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  1. 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. Read | Write
  2. 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. Read | Write
  3. 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. Read | Write
  4. 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. Read | Write
  5. 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.. Read | Write
  6. 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. Read | Write
  7. 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. Read | Write
  8. 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. Read | Write
  9. 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.. Read | Write
  10. 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. Read | Write
  11. 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. Read | Write
  12. 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. Read | Write



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