MM2021 Management & Organization Individual Essay Topic: Motivation Title: How Motivation Contributes to the Overall Performance of a Company? According to the Business Dictionary (2017), motivation is defined as internal and external factors that energize, direct and sustain people to be continual to make an effort to attain a goal. In this highly competitive business world, every organization aims to be a success. They all target at maximizing their profits. One way is to improve the employees’ productivity. Employees are…
Portfolio – One of Us is lying by Karen M. Mcmanus
The book “One of Us is lying”, written by Karen M. Mcmanus and published on the 29th of May 2017, is about four teenagers who get suspected for murder. Brownwyn, Nate, Addy and Cooper get into detention because of someone who put cell phones in their bags. During detention Simon, the fifth person there and the inventor of a web site called “About That” which spreads rumors and secrets of students, dies due to an allergic reaction to nut oil when he drinks a cup of water.
After this, the other teenagers get suspected for killing Simon and their whole life turns around. They now are surrounded by detectives, huge media coverage and many accusations. During the investigation many drafts about the four suspected students on Tumblr and on “About that” is found.
Brownwyn’s cheating in chemistry, Nate selling drugs, Addy cheating on her boyfriend Jack, and Cooper getting outed. The teenagers’ lawyers recommend them to avoid each other in favour of the investigation and other false accusations but the four of them decide to stick together (especially Brownwyn and Nate who got really close to each other) and to find the murder of Simon and to end this whole situation.
At the end Simon’s best friend exposes Jack to Addy who knew about her cheating on him and he had to follow Simon’s instructions to destroy and to expose the four of them.
One of the main characters in the book is Brownwyn Rojas. She is one of the top students in school and she’s extremely clever. Brownwyn is a child of ambitious parents and has a sister who was diagnosed with cancer. I chose her because in my opinion she went through a huge and great character development in the book.
At first she seemed to me as if she would follow her parents in everything, she didn’t date, was learning a lot and was the perfect daughter material. After she got closer to Nate, she kind of broke out from her comfort zone and her parents’ rules, she got a “taste” of how life of others might be and that she sh.....[read full text]
To be honest, I was glad to finally find a thriller in which I was able to read about problems and situations of people my age. The detailed explanation of the happenings and coherences fascinated me a lot. Whenever I finished a chapter I could not stop reading the book due to the thrill you kept going.
Furthermore, I was impressed by the characters as all of them were different and I believe everyone could find themselves in them. You also raised awareness to important and sensitive topics such as sexual orientation and drug abuse which was very admirable for me as it represents how many people react to these kind of things.
Summarized, I really enjoyed reading this book because it not just included important topics but also was very inter.....