What would a business with nearly all of their customers in a defined local geography (ie. Vermont) have to gain by having global exposure to people or markets?
Massive amounts of additional profit.If they look at their business in a larger context.Ask the guys from Ben & Jerry's. They too started in Vermont then grew via global exposure.Also, one could serve certain customers locally, track the data of how their customers use their products and services, then sell reports detailing trends to customers around the globe.They could also identify problems that their local customers are facing and sell reports of those problems to entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs around the globe. Problems faced in one location are likely to be faced in other locations as well. So even if the Vermont company didn't want to leave or grow outside Vermont they could still benefit from global exposure.Some places become tourist attractions because they get global exposure. Their traffic, revenues and profits explode without them having to geographically move anywhere simply because people go out of their way to visit them. The Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont comes to mind as an example. How many people visit there every year because they saw "The Sound of Music"?And/or they could franchise their operation or if they didn't want to grow outside their local operation, they could sell the rights to franchise it to someone else (That's what the McDonald brothers did when they sold out to Ray Kroc.).These are just a few ideas on how a local business could gain tremendously from global exposure even though their local market is and remains rather limited. For more, just ask.
How can it be that nearly all the media and most Americans apparently do not know what a military mission is?
I’ll try to answer this in a general sense, not simply defining the term “military mission” . Several others have already done a good job of that. The straight forward answer is in two parts: 1) general lack of interest even with a couple of low pressure wars going on coupled with the fact that few in the general public, and almost no one in the media, has any military experience whatsoever. 2) The DoD has not done a good job of reaching the general public, this is part because, in my experience, the Public Affairs people in the Pentagon are not very good at what they do. This forms a feedback loop with point one. There are tons of material out there on what the military does and how they do it but it is read by only the small fraction of the public with more than a casual interest in military affairs. A few years ago the Army even felt compelled to put out a paper explaining why we need an Army. I doubt it was read by anyone outside the beltway.
How do you define common sense?
Suppose there are 3 people A,B and C.A and B are best friends.One day A comes to B and tells him/her that C said that B is a characterless person.What should be B's response.Response 1. B gets into a fight with A.Response 2. B asks A what does he thinks is the truth.Response 3. B asks A what was his reply?Correct Response - 3If A's response was defending B then they are truly Best Friends.If A's response was simply hearing C's comment and then tattling it to B then they are not best friends.Moral - COMMON SENSE IS THE ABILITY TO ASK THE RIGHT QUESTION AT RIGHT TIME TO THE RIGHT PERSON ( be it yourself) .
Why are nearly all college girls sluts?
i swear they all get drunk and just have sex with anyone. i mean, im different from most guys, im not trying to look for a girl just to have sex, i want someone who respects themselves.... but it seems impossible to find.
What is a word that nearly everyone has often heard, but many would admit to not actually knowing what it means? (I’m not speaking of a misused word.)
In order to answer this, I’ll make reference to the thousand most common words in the English language. That should pass the criteria of being a word (or words) that nearly every English speaking person would use.The obvious example (to me) of a word from the list that people may not know the definition is power. Whilst the typical definition of power is probably known, it is probably less common that people might appreciate the definition of power used in physics, where power is energy divided by time. If we stretch things a little further, people may not appreciate that in physics, energy is force multiplied by distance. They also may not realise that force is defined as mass multiplied by acceleration. However, at least in this final instance of definition, we were forced to move completely outside the thousand most common words in the English language.However, I suspect most people would claim to know the meaning of power, even if the full set of definitions might elude them.If I had to pick other words that I imagine most people would struggle to define and, if pressed, admit they don’t know its definition, then I’d pick the words technology and science.Clearly technology is a common word. I think most people could give an example of a technology, but an actual definition might be more elusive. In particular, I suspect most people would struggle to explain the difference between science and technology. I also suspect most people would be challenged to explain what exactly constitutes a science, and why electronics is a technology, but not a science.
Definition of fornication in the bible?
There are ***extremely*** few terms defined in the Bible, and "fornication" is not one of them. In an English translation of the Bible, the word "fornication" has the same meaning that it does in the dictionary - and the same is true of very nearly all of the other words in the Bible.
Why do we use words that refer to concepts we can't define, i.e. consciousness?
Because a definition is a much more specific entity than a meaning. As long as we know what something means, we can talk about it.You know, for instance, what knowledge means. Everyone knows what it means. But defining knowledge is a mighty task for philosophy. Philosophy has settled on “justified true belief” as a starting point for any discussion of the definition—it’s widely agreed that a proper definition is something like that. But it’s just as widely agreed that there are problems with that definition. And so the discussion continues.Concepts like these work because they work unambiguously most or nearly all of the time. But there are situations where they fail. For instance, I know that the man who always orders Swedish meatballs at the diner is a Russian spy—I’ve observed him dong business when he thinks no one is watching him. At the same time, I’m aware of a prominent local businessman, Donald Jones, who is widely well regarded, but I’ve also heard rumors that he has a secret life that’s not nearly as respectable. I dismiss those rumors as gossip. Years go by, and I see a huge, shocking headline in the local paper, about Donald Jones being exposed as a Russian spy! I see his picture and it’s the man who orders meatballs. My first reaction is, “They just found that out? I’ve known that for years!”But did I? At the same time, I’ve been defending his reputation! This is a case where it’s not really sure what you might accurately say about my knowledge. The situation is too complex for the common concept, and that’s why it’s so hard to define it.The brain has developed these concepts for practical reasons. They don’t have to be nailed down with a precise, accurate definition as long as they do their job. And nearly all of the time, they do.