The Billion Dollar Game

Author: Nick Auf der Maur

Publisher: Lorimer

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 239


The Billion Dollar Game

Here, Allen St. John reveals how America’s biggest sporting event is more than just a couple hours on a Sunday: it’s a high stakes, real-life dramatic story, with millions of participants all hoping for the same thing—the greatest ...

Author: Allen St. John

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385529279

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 327

A fascinating portrait of the National Football League, the Super Bowl, and all the position players who come together to create the biggest cultural phenomenon in American sports. Think the Super Bowl is only about two teams of titans clashing on the field? Think again. The Super Bowl is about fans, hundreds of millions of fans. It’s about money, more money than the GDP of twenty-five sovereign nations. It’s about precision, the timing of everything from the notorious commercials to the epic halftime show. And it’s about the vision and skill of designing a state-of-the-art stadium to house the great show. Here, Allen St. John reveals how America’s biggest sporting event is more than just a couple hours on a Sunday: it’s a high stakes, real-life dramatic story, with millions of participants all hoping for the same thing—the greatest game ever.

Billion Dollar Game

BILLION DOLLAR GAME is the compelling story of how Paul Smith, Charlie Parsons and, above all, John de Mol defied overwhelming odds to take the industry by storm, make personal fortunes and transform the map of popular culture.

Author: Peter Bazalgette

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780316731096

Category: Big brother (Television program : Great Britain)

Page: 306

View: 308

Cash Mountain. Survive. Project X. In the mid-1990s, these three innovative television shows had hit a dead end before they had even made production. Rejected time and again by the networks, they seemed destined never to reach the screen. But thanks to the brilliance and determination of three men, not only did they get made, they became the biggest and most successful shows on earth: Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, Survivor and Big Brother. BILLION DOLLAR GAME is the compelling story of how Paul Smith, Charlie Parsons and, above all, John de Mol defied overwhelming odds to take the industry by storm, make personal fortunes and transform the map of popular culture. Peter Bazalgette, the man who brought Big Brother to the UK, charts the astonishing rise of reality TV from its humble beginnings on the Internet to the billion-dollar industry it is today.

The Billion Dollar Game

Author: Allen St. John

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0767928156

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 265

View: 859

Reveals the economic, cultural, and social implications of the Super Bowl, describing the intense preparation and planning that goes into the game, the role of advertising, and the spectacular halftime show.

How You Play the Game

This is a story of passion and commitment and faith—qualities that drove one working-class kid to not only build a sports empire, but also to change the way the entire sports industry has done business.

Author: Thomas Nelson

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814437109

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 260

View: 247

This is a story of passion and commitment and faith—qualities that drove one working-class kid to not only build a sports empire, but also to change the way the entire sports industry has done business. In How You Play the Game, Jerry Colangelo, in his own words, tells how he emerged from the tough streets of Chicago Heights as a high school and college sports star...how he helped create and build the Chicago Bulls—at a time when the NBA was a second-tier professional league, and two basketball teams had already failed in the Windy City...how he moved to Arizona and started the Phoenix Suns, an organization that fought its way to become the ninth richest franchise in all of sports...and how he then began baseball’s newest team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. This is a tale of determination, faith, and, most assuredly, good timing and good luck. In truth, this isn’t one story—but many. Jerry weaves together a lifetime of great moments in sports and tense times in business. Peppered with stories about players and coaches, including Charles Barkley and Connie Hawkins, Red Holzman, and Buck Showalter, as well as owners, general managers, investors, reporters, and more, How You Play the Game is truly an insider’s look at the sports world. Mr. Colangelo’s 30-year history mirrors the evolution of sports to the global marketing and media mega-industry it is today.

Moonshot

In this book, John Sculley, former CEO of both Pepsi and Apple, discusses an era that is giving birth to numerous groundbreaking events and inventions—moonshots—that will change the way we live and work for generations to come.

Author: John Sculley

Publisher: RosettaBooks

ISBN: 0795343361

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 191

View: 443

The former Apple CEO “delivers a clear message to individuals, entrepreneurs, and corporations: change . . . or wither” (Booklist). The future belongs to those who see the possibilities before they become obvious. This is the most exciting time ever to be part of the business world. Throughout history, there are some events that stand out as so groundbreaking that they completely change life as we know it. The Apollo moon landing of 1961 was one of those events—the invention of the Apple personal computer was another. In this book, John Sculley, former CEO of both Pepsi and Apple, discusses an era that is giving birth to numerous groundbreaking events and inventions—moonshots—that will change the way we live and work for generations to come. He offers wisdom for a new breed of innovative entrepreneurs to build businesses across industries that will bring in billions of dollars—while changing people’s lives for the better. Moonshot! lays out a roadmap for building a truly transformative business, beginning with a can’t-fail concept and drawing on clear examples from companies who’ve done innovation right.

The Takeover Barons of Wall Street

Author: Richard Phalon

Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780399126611

Category: Consolidation and merger of corporations

Page: 264

View: 937


The Modern Olympic Games

When the dust settled and the cost could be calculated, the games of the twenty-
first Olympiad in Montreal, Canada, cost one and one-quarter billion dollars. Lord
Killanin was stunned by the final figure, and said it must never happen again.

Author: John Apostal Lucas

Publisher: Oak Tree Publications

ISBN:

Category: Olympics.

Page: 242

View: 909

A history of the modern Olympic movement focusing on the influence of nations serves as a foundation for the argument that the games should be sheltered from international politics

Billion Dollar Fantasy

The author reveals the story of the rise of daily fantasy sports and the brilliant entrepreneurs disrupting the way fans consume sports.

Author: Albert Chen

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 0544911148

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 484

The author reveals the story of the rise of daily fantasy sports and the brilliant entrepreneurs disrupting the way fans consume sports.

Sport and the American Dream

The big business of the 1976 Montreal Olympics was called “ the billion dollar
game ” by one observer32 and the escalation of costs during preparation for
these Games illustrates the pattern of escalating costs and severe financial
pressures ...

Author: Howard L. Nixon

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

View: 754

USA, Gesellschaft, Kindersport, Schulsport, Berufssport.

The Game to Show the Games

Wick's Chapter titles highlight the story: Chapter 1: Rags to Riches Chapter 2: Follow the Leader Chapter 3: Printing Money Chapter 4: Big Man on Campus Chapter 5: King of Sports Chapter 6: All Sports are Local Chapter 7: Fighting For ...

Author: Morgan Wick

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780996729826

Category:

Page: 182

View: 622

ESPN collects hundreds of millions of dollars in rights fees from cable subscribers, before selling a single advertisement. In The Game to Show the Games, Morgan Wick exposes how this lucrative revenue stream and the competition between media conglomerates has become a billion-dollar boon for sports leagues across the nation and the world, and how this has shaken up the rest of the television industry. Wick's Chapter titles highlight the story: Chapter 1: Rags to Riches Chapter 2: Follow the Leader Chapter 3: Printing Money Chapter 4: Big Man on Campus Chapter 5: King of Sports Chapter 6: All Sports are Local Chapter 7: Fighting For Scraps Chapter 8: Breaking Free With The Game to Show the Games Morgan Wick has shined a light on the behind-the-scenes battles that have raged between billionaires, as they jockey for position in the high-stakes 'game' to dominate sports television. ESPN may have begun as a plucky underdog, happy at first to braodcast local Connnecticut sports, but it didn't take long for it to become king of the jungle. Now it pulls the strings, and makes ther media giants jealous. Whether you're an avid sports fan, an active sports hater, or just someone wondering why your cable bill is so high, The Game to Show the Games is a must-read.

The Olympics

Harold J . Salemson ( New York : William Morrow , 1975 ) . Economic
miscalculation rather than political terror is the focus of Nick Auf der Maur ' s
severely critical account of the 1976 Games in Montreal : The Billion - Dollar
Game : Jean ...

Author: Allen Guttmann

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 191

View: 146

Glories and fiascos, triumphs and tragedies, records and near misses--all are included in this vivid history of the modern Olympics. Using as a backdrop the athletic events that draw television audiences in the billions, Allen Guttmann has written an interpretive social history of the games. What did the founders of the Olympic Games intend them to mean? And what have they, in the course of a century of tumultuous change, become? Guttmann probes the political, economic, social, and even religious significance of the games, presenting the most complete and readable account to date. In the broadest sense, Guttmann argues, politics has always been a part of the Olympics, not an occasional intruder whose presence may take the form of a boycott, protest, or act of terrorism. The book includes lively accounts of individual competitions. An early marathon through the streets of Paris, for example, brought complaints from the U.S. team that the course had been designed to allow French contestants to take shortcuts. Guttmann also provides insight into the behind-the-scenes maneuvering involved in site selection, as well as little-known facts about the general history of the games and about longtime IOC leader Avery Brundage.

Golf

The Billion Dollar Game by Grantland Rice out . game ; and I Golf in general is
supposed to be a game or a house costs which are construction and
maintenance . recreation played largely by tired business men . To go on beyond
this , few ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Golf

Page:

View: 451


Xinhua News Bulletin

... earlier this month , a british conglomerate named grand and a half mile off
piraeus . metropolitan Olc bidded but failed to get pillsbury for 5.2 billion the "
jupiter " was sailing for greece's popular resort island of dollars . the billion dollar
game ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Chinese newspapers

Page:

View: 268


Philippine Business Report

To date , the country's share in the global game market is projected to reach more
than US $ 7 M by the end of 2010 ... of the billion - dollar game development
industry through their first participation at the Game Developers Conference last ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Philippines

Page:

View: 713


La Fleur s Magazine

MASSACHUSETTS LOTTERY ADVERTISES “ Our BIGGEST GAME EVER "
Billion Dollar amala கை போனேன் THE LOTTERY BONANZA Billion Dollar
111 VIAXBANS OVER 40,000 WINNERS FROM $ 1,000 TO 120429 The ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Lotteries

Page:

View: 508


Twin Galaxies Official Video Game Pinball Book of World Records

Billion Dollar Game Show : 10 , 061 , 104 , 250 Brian Becker 102 , 182 , 190
Trena Crocker 97 , 939 , 920 Andrew Stefanski 85 , 610 , 560 Almo ! York , PA
Evansville , IN Wyoming Partyland : 10 , 077 , 498 , 770 95 , 874 , 390 77 , 498 ,
770 51 ...

Author: Walter Day

Publisher: Sunstar Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 936

View: 864

Walter Day is the world's only electronic games referee. He runs the Twin Galaxies Intergalactic Scoreboard-the "official scoreboard for the world of video game and pinball playing." As the founder of organized video game playing, Day has judged contests and high scores submitted by arcades as far away as South Africa, Australia, Ireland and Japan. He has written the official rule book for video game and pinball playing sponsors two major contests every year to allow new players to enter the Official Video Game and Pinball Book of World Records.

Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist

From its origins with Maguire to staking DiCaprio’s first game, installing Molly Bloom, avoiding the hookers and blow down the hall, and weathering the FBI investigation that left Curtis with a lien on his house, this is the no-holds ...

Author: Houston Curtis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510762175

Category: True Crime

Page: 216

View: 550

“Right out of the gate, the entire game was designed to empty the pockets of those rich, celeb-loving LA suckers.”—Houston Curtis Leonardo DiCaprio. Alex Rodriguez. Tobey Maguire. Ben Affleck. Matt Damon. John Cassavetes. What do these people have in common? Not just fame and fortune; all these men are also alumni of the ultra-exclusive, high-stakes poker ring that inspired Aaron Sorkin’s Oscar-nominated film, Molly’s Game. But Houston Curtis, the card shark who co-founded the game with Tobey Maguire, knows that Sorkin’s is the whitewashed version. In Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist, Curtis goes all-in, revealing the true story behind the game. From its origins with Maguire to staking DiCaprio’s first game, installing Molly Bloom, avoiding the hookers and blow down the hall, and weathering the FBI investigation that left Curtis with a lien on his house, this is the no-holds-barred account of the world’s most exclusive Texas Hold ’Em game from the man who started it—with all the names and salacious details that Molly’s Game left out. With the insider appeal of Rounders, more A-listers than Ocean’s 11, and the excitement of The Sting, Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist is the untold, insider’s story that makes Molly’s Game look tame.

Introduction to the Game Industry

In 1996 , the industry generated about $ 3.7 billion ( $ 1.7 billion in computer
games and $ 2 billion in video games ) in the United States just in games . By
2004 , that number had ... billion dollar mark by 2007 . 21 . 14 12 10 111.7 11.4
9.4 All ...

Author: Michael E. Moore

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 726

View: 315

For Introduction to Game Industry and Introduction to Game Production courses. With coherent coverage of complex topics, this text offers an overview of how the game industry works and describes how games are designed and built.

Game Design

Many developers and publishers have tried desperately to create the next
billiondollar game icon , but a catchy name or cute look often isn ' t enough . So
what ' s the secret ? This chapter contains words of wisdom from the creators of
many of ...

Author: Marc Saltzman

Publisher: Brady

ISBN:

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 454

View: 556

BradyGames-Game Design: Secrets of the Sages-2nd Edition Features. More information about the console gaming market. How multiplayer gameplay is affecting the industry. More game and design theory, with inspirations and insights from the experts. Updated content on the newest, hottest games.