Business and the Beautiful Game

How You Can Apply the Skills and Passion of Football to be a Winner in Business

Author: Theo Theobald,Cary Cooper

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749446706

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 364

For years, the clich?s of the football world have been used as everyday boardroom language, with phrases such as 'what's the score?' and 'we're playing the long game' becoming commonplace. Business and the Beautiful Game cleverly applies the analogy of football to the world of business and in doing so compares and contrasts the key elements in the world of commerce to the parellels of the beautiful game. This unique book uses signposts founded in football folklore to help the reader absorb as much information as possible. For example, 'Tactics' replaces the customary 'Summary' signpost to emphasise the key points whilst maintaining the football theme. Chapter headings draw on essential components of the beautiful game that can be equally well applied to management, for example 'Captaincy' represents 'Middle Management'. This clever and non-linear structure allows readers to dip in and out of the sections they want to focus on. Combining the vital elements of wit and wisdom, this book makes useful observations without taking the business world too seriously. It's an entertaining read for anyone wanting a fresh outlook on the world of business.

Who Ate All The Pies? The Life and Times of Mick Quinn

Author: Mick Quinn,Oliver Harvey

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448131472

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 6079

Mick Quinn, the boy from a Liverpool council estate dubbed 'Little Beirut', always loved his birds, booze and betting. They said Mick had a sixth sense for great accuracy in his playing days - he could find a party from any range. Quinn says he only put £50 on each horse race - but liked to stay in the bookies for twenty races a day! Sentenced in 1987 to three weeks in prison for twice driving whilst banned, Mick's been accused of punching Peter Schmeichel on the football pitch and John Fashanu off it. On retirement, though, Quinn switched to horse racing, the Sport of Kings, but controversy led the blue bloods of racing to hang the scouse oik out to dry and he was suspended from training for two and a half years. Who Ate All The Pies? is the funniest and most honest football book you'll read for a long, long time.

Moon Michigan

Author: Paul Vachon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1631214055

Category: Travel

Page: 450

View: 4511

Discover Michigan with Moon Travel Guides! Moon Michigan reveals the best of the Great Lakes States' charming small towns, vibrant urban hubs, and vast, untouched wilderness. What you'll find in Moon Michigan: Full coverage of Michigan, from Detroit and Ann Arbor to Mackinac Island and the Upper Peninsula Strategic itineraries for every budget and timeline, curated for beach-goers, hikers, wine enthusiasts, history buffs, road-trippers, and more Must-see attractions and ideas for making the most of your trip: Hike through evergreen forests or along freshwater coastlines, catch a glimpse of wild moose and black bears, and set up camp under a crystal-clear summer sky. Spend your days fishing, boating, and swimming in pristine lakes, or snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Browse galleries and gardens in Ann Arbor, or explore Motor City's rich industrial and musical history. Take a romantic carriage ride on Mackinac or a scenic tour of wine country, and discover the best spots to see fall foliage Honest advice from lifelong Michigander Paul Vachon on when to go, what to pack, and where to stay, from campsites and motels to golf resorts and lakeside lodges Detailed maps and helpful reference photos throughout Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, international visitors, seniors, and visitors with disabilities Thorough background on the culture, weather, wildlife, and history, plus tips on getting there and getting around by car and public transportation With Moon's local insight, diverse ideas, and expert advice on the best of Michigan, you can plan your trip your way. Exploring more quintessential Midwest? Try Moon Minneapolis & St. Paul or Moon Wisconsin's Door County.

Routledge Handbook of Football Studies

Author: John Hughson,Kevin Moore,Ramón Spaaij,Joseph Maguire

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113507481X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 528

View: 6265

Football is unquestionably the world’s most popular and influential sport. There is no corner of the globe in which the game is not played or followed. More countries are affiliated to FIFA, football’s governing body, than to the United Nations. The sport has therefore become an important component of our social, cultural, political and economic life. The Routledge Handbook of Football Studies is a landmark work of reference, going further than any other book in considering the historical and contemporary significance of football around the world. Written by a team of leading sport scholars, the book covers a broad range of disciplines from history, sociology, politics and business, to philosophy, law and media studies. The central section of the book examines key themes and issues in football studies, such as the World Cup and international competition, governance and ownership, fandom and celebrity. The concluding section offers in-depth surveys of the culture and organisation of football in each of the regional confederations, from UEFA to CONCACAF. This book will be fascinating reading for any serious football fan and an essential resource for advanced students or scholars undertaking research in football or sport studies, and any practitioner or policy-maker working in football.

Zidanes Melancholie

Author: Jean-Philippe Toussaint

Publisher: Frankfurter Verlagsanstalt

ISBN: 362702141X

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3420

Jean-Philippe Toussaint, der berühmte belgische Schriftsteller, ist als ausgewiesener Fußballkenner durch seine Fußballkommentare bekannt, die in französischen und internationalen Zeitungen erscheinen. Am 9. Juli 2006 war er im Berliner Olympiastadium und hat das Endspiel der Fußball-Weltmeisterschaft - und den legendären Höhepunkt dieses Spiels Frankreichs gegen Italien - mit eigenen Augen erlebt. Er schildert seine Erfahrungen, beschreibt wie und warum es zu der berühmt-berüchtigt gewordenen "Geste" Zinedine Zidanes kam, zu dessen berühmten "Ausraster" gegen den Italiener Marco Materazzi, der wohl ebenso in die Annalen der Fußball-Weltmeisterschaften eingehen wird, wie das legendäre Wembley-Tor von 1966. Entstanden ist ein wunderbares Stück Prosa über ein Endspiel unter dem Zeichen eines Kopfstoßes. Toussaint geht dessen inneren Ursachen nach, zeichnet Zidane schlüssig als (Ball-)Künstler, der an diesem Abend - ganz anders als im Endspiel der Weltmeisterschaft von 1998 - nicht zu seiner "Form" gefunden hat, nicht in dem von ihm gewünschten Maße, denn es sollte für den dreimaligen Weltfußballer des Jahres das letzte Spiel seiner Karriere sein. Und da Zidane sich nicht als Fußballer beweisen konnte, so schrieb er sich in der Erinnerung der ganzen Welt durch eine außergewöhnliche Tat ein.

Brandweek

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Advertising

Page: N.A

View: 8014

Verti-flite

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Helicopters

Page: N.A

View: 536

King Football

sport and spectacle in the golden age of radio and newsreels, movies and magazines, the weekly & the daily press

Author: Michael Oriard

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 491

View: 2613

This landmark work explores the vibrant world of football from the 1920s through the 1950s, a period in which the game became deeply embedded in American life. Though millions experienced the thrills of college and professional football firsthand during these years, many more encountered the game through their daily newspapers or the weekly Saturday Evening Post, on radio broadcasts, and in the newsreels and feature films shown at their local movie theaters. Asking what football meant to these millions who followed it either casually or passionately, Michael Oriard reconstructs a media-created world of football and explores its deep entanglements with a modernizing American society. Football, claims Oriard, served as an agent of "Americanization" for immigrant groups but resisted attempts at true integration and racial equality, while anxieties over the domestication and affluence of middle-class American life helped pave the way for the sport's rise in popularity during the Cold War. Underlying these threads is the story of how the print and broadcast media, in ways specific to each medium, were powerful forces in constructing the football culture we know today.

Sporting Cultures

Hispanic Perspectives on Sport, Text and the Body

Author: David Wood,P. Louise Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317991311

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 4178

The essays that comprise this book mark new territory in the study of sport in the Hispanic world, a key site of cultural experience for the populations of Latin America, the United States and the Iberian Peninsula. The scope of the volume is the exploration of the representation and interaction of sport / text / body in a variety of cultural forms in Latin America, Spain and the chicano population of the USA. As such, it opens a path for further study of an area that is experiencing significant growth in the international academic community. The book consists of 11 chapters by different authors, and an introduction, totalling c.85,000 words. The essays deal with the key sporting practices of the Hispanic world, including boxing, baseball, athletics, Olympic movements and football, approaching them as physical manifestations in their own right and as cultural representations (via media images, poetry, narrative fiction, murals) through the research methodologies of the humanities and social sciences. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport

The Football Men

Up Close with the Giants of the Modern Game

Author: Simon Kuper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857201611

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 6602

The great footballers and coaches are rarely glimpsed from up close. They shield themselves from the tabloids, hide their personalities behind professionalism, and in the words of the cliché, 'do their talking on the pitch'. This book gets up close to them. The Football Menis not a series of celebrity profiles, and it doesn't attempt to unearth secrets in the players' private lives. Rather, it portrays these men as three-dimensional human beings. It describes their upbringings, the football cultures they grew up in, the way they play, and the baggage that they bring to their relationships at work. This multimillion-pound, multinational world is mostly inhabited by ordinary men. The profiles in this book are sometimes funny, but never breathless or sensational. Some of the profiles in this book are based on interviews; others are the results of time the author spent with that person; sometimes the profile is a story of a country. All are fascinating and shed light on their subject to reveal things you wouldn't expect. From one of the great sports writers of our time this is a penetrating and surprising collection of articles on the figures that have defined the modern sporting world.

The Legend's Son

... and the Ultra-Competitive World of Alabama Football

Author: Willie Backer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781432757564

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

View: 7937

Told in first-person narrative by a social outsider, " The Legend's Son " is no doubt the most riveting look at the attitudes and opinions of the Deep South since "Gone With The Wind." To Pat Murphy, a northerner, the Deep South was always as foreign and distant a place as some third-world country on another continent. All he knew about the region was what he had read in history books, studying events like the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. And that's all he wanted to know. But when he unexpectedly finds himself in the Heart of Dixie, he suddenly has to learn all about its customs and traditions. He quickly realizes, in Alabama, the cliche "Football is a way of life" isn't a cliche at all. He is astounded to the point of being fascinated at just how incredibly stout the spirit and pride is. And he's absolutely bewildered right from the start. "Like the Martin Sheen character in Apocalypse Now, I was going deeper and deeper into a world I had no idea even existed," he writes. He proceeds to go on a rip-roaring adventure, encountering everything from colossal corruption right up to the state capital building to a staggering array of colorful characters Charles Dickens couldn't make up. Most notably... The Legend's Son. But when he unexpectedly finds himself in the Heart of Dixie, he suddenly has to learn all about its customs and traditions. He quickly realizes, in Alabama, the cliche "Football is a way of life" isn't a cliche at all. He is astounded to the point of being fascinated at just how incredibly stout the spirit and pride is. And he's absolutely bewildered right from the start. "Like the Martin Sheen character in Apocalypse Now, I was going deeper and deeper into a world I had no idea even existed," he writes. He proceeds to go on a rip-roaring adventure, encountering everything from colossal corruption right up to the state capital building to a staggering array of colorful characters Charles Dickens couldn't make up. Most notably...The Legend's Son.

Schluss mit Prokrastination

Wie man aufhört zu verschieben und anfängt zu leben

Author: Petr Ludwig,Petra Kubin,Gernot Bogner

Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft

ISBN: 3864149517

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 5313

Prokrastination ist in der heutigen Zeit ein weit verbreitetes Phänomen: Aufschieberitis. Statt sich den anstehenden Aufgaben und Verpflichtungen zu widmen, werden diese beharrlich vor sich hergeschoben. Vor lauter Optionen sehen viele nicht mehr das Wesentliche. Schluss mit Prokrastination zeigt den Ausweg aus Demotivation, Frustration, Chaos und Stress. Das Ziel ist innere Motivation, Aktionsfähigkeit, Effektivität und Zufriedenheit in Beruf und im Privatleben. Petr Ludwig überträgt die neuesten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse in die Praxis und räumt mit Halbwahrheiten und Mythen im Bereich der Persönlichkeitsentwicklung auf. Er erklärt, warum Aufgaben überhaupt aufgeschoben werden und wie man sich immer wieder aufs Neue motivieren kann. Anhand acht konkreter Instrumente kann jeder lernen, die eigene Vision zu finden, neue Gewohnheiten zu entwickeln, Aufgaben und Zeit zu organisieren und mit Misserfolgen umzugehen – damit nachhaltig mit der Prokrastination endlich Schluss zu machen.

Die 7 Wege zur Effektivität für Jugendliche

ein Wegweiser für mehr Erfolg

Author: Sean Covey

Publisher: GABAL Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3897496631

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 351

View: 7849

Teenager zu sein ist wunderbar, aber auch eine große Herausforderung. In Die 7 Wege zur Effektivität für Teens bereitet Sean Covey die zeitlosen Prinzipien der 7 Wege zur Effektivität von seinem Vater Stephen R. Covey für Jugendliche auf, damit sie die Probleme und Entscheidungen, mit denen sie konfrontiert werden, bewältigen können. Der unterhaltsam geschriebene Ratgeber wird jungen Menschen helfen, Schritt für Schritt ihr Selbstbild zu verbessern, Freundschaften aufzubauen, ihre Ziele zu erreichen, mit Eltern und Lehrern auszukommen kurz gesagt: ihr Leben zu meistern. Außerdem ist das Buch prallvoll mit Comics von Timo Wuerz, großartigen Zitaten und unglaublichen Geschichten über Teens aus der ganzen Welt!

Wir Kühe

Author: Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag

ISBN: 3646920378

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 9685

Seit sich ihr Vater die Hüfte gebrochen hat, bleibt alle Arbeit auf der Farm an DJ hängen: 32 Kühe füttern, melken, Stall ausmisten ... Doch dann taucht Brian auf der Farm auf, der Football-Star der Nachbarschule - und ein unausstehlicher Angeber. Dass er ihr vorwirft, sie führe das Leben einer Kuh, ist nicht gerade charmant und eine große Hilfe ist er auch nicht. Allerdings macht es Spaß, mit ihm Football zu spielen. Und mit ihm zu reden auch. Doch nie im Leben würde Brian mit einer Kuh ausgehen. Oder? »Ein besonderes Jugendbuch« Süddeutsche Zeitung

Kleine Stadt der großen Träume

Roman

Author: Fredrik Backman

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104905002

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 3594

Platz 1 der schwedischen Bestsellerliste und Platz 4 der New York Times Bestsellerliste: der bewegende neue Roman von Fredrik Backman, Autor des Welterfolgs ›Ein Mann namens Ove‹. »Backmans Meisterwerk: kunstvoll, emotional und zutiefst menschlich.« New York Journal of Books Wer glaubt noch an Björnstadt? Es liegt viel zu weit hinter den dunklen Wäldern im Norden. Doch die Menschen hier halten zusammen. Und sie teilen eine Leidenschaft, die sie wieder mit Stolz erfüllen könnte. Die den Rest der Welt an Björnstadt erinnern könnte. Deshalb liegen alle Träume und Hoffnungen nun auf den Schultern ein paar junger Björnstädter. Noch ahnt keiner in der Stadt, dass sich ihre Gemeinschaft über Nacht für immer verändern wird.

Der Ball ist rund

Author: Eduardo Galeano

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783293004733

Category:

Page: 301

View: 3988