Scorecasting

The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won
Author: Tobias Moskowitz,L. Jon Wertheim
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 9780307591814
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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In Scorecasting, University of Chicago behavioral economist Tobias Moskowitz teams up with veteran Sports Illustrated writer L. Jon Wertheim to overturn some of the most cherished truisms of sports, and reveal the hidden forces that shape how basketball, baseball, football, and hockey games are played, won and lost. Drawing from Moskowitz's original research, as well as studies from fellow economists such as bestselling author Richard Thaler, the authors look at: the influence home-field advantage has on the outcomes of games in all sports and why it exists; the surprising truth about the universally accepted axiom that defense wins championships; the subtle biases that umpires exhibit in calling balls and strikes in key situations; the unintended consequences of referees' tendencies in every sport to "swallow the whistle," and more. Among the insights that Scorecasting reveals: Why Tiger Woods is prone to the same mistake in high-pressure putting situations that you and I are Why professional teams routinely overvalue draft picks The myth of momentum or the "hot hand" in sports, and why so many fans, coaches, and broadcasters fervently subscribe to it Why NFL coaches rarely go for a first down on fourth-down situations--even when their reluctance to do so reduces their chances of winning. In an engaging narrative that takes us from the putting greens of Augusta to the grid iron of a small parochial high school in Arkansas, Scorecasting will forever change how you view the game, whatever your favorite sport might be. From the Hardcover edition.

Die Kunst des Feldspiels

Roman
Author: Chad Harbach
Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag
ISBN: 383218645X
Category: Fiction
Page: 608
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Chad Harbach hat den Traum von der »Great American Novel« wahr gemacht: ›Die Kunst des Feldspiels‹ ist ein literarisches Wunder, ein magisches Debüt, ein so kluger wie zu Herzen gehender Roman über den Abschied von der Jugend, über Leidenschaft und Liebe, Freundschaft und Familie. Der Gott des Spiels hat Henry Skrimshander ein Geschenk in die Wiege gelegt: Der schmächtige, unscheinbare Junge aus der Provinz ist das größte Baseball-Talent seit Jahrzehnten. Als er in die Mannschaft des Westish College aufgenommen wird, scheint sein Aufstieg in den Olymp vorprogrammiert. Monatelang macht er nicht einen Fehler. Doch dann geht ein Routinewurf auf fatale Weise daneben ... und die Schicksale von fünf Menschen werden untrennbar miteinander verknüpft. Henry hat einen neuen Gegner: den Selbstzweifel. Sein Mentor Mike Schwartz macht die bittere Erfahrung, dass er Henry zuliebe sich selbst vergessen hat. Henrys schwuler Mitbewohner Owen muss sich von einem herben Schlag erholen. Rektor Affenlight lernt spät im Leben die wahre Liebe kennen und schlittert in eine gefährliche Affäre. Und seine Tochter Pella flieht vor ihrem Mann nach Westish – um auf dem Campus mehr als nur Sex zu finden. Während das dramatische Endspiel unerbittlich näher rückt, sind sie alle gezwungen, sich mit ihren tiefsten Wünschen und Abgründen auseinanderzusetzen. Am Ende wird einer von ihnen gleich zweimal bestattet, und die Leben der anderen werden nie mehr dieselben sein. ›Die Kunst des Feldspiels‹ erzählt von den Dingen, die uns ausmachen – den Fehlern wie den Obsessionen. Wer wissen will, was es bedeutet, hier und heute ein Mensch zu sein, der muss dieses Buch lesen. »Debütromane von solcher Vollkommenheit und Sogkraft sind sehr, sehr selten.« Jonathan Franzen »Wunderbar zu lesen, das reinste Vergnügen.« John Irving

Zen-Golf

das mentale Spiel meistern
Author: Joseph Parent
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442218820
Category:
Page: 223
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The Rookie Bookie


Author: L. Jon Wertheim,Tobias J. Moskowitz
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316249769
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 272
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Using the tips, truths, and stats they explore in their New York Times bestseller Scorecasting, two dads pack super sports savvy and important math and financial concepts into a fun and heartwarming first novel for kids. New kid Mitch Sloan wants to fit in, but his nerdy love of statistics and making money isn't winning him any friends in his sports-loving town--until he finds the perfect way to attain instant popularity. But running a football betting ring at school eventually turns sour, and Mitch loses the only real friend he's made. He'll have to win her back by using his brainpower for good and helping the school football team achieve victory--if they'll listen to the advice of a former bookie!

Wann Sie eine Bank überfallen sollten

131 verblüffende Erkenntnisse aus der Welt der Wirtschaft
Author: Stephen J. Dubner,Steven D. Levitt
Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH
ISBN: 364119539X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
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Die Top-Ökonomen Steven D. Levitt und Stephen J. Dubner sind Spezialisten darin, überraschende Lösungen für vertrackte Probleme zu finden. Und sie wissen genau, wie Erkenntnisse der Wirtschaftswissenschaften unser Leben leichter machen können. Im vorliegenden Buch stellen sich die Bestsellerautoren Fragen, die ihnen und ihren Lesern auf den Nägeln brennen. Mit ihrer ganz speziellen Mischung aus großartigem Humor und bestechender Logik erklären sie, warum Menschen lügen, Stewardessen kein Trinkgeld bekommen und es höchste Zeit ist, eine Sexsteuer einzuführen. Ein Buch der verblüffenden Erkenntnisse, randvoll mit Überlebenswissen für den Alltag.

Disciplinary Literacy in Action

How to Create and Sustain a School-Wide Culture of Deep Reading, Writing, and Thinking
Author: ReLeah Cossett Lent,Marsha McCracken Voigt
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1544317484
Category: Education
Page: 368
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You wouldn’t tell a heart surgeon to also do pediatrics—so why would we tell content area educators they must “do” literacy? Math, history, English and science teachers are passionate about their specialties, and that’s why authors Releah Lent and Marsha Voight designed a framework that keeps teachers’ subjects at the center of daily classroom life while also helping them pool strengths with colleagues. Based on years of successful implementation, this powerful PL cycle “drops in” seamlessly to any school setting, so teachers schoolwide take on innovative practices of reading, writing, thinking, and doing within their areas of expertise.

The Rookie Bookie - FREE PREVIEW (The First 5 Chapters)


Author: L. Jon Wertheim,Tobias Moskowitz
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316258660
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 80
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Using the tips, truths, and stats they explore in their New York Times bestseller Scorecasting, two dads pack super sports savvy and important math and financial concepts into a fun and heartwarming first novel for kids. New kid Mitch Sloan wants to fit in, but his nerdy love of statistics and making money isn't winning him any friends in his sports-loving town--until he finds the perfect way to attain instant popularity. But running a football betting ring at school eventually turns sour, and Mitch loses the only real friend he's made. He'll have to win her back by using his brainpower for good and helping the school football team achieve victory--if they'll listen to the advice of a former bookie!

The Sports Strategist

Developing Leaders for a High-Performing Industry
Author: Irving Rein,Ben Shields,Adam Grossman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199343837
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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The sports industry is more complex than ever before, and succeeding within it now requires an equally dynamic approach. Teams and leagues across many sports face unprecedented competition in worldwide markets as the cost of doing business increases and traditional revenue streams face pressure. In light of these changes, the idea that winning championships is the key to organizational success is misguided. The Sports Strategist: Developing Leaders for a High-Performance Industry reveals which areas in the industry, unlike winning, can be controlled and maximized for consistent success. Aspiring leaders in the sports business will learn how to design identities, manage narratives, and maximize new technologies in order to implement business analytics and build public support. These techniques are vital to creating a successful sports organization that is ready to reap the benefits of winning when it does happen, without having to rely on it when it doesn't. In such a high-performance field, the demand for well-equipped leaders is great, and The Sports Strategist provides the necessary tools and techniques for their success.

Soccermatics

Fußball und die Magie der Zahlen
Author: David Sumpter
Publisher: Ecowin
ISBN: 3711051685
Category: Political Science
Page: 352
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Jemand mag ein Dribbelkünstler sein oder ein Flankengott, aber ohne eine Struktur auf dem Platz nützt das wenig. Fußball ist mehr als Statistik und Taktik, mehr als Ausnahmespieler und mehr als der unbedingte Wille zu gewinnen. Fußball ist mehr als ein Spiel. Mathematik auch. David Sumpter entwirft in seinem Buch eine Fußball-Mathematik, die weit über Alex Fergusons Taktiken und Lionel Messis Tempodribblings hinausgeht.

Modeling Techniques in Predictive Analytics with Python and R

A Guide to Data Science
Author: Thomas W. Miller
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 013389214X
Category: Computers
Page: 448
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Master predictive analytics, from start to finish Start with strategy and management Master methods and build models Transform your models into highly-effective code—in both Python and R This one-of-a-kind book will help you use predictive analytics, Python, and R to solve real business problems and drive real competitive advantage. You’ll master predictive analytics through realistic case studies, intuitive data visualizations, and up-to-date code for both Python and R—not complex math. Step by step, you’ll walk through defining problems, identifying data, crafting and optimizing models, writing effective Python and R code, interpreting results, and more. Each chapter focuses on one of today’s key applications for predictive analytics, delivering skills and knowledge to put models to work—and maximize their value. Thomas W. Miller, leader of Northwestern University’s pioneering program in predictive analytics, addresses everything you need to succeed: strategy and management, methods and models, and technology and code. If you’re new to predictive analytics, you’ll gain a strong foundation for achieving accurate, actionable results. If you’re already working in the field, you’ll master powerful new skills. If you’re familiar with either Python or R, you’ll discover how these languages complement each other, enabling you to do even more. All data sets, extensive Python and R code, and additional examples available for download at http://www.ftpress.com/miller/ Python and R offer immense power in predictive analytics, data science, and big data. This book will help you leverage that power to solve real business problems, and drive real competitive advantage. Thomas W. Miller’s unique balanced approach combines business context and quantitative tools, illuminating each technique with carefully explained code for the latest versions of Python and R. If you’re new to predictive analytics, Miller gives you a strong foundation for achieving accurate, actionable results. If you’re already a modeler, programmer, or manager, you’ll learn crucial skills you don’t already have. Using Python and R, Miller addresses multiple business challenges, including segmentation, brand positioning, product choice modeling, pricing research, finance, sports, text analytics, sentiment analysis, and social network analysis. He illuminates the use of cross-sectional data, time series, spatial, and spatio-temporal data. You’ll learn why each problem matters, what data are relevant, and how to explore the data you’ve identified. Miller guides you through conceptually modeling each data set with words and figures; and then modeling it again with realistic code that delivers actionable insights. You’ll walk through model construction, explanatory variable subset selection, and validation, mastering best practices for improving out-of-sample predictive performance. Miller employs data visualization and statistical graphics to help you explore data, present models, and evaluate performance. Appendices include five complete case studies, and a detailed primer on modern data science methods. Use Python and R to gain powerful, actionable, profitable insights about: Advertising and promotion Consumer preference and choice Market baskets and related purchases Economic forecasting Operations management Unstructured text and language Customer sentiment Brand and price Sports team performance And much more

Trillion Dollar Economists

How Economists and Their Ideas have Transformed Business
Author: Robert Litan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111878183X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
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A detailed look at how economists shaped the world, and how thelegacy continues Trillion Dollar Economists explores the prize-winningideas that have shaped business decisions, business models, andgovernment policies, expanding the popular idea of the economist'srole from one of forecaster to one of innovator. Written by theformer Director of Economic Research at Bloomberg Government, theKauffman Foundation and the Brookings Institution, this bookdescribes the ways in which economists have helped shape the world– in some cases, dramatically enough to be recognized with aNobel Prize or Clark Medal. Detailed discussion of how economiststhink about the world and the pace of future innovation leads to anexamination of the role, importance, and limits of the market, andeconomists' contributions to business and policy in the past,present, and future. Few economists actually forecast the economy's performance.Instead, the bulk of the profession is concerned with how marketswork, and how they can be made more efficient and productive togenerate the things people want to buy for a better life. Full ofinterviews with leading economists and industry leaders,Trillion Dollar Economists showcases the innovations thathave built modern business and policy. Readers will: Review the basics of economics and the innovation ofeconomists, including market failures and the macro-microdistinction Discover the true power of economic ideas when used directly inbusiness, as exemplified by Priceline and Google Learn how economists contributed to policy platforms intransportation, energy, telecommunication, and more Explore the future of economics in business applications, andthe policy ideas, challenges, and implications Economists have helped firms launch new businesses, establishednew ways of making money, and shaped government policy to createnew opportunities and a new landscape on which businesses compete.Trillion Dollar Economists provides a comprehensiveexploration of these contributions, and a detailed look atinnovation to come.

Spademan

Thriller
Author: Adam Sternbergh
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641125944
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Ich töte Männer. Und ich töte Frauen, denn ich will nicht diskriminierend erscheinen. Eine zweite große Terrorwelle am Times Square hat New York City lahm gelegt. Die Stadt ist verlassen, nur einige Reiche verharren in ihren Hochhauslofts und leben in einer Art digitaler Fantasiewelt, wo sie von schönen heilen Welten träumen. Doch inmitten der ausgebombten Stadt gibt es einzelne Menschen, die geblieben sind. Einer davon ist der Spademan, ein ehemaliger Müllmann, der sich jetzt als eiskalter Auftragskiller über Wasser hält. Sein nächster Opfer ist die Tochter eines mächtigen Predigers. Doch etwas lässt den Spademan zögern, etwas stimmt nicht. Und damit macht er sich auch selbst zur Zielscheibe düsterer Kreise. Spademan war ein Müllmann. Das war vor der Bombe. Sie verwüstete den Times Square. Sie tötete seine Frau. Und sie vertrieb einen Großteil der Bewohner Manhattens aus der Stadt. Lediglich die Reichen blieben und zogen sich in ihre Elfenbeintürme zurück, wo sie sich in eine virtuelle Welt einloggen und in süßen Träumen der Realität zu entfliehen versuchen. Jetzt ist der Spademan ein Auftragskiller, der eiskalt tötet. Er ist die Kugel, man muss ihm nur die Richtung vorgeben. Seine bevorzugte Waffe: Ein Teppichmesser. Sein neuestes Zielobjekt ist die Tochter eines mächtigen Fernsehpredigers. Sie zu finden ist kein Problem, aber der Job wird plötzlich kompliziert - die junge Frau ist schwanger und der Kunde hat eine Agenda, die weit über einen einfachen Mord hinausgeht. Spademan muss sich entscheiden.

Modeling Techniques in Predictive Analytics

Business Problems and Solutions with R, Revised and Expanded Edition
Author: Thomas W. Miller
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0133886190
Category: Computers
Page: 384
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To succeed with predictive analytics, you must understand it on three levels: Strategy and management Methods and models Technology and code This up-to-the-minute reference thoroughly covers all three categories. Now fully updated, this uniquely accessible book will help you use predictive analytics to solve real business problems and drive real competitive advantage. If you’re new to the discipline, it will give you the strong foundation you need to get accurate, actionable results. If you’re already a modeler, programmer, or manager, it will teach you crucial skills you don’t yet have. Unlike competitive books, this guide illuminates the discipline through realistic vignettes and intuitive data visualizations–not complex math. Thomas W. Miller, leader of Northwestern University’s pioneering program in predictive analytics, guides you through defining problems, identifying data, crafting and optimizing models, writing effective R code, interpreting results, and more. Every chapter focuses on one of today’s key applications for predictive analytics, delivering skills and knowledge to put models to work–and maximize their value. Reflecting extensive student and instructor feedback, this edition adds five classroom-tested case studies, updates all code for new versions of R, explains code behavior more clearly and completely, and covers modern data science methods even more effectively. All data sets, extensive R code, and additional examples available for download at http://www.ftpress.com/miller If you want to make the most of predictive analytics, data science, and big data, this is the book for you. Thomas W. Miller’s unique balanced approach combines business context and quantitative tools, appealing to managers, analysts, programmers, and students alike. Miller addresses multiple business cases and challenges, including segmentation, brand positioning, product choice modeling, pricing research, finance, sports, text analytics, sentiment analysis, and social network analysis. He illuminates the use of cross-sectional data, time series, spatial, and spatio-temporal data. You’ll learn why each problem matters, what data are relevant, and how to explore the data you’ve identified. Miller guides you through conceptually modeling each data set with words and figures; and then modeling it again with realistic R programs that deliver actionable insights. You’ll walk through model construction, explanatory variable subset selection, and validation, mastering best practices for improving out-of-sample predictive performance. Throughout, Miller employs data visualization and statistical graphics to help you explore data, present models, and evaluate performance. This edition adds five new case studies, updates all code for the newest versions of R, adds more commenting to clarify how the code works, and offers a more detailed and up-to-date primer on data science methods. Gain powerful, actionable, profitable insights about: Advertising and promotion Consumer preference and choice Market baskets and related purchases Economic forecasting Operations management Unstructured text and language Customer sentiment Brand and price Sports team performance And much more

Winning ugly

mentale Kriegsführung im Tennis ; [wie man bessere Gegner schlägt]
Author: Brad Gilbert,Steve Jamison,Andre Agassi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783924245597
Category:
Page: 264
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In diesem Buch beschreiben die Autoren, wie man gewinnt, weil man den Gegner mit dem Kopf besiegt. Brad Gilbert beschreibt sein Konzept, das beste aus dem zu machen, was man hat und es funktioniert: Indem man sich auf den Teil des Tennis konzentriert, den man bisher vernachlässigt hat: den mentalen Aspekt.

Citizen Sidel

New York knallhart
Author: Jerome Charyn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783867890397
Category:
Page: 188
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