The colors exercise was an interesting activity that helped me get to know myself a little bit more. I never really pay attention to the little details regarding my personality; I just act depending on the way I feel and following the way I was raised. The colors exercise made me stop for a second and think about myself, learn about myself, and learn how different but at the same time alike we all are. According to the exercise we did my personality color is gold with a score of 38 points, followed by green with a score of 36 points, on the third place is orange with 25 points, and at last blue with 21 points. I think that the colors exercise was accurate; when we were looking at the pictures to decide what color we thought we were, I was definitely trying to decide between gold and green. After taking the whole test, I noticed that my highest scores were those two same colors. I really think the gold color describes me really well. I am really practical, organized, provider, stable, punctual, dependable, painstaking, conservative, detailed, hard-working, consistent, structured, positive, reliable, etc. Those characteristics mentioned before are some of the main aspects that describe a gold person, which also describe me. I strongly identified myself with the explanations that the little pamphlet gave about gold. Some of them describe me more than others; for example, I am highly responsible and believe that work comes before play. I face this situation very often, where I have to decide whether I should go play and hang out with friends or just stay in and do homework. I am very neat, orderly and well organized; I hate to be around people that is not organized and that create a mess everywhere they go. It also bothers me a lot when people don’t follow rules or don’t do things the right way. I like to work hard to accomplish my goals and never stop until I reach them. Also, I dislike it when people change plans on me. So in general, I am really organized, disciplined, and like things to be done the right way. While I strongly agree with the fact that I am gold, I also have traits from the rest of the colors. Let me begin with blue; I also have my good side that cares about people and friendships. I am caring, sincere, romantic, nice, accepting, giving, true, etc. I like to talk about people’s feelings, to send and receive symbols of love, and I seek for sincere people. I really care about the people around me, especially my close friends. I am also curious, intellectual, logical, and analytical, traits that make me be green as well. I am always curious and like to analyze things, When I get into some kind of work, I don’t like to stop until I am done; so basically I have characteristics that make me be a green too. Sometimes I am spontaneous, really competitive, performer, excitable, adaptable, easy-going, and fun. I am always looking to do new and exciting things, sometimes I get bored of doing the same thing over and over. Even though I am gold, almost green, and blue and orange are our opposites, I can get along really well with my opposite colors. Obviously, having traits and characteristics from each color help me understand and get along with the people from the opposite colors. I think the trait that helps me the most to interact with different people is that I am able to adapt; I can adapt to different situations, circumstances, and personalities. For example, I am gold but my girlfriend is blue. I know that we are basically opposite colors but we get along really well. We have been dating for more than a year and we are still fine; we learned to get along with an opposite color, we adapted to each other. I have learned that it is important to deal with opposite colors because it is good to have different kinds of friends; if all of our friends have the same characteristics and tastes the relationships will be boring. That’s the way I see it. If we have different kinds of
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PATRICIA M. DECHOW, RICHARD G. SLOAN and AMY P. SWEENEY
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Introduction to Financial and management Accounting
Different Forms of Business Organizations
Different Forms of Business
Explain the characteristics of, and differences between the three main types of
Illustrate the differences in financial statement preparation for each form of entity.
The Big Three
· 1 owner
· personally liable
· Owner's Equity
· Owner Capital…
different data. The most common financial tools are: income statement, retained earnings statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows.
Income statement is a report that shows success or failure over a specific time (Kimmel, Weygandt, & Kieso, 2009) . This revenue and expenses, and determine the net income of the business (Kimmel, Weygandt, & Kieso, 2009). This is important for investors, and management. The knowledge of success or failure through net income or loss allow for…
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Waste Management Scandal
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This accounting scandal lasted from 1992 to 1997 and was the result…
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How did management use depreciation expense to manage earnings?
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ACCT7102 Individual Case Study Assignment:
‘Accounting Fraud at WorldCom’
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(a) Earnings management
Earnings are major role in financial report and have great impacts on the prospect of a company. Therefore, managing the earnings will become the main issue. Healy and Wahlen (1999) stated that Earnings management (EM) occurs when manager use their discretion to alter accounting numbers in financial reporting, with the intention of mislead some stakeholder about business performance and affect contractual outcomes. In addition, EM will happened in any part of the…
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I would advise them to look at the Earnings Per Share…