Confidence Games

Confidence Games Author Tanina Rostain
ISBN-10 9780262027137
Year 2014-05-02
Pages 424
Language en
Publisher MIT Press
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The rise and fall of a tax shelter industry that enabled some of America's richest citizens to avoid paying their fair share of taxes.

The Confidence Game

The Confidence Game Author Maria Konnikova
ISBN-10 9780698170995
Year 2016-01-12
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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"It’s a startling and disconcerting read that should make you think twice every time a friend of a friend offers you the opportunity of a lifetime.” —Erik Larson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dead Wake and bestselling author of Devil in the White City Think you can’t get conned? Think again. The New York Times bestselling author of Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes explains how to spot the con before they spot you. “[An] excellent study of Con Artists, stories & the human need to believe” –Neil Gaiman, via Twitter A compelling investigation into the minds, motives, and methods of con artists—and the people who fall for their cons over and over again. While cheats and swindlers may be a dime a dozen, true conmen—the Bernie Madoffs, the Jim Bakkers, the Lance Armstrongs—are elegant, outsized personalities, artists of persuasion and exploiters of trust. How do they do it? Why are they successful? And what keeps us falling for it, over and over again? These are the questions that journalist and psychologist Maria Konnikova tackles in her mesmerizing new book. From multimillion-dollar Ponzi schemes to small-time frauds, Konnikova pulls together a selection of fascinating stories to demonstrate what all cons share in common, drawing on scientific, dramatic, and psychological perspectives. Insightful and gripping, the book brings readers into the world of the con, examining the relationship between artist and victim. The Confidence Game asks not only why we believe con artists, but also examines the very act of believing and how our sense of truth can be manipulated by those around us. From the Hardcover edition.

Confidence Games

Confidence Games Author Mark C. Taylor
ISBN-10 0226791688
Year 2008-05-15
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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'Confidence Games' argues that money and markets do not exist in a vacuum, but grow in a profoundly cultual medium, reflecting and in turn shaping their world. To understand the ongoing changes in the economy, one must consider the influence of art, philosophy and religion.

Golf is a Game of Confidence

Golf is a Game of Confidence Author Dr. Bob Rotella
ISBN-10 9781471104619
Year 2012-12-11
Pages 16
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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From the author of the bestselling Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect comes a masterly illumination of golf's mental game. When that book was published, Dr Bob Rotella made accessible for the first time what he had learned from working with the best golfers in the world. Dr Rotella follows up the success of Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect with a book filled with anecdotes and motivational instruction focusing on the most important skill a golfer can have: the ability to think confidently. Filled with inspirational stories about the great players, great courses and great tournaments, Golf Is a Game of Confidence encourages golfers, no matter what their level, to reach new heights in their games and their lives.

The Confidence Game

The Confidence Game Author Instaread
ISBN-10 9781945048203
Year 2016-03-02
Pages 38
Language en
Publisher Instaread
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The Confidence Game by Maria Konnikova | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Confidence Game is a nonfiction examination of con games. It considers both the minds and methods of con artists and the minds and weaknesses of the people who fall victim to their schemes. Con artists are some of the most intuitive psychologists in the world. They are able to read people quickly and easily. They understand what different people want and they take advantage of this by offering them easy solutions: by appearing at the right time, in the right way, with the desired offer… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Confidence Game: · Overview of the book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways

Great Games for Young Children

Great Games for Young Children Author Rae Pica
ISBN-10 9780876597743
Year 2017-08-04
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Gryphon House, Inc.
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Get ready for fun! These new and classic games, each with a noncompetitive twist, are sure to get children up and moving. You'll find everything you need to know to play over 100 great games, including outside games, musical games, circle games, concept games, and cooperative games. Every game provides benefits for the whole child by supporting cognitive, social/emotional, and physical development. Perfect for rainy days, sunny days, and every day, each game in this book offers heart rate raising, team-building, friend-filled fun! Games Include: The Igloo Light as a Feather Hole in One Let it Snow Home Base Number Ball Body-Part Boogie Musical Magical Hoops Rhythm Mimic Beanbag Freeze Footsie Rolls Reverse Tag Wall Ball Picture This

Thatcher Keats

Thatcher Keats Author Rick Moody
ISBN-10 UOM:39015063333218
Year 2006-02-01
Pages 63
Language it
Publisher
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Are these photos set up? Directed? Snapshots? What games must a photographer play to gain access? By any means available--including deception--Keats cajoles, soothes and manipulates his subjects into surrendering to the camera. Kids, pets, families, lovers and stoners all reveal themselves in work that can hover between candid snapshot and formal portrait. The means may include trickery and confidence games; the aim is truth. With an essay by Rick Moody.

Hustlers and Con Men

Hustlers and Con Men Author Jay Robert Nash
ISBN-10 9781590775271
Year 1976-04-19
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Jay Robert Nash takes you into the real and fascinating world of the criminal elite—the con man. Hustlers and Con Men is an entertaining look at the boldest, most sophisticated, most wildly imaginative criminals of the past 200 years, including the Gondorf brothers, Lou Blonger, Charles Ponzi, Madam Zingara, "Paper Collar Joe" Kratalsky, and hundreds of others. Here, too, are their extraordinary schemes: the mail-order flim-flam, the lonely hearts racket, the gold brick con, the inherited billions bilk, the "spirits" game, the once-in-a -lifetime business opportunity, the Peter-to-Paul scam, and a whole bag of other tricks you've probably never heard of. Another intriguing cornucopia of crime from Jay Robert Nash!

Physical Literacy on the Move

Physical Literacy on the Move Author Gardner, Heather
ISBN-10 9781492535904
Year 2017-02-28
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Human Kinetics
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Physical Literacy on the Move is a practical resource to help you guide students toward physical literacy. The book’s 120 games and activities are suitable for a variety of settings, are broken into four progressive levels, and are adaptable to optimize both the instruction and the fun.

Verisimilitude

Verisimilitude Author Deren Hansen
ISBN-10 9781938994043
Year 2012-08-24
Pages 76
Language en
Publisher Dunlith Hill
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In terms of objective reality, a work of fiction is an elaborate lie. No writer thinks of themselves as a liar simply because they write fiction, but that’s the fact of the matter. And no other writing guide will admit to teaching you to be a better writer by showing you how to be a better liar—at least in a narrative sense. A good lie rings true. Verisimilitude, or the appearance of truth, is critical in a novel because readers open the book knowing it is fiction. Their willingness to suspend disbelief is like a house of cards—if you make one wrong narrative move the illusion of truth falls apart. This volume looks at the ways in which you can break the illusion in your writing and how to avoid them; it explores what you can do to increase the degree of verisimilitude in your stories; and shows why less really is more. You will learn how to satisfy readers with strategic detail, reassure them you know what you’re talking about, and convince them they can trust you as a storyteller.

The Adventuress

The Adventuress Author Virginia A. McConnell
ISBN-10 160635034X
Year 2010
Pages 243
Language en
Publisher
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Intrigue, deception, bribery, poison, murder - all play a central role in the story of Minnie Walkup, a young woman born in New Orleans in 1869, who began her life of crime when she was only 16 years old. At sixteen, she married, James Walkup, a 49-year-old successful business man and acting mayor of Emporia, Kansas. One month later, he died of arsenic poisoning and his young wife was accused of murdering him. Her trial became one of the most sensational cases in Kansas history and was covered across the nation.

The Confidence Game

The Confidence Game Author Steven Solomon
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105012371717
Year 1995
Pages 606
Language en
Publisher
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Drawing on hundreds of exclusive interviews and previously unpublished details of behind-closed-doors negotiations, an expose of the elite group that controls the international money supply reveals unprecedented power and how close the global economy has come to collapsing. 25,000 first printing.