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Connect the Dots...To Become An Impact Player

Author: Dick Lynch
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2003-10
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 0595294928
Rating: 4.4/5 (28 downloads)

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The picture in your mind and heart is clear. You want to be an Impact Player in the game of life. Unfortunately, the roadmap on how to become an Impact Player is not so clear. In order to Connect the Dots, you need help! What's a dot? A dot is advice from someone you respect--an Impact Player. Impact Players are from business, government, sports, entertainment, academia, and non-profit organizations. They can be young, old, men, women, persons of color, white, or physically challenged. Impact Players reside in every nation and territory. Impact Players get beaten up and bruised in this game of life, but they always get up with a passion to succeed and a stronger resolve to win. Impact Players get their Ph.D.s from the School of Hard Knocks. In Connect the Dots, Impact Players reveal how they achieved their success and the steps to replicating it. Author Dick Lynch explores the power of knowledge, the advantages of having teammates, and the strength of the human spirit. Connect the Dots is divided into four parts: Education, Inspiration, Innovation, and Aggregation: Education clearly defines what you need to do to become an Impact Player and offers you a challenge to do so. Inspiration contains Impact Player interviews that will inspire you to do things right and do the right things. Innovation provides expert advice on why cities, businesses, and all organizations must embrace diversity and change and have exceptional leadership to survive. Aggregation illustrates how people from every race and culture are in this game of life together and why we must develop a fellowship of diversity for our children and ourselves. Read Connect the Dots...To Become an Impact Player and get in the game--today!

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Tales from the Pittsburgh Penguins

Author: Joe Starkey
Publsiher: Sports Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2007
Genre: Hockey
ISBN: 1582611998
Rating: 4.1/5 (98 downloads)

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Readers have the chance to meet the Pittsburgh Penguins, one of the wildest, wackiest, most wonderful sports franchises that ever waddled its way across North America. If Penguins fans are not shedding tears of sadness, they are crying for joy or simply laughing so hard they cannot stop. The team's games once played on a station called WEEP, and its first mascot, a penguin named Pete, died of pneumonia. In Tales from the Pittsburgh Penguins, sportswriter Joe Starkey takes fans inside the locker rooms, onto the team buses (including the one defenseman Bryan "Buggsy" Watson hi-jacked) and behind the personalities that have shaped Penguins hockey since 1967. No franchise has survived more near-death experiences than this one, which twice went bankrupt and many times escaped the threat of relocation. In 1975 things were so tough that players had their postgame oranges taken away.The bitter, often comical lows only made the ride to the top that much sweeter, and the Penguins have spent quality time at the summit. Mario Lemieux led the team to back-to-back Stanley Cup championships and later bought it out of bankruptcy court. Rarely has this franchise ever taken the middle ground. When it was bad, it was very, very bad. When it was good, it was sublime, graced with some of the greatest hockey personalities of the 20th Century. Hall of Fame coaches Herb Brooks, Bob Johnson, and Scotty Bowman plied their trade in Pittsburgh, as did Hall of Fame talents such as Lemieux, Paul Coffey, Jaromir Jagr and Ron Francis. The characters, too, were the cream of the crop. Wild men such as Eddie Shack, Brian "Spinner" Spencer, and Darius Kasparaitis provided entertainment in the best and worst of times, likethe night Kasparaitis was tossed into a Calgary police car for jaywalking or the time Shack drove his dune buggy onto the ice at the Civic Arena. To borrow a phrase from legendary Penguins announcer Mike Lange, you'd have to be h

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Building Blocks of Tabletop Game Design

Author: Geoffrey Engelstein
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 451
Release: 2022-03-02
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 1000539245
Rating: 4.9/5 (45 downloads)

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"If games were lands to be explored, they would be far too large for one explorer to master. Building Blocks of Tabletop Game Design is a much-needed atlas for the explorer—giving a framework of what to look for in a game, and a focus for game play that will be useful for understanding the whole. The game scholar will find this invaluable." —Richard Garfield, creator of Magic: The Gathering "People talk about the art of game design or the craft of game design. Engelstein and Shalev hone in on the science of game design with a razor-sharp scalpel. This book will be within arm’s reach as I work on games and I expect it to be consulted often." —Rob Daviau, creator of Risk: Legacy and Chief Restoration Officer of Restoration Games "The most comprehensive and well-researched encyclopedia of game mechanisms that I’ve seen to date." —Matt Leacock, creator of Pandemic Building Blocks of Tabletop Game Design: An Encyclopedia of Mechanisms, Second Edition compiles hundreds of game mechanisms, organized by category. The book can be read cover-to-cover and used as a reference to solve a specific design problem or for inspiration and research on new designs. This second edition collects even more mechanisms, expands on and updates existing entries, and includes color images. Building Blocks is a great starting point for new designers, a handy guidebook for the experienced, and an ideal classroom reference. Each Game Mechanisms Entry Contains: The definition of the mechanism An explanatory diagram of the mechanism Discussion of how the mechanism is used in successful games Considerations for implementing the mechanism in new designs Geoffrey Engelstein is a game designer and educator. His designs include the Space Cadets series, The Dragon & Flagon, The Expanse, and Super Skill Pinball. He has published several books on game design, including GameTek: The Math and Science of Gaming, Achievement Relocked, and Game Production. He is on the faculty of the NYU Game Center as an adjunct professor for Board Game Design and has been invited to speak about game design at PAX, GenCon, Metatopia, and the Game Developers Conference. Isaac Shalev is a game designer, author, and educational games consultant. He has designed tabletop titles including Seikatsu, Waddle, and Show & Tile. He runs Sage70, Inc., a data strategy and games-based learning consultancy that serves nonprofit organizations. He lives in Cary, North Carolina with his wife, three children, and a dog.

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The Impact Zone

Author: Bobby Clampett
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2007-04-03
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 1429917180
Rating: 4.7/5 (8 downloads)

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"Bobby Clampett is one of the most knowledgeable golfing minds in the game."—Tom Lehman, 1996 British Open Champion, 2006 U.S. Ryder Cup team captain Impact has long been called golf's "moment of truth," and great golfers have spent countless hours working on their swings trying to upgrade their impact dynamics as the golf club approaches, contacts, then swings through the ball. For the first time, with The Impact Zone, golfers will have a book that focuses their attention on the very same region of the swing on which professional golfers have always concentrated. The Impact Zone is a unique instructional guide in that everything in it either focuses on or applies to improving a golfer's understanding and execution of impact. Here, acclaimed professional golfer Bobby Clampett concludes that the overwhelming bias and convention of today's contemporary teaching environment is to value swing styles over swing dynamics, and in so doing, the overwhelming majority of golf teachers miss the boat in terms of teaching the game effectively. Ultimately this emphasis on swing style comes at the expense of helping golfers to develop sound swing dynamics, which are the real keys to consistent ball striking and better golf. With the help of CBS's Swing Vision high-speed camera—using images from many of the game's greatest contemporary players (including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, John Daly, Vijay Singh, Sergio Garcia, and more)—The Impact Zone takes an unprecedented look at the most important six inches in golf, those that immediately precede, contain, and follow impact. To further demonstrate these principles, Clampett presents photos and drills that convey the five essential dynamics golfers need to produce and reproduce solid impact Throughout these instructional pages, Bobby Clampett—teamed with veteran golf writer Andy Brumer—relays his own personal story of straying from swing dynamics and how he found his way back. He recalls memorable stories from the Tour, blending innovative instruction with his colorful, engaging anecdotes. Clampett and Brumer create an essential instructional guide with clear, concise advice—on creating great swing dynamics through the impact zone—the universally acknowledged key to more consistent and better golf.

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Make it Meaningful

Author: Debbie Haski-Leventhal
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2023-02-01
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 1761107437
Rating: 4.7/5 (37 downloads)

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Unorthodox meets Start with Why: how escaping a cult led Debbie Haski-Leventhal to become a ‘professor of purpose’ and master the art of finding personal meaning in life. When she was five, tragedy prompted her parents to join Kabbalah, a cult-like sect of Judaism. They immersed themselves in it unreservedly – from its peculiar rituals (rolling in the snow naked to purify their sins) to the beauty of belonging to something greater than themselves. She left at eighteen – after years of abuse and living in communes in three countries – devastated and isolated, searching for meaning in her life. Today, that woman is Professor Debbie Haski-Leventhal, who specialises in finding meaning in our personal and professional lives. In this book, Debbie shares her own and other people’s stories to explore ideas of purpose, impact, values, and resilience. She sheds light on the ‘meaning’ of meaningfulness, offers frameworks for meaningfulness in life, and suggests ways in which purpose can help make our lives and work more significant and valuable. In the age of ‘The Great Resignation’, we’re all trying to discover a more deliberate and rewarding shape to our own lives. Debbie Haski-Leventhal is the perfect companion for the journey.

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Be Smart, Act Fast, Get Rich

Author: Charles V. Payne
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-07-27
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 047014629X
Rating: 4.6/5 (9 downloads)

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Praise for Be Smart, Act Fast, Get Rich "Charles Payne's book is blunt, provocative, and right on the money. This book is a lot like Charles himself: insightful and to the point. If you have time to read only one book on how to make money . . . this is the book." --Dr. Bob Froehlich, Chairman, Investor Strategy Committee Deutsche Asset Management, and Vice Chairman, DWS Scudder "Be Smart, Act Fast, Get Rich is a book for all investors from first-time stock buyers to seasoned investors. 'Be Smart' suggests you understand the fundamentals of the company you are purchasing. 'Act Fast' suggests that action must be taken if you are going to increase your wealth in the stock market. All too often we find interesting ideas to invest in but never have the confidence to act, only to watch the stock's price rise while others reap the benefits. This book is an easy read, and a must-read for all investors." --Tom Dorsey, President, Dorsey Wright & Associates and author, Point & Figure Charting "You should buy this book just for the super job Charles does in explaining everything you need to know about charts, graphs, and the other 'voodoo' of technical analysis that he makes so simple to understand. Charles really gives you a street fighter's education in the markets . . . I wish his book was around twenty-five years ago . . . it would have saved me millions in market mistakes I've made." --Tobin Smith, founder and Chairman, ChangeWave Research

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Pattern Language for Game Design

Author: Christopher Barney
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2020-12-08
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 1000259587
Rating: 4.9/5 (87 downloads)

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Chris Barney’s Pattern Language for Game Design builds on the revolutionary work of architect Christopher Alexander to show students, teachers, and game development professionals how to derive best practices in all aspects of game design. Using a series of practical, rigorous exercises, designers can observe and analyze the failures and successes of the games they know and love to find the deep patterns that underlie good design. From an in-depth look at Alexander’s work, to a critique of pattern theory in various fields, to a new approach that will challenge your knowledge and put it to work, this book seeks to transform how we look at building the interactive experiences that shape us. Key Features: Background on the architectural concepts of patterns and a Pattern Language as defined in the work of Christopher Alexander, including his later work on the Fifteen Properties of Wholeness and Generative Codes. Analysis of other uses of Alexander’s work in computer science and game design, and the limitations of those efforts. A comprehensive set of example exercises to help the reader develop their own patterns that can be used in practical day-to-day game design tasks. Exercises that are useful to designers at all levels of experience and can be completed in any order, allowing students to select exercises that match their coursework and allowing professionals to select exercises that address their real-world challenges. Discussion of common pitfalls and difficulties with the pattern derivation process. A guide for game design teachers, studio leaders, and university departments for curating and maintaining institutional Pattern Languages. An Interactive Pattern Language website where you can share patterns with developers throughout the world ( Comprehensive games reference for all games discussed in this book. Author Chris Barney is an industry veteran with more than a decade of experience designing and engineering games such as Poptropica and teaching at Northeastern University. He has spoken at conferences, including GDC, DevCom, and PAX, on topics from core game design to social justice. Seeking degrees in game design before formal game design programs existed, Barney built his own undergraduate and graduate curricula out of offerings in sociology, computer science, and independent study. In pursuit of a broad understanding of games, he has worked on projects spanning interactive theater, live-action role-playing game (LARP) design, board games, and tabletop role-playing games (RPGs). An extensive collection of his essays of game design topics can be found on his development blog at

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How to Attract Investors

Author: Uffe Bundgaard-Jorgensen
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2016-11-25
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 1351768883
Rating: 4.8/5 (83 downloads)

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Investors are often looked upon as one homogeneous group of people with money ready to invest; however, this group is very diverse. In some ways, investors are like car buyers who seek common denominators in a car, such as the engine, wheels, brakes and seats, but the car they end up buying depends on personal preferences, needs and the money available. For investors the common denominator is the good business case, the ‘engine, wheels, brakes, seats’ being a comprehensive business plan. However, which business case they will prefer in the end depends on their personal preference and financial capacity. How to Attract Investors takes the reader into the minds of the investors, addressing many of the challenges connected to investor search and negotiation and living with investors as co-owners. Even the finest skills of the brightest entrepreneurs wouldn’t be complete without the knowledge of the investor’s mind. This is the book that unravels it, layer by layer.

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Full Court

Author: Greg Marecek
Publsiher: Reedy Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2006
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 1933370033
Rating: 4.0/5 (33 downloads)

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Full Court tells story of an often-forgotten but remarkable time in St. Louis sports history--the era of the NBA's St. Louis Hawks. Author Greg Maracek has woven together a compilation of interviews from the Hawks players to deliver a history of a former perennial power in the National Basketball Association. Between 1955 and 1968, pro basketball closely rivaled the attention--and at times outstripped the success--of the baseball's St. Louis Cardinals. A storied rivalry with the fabled Boston Celtics is credited by many as the single most important catalyst to the national growth of NBA interest. Names of Hawks' stars became legendary to basketball fans. Leading the way is Hall of Fame superstar Bob Pettit, the first player to score 20,000 points--and later 25,000--in a career. Other Hall of Fame Hawks include Cliff Hagan, Slater Martin, Len Wilkens, and Easy Ed Macauley. Pettit's 50-point performance in the 1958 championship game, NBA doubleheaders at Kiel Auditorium, owner Ben Kerner's sometimes wild and wacky postgame promotions, division and conference titles, sold-out crowds, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Bob Cousy, and one incredible St. Louis World Championship season makes for riveting reading not only for fans of St. Louis sports but also for lovers of NBA lore. Greg Marecek has been in the sports business for 35 years, serving as a sportswriter and editor, sportscaster, national sports syndicate, and sports-radio owner. He is a member of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.

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Stumbling On Wins

Author: David Berri
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-01-08
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9780137069514
Rating: 4.7/5 (695 downloads)

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The next quantum leap beyond Moneyball , this book offers powerful new insights into all human decision-making, because if sports teams are getting it wrong this badly, how do you know you're not? Sometimes the decisions that teams make are simply inexplicable. Consider: sports teams have an immense amount of detailed, quantifiable information to draw upon, more than in virtually any other industry. They have powerful incentives for making good decisions. Everyone sees the results of their choices, and the consequences for failure are severe. And yet... they keep making the same mistakes over and over again... systematic mistakes you'd think they'd learn how to avoid. Now, two leading sports economists reveal those mistakes in basketball, baseball, football, and hockey, and explain why sports decision-makers never seem to learn their lessons. You'll learn which statistics are connected to wins, and which aren't, and which statistics can and can't predict the future. Along the way, David Berri and Martin Schmidt show why a quarterback's place in the draft tells you nothing about how he'll perform in the NFL... why basketball decision-makers don't focus on the factors that really correlate with NBA success... why famous coaches don't deliver better results... and much more.

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Japanese Management in Change

Author: Norio Kambayashi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2014-09-18
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 4431550968
Rating: 4.0/5 (68 downloads)

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Following the burst of the “economic bubble” in the 1990s, many Japanese companies were required to reform their management systems. Changes in corporate governance were widely discussed during that decade in studies on “Japanese management.” These discussions have resulted in little progress, however, since Americanization became the dominant discourse concerning governance and the management system. There have been few studies conducted from an academic point of view on the internal aspects of organizations that practice traditional Japanese management theory. This book examines how, and the degree to which, the development of market principles accompanying the advances of globalization has affected the traditional Japanese system. It focuses on four aspects of corporate management: management institutions, strategy, organization, and human resource management. The aggregation of the new management system in Japanese companies is regarded as a distinctive Japanese-style system of management. With emphasis on these four aspects, research was conducted on the basic structure of that system, following changes in the market, technology, and society. Further, specific functions of the basic structure of the Japanese-style management system were studied. Those findings are included here, along with a discussion and analysis of the direction of future changes.

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Entrepreneurship: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 2128
Release: 2017-03-15
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 1522519246
Rating: 4.9/5 (46 downloads)

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Continuous improvements in business environments and available resources have allowed more opportunities for people to pursue new ventures. This not only leads to higher success in new businesses, but it enhances the overall state of the global market. Entrepreneurship: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications provides a comprehensive examination on the latest innovations and techniques to becoming a successful and sustainable entrepreneur. Including research-based studies on knowledge production, social entrepreneurship, and distribution, this multi-volume publication is an ideal source for practitioners, academicians, researchers and upper-level students interested in learning about entrepreneurship and seeking emerging perspectives on optimizing and enhancing entrepreneurial pursuits.

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The Journal of Lending & Credit Risk Management

Total Pages: 976
Release: 1998
Genre: Bank loans
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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The Impact Code

Author: Nigel Risner
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2010-02-04
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 1907293787
Rating: 4.3/5 (87 downloads)

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"The future of Britain's self-esteem is safe in Nigel's Hands. He has an awesome presence which touches and transforms people's lives." —Jack Canfield, Co-author, New York Times #1 bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series "I believe that Nigel Risner is the best speaker in the world. He excites, he challenges and most of all, impacts the lives of thousands of people to take action." —David Taylor, Author of The Naked Leader “YOU made the difference Nigel and Wow!” —Kriss Akabussi MBE, The Akabussi Company “Not another self-help book?” I hear you cry. Well, for once no, definitely not just another self help book. You've probably tried, and more than likely been disappointed, by self-help books in the past. Why is that and why is this one different? Well here's the truth; the fault doesn't lie in the books you have read before, it lies with you. Only you can make a difference. It wasn't the books that failed to make an impact, it was you. Get over it. The Impact Code is a beautifully simple approach to life. So simple you will wonder why it never occurred to you to do it before. So, it's time to get off your butt and start living for yourself, for your dreams and for your life. Nigel Risner's approach is direct, sincere and devastatingly honest. If you follow the code, you will see and feel a difference in your life and the life of everyone around you. Your life is waiting for you to get started. All you have to do is crack the IMPACT Code and the world will, quite literally, be yours. The choice is yours; it always has been.

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Policy Entrepreneurship in Education

Author: James Arthur
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-07-06
Genre: Education
ISBN: 1315445638
Rating: 4.5/5 (38 downloads)

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Policy Entrepreneurship in Education aims to build the confidence and skills of education academics in securing higher impact for their work. It offers guidance and identifies methods of capturing and measuring impact, as well as practical advice in helping academics engage policy makers and influence society with their research. Written specifically for the field of education, the book utilises domestic and international examples to illustrate those policy entrepreneurship activities which advance impact and appeal to international audiences, who are increasingly concerned with how higher education studies in education can make a difference on the ground. Combining theory and practice, the book employs a practical approach to doing policy entrepreneurship. It is a unique offering that will appeal to all who have an academic or practical interest in policy change and how to affect this.

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Inside the Middle East

Author: Avi Melamed
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2022-02-08
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 151076934X
Rating: 4.9/5 (4 downloads)

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Why Is the Middle East Entering a “New Era?” Is It a New Dawn? Is It a Setting Sun? In the third decade of the twenty-first century, the Middle East is entering a new era. A multifaceted and intricate equilibrium will write the next chapter of this region. The new era we are entering is fraught with challenges and full of opportunities. The new era is both defined by, and a result of, a combination of ancient and modern, domestic, regional, and international processes. Iran and Turkey each strive to position themselves as the regional superpower. In parallel, the people of the region struggle to overcome increasing domestic challenges. These developments, combined with an escalating struggle over path, identity, and direction, could result in a new model of statehood in the Arab world. While some countries take the turbulent path toward a possible new statehood model, others are fighting for their sovereignty and survival. All of this is occurring while Western hegemony in the Middle East is coming to an end and the Eastern giants are on the rise. Acclaimed Middle East expert, an Israeli fluent in Arabic, English, and Hebrew, Avi Melamed has a proven exceptional record of foreseeing the evolution of events in the Middle East and their impact on a local and regional level. In this book, Melamed takes you on a fascinating eye-opening journey through the geopolitical landscape of the Middle East in the third decade of the twenty first century. He challenges common Western concepts, narratives, and theories. And he provides predictions about some of the most central regional issues of the day. Using primarily sources from the region, Avi Melamed provides a professional, rare insider’s view and clearly and insightfully contextualizes current regional events. Inside The Middle East: Entering a New Era provides the knowledge and tools to connect the dots. This distinct understanding allows the reader to build a multidimensional picture of the geopolitical reality of the Middle East today and provides an unparalleled foundation for navigating the events of tomorrow.