1. Perception is all EXCEPT

Structuring and organizing incoming impulses (information)

a prognosis (guess) about what is being received

the reconstruction of reality by our brain

the transduction of incoming stimuli

a process which takes time

Hi Peter.


I’ve looked at your Lac Leman and EcoSecurities case submissions and wanted to send you extensive feedback AND check in about the rest your outstanding assignments. 


As for Lac Leman, you’ve made great progress, however what’s missing is the properly filled out decision matrix.  I see an attempt at this on your ‘Sheet 3’, but that’s not exactly what I’m looking for.


The goal of the decision matrix is to inform your decision, and really tell you which decision to make.  As such it wants to contain everything that you consider important.  The structure of the decision matrix is as follows:  

- The alternatives should be clearly delineated across the top.  It this case you would choose your two values of possible DVDs to produce (4436 and 3549) plus the no go alternative.  Don’t label them Alt 1, Alt 2, etc.  Be as clear and as detailed as possible.

- Next, along the left side, you list your criteria.  I’d like these to include TBL considerations as well as risk.  So, maybe its profitability, environmental impact, social impact (e.g. customer satisfaction) and then something around risk (however you want to define it.  Again, be specific and note, the criteria should derive from stakeholder values.


- Then figure out your weights.  How important is each criteria to your overall decision?  These should sum to 100%. 


- Next, score each alternative on each criteria 1..5.  So, how does each alternative perform on profitability? On environmental impact?  (Note here, the no go alternative probably has the highest environmental score!)


- Finally combine the weights and the scores to determine an aggregate score for each alternative.  And then, your decision should be the alternative with the highest score.  (And here note that if this isn’t true, i.e. if you don’t like the answer, it suggests you’re missing a criteria or your weights might be wrong).  For further reference I’d suggest you rewatch the class from Oct 9th where I went through this in detail.



For Ecosecurities, same situation – I’m not seeing a decision matrix and it is unclear to me what your alternatives are.  I see some discussion on the ‘Alternatives’ sheet (note I renamed your sheets), but I’d like more of the quantitative details.  As described above, please create a decision matrix that includes TBL type criteria and use that to inform your decision.


Additionally for Ecosecurities, I see that your simulations are different scenarios that could happen, but not different alternatives that Bruce (the decision maker) can choose between.  If you're going to include different simulations (which is great to do), they should describe different alternatives.


Also, the format of your pro-forma model isn’t how I’d like to see it.  Not only is your approach non traditional and a little difficult to follow, there are at least a few errors. As previously mentioned, I would suggest that you first complete the ‘Magic Box’ example from the course page.  I strongly encourage you to use that format and my intent with having you do that assignment was for you to get that working, and then replicate it for Ecosecurities.  There are also examples of this format in the book notes as well as the MC analysis screencast. 


What you started in the ‘Orig Model’ is really close, keep this going.  And let Excel do the calculations for you.  In many places you’ve typed in numbers where there should be formulas.


And, I strongly encourage you to use a data table for your simulation results instead of replicating your model many times.  There’s a screencast in week 8 that demonstrates how to create one.


For Lac Leman and EcoSecurities I’ve included additional comments in the files I’ll return shortly on the course page.  I need you to take another pass at both to get to at least 80%.


Also, I think I’m still missing updates on your Which Power Plant and DHL shipping cases, along with IA#6 and the makeup work from the missed class.  As with above, please make sure to include a properly filled out decision matrix as part of each case submission. 


Please let me know if you have any questions or need any additional guidance.  If you’d like to chat about any of this, I’m happy to setup a collaborate session or similar. 


Thanks, Bert.


Over the last six years the Federal Reserve has been using a economic stimulus methodolgy called "Quantitative Easing."  The goal of the various QE's have been to flood financial institutions with money so they in would lend capital.   The thought behind this would be to promote growth and emoloyment.  Can you please discuss how QE between the Fed and the Banks?  Also, please research how the Fed actually creates the moneu to supply to the financial institutions?  What is the risk to QE to the Economy?  In your opnion has it been successful at all?




I have a project who has been done in a pdf but its missing the " m.files and the mdl.files " 


The only thing missing that needs to be completed are the method needed to be used where are the values needed to use in MatLab are provided in the pdf. 


Here are the methods that are needed to be done each with it's own "m.file" and "mdl.file" :


a. Digitized PID

b. Direct Methods (Closed Form )

c.Direct Methods  (with Diophantine)


d. Pole Placement (Ackerman’s Formula)

e. Optimal Control


Please let me know if can finish the rest of this project where it does not need much except for the MatLab only (Both "m.files" and "mdl.files ")


Due time is 10 PM , WED.

I need someone to remote access my online bio lab and complete two very short assignments. I will provide further details upon handshake.

I need someone to remote access my  online bio lab and complete two assignments. I will provide further details upon handshake.


This Assignment has two parts:


CS Powerpoint due 12/25/14  @ noon

K Video due 12/26/14  @ noon


Please pay very close attention to the enclosed attachments which include detailed directions, case study, one source that must be utilized in addition to other found, and K Video Directions.





This Assignment has two parts:


·         Assignment C-pt 1 of 2   ( Discussion) due 12/25/14 @ noon

·         Assignment C-pt 2 of 2 ( Formal APA paper) due 12/27/14 @ noon


Please pay very close attention to the enclosed attachments which include detailed directions, lesson notes, and resources. 



Listed / Attached reference must be used as one of the sources in each of the writings. 


Final Executive Summary


In this assignment, you will write a final executive summary describing which of the two countries (yours or your classmate's) is best to execute your company's strategy for the hybrid scooter. Synthesizing the information you have gathered is an important skill upon which your company's management team may rely for decision making.


Based on your analysis in the Unit 7, 8, and 9 assignments, write a recommendation to your management team on the following:


•Of the countries you researched, which one has the best economic market for this product? In which country will it sell best and why?


•Which country would have the best chance of attracting talent? Be sure to include which country is more likely to have an employee base with the skill sets necessary for the sales representative position, based on the research you conducted during the course on demographics, literacy rates, et cetera.


•What cultural factors will most influence recruitment strategies?


•Based on what you know of the culture of the country you're recommending, what obstacles, if any, might you encounter as you train new hires on teamwork in this environment?


•How will you design a training environment that minimizes these obstacles?


Follow these assignment requirements:


•Written communication: It should be thoughtful and free of errors that detract from the overall message.


•APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA (6th edition) style and formatting.


•Number of resources: There is no minimum number of resources.


•Length of paper: 3–4 typed, double-spaced pages.


•Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12-point.