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The Resource The extra 2% : how Wall Street strategies took a major league baseball team from worst to first, Jonah Keri ; foreword by Mark Cuban

The extra 2% : how Wall Street strategies took a major league baseball team from worst to first, Jonah Keri ; foreword by Mark Cuban

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The extra 2% : how Wall Street strategies took a major league baseball team from worst to first
Title
The extra 2%
Title remainder
how Wall Street strategies took a major league baseball team from worst to first
Statement of responsibility
Jonah Keri ; foreword by Mark Cuban
Title variation
Extra two per cent
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What happens when three financial industry whiz kids and certified baseball nuts take over an ailing major league franchise and implement the same strategies that fueled their success on Wall Street? In the case of the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays, an American League championship happens--the culmination of one of the greatest turnarounds in baseball history. In The Extra 2%, financial journalist and sportswriter Jonah Keri chronicles the remarkable story of one team's Cinderella journey from divisional doormat to World Series contender. When former Goldman Sachs partners Stuart Sternberg and Matthew Silverman assumed control of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2005, it looked as if they were buying the baseball equivalent of a penny stock. But the incoming regime came armed with a master plan: to leverage their skill at trading, valuation, and management to build a model twenty-first-century franchise that could compete with their bigger, stronger, richer rivals--and prevail. Together with "boy genius" general manager Andrew Friedman, the new Rays owners jettisoned the old ways of doing things, substituting their own innovative ideas about employee development, marketing and public relations, and personnel management. They exorcized the "devil" from the team's nickname, developed metrics that let them take advantage of undervalued aspects of the game, like defense, and hired a forward-thinking field manager as dedicated to unconventional strategy as they were. By quantifying the game's intangibles--that extra 2% that separates a winning organization from a losing one--they were able to deliver to Tampa something that Billy Beane's "Moneyball" had never brought to Oakland: an American League pennant. A book about what happens when you apply your business skills to your life's passion, The Extra 2% is an informative and entertaining case study for any organization that wants to go from worst to first"--
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Keri, Jonah
Dewey number
331.88/11796357
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV880
LC item number
.K48 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Tampa Bay Rays (Baseball team)
  • Baseball
  • Sports franchises
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The extra 2% : how Wall Street strategies took a major league baseball team from worst to first, Jonah Keri ; foreword by Mark Cuban
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1289548
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 253 pages
Isbn
9780345517654
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010054155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) 1289548
  • (OCoLC)646113511
Label
The extra 2% : how Wall Street strategies took a major league baseball team from worst to first, Jonah Keri ; foreword by Mark Cuban
Link
978-0-345-51765-4.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1289548
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 253 pages
Isbn
9780345517654
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010054155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1289548
  • (OCoLC)646113511

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