1) Provide an example of a decision you will make (or have made) and how following the decision making steps as explained by the Business Insider article could (or would have) helped, and
2) Explain specific ways that you could apply at least two ideas from the “How Senior Executives Find Time to be Creative” article to being more creative at work. (attached doc file)
3) Think about some of the interactions you’ve had with people from another country. Look at your home country’s Hofstede cultural value scores (p. 80 of the textbook) and those of the other country you (or someone you know) deals with regularly. How can you interpret these interactions in light of these scores?
Originally released in 1961, "Mr. Moto" was among the first so-called "surf songs" to be recorded. It reflects the traditional early surf music instrumentation-two guitars, bass, drums, saxophone, and piano, featuring the sax and piano more prominently than later surf bands would. While it lacks much of the reverb sound so definitive of surf music (as the Fender Reverb Unit was not invented until later that year), the surf sound is captured in the staccato picking (a fla-menco influenced intro), the rhythmic interplay of the two guitars, the "rocking" progression of the rhythm guitar (alternating high-low strums), occasional use of the tremolo arm to bend notes, and the "wet" sound of the saxophone. It is in roughly AABA structure and in 4/4 time, common of most surf instrumentals. The drum presence in the song, while not as prominent as some later surf pieces, provides the common back-beat sound, making heavy use of the ride cymbal and snare drum-common practice in surf music. Track 2 (2:35) "Let's Go Trippin'" by Dick Dale and His Del-Tones Dick Dale and His Del-Tones: Greatest Hits 1961-1976 [p] 1992 Grip Crescendo Records With 1961s "Let's Go Trippin'", Dick Dale recorded what would be his first surf instrumental hit. Whereas the Bel-Airs made use of the saxophone, Dale abandoned it for the "wet" guitar sounds allowed for the spring reverb, used copiously in this song, creating what was perhaps the first distinctly "surf" recording. It also possesses the characteristic staccato strumming, bent notes, and rocking bass and guitar rhythms of surf music. Similar in structure to "Mr. Moto", "Let's Go Trippin'" is roughly AABA, with an organ interlude where the Bel-Airs used electric piano. Drums take a more prominent role here than in "Mr. Moto," utilizing frequent snare and full kit fills in addition to the strong back-beat, marking the distinct departure from the unobtrusive brushwork of earlier jazz musicians. Track 3 (2:41) "Misirlou" by Dick Dale and His Del-Tones Dick Dale and His Del-Tones: Greatest Hits 1961-1976 [p] 1992 Grip Crescendo Records Released in 1962, "Misirlou" is widely regarded as definitive of the "Dick Dale sound" of surf music, making copious use of Dale's characteristic heavy staccato double-picking (vibrato) at high tempo and intensity (with frequent slow ascending and fast descending shapes, like waves), generous reliance on the use of reverb, complex interplay between lead and rhythm guitars, pitch bending, and heavy percussive rhythms. The prominence of guitar virtuosity is surf music is also represented in the song by several solo sections where the bass and drum stop playing, which also demonstrates the growing recognition of the drum kit as not simply a backing rhythmic layer (as we will see with Wipe Out). Again, as with a majority of instrumental surf songs, the structure is AABA. Track 4 (2:10) "Pipeline" by the Chantays 100 Years of Surfing (Re-Recorded Versions) [p] 2007 Kentblues/Bodyglove In 1962, the Chantays released with "Pipeline" what would become one of surf music's most popular and (i>