Skin in the Game

Filename: skin-in-the-game.pdf
ISBN: 0470330295
Release Date: 2008-03-31
Number of pages: 208
Author: John Hammergren
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Skin in the Game in PDF and EPUB While the American health care system has consistently been criticized for its noticeable detriments, few have taken the time to recognize the significant benefits and potential of this system. But with Skin in the Game, authors John Hammergren and Phil Harkins provide a comprehensive overview of the history of our health care system, an explanation of its current state, and a picture of the great strides that they see being made in the near future.


Skin in the Game

Filename: skin-in-the-game.pdf
ISBN: 9781491703847
Release Date: 2013-09-03
Number of pages: 192
Author: Major General Ret. Dennis Laich
Publisher: iUniverse

Download and read online Skin in the Game in PDF and EPUB “Major General Dennis Laich is a citizen, a soldier, and a patriot. In Skin in the Game, he invites Americans to reflect on this very hard truth: the all-volunteer force is a bad bargain. Basic US military policy needs changing. Here is an essential guide on where to begin.” —Andrew J. Bacevich, author of Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country Major General Dennis Laich makes a compelling case that the all-volunteer force no longer works in a world defined by terrorism, high debts, and widening class differences. He sets up his argument by posing three fundamental questions: Is the all-volunteer force working? Will it work in the future? What if we had a war and no one showed up on our side? The answers to these questions become all too clear once you learn that less than one percent of US citizens have served in the military over the last twelve years—even though we’ve been fighting wars the entire time. What’s more, most of that one percent comes from poor and middle-class families, which poses numerous questions about social justice. This one percent—the ones that survive—will bear the scars of their service for the rest of their lives, while the wealthy and well-connected sit at home. Fortunately, there are alternatives that could provide the manpower to support national security, close the civil-military gap, and save taxpayers billions of dollars per year. It’s possible to fight for what’s right while ensuring a bright future, Laich offers a wake-up call that a debt-burdened nation in a dangerous world cannot afford to ignore.


Fooled by Randomness

Filename: fooled-by-randomness.pdf
ISBN: 1588367673
Release Date: 2008-10-14
Number of pages: 368
Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Fooled by Randomness in PDF and EPUB Fooled by Randomness is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are The Black Swan, Antifragile, and The Bed of Procrustes. “[Taleb is] Wall Street’s principal dissident. . . . [Fooled By Randomness] is to conventional Wall Street wisdom approximately what Martin Luther’s ninety-nine theses were to the Catholic Church.” –Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker Finally in paperback, the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about the markets and the world.This book is about luck: more precisely how we perceive luck in our personal and professional experiences. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill–the world of business–Fooled by Randomness is an irreverent, iconoclastic, eye-opening, and endlessly entertaining exploration of one of the least understood forces in all of our lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Skin in the Game

Filename: skin-in-the-game.pdf
ISBN: 098972350X
Release Date: 2014-01-17
Number of pages: 462
Author: Neely Steinberg
Publisher:

Download and read online Skin in the Game in PDF and EPUB Moving your dating and love life forward is a lot like building and shaping an entrepreneurial venture. Neely Steinberg, dating coach and founder of The Love TREP, shows single women how to become entrepreneurs in their dating lives by harnessing the entrepreneurial mindset and approach. Her goal is to empower women to build and shape their love stories. A fresh, innovative self-help guide for single women who want to find love in an ambiguous and uncertain modern dating world.


Skin in the Game

Filename: skin-in-the-game.pdf
ISBN: 1604891084
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 329
Author: R. P. Finch
Publisher: Livingston Press (AL)

Download and read online Skin in the Game in PDF and EPUB "Worlds that don t touch: a stodgy, mega law firm and an urban strip club, the Mob, the CIA and a quantum physics lab. Young Eben Burnham, a science buff and shy, first-year lawyer in a cut-throat Wall Street law firm, tries to represent start-up nanotech companies but he doesn't anticipate that any of these worlds will come into play. that his first client's quantum-physics product will have revolutionary secret code-breaking abilities of interest to both the CIA and the Mob, that his money guy might be penniless, that an egomaniacal and incompetent senior partner and a variety of Brooklyn street thugs and strippers will land on his plate -- or that his dream will lead to his own kidnapping."-- From publisher description.


Skin in the Game

Filename: skin-in-the-game.pdf
ISBN: 9780241247488
Release Date: 2018-02-27
Number of pages: 272
Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Publisher: Penguin UK

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Skin in the Game

Filename: skin-in-the-game.pdf
ISBN: 9781622667932
Release Date: 2013-05-27
Number of pages: 250
Author: Jackie Barbosa
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen

Download and read online Skin in the Game in PDF and EPUB Angela Peterson was always the quiet, shy kid growing up in Harper Falls, crushing on the high school quarterback and honing her football strategy skills. Now grown up and coaching the high school team, she's shocked when that same sexy quarterback returns to Harper Falls asks her back to his hotel room. And then tries to steal her job. Injured NFL quarterback Cade Reynolds is in Harper Falls to take over as interim head coach, and he never thought the tall, blond bombshell he propositioned would offer up any resistance. Not to a repeat of the amazingly wild night they shared and certainly not to his coaching position. But the Harper Falls High Eagles are Angie's team, and even the hometown hero won't take that away from her, no matter how hot he is. As the two engage in a battle of wits and wills, this is one game neither is prepared to lose.


Skin in the Game

Filename: skin-in-the-game.pdf
ISBN: 9198223208
Release Date: 2015-01-30
Number of pages: 482
Author: Tomas Byrne
Publisher:

Download and read online Skin in the Game in PDF and EPUB 'The Bottom Line: A breathtakingly intense conspiracy thriller ripped straight from the headlines. Brilliant characterization and a riveting global puzzle will have Jason Bourne fans clamoring for Byrne's next installment in the series.' -- bestthrillers.com. Skin in the Game is an intricately woven story of international political and corporate wrangling that takes readers on a fast-paced journey across Europe and the Middle East. Trapped in a maze of secrets and lies. When Joe Hawkins left the US State Department, he left international intrigue behind and took a prestigious position as a professor at Oxford University. His younger brother's disappearance upends his tranquil academic life and plunges him into a world where covert government intelligence meets international high finance. His search for Sam will uncover his brother's ties to a shadowy London investment firm and an insidious network of international corruption. Can you trust your memory and senses? MI6 psychiatrist Kate Farrow has cracked some tough cases, but when faced with a suspected terrorist suffering from torture-induced amnesia, she knows she's in over her head. The clock is ticking, and Kate must unlock the secrets in his battered psyche to prevent the loss of innocent life. Only by discovering what lies at the core of her own identity will Kate find a way to separate the truth from a shell game of greed and exploitation. 'Tomas Byrne's first novel is an ingenious and seamless blend of fast-paced, page-turning, mainstream, at times almost Bondian fiction and something rather more mysterious, even weird and highly literary. This is an outstanding, richly entertaining, effortlessly smart and very promising debut. Skin in the Game is a book that deserves to be widely read and Byrne, already an assured talent, is an author to watch.' -- Karl French, book and film critic, author and editor. 'A very superior thriller ... Byrne adroitly manages the tension and confusion ... entertaining and informed.' -- The Morning Star.



Skin in the Game

Filename: skin-in-the-game.pdf
ISBN: 9780825443596
Release Date: 2015-01-27
Number of pages: 144
Author: Rick Lawrence
Publisher: Kregel Publications

Download and read online Skin in the Game in PDF and EPUB Christians are longing for more life in their lives, a sense that they’re more present to Jesus and to their own story in the everyday. They’re looking for the answer to the deepest question of human experience: “How do I find the freedom I crave, and become the person I long to be?” Too often, though, they’re scared to risk too much to find the answer—so they simply continue to lead lives of “quiet desperation.” Rick Lawrence says that’s exactly the problem. We’ve seen too much. We know too much. And so we manage our risk so well that we choke off the very fuel that our soul needs to stay alive. In fact, risk should be a primary aspect of our relationship with Jesus, not the thing we avoid. In this book, Lawrence argues that if we pay attention to the way Jesus related to people, we discover that he asked every person he ever met to put their “skin in the game”—invest part of themselves. Only then did they find the life they always longed for. Lawrence asks eight key questions, including: • Will you embrace your shame? • Will you receive grace? • Will you confront your fears? • Will you wait, even when all hope is lost? With a vigorous, fast-paced, and conversational style, he uses these questions plus stories straight from Scripture and pop-culture corollaries to explore the kinds of risks we find in our lives today and how to stop waiting and start going all in for Jesus.


Skin in the Game February 2011

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ISBN: OCLC:962879232
Release Date: 2011*
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Skin in the Game

Filename: skin-in-the-game.pdf
ISBN: 9780825443596
Release Date: 2015-01-27
Number of pages: 144
Author: Rick Lawrence
Publisher: Kregel Publications

Download and read online Skin in the Game in PDF and EPUB Christians are longing for more life in their lives, a sense that they’re more present to Jesus and to their own story in the everyday. They’re looking for the answer to the deepest question of human experience: “How do I find the freedom I crave, and become the person I long to be?” Too often, though, they’re scared to risk too much to find the answer—so they simply continue to lead lives of “quiet desperation.” Rick Lawrence says that’s exactly the problem. We’ve seen too much. We know too much. And so we manage our risk so well that we choke off the very fuel that our soul needs to stay alive. In fact, risk should be a primary aspect of our relationship with Jesus, not the thing we avoid. In this book, Lawrence argues that if we pay attention to the way Jesus related to people, we discover that he asked every person he ever met to put their “skin in the game”—invest part of themselves. Only then did they find the life they always longed for. Lawrence asks eight key questions, including: • Will you embrace your shame? • Will you receive grace? • Will you confront your fears? • Will you wait, even when all hope is lost? With a vigorous, fast-paced, and conversational style, he uses these questions plus stories straight from Scripture and pop-culture corollaries to explore the kinds of risks we find in our lives today and how to stop waiting and start going all in for Jesus.


Antifragile

Filename: antifragile.pdf
ISBN: 9780679645276
Release Date: 2012-11-27
Number of pages: 544
Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Antifragile in PDF and EPUB Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, and The Bed of Procrustes. Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the bestselling author of The Black Swan and one of the foremost thinkers of our time, reveals how to thrive in an uncertain world. Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension, and rumors or riots intensify when someone tries to repress them, many things in life benefit from stress, disorder, volatility, and turmoil. What Taleb has identified and calls “antifragile” is that category of things that not only gain from chaos but need it in order to survive and flourish. In The Black Swan, Taleb showed us that highly improbable and unpredictable events underlie almost everything about our world. In Antifragile, Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary, and proposes that things be built in an antifragile manner. The antifragile is beyond the resilient or robust. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better and better. Furthermore, the antifragile is immune to prediction errors and protected from adverse events. Why is the city-state better than the nation-state, why is debt bad for you, and why is what we call “efficient” not efficient at all? Why do government responses and social policies protect the strong and hurt the weak? Why should you write your resignation letter before even starting on the job? How did the sinking of the Titanic save lives? The book spans innovation by trial and error, life decisions, politics, urban planning, war, personal finance, economic systems, and medicine. And throughout, in addition to the street wisdom of Fat Tony of Brooklyn, the voices and recipes of ancient wisdom, from Roman, Greek, Semitic, and medieval sources, are loud and clear. Antifragile is a blueprint for living in a Black Swan world. Erudite, witty, and iconoclastic, Taleb’s message is revolutionary: The antifragile, and only the antifragile, will make it. Praise for Antifragile “Ambitious and thought-provoking . . . highly entertaining.”—The Economist “A bold book explaining how and why we should embrace uncertainty, randomness, and error . . . It may just change our lives.”—Newsweek “Revelatory . . . [Taleb] pulls the reader along with the logic of a Socrates.”—Chicago Tribune “Startling . . . richly crammed with insights, stories, fine phrases and intriguing asides . . . I will have to read it again. And again.”—Matt Ridley, The Wall Street Journal “Trenchant and persuasive . . . Taleb’s insatiable polymathic curiosity knows no bounds. . . . You finish the book feeling braver and uplifted.”—New Statesman “Antifragility isn’t just sound economic and political doctrine. It’s also the key to a good life.”—Fortune “At once thought-provoking and brilliant.”—Los Angeles Times From the Hardcover edition.


Skin in the Game

Filename: skin-in-the-game.pdf
ISBN: 9781622667932
Release Date: 2013-05-27
Number of pages: 250
Author: Jackie Barbosa
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen

Download and read online Skin in the Game in PDF and EPUB Angela Peterson was always the quiet, shy kid growing up in Harper Falls, crushing on the high school quarterback and honing her football strategy skills. Now grown up and coaching the high school team, she's shocked when that same sexy quarterback returns to Harper Falls asks her back to his hotel room. And then tries to steal her job. Injured NFL quarterback Cade Reynolds is in Harper Falls to take over as interim head coach, and he never thought the tall, blond bombshell he propositioned would offer up any resistance. Not to a repeat of the amazingly wild night they shared and certainly not to his coaching position. But the Harper Falls High Eagles are Angie's team, and even the hometown hero won't take that away from her, no matter how hot he is. As the two engage in a battle of wits and wills, this is one game neither is prepared to lose.


No Skin in the Game

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ISBN: 0692772855
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Number of pages: 62
Author: Frank Armstrong
Publisher:

Download and read online No Skin in the Game in PDF and EPUB This brief apologetic was borne of discussions I had with several Jehovah's Witnesses who graced my doorstep over the span of a few years, not many years ago, and of the subsequent conversations we enjoyed at a nearby Kingdom Hall. I learned from those discussions that the popular literature which addresses JW doctrine doesn't adequately appraise the effect their view of Christ has on the biblical metanarrative. The typical approach is insufficient primarily because it fails to address the core issue which is the distinctive proxy status that Jehovah gives to Jesus Christ as the Son of Man and the Son of God and what that means for the identity of God. Jesus Christ asked his disciples the most crucial question: "Who do you say that I am?" The answer given by Jehovah's Witnesses has significant implications for their view of God; in fact, it serves to undermine their biblical worldview entirely. Ironically, it is through their commitment to defend the orthodox oneness of God that they suffer the unintended consequence of dishonoring Him. In denying the deity of Jesus Christ, the JW unwittingly saws off the theological branch he is sitting on, and his god necessarily falls with him. In this book we will examine the effect of JW Christology on the biblical metanarrative, and we will discover what an orthodox understanding of Jesus Christ as the Son of God and the Son of Man means for a coherent view of God.