The Winner s Curse
Score: 4
From 55 Ratings

The Winner s Curse


  • Author : Marie Rutkoski
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2014-04-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408858219


The Winner s Curse Book Description :

As a general's daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. Kestrel has other ideas. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in Arin, a young slave up for auction. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him - and for a sensational price that sets the society gossips talking. It's not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for him is much higher than she ever could have imagined. The first novel in a stunning new trilogy, The Winner's Curse is a story of romance, rumours and rebellion, where dirty secrets and careless alliances can be deadly – and every...

Common Value Auctions and the Winner s Curse

Common Value Auctions and the Winner s Curse


  • Author : John H. Kagel
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-04-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1400830133


Common Value Auctions and the Winner s Curse Book Description :

Few forms of market exchange intrigue economists as do auctions, whose theoretical and practical implications are enormous. John Kagel and Dan Levin, complementing their own distinguished research with papers written with other specialists, provide a new focus on common value auctions and the "winner's curse." In such auctions the value of each item is about the same to all bidders, but different bidders have different information about the underlying value. Virtually all auctions have a common value element; among the burgeoning modern-day examples are those organized by Internet companies such as eBay. Winners end up cursing when they realize that they won because their estimates were overly optimistic, which led them to bid too much and lose money...

Valuation

Valuation


  • Author : Kenneth R. Ferris
  • Publisher : FT Press
  • Release Date : 2002-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 013034804X


Valuation Book Description :

InValuation: Avoiding the Winner's Curse, authors Kenneth R. Ferris and Barbara S. Pecherot Petitt will help you master both the science and the art of M&A valuation. Concise, realistic, and easy to use, it brings together the field's best "rules of thumb," compares every leading traditional and alternative approach, presents examples and case studies from many industries, and offers practical solutions for today's key accounting, reporting, and tax-related challenges....

The Winner s Curse

The Winner s Curse


  • Author : Richard Thaler
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-06-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451697872


The Winner s Curse Book Description :

Winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences Richard Thaler challenges the received economic wisdom by revealing many of the paradoxes that abound even in the most painstakingly constructed transactions. He presents literate, challenging, and often funny examples of such anomalies as why the winners at auctions are often the real losers—they pay too much and suffer the "winner's curse"—why gamblers bet on long shots at the end of a losing day, why shoppers will save on one appliance only to pass up the identical savings on another, and why sports fans who wouldn't pay more than $200 for a Super Bowl ticket wouldn't sell one they own for less than $400. He also demonstrates that markets do not always operate with the traplike efficiency...

Beware the Winner s Curse

Beware the Winner s Curse


  • Author : G. Anandalingam
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2004-11-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195177404


Beware the Winner s Curse Book Description :

'Beware the Winner's Curse' shows how hubris and badly aligned financial incentives lead managers to aggressively pursue victories, and end up worse off as a result. It explores recent disasters in business, sports, and entertainment, and offers concrete steps that managers can take to avoid encountering the curse....

The Winner s Kiss
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

The Winner s Kiss


  • Author : Marie Rutkoski
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2016-03-29
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374384746


The Winner s Kiss Book Description :

War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it, with the East as his ally and the empire as his enemy. He's finally managed to dismiss the memory of Kestrel, even if he can't quite forget her. Kestrel turned into someone he could no longer recognize: someone who cared more for the empire than for the lives of innocent people-and certainly more than she cared for him. At least, that's what he thinks. But far north lies a work camp where Kestrel is a prisoner. Can she manage to escape before she loses herself? As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover unexpected roles in battle, terrible secrets, and a fragile hope. The world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and Kestrel and Arin are caught between. In a game like this, can anyb...

The Winner s Curse  Chapters 1 5

The Winner s Curse Chapters 1 5


  • Author : Marie Rutkoski
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2013-12-17
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466860353


The Winner s Curse Chapters 1 5 Book Description :

Download the first five chapters of THE WINNER'S CURSE by Marie Rutkoski! Winning what you want may cost you everything you love... As a general's daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin's eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It's not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined....

The Winner s Curse

The Winner s Curse


  • Author : Dee Walker
  • Publisher : Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
  • Release Date : 2014-12-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789382665243


The Winner s Curse Book Description :

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power. –John Steinbeck Orphan Harsh makes it to the billionaire club with a burning vision, sheer intellect and the blessings of his political Godfather. The favours must now be paid back, through a huge Guru Dakshina. To honour his Master's wish, Harsh, with the help of his fellow IITians, sets out to create a never-seen-before governance technology that will change the face of democratic India. Everything is at stake: money, reputations, egos and morals. Even lives. Will they succumb to insatiable greed in the murky games of politics, backstabbing and subterfuge, or will they be redeemed by the “Ten Commandments” that once forged their ideals at college? If you thought tha...

The Winner s Crime
Score: 3.5
From 20 Ratings

The Winner s Crime


  • Author : Marie Rutkoski
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-03-12
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408858707


The Winner s Crime Book Description :

Lady Kestrel's engagement to Valoria's crown prince calls for great celebration: balls and performances, fireworks and revelry. But to Kestrel it means a cage of her own making. Embedded in the imperial court as a spy, she lives and breathes deceit and cannot confide in the one person she really longs to trust ... While Arin fights to keep his country's freedom from the hands of his enemy, he suspects that Kestrel knows more than she shows. As Kestrel comes closer to uncovering a shocking secret, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. Lies will come undone, and Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them in this second book in the breathtaking Winner's trilogy....

The Cabinet of Wonders
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

The Cabinet of Wonders


  • Author : Marie Rutkoski
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2008-08-05
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1429930004


The Cabinet of Wonders Book Description :

Marie Rutkoski's startling debut novel, the first book in the Kronos Chronicles, about the risks we take to protect those we love, brims with magic, political intrigue, and heroism. Petra Kronos has a simple, happy life. But it's never been ordinary. She has a pet tin spider named Astrophil who likes to hide in her snarled hair and give her advice. Her best friend can trap lightning inside a glass sphere. Petra also has a father in faraway Prague who is able to move metal with his mind. He has been commissioned by the prince of Bohemia to build the world's finest astronomical clock. Petra's life is forever changed when, one day, her father returns home – blind. The prince has stolen his eyes, enchanted them, and now wears them. But why? Petra doesn...