The Ugly Duckling by Iris Johansen
By Iris Johansen
If destiny by surprise made you extra appealing that you just ever dreamed attainable, would it not be the start of a fairy story, or your worst nightmare?
The brutal assault must have killed anyone, yet Nell Calder did greater than live to tell the tale. She emerged a girl remodeled, with a beautiful attractiveness chanced on merely in fairy stories. Nell Calder deserved a contented finishing. in its place, her descent into terror has simply begun.
Her attacker continues to be at the hunt, decided to complete what he's all started. And Nell, safe via a brand new face, is simply as made up our minds to struggle again and take her revenge. yet to seize her prey, she's going to need to divulge herself—even if it makes her a killer's top aim.
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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.