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Phl 458 Week 4 Individual Assignment

Describe a situation in which critical and creative thought could have been used for a better outcome. Describe why it is important to think critically and creatively in similar situations. A situation, in which critical and creative thought could have been used for a better outcome, is when investors were making decisions about the purchase of real estate. In 2006 the real estate market was giving signs of weakening where prior to that year it was booming, but investors were not thinking critically and creatively instead, they were greedy and they let greed make decisions for them. To make matters worse lenders where very aggressive in their lending protocols while no one in the government was watching. Investors continue to buy in frenzy at high prices, even paying over the listed prices for properties. Then came the market went bust and investors were stuck with nearly worthless pieces of properties. Had the investors even consider one or two worse case scenarios, their net worth could have been preserved, instead we saw how thousands of properties started going into foreclosure. This was a hard lesson to learn but today the lending rules have changed thanks to a revamp of the lending practices. By

Unformatted text preview: Running head: FAMOUS THINKERS PAPER 1 Famous Thinkers Paper PHL/458 FAMOUS THINKERS PAPER 2 Famous Thinkers Paper Dr. Martin Luther King and William Gates are the two famous thinkers I will be writing about. I will write about their contributions to society, how I think there their personal, social, and political environments contribute to their creativity, how they solve their ideas and problems, how their ideas were implemented, what could they have done differently and I will be comparing how their creative process took place. [this is a Thesis Statement] Famous thinkers have little in common with what makes them reach his or her level of achievement. Creative ideas are the foundation of the creative process (Goodman & Fritchie, 2011). Contributions to Society Marin Luther King, made a huge contribution to society in the times of difficulty times. He made sure that the way to contribute to society was by helping African American’s gain civil rights and changing issues of equality in America. He made sure to change thought and believes beliefs of others. Dr. King fought for the injustices of inequality and segregation. He also fought for Americans to stop judging because of the way people looked or what color of skin they had. He wanted to get everyone together as one, no matter what backgrounds anyone was from. Therefore embracing diversity was a challenge for AmericanAmerica . He made sure to look at the situation in every possible way, to accomplish uncommon solutions. In order to overcome the obstacles he would visualize on how to solve the problems, he was very patient and passionate for his believesbeliefs. FAMOUS THINKERS PAPER 3 Social Environment Inequality, oppressions and racial tensions were just some of the social and political environments [problems?] that contributed to his creativity. Martin had influenced many he helped established oppression by doing wrongs to right. At a young age Dr. King experienced racism and that is why the battle to finish racism began. Therefore because of his experience is how he became creative on how to fight for equality and civil rights. The way Dr. King’s ideas were implemented was by using the approach of civil disobedience and nonviolence, which in his time that did not exist. How to solve the problem Dr. King’s main solution on how to solve the problem was to promote civil disobedient disobedience also by solving the moral issues of racism. [yes] Therefore he suggested to hold a political system accountable, what he did was to take action of appealing to the principals of democracy and their rules. He believed that integration was the key to gaining equality, and he promoted a non-violent policy to achieve his solution. His non-violent policy was based on his belief that the battle against segregation should be fought in a courtroom instead of the street (Ware, 2009). [no space here] Solution and Implementation The most important believe for Dr. Kings King had was the action of equal rights, by nonviolent policy. He made sure to revise his solutions by demonstrating peaceful actions. He FAMOUS THINKERS PAPER 4 had a moral agenda which helped people improve humanity. Because of his believe he had many followers which accepted and encouraged his moral agenda. Dr. King stayed true to himself and to what he believed was right, and that helped him be accepted. William Henry Gates Creative Process I will have to say that there are many smart and knowledgeable business men in the world but the one that got my attention is the chairman of the famous Microsoft, William Henry Gates. In 1955 in Seattle William was born in to a family that was well known for their business knowledge and their politics. From a very young age William was extremely smart therefore his parents send sent him to a private school which helped him grow even further, and there that is where he gained the knowledge of computers. Solution and Implementation During his school years at Harvard University he had the opportunity of meeting very intelligent classmates; they all started using computers which lead led them to initiate the use of computers out sideoutside of school and into the real world. During his junior year at Harvard William decided to drop out of school to pursue his knowledge [dream?] of Microsoft. During the year 1975 William believed that computers were gonggoing to be very important everywhere in the world therefore he joined his childhood friend Paul [last name?] and started developing software for computers. FAMOUS THINKERS PAPER 5 William in the year 1987 started to show and push CD-Roms. Therefore Microsoft became more popular and became bigger and bigger. Because Microsoft became so popular the pricing were was so low that no one could even come close to matching it and or try to compete, from their new ideas came starting with Windows and many other software, the only problem was that because of these ideas it put Microsoft in the federal government ride r. The federal government was suspicious because of all their deals and some questionable alterations of Microsoft. Social Environment Williams love for computers and everything about them was very strong, but he decided to found Corbis. Corbis is the worlds largest resources of visual information, better knowknown as a digital archive for photography around the world. [source of this info?] Contribution to Society In 1999 and in 1995 Gates wrote two books called “Business @ the Speed of Thought which showed computers can help any business problems in a new way and “The Road Ahead”. The money that was earned from both books was donated to non profit non-profit organization. [no space here- just double spaced] Critique and Ideas William is a genius and an inspiration to many but at the same time it has affected society in some way [how?]. Computers are extremely important and I do have to say it has made our life’s lives easier but in my own believe the competition keeps on increasing to the point that todaystoday’s youth are constantly in the computer, there is no family time and no going outside and enjoying the day. FAMOUS THINKERS PAPER 6 Conclusion Martin Luther King and William Henry Gates had their own creativity and defined their problems in a totally different ways way , one was an incredible business man and the other was an incredible man that fought for his believe and the rights for other. Dr. King and William were able to overcome any [many?] obstacle and knew how to use their creative ideas to solve their problems. They both took the time to consider different options which helped them solve the problems and be accepted by society. Creative thinkers, those that think outside of the box and have the ability to create and get done what needs to get done (freedictionaryFreedictionary, 2010), Reference: Goodman, M. and Fritichie, L.L. 2011. Thinking like a genius. Study Guides and Strategies. http://www.studygs.net King Institute, 2011. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the global freedom struggle. http://www.kinginstitute Thefreedictionary.com (2010) Creative Thinking., http://www.thefreedictionary.com/creative+thinking Written Assignment Grading Form (Famous Thinkers Paper Week 4) Content 60 Points Points Earned XX/60 Additional Comments: FAMOUS THINKERS PAPER 7 All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way. Paper is 1050 – 1400 words in length Info about the thinkers’ contributions to society Each thinkers personal/social/political environments and how you think these factors contributed to their creativity. The problems or issues that their ideas sought to solve A description of the solutions, and how their ideas were implemented The creative process of each thinker and a comparison of the two creative processes A critique of their ideas and what they could have done differently. The content is comprehensive, accurate, and /or persuasive. Four references are included. The paper links theory to relevant examples of current experience and industry practice and uses the vocabulary of the theory correctly. Refers to guide questions in order to develop the paper Major points are stated clearly and are supported by specific details, examples, or analysis. Organization / Development 20 Points The paper has a structure that is clear, logical, and easy to follow. The paper develops a central theme or idea, directed toward the appropriate audience, organized around a Thesis Statement. The introduction provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major points. The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points. Transitions between sentences/paragraphs/sections aid in maintaining the flow of thought. The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment. 55/60 1111 words. Your Famous Thinkers paper does compare and contrast two key thinkers, King and Gates, by describing and analyzing their environments, addressing of problems they tackled, contributions they made and creative process they illustrate. You share key insights on the creative process in your analysis, but need to support your points with more quotes from experts and the words of the thinkers themselves. There is only one or two quotes- more needed to be more persuasive. Analysis should be included in body of paper, not in your Conclusion. Should these men have changed anything? Points Earned XX/20 18/20 Additional Comments: This paper needs work on organization, from the Title Headings, to your Introduction and Conclusion. Your Intro is just a Thesis statement, which is good, but needs to introduce your topic to the reader, and your Conclusion misses the point of a proper conclusion. FAMOUS THINKERS PAPER 8 Mechanics 20 Points The paper, including the title page, reference page, tables, and appendices follow APA guidelines for format. Citations of original works within the body of the paper follow APA guidelines. The paper is laid out with effective use of headings, font styles, and white space. Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed. Sentences are complete, clear, concise, and varied. Spelling is correct. Total 100 Points Points Earned XX/20 14/20 Points Earned XX/100 79/100 = 11.85/15 Additional Comments: There are significant issues with the grammar and expression, from tense of verbs, to spelling, to sentence structure, to general expression. A good review of English Composition, with one of the UOP Workshops, would be very helpful. APA needs some work, particularly in format- indenting the first word of each paragraph, and the Reference Page. Additional Comments: Your Famous Thinkers paper does compare and contrast two key thinkers, King and Gates, by describing and analyzing their environments, addressing of problems they tackled, contributions they made and creative process they illustrate. You share key insights on the creative process in your analysis, but need to support your points with more quotes from experts and the words of the thinkers themselves. There is only one or two quotes- more needed to be more persuasive. Analysis should be included in body of paper, not in your Conclusion. Should these men have changed anything? This paper needs work on organization, from the Title Headings, to your Introduction and Conclusion. Your Intro is just a Thesis statement, which is good, but needs to introduce your topic to the reader, and your Conclusion misses the point of a proper conclusion. There are significant issues with the grammar and expression, from tense of verbs, to spelling, to sentence structure, to general expression. A good review of English Composition, with one of the UOP Workshops, would be very helpful. APA needs some work, particularly in format- indenting the first word of each paragraph, and the Reference Page (11.85/15). ...
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