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Introduction to Business

Spring Semester     Jan 9 - May 11

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Spring 2012 Mark Widdel, Instructor       Contact Information

 

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Week 18:  May 7

Welcome to the final class week! 

There are no new assignments for this week.

Due 9:00-10:00 AM Tuesday, May 8

Final Application Exercise - In Class  (Asgn 34)

Lessons Learned - D2L Post  (Asgn 35)

Exit Survey - D2L Survey  (Asgn 36)

Week 17:  Apr 30

Welcome to the seventeenth week of class! 

Asgn 34 Final Application Exercise

Video:   The Sensitive Baker

Website:   Rising Hearts (Formerly Sensitive Baker)

Criteria to consider for the final question:  Ten Principles of Effective Web Design

Asgn 35:   Lessons Learned

Asgn 36:   Exit Survey

FYI ________________________________________________

America's Top Paid CEOs

Slideshow:  America's Top 20 Most Promising Companies

US Postal Service closings make small businesses nervous

How to get hired by a company that turned you down

Will Organic Food Fail to Feed the World?

Weekly Humor:    Facebook Stock        Career Change        Stampede

Week 16: Apr 23

Welcome to the sixteenth week of class! 

Reminder:  The Stock Market Project - Final (Asgn 32) is due next Tuesday, May 1.

Asgn 33:   Application Exercise #14

This exercise is based upon the same company and information as last week:

Video: The Threadless Story

Design that's fit to a 'T' 

The Customer is the Company

Threadless.com    

Ap Ex #14 - Assigned Questions for D2L discussion

Please comment on the three questions specified below along with two questions of your own choosing.

 

Name

 Assigned Qs

Name

 Assigned Qs

Bagne, B

2,8,12

Hitchcock, C

2,5,8

Benoit, S

1,3,9

Howard, M

3,6,9

Buchan, M

2,4,10

Johnson, M

4,7,10

Carlson, S

3,5,11

Lee, L

5,8,11

Cassman, S

2,8,11

Nelson, M

9,9,12

DeVault, W

3,6,9

Rein, M

1,7,10

Emery Snaza, C

4,7,10

Rejman, E

1,4,12

Fuhol, N

5,8,11

Steiger. H

2,5,10

Gangl, A

6,9,12

Sumption, T

3,6,11

Hampton, R

1,7,12

Sward, A

1,4,7

If your name is not listed, post responses to any five questions from the exercise.

FYI ________________________________________________

Disney Bets on the 'The Avengers' After 'John Carter' Fiasco

Email Message 'You're Fired' Goes Out to Every Employee by Mistake

An Artificial Kidney to Take Patients off the Transplant Waiting List

19 Things College Students Suspect About the Real World

Video:  The Man Who Quit Money

Weekly Humor:  Downsized        Visionaries        Wafflehouse

Week 15:  Apr 16

Welcome to the fifteenth week of class!

Asgn 30:   Application Exercise #13

Video: The Threadless Story

Design that's fit to a 'T' 

The Customer is the Company

Threadless.com    

Ap Ex #13 - Assigned Questions for D2L discussion

Please comment on the three questions specified below along with two questions of your own choosing.

 

Name

 Assigned Qs

Name

 Assigned Qs

Bagne, B

1,4,12

Hitchcock, C

2,8,11

Benoit, S

2,5,10

Howard, M

3,6,9

Buchan, M

3,6,11

Johnson, M

4,7,10

Carlson, S

1,4,7

Lee, L

5,8,11

Cassman, S

2,5,8

Nelson, M

6,9,12

DeVault, W

3,6,9

Rein, M

1,7,12

Emery Snaza, C

4,7,10

Rejman, E

2,8,12

Fuhol, N

5,8,11

Steiger. H

1,3,9

Gangl, A

9,9,12

Sumption, T

2,4,10

Hampton, R

1,7,10

Sward, A

3,5,11

If your name is not listed, post responses to any five questions from the exercise.

Asgn 31 Best Buy Under the Microscope

Star Tribune Articles about Best Buy's Problems with Executive Management

April 15:  Best Buy deals tied to insiders draw scrutiny

April 14:  Probe puts the spotlight on Best Buy leadership

April 12:  Best Buy board investigating Dunn's conduct with female staffer

April 12:  UnitedHealth vet Mikan asked to steady Best Buy

April 11:  Best Buy CEO resigns under cloud

April 18:  Turmoil at Best Buy may make it a takeover target

Asgn 32 Stock Market Project: Final Report  (Due Tuesday, May 1)

FYI ________________________________________________

Video:  Google Stock Split May Be a Little Bit Evil

Slideshow:  Celebrity Business Ventures that Failed

Eight Restaurant Menu Rip-Offs

Five Biggest Mistakes Career Changers Make

12 Ways to Spot a Liar at Work

Weekly humor:   Early Test       Morning Joe       Solid Food

Week 14:  Apr 9

 

Welcome to the fourteenth week of class!

 

Asgn 27:   Application Exercise #12

Video:  Canyon Inn

Article:  From Dingy to Classy

 Ap Ex #12 - Assigned Questions for D2L discussion

Please comment on the three questions specified below along with two questions of your own choosing.

 

Name

 Assigned Qs

Name

 Assigned Qs

Bagne, B

1,6,10

Howard, M

2,6,10

Benoit, S

2,5,7

Johnson, M

1,6,10

Buchan, M

1,5,9

Lee, L

2,7,12

Carlson, S

3,8,12

Miller, B

4,6,9

Cassman, S

1,4,9

Nelson, M

1,9,11

DeVault, W

4,7,8

Rein, M

2,6,11

Emery Snaza, C

3,6,11

Rejman, E

4,8,12

Fuhol, N

2,7,11

Rhode, J

3,7,10

Gangl, A

4,8,12

Steiger. H

2,8,12

Hambly, D

3,6,10

Sumption, T

1,5,8

Hampton, R

5,9,11

Sward, A

3,9,12

Hitchcock, C

4,6,9

Swihart, A

4,5,10

 

 

Welsch, S

2,5,9

If your name is not listed, post responses to any five questions from the exercise.

Asgn 28:   Evaluating a Rhett & Link Commercial    (This document should be downloaded to your hard drive.)

Rhett & Link Behind the Scenes:  Fountain of Health

The Fountain of Health's Colonic Commercial

About Rhett & Link and their commercials

Rhett & Link on Conan

Asgn 29 Stock Market Project Part 3

FYI ________________________________________________

Rhett and Link:  Red House Commercial

The 80 Best Guerilla Marketing Ideas        Click here.

The B Team of Advertising Characters        Click here.

The Chinese Try to Harness the Nevada Sun        Click here.

Weekly humor:   Casual Boss        Incentive Plans        Rough Day

Week 13:  Apr 2

Welcome to the thirteenth week of class!

Asgn 25:  Application Exercise #11

Article 1:  Manny Kay

Article 2:  Grilling Up Growth

Home Page: ManCave Worldwide

Slideshow:  Market Segmentation

    Ap Ex #11 - Assigned Questions for D2L discussion

Please comment on the three questions specified below along with two questions of your own choosing.

Name

 Assigned Qs

Name

 Assigned Qs

Bagne, B

3,8,12

Howard, M

1,9,11

Benoit, S

1,4,9

Johnson, M

2,6,11

Buchan, M

4,7,8

Lee, L

4,8,12

Carlson, S

3,6,11

Miller, B

2,5,9

Cassman, S

2,7,11

Nelson, M

5,9,11

DeVault, W

4,8,12

Rein, M

4,6,9

Emery Snaza, C

3,6,10

Rejman, E

2,7,12

Fuhol, N

3,7,10

Rhode, J

4,6,9

Gangl, A

2,8,12

Steiger. H

1,6,10

Hambly, D

1,5,8

Sumption, T

2,5,7

Hampton, R

3,9,12

Sward, A

1,5,9

Hitchcock, C

4,5,10

Swihart, A

2,6,10

 

 

Welsch, S

1,6,10

If your name is not listed, post responses to any five questions from the exercise.

Asgn 26 Identifying the Market

Shark Tank:  Season 3 Ep 10

FYI ________________________________________________

Ten Product & Campaign Blunders to Learn From     Click here

Seven Entrepreneurial Lessons from Shark Tank      Click here

Walk-Up Food Service is Nothing New      Click here

In honor of April Fool's Day:  The Best Pranks of the Year     Click here

Week 12:  Mar 26

Welcome to the twelfth week of class!

Reminder:  SIx Tips for Managing Difficult Employees (Asgn 21) is due this Tuesday.

Asgn 22:  Application Exercise #10   

Ap Ex #10 - Assigned Questions for D2L discussion

Please comment on the three questions specified below along with two questions of your own choosing.

Name

 Assigned Qs

Name

 Assigned Qs

Bagne, B

4,7,8

Howard, M

3,7,10

Benoit, S

3,6,11

Johnson, M

2,8,12

Buchan, M

2,7,12

Lee, L

1,5,8

Carlson, S

4,6,9

Miller, B

3,8,12

Cassman, S

1,6,10

Nelson, M

1,4,9

DeVault, W

2,5,7

Rein, M

3,9,12

Emery Snaza, C

1,5,9

Rejman, E

4,5,10

Fuhol, N

2,6,10

Rhode, J

1,9,11

Gangl, A

1,6,10

Steiger. H

2,6,11

Hambly, D

2,7,11

Sumption, T

4,8,12

Hampton, R

4,8,12

Sward, A

2,5,9

Hitchcock, C

3,6,10

Swihart, A

5,9,11

 

 

Welsch, S

4,6,9

If your name is not listed, post responses to any five questions from the exercise.

Asgn 23:  Sexual Harassment in U.S. Companies

Asgn 24:   Quitting a Job Generates a Viral Hit

Video:  Joey Quits His Job

FYI ________________________________________________

Video:  The right time to pay attention to customers     Click here.

Kotex Brings Pinterest to Life in New Campaign.     Click here.

Why Manufacturing is Coming Home.     Click here.

Why women are out-earning men.     Click here.

Weekly Humor:  Cut the Fat        Employee of the Month         Fetch

Week 11:  Mar 19

No class this week.

Week 10:  Mar 12


Spring Break:  No Class this week

Week 9:  Mar 5

Welcome to the ninth week of class!

Asgn 20:  Application Exercise #9    Due to the upcoming Spring Break, this exercise has unique deadlines.  This exercise should be completed this week.

Article:  The Taming of the Crew

Asgn 21: Six Tips for Managing Difficult Employees

Article:  Anthony Bourdain and Top Chef Have It Wrong: the Boys' Club is No Fun

FYI ________________________________________________

Top 20 Young Entrepreneurs of 2011     Click here.

Cassava Beer: A Grosty New Brew to Pull African Farmers Out of Poverty     Click here.

Why You Might What to Get Rid of Rules at Your Company     Click here.

World's Most Admired Companies     Click here.

Weekly Humor:  19 Completely Ridiculous SkyMall Products     Click here.

Week 8:  Feb 27

Welcome to the eighth week of class!

Asgn 18:  Application Exercise #8

Articles:

? BMW Drives Germany

? A Tale of Two Systems

Ap Ex #8 - Assigned Questions for D2L discussion

Please comment on the three questions specified below along with two questions of your own choosing.

Name

 Assigned Qs

Name

 Assigned Qs

Bagne, B

3,8,12

Howard, M

5,9,11

Benoit, S

1,4,9

Johnson, M

3,6,10

Buchan, M

3,9,12

Lee, L

4,6,9

Carlson, S

4,5,10

Miller, B

3,7,10

Cassman, S

1,9,11

Nelson, M

2,8,12

DeVault, W

2,6,11

Rein, M

1,5,8

Emery Snaza, C

4,8,12

Rejman, E

1,6,10

Fuhol, N

2,5,9

Rhode, J

2,5,7

Gangl, A

4,7,8

Steiger. H

1,5,9

Hambly, D

3,6,11

Sumption, T

2,6,10

Hampton, R

2,7,12

Sward, A

1,6,10

Hitchcock, C

4,6,9

Swihart, A

2,7,11

 

 

Welsch, S

4,8,12

If your name is not listed, post responses to any five questions from the exercise.

Asgn 19:  Lessons Learned:  A Tale of Two Systems   This exercise has two deadlines, the first being Sunday, March 4.

FYI ________________________________________________

Video:  Inside a BMW Auto Manufacturing Plant     Click here.

Article:  Can Small Businesses bring back manufacturing to the US?     Click here.

How to Beat Competition and Turn Your Idea into a Business     Click here.

Facebook's New Idea for Presenting Advertisements     Click here.

Weekly Humor:  Performance Review        Different Perspective        Don't Break the Ice

Week 7:  Feb 20

Welcome to the seventh week of class!

Asgn 16:  Application Exercise #7

Video:  Bar Rescue: Hogtied Ham's  (Approx. 40 min)

Ap Ex #7 - Assigned Questions for D2L discussion

Please comment on the three questions specified below along with two questions of your own choosing.

Name

 Assigned Qs

Name

 Assigned Qs

Bagne, B

3,7,11

Howard, M

4,8,12

Benoit, S

4,8,12

Johnson, M

2,5,9

Buchan, M

3,6,11

Lee, L

2,5,7

Carlson, S

2,7,12

Miller, B

1,5,9

Cassman, S

4,7,8

Nelson, M

2,6,10

DeVault, W

5,9,11

Rein, M

1,6,10

Emery Snaza, C

3,6,10

Rejman, E

2,7,11

Fuhol, N

4,6,9

Rhode, J

3,8,12

Gangl, A

3,7,10

Steiger. H

1,4,9

Hambly, D

2,8,12

Sumption, T

3,9,12

Hampton, R

1,5,8

Sward, A

4,5,10

Hitchcock, C

1,6,10

Swihart, A

1,9,11

   

Welsch, S

2,6,11

If your name is not listed, post responses to any five questions from the exercise.

Asgn 17:  Eight Commandments

? How to Create a Company Philosophy

? Example of a Business Philosophy

? Example of Google's Business Philosophy

FYI ________________________________________________

Dippin' Dots files for bankruptcy     Click here.

Going Broke Defending Your Business Against Bogus Charges     Click here.

Ten brand names gone but not forgotten Click here.

Weekly Humor:     Customer Centric        Work Fantasy        Cubicle life 

Week 6:  Feb 13

Welcome to the sixth week of class!

Asgn 14:  Application Exercise #6

Article:  Extreme Managing

Ap Ex #6 - Assigned Questions for D2L discussion

Please comment on the three questions specified below along with two questions of your own choosing.

Name

 Assigned Qs

Name

 Assigned Qs

Anderson, J

3,7,11

Lee, L

4,8,12

Bagne, B

4,8,12

McMillan, L

2,5,9

Benoit, S

3,6,11

Miller, B

2,5,8

Buchan, M

2,7,12

Mueller, E

1,5,9

Carlson, S

1,4,8

Nelson, M

2,6,10

Cassman, S

2,5,9

Quinn, H

1,6,10

DeVault, W

3,6,10

Rein, M

2,7,11

Emery Snaza, C

4,6,9

Rejman, E

3,8,12

Fuhol, N

1,7,10

Rhode, J

1,4,9

Gangl, A

2,8,12

Savage, A

3,9,12

Hambly, D

1,5,8

Steiger. H

4,5,10

Hampton, R

1,6,10

Sumption, T

1,9,12

Hitchcock, C

2,5,11

Sward, A

2,6,11

Howard, M

6,7,11

Swihart, A

3,10,12

Johnson, M

3,6,9

Swinson, A

4,9,11

Kramer, N

4,7,11

Welsch, S

5,8,10

If your name is not listed, post responses to any five questions from the exercise.

Asgn 15:  Evaluating Hartnett's Commandments

FYI ________________________________________________

Should textbooks really cost $200?    Look here.

Companies with the Happiest Employees   Look here.

The Ten Best Countries for Starting a Business     Look here.

How do I start being the boss?     Look here. 

Week 5:  Feb 6

Welcome to the fifth week of class!

Asgn 12:  Application Exercise #5

Video:  We Mean Business  (Wagville Episode)

Ap Ex #5 - Assigned Questions for D2L discussion

Please comment on the three questions specified below along with two questions of your own choosing.

Name

 Assigned Qs

Name

 Assigned Qs

Anderson, J

4,8,12

Lee, L

3,7,11

Bagne, B

2,5,9

McMillan, L

4,8,12

Benoit, S

2,5,8

Miller, B

3,6,11

Buchan, M

1,5,9

Mueller, E

2,7,12

Carlson, S

2,6,10

Nelson, M

1,4,8

Cassman, S

1,6,10

Quinn, H

2,5,9

DeVault, W

2,7,11

Rein, M

3,6,10

Emery Snaza, C

3,8,12

Rejman, E

4,6,9

Fuhol, N

1,4,9

Rhode, J

1,7,10

Gangl, A

3,9,12

Savage, A

2,8,12

Hambly, D

4,5,10

Steiger. H

1,5,8

Hampton, R

1,9,12

Sumption, T

1,6,10

Hitchcock, C

2,6,11

Sward, A

2,5,11

Howard, M

3,10,12

Swihart, A

6,7,11

Johnson, M

4,9,11

Swinson, A

3,6,9

Kramer, N

5,8,10

Welsch, S

4,7,11

If your name is not listed, post responses to any five questions from the exercise.

Asgn 13:  Is the Facebook IPO a good investment?

Infographic: Inside Facebook

Infographic:  Global Reach of Facebook

Infographic:  Facebook Valuation over time

Infographic:  The Facebook IPO

Article:  Facebook IPO could come next week

Article:  Facebook files for $5 billion IPO

Article:  Should I buy Facebook IPO?

Article:  Grim warnings against 'gold rush' of Facebook IPO

Video:  Facebook's IPO: Real deal or internet bubble?  (You should watch this!)

FYI ________________________________________________

What do bears have to do with toilet paper?   Look here.

Doritos creator takes munchies to the grave.   Look here.

Fine art with Oreo cookies?   Look here.

What would you rather give up than your mobile phone?  Look here.

Tennessee tofu lover's vanity plate banned for vulgarity.   Look here. 

Week 4:  Jan 30

 Welcome to the fourth week of class!

Reminder:  The online stock portfolio submission (Part 2 Stock Market Project)  is due 9:00 AM Tuesday, February 7.

Asgn 10:  Application Exercise 04

Article: A Shoe That Fits So Many Souls

Article: The Way I Work: Blake Mycoskie

Article: Mycoskie on Social Entrepreneurship

Blog Entry: TOMS Eyewear

Video: One Day Without Shoes

Ap Ex #4 - Assigned Questions for D2L discussion

Please comment on the three questions specified below along with two questions of your own choosing.

Name

 Assigned Qs

Name

 Assigned Qs

Anderson, J

1,6,10

Lee, L

3,7,11

Bagne, B

2,7,11

McMillan, L

4,8,12

Benoit, S

3,8,12

Miller, B

1,9,12

Buchan, M

1,4,9

Mueller, E

2,6,11

Carlson, S

3,9,12

Nelson, M

3,10,12

Cassman, S

4,5,10

Quinn, H

4,9,11

DeVault, W

3,6,11

Rein, M

5,8,10

Emery Snaza, C

2,7,12

Rejman, E

4,6,9

Fuhol, N

1,4,8

Rhode, J

1,7,10

Gangl, A

2,5,9

Savage, A

2,8,12

Hambly, D

3,6,10

Steiger. H

1,5,8

Hampton, R

4,7,11

Sumption, T

4,8,12

Hitchcock, C

1,6,10

Sward, A

2,5,9

Howard, M

2,5,11

Swihart, A

2,5,8

Johnson, M

6,7,11

Swinson, A

1,5,9

Kramer, N

3,6,9

Welsch, S

2,6,10

If your name is not listed, post responses to any five questions from the exercise.

Asgn 11:  The Impact of TOMS Shoes 

Opinion #1:  The problems with TOMS shoes and its critics

Opinion #2:  Good intentions are not enough

Opinion #3:  Do you do more harm than good giving TOMS shoes to the poor?

FYI ________________________________________________

Ten Things to Do Before You Start Your Business  Look here

America's Portion Sizes are Growing   Look here

Crime Authors Compete for Morgue Name     Look here

Walk-Up Food Service is Nothing New      Look here

Weekly Humor    Capitalist       Dairymen     Stock Market

Week 3:  Jan 23

Welcome to the third week of class!

Asgn 07:  Application Exercise 03

Article 1 for Ap Ex #3: Plymouth's Busch: Peddling Roses

Article 2 for Ap Ex #3: Staging Concepts

Ap Ex #3 - Assigned Questions for D2L discussion

Please comment on the three questions specified below along with two questions of your own choosing.

Name

 Assigned Qs

Name

 Assigned Qs

Anderson, J

4,8,12

McMillan, L

2,5,8

Bagne, B

2,5,9

Miller, B

1,5,9

Benoit, S

1,6,10

Mueller, E

2,6,10

Buchan, M

2,7,11

Nelson, M

3,7,11

Carlson, S

3,8,12

Orrick, S

4,8,12

Cassman, S

1,4,9

Pierce, M

1,9,12

DeVault, W

3,9,12

Quinn, H

2,6,11

Emery Snaza, C

4,5,10

Rein, M

3,10,12

Fuhol, N

3,6,11

Rejman, E

4,9,11

Gangl, A

2,7,12

Rhode, J

5,8,10

Hambly, D

1,4,8

Savage, A

4,6,9

Hampton, R

2,5,9

Steiger. H

1,7,10

Hitchcock, C

3,6,10

Sumption, T

2,8,12

Howard, M

4,7,11

Sward, A

1,5,8

Johnson, M

1,6,10

Swihart, A

6,7,11

Kramer, N

2,5,11

Swinson, A

3,6,9

Lee, L

3,7,12

Welsch, S

3,7,10

If your name is not listed, post responses to any five questions from the exercise.

Asgn 08:  Part 2: Stock Market Project

Blank Document:  V2: Stock Market Data Table (right click the link and save to your hard drive before opening.)

Stock Market Handout What to look for when completing a stock data table

Asgn 09 Lesson Learned - Globalization 

FYI ________________________________________________

One of the best informercial ads:  Slap Chop Remix  (2 min)  Long version

One of the craziest products sold in an informercial: - Hawaii Chair    Ellen with Hawaii Chair

50 of America's Greatest Entrepreneurs Ever     Look Here

Top 30 Young Entrepreneurs of 2011     Look Here

Weekly Humor:     Customer Centric        Work Fantasy        Cubicle life

Week 2:  Jan 16

Welcome to the second week of class!

Asgn 04:  Application Exercise 02

Video for Ap Ex 02: China Blue  (Approximately 1 hour)

Article:  Parts Come Together (Quality Bike Parts)

Ap Ex #2 - Assigned Questions for D2L discussion

Please comment on the three questions specified below along with two questions of your own choosing.

Name

 Assigned Qs

Name

 Assigned Qs

Anderson, J

1,5,8

McMillan, L

4,5,10

Bagne, B

6,7,11

Miller, B

3,6,11

Benoit, S

3,6,7

Mueller, E

2,7,12

Buchan, M

3,7,10

Nelson, M

1,4,8

Butgusaim, S

2,5,8

Orrick, S

2,5,9

Carlson, S

1,5,9

Pierce, M

3,6,10

Cassman, S

2,6,10

Quinn, H

4,7,11

DeVault, W

3,7,11

Rein, M

1,6,10

Emery Snaza, C

4,8,12

Rejman, E

2,5,11

Fuhol, N

1,9,12

Rhode, J

3,7,12

Gangl, A

2,6,11

Savage, A

4,8,12

Hambly, D

3,10,12

Steiger. JH

2,5,9

Hampton, R

4,9,11

Sumption, T

1,6,10

Hitchcock, C

5,8,10

Sward, A

2,7,11

Howard, M

4,6,9

Swihart, A

3,8,12

Johnson, M

1,7,10

Swinson, A

1,4,9

Kramer, N

2,8,11

Welsch, S

3,9,12

Lee, L

3,9,12

  

If your name is not listed, post responses to any five questions from the exercise.

Asgn 05: Lessons Learned 02

Asgn 06 The racially-tinged receipt

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Week 1:  Jan 9

Welcome to the first week of class! 

Asgn 01: (Read and complete)  Application Exercise 1

Application Exercise Articles

?  Why Best Buy is Going out of Business... Gradually

?  Best Buy Shuts China Stores to Expand Five Star Brand

?  Best Buy Seeks to Return Brand to China

?  Best Buy may reverse its reversal in China

?  Why Best Buy Failed in China

?  Best Buy UK Starts Closing Down Sale

?  New this Week!  For Best Buy, holidays were good enough

Wondering what to post as an answer for your assigned Ap Ex questions?

(Read this)  Guidelines to Writing Effective Ap Ex Discussion Group Postings

 

Wondering how to post a comment in D2L? 

(Read this)  How to post a comment in a D2L discussion forum

Ap Ex #1 - Assigned Questions for D2L discussion

Please comment on the three questions specified below along with two questions of your own choosing.

Name

 Ap Ex 01 Qs

Name

 Ap Ex 01 Qs

Anderson, J

4,5,10

Lee, L

1,5,8

Bagne, B

3,6,11

McMillan, L

6,7,11

Benoit, S

2,7,12

Miller, B

3,6,7

Borowick, A

1,4,8

Nelson, M

2,5,8

Buchan, M

2,5,9

Orrick, S

1,5,9

Butgusaim, S

3,6,10

Pierce, M

2,6,10

Carlson, S

4,7,11

Quinn, H

3,7,11

Cassman, S

1,6,10

Rein, M

4,8,12

DeVault, W

2,5,11

Rejman, E

1,9,12

Emery Snaza, C

3,7,12

Rhode, J

2,6,11

Fuhol, N

4,8,12

Savage, A

3,10,12

Gangl, A

2,5,9

Steiger. JH

4,9,11

Hambly, D

1,6,10

Sumption, T

5,8,10

Hampton, R

2,7,11

Sward, A

4,6,9

Hitchcock, C

3,8,12

Swihart, A

1,7,10

Howard, M

1,4,9

Swinson, A

2,8,11

Johnson, M

3,9,12

Welsch, S

3,9,12

Kramer, N

2,8,11

  

If your name is not listed, post responses to any five questions from the exercise.

Asgn 02(Read and complete) Lessons Learned 01

Asgn 03: (Read and complete)  Stock Market Project Part 1

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