Strategic Chess Exercises:Find the Right Way to Outplay Your Opponent Emmanuel Bricard
For more than a century, from 1900 to 2006, campaigns of nonviolent resistance were more than twice as effective as their violent counterparts in achieving their stated goals. By attracting impressive support from citizens, whose activism takes the form of protests, boycotts, civil disobedience, and other forms of nonviolent noncooperation, these efforts help separate regimes from their main sources of power and produce remarkable results. Combining statistical analysis with case studies of specific countries and territories, Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan detail the factors enabling such campaigns to succeed and, sometimes, causing them to fail. They find that nonviolent resistance presents fewer obstacles to moral and physical involvement and commitment, and that higher levels of participation contribute to enhanced resilience, greater opportunities for tactical innovation and civic disruption (and therefore less incentive for a regime to maintain its status quo), and shifts in loyalty among opponents erstwhile supporters, including members of the military establishment.
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.
Are you ambitious and cunning enough to rule the city of Cadwallon?In the revised edition of Arcana 2-4 guild leaders send their loyal Agents into the districts of Cadwallon to entice, bribe, or win over powerful citizens, buy precious treasures, and utilize locations. Whichever player earns the most victory points wins!This vibrant game creates a fantastical atmosphere for players to enjoy while they attempt to best their opponents through strategic card play. Make your guild the most influential by winning Stake cards and strengthening your deck with impressive Personalities, advantageous Locations, or tempting Relics to use in bribery.The revised edition of Arcana introduces two new guilds, and six new rule options for players to choose from, or play with them all for a more challenging experience. Will you customize your deck or call in the Militia?
With cards that feature fantastic art that only adds to the strategic thrill of crushing one´s opponent, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game a spin-off game from the all-conquering Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt (Projekt Red, 2015) will offer a singular gaming experience. Now, Dark Horse is proud to present each card´s gorgeous artwork in a stunning hardbound volume.
At first glance, life moves slowly on the sun-scorched plains of Africa. But there is more than meets the eye. There is eternal war among termite colonies in the grass. The territorial instinct drives them to continual battle. Tangible proof of their tenacity are the huge mounds that contain millions of insect warriors, always ready to defend their fortress. Use your cleverness and strategic skill, fighting your opponents for survival, conquering mounds, and expanding into new territories. The game is played on a board divided into hexagonal spaces. One side of the board has a map with pre-printed terrain for the first match between 2 players. The other side of the board has an empty map. This can be prepared for various custom scenarios. Each player has 18 tokens representing units of fighting insects. A units combat strength depends on the number of termites printed on it as well as the strength of their caste. There are 4 castes: Workers These are the most numerous and very mobile, they are the basic troops of the army. In times of peace, they do most of the work around the Mound and care for the offspring of the queen. Soldiers These are easily identified by their large heads and giant mandibles. They stand on the front line when something threatens the colony. Spitters These are a special type of soldiers. They have the unique ability to spit an unpleasant sticky substance at the enemy. Flyers these individuals with wings are very rare. Their main advantage is mobility. Battles are fought on various terrain tiles which affect efectivness of your Termites. During player turn each of them can put one unit on the board, move and attack other players unit or mounds. The goal of the game is to take control of enemy and neutral mounds while defending ones own. The winner is the player who owns the mounds with the highest total value at the end of the game.
Game theory means rigorous strategic thinking. It’s the art of anticipating your opponent’s next moves, knowing full well that your rival is trying to do the same thing to you. Though parts of game theory involve simple common sense, much is counterintuitive, and it can only be mastered by developing a new way of seeing the world. Using a diverse array of rich case studies - from pop culture, TV, movies, sports, politics, and history - the authors show how nearly every business and personal interaction has a game-theory component to it. Mastering game theory will make you more successful in business and life, and this lively book is the key to that mastery. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Dudley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012353/bk_adbl_012353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Designed by Reiner Knizia, Ingenious is the popular board game in which two to four players place colored tiles on a hexagonal board, scoring points, blocking opponents tile placement, and protecting themselves from being blocked. Its simple rules, quick playing time, and clever gameplay combine to form a subtly strategic and hopelessly addictive game.With punchboard tiles, stands that are built into the board, and other component changes, this mass market edition offers the Ingenious experience at a lower price point.
Gather your forces of heroes and monsters and prepare to enter the dungeon in Cave Troll, a classic board game of strategic positioning for two to four players. In every game, youll bring your heroes and monsters into a labyrinth in a race to grab as much gold as possible, by any means possible. Your heroes allow you to establish dominion over certain rooms in the dungeon, while your monsters disrupt your opponents plans and slay his heroes.Every game of Cave Troll puts you in a tense situation as you spend your limited actions to achieve the greatest possible advantage. Your heroes and monsters offer special abilities that you must use to stay ahead of your opponetns. A powerful artifact could turn the tide of the game in your favor. By deploying your heroes and monsters wisely, youll gather more gold than your opponents and claim victory!