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We can hardly believe that the captain really intended to carry his threat into full effect, and rather think he meant to let the laggards off for a long pull and a hearty fright.
Ah, no, Djor Kantos; Tara of Helium is for no laggard," and she threw him a sweet smile and passed on toward the assembling dancers with Gahan, Jed of far Gathol.
It is very extraordinary," said this noble laggard, "but this is the first time that I have ever been in Paris for more than three or four weeks.
It is a close night, though the damp cold is searching too, and there is a laggard mist a little way up in the air.
The research uncovered striking gaps between customer experience leaders and laggards in several areas, including the focus on creating a customer-centric culture, priority for cost-cutting, ability to delight customers across all channels, success with implementing Net Promoter Scores (NPS), use of text analytics, and obstacles they run into.
Nearly twice as many masters as laggards tailor their planning processes by product segment.
While 50% of retail winners rated as high their company's willingness to invest in technologies that would reduce its overall carbon footprint, only 22% of laggards did.
As the Stars outpaced the Laggards in performance, this disparity grew even wider.
The plethora of numbers provides plenty more clues about the past, present and future of the region's leaders and laggards, while the Telef[acute{o}]nica profile offers a glimpse of tomorrow by tracking the trailblazing Spanish communications concern across Latin America.
Next, the late majority finally come on board, followed by the laggards who come on very late or perhaps never at all.
Former leaders are suffering some defections while recent laggards are enjoying renewed investor interest.
In fact, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite has outperformed the Dow, on a percentage basis, because of the unspectacular returns of Coke and other industrial laggards on the index.