the judge should employ his personal discretion, informed by empirical inquiry, to make decisions. He justifies the...
In the 1990s there was a war going on in science, or maybe a few wars - the so called Science Wars. From one side there were the "postmodernists" (better known as post-structuralists), on the other side there were the natural scientists. The war started, or better, culminated with an article, that was really a hoax, published in the journal Social Text, one of the most notorious "postmodernist" journals. The article/hoax entitled "Transgressing the boundaries: Towards a...
St. Thomas Aquinas was an Italian philosopher and theologian living between 1225 -1274 of the medieval period. Aquinas began his education at Montecassino, a monastery which became his first battle site. Thomas was later transferred to the University of Naples in France; this is where he came into contact with a newly found mendicant order of Preachers or Dominicans, and Aristotle's philosophy. Aquinas became a Dominican, against the will of his family and eventually went to Paris to study,...