Hardball

Hardball
Author: Daniel Coyle
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0061008575
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Release: 1994-12-21
Editor: HarperCollins Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A journalist describes the struggle of a group of youngsters from a Chicago housing project and their white-collar coaches to triumph in Little League baseball, chronicling their journey from the first practice to the championship game. Reprint.

Hardball

Hardball
Author: Chris Matthews
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1416562613
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Release: 1999-11-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How politics is played by one who knows the game... Chris Matthews has spent a quarter century on the playing field of American politics—from right-hand man of Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill to host of NBC's highest rated cable talk show Hardball. In this revised and updated edition of his political classic, he offers fascinating new stories of raw ambition, brutal rivalry, and exquisite seduction and reveals the inside rules that govern the game of power.

Hardball

Hardball
Author: George Stalk,Robert Lachenauer,John Butman
Pages: 175
ISBN: 9781591391678
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Release: 2004
Editor: Harvard Business Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hardball takes leaders deep inside the world of hardball competition - a world where the players are zealously committed to winning and relentlessly driven to strengthen their competitive positions, creating a virtuous cycle that puts them far out of competitors' reach. Based on twenty-five years of experience advising and observing a range of companies, Stalk and Lachenauer reveal how hardball competitors achieve decisive victories - without bending the law and without compromising their obligations to customers and stakeholders. These companies often play rough, and they don't apologize for it. Yet they are also extraordinarily adept at the "soft" side of management - rallying talent and building culture through a laserlike focus on the few issues most critical to success. Using detailed and engaging stories from many industries, Hardball outlines seven classic hardball strategies: unleash massive and overwhelming force, exploit anomalies, threaten competitors' profit sanctuaries, take it and make it your own, entice competitors' into retreat, break industry compromises, and hardball M&A. The authors reveal who uses hardball strategies, under what circumstances each strategy is most effective, and how to orchestrate the attack.

Hardball Selling

Hardball Selling
Author: Robert L Shook
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1402214855
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Release: 2003-12-01
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Straightforward secrets and strategies for salespeople who want to join the winning top 5 percent of the sales force •Get your foot in the door •Control the sale without manipulation •Create a sense of urgency •Let the buyer participate •Learn the crucial subtleties of an aggressive approach •Target the biggest sales •Sell abroad And much more For many companies, 20 percent of their sales force generates 80 percent of their sales volume. In this hands-on guide, Robert L. Shook, a master salesman, teaches the high-pressure strategies that mean the difference between a super seller and a salesperson. The methods spelled out in this book describe what it takes to be in the elite 5 percent. In Hardball Selling, Shook inspires all salespeople to dare to be different and master hard selling without browbeating or offending customers. Shook spent 17 years in the trenches perfecting his successful strategies. Using the four basic principles of hardball selling, he guides you through all the steps, from getting past the "gatekeeper" to the single-minded tactics necessary to close a sale. "Shook's Hardball Selling is provocative and controversial—and filled with wonderful selling tips. I highly recommend it to every salesperson."—Martin D. Shafiroff, the world's No. 1 stockbroker

Prairie Hardball

Prairie Hardball
Author: Alison Gordon
Pages: 282
ISBN: 9781443442497
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Release: 2014-12-12
Editor: HarperCollins Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A trip home turns deadly as Kate Henry and her boyfriend, homicide detective Andy Munro, travel to Saskatchewan to celebrate her mother’s induction into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame. All former players in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, Helen “Wheels” MacLaren Henry and her teammates don’t at first take the threatening letters seriously. But when one of their own turns up dead, they must dig into their collective pasts in order to expose the killer before he—or she—can strike again. Set in 1990’s Saskatchewan, Prairie Hardball is the fifth and final book in the Kate Henry mystery series.

The Hardball for Women Playbook

The Hardball for Women Playbook
Author: Pat Heim,Susan K. Golant
Pages: 153
ISBN: 1565650867
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Release: 1993
Editor: Woman to Woman
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the authors of Hardball for Women come strategies that women need to thrive in business and the male-dominated world at large. Sexual harassment, hitting the glass ceiling, and dealing with auto mechanics and lawyers are analyzed and solved using Heim's years of expertise as a consultant and businesswoman.

Financial Hardball

Financial Hardball
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade
Pages: 64
ISBN: UCSD:31822037826393
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Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hardball for Women

Hardball for Women
Author: Pat Heim,Tammy Hughes,Susan K. Golant
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780698183292
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Release: 2015-03-31
Editor: Penguin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The bestselling guide fully updated for the post-Lean In era For nearly two decades, Hardball for Women has shown women how to get ahead in the business world. Whether the arena is a law firm, a medical group, a tech company, or any other work environment, Hardball for Women decodes male business culture and shows women how to break patterns of behavior that put them at a disadvantage. It explains how to get results when you “lean in” without being thrown off balance. Illustrated with real-life examples Hardball for Women teaches women how to: Successfully navigate middle management to become a leader in your field Be assertive without being obnoxious Display confidence Engage in smart self-promotion Lead both men and women—and recognize the differences between them Use “power talk” language to your advantage

Playing Hardball

Playing Hardball
Author: Lucy Jane Bledsoe
Pages: 80
ISBN: 0835909956
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Release: 1996-03
Editor: Globe Fearon Company
Language: en

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Hardball

Hardball
Author: Sara Paretsky
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781101133828
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Release: 2009-09-22
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Chicago politics—past, present, and future—take center stage in this complex and compelling V.I. Warshawki novel from New York Times bestselling author Sara Peretsky. Tracking down missing persons is part of V.I. Warshawski’s job. But Lamont Gadsden has been missing for more than forty years—last seen heading out into the 1967 blizzard, in the midst of Chicago’s racial unrest. V.I. figured the search would be futile. She didn’t realize it would be lethal...or lead to troubling discoveries about her own family. And when her young cousin Petra disappears, an angry preacher, a jailed gangbanger, and politics from both past and present interconnect—and plunge V.I. into a mystery as unsettling as the ’60s themselves. A New York Times Notable Crime Book of the Year One of NPR’s Top Five Crime Novels of the Year

Country Hardball

Country Hardball
Author: Steve Weddle
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781440571091
Available:
Release: 2013-10-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After more than a decade spent in and out of juvenile detention, halfway houses, and jail, Roy Alison returns to his rural hometown determined to do better, to be better. But what he finds is a working-class community devastated by the economic downturn--a town without anything to hold onto but the past. Staying with his grandmother, Roy discovers a family history of good intentions and bad choices, of making do without much chance of doing better. Around him, families lose their sons to war, hunting accidents, drugs. And Roy, along with the town, falls into old patterns established generations ago. A novel-in-stories in the tradition of Bonnie Jo Campbell, Donald Ray Pollock, Denis Johnson, and Alan Heathcock, Country Hardball is a powerfully observed and devastatingly understated portrait of the American working class. "Steve Weddle's Country Hardball is a perfect combination of the brokenhearted and the just flat broke... Here's hoping Weddle never stops writing..." --Benjamin Whitmer, author of Pike

Hardball Selling

Hardball Selling
Author: Robert L Shook
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781402233838
Available:
Release: 2003-12-01
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Straightforward secrets and strategies for salespeople who want to join the winning top 5 percent of the sales force •Get your foot in the door •Control the sale without manipulation •Create a sense of urgency •Let the buyer participate •Learn the crucial subtleties of an aggressive approach •Target the biggest sales •Sell abroad And much more For many companies, 20 percent of their sales force generates 80 percent of their sales volume. In this hands-on guide, Robert L. Shook, a master salesman, teaches the high-pressure strategies that mean the difference between a super seller and a salesperson. The methods spelled out in this book describe what it takes to be in the elite 5 percent. In Hardball Selling, Shook inspires all salespeople to dare to be different and master hard selling without browbeating or offending customers. Shook spent 17 years in the trenches perfecting his successful strategies. Using the four basic principles of hardball selling, he guides you through all the steps, from getting past the "gatekeeper" to the single-minded tactics necessary to close a sale. "Shook's Hardball Selling is provocative and controversial—and filled with wonderful selling tips. I highly recommend it to every salesperson."—Martin D. Shafiroff, the world's No. 1 stockbroker

Hardball

Hardball
Author: Steven Barwin
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781459804425
Available:
Release: 2014-10-01
Editor: Orca Book Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Baseball season has begun for the South Coast Sharks. As a senior, Griffin has college in his sights and plans to land himself a baseball scholarship. His determination causes him to turn a blind eye to the hazing of new players by the team captain, Wade. But when Griffin senses that his cousin Carson is getting the brunt of Wade’s aggression, Griffin finally stands up to him. Soon after, steroids are found in Carson’s locker, and he’s kicked off the team. Can Griffin stop Wade’s reign of terror, prove his cousin’s innocence and still stay on track with his baseball dreams?

Hardball

Hardball
Author: Martin Appel
Pages: 461
ISBN: 0803277849
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Release: 1997-01-01
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Bowie Kuhn became baseball commissioner in 1969, attendance at games was declining, labor disputes were flaring, and many teams were suffering from poor management and marketing. Fifteen years later, when Kuhn retired, the sport was flourishing. Kuhn had overseen tumultuous changes issuing from a challenge to the reserve clause, the 1981 strike, escalated salaries, free agency, and his controversial rulings on matters ranging from gambling to broadcasting. In Hardball Kuhn reveals how the decisions were made and forthrightly challenges his detractors. The former commissioner offers many colorful anecdotes and strong opinions about baseball's greatest legends from Jackie Robinson to Howard Cosell. In a new afterword to this Bison Books edition, Bowie Kuhn, who now resides both in Jacksonville, Florida, and on Long Island, gives his take on the state of baseball since his retirement as commissioner in 1984.

Hard Ball

Hard Ball
Author: James Quirk,Rodney D. Fort
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780691146577
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Release: 2010-01-10
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What can possibly account for the strange state of affairs in professional sports today? There are billionaire owners and millionaire players, but both groups are constantly squabbling over money. Many pro teams appear to be virtual "cash machines," generating astronomical annual revenues, but their owners seem willing to uproot them and move to any city willing to promise increased profits. At the same time, mayors continue to cook up "sweetheart deals" that lavish benefits on wealthy teams while imposing crushing financial hardships on cities that are already strapped with debt. To fans today, professional sports teams often look more like professional extortionists. In Hard Ball, James Quirk and Rodney Fort take on a daunting challenge: explaining exactly how things have gotten to this point and proposing a way out. Both authors are professional economists who specialize in the economics of sports. Their previous book, Pay Dirt: The Business of Professional Team Sports, is widely acknowledged as the Bible of sports economics. Here, however, they are writing for sports fans who are trying to make sense out of the perplexing world of pro team sports. It is not money, in itself, that is the cause of today's problems, they assert. In fact, the real problem stems from one simple fact: pro sports are monopolies that are fully sanctioned by the U.S. government. Eliminate the monopolies, say Quirk and Fort, and all problems can be solved. If the monopolies are allowed to persist, so will today's woes. The authors discuss all four major pro team sports: baseball, football, basketball, and hockey. Hard Ball is filled with anecdotes, case studies, and factual information that are brought together here for the first time. Quirk and Fort devote chapters to the main protagonists in the pro sports saga--media, unions, players, owners, politicians, and leagues--before they offer their own prescription for correcting the ills that afflict sports today. The result is an engaging and persuasive book that is sure to be widely read, cited, and debated. It is essential reading for every fan.

Hardball Fever

Hardball Fever
Author: John Carver
Pages: 390
ISBN: 0966357914
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Release: 2000-11
Editor: Hard Times Cattle Company Publishing, PSF, Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Rick Mason is a down-and-out baseball player who's flat broke and on the verge of becoming an alcoholic. Then Rick takes a job managing a minor league ball club. That's when the trouble really begins.

Playing Hardball

Playing Hardball
Author: Lawrence Frank
Pages: 126
ISBN: IND:39000005497339
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Release: 1983
Editor: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The discipline of folklore is the basis for this study of the verbal expressions that are used by baseball players during games. The analysis of the personal interaction that occurs within the structure of the game provides a deeper understanding of the ethos of our national game and of American culture itself. This study is aimed at both the professional folklorist, in its broad scope of analysis and interpretation, and the baseball fan who realizes that there is much more to the game than just runs, hits, and errors.

Hardball Without an Umpire

Hardball Without an Umpire
Author: Melvyn L. Fein
Pages: 254
ISBN: STANFORD:36105019331078
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Release: 1997
Editor: Praeger Pub Text
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This sociological analysis of how we "play the morality game" sheds light on the informal rules governing our moral decisions.

Playing Hardball

Playing Hardball
Author: Paul S. Herrnson
Pages: 145
ISBN: UOM:39015049562955
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Release: 2001
Editor: Pearson College Division
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Drawn from cutting-edge research by leading scholars in the field, this book focuses on the major obstacles politicians must confront when competing in congressional elections. The book examines candidate emergence strategy and targeting, fund-raising guidelines, negative advertising and voter mobilization. It provides readers with a manageable perspective on congressional elections and real-life American politics, enhancing readers' ability to make the connections between the theory and practice of politics. The essays address the campaign process and decision-making, the candidates, campaign finances, campaign staff and voter communication techniques. For individuals interested in the election process and political campaigning.

Playing Hardball with Soft Skills

Playing Hardball with Soft Skills
Author: Steven J. Bennett
Pages: 219
ISBN: PSU:000011788461
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Release: 1986
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Advises those with degrees in the arts and humanities how to find productive careers in business, shares self-evaluation tests, and tells how to develop, finance, and market one's ideas