Ethical Principles

The Golden Rule– Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Putting yourself in the position others can help you think about fairness in decision making. Immanuel Kant’s Imperative- If an action is not right for everyone to take, it is not right for everyone. Ask yourself “if everyone did this, could the organization or society survive?” Descartes’ Rule of Change– If an action cannot be taken repeatedly, it is not right to take at all. This is usually called the slippery-slope rule. Utilitarian Principle- Take the action that achieves the higher or greater value. Risk Aversion Principle- Take the action that produces the least harm or the least potential cost. Ethical “no free lunch” Rule- Assume that all tangible and intangible objects are owned by someone else unless specified otherwise. You should assume the creator wants some form of compensation for his/her...

Activity Assignment 3

October 7, 2015 Exercise 1. Consider the process for purchasing a textbook for one of your courses from the physical LIU bookstore. Consider what happens when you visit the physical bookstore on campus and search the shelves for the book. If found, you will take it to the counter and pay for it using your credit card, cash, check or book voucher. If you are unable to locate the book, you must ask the clerk for assistance in searching the shelves and eventually the bookstore’s inventory if it is in stock. If the clerk finds the book for you, you will pay for it and leave. If the book is not available locally, the bookstore clerk inquires about ordering the book for you from the warehouse or publisher. Once the ordered book arrives at the bookstore on campus, the bookstore clerk notifies of this information by phone, email or text message, and you would have to go back again to the store, pick up the book and pay for it. Draw the AS-IS process for purchasing a textbook from the physical LIU bookstore on campus. Exercise 2. Notice that LIU Brooklyn bookstore has an internet portal and you may shop online. Take advantage of the internet and redesign the previous purchasing of a textbook process. Make sure that the new To-Be process documents what happens when the online bookstore does not have the book in...

Activity Assignment 5

March 16, 2016 Consider CNET.com blog on the “20 biggest tech innovations of my lifetime that I actually use” by Sree Sreenivasan, January 14, 2013. Read the blog and comments and then make a list of the 5 top biggest tech innovations, in order of importance, which you personally use for learning, sports or hobbies, travel, business, etc.  Include a short description for each. If your list includes any of the author’s 20 biggest tech innovations, you must describe how you personally use the innovation. Finally, write and publish your own blog of the 5 top biggest tech innovations you personally...

Protected: Exam 1 Spring 2016

DUE DATE: March 16, 2016 at 11:59 PM INSTRUCTIONS: You are permitted to use your textbook and class notes. If you use any other reference, please make sure you disclose the source. Paragraphs, essays, solutions/answers lifted from all other sources (including your friend(s) or group member(s) in class) will not be graded and a score of zero may be attributed to the corresponding exercise or the whole exam. Your submission must reflect your own individual work. There will be no makeup exams. The Lateness Factor for the midterm is: lf = (10 – ln(h))/10, where h is the number of hours late and ln(h) is the natural log of h. Your effective score (ESCORE) will be the actual score (ASCORE) of the exam multiplied by the lateness factor (lf). If the exam is submitted an hour late, ESCORE = ASCORE and no penalty is incurred. if submitted 2 hours late, lf becomes 0.93 and ESCORE = 0.93 * ASCORE. If submitted 12 hours late, lf = 0.75, and thus, ESCORE = 0.75 * ASCORE.  Attempt all exercises for a total of 100 points. All of your answers must be compiled in one single file and uploaded to your Google Drive. For more details, see exercise 5.  Good luck. Exercise 1 [20 Points] As a student, you have encountered several processes in your interactions with LIU (the overall institutions) and its various colleges, departments, and offices. Based on your own personal experience, identify an LIU process, which you believe is either inefficient or ineffective. Briefly describe the process and discuss the issues you have encountered. Are the issues related to efficiency or effectiveness or both? How would you change the process to make it...

Activity Assignment 4

No submission is required. Exercise 1. Consider the process for purchasing a textbook for one of your courses from the physical LIU bookstore. Consider what happens when you visit the physical bookstore on campus and search the shelves for the book. If found, you will take it to the counter and pay for it using your credit card, cash, check or book voucher. If you are unable to locate the book, you must ask the clerk for assistance in searching the shelves and eventually the bookstore’s inventory if it is in stock. If the clerk finds the book for you, you will pay for it and leave. If the book is not available locally, the bookstore clerk inquires about ordering the book for you from the warehouse or publisher. Once the ordered book arrives at the bookstore on campus, the bookstore clerk notifies of this information by phone, email or text message, and you would have to go back again to the store, pick up the book and pay for it. Draw the AS-IS process for purchasing a textbook from the physical LIU bookstore on campus. Exercise 2. Notice that LIU Brooklyn bookstore has an internet portal and you may shop online. Take advantage of the internet and redesign the previous purchasing of a textbook process. Make sure that the new To-Be process documents what happens when the online bookstore does not have the book in...

Activity Assignment 3

Activity Date: February 10, 2016 Activity Points: 10 Points Activity Due Date: February 17, 2016 Brazil Beans, a wholesale distributor of coffee beans, buys overstocked beans and sells them for a discount of over 50 percent to small and privately owned coffee shops. Each month Brazil Beans has a variety of beans available for sale and you need to determine which beans to buy to make the most profit possible.  You can order as much coffee as you require, and this month’s options include: BRAND WEIGHT COST SALE PRICE Gold Ground – A versatile, complex blend combining great Latin American and Asia Pacific coffees with a touch of Italian Roast. Great in a coffee press, drip brewer or even as espresso. 14 oz $8 $13 French Vanilla – Blunt, smoky flavors are the objective in creating this, our darkest roasted coffee. The intense flavor makes it one of our most popular coffees. 13.5 oz $7 $11 Special Dark Roast – A full bodied, complex blend. This medium roast features a sweet, nutty taste. 13 oz $6 $9 Vanilla Hazelnut – Treat your guests with the delicious aroma and robust flavor our most intense roast and the most pronounced in terms of dark, deep roasted flavor and hazelnut. Lots of character. 12.5 oz $5 $7 Organic Special Roast – In the world’s best coffee producing regions, there remain a select number of farmers who have grown coffee the same way for generations. They plant and nurture each coffee tree using only environmentally friendly techniques. They harvest each crop by hand. The coffee from these farms is 100% organic and the...