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Gustavo Rivera Pecunia

Pearson’s Correlations with JavaScript

Have you ever thought of incorporating correlation/regression analysis to your application? Recently I was working on a project which involved generating correlations with JavaScript for stock market data. Initially, we set out to find an API that could handle this type of information. But within the principle of trying to cut back in processing time,…

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Time and Effort Reporting

Documentation for Nonprofit Organizations Organizations receiving federal funds must ensure compliance with the Uniform Guide 2 CFR Part 200, related to the policies and practices of the federal government. In this article, we will discuss the standards and criteria for the Documentation of Personnel Expenses, also known as ” Time and Effort Reporting,” which found in…

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VivaColombia Airlines – Operational Analysis

VivaColombia Airlines – Operational Analysis VivaColombia: The Challenge of Growing a Low-Cost Airline in Latin America The VivaColombia case narrates the airline’s history from 2012 to 2015 at which point the company’s board of directors had to make a decision: whether to expand to a new market in Brazil or go forward with consolidating their…

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Scientific Glass, Inc. – Inventory Management

Problems facing Scientific Glass in January 2010 Scientific Glass’s fast growth led the company to overlook their inventory management practices. The company started noticing that its inventory was stacking up and its debt to total capital ratio exceeded its target goal, which threatened to tie up the capital much needed by SG to invest in…

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The Priceline’s Case Analysis – a Recommendation for Mr. White

Mr. White’s 10 Room Priceline Analysis and Recommendation Priceline is an Online Travel Agent (OTA) that stands out from traditional companies in its category such as Expedia, Travelocity, Booking.com, Orbitz, among others. Priceline differentiates itself with an opaque approach to bookings with its bid style model to hotel reservations. In the traditional OTA model, customers…

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PureTech Opinion: Strategic Partner or Venture Capital (VC) firm?

The PureTech Ventures Example In early May 2011, Daphne Zohar, founder and managing partner of PureTech Ventures, a life science venture creation company in Boston, MA, had essentially four options: Negotiate a deal for an early strategic partnership Close a financing round with the Venture Capital (VC) firm based on the term sheet she just…

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Analyzing Low Patient Satisfaction Comments

Affinity & Pareto Chart Analysis at Herzog Memorial Hospital The one outlier from the HCAHPS report was “The area around my room was quiet at night,” which was 14 points below the Colorado average. Do the patient comments support or refute that score?  Overall there were only 16 out of 104, or 15%, of comments…

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Global Financial – Process Improvement

Global Financial Corporations – Process Improvement Options In this article we will talk about a couple of ideas that can help smooth the operations issues within Global Financial, suggest a radical change and end by concluding with a recommendation for the company. Splitting the processing operations in two queues: News and Standards Splitting the operations…

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Healthcare Hub and Spokes Model Focused on Cancer Care

HCG’s Cancer Care Business Model Healthcare Global’s (HCG) business model truly revolutionized India’s cancer treatment landscape. Before Dr. Ajaikumar started his venture, the prominent cancer centers in India were government-run and located in the main cities. The implications of government-run healthcare facilities in India can be framed with a low supply of care for the…

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Economic Duress during a deal: A Case Cross-Analysis

Case Cross-Analysis: Austin Instruments v. Loral Corp & Dow Chemical Company v. Occidental Petroleum (Oxy) The Austin Instruments v. Loral Corp and Dow Chemical Company v. Occidental Petroleum (Oxy) cases can be brought together under one term that affects many companies in different industries: economic duress. In the case of Dow v. Oxy, The Dow…

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