The Macintosh project began in the late 1970s with Jef Raskin, an Apple employee who envisioned an easy-to-use, low-cost computer for the average consumer. He wanted to name the computer after his favorite type of apple, the McIntosh.
However, the name “Mcintosh” was already in use by an audio equipment manufacturer. Steve Jobs requested a release of the name so that Apple could use it, but was denied, forcing Apple to eventually buy the rights to use the name.
As a student in college, I’m always looking for opportunities to improve my professional career. I proved a lot to myself last year when I rushed Alpha Kappa Psi. When I eventually crossed, I knew I was ready to handle the challenges of the real business world. Last semester, still eager to be involved, I joined the UTSA Men’s Lacrosse Team. Both of these organizations have been great to me, but I’m almost a senior now and I have to think about the future. If I’ve learned anything here, it’s that it’s always better to have a plan. I’d like to be as prepared as possible for graduation.
Weeks ago I was contacted on LinkedIn by a recruiter from Silverleaf Resorts. She sent me a very enthusiastic message asking if I would be interested in a Marketing Event Representative position. I’m not one to pass up oportunities like this, so I followed up and got to know the company better. Last Friday, I interviewed for the position and was contacted that next Monday to come in for work! This has all happened so fast, and it’s a little crazy. The last time I worked for a company was over the summer at Jimmy Johns; so I imagine this will be much different. I’m honestly a bit anxious about starting and doing well
I definitely owe everything to my fraternity; The Xi Omicron Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi. Without the knowledge I gained there, I never would have had a chance in the interview. Not to mention the fact that I sent a beautiful cover letter and resume, just like I was taught to do. I feel like such an adult with a job now! Hopefully I’ll be able to balance my school and work schedule efficiently. It’s not going to be easy, but I’m not here for easy. I’m here to grow as a person.
In this situation, Ford Motor Company is under scrutiny for releasing some questionable advertisements last week. The advertisements originated from their Indian unit which used an advertising agency outside of Ford, called JWT India. As of today, it’s still unclear whether anyone at Ford India had actually approved or even seen the ads. Either way, these ads have been labeled “Disgusting” and “Demeaning to women”. Needless to say, the ads caused a sever uproar with online consumers.
The ethical situation here is obvious once you’ve seen the ad. For any company to connect their organization with such a blatantly sexist advertisement is risky to say the least. Many news readers have even used the word “stupid” and it really is. It’s just logic and common sense. Even hinting at the fact that men are superior to women is unethical; and untrue. Not to mention the fact that women (in India) are already in the spotlight from recently passed violence against women laws. There is no excuse for this kind of behavior. Ford has been in the game a long time and will probably remain here for many years to come. All Ford can do is learn from this error and keep moving forward.
This article honestly surprises me and the advertisement surprises me even more. I don’t think I’m the only one though. Ford expressed genuine shock and concern for this event. Their first action was to apologize to the public and locate the source of such advertisements. This was honestly the only option that Ford had. There’s no point in trying to deny or cover up their mistakes. We all make mistakes, and I think as people we must learn to be accepting of others mistakes.
Alpha Kappa Psi is the nation’s oldest and largest Co-Ed Business Fraternity. Each member exemplifies success weather it be in school or in our every day lives. AKΨ is always with us.
It’s another big year for Alpha Kappa Psi and all of us here at the Xi Omicron Chapter. Right now, Rush is in full swing as we prepare for another promising semester. The Xi Omicron Chapter at UTSA offers a unique experience and the opportunity to enhance your college and business career. With every new year comes new opportunity, and these are literally the opportunities of a lifetime!
Before Alpha Kappa Psi, I was a real nobody. I lacked direction and focus, but I didn’t want to be that person anymore. I knew something had to change. I wanted to get involved, but didn’t know how or where to start. By some miracle, I had a meeting with Mr. Julio Ramos from the Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD) and he told me the benefits of joining an organization such as Alpha Kappa Psi. I am forever indebted to that man because rushing for this fraternity has been one of the best choices I’ve ever made.
I rushed a year ago and can tell you all of the benefits first hand, but I’ll just keep it brief. For one: my grades increased which is great because who doesn’t like good grades? I’ve also managed to meet a number great people along the way and I owe it all to the fraternity. College is an unforgettable experience and it should be enjoyed with others. That’s exactly what AKΨ provided for me and I’m very grateful for that. The picture on the left was taken at one of our community service projects last year!
Alpha Kappa Psi has a lot to offer its members, but it’s up to us to help educate the public and pass on the legacy. It’s not exactly a walk in the park, but there’s nothing as rewarding as challenging yourself. If you believe in yourself then I believe that you have what it takes. RUSH!
There has been much controversy over the recently passed Obamacare. Domino’s in particular is feeling the pressure from the health care plan. Domino pizza officials claim the chain is going to have trouble complying with a mandate requiring fast-food restaurants to post the calorie makeup of their menu items. Apparently there are 33 million ways to sell a Domino’s Pizza, so putting calories in a menu for 33 million varieties is understandably difficult. Domino’s CEO, J. Patrick Doyle works with federal regulators to best handle the unique challenges presented to his business.
The issue here is that the new health care plan is directly causing this business to struggle with management decisions. Some think that such mandates are unreasonable to ask of companies such as Domino’s. CEO, J. Patrick Doyle is most likely tempted to cut corners on counting calories because of the time and moneyit will save. This of course would be unethical because every business is to abide by the mandate.
I believe that Domino’s CEO is handling the situation in the most rational and ethical way possible. Obamacare presented a roadblock for the company and instead of complaining or trying to fight it, Mr. Doyle is working with regulators and trying to adapt to the new changes. I commend him for his actions. Most people would cringe at the amount of work there is to do, but he’s embracing it and moving forward. More businesses should do business like Domino’s.
Based on THIS article… What’s the ethical problem?
1. In this article, an employee of a New Mexico gun shop accidentally shot and wounded a customer in the back. Thankfully, the 65 year old customer was rushed to the hospital just in time. Copper Country Sporting Arms still hasn’t made a comment on the incident yet.
2. Guns are dangerous. However, I understand at this age that guns can be used just as well for good as evil. The ethical problem is simple. Everyone agrees that guns are dangerous, yet this store sells guns. When the customer is injured he is rushed to the hospital, but then what? Copper Country has no comment on the incident? How about an apology for one and addressing the problem head on? That would be the ethical thing to do in my opinion. Copper Country needs to own up to their mistakes.
3. There must must must be some safety procedures in place to make sure incidents like this don’t happen. It is a gun store so safety needs to be a higher priority. When incidents do happen don’t deny it. Things happen for a reason and I think now is a good time for Copper Country to make some changes for the better. More emphasis on safety and the quality of guns.
It’s been a historical couple of days for tokers all over this country. Not one, but two states have decided to legalize the plant known as marijuana. This is a glimpse of hope for the future. Marijuana could be a vital part of our economy, but it’s up to us to take advantage of it.