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Southern California Edison employees rate their boss Pedram Pourmand on eBossWatch

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  1. Jake Mullin says:

    Through the use of abstraction and logical reasoning, mathematics developed from counting, calculation, measurement, and the systematic study of the shapes and motions of physical objects. Practical mathematics has been a human activity for as far back as written records exist. Rigorous arguments first appeared in Greek mathematics, most notably inEuclid’s Elements. Mathematics developed at a relatively slow pace until the Renaissance, when mathematical innovations interacting with new scientific discoveries led to a rapid increase in the rate of mathematical discovery that has continued to the present day.[11]

    Galileo Galilei (1564–1642) said, “The universe cannot be read until we have learned the language and become familiar with the characters in which it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and the letters are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without which means it is humanly impossible to comprehend a single word. Without these, one is wandering about in a dark labyrinth.”[12] Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777–1855) referred to mathematics as “the Queen of the Sciences.”[13] Benjamin Peirce (1809–1880) called mathematics “the science that draws necessary conclusions.”[14] David Hilbert said of mathematics: “We are not speaking here of arbitrariness in any sense. Mathematics is not like a game whose tasks are determined by arbitrarily stipulated rules. Rather, it is a conceptual system possessing internal necessity that can only be so and by no means otherwise.”[15] Albert Einstein (1879–1955) stated that “as far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.”[16] French mathematician Claire Voisin states “There is creative drive in mathematics, it’s all about movement trying to express itself.” [1

  2. Jake Mullin says:

    The cell was discovered by Robert Hooke in 1665. He examined (under a coarse, compound microscope) very thin slices of cork and saw a multitude of tiny pores that he remarked looked like the walled compartments a monk would live in. Because of this association, Hooke called them cells, the name they still bear. However, Hooke did not know their real structure or function.[1] Hooke’s description of these cells (which were actually non-living cell walls) was published in Micrographia.[2] His cell observations gave no indication of the nucleus and other organelles found in most living cells.

    The first person to make a compound microscope was Zacharias Jansen, while the first to witness a live cell under a microscope was Anton van Leeuwenhoek, who in 1674 described the algae Spirogyra and named the moving organisms animalcules, meaning “little animals”.[3] Leeuwenhoek probably also saw bacteria.[4] Cell theory was in contrast to the vitalism theories proposed before the discovery of cells.

    The idea that cells were separable into individual units was proposed by Ludolph Christian Treviranus [5] and Johann Jacob Paul Moldenhawer.[6] All of this finally led toHenri Dutrochet formulating one of the fundamental tenets of modern cell theory by declaring that “The cell is the fundamental element of organization”.[7]

    The observations of Hooke, Leeuwenhoek, Schleiden, Schwann, Virchow, and others led to the development of the cell theory. The cell theory is a widely accepted explanation of the relationship between cells and living things. The cell theory states:

  3. Jake Mullin says:

    Music is an art form whose medium is sound and silence. Its common elements are pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo,meter, and articulation), dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture. The word derives from Greek μουσική (mousike; “art of the Muses”).[1]

    The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of music vary according to culture and social context. Music ranges from strictly organized compositions (and their recreation in performance), through improvisational music to aleatoric forms. Music can be divided into genres and subgenres, although the dividing lines and relationships between music genres are often subtle, sometimes open to individual interpretation, and occasionally controversial. Within “the arts”, music may be classified as a performing art, a fine art, and auditory art. It may also be divided among “art music” and “folk music”. There is also a strong connection between music and mathematics.[2] Music may be played and heard live, may be part of a dramatic work or film, or may be recorded.

    To many people in many cultures, music is an important part of their way of life. Ancient Greek and Indian philosophers defined music as tones ordered horizontally as melodies and vertically as harmonies. Common sayings such as “the harmony of the spheres” and “it is music to my ears” point to the notion that music is often ordered and pleasant to listen to. However, 20th-century composer John Cage thought that any sound can be music, saying, for example, “There is no noise, only sound.”[3] Musicologist Jean-Jacques Nattiez summarizes the relativist, post-modern viewpoint: “The border between music and noise is always culturally defined—which implies that, even within a single society, this border does not always pass through the same place; in short, there is rarely a consensus … By all accounts there is no single and intercultural universal concept defining what music might be.”[4]

  4. Jake Mullin says:

    In language, a word is the smallest element that may be uttered in isolation with semantic or pragmatic content (with literal or practical meaning). This contrasts with a morpheme, which is the smallest unit of meaning but will not necessarily stand on its own. A word may consist of a single morpheme (for example: oh!, rock, red, quick, run, expect), or several (rocks, redness, quickly, running, unexpected), whereas a morpheme may not be able to stand on its own as a word (in the words just mentioned, these are -s, -ness, -ly, -ing, un-, -ed). A complex word will typically include a root and one or more affixes (rock-s, red-ness, quick-ly, run-ning, un-expect-ed), or more than one root in a compound (black-board, rat-race). Words can be put together to build larger elements of language, such as phrases (a red rock), clauses (I threw a rock), and sentences (He threw a rock too but he missed).

  5. Jake Mullin says:

    Space is the boundless three-dimensional extent in which objects exist and events occur and have relative position and direction.[1] Physical space is often conceived in three linear dimensions, although modern physicistsusually consider it, with time, to be part of a boundless four-dimensional continuum known as spacetime. In mathematics, “spaces” are examined with different numbers of dimensions and with different underlying structures. The concept of space is considered to be of fundamental importance to an understanding of the physical universe. However, disagreement continues between philosophers over whether it is itself an entity, a relationship between entities, or part of a conceptual framework.

    Debates concerning the nature, essence and the mode of existence of space date back to antiquity; namely, to treatises like the Timaeus of Plato, or Socrates in his reflections on what the Greeks called khora (i.e. “space”), or in the Physics of Aristotle (Book IV, Delta) in the definition of topos (i.e. place), or even in the later “geometrical conception of place” as “space qua extension” in the Discourse on Place (Qawl fi al-Makan) of the 11th century Arab polymath Alhazen.[2] Many of these classical philosophical questions were discussed in the Renaissance and then reformulated in the 17th century, particularly during the early development of classical mechanics. In Isaac Newton’s view, space was absolute—in the sense that it existed permanently and independently of whether there were any matter in the space.[3] Other natural philosophers, notably Gottfried Leibniz, thought instead that space was in fact a collection of relations between objects, given by their distance and direction from one another. In the 18th century, the philosopher and theologian George Berkeley attempted to refute the “visibility of spatial depth” in his Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision. Later, the metaphysician Immanuel Kant said neither space nor time can be empirically perceived, they are elements of a systematic framework that humans use to structure all experiences. Kant referred to “space” in his Critique of Pure Reason as being: a subjective “pure a priori form of intuition”, hence it is an unavoidable contribution of our human faculties.

    In the 19th and 20th centuries mathematicians began to examine non-Euclidean geometries, in which space can be said to be curved, rather than flat. According to Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity, space aroundgravitational fields deviates from Euclidean space.[4] Experimental tests of general relativity have confirmed that non-Euclidean space provides a better model for the shape of space.

  6. Jake Mullin says:

    A congress is a formal meeting of the representatives of different nations, constituent states, independent organizations (such as trade unions), or groups.[1]

    The term was chosen for the United States Congress to emphasize the status of each state represented there as a self-governing unit. Subsequent to the use of congress by the U.S. legislature, the term has been adopted by many states within unions, and by unitary nation-states in the Americas, to refer to their legislatures. Relationships in congress have historically proven to be controversial in any country, with a prime example transpiring in recent years between U.S. President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner.[2]

  7. Jake Mullin says:

    ebosswatch is a SCAM

  8. David Villa says:

    Mr. Pourmand is philanthropist and a tremendous asset to the community. He has helped raise over $6,000 for charities such as Junior Achievement and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He is a great boss to have. I have thoroughly enjoyed working for him.

  9. Steve Knowles says:

    Mr. Pourmand was recently asked to take over a struggling organization and improve its overall performance. This was no small feat since several employees in the group were severe underachievers and were not receptive to the concept of accountability and continuous improvement. However, despite the overwhelming obstacles presented by the group Mr. Pourmand managed to right the ship. He re-organized the group which was a gut check for several long tenured employees who had enjoyed years of coasting. With perseverance and a strong will he managed to transform the group from one of the lowest performing in the company to a model of efficiency. It truly was an amazing feat to witness. Kudos to Mr. Pourmand for having the fortitude to stomach such a daunting task.

  10. Michelle Nguyn says:

    I would consider Mr. Pourmand one of the top managers I have worked with. He is always bring a positive attitude to work and is always willing to hear out his employees. He is one of the few managers that I have worked with that will always make time for his employees. He is a tremendous asset to our organization.

  11. shelly galorchi says:

    One of the few managers that I have met that has the courage to stand up for what he believes in. There have been several occasions that I have witnessed Mr. Pourmand make difficult decisions without compromising his integrity. These were difficult decisions with far reaching ramifications throughout the organization such as which programs to scuttle. He has earned my respect and I would gladly work for him again.

  12. Jill Nigli says:

    I have the utmost respect and admiration for Mr. Pourmand. He manages with a style that is demanding yet understanding. I am always amazed at how he manages to strike such a delicate balance between exceeding expectations and maintaining a quality work life balance. He has truly mastered the art of bringing out the best in people

  13. Jack Haggenz says:

    Hands down the best manager I have ever worked with. He takes control of complex situations and distills them into manageable bite size chunks. He spends time working as a mentor for junior associates and his door is always open for help. Provides honest and candid feedback. I have learned a lot from Mr. Pourmand

  14. Lana Ferron says:

    I have had a wonderful experience working with Mr. Pourmand. He is extremely patient and intelligent. Employees in other groups have requested to be transferred to his department.

  15. Sarah Phin says:

    Working with Pedram Pourmand has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my career, both academic and professional. His knowledge of finance and strategy has helped me to grow and learn. He has a broad background with insights that add value to the projects we work on. Often times managers are only focused on short term gains. However, Mr. Pourmand sees the benefit of training and grooming employees for the long term benefit of the organization. Truly a great boss to work with. I’m privileged to have had this honor.

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