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The Wages Of Wins

Author : David Berri
ISBN : 9780804758444
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Wages of Wins is a proper analysis of the data generated by professional sports; it tells many tales that are inconsistent with the myths put forward by the media, industry, and consumers of professional sport.
Category: Business & Economics

Stumbling On Wins

Author : David J. Berri
ISBN : 013235778X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The next quantum leap beyond Moneyball , this book offers powerful new insights into all human decision-making, because if sports teams are getting it wrong this badly, how do you know you're not? Sometimes the decisions that teams make are simply inexplicable. Consider: sports teams have an immense amount of detailed, quantifiable information to draw upon, more than in virtually any other industry. They have powerful incentives for making good decisions. Everyone sees the results of their choices, and the consequences for failure are severe. And yet... they keep making the same mistakes over and over again... systematic mistakes you'd think they'd learn how to avoid. Now, two leading sports economists reveal those mistakes in basketball, baseball, football, and hockey, and explain why sports decision-makers never seem to learn their lessons. You'll learn which statistics are connected to wins, and which aren't, and which statistics can and can't predict the future. Along the way, David Berri and Martin Schmidt show why a quarterback's place in the draft tells you nothing about how he'll perform in the NFL... why basketball decision-makers don't focus on the factors that really correlate with NBA success... why famous coaches don't deliver better results... and much more.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Stumbling On Wins

Author : David Berri
ISBN : 0137069510
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 56.85 MB
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The next quantum leap beyond Moneyball , this book offers powerful new insights into all human decision-making, because if sports teams are getting it wrong this badly, how do you know you're not? Sometimes the decisions that teams make are simply inexplicable. Consider: sports teams have an immense amount of detailed, quantifiable information to draw upon, more than in virtually any other industry. They have powerful incentives for making good decisions. Everyone sees the results of their choices, and the consequences for failure are severe. And yet... they keep making the same mistakes over and over again... systematic mistakes you'd think they'd learn how to avoid. Now, two leading sports economists reveal those mistakes in basketball, baseball, football, and hockey, and explain why sports decision-makers never seem to learn their lessons. You'll learn which statistics are connected to wins, and which aren't, and which statistics can and can't predict the future. Along the way, David Berri and Martin Schmidt show why a quarterback's place in the draft tells you nothing about how he'll perform in the NFL... why basketball decision-makers don't focus on the factors that really correlate with NBA success... why famous coaches don't deliver better results... and much more.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Economics Of Sports

Author : Michael A. Leeds
ISBN : UOM:39015050736878
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Economics of Sports is the first textbook written for this course and is eagerly awaited by professors, department chairs, and students alike. Until now, professors have patched together chapters from economics texts and trade books about sports, leaving the students without the instructional guide they need and without a central economics focus. In this new comprehensive text, Michael Leeds and Peter von Allmen introduce the essential core economic concepts and then develop them with examples and applications from the sports industry. Three of the four sections are devoted to illustrating prominent areas of economics: industrial organization, public finance, and labor economics. The final section provides insights into theories related to the not-for-profit sector of the economy like the theory of bureaucracy. The Economics of Sports assumes only a basic, one-semester understanding in microeconomics and the rigor and level of depth have been designed for undergraduates, making it a perfect fit for sports economics courses and as a supplement to principles-level courses. * First true textbook on the economics of sports to hit the market! * Accessible to both majors and non-majo
Category: Business & Economics

21st Century Economics A Reference Handbook

Author : Rhona C. Free
ISBN : 9781412961424
Genre : Business & Economics
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Interest in economics is at an all-time high. Among the challenges facing the nation is an economy with rapidly rising unemployment, failures of major businesses and industries, and continued dependence on oil with its wildly fluctuating price. Americans are debating the proper role of the government in company bailouts, the effectiveness of tax cuts versus increased government spending to stimulate the economy, and potential effects of deflation. Economists have dealt with such questions for generations, but they have taken on new meaning and significance. Tackling these questions and encompassing analysis of traditional economic theory and topics as well as those that economists have only more recently addressed, 21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook is intended to meet the needs of several types of readers. Undergraduate students preparing for exams will find summaries of theory and models in key areas of micro and macroeconomics. Readers interested in learning about economic analysis of an issue as well students embarking on research projects will find introductions to relevant theory and empirical evidence. And economists seeking to learn about extensions of analysis into new areas or about new approaches will benefit from chapters that introduce cutting-edge topics. To make the book accessible to undergraduate students, models have been presented only in graphical format (minimal calculus) and empirical evidence has been summarized in ways that do not require much background in statistics or econometrics. It is thereby hoped that chapters will provide both crucial information and inspiration in a non-threatening, highly readable format.
Category: Business & Economics

The Success Equation

Author : Michael J. Mauboussin
ISBN : 9781422184240
Genre : Business & Economics
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“Much of what we experience in life results from a combination of skill and luck.” — From the Introduction The trick, of course, is figuring out just how many of our successes (and failures) can be attributed to each—and how we can learn to tell the difference ahead of time. In most domains of life, skill and luck seem hopelessly entangled. Different levels of skill and varying degrees of good and bad luck are the realities that shape our lives—yet few of us are adept at accurately distinguishing between the two. Imagine what we could accomplish if we were able to tease out these two threads, examine them, and use the resulting knowledge to make better decisions. In this provocative book, Michael Mauboussin helps to untangle these intricate strands to offer the structure needed to analyze the relative importance of skill and luck. He offers concrete suggestions for making these insights work to your advantage. Once we understand the extent to which skill and luck contribute to our achievements, we can learn to deal with them in making decisions. The Success Equation helps us move toward this goal by: • Establishing a foundation so we better understand skill and luck, and can pinpoint where each is most relevant • Helping us develop the analytical tools necessary to understand skill and luck • Offering concrete suggestions about how to take these findings and put them to work Showcasing Mauboussin’s trademark wit, insight, and analytical genius, The Success Equation is a must-read for anyone seeking to make better decisions—in business and in life.
Category: Business & Economics

The Art Of War For Beginners

Author : Vincent Gagliano
ISBN : 9781462025305
Genre : Philosophy
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The Art of War is one of the oldest and most widely read books on tactics and strategy ever written, but it can also be one of the most mystifying for modern readers to tackle. In order to complete this book, author Vincent Gagliano studied several different translations of The Art of War, in addition to books on business, leadership, and military history. Here, he takes Sun Tzus ideas and concepts and expresses them in a simplified form for first-time readers. He also describes how he came to write the book, and how new readers can study the text, helping them learn the concepts and apply them to everyday life. Whether you are facing struggles on the literal battlefield, in the boardroom, or in the arena, the ideas first expressed by Sun Tzu 2,500 years ago are still relevant today. Mastering the concepts of combat in any situation can give you the edge up on your competition, starting today!
Category: Philosophy

Package X

Author : United States. Internal Revenue Service
ISBN : UOM:39015061599216
Genre : Tax returns
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Why David Sometimes Wins

Author : Marshall Ganz
ISBN : 9780199883011
Genre : Social Science
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Why David Sometimes Wins tells the story of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers' groundbreaking victory, drawing important lessons from this dramatic tale. Since the 1900s, large-scale agricultural enterprises relied on migrant labor--a cheap, unorganized, and powerless workforce. In 1965, when some 800 Filipino grape workers began to strike under the aegis of the AFL-CIO, the UFW soon joined the action with 2,000 Mexican workers and turned the strike into a civil rights struggle. They engaged in civil disobedience, mobilized support from churches and students, boycotted growers, and transformed their struggle into La Causa, a farm workers' movement that eventually triumphed over the grape industry's Goliath. Why did they succeed? How can the powerless challenge the powerful successfully? Offering insight from a longtime movement organizer and scholar, Ganz illustrates how they had the ability and resourcefulness to devise good strategy and turn short-term advantages into long-term gains. Authoritative in scholarship and magisterial in scope, this book constitutes a seminal contribution to learning from the movement's struggles, set-backs, and successes.
Category: Social Science

The Wages Of Sickness

Author : Beatrix Hoffman
ISBN : 9780807860724
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The Clinton administration's failed health care reform was not the first attempt to establish government-sponsored medical coverage in the United States. From 1915 to 1920, Progressive reformers led a spirited but ultimately unsuccessful crusade for compulsory health insurance in New York State. Beatrix Hoffman argues that this first health insurance campaign was a crucial moment in the creation of the American welfare state and health care system. Its defeat, she says, gave rise to an uneven and inegalitarian system of medical coverage and helped shape the limits of American social policy for the rest of the century. Hoffman examines each of the major combatants in the battle over compulsory health insurance. While physicians, employers, the insurance industry, and conservative politicians forged a uniquely powerful coalition in opposition to health insurance proposals, she shows, reformers' potential allies within women's organizations and the labor movement were bitterly divided. Against the backdrop of World War I and the Red Scare, opponents of reform denounced government-sponsored health insurance as "un-American" and, in the process, helped fashion a political culture that resists proposals for universal health care and a comprehensive welfare state even today.
Category: Health & Fitness

Other Ways To Win

Author : Kenneth C. Gray
ISBN : 9781452209760
Genre : Education
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Now in its third edition, this bestseller offers new data, recommendations, and observations that explore the choices for success available to students in the academic middle.
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The Life That Wins

Author : Watchman Nee
ISBN : 9780935008661
Genre : Religion
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These messages from the great Chinese pastor and teacher, Watchman Nee, on the subject of the overcoming Christian life were delivered at a conference in Shanghai, China in 1935.
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Industries Firms And Jobs

Author : George Farkas
ISBN : 0306428652
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book is a welcome reassertion of an old tradition of interdisdplinary research. That tradition has tended to atrophy in the last decade, largely because of an enormous expansion of the domain of neoc1assical economics. The expansion has fed on two sdentific developments: first, human capital theory; second, contract theory. Both developments have taken phenomena critical to the operation of the economy but previously understood in terms of categories separate and distinct from those with which economists generally work and sought to apply the same analytical techniques that we use to understand other economic problems. Human capital theory has applied conventional techniques to questions of labor supply. It began this endeavor with the supply of trained labor and then expanded to a general theory of labor supply by broadening the analysis to the allocation of time over the individual's life, the interdependendes of supply decisions within the family, and finally to the formation of the family itself. Similarly, contract theory has moved from a theory that explains the existence of c10sed economic institutions to a theory of their formation and internaioperation. The hallmark of both of these developments is the extension and applica tion of analytical techniques based on purposive maximization under con traints and the interaction of individual decision makers through a com petitive market or its analogue.
Category: Business & Economics

The Wages Of Affluence

Author : Andrew Gordon
ISBN : 0674037812
Genre : Business & Economics
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Andrew Gordon goes to the core of the Japanese enterprise system, the workplace, and reveals a complex history of contest and confrontation. The Japanese model produced a dynamic economy which owed as much to coercion as to happy consensus. Managerial hegemony was achieved only after a bitter struggle that undermined the democratic potential of postwar society. The book draws on examples across Japanese industry, but focuses in depth on iron and steel. This industry was at the center of the country's economic recovery and high-speed growth, a primary site of corporate managerial strategy and important labor union initiatives. Beginning with the Occupation reforms and their influence on the workplace, Gordon traces worker activism and protest in the 1950s and '60s, and how they gave way to management victory in the 1960s and '70s. He shows how working people had to compromise institutions of self-determination in pursuit of economic affluence. He illuminates the Japanese system with frequent references to other capitalist nations whose workplaces assumed very different shape, and looks to Japan's future, rebutting hasty predictions that Japanese industrial relations are about to be dramatically transformed in the American free-market image. Gordon argues that it is more likely that Japan will only modestly adjust the status quo that emerged through the turbulent postwar decades he chronicles here.
Category: Business & Economics

The Wages Of Sin

Author : Peter L. Allen
ISBN : 9780226014609
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Discusses diseases and ailments that have been connected to sex throughout history, and the reactions to them that have been shaped by religion or morality.
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The Wages Of Sinn

Author : S.K. Gathright
ISBN : 9781469146577
Genre : Drama
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A tangled web of lies, murders and romance between three very different people, but everyone will pay the wages of sin in the end. CJ longs for the fulfi llment that only true love brings and wants to be truly loved and appreciated for the woman that she is, but what will it cost her? Jerome Sinclair is an international business kingpin. He falls madly in love with CJ. His love is shadowed by his secretive affairs. How will he convince her of his true intentions? Molly the sandbox friend of CJ has, envied her from the start. Molly misunderstood the concept of Imitation is the highest form of fl attery. Will Molly hold it together long-enough to secure a love and live of her own.
Category: Drama

The Wages Of Sin Is

Author : James Beeson
ISBN : 9781499055696
Genre : Fiction
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A marginally successful attorney is found shot to death in his office. Why? Was it incompetence? Insurance? Infidelity? Or pornography?
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How The Left Can Win Arguments And Influence People

Author : John K. Wilson
ISBN : 9780814795149
Genre : Political Science
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If we were to rely on what the pundits and politicians tell us, we would have to conclude that America is a deeply conservative nation. Americans, we hear constantly, detest government, demand lower taxes and the end of welfare, and favor the death penalty, prayer in school, and an absolute faith in the free market. And yet Americans believe deeply in progressive ideas. In fact, progressivism has long been a powerful force in the American psyche. Consider that a mere generation ago the struggle for environmentally sound policies, for women's rights, and for racial equality were fringe movements. Today, open opposition to these core ideals would be political suicide. Drawing on this wellspring of American progressivist tradition, John K. Wilson has penned an informal handbook for the pragmatic progressive. Wilson insists that the left must become more savvy in its rhetoric and stop preaching only to the converted. Progressives need to attack the tangible realities of the corporate welfare state, while explicitly acknowledging that "socialism is," as Wilson writes, "deader than Lenin." Rather than attacking a "right-wing conspiracy," Wilson argues that the left needs one, too. Tracing how well-funded conservative pressure groups have wielded their influence and transformed the national agenda, Wilson outlines a similar approach for the left. Along the way, he exposes the faultlines of our poll- and money-driven form of politics, explodes the myth of "the liberal media," and demands that the left explicitly change its image. Irreverent, practical, and urgently argued, How The Left Can Win Arguments and Influence People charts a way to translate progressive ideals into reality and reassert the core principles of the American left on the national stage.
Category: Political Science