A fun, flirty teen debut from Wattpad phenom Alex Light about a fake relationship and real love. Perfect for Jenny Han fans. It’s been years since seventeen-year-old Becca Hart believed in true love. But when her former best friend teases her for not having had a boyfriend, Becca impulsively pretends she’s been secretly seeing someone. Brett Wells has it all. As captain of the football team and one of the most popular guys in his school, he should have no problem finding someone to date, but he’s always been more focused on his future than who to bring to prom. When he overhears Becca’s lie, Brett decides to step in and be the mystery guy. It’s the perfect solution: he gets people off his back for not having a meaningful relationship and she can keep up the ruse that she’s got a boyfriend. Acting like the perfect couple isn’t easy, though, especially when you barely know the other person. But with Becca still picking up the pieces from when her world was blown apart years ago and Brett just barely holding his together now, they begin to realize they have more in common than they ever could have imagined. When the line between what is pretend and what is real begins to blur, they're forced to answer the question: Is this fake romance the realest thing in either of their lives?
Tucked away at the base of the Rocky Mountains lived a little boy with one singular dream: leave this broken and battered home and become someone. Be somebody's hero. That boy was me-Colby Brooks. Except I'm not that same little boy anymore. My dreams might still be the same, but my reality isn't. I'm smarter. Stronger. A man. And I learned a long damn time ago, the only way to achieve my dreams was to avoid distractions-at any cost. Focus. Resolve. Determination. But all it took was one single night. One night and my entire life...changed. One night had me colliding head first with the biggest distraction of my life; Rory Oaks. Smart. Charming. Beautiful. Rory changed everything. Quickly, my one-track mind started to bend. Each kiss faded decade-long dreams. And with one single incident, I fly off course.
Environmental disasters. Terrorist wars. Energy scarcity. Economic failure. Is this the world's inevitable fate, a downward spiral that ultimately spells the collapse of societies? Perhaps, says acclaimed author Thomas Homer-Dixon - or perhaps these crises can actually lead to renewal for ourselves and planet earth. The Upside of Down takes the reader on a mind-stretching tour of societies' management, or mismanagement, of disasters over time. From the demise of ancient Rome to contemporary climate change, this spellbinding book analyzes what happens when multiple crises compound to cause what the author calls "synchronous failure." But, crisis doesn't have to mean total global calamity. Through catagenesis, or creative, bold reform in the wake of breakdown, it is possible to reinvent our future. Drawing on the worlds of archeology, poetry, politics, science, and economics, The Upside of Down is certain to provoke controversy and stir imaginations across the globe. The author's wide-ranging expertise makes his insights and proposals particularly acute, as people of all nations try to grapple with how we can survive tomorrow's inevitable shocks to our global system. There is no guarantee of success, but there are ways to begin thinking about a better world, and The Upside of Down is the ideal place to start thinking.
Discover the Upside of Down enlightens readers and give them investment strategies for both protection and profits. Chapters include information on the hot button economic topics of today and for the foreseeable future: oil, gold, real estate, stocks, the dollar, the U.S. and global economies and the future outlook from a longterm viewpoint for each. A timely book with a timely message, this book targets the investor concerned about maintaining their investments during volatile times.
In the quest for competitive advantage, navigating change can be daunting. Following a unique, four-part structure focussing on confronting strategic issues, sensing opportunities and threats, choosing strategies and transforming organizations, this essential textbook offers a fresh and provocative perspective on strategic management. Covering the latest theories and concepts and taking an action-oriented approach, the book includes: • Cutting-edge content on the confront-sense-choose-transform stages of strategic management such as purpose and sustainability, emerging technologies, ecosystems and platforms, and business model innovation • Four diagnostic chapters providing practical tools for each stage of the strategy process • Nearly 70 case studies of internationally recognisable companies like Airbnb, Ben & Jerry’s, Epic Games store, Hilton, Icebreaker, McDonald’s, Nestlé, Northvolt, Tesla and PayPay • ‘Key Debate’ boxes outlining opposing perspectives on hot topics in the strategy field and ‘Strategic Focus’ boxes digging deeper into contemporary phenomena Instructors can access a range of online resources, including a teaching guide complete with case study teaching notes, further reading and video links, PowerPoints and a bank of additional case studies. Suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students of strategy, Strategic Management: From Confrontation to Transformation will help you grow your knowledge and experience of developing and implementing strategy in the real world. Henk W. Volberda is Professor of Strategy & Innovation at the Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam. Rick M.A. Hollen is a Lecturer and Researcher at the Strategy & International Business section of the Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam and a Managing Research Associate at the Amsterdam Centre for Business Innovation (ACBI). Joana R. Pereira is Lecturer in the Strategy and Organization group of Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds. Jatinder S. Sidhu is Professor and Chair in Strategic Management and Organization at Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds. Kevin Heij is Senior Researcher of the Amsterdam Centre for Business Innovation at the Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam.