Burn by Linda Howard
By Linda Howard
While Jenner Redwine wins a lottery jackpot, she can't think ever discovering a spot on this planet of the rich. Seven years later, even though, she unearths an ally-and a advisor to the rarefied realm of privilege-in the kind-hearted heiress Sydney Hazlett, who invitations Jenner on a charity cruise aboard a luxurious liner. yet what Jenner will get is extra like a Hitchcock motion picture than a Love Boat episode. Taken hostage by way of a menacing stranger, with nowhere to run, Jenner is drawn right into a video game of dizzying intrigue and harrowing probability. yet as worry of her captor turns to fascination, Jenner rediscovers emotions she hasn't had in years-and realizes she's stumbled on a lifestyles worthy residing. If she survives.
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How did consumers come to value Nike so much compared to its competitors? Nike is a seminal cultural innovation. Yet, conventional explanations avoid grappling with the cultural aspects of Nike’s innovation and, as a result, fail to explain why Nike was so successful. Many experts view Nike as a better-mousetraps poster child: Nike engineered the best shoes and earned a reputation for great performance as a result. But, as we demonstrate, this argument does not align with the historical facts. Nike’s famed shoe innovations happened early on and do not coincide with the brand’s takeoff.
The company was having trouble getting consumers to pay attention to its air-cushion technology. Jordan ﬂew through the air in superhuman fashion on the way to his patented dunks. Therefore, Nike management reasoned, he was a natural spokesman for ‘‘air’’ (never mind that the technology was to cushion shocks, not to propel mere mortals toward the rim). Nike went to the trouble of designing a unique Jordan shoe for this purpose—Air Jordans. What set them apart was the ﬂashy red and black design, echoing the team colors of the Chicago Bulls, in contrast to the white shoes everybody else in the league wore.
Ideologically speaking, the order of the day was a demand not only to revive the original industrious version of the American Dream, but to push these ideals even harder in the face of the economic challenges of the day. As the economy came to a halt, and along with it the increases in standard of living that had become a birthright, Americans struggled to ﬁnd out what went wrong and how they should respond. The emerging rough-and-tumble free-agent economy demanded a very different mentality from what they were used to.