Have you ever wondered why two wrestlers can wrestle multiple times with drastically different results? Or why: Wrestler A beat wrestler B, Wrestler B beat wrestler C, But wrestler A lost to wrestler C? The answer is hidden in plain sight. Styles make matches. Choosing to create advantaged positions and avoid disadvantaged positions is the most underutilized strategic asset in wrestling. The wrestler who wrestles in his highest advantage position, for the longest time in the match, will have the greater probability of winning. That is the reason why two wrestlers wrestle multiple times with drastically different outcomes, and why the logic doesn't hold that if one wrestler beat another he should be able to beat the wrestler his prior opponent beat. If you watch and research matches between the same wrestler's you will see, more times than not, the reason there was a different outcome was because one wrestler was able to wrestle in his highest advantage position in one match and was not able to do so in the other. Your job is to understand which position is your most favorable matchup position versus your opponent. Where you have the greatest advantage. Where you have the highest probability of scoring points as quickly. And to get to that position. I believe, you don't get to that position by chance, I believe, you get to that position by choice. "Choice, not chance, determines your destiny" - Aristotle Choice is part of the WrestlingU Series - Train Your Brain A series dedicated to the wrestler who is looking to get to the next level. A wrestler who understands the value of training his mind along with his body. Each book in the series tackles and breaks down a key aspect of the sport of high school and collegiate wrestling 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Wyatt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057910/bk_acx0_057910_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn how to persuade cats - the world's most skeptical and cautious negotiators - with this primer on rhetoric and argument from the New York Times best-selling author of Thank You for Arguing! Cats are skilled manipulators who can talk you into just about anything without a single word. They can get you to drop whatever you're doing and play with them. They can make you serve their dinner way ahead of schedule. They can get you to sit down right this instant and provide a lap. On the other hand, try getting a cat to do what you want.... While it's hard, persuading a cat is possible. And after that, persuading humans becomes a breeze, and that is what you will learn in this audiobook. How to Argue with a Cat will teach you how to: Hold an intelligent conversation - one of the few things easier to do with a cat than a human.Argue logically, even if your opponent is furry and irrational.Hack up a fallacy (the hairball of logic).Make your body do the talking (cats are very good at this).Master decorum: the art of fitting in with cats, venture capitalists, or humans.Earn any creature's respect and loyalty. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay Heinrichs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006212/bk_rand_006212_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Start making savvier decisions and outsmart your competitors with greater confidence and ease with this simple and comprehensive guide to the skills, tactics, techniques, tools, case studies, and lessons behind strategic thinking. Professor Ridgley has crafted these 24 lectures as an accessible way to engage with thinking that will help you think-and act-more strategically in business and in your own life, whether you're the CEO of a Fortune 500 company or you're preparing to embark on a new career path. These lectures are loosely organized around several key topics central to effective strategic thinking, including: principles of conflict (in which you'll follow the development of strategic theory from its roots in great military campaigns to its modern applications in business); competitive intelligence (which plays an increasingly important role in strategic thinking); and tools of strategy and analysis (which can aid your understanding of the forces that shape our future and can help you make sense of a rapidly changing world). Central to these lectures are the tools and tricks that strategic thinkers have used to better approach problems and seek lasting solutions. Among those you'll learn how to use are the indirect approach (which offers you a much greater utility in achieving your objectives without approaching your opponent head-on); the value chain (a method that divides your team or organization into its value - producing activities so you can better inform yourself on its internal strengths and weaknesses; and the four actions framework (in which you ask yourself four questions to challenge your established logic in an effort to gain a stronger competitive advantage). PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stanley K. Ridgley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000276/bk_tcco_000276_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I know that I am intelligent because I know that I know nothing. - Socrates Ancient Greece has laid way for some of the most influential people, systems and stories of our civilization. It is hard to believe on one hand because technology-wise the Greeks were very primitive, yet on the other hand they were essentially on of the earliest roots of Western civilization. Even today logic and argument are taught as one of the most effective skills to possess. Many people can say something is logical or illogical without really understanding the principle behind it but this is an age-old problem and one that three mastered in Ancient Greece. The system of argument was really formalized in Ancient Greek culture. People would gather around to see arguments then, like we would to see a sporting event today. The difference between sports is that you weren't playing for touchdowns but instead playing to cement philosophical systems. The only way to win was to break an argument down logically and prove your opponent wrong. This was such a popular event that some of their names are even remembered now. When we consider the people of Ancient Greece though, there are four that come to mind, who are Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Alexander (the Great). Of the four of them, perhaps the most is known of Aristotle and Alexander, but the interesting thing is the connection that these four have as teacher and pupil. If you connect the relationships beginning with Alexander you will see that he was Aristotle's student, who attended Plato's school and Plato was one of the major students of Socrates. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Strader. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031431/bk_acx0_031431_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you want to impress your colleagues, friends, and family with remarkable argumentation skills and logical thinking, then keep reading. Have you ever lost an argument? Have you ever been accused of being irrational or confusing? Have you ever gotten into a debate, only to find that you have contradicted yourself twice and don’t even know what you think anymore?Don't be discouraged if you answered yes to all three questions. The truth is that most people do.You see, most debaters make the same mistakes - with both their argument structure and their responses. You may even make deadly logical sins...without even realizing. But now, you can stay informed with insider tips, usually only known to top debaters, which will maximize your chances of winning debates and receiving praise for your new remarkable skills. With examples from classical literature and advice compiled from many different sources, this book will ground you in methods that have been developed over centuries of rhetorical exercise.By listening to Argument Structure: Secrets of the World’s Best Debaters, you will:Learn how to lay down powerful premises that will keep your argument from contradicting itselfDiscover how to never get stuck in a logical fallacy againSee examples of all kinds of logical fallacies so you can laugh (inside) as your opponent gets stuck in themLearn how to turn logical fallacies back on your opponentMaster the art of analogyOrganize your arguments like a proIdentify the difference between good and bad sourcesFigure out the difference between deductive and inductive reasoningLearn what to do when logic is not enough to convince your audienceDiscover tips and tricks for presenting yourself in a way that will help people believe you, from voice to postureGet advice on how to present yourself in a courtroomGet an entire chapter 1. Language: English. Narrator: Timothy Burke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129428/bk_acx0_129428_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Gongsun Longzi is often considered the only extant work of the Classical Chinese "School of Names", an early intellectual tradition (trad. dated to the 4 th cent. B.C.) mainly concerned with logic and the philosophy of language.The Gongsun Longzi is a heterogeneous collection of five chapters that include short treatises and largely fictive dialogues between an anonymous persuader and his opponent, which typically revolve around a paradoxical claim. Its value as a testimony to Early Chinese philosophy, however, is somewhat controversial due to the intricate textual history of the text and our limited knowledge about its intellectual backgrounds.This volume gathers contributions by leading specialists in the fields of Classical Chinese philosophy, philology, logic, and linguistics. Besides an overview of the scholarly literature on the topic and a detailed account of the reception of the text throughout time, it presents fresh insights into philological and philosophical problems raised by the Gongsun Longzi and other closely-related texts equally attributed to the "School of Names".
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Triangulation is the name given to the act of a political candidate presenting his or her ideology as being "above" and "between" the "left" and "right" sides (or "wings") of a traditional (e.g. UK or US) democratic "political spectrum". It involves adopting for oneself some of the ideas of one's political opponent (or apparent opponent). The logic behind it is that it both takes credit for the opponent's ideas, and insulates the triangulator from attacks on that particular issue. Opponents of triangulation, who believe in a fundamental "left" and "right", consider the dynamic a deviation from its "reality" and dismiss those that strive for it as whimsical.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Ramism was a collection of theories on rhetoric, logic and pedagogy based on the teachings of Petrus Ramus, a French academic, philosopher and Huguenot convert who died in 1572.Audomarus Talaeus (Omer Talon) was an early French disciple and writer on Ramism. The work of Ramus gained early international attention, with Roger Ascham corresponding about him with Johann Sturm, teacher of Ramus and collaborator with Ascham, Ascham supported his stance on Joachim Perion, one early opponent, but also expressed some reservations. Later Ascham found Ramus's lack of respect for Cicero, rather than extreme proponents, just unacceptable.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Valentin Alberti (1635-1697) was a Lutheran, orthodox philosopher and theologian from Silesia and was the son of a preacher. He is known for defending Lutheran orthodoxy against the natural law views of Hugo Grotius, Samuel von Pufendorf and Christian Thomasius, and being an active polemicist against Roman Catholicism. He began his studies at the University of Leipzig in 1656, obtaining the Magister degree in 1656. By 1663 he was already a professor of logic and metaphysics and in 1672 he became an associate professor of theology as well. Alberti was one of the principal representatives of Christian natural law Juris Naturae Orthodoxae Compendium Theologiae Conformatum and Samuel von Pufendorf's main opponent.