The Real Madrid Way

The Real Madrid Way Author Steven G. Mandis
ISBN-10 9781942952558
Year 2016-10-11
Pages 344
Language en
Publisher BenBella Books, Inc.
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The untold story of Real Madrid: one of the most incredible turnarounds in sports and business history. Real Madrid is the most successful sports team on the planet. The soccer club has more trophies than any other sports team, including 11 UEFA Champions League trophies. However, the story behind the triumph goes beyond the players and coaches. Generally unnoticed, a management team consisting mostly of outsiders took the team from near bankruptcy to the most valuable sports organization in the world. How did Real Madrid achieve such extraordinary success? Columbia Business School adjunct professor Steven G. Mandis investigates. Given unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, Mandis is the first researcher to rigorously ana- lyze both the on-the-field and business aspects of a sports team. What he learns is completely unexpected and challenges the conventional wisdom that moneyball-fueled data analytics are the primary instruments of success. Instead, Real Madrid’s winning formula both on and off the field, from player selection to financial management, is based on aligning strategy with the culture and values of its fan base. Chasing the most talented (and most expensive) players can be a recipe for a winning record, but also financial disaster, as it was for Real Madrid in the late 1990s. Real Madrid’s management believes that the club exists to serve the Real Madrid community. They discovered that its fans care more about why the team exists, how their club wins, and whom it wins with versus just winning. The why, how, and whom create a community brand and identity, and inspire extraordinary passion and loyalty, which has led to amazing marketing and commercial success—in turn, attracting and paying for the best players in the world, with the values the fans expect. The club’s values and culture also provide a powerful environment for these best players to work together to win trophies. The Real Madrid Way explains how Real Madrid has created and maintains a culture that drives both financial and on-the-field success. This book is an engrossing account of the lifetime of one of the greatest clubs in the most popular sport in the world, and for business and organization leaders, it’s an invaluable inside look at a compelling alternative model with lasting competitive advantages that can deliver superior and sustainable returns and performance.

The Real Madrid Way

The Real Madrid Way Author Steven G Mandis
ISBN-10 1942952546
Year 2016-10-11
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Benbella Books
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The untold story of Real Madrid: one of the most incredible turnarounds in sports and business history. Real Madrid is the most successful sports team on the planet. The soccer club has more trophies than any other sports team, including 11 UEFA Champions League trophies. However, the story behind the triumph goes beyond the players and coaches. Generally unnoticed, a management team consisting mostly of outsiders took the team from near bankruptcy to the most valuable sports organization in the world. How did Real Madrid achieve such extraordinary success? Columbia Business School adjunct professor Steven G. Mandis investigates. Given unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, Mandis is the first researcher to rigorously ana- lyze both the on-the-field and business aspects of a sports team. What he learns is completely unexpected and challenges the conventional wisdom that moneyball-fueled data analytics are the primary instruments of success. Instead, Real Madrid s winning formula both on and off the field, from player selection to financial management, is based on aligning strategy with the culture and values of its fan base. Chasing the most talented (and most expensive) players can be a recipe for a winning record, but also financial disaster, as it was for Real Madrid in the late 1990s. Real Madrid s management believes that the club exists to serve the Real Madrid community. They discovered that its fans care more about why the team exists, how their club wins, and whom it wins with versus just winning. The why, how, and whom create a community brand and identity, and inspire extraordinary passion and loyalty, which has led to amazing marketing and commercial successin turn, attracting and paying for the best players in the world, with the values the fans expect. The club s values and culture also provide a powerful environment for these best players to work together to win trophies. "The Real Madrid Way" explains how Real Madrid has created and maintains a culture that drives both financial and on-the-field success. This book is an engrossing account of the lifetime of one of the greatest clubs in the most popular sport in the world, and for business and organization leaders, it s an invaluable inside look at a compelling alternative model with lasting competitive advantages that can deliver superior and sustainable returns and performance. "

What Happened to Goldman Sachs

What Happened to Goldman Sachs Author Steven G. Mandis
ISBN-10 9781422194201
Year 2013-09-10
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Press
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This is the story of the slow evolution of Goldman Sachs—addressing why and how the firm changed from an ethical standard to a legal one as it grew to be a leading global corporation. In What Happened to Goldman Sachs, Steven G. Mandis uncovers the forces behind what he calls Goldman’s “organizational drift.” Drawing from his firsthand experience; sociological research; analysis of SEC, congressional, and other filings; and a wide array of interviews with former clients, detractors, and current and former partners, Mandis uncovers the pressures that forced Goldman to slowly drift away from the very principles on which its reputation was built. Mandis evaluates what made Goldman Sachs so successful in the first place, how it responded to pressures to grow, why it moved away from the values and partnership culture that sustained it for so many years, what forces accelerated this drift, and why insiders can’t—or won’t—recognize this crucial change. Combining insightful analysis with engaging storytelling, Mandis has written an insider’s history that offers invaluable perspectives to business leaders interested in understanding and managing organizational drift in their own firms.

Fear and Loathing in La Liga

Fear and Loathing in La Liga Author Sid Lowe
ISBN-10 9781446496633
Year 2013-09-26
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Random House
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It’s Messi vs Ronaldo, it’s Catalonia vs Castilla. It’s the nation against the state, freedom fighters vs Franco’s fascists. It’s majestic goals and mesmerising skills, red cards and bench brawls. It’s the best two teams on the planet going face to face and toe to toe. It’s more than a game. It’s a war. It’s Barcelona vs Real Madrid. ...Only, it’s not that simple. From the wounds left by the civil war to the teams’ recent global domination, historian and expert on Spanish football, Sid Lowe lifts the lid on sport’s greatest rivalry. Lowe has spoken to the biggest names and the forgotten heroes who defined their clubs. Men like Alfredo Di Stéfano and Johan Cruyff as well as the only survivor of the most politically charged game in history, the Barcelona striker who knocked Madrid out of the European Cup for the first time ever, and the president who celebrated his club’s defining moment by taking a midnight dip in the Thames. By exploring the history, politics, culture, economics and language, while never forgetting the drama on the pitch, Lowe demonstrates the symbiotic nature of the relationship between these two football giants. In doing so he reveals the human story behind this explosive rivalry.

Danish Dynamite

Danish Dynamite Author Rob Smyth
ISBN-10 9781408844854
Year 2014-04-24
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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The Denmark side of the 1980s was one of the last truly iconic international football teams. Although they did not win a trophy, they claimed something much more important and enduring: glory, and in industrial quantities. They were a bewitching fusion of futuristic attacking football, effortless Scandinavian cool and laid-back living. They played like angels and lived like you and I, and they were everyone's second team in the mid-1980s. The story of Danish Dynamite, as the team became known, is the story of a team of rock stars in a polyester Hummel kit. Heralding from a country with no real football history to speak of and a population of five million, this humble and likeable team was unique. Everymen off the field and superheroes on it, they were totally of their time, and their approach to the game was in complete contrast to the gaudy excess and charmless arrogance of today's football stars. That they ultimately imploded in spectacular style, with a shocking 5-1 defeat to Spain in the 1986 World Cup in a game that almost everyone expected them to win, only adds to their legend. For the first time in Emglish, Danish Dynamite tells the story of perhaps the coolest team in football history, a team that had it all and blew it in spectacular style after a live-fast-die-young World Cup campaign. Featuring interviews with the players themselves, including Michael Laudrup, Preben Elkjær and Jesper Olsen, as well as with those who played or managed against them, this is a joyous celebration of one of the most life-affirming teams the world has ever seen.

Football s Secret Trade

Football s Secret Trade Author Alex Duff
ISBN-10 9781119145424
Year 2017-05
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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"The book will appeal to a global audience: to anyone with an interest in soccer, sports and business. They will be shocked to learn what goes on behind the scenes of the world's most popular sport"--

Leading Teams

Leading Teams Author Paolo Guenzi
ISBN-10 9781118392126
Year 2013-04-22
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Important new insights on team leadership and motivation, along with powerful tools and techniques taken from the world of sports How do the sports world's most successful coaches instill their teams with esprit de corps, a collaborative mindset, and an unbeatable desire to win? More importantly, what can business leaders and managers learn from their example? This book answers these and a host of key questions about what it takes to be a successful leader in business or in sports. Drawing upon their unique experiences working with top sports coaches, as well as some of the world's leading corporate executives, authors Dino Ruta and Paolo Guenzi offer important new insights into team leadership and motivation, as well as new tools for optimizing teamwork and inspiring teams to reach for and achieve new heights of glory. Develops a bold new team leadership model for managers at all levels, team leaders, project managers and facilitators, as well as sport coaches Arms you with powerful tools and techniques adapted from the world of sport for optimizing teamwork, driving motivating and instilling an unstoppable desire to win An indispensable source of insight and ideas for executives and managers in companies of all sizes, and an important supplement for postgraduate management programs

Real Madrid b the Most Successful Club in the World

Real Madrid  b the Most Successful Club in the World Author Illugi Jökulsson
ISBN-10 0789211629
Year 2014
Pages 62
Language en
Publisher
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"World Soccer Legends Everything you need to know about most exciting clubs and the best players on the planet. Manchester United The history of the biggest and the best team from Manchester! The stories of past and current stars-including Beckham, Giggs, and Rooney Learn about the next generation of soccer legends Spotlight on Manchester United's famous coaches-including Alex Ferguson and Matt Busby Fun facts and all the stats on the Red Devils! A portion of the book's proceeds are donated to the Hugo Bustamante AYSO Playership Fund, a national scholarship program to help ensure that no child misses the chance to play AYSO Soccer. Donations cover the cost of registration and a uniform for a child in need. AYSO Soccer is a family experience and an opportunity to create memories for a lifetime. The positive environment of AYSO is the right place for kids to learn soccer, but it's also where they learn important life lessons, social skills and get active. "--

Bar a

Bar  a Author Graham Hunter
ISBN-10 9780956497154
Year 2012-09-13
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher BackPage Press
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FC Barcelona are the greatest football team in the world, the greatest for a generation and possibly the greatest of all time. This is the inside story of how the team came to redefine how the game is played, told by the journalist closer to it than any other. This edition contains a new epilogue reflecting on the departure of Pep Guardiola and Spain's victory at Euro 2012.

White Storm

White Storm Author Phil Ball
ISBN-10 1840186348
Year 2002
Pages 220
Language en
Publisher Mainstream Publishing Company
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Barcelona and Manchester United may wish to dispute the observation, but Real Madrid are the world's greatest football club. Setting emotion and preferences aside, the facts speak for themselves. The spirit of the club resides in its trophy room, where the gold and silver of a 100 years of football's conquistadores rubbing the world's noses into the dirt wink and shimmer in the tasteful lighting. They include 28 League titles, 8 European Cups, 12 Spanish Cups, 2 UEFA Cups, 2 World Club Championship titles - not to mention this season's beguiling promise of winning both the League and Champion's League. To win this in their centenary year would dispel any lingering doubts as to the hierarchy of the gods, and would set the club up nicely for the century ahead. The story of Real Madrid's first 100 years is, however, much more than the mere sum of its achievements. There have been legends at every step. And behind the shine of the trophies, there is the darker side of the club's association with fascism - its role as the pure white ambassador to Franco's jackbooted vision of a centralised Spain. But more than anything else, Real Madrid still represent an idea, almost 30 years after Franco's death - the idea of 'Madridismo'.

Real Madrid

Real Madrid Author Jim Whiting
ISBN-10 1628323574
Year 2017-02-07
Pages 24
Language en
Publisher Creative Paperbacks
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For young fans of UEFA Champions League action, nothing beats a dramatic game of soccer. This series puts readers six and up into the goal-diving action, introducing some of the world's most popular Soccer Stars through brief recaps of their rich team histories. Highlighting important players and managers—in main text and special callouts alike—and noting key periods of success and failure, each book presents action-driven photos and a rundown of Champions League titles as it examines the stellar saga of European football clubs. An elementary introduction to the Spanish soccer team Real Madrid, including a brief history since the team's 1902 founding, its main rival, notable players, and Champions League titles.

Taking People With You

Taking People With You Author David Novak
ISBN-10 9780141969411
Year 2012-01-26
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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You'll never accomplish anything big if you try to do it alone. We all need people to help us along the way. If you want to start a business, launch a product, move your company in a new direction, or raise money for a good cause, you need help from your team. Very few people get as much help from their team as David Novak. As the CEO of the world's largest restaurant company, with a staggering 1.4 million employees, he has spent the last ten years developing a program for creating effective leaders at every level. In Taking People With You, he shows exactly how to keep your teams motivated and on track: never stop learning, always celebrate achievement and never tolerate poor performance.

Leading

Leading Author Alex Ferguson
ISBN-10 9781473621169
Year 2015-09-22
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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'One of the World's all-time great leaders' Professor Anita Elberse, Harvard Business School What does it take to lead a team to world-class success over a sustained period of time? Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the few leaders who truly knows. In his 38 years in management, Sir Alex won an astonishing 49 trophies and helped grow Manchester United into one of the biggest commercial brands in the world. In this inspirational and straight-talking book, Sir Alex reveals the secrets behind his record-breaking career. LEADING is structured around the key skills that Sir Alex values most highly. It includes subjects we immediately associate with his managerial style: Discipline, Control, Teamwork and Motivation. But it also addresses subjects that are less obvious but no less important when seeking success: Delegation, Data Analysis and Dealing with Failure. Written with the investor Sir Michael Moritz, a longstanding friend of Sir Alex, LEADING is packed with insight, wisdom, humour and honesty. The individual stories inevitably concern themselves with football, and the phenomenal success that came along the way, but the lessons can be applied by anyone. Whether you run a business, teach in a classroom, or work in a small team, LEADING will help you become a better leader.

Creak Said the Bed

Creak  Said the Bed Author Phyllis Root
ISBN-10 9780763620042
Year 2010
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Candlewick Press
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In the middle of a dark, stormy night, one child, then another, then a third wake their mother and ask to climb into the bed, but when the last member of the family arrives Papa declares there is no more room.