The 4th of July is the time when we celebrate our nation -- a time to reflect on the freedoms which we believe are not granted by our government, but are self-evident rights for all humankind.
Time for the Independence Day Quiz which asks, "How much do you really know?" Every day thousands leave their homelands to settle here in the land of the free.
Before they become citizens they are required to take a citizenship test and score 80%. Could you pass this test if you took it today?
Our quiz is made up of 30 questions, of which 20 were once used on the actual citizenship test. We've added a few curveballs (10 additional questions), but a score of 24 out of 30 is considered a passing grade.
This company had long given customers three or four standard offers of pricing and service. Sales reps typically delivered or mailed brochures and other materials and followed up to qualify leads. Only after deregulation, when new entrants began siphoning off customers, did the company realize it needed a new approach. Senior executives therefore asked marketing to lead a research initiative combining direct interviews with data on energy use from customer billings. It turned up three clusters of customers, each with different sets of influencers:
We are sexualized before we even understand what that means. We develop into women while our minds are still innocent. We get stares and comments before we can even drive. From adult men. We feel uncomfortable but don't know what to do, so we go about our lives. We learn at an early age, that to confront every situation that makes us squirm is to possibly put ourselves in danger. We are aware that we are the smaller, physically weaker sex. That boys and men are capable of overpowering us if they choose to. So we minimize and we de-escalate.