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If you agree to sell your real estate for less than its real value, that’s just a unilateral mistake and the courts will grant no relief.

Case
Undue Influence
Hodge v. Shea
168 S.E.2d 82 (S.C. 1969)
Facts: The defendant had been plaintiff’s (Dr. Hodge’s) patient for several years. He was 75, an inebriate of long standing, and was afflicted by grievous chronic illnesses, including arteriosclerosis, cirrhosis of the liver, and arthritis which required constant medication and frequent medical attention, and rendered him infirm of body and mind, although not to the point of incompetency to contract. Mr. Shea was separated from his wife and lived alone. He was dependent upon Dr. Hodge for house calls, which were needed from time to time. His relationship with his physician, who sometimes visited him as a friend and occasionally performed non-professional services for him, was closer than ordinarily arises from that of patient and physician. A 125-acre tract of land near Mr. Shea’s home, adjacent to land, which was being developed as residential property, was one of his most valuable and readily salable assets. In 1962, the developer of this contiguous land offered to buy it at $1000.00 per acre, but Mr. Shea, on the advice of his son-in-law Ransdell, refused to sell, asserting that the property was worth at least $1500.00 per acre. Negotiations between the developer and Mr. Ransdell were in progress when Mr. Shea, at the instance of Dr. Hodge and without consulting Mr. Ransdell or anyone else, the defendant, in the plaintiff’s medical office, signed the contract of August 19, 1965. Under this contract Dr. Hodge claims the right to purchase twenty choice acres of the 125-acre tract for a consideration calculated by the circuit court to be $361.72 per acre. The consideration was expressed in the contract between Dr. Hodge and Mr. Shea as follows:
The purchase price being (Cadillac Coupe DeVille 6600) & $4000.00 Dollars, on the following terms: Dr. Joseph Hodge to give to Mr. George Shea a new $6600 coupe DeVille Cadillac which is to be registered in name of Mr. George A. Shea at absolutely no cost to him. In return, Mr. Shea will give to Dr. Joe Hodge his 1964 Cadillac coupe DeVille and shall trans-fer title of this vehicle to Dr. Hodge. Further, Dr. Joseph Hodge will pay to Mr. George A. Shea the balance of $4000.00 for the 20 acres of land described above subject to survey, title check, less taxes on purchase of vehicle.
Dr. Hodge was fully aware of Mr. Shea’s financial troubles, the liens on his property and his son-in- law’s efforts in his behalf. He was also aware of his patient’s predilection for new Cadillacs. Dr. Hodge hastened to purchase the 1965 Cadillac Coupe DeVille and delivered it to Mr. Shea on the day after his discharge from the hospital on August 25, 1965.
Procedure: Plaintiff sued defendant for specific performance. Judgment for plaintiff, defendant appeals.
Issue: Should the old man be bound by the terms of his contract with Dr. Hodge?
Held: No.
Reason: Mr. Shea was the victim of undue influence. Four elements are typically required to establish undue influence. First, that the victim was susceptible to overreaching. Such conditions as mental, psychological, or physical disability or dependency may be used to show susceptibility. Second, there must be an opportunity for exercising undue influence. Typically, this opportunity arises through a confidential relationship (the doctor-patient relationship here). Third, there must be evidence that the defendant was inclined to exercise undue influence over the victim. Defendants who aggressively initiate a transaction, insulate a relationship from outside supervision, or discourage a weaker party from seeking independent advice may be attempting to exercise undue influence. Fourth, the record must reveal an unnatural or suspicious transaction—inadequate consideration. All those elements are present here. Judgment reversed and remanded.
The Supreme Court affirmed the District Court’s judgment.
Case Questions
1. Why is it relevant that Mr. Shea was separated from his wife and lived alone?
2. Why did the doctor offer the old man a Cadillac as part of the deal?
3. If you agree to sell your real estate for less than its real value, that’s just a unilateral mistake and the courts will grant no relief. What is different here?
4. Student Feedback Question. How was your experience reviewing and responding to the case?

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Include a summary of the products and/or services the business would sell.

Being as creative as possible, describe a business you would like to start.
Include a summary of the products and/or services the business would sell.
where it would be located
the market that it would serve
what the potential opportunities and threats to the business would be.
Which type of organizational form? (in terms of the types mentioned in Chapter 20)
Would you use to start the business?
Why did you choose this particular form?
What are the potential advantages and disadvantages to the form you chose?

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Then, in some detail, add a summary of what this resource presented.

Resources
Discussion Prompt:
Locate and then hyperlink an authoritative online resource that provides guidance, tips, or methods used in decision making. Then, in some detail, add a summary of what this resource presented. Review two of your fellow student resources and respond to the content with your insights, conclusions, or experience with the concepts presented.

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Improve decision making for managers and employees

Directions
Select one of the topics below:
Autonomic computing
Cloud computing
Grid computing
Nanotechnology
N-tier client/server architectures
On-demand computing
Service-oriented architecture (SOA)
Storage area networks (SANs)
Virtualization
Write a research paper on the real-world application of the chosen technology. Your paper should include the type of organization(s) that benefits most from this technology. Elaborate on what business problem the technology solves. Also, how does it help the organization achieve one or more of the following:
Achieve operational excellence through higher levels of efficiency and productivity
Create new products, services, and business models
Raise revenue and profits while lowering costs by increasing customer and supplier intimacy
Improve decision making for managers and employees
Increase competitive advantages
Ensure survival caused by business environment changes
Note:
Follow assignment instructions.
Review and follow the grading rubric criteria.
Follow proper APA format guidelines.
Write a minimum of 5 Full pages.

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What is your professional and personal credit philosophy?

Discussion post prompt:
What is your professional and personal credit philosophy? Do you believe in acquiring debt to reach your business or personal goals in life? Explain your answer. (My answer is yes).

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Needs 2 page paper single spaced 11 point font summarizing the top 20 gdp countries in the world and their major businesses.

the task is to find the top 20 gdp countries and summarize their major businesses include a introduction and summarize the businesses in each country and conclusión please Vite the sources used and do not use any sources that may be hard to trace no PDFs.
Needs 2 page paper single spaced 11 point font summarizing the top 20 gdp countries in the world and their major businesses.

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Two specialty cocktails (or mocktails) that will be served at your event.

Your assignment for this week is to put together a beverage menu for your event.
Be sure to include:
Two specialty cocktails (or mocktails) that will be served at your event.
What is needed on your bar to ensure your bar is stocked correctly? (see pages 110-113 and the resources provided in this module)
What are two ways (from the text) that you will ensure Responsible Alcohol Service at the event (see page 107)?
from :
Off Premise Catering Management, 3rd Edition
Chris Thomas; Wiley
Print ISBN: 9780470889718, 0470889713
eText ISBN: 9781118548783, 1118548787

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When thinking about voice and tone, your language should be both conversational and professional—you want to welcome your readers in and invite them to stay awhile.

Writing for the Web
Purpose: Create a website or blog by utilizing effective business design, formatting techniques, and multimedia for professional web presentation.
Objectives: To conduct an investigative analysis and enhance your writing skills in digital media. More specifically, to conduct and evaluate secondary research on your topic; locate reliable sources; gather relevant information; and design a blog/website of your findings, creating/integrating multimedia materials and documenting your sources appropriately.
Audience: Students and professionals in your field, future employers, and essentially anyone who accesses the internet looking for information on your topic.
*O’Reilly Radar suggests that a bloggers’ primary key to successful communication is using an “authentic, personal voice, and [the] ability to synthesize news with viewpoint.” So remember, although you will be reporting researched information, this should not feel like a formal report. When thinking about voice and tone, your language should be both conversational and professional—you want to welcome your readers in and invite them to stay awhile.
Topic: You have the option of choosing between two topics, depending on which is more applicable to your personal interests and professional pursuits:
A recent breakthrough/discovery or an important trend in your professional field
A common workplace issue impacting employees in your professional field
If you choose topic 1, Explore: the contextual details (who, what, where, when, why) that impact your topic, the cause of and effect that the discovery or trend has within your field, any advantages or disadvantages that can be drawn from it, and how this discovery or trend will impact you in your future career. Consider researching the projected use of the discovery or trend, the social/ethical/political contexts that surround it, make note of any current news related to it, and look specifically for how it will impact the business/consumer world.
Examples of important discoveries and trends could be positive or negative: you might focus on recent public statements on race, equity and social justice; the use of drones for online retail companies or new technologies like Groovv Register and HubSpot that facilitate company marketing; you could investigate the use of EMV chips, PIN cards and Apple Pay or the need for companies to transition into cloud-computing; you might investigate the increasing utilization of freelance personnel to fill expertise gaps or the current political debate of raising minimum wage; you might explore the growing interest in crowdfunding for small businesses or the renewed need for a work-life balance; the possibilities are endless. Feel free to come up with your own topic, but it must be a discovery or trend complex enough to warrant extensive research and problem-solving.
If you choose topic 2, Explore common issues experienced by employees in all professional fields, or issues more specific to the field you will be entering upon graduation. What’s most important is that you choose an issue that presents a serious problem impacting employees, with possible solutions for how to deal with the issue and implement change. You should also discuss how this issue has or will impact you in your current/future career. Consider researching the history and frequency of the problem, the social/ethical/political contexts that surround it, make note of any groundbreaking cases or current news, and look specifically for solutions that have proven effective in similar instances, etc.
Examples of common workplace issues: corporate social justice, employment discrimination, disability employment, wrongful discharge, fair labor standards, family and medical leave, backpay, downsizing and layoffs, employee motivation, workplace violence, religion in the workplace, sexual harassment, labor unions, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, overtime, pensions, wage and hour issues, worker’s compensation, worker’s rights, retirement, etc. Again, you may come up with your own topic, but it must be a workplace issue complex enough to warrant extensive research and problem-solving. There should also be something that links these “common” workplace issues to your specific career or professional field.
Required Content:
5 individual posts/pages (250 words minimum) that must include one or more of the following:
At least 5 headlines to catch readers’ interest
At least 4 visuals that will enhance understanding of your topic or issues related to it—this could include charts/graphs, illustrations, examples, etc.
At least 3 hyperlinks to other websites or documents that will provide additional reading to that which is reported in your post and documented on your bibliography
At least 1 video that will enhance understanding of the topic or related issues—this can be a relevant video you find online or one you create yourself
At least 1 example of multimedia that is your own original creation, not something you located through research but something you created from scratch specifically for this project. This might include an original podcast, Voicethread, cartoon, presentation (using Slideshare/Powerpoint/Prezi/Google Slides), infographic, or something else you might innovate.
1 additional post that provides the bibliography— APA documentation
Total Project: A blog with 6 chronological posts OR a website with 6 linked pages
Length: approximately 1,250 words (not including hyperlinked material or bibliographical info)
Research: minimum 7-10 sources
Strategies for Success
Step 1: Locate a variety of quality research materials to build the foundation of your discussion. Identify respected journal and news sources in your field. The best way to do this is to ask your major professors what they read to keep up-to-date with their professions.
Step 2: Use Blogger, WordPress, Site Builder, Simplesite, Google Sites (or another free web/blog site of your choosing) to create a web discussion of your topic and any pertinent issues related to it. There is a video posted in Module 7 that provides step by step instructions on setting up a Word Press page. Explore the various themes and layout choices you might use to create the most effective visual presentation for your topic. Experiment with and get familiar with the various tools provided, especially for inserting hyperlinks, videos, and other multimedia.
Step 3: Compose your written material. Write at least 5 blog entries or create 5 linked web pages (one being the home page). Each blog entry or web page must include an interesting and well-organized discussion (at least 250 words) that includes multimedia: visuals, content links, videos, etc. The purpose here is to make your entry both compelling and interactive so that others will WANT to read it and comment on it. Increase readability with interesting and relevant headings and short paragraphs, and use the inverted pyramid for organization.
And remember, readers have come to your site to hear YOUR VOICE. DO NOT simply summarize your research—if that’s what readers wanted, they could read those sources for themselves—you should aim to extend the information you uncover in your research by sharing your informed perspective on it, exploring its larger significance, inserting additional insights relevant to readers, linking ideas and concepts that are related, synthesizing materials, etc. In other words, share what you have learned from your research, but also establish your “take” on the subject. Why did you find an article/issue interesting or relevant? What can you say about this particular topic now that you have an informed understanding of its most pertinent issues? Why should the rest of us sit up and take notice?
For additional tips on effective blogging, check out this Forbes article on creating the perfect blog (Links to an external site.).

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You will choose two countries from this website to compare and contrast in terms of cultural dimensions.

Visit Hofstede Insights (https://www.hofstede-insights.com/product/compare-countries/) and continue to explore national cultural dimensions.
You will choose two countries from this website to compare and contrast in terms of cultural dimensions.
It is difficult in some countries, if not outright banned, for men to work for women. Cultural differences like this complicate working outside one’s culture.
In your paper:
Explain the most significant areas where the countries are similar and different according to Hofstede’s cultural orientation model.
Identify two issues that could arise in terms of Hofstede’s cultural dimensions from your two countries attempting to work together.
Analyze how communication technology can be utilized to bridge communication between cultures.
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− aim of the assignment or the examination (what does the assignment aim to examine or prove?)

Assignment
Topic: Functions and Skills of Managers
There is a long history of management theories and concepts which have elaborated and described the functions of managers, and the skills needed for effective management. These functions and skills can be seen as reflection of the requirements towards management in relation to the time period in which they had been developed.
In your assignment, outline the main management functions which are currently seen in business to successfully lead a company into the future, discuss the skills which managers need to possess in today´s business context and elaborate conclusions what these expectations towards current management functions and skills mean for you personally.
Guidelines for the Creation of a Written Assignment
1. OBJECTIVES OF ACADEMIC WRITING
A written assignment should demonstrate the academic writing capabilities of the student. In this assignment, students are expected to show that they are capable of selecting an academic topic, undertaking the relevant research, and using that research to support their own thoughts and insights.
2. STRUCTURE OF A WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT
The structure of the assignment should reflect a logical progression of main points and explanatory points. The text should be a coherent and cohesive whole and follow a linear structure. There should be a logical integration of the main and explanatory points across the various sections, with clear transitions between them. Referring to a key argument in a previous paragraph, for example, can create connections between the points. The main body of the assignment is composed of the core argument (around 70% of the assignment) and is preceded by an introduction (around 20%) and followed by a conclusion (around 10%).
2.1 Introduction The introduction is the first paragraph of an assignment and should be created as an integral part of the text. The introduction should succinctly but clearly convey the following points, which will then be elaborated upon in the main body of the text: − Rationale for subject selection according to recent studies on the chosen topic (Why is the topic relevant and what open questions, discussed in the body of the assignment, does it raise?) This is where you should refer to your chosen question. − Aim of the assignment or the examination (What does the assignment aim to examine or prove?) − Topic boundaries and necessary definitions (What is beyond the scope of the assignment? What is within range? What should be the scope of the intended outcomes?) − Outline of the structure and the arguments within the assignment (What can the reader expect in the main body, and what structure does the assignment follow?) The introduction should be thought about early in the planning process, even if it is written last. Thereby, the introduction helps to clearly cover the assignment’s key arguments and ensure a logical argumentation process within the assignment itself, resulting in a meaningful solution.
2.2 Main Body This part of academic writing should peak, and maintain, interest through coherent and comprehensible argumentation. Consequently, assignment needs to provide a common thread that links each key point. Good academic writing does not simply take any result or theoretical position and assume it to be true. Instead, it seeks to prove or disprove the result or position by supporting or countering it with the use of reliable sources and facts. If something is not taken to be common knowledge, then it must be explained and backed up with the use of a theoretically or practically reasonable argument. These statements need to be proven with the use of appropriate literary resources. All assumptions, considerations, and arguments must be proven, discussed and confirmed by providing adequate reference sources. Each argument should be as clear and as well structured as possible.
Main points should always be positioned at the beginning of the paragraph, with supporting points clearly connected to it. The structure of individual paragraphs should loosely follow this framework: — Identify main point(s) — Explain, discuss and elaborate main point(s) by using supporting points — Draw conclusion from the argument (leading to the next point)
2.3 Conclusion The conclusion should give the reader a final, overall impression of the assignment. It should not be a repetition of what was written in the assignment (only sensible in longer texts such as master theses). Instead, the conclusion should draw the arguments to a close. It should summarize the key arguments within the assignment, seek to conclude the thesis or main claim and answer any questions that were raised. The conclusion can also include any follow-up questions or perspectives regarding the topic that could be further researched. The conclusion should not include any new ideas or arguments, but rather should state the outcomes regarding the central claim or thesis.
3. FORMAL GUIDELINES AND SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
3.1 Components of the Written Assignment The written assignment consists of the following parts, listed in the table of contents (except for title page and table of contents):
— Title page
— Table of contents
— List of figures and/or tables (if necessary)
— Table of abbreviations (if necessary)
— Text part with introduction, main part, conclusion
— Bibliography
— List of appendices (if necessary)
— Appendices and materials (if necessary
Paper size A4 Margins Top and bottom 2cm; left 2cm; right 2cm Font General text: Arial 11 pt.; headings: Arial 12 pt.; justified Line spacing 1.5 Sentences Justified; hyphenation Footnotes Arial 10 pt., justified Paragraphs According to conceptual structure – 6 pt. spacing after line breaks Title page The title page should contain at least the following elements: title of thesis, type of thesis, course name, course of study, date, author’s name, matriculation number, tutor’s name. Course-specific adaptations of the information are possible. Sections and subsections A maximum of three levels (1. Main heading, 1.1 Section, 1.1.1 Subheading) Only individual chapters in the text of the assignment are numbered consecutively; otherwise, sections of the assignment, such as the list of figures and/or tables or the bibliography, are not numbered. Do not underline; use italics sparingly to emphasize passages