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GMAT Essay Topic 702 - "The most important quality for a leader of an organization to have is not the ability to plan, to organize, and to solve problems but rather the ability to communicate the organization's mission and to inspire people to work toward fulfilling that mission." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your position with reasons and/or examples from your experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 701 - "In today's rapidly and unpredictably changing world, attempting to learn from the past is no longer the wisest strategy." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your position with reasons and/or examples from your experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 700 - "An organization cannot make real progress unless all its members share a common set of values rather than make decisions that are guided by their own values and beliefs." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your position with reasons and/or examples from your experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 699 - "An explicit and enforced set of values is crucial to the success of any company or other type of organization." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your position with reasons and/or examples from your experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 698 - "Highly skilled employees who are ambitious, self-motivated, and self-sufficient are more likely to be harmful than beneficial in an organization based on teamwork." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your position with reasons and/or examples from your experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 697 - "The type of leadership that an organization needs (be it a college, a country, or a business, for example) depends largely on whether the organization is stable or in crisis." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your position with reasons and/or examples from your experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 696 - "Previous failure in some enterprise is essential if one is to become a successful leader." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your position with reasons and/or examples from your experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 695 - "Companies should recruit and reward employees more for their enthusiasm and willingness to contribute to the mission of the organization than for their knowledge and skills." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your position with reasons and/or examples from your experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 694 - "Government should place stricter limits on the ability of businesses to invade citizens' privacy through telemarketing, e-mail, advertising, collection of personal information on consumers, and so on, even if those limits affect businesses' profitability and competitiveness." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your position with reasons and/or examples from your experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 693 - "Constant innovation and change within an organization are as likely to damage the organization as they are to improve it." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your position with reasons and/or examples from your experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 692 - "Whether in politics or in business, leaders of any group need to understand that learning to compromise is ultimately more important than winning." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your position with reasons and/or examples from your experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 691 - Some experts maintain that students learn best in a highly structured environment, one that emphasizes discipline, punctuality, and routine. Others insist that educators, if they are to help students maximize their potential, ought to maintain an atmosphere of relative freedom and spontaneity. Explain your position on the issue of structure versus freedom in an ideal learning environment. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 690 - Some people claim that the growth of mass media has stifled intellectual curiosity. Others, however, argue that the availability of so much information and entertainment has encouraged individuals to expand their intellect and creativity. Explain your position on this issue. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 689 - Some people claim that in order to protect national parks and historical sites, public access to them should be greatly restricted. Others argue that there should be few restrictions, if any, because such places were intended for everyone to use. Explain your position on this issue. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 688 - In some companies, employees are allowed to express their feelings and opinions about the company by sending electronic messages to everyone in the company. In other companies, this type of communication is strictly prohibited. What restrictions, if any, do you think companies should place on employees' electronic communications? Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 687 - "In business courses, professors should teach only factual information and skills, not ethics." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 686 - "Although many people object to advertisements and solicitations that intrude into their lives through such means as the telephone, the Internet, and television, companies and organizations must have the right to contact potential customers and donors whenever and however they wish." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 685 - "Employees should not be asked to provide formal evaluations of their supervisor because they have little basis for judging or even understanding their supervisor's performance." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 684 - "In any business or other organization, it is better to have managers with strong leadership skills than managers with expertise and work experience in a particular field." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 683 - "Governments should not be responsible for regulating businesses and other organizations. Instead, society would benefit if the organizations themselves assumed responsibility for establishing and enforcing their own standards and regulations." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 682 - "We can learn more about a society by observing how its people spend their leisure time than by observing them at work." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 681 - "When judging the qualifications of potential employees, business employers should rely primarily on objective information, such as a candidate's r?sum? and education. Personal interviews are much too subjective and are therefore not a valid basis on which to judge a person's qualifications for a job." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 680 - "Instead of relying on the advice of outside experts, organizations should place greater value on the advice that can come only from their own highly experienced employees." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 679 - "In general, a company's most valuable employees are those who are concerned more with efficiency than with quality." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 678 - "Laws pertaining to relatively minor crimes must be vigorously enforced if a society hopes to stop more serious crimes." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 677 - "Formal education should not come to an end when people graduate from college. Instead people should frequently enroll in courses throughout their lives." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 676 - "The most effective leaders are those who can solve complex problems by finding simple, immediate solutions." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 675 - "The current trend of moving frequently from company to company has negative consequences: it causes instability in the workplace and, as a result, instability in society. Therefore, companies should require employees to make a long-term commitment to the organization." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 674 - "Schools should not teach specialized information and techniques, which might soon become outdated. Instead, schools should encourage a more general approach to learning." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 673 - "Whether people accept or reject an idea depends more on the way it is presented to them than on the merits of the idea itself." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 672 - "Companies should not allow the trend toward informality in dress and conduct at the workplace to continue; formality in dress and behavior helps create a more disciplined and productive work environment." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 671 - "It makes no sense for people with strong technological skills to go to college if they know that they can earn a good salary without a college degree." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 670 - "People's loyalty to political parties and political leaders significantly hinders their ability to form their own opinions about an issue." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 669 - "The well-being of a society depends more on the success of small businesses than on the success of a few large, high-profile corporations." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 668 - "A government should provide funding for the arts, but only for those artistic works that reflect the values and attitudes of the majority of the population." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 667 - "All employees should help decide how the profits of their company or business should be used." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 666 - "Technology ultimately separates and alienates people more than it serves to bring them together." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your position with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 665 - "It is essential that the nations of the world increase spending on the building of space stations and on the exploration of other planets, even if that means spending less on other government programs." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your position with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 664 - "In most fields ? including education, politics, and business ? the prevailing philosophy never stays in place very long. This pattern of constantly shifting from one theoretical position to another is an inevitable reflection of human nature: people soon tire of the status quo." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 663 - "Because of recent advancements in business and technology, the overall quality of life in most societies has never been better than at the present time." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 662 - "The most effective business leaders are those who maintain the highest ethical standards." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 661 - "All personnel evaluations at a company should be multi-directional ? that is, people at every level of the organization should review not only those working ?under' them but also those working ?over' them." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 660 - "Employees should not have full access to their own personnel files. If, for example, employees were allowed to see certain confidential materials, the people supplying that information would not be likely to express their opinions candidly." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 659 - "People are overwhelmed by the increasing amount of information available on the computer. Therefore, the immediate goal of the information technology industry should be to help people learn how to obtain the information they need efficiently and wisely." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 658 - "The most effective way for managers to assign work is to divide complex tasks into their simpler component parts. This way, each worker completes a small portion of the task but contributes to the whole." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 657 - "All archeological treasures should remain in the country in which they were originally discovered. These works should not be exported, even if museums in other parts of the world are better able to preserve and display them." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 656 - "The value of any nation should be measured more by its scientific and artistic achievements than by its business successes." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 655 - "Most people today place too much emphasis on satisfying their immediate desires. The overall quality of life would be greatly improved if we all focused instead on meeting our long-term needs." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your position with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 654 - "An advanced degree may help someone get a particular job. Once a person begins working, however, the advanced degree and the formal education it represents are rarely relevant to success on the job." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 653 - "The automobile has caused more problems than it has solved. Most societies would probably be much better off if the automobile had never been invented." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 652 - "In order to force companies to improve policies and practices considered unethical or harmful, society should rely primarily on consumer action?such as refusal to buy products?rather than legislative action." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your position with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 651 - "If a nation is to ensure its own economic success, it must maintain a highly competitive educational system in which students compete among themselves and against students from other countries." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your position with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 650 - "In order to accommodate the increasing number of undergraduate students, college and universities should offer most courses through distance learning, such as videotaped instruction that can be accessed through the Internet or cable television. Requiring students to appear at a designated time and place is no longer an effective or efficient way of teaching most undergraduate courses." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your position with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 649 - "In business, more than in any other social arena, men and women have learned how to share power effectively." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 648 - "In order to understand a society, we must examine the contents of its museums and the subjects of its memorials. What a society chooses to preserve, display, and commemorate is the truest indicator of what the society values." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your position with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 647 - "Companies are never justified in employing young children, even if the child's family would benefit from the income." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 646 - "If parents want to prepare their children to succeed in life, teaching the children self-discipline is more important than teaching them self-esteem." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 645 - "To be successful, companies should trust their workers and give them as much freedom as possible. Any company that tries to control employees' behavior through a strict system of rewards and punishments will soon find that such controls have a negative effect on employee morale and, consequently, on the company's success." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 644 - "Employees should show loyalty to their company by fully supporting the company's managers and policies, even when the employees believe that the managers and policies are misguided." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your position with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 643 - "Government should establish regulations to reduce or eliminate any suspected health hazards in the environment, even when the scientific studies of these health hazards are incomplete or contradictory." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your position with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 642 - "People often complain that products are not made to last. They feel that making products that wear out fairly quickly wastes both natural and human resources. What they fail to see, however, is that such manufacturing practices keep costs down for the consumer and stimulate demand." Which do you find more compelling: the complaint about products that do not last or the response to it? Explain your position using relevant reasons and/or examples drawn from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 641 - "The study of history is largely a waste of time because it prevents us from focusing on the challenges of the present." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading
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GMAT Essay Topic 640 - "Each generation must accept blame not only for the hateful words and actions of some of its members but also for the failure of other members to speak out against those words and actions." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading
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GMAT Essay Topic 639 - "As technologies and the demand for certain services change, many workers will lose their jobs. The responsibility for those people to adjust to such change should belong to the individual worker, not to government or to business." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your position with specific reasons and/or examples drawn from your reading, your observations, or your own experience.
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GMAT Essay Topic 638 - "Whether promoting a product, an event, or a person, an advertising campaign is most effective when it appeals to emotion rather than to reason." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading
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GMAT Essay Topic 637 - "Advertising is the most influential and therefore the most important artistic achievement of the twentieth century." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 636 - "A business should not be held responsible for providing customers with complete information about its products or services; customers should have the responsibility of gathering information about the products or services they may want to buy." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading..
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GMAT Essay Topic 635 - "We shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings shape us." Explain what you think this statement means and discuss the extent to which you do or do not agree with it. Support your views with reasons and/or specific examples from your experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 634 - "Business and government must do more, much more, to meet the needs and goals of women in the workplace." What do you think of the opinion expressed above? In your discussion, be sure to use reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 633 - "No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or ?get rich' in business by conforming to conventional practices or ways of thinking." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 632 - "As individuals, people save too little and borrow too much." From your perspective, how accurate is the view expressed above? In your discussion, be sure to consider the conditions under which it is appropriate to save money and the conditions under which it is appropriate to borrow. Develop your position using reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 631 - "The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee, and it is worth more than any other commodity under the sun." Explain what you think the above quotation means and discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with it. Support your position with relevant reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 628 - "For a leader there is nothing more difficult, and therefore more important, than to be able to make decisions." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 627 - "There are essentially two forces that motivate people: self-interest and fear." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your position with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 626 - "The people we remember best are the ones who broke the rules." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 624 - " Companies should not try to improve employees' performance by giving incentives ? for example, awards or gifts. These incentives encourage negative kinds of behavior instead of encouraging a genuine interest in doing the work well." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 623 - "Commercialism has become too widespread. It has even crept into schools and places of worship. Every nation should place limits on what kinds of products, if any, can be sold at certain events or places." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 622 - "So long as no laws are broken, there is nothing unethical about doing whatever you need to do to promote existing products or to create new products." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 621 - "The most important quality in an employee is not specific knowledge or technical competence. Instead, it is the ability to work well with other employees." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 620 - "Since the physical work environment affects employee productivity and morale, the employees themselves should have the right to decide how their workplace is designed." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 619 - "Work greatly influences people's personal lives ? their special interests, their leisure activities, even their appearance away from the workplace." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 618 - "Manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that their products are safe. If a product injures someone, for whatever reason, the manufacturer should be held legally and financially accountable for the injury." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 617 - "The rise of multinational corporations is leading to global homogeneity * . Because people everywhere are beginning to want the same products and services, regional differences are rapidly disappearing." * homogeneity: sameness, similarity Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 616 - "The goal of business should not be to make as big a profit as possible. Instead, business should also concern itself with the well-being of the public." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 615 - "As government bureaucracy increases, citizens become more and more separated from their government." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 614 - "What education fails to teach us is to see the human community as one. Rather than focus on the unique differences that separate one nation from another, education should focus on the similarities among all people and places on Earth." What do you think of the view of education expressed above? Explain, using reasons and/or specific examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 613 - "Even at its best, a government is a tremendous burden to business, though a necessary one." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 612 - "Employers should have no right to obtain information about their employees' health or other aspects of their personal lives without the employees' permission." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 611 - "Juvenile crime is a serious social problem, and businesses must become more involved in helping to prevent it." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 610 - "What is the final objective of business? It is to make the obtaining of a living ? the obtaining of food, clothing, shelter, and a minimum of luxuries ? so mechanical and so little time-consuming that people shall have time for other things." ? A business leader, circa 1930 Explain what you think the quotation above means and discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the view of business it expresses. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 609 - "Everywhere, it seems, there are clear and positive signs that people are becoming more respectful of one another's differences." In your opinion, how accurate is the view expressed above? Use reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading to develop your position.
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GMAT Essay Topic 608 - "The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows." Explain what you think the above quotation means and discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with it. Support your position with relevant reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 607 - "Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." To what extent do you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above? Explain your point of view by giving reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 606 - "Popular entertainment is overly influenced by commercial interests. Superficiality, obscenity, and violence characterize films and television today because those qualities are commercially successful." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with this opinion. To support your position, use reasons and/or examples from your reading, your observations, or your experiences as a consumer of popular entertainment.
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GMAT Essay Topic 605 - "The term ?user friendly' is usually applied to the trouble-free way that computer software moves people from screen to screen, function to function. However, the term can also refer to a government office, a library, public transportation, or anything designed to provide information or services in an easy, friendly way. Just as all societies have many striking examples of user-friendly services, so do they abound in examples of user-unfriendly systems." Identify a system or service that you have found to be either "user-friendly" or "user-unfriendly." Discuss, from the user's perspective, in what way the system either is or is not easy to use and explain the consequences or effect of such a system.
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GMAT Essay Topic 604 - "Successful individuals typically set their next goal somewhat ? but not too much ? above their last achievement. In this way, they steadily raise their level of aspiration." In your opinion, how accurate is this statement? Explain, using specific reasons and examples from your reading, your own experience, or your observation of others.
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GMAT Essay Topic 603 - "The presence of a competitor is always beneficial to a company. Competition forces a company to change itself in ways that improve its practices." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 601 - "Ask most older people to identify the key to success, and they are likely to reply ?hard work.' Yet, I would tell people starting off in a career that work in itself is not the key. In fact, you have to approach work cautiously ? too much or too little can be self-defeating." To what extent do you agree or disagree with this view of work? Develop your position by using reasons and/or examples from your reading, experience, or observations.
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GMAT Essay Topic 597 - "The most effective way for a businessperson to maximize profits over a long period of time is to follow the highest standards of ethics." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading..
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GMAT Essay Topic 596 - "All companies should invest heavily in advertising because high-quality advertising can sell almost any product or service." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 595 - "The most important reason for studying history is not that knowledge of history can make us better people or a better society but that it can provide clues to solving the societal problems that we face today." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 594 - "Scientists are continually redefining the standards for what is beneficial or harmful to the environment. Since these standards keep shifting, companies should resist changing their products and processes in response to each new recommendation until those recommendations become government regulations." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 593 - "The best way to preserve the natural environment is to impose penalties ? whether fines, imprisonment, or other punishments ? on those who are most responsible for polluting or otherwise damaging it." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 592 - "With the increasing emphasis on a global economy and international cooperation, people need to understand that their role as citizens of the world is more important than their role as citizens of a particular country." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 591 - "It is difficult for people to achieve professional success without sacrificing important aspects of a fulfilling personal life." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 590 - "Courtesy is rapidly disappearing from everyday interactions, and as a result, we are all the poorer for it." From your perspective, is this an accurate observation? Why or why not? Explain, using reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 589 - "Since science and technology are becoming more and more essential to modern society, schools should devote more time to teaching science and technology and less to teaching the arts and humanities." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 588 - "Businesses and other organizations have overemphasized the importance of working as a team. Clearly, in any human group, it is the strong individual, the person with the most commitment and energy, who gets things done." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 587 - "Business relations are infected through and through with the disease of short-sighted motives. We are so concerned with immediate results and short-term goals that we fail to look beyond them." Assuming that the term "business relations" can refer to the decisions and actions of any organization ? for instance, a small family business, a community association, or a large international corporation ? explain the extent to which you think that this criticism is valid. In your discussion of the issue, use reasons and/or examples from your own experience, your observation of others, or your reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 586 - "All citizens should be required to perform a specified amount of public service. Such service would benefit not only the country as a whole but also the individual participants." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 585 - "People are likely to accept as a leader only someone who has demonstrated an ability to perform the same tasks that he or she expects others to perform." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 584 - "You can tell the ideas of a nation by its advertisements." Explain what you think this quotation means and discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with it. Develop your position with reasons and/or specific examples drawn from history, current events, or your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 583 - "Financial gain should be the most important factor in choosing a career." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 582 - "Companies benefit when they discourage employees from working extra hours or taking work home. When employees spend their leisure time without ?producing' something for the job, they will be more focused and effective when they return to work." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 581 - "Too many people think only about getting results. The key to success, however, is to focus on the specific task at hand and not to worry about results." What do you think this piece of advice means, and do you think that it is, on the whole, worth following? Support your views with reasons and/or examples drawn from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 580 - "Because businesses use high-quality advertising to sell low-quality products, schools should give students extensive training in how to make informed decisions before making purchases." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 579 - "A company's long-term success is primarily dependent on the job satisfaction and the job security felt by the company's employees." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 578 - "Location has traditionally been one of the most important determinants of a business's success. The importance of location is not likely to change, no matter how advanced the development of computer communications and others kinds of technology becomes." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 577 - "The best strategy for managing a business, or any enterprise, is to find the most capable people and give them as much authority as possible." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 576 - "A powerful business leader has far more opportunity to influence the course of a community or a nation than does any government official." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 575 - "Schools should be responsible only for teaching academic skills and not for teaching ethical and social values." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 574 - "Clearly, government has a responsibility to support the arts. However, if that support is going to produce anything of value, government must place no restrictions on the art that is produced." To what extent do you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above? Develop your position by giving specific reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 573 - "Job security and salary should be based on employee performance, not on years of service. Rewarding employees primarily for years of service discourages people from maintaining consistently high levels of productivity." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 572 - "In this age of automation, many people complain that humans are becoming subservient to machines. But, in fact, machines are continually improving our lives." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 570 - "If the primary duty and concern of a corporation is to make money, then conflict is inevitable when the corporation must also acknowledge a duty to serve society." From your perspective, how accurate is the above statement? Support your position with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 569 - "Some people believe that the best approach to effective time management is to make detailed daily and long-term plans and then to adhere to them. However, this highly structured approach to work is counterproductive. Time management needs to be flexible so that employees can respond to unexpected problems as they arise." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 568 - "Public buildings reveal much about the attitudes and values of the society that builds them. Today's new schools, courthouses, airports, and libraries, for example, reflect the attitudes and values of today's society." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 567 - "Nations should cooperate to develop regulations that limit children's access to adult material on the Internet." * * The Internet is a worldwide computer network. Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading..
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GMAT Essay Topic 566 - "Organizations should be structured in a clear hierarchy in which the people at each level, from top to bottom, are held accountable for completing a particular component of the work. Any other organizational structure goes against human nature and will ultimately prove fruitless." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 565 - "Responsibility for preserving the natural environment ultimately belongs to each individual person, not to government." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 564 - "Education has become the main provider of individual opportunity in our society. Just as property and money once were the keys to success, education has now become the element that most ensures success in life." In your opinion, how accurate is the view expressed above? Explain, using reasons and examples based on your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 563 - "When someone achieves greatness in any field ? such as the arts, science, politics, or business ? that person's achievements are more important than any of his or her personal faults." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 562 - "In any enterprise, the process of making or doing something is ultimately more important than the final product." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 561 - "In any enterprise, the process of making or doing something is ultimately more important than the final product." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 560 - "Employees should keep their private lives and personal activities as separate as possible from the workplace." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 559 - "For hundreds of years, the monetary system of most countries has been based on the exchange of metal coins and printed pieces of paper. However, because of recent developments in technology, the international community should consider replacing the entire system of coins and paper with a system of electronic accounts of credits and debits." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 558 - "The best way to give advice to other people is to find out what they want and then advise them how to attain it." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 557 - "There is only one definition of success ? to be able to spend your life in your own way." To what extent do you agree or disagree with this definition of success? Support your position by using reasons and examples from your reading, your own experience, or your observation of others.
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GMAT Essay Topic 556 - "All groups and organizations should function as teams in which everyone makes decisions and shares responsibilities and duties. Giving one person central authority and responsibility for a project or task is not an effective way to get work done." To what extent do you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above? Support your views with reasons and/or specific examples drawn from your own work or school experiences, your observations, or your reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 555 - "Of all the manifestations * of power, restraint in the use of that power impresses people most." * manifestations: apparent signs or indicators Explain what you think this quotation means and discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with it. Develop your position with reasons and/or specific examples drawn from history, current events, or your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 554 - "Corporations and other businesses should try to eliminate the many ranks and salary grades that classify employees according to their experience and expertise. A ?flat' organizational structure is more likely to encourage collegiality and cooperation among employees." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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GMAT Essay Topic 553 - "It is unrealistic to expect individual nations to make, independently, the sacrifices necessary to conserve energy. International leadership and worldwide cooperation are essential if we expect to protect the world's energy resources for future generations." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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