And the Winner Is--

Using Awards Programs to Promote Your Company and Encourage Your Employees

Author: John Leverence

Publisher: Silver Lake Publishing

ISBN: 1563431475

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

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In this book, Leverence shows you how to use existing awards programs to your advantage. He shares the insiders' secrets of how to work the system-and exploit the results. And, if a region or line of work doesn't have an awards program, he shows you how to start one.

The Winner

A Play in Four Scenes

Author: Elmer Rice

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822212638

Category: Drama

Page: 127

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Eva Harold, a lonely, small-town girl, is struggling to get on in New York. She is pretty, well brought up and admired by several men, one of whom, a young lawyer. David Browning, she hopes to marry, as soon as he disentangles himself from an unhappy marriage. One night a middle-aged millionaire who is infatuated by her comes to her apartment to try to persuade her to run off with him. While he is pleading with her, he suffers a heart attack and dies--but not before he hands her a new will leaving his entire estate to her. The dead man's wife contests the will and spreads such unpleasant publicity about Eva that in order to establish her innocence, she is forced to defend the will. The wife's attorney, martin Carew, a brilliant but dissolute man, puts Eva under continuous pressure to settle the case; and in the course of their long duel he becomes increasingly interested in her. Eva is finally vindicated and faces the happy prospect of possessing both money and a good name. But then another complication arises: The dead man has cheated the government on taxes for years, and his widow threatens exposure unless Eva agrees to buy her silence. Eva is forced to choose between abandoning her principles or giving up all she has fought for--and also between her fiance, David Browning, and his adversay, Carew. It is upon her decision that the final resolution of the play turns--Publisher's website.

The Winner's Kiss

Author: Marie Rutkoski

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 0374384746

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

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War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it, with the East as his ally and the empire as his enemy. He's finally managed to dismiss the memory of Kestrel, even if he can't quite forget her. Kestrel turned into someone he could no longer recognize: someone who cared more for the empire than for the lives of innocent people-and certainly more than she cared for him. At least, that's what he thinks. But far north lies a work camp where Kestrel is a prisoner. Can she manage to escape before she loses herself? As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover unexpected roles in battle, terrible secrets, and a fragile hope. The world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and Kestrel and Arin are caught between. In a game like this, can anybody really win?

The Winner

Author: David Baldacci

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330527983

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 4755


The Winner is a novel brimming with suspense-filled roller-coaster action from one of the world's master storytellers, David Baldacci. LuAnn Tyler is a single parent striving to escape a life of endless poverty. Then a mysterious Mr Jackson makes her an offer he thinks no one can refuse: a guarantee to be the winner of the $100 million lottery. But LuAnn won't do it. Less than twenty-four hours later, she is fighting for her life and running from a false murder charge. Jackson's offer – and its condition that she leave the country forever – seems her only hope. Ten years later, LuAnn secretly returns to the United States to begin a new life with Matthew Riggs, a man whose origins are as murky as her own. But a canny reporter has picked up her trail, as have the FBI – and Jackson. Matt Riggs is the only person who can help her. But is help what Matt intends or is he too closing in for the kill?

Beware the Winner's Curse

Victories that Can Sink You and Your Company

Author: G. Anandalingam,Henry C. Lucas

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195177401

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

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'Beware the Winner's Curse' shows how hubris and badly aligned financial incentives lead managers to aggressively pursue victories, and end up worse off as a result. It explores recent disasters in business, sports, and entertainment, and offers concrete steps that managers can take to avoid encountering the curse.

The Winner Effect

How Power Affects Your Brain

Author: Ian Robertson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408828723

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 710


What makes a winner? Why do some succeed both in life and in business, and others fail? And why do a few individuals end up supremely powerful, while many remain powerless? Are men more likely to be power junkies than women? The 'winner effect' is a term used in biology to describe how an animal that has won a few fights against weak opponents is much more likely to win later bouts against stronger contenders. As Ian Robertson reveals, it applies to humans, too. Success changes the chemistry of the brain, making you more focused, smarter, more confident and more aggressive. The effect is as strong as any drug. And the more you win, the more you will go on to win. But the downside is that winning can become physically addictive. By understanding what the mental and physical changes are that take place in the brain of a 'winner', how they happen, and why they affect some people more than others, Robertson answers the question of why some people attain and then handle success better than others. He explains what makes a winner - or a loser - and how can we use the answers to these questions to understand better the behaviour of our business colleagues, employees, family and friends.

The Winner

Author: Saul Harmon Gritz

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477158227

Category: Fiction

Page: 156

View: 1114


This is a story about an 80 year-old man who won a small amount in the California lottery, and used it to build an empire. His goal was to fi nance a different kind of prison for pedophiles. On the way toward his objective, he affects the country in many benefi cial ways, and is recognized by his city, state and the President at the age of 100. This is both a criminal justice proposal, and a character study of a complicated man.

The Winner's Curse

Paradoxes and Anomalies of Economic Life

Author: Richard Thaler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451697872

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences Richard Thaler challenges the received economic wisdom by revealing many of the paradoxes that abound even in the most painstakingly constructed transactions. He presents literate, challenging, and often funny examples of such anomalies as why the winners at auctions are often the real losers—they pay too much and suffer the "winner's curse"—why gamblers bet on long shots at the end of a losing day, why shoppers will save on one appliance only to pass up the identical savings on another, and why sports fans who wouldn't pay more than $200 for a Super Bowl ticket wouldn't sell one they own for less than $400. He also demonstrates that markets do not always operate with the traplike efficiency we impute to them.

The Winner Is . . .

Author: Charise Mericle Harper

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328476758

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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The thrilling final episode in the zesty series for fans of kids' cooking competitions. It's the season finale and only two contestants remain. Who will take the cake and earn the title of Next Best Junior Chef? Two talented junior chefs have sliced and diced their way into the finale of Next Best Junior Chef. This week's theme: innovation. Which junior chef will rise to the top and earn the title of Next Best Junior Chef? And whose goose is cooked? Two contestants compete on- and off-camera, but only one will win the whole enchilada. This is a finale you won't want to miss! Bonus: includes real cooking techniques for the aspiring young chef!