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Fear Has a Name (The Crittendon Files, Book 1) by Creston Mapes

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By Creston Mapes

How some distance could He visit retain Them Safe?

It used to be greater than a break-in. greater than a stalking. It was once own. while a stalker pursuits his family members, journalist Jack Crittendon needs to discover who the individual is and what his explanations are—if he's to guard those he loves. it's going to lead Crittendon right into a global of behind-closed-door secrets and techniques and religion long gone awry, as does his research of a lacking pastor, whose obvious suicide is greater than it seems that. every one circulation Crittendon makes weaves him tighter and tighter right into a internet of lies, greed, hypocrisy, sin, and probability. He believed he’d by no means provide in to worry. yet that was once ahead of. And keeping directly to his religion won’t be effortless. Nor will protecting his relatives secure, and finishing the fear. simply because that may require him to step over traces he by no means dared to move.

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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.

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