Playing to Win

Explains how companies must pinpoint business strategies to a few critically important choices, identifying common blunders while outlining simple exercises and questions that can guide day-to-day and long-term decisions.

Author: Alan G. Lafley

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 142218739X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 651

Explains how companies must pinpoint business strategies to a few critically important choices, identifying common blunders while outlining simple exercises and questions that can guide day-to-day and long-term decisions.

Playing to Win

Her insights into the worries and hopes of the many gendered facets and class-bound manifestations of America's contemporary middle class are not only brilliant but presented in a lucid style that makes this book a real page turner.

Author: Hilary Levey Friedman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520276760

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 153

"Many parents work more hours outside of the home and their lives are crowded with more obligations than ever before; many children spend their evenings and weekends trying out for all-star teams, traveling to regional and national tournaments, and eating dinner in the car while being shuttled between activities. In this vivid ethnography, based on almost 200 interviews with parents, children, coaches and teachers, Hilary Levey probes the increase in children's participation in activities outside of the home, structured and monitored by their parents, when family time is so scarce. As the parental "second shift" continues to grow, alongside it a second shift for children has emerged--especially among the middle- and upper-middle classes--which is suffused with competition rather than mere participation. What motivates these particular parents to get their children involved in competitive activities? Parents' primary concern is their children's access to high quality educational credentials--the biggest bottleneck standing in the way of, or facilitating entry into, membership in the upper-middle class. Competitive activities, like sports and the arts, are seen as the essential proving ground that will clear their children's paths to the Ivy League or other similar institutions by helping them to develop a competitive habitus. This belief, motivated both by reality and by perception, and shaped by gender and class, affects how parents envision their children's futures; it also shapes the structure of children's daily lives, what the children themselves think about their lives, and the competitive landscapes of the activities themselves"--

Summary Playing to Win

Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2511024179

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 15

View: 988

The must-read summary of A. G. Lafley and Roger L. Martin's book: "Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works". This complete summary of the ideas from A. G. Lafley and Roger L. Martin's book "Playing to Win" explains that strategy involves making simple choices. In their book, the authors highlight the questions that you need to answer in order to develop a winning strategy that is viable, actionable and sustainable. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key principles • Expand your business knowledge To learn more, read "Playing to Win" and find out how you can develop the best strategy and stay on top.

Playing to Win

Author: Beverly Aston

Publisher: Institute for Public Policy Research

ISBN: 9781860300318

Category: Automobile industry and trade

Page: 60

View: 661


Playing to Win

This book walks players through the entire process: how to choose a game and learn basic proficiency, how to break through the mental barriers that hold most players back, and how to handle the issues that top players face.

Author: David Sirlin

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1411666798

Category: Games

Page: 144

View: 105

Winning at competitive games requires a results-oriented mindset that many players are simply not willing to adopt. This book walks players through the entire process: how to choose a game and learn basic proficiency, how to break through the mental barriers that hold most players back, and how to handle the issues that top players face. It also includes a complete analysis of Sun Tzu's book The Art of War and its applications to games of today. These foundational concepts apply to virtually all competitive games, and even have some application to "real life." Trade paperback. 142 pages.

Playing to Win

Denny Logan - a new kid in town.

Author: Fleur Beale

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781869434106

Category: Bullying in schools

Page: 117

View: 240

Denny Logan - a new kid in town. Denny is responsible and confident for his 16 years. While his mum works he looks after his 7-year-old twin sisters, holds down a part-time job and keeps up with his schoolwork. Denny wants to make the school rugby team but he comes up against a rival, Todd, who not only plays the same position Denny is after but likes the same girl, Alice. Things come to a head when Todd starts a fight with Denny at a rugby party. Denny leaves but a drunken Todd drives after him...

Playing to Win

This story of the struggle to be the best on the biggest sports stage in the world is told in a behind-the-scenes narrative that reveals football vignettes and insightful management morsels from arguably the most influential owner in ...

Author: David Magee

Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)

ISBN: 9781600781247

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 207

View: 858

This story of the struggle to be the best on the biggest sports stage in the world is told in a behind-the-scenes narrative that reveals football vignettes and insightful management morsels from arguably the most influential owner in professional sports.

Playing to Win

As a football man he played in all four divisions, whilst as a businessman he created one of the country's leading high street brands. This is the story of the Wigan Athletic owner's quest for success.

Author: Dave Whelan

Publisher: Aurum Press

ISBN: 9781845135799

Category: Businessmen

Page: 320

View: 439

Few figures in British business or sport have enjoyed Dave Whelan’s success. As a footballer he played in all four divisions. As a businessman he created one the country’s leading high street brands. And as chairman of Wigan Athletic he’s taken his club all the way from the Third Division to the Premiership. Dave’s story is one of ambition, enterprise and tenacity – but also of a fierce loyalty. It begins in wartime Wigan with the Whelans’ desperate struggle to survive. Dave describes the terrifying wasp-like hum of the Luftwaffe; he remembers the deathly winter of 1942, peeing on his hands to stop his fingers from freezing; admits how hunger drove ordinary families to lie, cheat and steal; and relives a remarkable reunion with the father he’d never known – a returning soldier.In peacetime a boyhood love affair with football leads him to sign with Blackburn Rovers and when national service calls he joins the Army football team, becoming close friends with ‘Busby Babes’ Bobby Charlton and Duncan Edwards.Then, a vicious tackle in the 1960 FA Cup final spells the twilight of his playing career – but a new dawn in business. Starting as a market trader, he breaks the mould from day one: taking on Boots single-handedly in the Appeal Court; negotiating the sale of his supermarket chain to Ken Morrison – whilst stood at a urinal; and transforming a single tackle shop in Wigan into JJB Sports, the UK’s biggest sports retailer and a £1 billion PLC.In 1995 he used his personal fortune to buy struggling, hometown Wigan Athletic, vowing to take the Latics all the way to the Premier League. At the time he was ridiculed, but ten years later, on the final day of the Championship, Dave watched, ecstatic, as his club beat Reading 3-1 to finally secure their place.Sometimes tragic, frequently controversial and always heartfelt, Playing to Win lifts the lid on a life lived on the pitch and in the boardroom and tells how a hungry kid from Wigan’s backstreets became a national success and a local hero.

All In Playing to Win

Author: Lane Hart

Publisher: Editor's Choice Publishing

ISBN: 1534889108

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 788

Zack Bradford's ego is so big that it can barely be contained in the stadium where he plays professional football. The quarterback previously named Rookie of the Year and deemed the Sexiest Man Alive is on top of the world. Or at least he was until he gets hit by a scandal that could end his career. To keep his multi-million dollar contract with the family-oriented Wildcats, Zack has to improve his playboy image, starting with settling down with one woman…and he must do so in less than a week's time! Natalie Adair's life changed dramatically when she found out she had breast cancer at the young age of twenty-one. Deciding to dedicate her second chance at life helping others, Natalie accepts a job at one of the nation’s largest breast cancer foundations. The organization's most lucrative fundraiser is the auction of autographed team merchandise by professional football players, and this year Natalie's in charge of the event. Not only is it a great cause, but the event provides Natalie with the opportunity to get up close and personal with incredibly hot players, including the quarterback from college who swept her off her feet with a kiss of epic proportions. After her and Zack Bradford's kiss in their sophomore year, Natalie went right back to being invisible…that is, until their two paths cross again. Zack can't believe his luck when a beautiful saint, one that actually works for a cancer charity for chrissakes, practically falls into his lap. She’s just the woman he needs to save his job. The only problem? The tiny, feisty, and somewhat familiar blonde flat out turns him down. Zack welcomes the challenge of having to actually work to woo a woman, but he warns Natalie that once he decides he wants to play, he only plays to win. Will Natalie be able to resist Zack's persistence and charisma, or will she overcome her insecurities and end up falling for the player? WARNING: THIS BOOK IS INTENDED FOR 18+ ONLY DUE TO THE SEXUALLY EXPLICIT CONTENT & ADULT LANGUAGE.

Playing to Win

Author: Conrad Hunte

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780340156353

Category: Athletes, Black

Page: 160

View: 757


Playing to Win

This book explores the points of convergence at which gaming and sports culture merge.

Author: Thomas P. Oates

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253015057

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 252

View: 663

In this era of big media franchises, sports branding has crossed platforms, so that the sport, its television broadcast, and its replication in an electronic game are packaged and promoted as part of the same fan experience. Editors Robert Alan Brookey and Thomas P. Oates trace this development back to the unexpected success of Atari's Pong in the 1970s, which provoked a flood of sport simulation games that have had an impact on every sector of the electronic game market. From golf to football, basketball to step aerobics, electronic sports games are as familiar in the American household as the televised sporting events they simulate. This book explores the points of convergence at which gaming and sports culture merge.

Playing to Win

Someone's going to have to let down their guard.

Author: Jaci Burton

Publisher: Eternal Romance

ISBN: 9781472215475

Category: Erotic stories

Page: 320

View: 225

A seductive thrill ride in the Play-By-Play series from the New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Play, Jaci Burton. Perfect for fans of Lori Foster, Maya Banks and Jill Shalvis. Someone's going to have to let down their guard... Football star Cole Riley is notorious for doing as he pleases-on the field and off. He parties hard and fights harder, but if he doesn't clean up his act, his career is over-so Cole reluctantly agrees to work with image makeover consultant Savannah Brooks. He's not used to being told what to do, especially by some (admittedly hot) Southern belle. As for Savannah, she's not convinced she can transform this cocky (and aggressively sexy) force of nature. But she's determined to give it her best shot. When the sparks start to fly, Savannah lays down the ground rules: no personal complications. If she can turn off the tingle she feels every time Cole gives her a hot stare with his gorgeous baby blues, he can turn off his desire as well. But for two people determined to have it all, a hands-off policy can only last so long before one of them yields. Want more sexy sporting romance? Don't miss the rest of this steamy series which began with The Perfect Play. And check out Jaci's gorgeously romantic Hope series beginning with Hope Flames.

Playing to Win

With candid photographs and badminton tips from the pro herself, this book showcases the making of a badminton champ—in her own words.

Author: Saina Nehwal

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184759150

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 476

‘. . . being a player from India defines who I am. When I play, it’s for my parents, my coach, and my country.’ Meet Saina Nehwal—India’s star badminton player and World Number 4, Padma Shri and Khel Ratna awardee, the girl who brought laurels to India by winning an Olympic medal at the age of twenty-two. In this fascinating memoir, she talks about her childhood and growing–up years; her relationship with the most important people in her life; the ups and downs of her celebrated career, from district level wins to the Olympics; and the sacrifices needed to succeed in any sport. She also reveals little-known facts and offers a peek into her many avatars—daughter, sister, student, and the regular girl behind the badminton prodigy. Find out what a typical day in Saina’s life is like—rigorous training, a strict diet, and no parties or sleepovers. But it’s not all work and no play; Saina loves to shop, eat ice cream (post wins only), and play games on her iPad! With candid photographs and badminton tips from the pro herself, this book showcases the making of a badminton champ—in her own words.

Playing to Win

Playing to win means playing dirty… Holly Evans is intelligent, educated and crazy about sports—so how did she end up prancing about in a miniskirt and teasing her hair like some broadcasting bimbo?

Author: Taryn Leigh Taylor

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488000034

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 475

Playing to win means playing dirty… Holly Evans is intelligent, educated and crazy about sports—so how did she end up prancing about in a miniskirt and teasing her hair like some broadcasting bimbo? Of course, since she's already iced her journalistic integrity, Holly might as well indulge in a little fangirl lust for the ripped captain of Portland's hockey team. Luke Maguire sees right through Holly's bunny disguise, and he's ready to pull her into the locker room and strip it all off. Then Holly discovers someone on the team is profiting from a little over/under betting. Suddenly her lusting for Luke is going head-to-head with her reporting instincts. And if she's caught offside, there's no telling what the penalty will be…

Playing to Win

Author: Karen Deans

Publisher: Holiday House

ISBN: 0823448533

Category:

Page: 32

View: 157

A new and updated edition of the picture book about the woman called "The Jackie Robinson of tennis." Although stars like Serena Williams cite Althea Gibson as an inspiration, Gibson's story is not well-known to many young people today. Growing up tough and rebellious in Harlem, Althea took that fighting attitude and used it to go after her goals of being a tennis champion, and a time when tennis was a game played mostly by wealthy white people in country clubs that excluded African Americans. In 1956, she became the first Black American to win a major championship when she won at The French Open. When she won the celebrated Wimbledon tournament the following year, Gibson shook hands with the Queen of England. Not bad for a kid from the streets of Harlem. With determination and undeniable skill, Althea Gibson become a barrier-breaking, record-setting, and world-famous sportswoman. This new and updated edition of this inspirational biography contains recent information on the impact of Gibson's legacy.

Playing To Win

Jude doesn’t seem to mind one bit and he’s all in. He might be a patient in my office, but he’s no longer the patient guy I remember. This time, he’s playing to win, and the prize he’s looking to score is me.

Author: Stacey Lynn

Publisher: Stacey Lynn

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 572

It was a three-week fling. Nothing more than a couple of college kids having some fun, but then I did the stupid thing and fell for Jude Taylor quicker than he can score a goal on the ice. And after one beautiful night together, he left for the pros before I could make my first cup of coffee. I thought I’d put him behind me. I thought I’d moved on. Then he hobbles into my physical therapy office and I realize how absolutely wrong I’ve been—there’s no getting over Jude Taylor. But now things are complicated. Jude lives half a country away and his career is in direct opposition to my need for stability. Most of all, getting involved with him could mean losing my job and everything I’ve worked so hard for. Jude doesn’t seem to mind one bit and he’s all in. He might be a patient in my office, but he’s no longer the patient guy I remember. This time, he’s playing to win, and the prize he’s looking to score is me.

Gay For You Romance Playing to Win

Author: Lucas Loveless

Publisher: Lucas Loveless

ISBN: 1537865277

Category: Fiction

Page: 110

View: 479

Tay was a quiet nerd. Killian was a brooding jock. When these two young studs collided, they had no idea the kind of hot games they were in for. Tay was 23. He spent most of his nights alone, reading a book, studying for school, and he hardly ever partied. A wallflower, Tay never thought he’d end up tutoring a rugged, handsome rugby player like Killian. At 24, Killian never stopped partying. His girlfriend was in the hottest sorority on campus. He and his rugby teammates had a wild and out of control reputation. But he needed something more than just drunken nights and shallow flings. When he met Tay, everything changed. They tried to resist one another. But they couldn’t fight the way they felt. Now they were playing a dangerous game with more than just their bodies. They were playing with their hearts. But who would win? THIS IS A STAND ALONE GAY FIRST TIME NOVEL THAT HAS A HAPPY ENDING. IT CONTAINS EXPLICIT AND GRAPHIC SCENES AND IS MEANT FOR MATURE READERS.

Playing to Win

Author: ASTD Research

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781562869038

Category:

Page: 54

View: 189


Playing to Win

Author: Fran Tarkenton

Publisher: Bantam Books

ISBN: 9780553250794

Category: Leadership

Page: 144

View: 538


Roulette

The pundits are wrong! This book unlocks the secrets. It explains how and why you can Win at Roulette.

Author: Brett Morton

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 1848397364

Category: Games

Page: 270

View: 309

Brett Morton wanted to prove the experts were wrong. "Win at roulette?" they scoffed. "Impossible." You could almost hear them say "Bah! Humbug!" So he set about learning how to play, observing why people won and lost. Over the past ten years, he has debated with casino staff, statisticians, mathematicians, friends and other experts. All bar one were convinced that the casino could not be beaten – or if it could, then not consistently. But Morton insists the experts are mistaken, something he has learned through sheer discipline, by keeping it simple and understanding that winning at roulette is a percentage game. This book explains in plain language just how easy it is to win or lose at roulette. Winning occasionally is simple. His aim was to win consistently. Morton, after watching, playing and listening all over the world, distilled the information, working out why he too had been losing too often. From that base, Morton realised that winning every visit is impossible. Each spin of the wheel is a new and usually random event. Every spin is a fight against the casino's advantages. It was a challenge – to debunk the theorists, especially those who had never played. His research and hard work proved he was right: winning consistently is possible. Morton proved that mathematical theory and clinical statistics, flawless in concept, blinker common sense and have no place in determining why people win and lose in casinos. After all, taking British casinos as a good example, the odds against the player can be as small as 1.31% - yet the casinos still expect to win between 20 and 30% from roulette players over a year. Enough said! Despite the casino's edge and even playing with the American double-zero, roulette tackled with skill, discipline and experience is a game at which consistent winning is perfectly possible. But consistent winning does not mean that every casino visit ends with a celebration. It means winning most of the time and ensuring that losses on the horrific days are contained and do not destroy all the other good work. Morton explains the methods used, rates many of the well-known systems but above all brings a clear and refreshing vision to this tantalising game. The pundits are wrong! This book unlocks the secrets. It explains how and why you can Win at Roulette.