The Rise of the Player Manager

Philip Augar, Joy Palmer. 这 ---- PENGUIN BOOKS The Rise of the Player Manager Philip.

Author: Philip Augar

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: NWU:35556033987819

Category: Communication in management

Page: 309

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All but ignored by management theory, more and more employees are being asked to combine management and production responsibilities. Millions of workers are trying to lead teams while maintaining their own performance, often without management training. The result is too often stress, unnecessary workloads and feelings of helplessness. This volume aims to help those overburdened with such responsibilities manage a team while keeping their edge as a producer. Using a blend of historical analysis, personal experience and detailed case studies, this book is a practical guide to the dilemmas faced by the ambitious player managers.

Hockey for the Coach the Player and the Fan

Author: Fred Shero

Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster

ISBN: UOM:49015000934555

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 919


Illustrates technical aspects of strategy and technique applicable to both field and ice hockey, instructs players on effective responses to a variety of playing situations, and presents effective drills, exercises, and conditioning programs

The Player of Games

The Culture -- a human/machine symbiotic society -- has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh. Jernau Morat Gurgeh. The Player of Games. Master of every board, computer and strategy.

Author: Iain M. Banks

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316095860

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The Culture -- a human/machine symbiotic society -- has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh. Jernau Morat Gurgeh. The Player of Games. Master of every board, computer and strategy. Bored with success, Gurgeh travels to the Empire of Azad, cruel and incredibly wealthy, to try their fabulous game. . .a game so complex, so like life itself, that the winner becomes emperor. Mocked, blackmailed, almost murdered, Gurgeh accepts the game, and with it the challenge of his life -- and very possibly his death.

A Multimodal Approach to Video Games and the Player Experience

Visual and audio feedback are generic types and they can be found in both the player's action and system's response. In Beyond: Two Souls, visual feedback ...

Author: Weimin Toh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351184755

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

View: 208


This volume puts forth an original theoretical framework, the ludonarrative model, for studying video games which foregrounds the empirical study of the player experience. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to and description of the model, which draws on theoretical frameworks from multimodal discourse analysis, game studies, and social semiotics, and its development out of participant observation and qualitative interviews from the empirical study of a group of players. The volume then applies this approach to shed light on how players’ experiences in a game influence how they understand and make use of game components in order to progress its narrative. The book concludes with a frame by frame analysis of a popular game to demonstrate the model’s principles in action and its subsequent broader applicability to analyzing video game interaction and design. Offering a new way forward for video game research, this volume is key reading for students and scholars in multimodality, discourse analysis, game studies, interactive storytelling, and new media.

The Player

So when Cooper and the team's star player, Pesh, start fooling around, they agree to keep it just between them. Besides, Pesh is also seeing Bobbi, ...

Author: Paul Coccia

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781459415775

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 160

View: 508


Set in the traditionally homophobic world of amateur hockey, this book follows gay goalie Cooper in his struggle with his feelings for a teammate and coming out to his team. Cooper has been hooking up with teammate Pesh in secret, and has to play along when Pesh dates a girl and even tolerate locker-room homophobic talk. When Pesh outs Cooper online, trying to better his own chances at playing pro, Cooper chooses self-esteem and honesty over sex. With a strong and relatable main character, this book is a realistic, positive look at teen relationships — gay or straight.

The Player

“Oh.” She knitted her fingers together in her lap. “It was generous of you to let my family stay 206 THE PLAYER.

Author: J. R. Ward

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 9781460393864

Category: Fiction


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A powerful man finds the one woman who completes him. The second Moorehouse Legacy novel from New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward writing as Jessica Bird. Ruthless might as well be Gray Bennett's middle name. When the renowned Washington, D.C., insider talks, powerful people listen. But Gray hasn't come home to Saranac Lake to play politics. Or play at all. A tragedy has brought Gray Bennett back to face everything he thought he'd left behind. Including the most unlikely of women. The mousy redhead who used to run around the Moorehouse B and B—the one he never noticed—is now all fiery hair and lush curves. But sweet Joy Moorehouse is too innocent for a cynic like him. So Gray won't let himself lay a hand on her…until the night he can no longer resist the woman she has become. That's when he discovers a secret that leaves him gasping for breath—and wanting more. A reader-favorite story originally published as His Comfort and Joy.

The Player

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Author: Stefanie London

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9780369702432

Category: Fiction


View: 248


Emery Daniels has no time for the heartbreaker next door…but the tension between them is impossible to resist! Don’t miss the sizzling final installment of the Close Quarters miniseries by USA TODAY bestselling author Stefanie London! Rowan Lively is the neighbor from hell, with a parade of beautiful women only too happy to stroke his inflated ego. And I can’t take another night of listening to him making those noises through the paper-thin walls. I need to design my latest board game, not fantasize about my gorgeous neighbor. Anonymous fun with a costumed hottie at a gaming conference is a sexy distraction from terrible online reviews and conflicts with my creative team. I’m craving a physical release to put Rowan out of my mind. Until our true identities are revealed, and I find myself in a compromising position with my neighborly nemesis… Now I can barely look Rowan in the eye, and the sparks between us are hot enough to burn down the building. Soon we’re waking the neighbors with our passionate games and working together on a new exhibit for his Melbourne art gallery. And even though I know the score—this is just a fling—I can’t help wondering…will he ever play for keeps? Take control. Feel the rush. Explore your fantasies—Harlequin DARE publishes sexy romances featuring powerful alpha males and bold, fearless heroines exploring their deepest fantasies.

The Player King

In one hand, this player king dangled a live piglet—a blue ribbon tied round its head—which squealed and twisted about in great distress.

Author: Avi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781481437707

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 589


“Swiftly moving and utterly engrossing.” —Shelf Awareness Parents’ Choice Recommended From Newbery Award–winning author Avi comes the gripping and amazingly true tale of a boy plucked from the gutter to become the King of England. England, 1486. King Henry VII has recently snatched the English Crown and now sits on the throne, while young Prince Edward, who has a truer claim, has apparently disappeared. Meanwhile, a penniless kitchen boy named Lambert Simnel is slaving away at a tavern in Oxford—until a mysterious friar, Brother Simonds, buys Lambert from the tavern keeper and whisks him away in the dead of night. But this is nothing compared to the secret that the friar reveals: You, Lambert, are actually Prince Edward, the true King of England! With the aid of the deceitful Earl of Lincoln, Brother Simonds sets out to teach the boy how to become the rightful English king. Lambert has everything to gain and nothing to lose, or so he thinks. Yet in this dangerous battle for the throne, Lambert is not prepared for what’s to come—or for what it really means to play at being a king.

Escorting the Player

ALSO BY LEIGH JAMES The Escort Collection Escorting the Player Escorting the Billionaire Escorting the Groom Escorting the Actress Silicon Valley ...

Author: Leigh James

Publisher: CMG Publishing LLC


Category: Fiction

Page: 262

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Tempting the Player

“If you say 'don't hate the player, hate the game,' I'm going to knock you out of your seat,” Tony warned. He laughed. “You need to screw or something.

Author: J. Lynn

Publisher: Entangled: Brazen

ISBN: 9781622668991

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 668


Chad Gamble, all-star pitcher for the Nationals, is one of the best players on—and off—the field. And right now, the notorious bad boy wants Bridget Rodgers. But with her lush curves and snappy comebacks, the feisty redhead is the kind of woman a man wants to settle down with...and that's the last thing Chad needs. When the paparazzi catch them in a compromising position, Chad's manager issues an ultimatum: clean up his act or kiss his multimillion-dollar contract goodbye. To save his career, his meddling publicist says he'll have to convince everyone that Bridget isn't just his flavor of the week, but his girlfriend. Being blackmailed into a fake relationship isn't easy, especially when the sizzling physical attraction between them is undeniable. With a month to go on their arranged pretense, it's going to take every ounce of willpower they have to not fall into bed together...or in love. Each book in the Gamble Brothers series is STANDALONE: * Tempting the Best Man * Tempting the Player * Tempting the Bodyguard

Playing the Player

Author: Lisa Brown Roberts

Publisher: Entangled: Crush

ISBN: 9781633752245

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 323

View: 781


"From the great cover to the intriguing synopsis, Lisa Brown Roberts brings a whole new twist to your typical good girl vs player type-of-story." -Jackie, Jackie's Book World Trina Clemons needed the money. Why else would she - the most organized, prepared student in school - spend the summer as a nanny and partner with the biggest slacker ever? Now she's ready to tackle nannyhood with her big binder of research and schedules. Just don't ask her about the secret job of "fixing" the bad habits of a certain high school player... Slade Edmunds prefers easy hook-ups, and Trina is definitely not his type. She's all structure and rules, while Slade wants to just have fun. Fortunately, Trina has no idea about the bet Slade made with his best friend that he can totally get her to unwind by the end of summer... Then the weirdest thing happens. There's chemistry. A lot of it. But nothing gets between a boy and a girl like a big, fat secret... Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a straight/gay BFF bromance, an irresistibly kissable bad boy, a good girl who wants to be kissed, some epic babysitting fails, and the occasional f-bomb.