My experience is mainly based on large and established organizations. Hence, learning from Prof. Dushnitsky on the various dimensions of new venture creation and growth in Entrepreneurship, will show me his perspective on the trail I wish to follow as a founder. Desiring to build a sustainable company, I am looking forward to taking Strategy and Competitive Advantage, where I hope to learn how to create and maintain such an advantage. Learning how to identify entrepreneurial opportunities and how to exploit them where “Creating Values” was contemplated, will lay a solid basis for achieving these goals by myself.
Juan, a skinny 19–year–old whom I met there that year, told me that he was trying to get out of a local gang (the name of which he wouldn’t reveal). He had started working for the gang as a halcone (a lookout) when he was 15, he said. But now as the drug war raged in the city and the local gangs were pulled into the infighting between the big cartels, his friends in the gang were being asked to do much more than he wanted to do—to kill. Without any training, they were given assault weapons. Having no shooting skills, they just sprayed bullets in the vicinity of their assigned targets, hoping that at least some of the people they killed would be the ones they were supposed to kill, because if they didn’t succeed, they themselves might be murdered by those who had contracted them to do the job.
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Himes recently retired from the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she served as the administrative manager. Previously, she served as the institute's technology and certification manager and development manager. Presently, she is working as a curriculum designer and subject matter expert in the development/revision of the institute's course and is a Maryland emergency services instructor. Himes has a bachelor's degree in communications from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland; a bachelor's degree in technology and management and a Master of General Administration from University of Maryland University College; and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park.
It turns out that in every Olympic Games since 1972, security officials have specifically attempted to prevent any plane crashes into crowded stadiums. [ Sydney Morning Herald, 9/20/01 ] For instance, in the 1996 Games held in Atlanta, Georgia, planes were banned from getting too close, helicopters and jets were deployed to intercept suspicious aircraft nearby, and so on.[ Chicago Tribune, 11/18/01 ] At the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, six planes were kept in the sky at all times to intercept any aircraft. Officials considered al-Qaeda the number-one threat, and the idea of “a fully loaded, fueled airliner crashing into the opening ceremony” was one of their greatest fears. [ Sydney Morning Herald, 9/20/01 ]