This assignment asks you to write a paper of about 2,500 words exploring an issue in competition in a particular industry that 1) interests you and 2) is evolving and emerging and changing in 2017. Think about issues that are principal factors differentiating successful and unsuccessful competitors.

Please read my proposal questions and do the research on the topic I provide.

What topic in competitive analysis will you research? What research question will you attempt to answer?

As a both accounting and business student, I would like to research in tax reduction and the tax-cpa firm industry competitiveness. I would like to answer the question, will the tax reduction would benefit or harm the tax accounting firms.

How will it draw on your business core, foundation, and electives courses?

I think it draw on my business core, foundation, and electives courses pretty well. Because business classes, and real life business supposed to be conducting research continuously to meet the newest standards; therefore, I it would be beneficial if the research will tight up to my other courses that I’ve taken, and that’s why it draw on my courses.

What perspectives, ideas, and skills from other courses does it integrate with business learning?

In order to do well on this project, understanding data and the meaning behind the data is essential for me. Since the data will serve as the evidence to support my argument and eventually answer my question that listed above.
I have taken well balanced business classes, and would be able to use skills and ideas from other classes to integrate with my business learning. For example, I can Revenue per sqft that I’ve learned from my management class and return of investment that I’ve learned from my accounting class to support the pricing strategy that I stand by. Also, I can use comments on the ethics aspect of each strategy and use my perspectives that developed from Business Ethics class.

How will this research in the overall direction of your career, both the next stage and the long term?

For the next stage of my life, the research itself is a guiding book; it teaches me how to answer an interesting business question or business problem from the first step. As a fresh college grad, it would be a useful tool for me to get my boss attention quickly if I obtain the knowledge of doing professional research.

For long term, no matter I will be an entrepreneur or working for a company as managerial role, the knowledge and experience that derived from this research will definitely help me and make my job easier.

What data and literature sources do you expect to use (as specific as possible)?
I expect to use the sources from the following:
Annual reports from big companies
The industry analysis from the Big Four Accounting Firms
Scholarly journal that studies the specific industry
Website such as WSJ, CNN, Bloomberg, etc

What challenges do you expect to face that prof. Kushner can help with?

Outline the direction.
Find data and identify the acceptances of the data.
Explain ideas that on the article that I am using for the evidence.

Sample Solution

Sample solution

Dante Alighieri played a critical role in the literature world through his poem Divine Comedy that was written in the 14th century. The poem contains Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. The Inferno is a description of the nine circles of torment that are found on the earth. It depicts the realms of the people that have gone against the spiritual values and who, instead, have chosen bestial appetite, violence, or fraud and malice. The nine circles of hell are limbo, lust, gluttony, greed and wrath. Others are heresy, violence, fraud, and treachery. The purpose of this paper is to examine the Dante’s Inferno in the perspective of its portrayal of God’s image and the justification of hell. 

In this epic poem, God is portrayed as a super being guilty of multiple weaknesses including being egotistic, unjust, and hypocritical. Dante, in this poem, depicts God as being more human than divine by challenging God’s omnipotence. Additionally, the manner in which Dante describes Hell is in full contradiction to the morals of God as written in the Bible. When god arranges Hell to flatter Himself, He commits egotism, a sin that is common among human beings (Cheney, 2016). The weakness is depicted in Limbo and on the Gate of Hell where, for instance, God sends those who do not worship Him to Hell. This implies that failure to worship Him is a sin.

God is also depicted as lacking justice in His actions thus removing the godly image. The injustice is portrayed by the manner in which the sodomites and opportunists are treated. The opportunists are subjected to banner chasing in their lives after death followed by being stung by insects and maggots. They are known to having done neither good nor bad during their lifetimes and, therefore, justice could have demanded that they be granted a neutral punishment having lived a neutral life. The sodomites are also punished unfairly by God when Brunetto Lattini is condemned to hell despite being a good leader (Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). While he commited sodomy, God chooses to ignore all the other good deeds that Brunetto did.

Finally, God is also portrayed as being hypocritical in His actions, a sin that further diminishes His godliness and makes Him more human. A case in point is when God condemns the sin of egotism and goes ahead to commit it repeatedly. Proverbs 29:23 states that “arrogance will bring your downfall, but if you are humble, you will be respected.” When Slattery condemns Dante’s human state as being weak, doubtful, and limited, he is proving God’s hypocrisy because He is also human (Verdicchio, 2015). The actions of God in Hell as portrayed by Dante are inconsistent with the Biblical literature. Both Dante and God are prone to making mistakes, something common among human beings thus making God more human.

To wrap it up, Dante portrays God is more human since He commits the same sins that humans commit: egotism, hypocrisy, and injustice. Hell is justified as being a destination for victims of the mistakes committed by God. The Hell is presented as being a totally different place as compared to what is written about it in the Bible. As a result, reading through the text gives an image of God who is prone to the very mistakes common to humans thus ripping Him off His lofty status of divine and, instead, making Him a mere human. Whether or not Dante did it intentionally is subject to debate but one thing is clear in the poem: the misconstrued notion of God is revealed to future generations.



Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). Dante’s inferno: Seven deadly sins in scientific publishing and how to avoid them. Addiction Science: A Guide for the Perplexed, 267.

Cheney, L. D. G. (2016). Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno: A Comparative Study of Sandro Botticelli, Giovanni Stradano, and Federico Zuccaro. Cultural and Religious Studies4(8), 487.

Verdicchio, M. (2015). Irony and Desire in Dante’s” Inferno” 27. Italica, 285-297.