The Oath (Dismas Hardy, Book 8) by John Lescroart
By John Lescroart
Lt. Abe Glitsky and security lawyer Dismas Hardy are back—on contrary ends of a scientific malpractice suit…and attainable homicide case.
When the top of San Francisco’s greatest HMO dies in his personal health center because the results of titanic accidents inflicted via a random hit-and-run motor vehicle twist of fate. however the post-mortem quickly tells a distinct tale and Abe Glitsky fast units his points of interest on attending surgeon Eric Kensing.
Desperate and short of an lawyer, Kensing turns to Dismas Hardy for his security. Hardy needs to discover a twisting conspiracy of avarice and violence that takes the lives it truly is sworn to save lots of.
A well timed and gripping novel that places lives—and a long-standing friendship—at grave danger, THE OATH is John Lescroart at his galvanizing top.
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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.
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