W7 Discussion “Hotels”

When a guest stays at a hotel, they are, at-the-minimum, promised a clean, safe and comfortable accommodation. In addition, depending on the type of hotel, they may also have the opportunity to relax by the pool, workout in the fitness center, or get some work done at the business center. They may also choose to place a room service order for breakfast or visit the restaurant located within the facility. When a patient is admitted to a hospital for a surgical procedure, then they too need a clean, safe and comfortable accommodation – in addition to appropriate clinical and medical care, of-course. In fact, depending on the nature of the hospital visit, the patient needs include many of the same aspects of a hotel stay such as food & beverage, service, and so on.

So to enhance their effectiveness, should the healthcare facilities focus on what they do best (i.e. clinical and medical care) and partner with hospitality firms to offer the services which are their core competence? Does the above idea seem far-fetched?

Please respond to the initial question by day 5 and be sure to post two additional times to peers and/or instructor by day 7. The initial post by day 5 should be 75 to 150 words, but may go longer depending on the topic. If you use any source outside of your own thoughts, you should reference that source. Include solid grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and spelling.

 

W7 Discussion “Stocks”

  • Question B

Suppose you owned a portfolio consisting of $250,000 of U.S. government bonds with a maturity date of 30 years. Would your portfolio be riskless? What if your portfolio consisted of $250,000 of 30-day Treasury bills? Every 30 days your bills mature, and you reinvest the principle ($250,000) in a new batch of bills. Assume that you live on the investment income from your portfolio and that you want to maintain a constant standard of living. Is your portfolio truly riskless? Can you think of any asset that would be completely riskless? What security comes closest to being riskless? Explain.

Please respond to the initial question by day 5 and be sure to post two additional times to peers and/or instructor by day 7. The initial post by day 5 should be 75 to 150 words, but may go longer depending on the topic. If you use any source outside of your own thoughts, you should reference that source. Include solid grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and spelling.