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The Extra 2%

The Extra 2%

How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Bas

Audio Library Digital

05/24/2011

584 minutes

9781611202373

Audio Retail Digital

05/24/2011

584 minutes

9781611202366

Audio CD

05/24/2011

8 Audio CD

584 minutes

9781611202342

Audio MP3 CD

05/24/2011

1 Audio MP3 CD

584 minutes

9781611203097

Playaway

05/24/2011

584 minutes

9781611202380

Description:

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. By quantifying the game's intangibles, they were able to deliver to Tampa Bay an American League pennant. This is an informative and entertaining case study for any organization that wants to go from worst to first.

Quotes:

Jonah Keri has given us a fascinating look at how the Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays became winners. The Extra 2% is a captivating book if you love baseball, but it's an even more captivating book if you love success., Joe Posnanski, , senior writer, Sports Illustrated

There are a million ways to build a World Series team, but no one has ever built one quite like the Wall Street escapees in Tampa Bay. After reading Jonah Keri's brilliant account of the Rays' rise from laugh track to payback, I found myself thinking, 'The heck with Moneyball. Give me Equityball.', Jayson Stark, , senior writer, ESPN.com

The Tampa Bay Rays - with their ma-and-pa-sized budget - have gone head to head with baseball's two superpowers, the Yankees and the Red Sox. In the superb The Extra 2%, Jonah Keri explains how and why in a way that will remind readers of Michael Lewis's Moneyball., Buster Olney, , senior writer, ESPN The Magazine, and Author

All baseball fans ever ask for is hope: hope not only for a season out of their dreams, but also for leaders smart enough and imaginative enough to figure out how to make those dreams reality. In The Extra 2%, Jonah Keri not only presents this blueprint followed to perfection but does so with a brilliant page-turner of a book that will satisfy fans of both baseball and first-rate writing., Mike Vaccaro, , columnist, the New York Post

...a fascinating story that never bogs down with too many numbers., AudioFile Magazine

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