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Author: Lucy Sykes
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9781101872208
Book Pages: 352
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

As editor in chief of Glossy magazine, Imogen Tate is queen of the fashion world ... until Eve, her conniving twenty-something former assistant, returns from business school with plans to knock Imogen off her pedestal, take over her job, and re-launch Glossy as an app. Suddenly, the Louboutin is on the other foot; Imogen may have Alexander Wang and Diane von Furstenberg on speed dial, but she doesn't know Facebook from Foursquare and once got her phone stuck in Japanese for three days. But Imogen will do anything to reclaim her kingdom--even if it means channeling her inner millennial and going head to head with a social-media monster.


Author: Kal Raustiala
Genre: Business & Economics
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195399783
Book Pages: 272
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Contends that creativity can thrive in the face of piracy, arguing that the imitation of great designs forces an industry to innovate more quickly, and looks at examples of areas in which the practice has been accepted.


Author: Lucy Sykes
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9781101872208
Book Pages: 352
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

As editor in chief of Glossy magazine, Imogen Tate is queen of the fashion world ... until Eve, her conniving twenty-something former assistant, returns from business school with plans to knock Imogen off her pedestal, take over her job, and re-launch Glossy as an app. Suddenly, the Louboutin is on the other foot; Imogen may have Alexander Wang and Diane von Furstenberg on speed dial, but she doesn't know Facebook from Foursquare and once got her phone stuck in Japanese for three days. But Imogen will do anything to reclaim her kingdom--even if it means channeling her inner millennial and going head to head with a social-media monster.


Author: Melissa Bull
Genre:
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ISBN: 1772141208
Book Pages: 160
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Fiction. Women's Studies. Melissa Bull's debut short story collection THE KNOCKOFF ECLIPSE AND OTHER STORIES hums with the immediacy of distant and future worlds. Firmly rooted in the streets of Montreal and its many neighbourhoods and subcultures, Bull zooms in on the female experience while playing with societal expectation and literary convention. Spattered with bits of French, many of the stories pull back the covers on the intersection between French and English Canada. In the titular story "The Knockoff Eclipse," we're transported to a future world where women's clothing quite literally advertises their supposed wants and desires. Wanda and Henry meet in an old divebar turned trendy futurist café. "I used to be a model. But I got tired of people looking at me," she tells Henry. The theme of looking or being looked at runs through the entire collection; female bodies and the women who inhabit them must constantly contend with the masculine gaze, which is often internalized in such a way that it seems inescapable. THE KNOCKOFF ECLIPSE is dark like Duras, ippant comme Sagan, with elements of the surreal running through. These stories are modern feminist fables for the reader who is decidedly uninterested in upholding the moral of the story as it's been traditionally told.


Author: Paul Mazzarella
Genre:
Publisher: Riverrun Select
ISBN: 1939739098
Book Pages: 258
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

When lovelorn Jennie, an idealistic twenty-seven-year-old paralegal, stumbles across a grisly crime scene in a picturesque Boston alley while walking her dog, she impetuously agrees to safeguard a coveted travel bag for her chivalrous, dreamy-eyed upstairs neighbor, Al, the seemingly crippled victim of a bungled robbery. As the unnerving repercussions from her rash decision mount, and the secretive burden of protecting the prized bag overwhelms her, Jennie resolutely sets out to effectuate the capture of the unlawful parties involved, as well as Al's heart. That is, if she can only find him. Paul Mazzarella tells a discerning, nimble tale that illustrates the divergent effect a bag full of cash has on its flawed characters. Engaging from the first page, The Knockoff Bag will make you question how you would react in a similar situation. Intertwined themes such as greed, love, regret, betrayal, revenge, and atonement enrich the intriguing plot, which makes the fast-paced storyline a must-read for all.


Author: Nancy J. Rabolt
Genre: Business communication
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ISBN: OCLC:1079406871
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"This case is about the disruption of good buyer/vendor relations. A buyer discovered a branded shirt that became phenomenally successful for the store. Since buyers from other retailers did not show interest in the item, the buyer was able to secure special considerations from the vendor, such as high quality, reorder capability, promotional quantities, and exclusivity in the trading area for a time. Once the higher-priced item ended its run, the buyer approached the vendor to knock off the item for a lower price to continue to sell in the store. The buyer and the vendor always had good relations, but this ended when the vendor did not agree to make it the same as the original; they wanted to create something similar and sell it to other retailers to capitalize on potential profits. Once the vendor discovered that the buyer had found another vendor to create a knockoff, they notified her divisional merchandise manager that they were cancelling future business arrangements and selling to competitors."--Bloomsbury Publishing.


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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs. Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
Genre: Gambling
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105045372682
Book Pages: 115
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Author: Tim Phillips
Genre: Business & Economics
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749446789
Book Pages: 256
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

In this compelling account, Knockoff exposes the truth behind the fakes and uncovers the shocking consequences of dealing in counterfeit goods. Travelling across the globe, Tim Phillips shows that counterfeiting isn't a victimless crime; it is an illegal global industry undermining the world's economies. Based on interviews with victims, investigators and the people who sell counterfeits, Knockoff reveals the link between what we see as "innocent" fakes and organized crime. Phillips describes in detail how the counterfeiters' criminal network costs jobs, cripples developing countries, breeds corruption and violence, and kills thousands of people every year. He shows that by turning a blind eye to the problem, we become accomplices to theft, extortion and murder.


Author: Lucy Sykes
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385541817
Book Pages: 304
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

A Good Morning America Summer Must-Read! From the bestselling authors of The Knockoff, an outrageously funny novel about one woman's attempt—through clay diets, naked yoga, green juice, and cultish workout classes—to win back her career, save her best friend, and lose thirty pounds. When Janey Sweet, CEO of a couture wedding dress company, is photographed in the front row of a fashion show eating a bruffin—the delicious lovechild of a brioche and a muffin—her best friend and business partner, Beau, gives her an ultimatum: Lose thirty pounds or lose your job. Sure, Janey has gained some weight since her divorce, and no, her beautifully cut trousers don't fit like they used to, so Janey throws herself headlong into the world of the fitness revolution, signing up for a shockingly expensive workout pass, baring it all for Free the Nipple yoga, sweating through boot camp classes run by Sri Lankan militants and spinning to the screams of a Lycra-clad instructor with rage issues. At a juice shop she meets Jacob, a cute young guy who takes her dumpster-diving outside Whole Foods on their first date. At a shaman's tea ceremony she meets Hugh, a silver fox who holds her hand through an ayahuasca hallucination And at a secret exercise studio Janey meets Sara Strong, the wildly popular workout guru whose special dance routine has starlets and wealthy women flocking to her for results that seem too good to be true. As Janey eschews delicious carbs, pays thousands of dollars to charlatans, and is harassed by her very own fitness bracelet, she can't help but wonder: Did she really need to lose weight in the first place? A hilarious send-up of the health and wellness industry, Fitness Junkie is a glorious romp through the absurd landscape of our weight-obsessed culture.