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International Management – Globalization


Globalization is a modern term used to describe the changes in societies and the world economy that result from dramatically increased international trade, foreign direct investment, and cultural exchange. Topics included: Global virtual management, integration of technology, management, leadership with customer service, strategies in B2B with suppliers, business customers, and B2C. Managing people and technologies in other countries. Local practices, languages, culture, and time zone issues.  Story: experience with company in Australia, time zone solutions, faxes,  and shipping solution.


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Books Website Companions

RV-1 Nuclear Research Reactor - IVIC Venezuela

Current Trends in Information Technology

Information Technology for Management. Improving Strategic and Operational Performance

Managing anf Using Information Systems. A Strategic Approach

International Management

International Management: Strategy and Culture in the Emerging World

Management of Information Systems

Essentials of Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm

System Analysis and Design

System Analysis and Design. Kendall & Kendall

Strategic Management

Essentials of Strategic Management: The Quest for Competitive Advantage


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Florida State College Network – Experts

Florida State College at Jacksonville Experts
Areas of Expertise:

Management and Leadership
Information Systems
Internet, eCommerce, and Online Education
New Technologies
Boy Scouts of America


B.S. Venezuela Naval Academy: Naval Science
M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Nuclear Engineering
Ph.D. Capella University: Organization and Management

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Learning Edge Management

Learning Edge Management ( blog has been our portal to share online resources for our courses. It will continue to highlight videos and external sources. In order to avoid duplications all personal and professional links related to Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche are being moved to his website ( This is part of our information integration trend to simplify our educational resources and to reduce information overload.

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Family Leaders Workshop at Sea

“Marriage is like sailing. God provides the wind. The couple has to adjust the rudder and the sails of life”

Dr. Jose & Flor Lepervanche have been speaking at different workshops and seminars related to family since 1999 when they joined the Covenant Experience in Miami. Their engaging presentations motivate, energize, and inspire others to adjust their sails. Visit the Family Leaders website ( which is intended to share online resources related to family and personal issues.

Workshop at Sea 2011. Reservations with Rasara Travel.

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System strategies and quality

This video introduces the main topic of the Management of Information Systems course. Business problem solving is the beginning to expand toward system strategies and a discussion about quality.

Based on the model of the video and system strategies, how do information systems help businesses use synergies, core competences, and network-based strategies to achieve competitive advantage?

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I believe in CPR/AED. Be prepared to save a life.

Video made for the Sudden Cardiac Foundation. Edited by Arturo Perez Ramirez – Cigarra Expressions

I BELIEVE in one God because I have faith. He saved my life after my sudden cardiac arrest during a summer camp. He kept me alive to share this message. I BELIEVE in one Lord, Jesus Christ, who was with me in intensive care when I was fighting for my life. I BELIEVE in the Holy Spirit, who gave strength to the Scout leaders who applied CPR on me for 45 minutes, and to the person who shocked me 5 times with the AED of the Boy Scouts Camp. I BELIEVE in the Holy Spirit, who gave calm to my wife who laid hands on me. She was praying there all the time. I BELIEVE in my Church, my children, my family, my friends, and my community who prayed for my healing. Because I BELIEVE, I thank you all.

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Jamboree participants attempt a record-breaking CPR and AED Course

There are so many world records that are extremely dangerous (longest distance jumped by motorcycle; deepest scuba dive) that it’s nice to see one that’s for saving lives instead of endangering them.

That was the goal behind today’s attempt at breaking the record for CPR and AED training taking place at one time. Thousands of Scouts, Scouters, and visitors took an hourlong course on CPR and the proper use of an Automated External Defibrillator, or AED.

While Scouts and Scouters counted to 30 chest compressions on their training mannequins, event organizers counted Scouts and Scouters, checking to see how close to the world record they had come.

Results weren’t yet available, but one thing is for sure: sending thousands of boys and adults home with the knowledge about how to save a life was a winning situation for everyone involved.

Before one of the day’s courses, representatives from Cardiac Science awarded four lucky troops with two free AEDs.

These troops submitted winning entries in a video contest. Entrants needed to create a short video telling why AEDs were so important. Below you’ll see representatives from two of the winning troops. The first, Jose Lepervanche, didn’t work on his troop’s video, but he shared an inspirational story. He’s a Scouter from Jacksonville, Fla., and he shared the story about how an AED saved his life.

While at a council camp, he suddenly collapsed. Scouts rushed to his side and tried to revive him after calling 911. But fortunately for Lepervanche, the camp had purchased an AED and used it to save his life. He was there to tell his story because his camp was prepared, he said.

Because the troops got two AEDs each, they can keep one and give the other to a worthy community group, such as a school, church, or other organization.

Video produced by Matthew Tyrell (Dr. Mario) and Eric Mathews. Eagle Scouts from Troop 182.

(Reposted from The Official Blog of Scouting Magazine.


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