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.


Author : Michael Lewis
ISBN : 3430159865
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Islam Die Religion Der Menschheit

Author : Maulana Muhammad Ali
ISBN : 9781934271391
Genre : Religion
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Dieses kleine Buch von Maulana Muhammad Ali, dem berühmten Übersetzer des Heiligen Korans, ist vielleicht eine der besten kurzen Präsentationen der Religion des Islam. Auf seinen fünfunddreißig Seiten gibt Maulana Muhammad Ali eine prägnante und dennoch umfassende Darstellung des Islam. Themen, die in dem Büchlein erörtert werden, sind unter anderen die Bedeutung des Namen Islam sowie einige seiner charakteristischen Merkmale, wie der Glaube an alle Propheten, die Einheit der Menschheit und den gemeinsamen Ursprung aller von Gott offenbarten Religionen. Der Autor liefert einen knappen, aber gründlichen Bericht der grundlegenden Prinzipien des Islam, wie zum Beispiel das Konzept des Göttlichen Wesens, der Göttlichen Offenbarung, der Propheten, des Lebens nach dem Tod, das Konzept der Engel und des Teufels und der Bedeutung des Glaubens. Die Einrichtungen des Gebets, des Fastens und der Pilgerfahrt (Hadsch) werden nicht als bloße Rituale dargestellt, sondern vielmehr als bedeutungsvolle Akte der Anbetung, die dadurch, dass sie als Basis der Taten zum Wohl der Menschheit dienen, die geistige Entwicklung fördern. Die Wichtigkeit der Wohltätigkeit (Zakat) und ihre Bedeutung werden betont und Missverständnisse bezüglich beunruhigender Fragen wie den Rechten der Frauen, der Bedeutung des Dschihad und des Staates werden ausgeräumt.

Der Zugriff Auf Den Embryo

Author : Fuat Oduncu
ISBN : 3525457111
Genre : History
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Schotts Almanach 2007

Author : Ben Schott
ISBN : 3827006643
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Author : Dave Gray
ISBN : 9783868992014
Genre : Business & Economics
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Viele erfolgreiche Unternehmen zeichnen sich durch große Innovationsfreudigkeit und Kreativität aus. Doch wie gelingt ihnen das? Wie entstehen überhaupt innovative Ideen? Wie löst man sich von alten Mustern, um wirklich Neues zu entwickeln? Gamestorming hat Antworten auf diese Fragen und beweist, dass man nicht hexen muss, um kreativ zu sein - sondern spielen! Die Autoren haben 80 Spiele zusammengetragen, mit denen Sie und Ihr Team es schaffen, Denkblockaden zu überwinden, besser zu kommunizieren und zu neuen Erkenntnissen zu gelangen. Aus dem Inhalt: Konflikte überwinden und das Engagement der Mitarbeiter steigern Zusammenarbeit und Kommunikation optimieren Das Verständnis von Kunden- und User-Experience verbessern Bessere Ideen entwickeln - und das schneller als je zuvor Meetings verkürzen und produktiver gestalten Komplexe Systeme und Dynamiken erkunden Die Wurzel eines Problems erkennen und einen Weg zur Lösung finden

Schotts Sammelsurium

Author : Ben Schott
ISBN : 3833307315
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Citizen Sidel

Author : Jerome Charyn
ISBN : 3867890390
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