My Ideas on how the Southern Baptist Convention can survive

I have been a Southern Baptist (SBC) my whole life, all 41 years. Born and raised in a Southern Baptist church (baptized at age 7). I attended a Southern Baptist university for 4 years (BS degree), attended a Southern Baptist seminary 4 years (MDiv degree), full-time pastored Southern Baptist churches for 5 years, and bivocational…

Just In Time manufacturing from Japan (my MBA paper)

As a production strategy, Just in time (JIT) strives to improve a business’ return on investment by reducing in-process inventory and associated carrying costs.  Originating in Japan in the 1950s, JIT is a type of operations management approach.  By adopting JIT as an approach, Toyota and other Japanese manufacturing firms found excellent results and ended…

Do you support antidumping restrictions?

Do you support antidumping restrictions? Why or why not? Give examples to explain your stance. (Paper I wrote for my Global Business MBA course) Peng defines dumping as analogous in spirit to predatory pricing.  He defines dumping as, “an exporter selling below cost abroad and planning to raise prices after eliminating local rivals” (Peng 2014, 345).  Due…

Reputation Management and Shark’s fin soup

INTRODUCTION In China, few dishes are more consistent a staple dish of the wealthy than shark’s fin soup.  It has been very popular since the Ming Dynasty era (1368-1644) and continues today (Li and Weil, 2013).  For a brief time, shark’s fin soup was not popular after the 1949 Communist revolution, but later regained it’s…

Self-Competency Paper for MBA course Organizational Behavior

Introduction In evaluating oneself, it can be a difficult task to be introspective.  As you evaluate your strengths and weaknesses, internal areas of difficulty may appear.  Internal areas one may not want to look.  Throughout time self-evaluation has been respected and honored.  The great Greek philosopher Aristotle said, “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”  Shakespeare…

9 reasons why I am THRILLED about the future of Social Media!

9 reasons why I am THRILLED about the future of Social Media! I am incredibly passionate about connecting people, networking organizations, removing the veil of the organizational hierarchies, and gaining collective intelligence opportunities.  I am just thrilled about what lies ahead for social media.  Social Media is truly a revolution and it’s impact is beyond…

How to integrate Career Development Services into Student Learning Outcomes

Objective—incorporate Career Development Services into the common student learning outcome for each and every student. Lessons and ideas I learned from serving as Director of Alumni Services/Student Success/Career Development at Luther Rice Unversity WHY?? Prepare for compliance with the Obama Administration’s new “College Scorecard” and rating system. Develop 12 core competencies your university can focus…