Dueling with Kings

Dueling with Kings Author Daniel Barbarisi
ISBN-10 9781501146176
Year 2017-03-07
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster

As Bringing Down the House did for card counters and Positively Fifth Street did for poker players, Daniel Barbarisi does for Daily Fantasy Sports fans in this leap down the rabbit hole of America’s latest obsession. Daniel Barbarisi quits his job as the New York Yankees beat writer for The Wall Street Journal and begins a quest: to join the top one percent of Daily Fantasy Sports (“DFS”) players, the so-called “sharks,” and figure out whether DFS is on the level—while maybe cashing in along the way. DFS is fantasy sports on steroids. It’s the domain of bitter rivals FanDuel and DraftKings, online juggernauts who turned a legal loophole into a billion-dollar industry by allowing sports fans bet piles of cash constructing fantasy teams. Yet as Barbarisi quickly realized, what should have been a fun companion to casual sports viewing was instead a ferocious environment infested with sharks, a top tier of pros wielding complex algorithms, drafting hundreds of lineups, and wagering six figures daily as they bludgeon unsuspecting amateur “fish.” Barbarisi embeds himself inside the world of DFS, befriending and joining its rogue’s gallery as he tries to beat them at their own game. In a work equal parts adventure and rigorously reported investigation, Barbarisi wades into this chaotic industry at the very moment its existence is threatened by lawmakers sick of its Wild West atmosphere and pushy advertising. All their money made FanDuel and DraftKings seem invincible; but, as Barbarisi reports, they made plenty of dubious—perhaps even scandalous—moves as they vied for market supremacy. In Dueling with Kings, Barbarisi uncovers the tumultuous inside story of DFS, all while capturing its peculiar cast of characters, from wide-eyed newly minted millionaires, to sun-starved math geeks, to bros living an endless frat party of keggers and Playboy Bunnies. Can he outwit them all and make it to the top?

Fantasy Baseball for Smart People

Fantasy Baseball for Smart People Author Jonathan Bales
ISBN-10 1530413850
Year 2016-03-06
Pages 162
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

The daily fantasy sports marketplace is rapidly changing, and there's currently more incentive than ever to be a contrarian DFS player. But what does a true contrarian strategy look like, and what are the smartest ways to go against the grain? In Fantasy Baseball for Smart People: The Art (and Science) of Being Contrarian in DFS, Jonathan Bales maps out your plan of attack, providing equal parts strategy and analytics to help you become a profitable player. From the philosophy of antifragility to innovative stacking techniques to weather-adjusted ballpark stats, you'll learn both the art and science of daily fantasy baseball. Using historical data on what actually works on daily fantasy sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, The Art (and Science) of Being Contrarian in DFS is built on the premise that the best DFS players test their beliefs and constantly adapt in an ever-changing landscape. This book will teach you the tenants necessary to evolve, survive and thrive in DFS.

Fantasy Football for Smart People

Fantasy Football for Smart People Author Jonathan Bales
ISBN-10 1477542981
Year 2012-05-01
Pages 132
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub

"Fantasy Football for Smart People: How to Dominate Your Draft" is an in-depth analysis of fantasy football draft strategy. The aim is to provide advanced material for experienced fantasy football owners and bottom line analysis for novices. The book is not a collection of player rankings or projections, but rather an assessment of various draft strategies and fantasy football tenants. It will provide a solid foundation from which you can improve as an owner to dominate your draft.

Painting the Edge

Painting the Edge Author Logan Hitchcock
ISBN-10 152082081X
Year 2017-03-12
Pages 146
Language en

Forget finding yourself at the bottom of the DraftKings leaderboard in daily fantasy baseball. Whether you are a baseball fan getting started in MLB DFS or an experienced player looking for additional edge, Painting the Edge: Deep Data and MLB DFS provides you with the knowledge and tools to become a successful MLB DFS player. The intensive data resource will help you: - Separate process and results - Find predictable and reliable data for use in MLB DFS - Identify successful starting pitchers on a consistent basis - Analyze the importance of hitter baselines - Determine a successful cash game and tournament strategy And so much more. Just ask the industry experts: "An actionable book for DFS players at all skill levels." - Peter "CSURAM88" Jennings, Co-Founder FantasyLabs "Michael Leone has been a successful Daily Fantasy Baseball player since I started playing in 2012. His 'process first' approach helps players tune out the noise and distraction of chasing results and focus on more predictive data to help them become better and more profitable players on an everyday basis." - Al "Al_Smizzle" Zeidenfeld, Co-Host DFSedge Podcast & ESPN Fantasy Sports "Painting the Edge encourages DFS players to hone their process through a data driven approach that helps identify small edges required to develop a successful long-term process." - Drew "dinkpiece" Dinkmeyer, Co-Founder DailyRoto.com "Whether you're an experienced daily fantasy baseball player or someone who's just getting started, this book will have something for you. Leone and Hitchcock dig deep into the complex game, but they find a way to make the numbers-driven information really easy to digest and understand." - J.J. "LateRoundQB" Zachariason, Editor-in-Chief at numberFire.

In the Bubble

In the Bubble Author John Thackara
ISBN-10 0262250373
Year 2006-02-17
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher MIT Press

We're filling up the world with technology and devices, but we've lost sight of an important question: What is this stuff for? What value does it add to our lives? So asks author John Thackara in his new book, In the Bubble: Designing for a Complex World. These are tough questions for the pushers of technology to answer. Our economic system is centered on technology, so it would be no small matter if "tech" ceased to be an end-in-itself in our daily lives. Technology is not going to go away, but the time to discuss the end it will serve is before we deploy it, not after. We need to ask what purpose will be served by the broadband communications, smart materials, wearable computing, and connected appliances that we're unleashing upon the world. We need to ask what impact all this stuff will have on our daily lives. Who will look after it, and how?In the Bubble is about a world based less on stuff and more on people. Thackara describes a transformation that is taking place now -- not in a remote science fiction future; it's not about, as he puts it, "the schlock of the new" but about radical innovation already emerging in daily life. We are regaining respect for what people can do that technology can't. In the Bubble describes services designed to help people carry out daily activities in new ways. Many of these services involve technology -- ranging from body implants to wide-bodied jets. But objects and systems play a supporting role in a people-centered world. The design focus is on services, not things. And new principles -- above all, lightness -- inform the way these services are designed and used. At the heart of In the Bubble is a belief, informed by a wealth of real-world examples, that ethics and responsibility can inform design decisions without impeding social and technical innovation.

Fantasy Football for Smart People

Fantasy Football for Smart People Author Jonathan Bales
ISBN-10 1515346463
Year 2015-08-03
Pages 166
Language en
Publisher CreateSpace

"Fantasy Football for Smart People: How to Win at Daily Fantasy Sports" is a data-driven guide to becoming a profitable daily fantasy player. Built around daily fantasy football but applicable to all sports, the book examines advanced DFS strategies, providing data on what's actually winning leagues. Gain access to the latest trends and numbers you need to give you a serious competitive edge in the world of daily fantasy sports."How to Win at Daily Fantasy Sports" brings "Moneyball" to daily fantasy football, applying a scientific approach to the game. The book will teach you:* How to properly allocate salary cap* Which lineup combinations are most optimal* How to use a contrarian strategy to win tournaments* Which positions/players to use in the flex* How to convert your season-long skill set into DFS success* A whole lot moreNo more guessing or making decisions based on conventional wisdom. "How to Win at Daily Fantasy Sports" provides the mathematical and game-theory-driven foundation you need to become a truly long-term profitable daily fantasy sports player.

Secrets of a Super Hacker

Secrets of a Super Hacker Author Knightmare
ISBN-10 1559501065
Year 1994-01-01
Pages 205
Language en
Publisher Loompanics Unltd

Provides step-by-step instructions for entering supposedly secure computer systems, along with a summary of the laws covering this generally illegal activity and an explanation of the role of hackers in maintaining computer security

Python Algorithms

Python Algorithms Author Magnus Lie Hetland
ISBN-10 9781484200551
Year 2014-09-17
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Apress

Python Algorithms, Second Edition explains the Python approach to algorithm analysis and design. Written by Magnus Lie Hetland, author of Beginning Python, this book is sharply focused on classical algorithms, but it also gives a solid understanding of fundamental algorithmic problem-solving techniques. The book deals with some of the most important and challenging areas of programming and computer science in a highly readable manner. It covers both algorithmic theory and programming practice, demonstrating how theory is reflected in real Python programs. Well-known algorithms and data structures that are built into the Python language are explained, and the user is shown how to implement and evaluate others.

Winning Fantasy Baseball

Winning Fantasy Baseball Author Larry Schechter
ISBN-10 9781937110581
Year 2014-01-07
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher Greenleaf Book Group

In Winning Fantasy Baseball, Larry Schechter discloses the secrets of his proven methods. Packed with commonsense, easy-to-use strategies for beginners through experienced players, Schechter supplies readers with a toolkit to achieve the most important thing in fantasy ball--winning! Some have called Schechter one of the best fantasy baseball players in the world. He is a two-time winner of the CDM Sports national salary-cap challenge, having defeated 7,500 competitors in 2002 and 6,000 in 2005. He is also a six-time winner of the renowned Tout Wars experts league and a one-time winner of the USA Today-sponsored League of Alternative Baseball Reality (LABR). Readers will learn directly from the champ everything they need to know about: • how to project player stats; • how to convert those stats into a specific value; • strategy for snake drafts, and mono-league and mixed auctions; • selecting teams using a salary cap; • playing in keeper leagues; • and performing in-season management. Although the book is primarily about fantasy baseball, many of the concepts also apply to fantasy football and other fantasy sports.

Holistic Game Development with Unity

Holistic Game Development with Unity Author Penny de Byl
ISBN-10 9781317497233
Year 2017-04-07
Pages 472
Language en
Publisher CRC Press

Master game design and digital art principles simultaneously with this all-in-one guide to creating games in the cutting-edge game engine Unity 5. Bursting with images and tutorials, Penny de Byl’s Holistic Game Development with Unity will help the reader gain the multidisciplinary skills needed to succeed in the independent game industry. Holistic Game Development includes new coverage on Augmented Reality, Networking and Virtual Reality such as the Oculus Rift. Supplementary material, including instructional videos, discussion forms and art assets are provided in the companion website located at www.holistic3d.com. Learn to combine the beauty of art and the functionality of programming in de Byl’s second edition for Unity game development.

The Luxury Strategy

The Luxury Strategy Author Jean-Noël Kapferer
ISBN-10 9780749464929
Year 2012-09-03
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher Kogan Page Publishers

The Luxury Strategy, written by two world experts on the subject, provides the first rigorous blueprint for the effective management of luxury brands and companies at the highest level. It rationalizes those business models that have achieved profitability and unveils the original methods that were used to transform small family businesses such as Ferrari, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Chanel, Armani, Gucci, and Ralph Lauren into profitable global brands. By defining the differences between premium and luxury brands and products, analysing the nature of true luxury brands and turning established marketing 'rules' upside down, it has established itself as the definitive work on the essence of a luxury brand strategy. This fully revised second edition of The Luxury Strategy explores the diversity of meanings of 'luxury' across different markets. It also now includes a section on marketing and selling luxury goods online and the impact of social networks and digital developments, cementing its position as the authority on luxury strategy.

MONEY Master the Game

MONEY Master the Game Author Tony Robbins
ISBN-10 9781476757872
Year 2014-11-18
Pages 688
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster

In his first book in two decades, Anthony Robbins turns to the topic that vexes us all: How to secure financial freedom for ourselves and for our families. “If there were a Pulitzer Prize for investment books, this one would win, hands down” (Forbes.com). Tony Robbins is one of the most revered writers and thinkers of our time. People from all over the world—from the disadvantaged to the well-heeled, from twenty-somethings to retirees—credit him for giving them the inspiration and the tools for transforming their lives. From diet and fitness, to business and leadership, to relationships and self-respect, Tony Robbins’s books have changed people in profound and lasting ways. Now, for the first time, he has assembled an invaluable “distillation of just about every good personal finance idea of the last forty years” (The New York Times). Based on extensive research and interviews with some of the most legendary investors at work today (John Bogle, Warren Buffett, Paul Tudor Jones, Ray Dalio, Carl Icahn, and many others), Tony Robbins has created a 7-step blueprint for securing financial freedom. With advice about taking control of your financial decisions, to setting up a savings and investing plan, to destroying myths about what it takes to save and invest, to setting up a “lifetime income plan,” the book brims with advice and practices for making the financial game not only winnable—but providing financial freedom for the rest of your life. “Put MONEY on your short list of new books to read…It’s that good” (Marketwatch.com).

Wireless Data Services

Wireless Data Services Author Chetan Sharma
ISBN-10 0521828430
Year 2003-11-20
Pages 361
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press

There are over 1.3 billion mobile subscribers around the world. It is interesting to note that wireless technologies have been adopted differently in key geographies such as Asia, Europe, and North America. Technologies such as i-mode in Japan, SMS in Europe, PDAs and Blackberry in North America point to the fact that wireless applications and services are not only unique to the culture and business models of a region but their success also depends on how services and technologies are introduced to consumers. This book takes a deeper look into why certain technologies, business models, and adoption strategies succeed while others fail, and how all these elements will impact the future of wireless communications. With the help of examples, case studies and interviews with industry luminaries, the authors identify the key factors behind the success or failure of different blueprints and provide insights into strategies of matching wireless technology and services to global markets.

Dynamics of Skill Acquisition

Dynamics of Skill Acquisition Author Keith Davids
ISBN-10 0736036865
Year 2008
Pages 251
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press

This is an upper-level undergraduate or graduate textbook for courses in human movement and skill acquisition. A professional reference for movement practitioners and scientists, including teachers, coaches, physical educators, physical therapists, rehabilitation specialists, sport scientists, psychologists, biomechanists, and physiologists. The book provides a comprehensive analysis of the evolution of the constraints-led perspective, a recognized theory in motor learning and control. It outlines the development of a conceptual model of coordination and control within a multidisciplinary framework, capturing the various interlocking scales of analysis (e.g., neural, behavioral, psychological) and the many subsystems (e.g., perceptual and movement) involved in producing behavior. A conceptual model of coordination and control is important not just for designing learning environments, but it is also important for ensuring that learners gain positive experiences when acquiring motor skills. Practitioners and students will appreciate the applied focus which outlines a model of human movement with specific constraints-led approach strategies that address skill acquisition across a variety of professions, including teaching, coaching, and rehabilitation. By learning both the theoretical origins and applications for implementing a constraints-led approach to movement skill acquisition, readers will gain insight into how the informed organization of learning and rehabilitation environments produces more effective and efficient use of practice and therapy time.