*Unit 4.1 DB: Robert Plant – Singer-Songwriter (MUS121 Rhythm, Blues


*Unit 4.1 DB: Robert Plant – Singer-Songwriter (MUS121 Rhythm, Blues & Hip Hop)

Robert Plant, the lead singer of Led Zeppelin, is considered a quintessential singer-songwriter. He has asserted that one-third of Led Zeppelin’s sets were acoustic. For example, Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.” Using the internet or your phone, listen to the following song:

  • “Stairway       to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin

Yet, Led Zeppelin is considered an “early heavy metal” band. How did Led Zeppelin influence heavy metal music? Choose a heavy metal song (use the mashup tool) and explain how this song may have been influenced by Led Zeppelin.

*Unit 4.2 DB: Technology in the Late 1970s (MUS121 Rhythm, Blues & Hip Hop)

The new technologies of the 1970s allowed listeners more personal choice in what they listened to at home and in their cars. Later, people gained even more freedom when they could listen in their portable headphones when they listened to their SONY Walkman. This change in technology caused changes on the radio as well, where we see the advent of Album Oriented Radio (AOR). What were the pros and cons of AOR? How did the AOR movement narrow the role of the DJ on the radio? How did this change the power structure within the music industry? Do you believe this was positive or negative for the music world and why? 

*Unit 4 Discussion (ACC211 Managerial Accounting)

How important is it to trace costs appropriately?  Explain.

As you are beginning to think about the importance of tracing costs appropriately, please consider the differences between variable costing and absorption costing.  What implications does each of these have on such things as financial reporting of profit and pricing your products for the marketplace?

You may also want to think about the issues involved with traceable costs as discussed in our text or in articles that you may find online.

*Unit 4 DB: Managing (ACC215 Spreadsheet & General Ledger Software)

How does QB aid in managing customers and outstanding receivables?

*Week 3, Chapter 15 Discussion (BUS2123 Principles of Accounting II)

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1. Distinguish between debt and equity securities and between long-term investments and short-term investments. 

2. Describe how to report equity securities with controlling influence.

3. Explain foreign exchange rates between currencies and record transactions listed in a foreign currency.

*Unit 4 Discussion: Pricing Strategies (MKT200 Principles of Marketing)


The marketing mix is a key set of tools within the microenvironment, which helps an organization produce the response it wants from their target market. It’s made of up the 4Ps, which include product, price, place, and promotion. When these four factors are aligned properly, they play an important role because it encompasses everything an organization can do to deliver customer value and engage consumers.

Simulated Business Scenario:

Mohammad is a baker who is planning to start his own business and open a bakery in his hometown in Connecticut. He has spent a lot of time and effort perfecting his cookie recipe, which he has been making over the years from a family recipe.

Mohammad is concerned that he is spending too much time and effort on the actual cookie recipe (product) and not enough time on the remaining 3Ps. In order to ensure a successful launch of his new business, Mohammed hired you to help with the bakery’s grand opening. He asked you to prepare a report detailing what the bakery can do to deliver customer value.


  • 1)      What would you recommend Mohammed do to create a proper balance between      the 4Ps (integrated marketing mix) for his bakery? In other words, what      would you advise Mohammed do with:
  • Product
  • Price
  • Place
  • Promotion
  • 2) Reply to your own Db post with a Question, Quotation, or Comment      (QQC): 

         Respond to this week’s reading in a very short way, just by jotting down either

        a) a question you had about the reading; 

        b) a quotation you found interesting from the reading, or 

        c) a comment or reaction that you had to a particular section of the reading.

*Unit 4.1 DB: White Male Backlash (CRJ102 Introduction to Law Enforcement)

Describe how affirmative action policies have affected white males in hiring and promotional policies. Do you think this is fair? Why or why not. Support your position.

*Unit 4.2 DB: Gratuities (CRJ102 Introduction to Law Enforcement)

Do you feel the acceptance of gratuities (like a cup of coffee, for example) is corruption? Should it be allowed? Explain or defend your answer.Bottom of Form

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