the cardinals way how one team embraced tradition and moneyball at the same time

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The Cardinals Way

Author : Howard Megdal
ISBN : 9781466862395
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The St. Louis Cardinals have experienced the kind of success that is rare in baseball. Regarded by many as the premier organization in Major League Baseball, they not only win, but do so with an apparently bottomless pool of talent, one that is mostly homegrown. Despite years of phenomenal achievements, including going to the World Series in 2004 and again in 2006, the Cardinals reinvented themselves using the "Cardinal Way," a term that has come to represent many things to fans, media, and other organizations, from an ironclad code of conduct to the team's cutting-edge use of statistic and analytics, and a farm system that has transformed baseball. Baseball journalist Howard Megdal takes fans behind the scenes and off the field, interviewing dozens of key players within the Cardinals organization, including owner Bill DeWitt and the general manager John Mozeliak. Megdal reveals how the players are assessed and groomed using an unrivaled player development system that has created a franchise that is the envy of the baseball world. In the spirit of Moneyball, The Cardinals Way tells an in-depth, fascinating story about a consistently good franchise, the business of sports in the twenty-first century and a team that has learned how to level the playing field, turning in season after successful season.

The Real Madrid Way

Author : Steven G. Mandis
ISBN : 9781942952558
Genre : Business & Economics
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The untold story of Real Madrid: one of the most incredible turnarounds in sports and business history. Real Madrid is the most successful sports team on the planet. The soccer club has more trophies than any other sports team, including 11 UEFA Champions League trophies. However, the story behind the triumph goes beyond the players and coaches. Generally unnoticed, a management team consisting mostly of outsiders took the team from near bankruptcy to the most valuable sports organization in the world. How did Real Madrid achieve such extraordinary success? Columbia Business School adjunct professor Steven G. Mandis investigates. Given unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, Mandis is the first researcher to rigorously ana- lyze both the on-the-field and business aspects of a sports team. What he learns is completely unexpected and challenges the conventional wisdom that moneyball-fueled data analytics are the primary instruments of success. Instead, Real Madrid’s winning formula both on and off the field, from player selection to financial management, is based on aligning strategy with the culture and values of its fan base. Chasing the most talented (and most expensive) players can be a recipe for a winning record, but also financial disaster, as it was for Real Madrid in the late 1990s. Real Madrid’s management believes that the club exists to serve the Real Madrid community. They discovered that its fans care more about why the team exists, how their club wins, and whom it wins with versus just winning. The why, how, and whom create a community brand and identity, and inspire extraordinary passion and loyalty, which has led to amazing marketing and commercial success—in turn, attracting and paying for the best players in the world, with the values the fans expect. The club’s values and culture also provide a powerful environment for these best players to work together to win trophies. The Real Madrid Way explains how Real Madrid has created and maintains a culture that drives both financial and on-the-field success. This book is an engrossing account of the lifetime of one of the greatest clubs in the most popular sport in the world, and for business and organization leaders, it’s an invaluable inside look at a compelling alternative model with lasting competitive advantages that can deliver superior and sustainable returns and performance.

Hurricane Season

Author : Joe Holley
ISBN : 9780316485258
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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An inside look at the 2017 Houston Astros championship season, focusing on the epic seven-game World Series, the front office decisions that built a winning team, and the resilience of the city in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. On November 1, 2017, the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in an epic seven game battle to become 2017 World Series champs. For the Astros, the combination of a magnificently played series, a 101-victory season, and the devastation Hurricane Harvey brought to their city was so incredible it might give Hollywood screenwriters pause. The nation's fourth-largest city, still reeling in the wake of disaster, was smiling again. The Astros' first-ever World Series victory is a great baseball story, but it's also the story of a major American city--a city (and a state) that the rest of the nation doesn't always love or understand--becoming a sentimental favorite because of its grace and good will in response to the largest natural disaster in American history. The Astros' miracle season is also the fascinating tale of a thoroughly modern team. Constructed by NASA-inspired analytics, the team's data-driven system took the game to a more sophisticated level than the so-called Moneyball approach. The team's new owner, Jim Crane, bought into the system and was willing to endure humiliating seasons in the baseball wilderness with the hope, shared by few initially, that success comes to those who wait. And he was right. But no data-crunching could take credit for a team of likeable, refreshingly good-natured young men who wore "Houston Strong" patches on their jerseys and meant it--guys like shortstop Carlos Correa, who kept a photo in his locker of a Houston woman trudging through fetid water up to her knees. The Astros foundation included George Springer, a powerful slugger and rangy outfielder; third-baseman Alex Bregman, whose defensive play and clutch hitting were crucial in the series; and, of course, the stubby and tenacious second baseman José Altuve, the heart and soul of the team. Hurricane Season is Houston Chronicle columnist Joe Holley's moving account of this extraordinary team--and the extraordinary circumstances of their championship.

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Author : أمير تاج السر
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Genre : Fiction
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في عشش الكرتون، أحقر حيّ سكني في منطقة أنزارا، جنوب السودان، يكبر لويس نوا على وقع طفولة بائسة. الشاب الذي يعمل في مصنع للنسيج، يقرّر الزواج بأول فتاة يراها تبتسم، تينا بائعة الماء في الشوارع، ستصبح زوجته. لكن العامل البسيط ما يلبث أن يخونها مع خادمة الغرف في نزل للفقراء، في كينشاسا. وفي ظهر يوم حارّ، سيلاحق "إيبولا"، الفيروس القاتل الذي ضرب الكونغو، جسد نوا ليسكن دمه. يغادر الفتى الأفريقي إلى بلاده، بعد رحلة حزن إلى الكونغو، ليصبح من دون أن يدري جسراً يعبر عليه المرض المميت إلى أنزارا. عبر فكرة القتل المحتمل، يرصد أمير تاج السر عوالم غرائبية، محاولاً إيجاد مدينة عادية، فيها شوارع ومتاجر، وملاهٍ ومواخير، وزيجات وطلاقات وقصص حب كاملة وناقصة.

Author : ألبير كامو
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Genre : Fiction
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وقعت الاحداث الغريبة,التى هى موضوع القصة عام 194 فى وهران.ولما كانت خارجة بعض الشئ عن المألوف.فإنها فى رأى الناس عامة,ليست أكثر من مقاطعة فرنسية على الشاطئ الجزائرى.وينبغى بأن المدينة نفسها قبيحة. ولما كانت هادئة المظهر,فلابد من يعض الوقت لملاحظة ما يجعلها مختلفة عن كثير من المدن التجارية,على جميع المستويات.

Author : كارل ساجان
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Genre : Social Science
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يبدأ المؤلف و يقول كان يوما من أيام الخريف صاخبة الرياح من عام 1939 ،وفى ذلك اليوم ، وفى الشوارع الواقعة خارج العمارة السكينة ، كانت أوراق الأشجار المتساقطة تدور في خضم الدوامات الهوائية الصغيرة ، و تتهاوى مع كل منها حياتها ، كان شعورا طيبا أن أكون داخل البيت . مستشعرا الأمان و الدف بينما أمى تعد العشاء فى حجرة مجاورة ولم يكن في شقتنا أطفال أكبر سناً يتصيدون الأخطاء بلا داع

Teresa Batista

Author : Jorge Amado
ISBN : 9953873453
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Author : M. Agi︠e︡ev
ISBN : 9953684642
Genre : Drug abuse
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Struggling with the confusion and insecurities that adolescence brings, Vadim seeks an outlet for his frustration. Following unfulfilling attempts at classroom rebellion, filial disobedience, and teenage sex, he is drawn further and further into the world of illicit drugs. As his desire to experiment with narcotics grows stronger, so too do his feelings of worthlessness and isolation; and his ultimate physical surrender to cocaine mirrors his nation's psychological capitulation to a world where morals no longer apply.

Author : Tahar Ben Jelloun
ISBN : 1855165589
Genre : Interpersonal relations
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I 1973 bliver 58 unge marokkanske mænd levende begravet i to underjordiske betonrum, Tazmamart; 18 år efter fortæller Aziz, een af de få overlevende, sin historie til forfatteren

Author : Moïse Maïmonide
ISBN : UCAL:B3691375
Genre : Judaism
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