The Shark And The Fish: Applying Poker Strategies To Business Leadership by Charley SwayneThe Shark And The Fish: Applying Poker Strategies To Business Leadership by Charley Swayne

The Shark And The Fish: Applying Poker Strategies To Business Leadership

byCharley Swayne

Paperback | August 1, 2012

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Patience and aggression are key elements of a successful poker strategy, but also, as this innovative and accessible guide reveals, to a successful leadership strategy in business decisions. Acclaimed poker instructor Charles Swayne presents down-to-earth career advice using a language that makes the valuable guidance both relatable and understandable—the language of poker. The logic-based viewpoint built upon proven strategies will be a welcome relief to individuals who have been turned off by self-help books that use empty metaphors and promises and are looking to give their professional circumstances a boost or improve their daily corporate interactions. In poker and in business there are written rules—and unwritten ones as well. Offering such insight as considering the perspectives of others during a negotiation in the same manner as reading hands and players, and understanding the stakes and accepting financial limitations in the mindset of raising a bet, this business success guide will inspire confidence and purpose in both the boardroom and at the card table.

Charley Swayne is a professional poker instructor and the author of Life, Etc. and Swayne's Advanced Degree in Hold'em. He uses online resources and videos to instruct internationally on poker with a special focus on math, and he has led a course on game theory with daily applications at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse. He lives ...
Title:The Shark And The Fish: Applying Poker Strategies To Business LeadershipFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:August 1, 2012Publisher:ECW PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770410279

ISBN - 13:9781770410275

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 7
2 Strategic Thinking 29
3 Knowledge 57
4 Negotiation 171
5 Decision Making 179
6 Baking It In 209
7 Conclusion 217
Appendix A
Acknowledgments 220
Appendix B
Playing Texas Hold’em 221
Appendix C
Charley’s Background 224
Appendix D
People Quoted and Sources Used 226

Editorial Reviews

"In this ground-breaking book, Charley Swayne uses poker as a metaphor to provide world-class guidance on how to make superior business decisions. Swayne's methods are crystal clear from the very first pages and provide certainty about the logic guiding your choices. It's a direct path to pure profit."  —Mike Caro, foremost authority on poker strategy, psychology, and statistics