The Opposite of Hallelujah by Anna Jarzab

By Anna Jarzab

A riveting depiction of sisterhood, as one sibling's go back domestic unleashes lies, a mystery lengthy buried, and emotional upheaval.

Caro Mitchell considers herself an in basic terms child--and she likes it that approach. in spite of everything, her a lot older sister, Hannah, left domestic 8 years in the past, and Caro slightly recalls her. So while Caro's mom and dad drop the bombshell information that Hannah is returning to stay with them, Caro feels as though an intruder is crashing her kinfolk. To her, Hannah's a complete stranger, an individual who haunts their domestic along with her meek and withdrawn presence, and who refuses to discuss her lifestyles and why she went away. Caro can't comprehend why her mom and dad minimize Hannah rather a lot slack, and why they're no longer pushing for solutions.

Unable to appreciate Hannah, Caro hotels to telling lies approximately her mysterious reappearance. but if these lies alienate her new boyfriend, pals, and placed her at the outs together with her mom and dad, Caro seeks solace from an unforeseen resource. And as she reveals a clue from Hannah's past--one which may shop Hannah from the darkish mystery that possesses her--Caro starts to determine her sister in an entire new light.

"Jarzab packs much into this tale, questions of religion and forgiveness, technological know-how and faith, psychological affliction, guilt and attainable redemption, in addition to easy highschool drama. yet at its center, this can be a tale approximately sisters."--<u>Booklist</u>, starred

"A layered meditation on kinfolk and trust that would ring real for faith-questing teens."--<u>Kirkus Reviews</u>

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3 Stamina ‘Stamina’ describes the degree to which established companies continuously reinvest in a new technology following initial investments (Block & MacMillan, 1985). Anderson and Tushman’s cyclic model of technologies (1990) highlights that the development of a technological discontinuity to a new dominant design is a process—of varying and unclear duration and outcome ex-ante—rather than a punctual event. Thus, organizations may experience a time lag of uncertain length between first investments into the new technology and first commercial success.

More specifically, when aiming to successfully adopt a discontinuous innovation, incumbents need to reconsider, for instance, the materials and methods they utilize (Hill & Rothaermel, 2003), the performance dimensions and criteria upon which their product evaluations are based (Christensen & Bower, 1996), and the revenue channels adequate for the discontinuous technology (Gilbert, 2005). Several of these routines are illustrated in Figure 7. , manpower, money, equipment, provided as a certain amount for a certain time Output Routines Products and/or services based on the discontinuous technology Potential Adaptations: ƒ Number, type, and duration of development and production steps ƒ Educational background and/or training of involved employees ƒ Evaluation of products / services ƒ Revenue channels considered ƒ Marketing and sales processes ƒ External partners included ƒ … Incumbents frequently tend to ‘cram’ the technologies (Christensen & Raynor, 2003), which means that they apply the same routines for both technologies.

Despite this non-linearity, researchers agree that investment intensity is an important precursor to adoption success, as some threshold level of resource commitment is required to successfully embrace a new technology (Tushman & Anderson, 1986). The underlying rationale is that 27 adoption of discontinuous technologies per definition requires novel knowledge, new capabilities, and the implementation of non-paradigmatic routines (Gilbert, 2005; Hill & Rothaermel, 2003), which, in turn, can only be acquired by drawing on adequate resources.

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