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Can A Moneyball Approach Bring Change to Evidence-based Medicine?

In the early 2000s, in preparation to write his bestseller, Moneyball, author Michael Lewis was trying to figure out how the Oakland Athletics could possibly be successful. A small-market team hemmed in by financial limitations, the A’s were regularly competitive even though their budget was dwarfed by that of teams like the Los Angeles Dodgers and New... Read More

Dr Michael Lewis - '20 Years of Treasure'

The '20 Years of Treasure' lecture by Dr Michael Lewis is available online. 'Now, obviously, Treasure is a very emotive word for archaeologists, [...] to be truthful there is [sic] some underlying tensions, from time to time'. No, the...Show More Summary

Terminological Vaseline from the British Museum

“Metal-detecting can make an immense contribution to archaeological knowledge, if practised responsibly, and the vast majority of people are keen that their hobby has a positive impact.”(Michael Lewis, head of portable antiquities and...Show More Summary

A new definition of the nerd?

Jonathan Falk points to this book excerpt by Michael Lewis, who writes: A lot of what people did and said when they “predicted” things, Morey now realized, was phony: pretending to know things rather than actually knowing things. There...Show More Summary

Michael Lewis Reveals His New "Big Short"

When the award-winning author of “The Big Short,” “The Blind Side” and “Moneyball,” stopped by Yahoo Finance yesterday to discuss his latest book, “The Undoing Project,” he was predictably asked for his next "Big Short" idea. And, after...Show More Summary

Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back review

Bubsy and his platforming ilk remind me in a strange, tangled way of high-frequency trading. This is the dodgy Wall Street manoeuvre, as detailed in Michael Lewis' Flash Boys, in which money men exploit their speedy internet connections...Show More Summary

America's newest stock exchange just got the green light to go after Nasdaq and NYSE's marquee business

IEX, the stock exchange made famous in Michael Lewis' "Flash Boys," just got the green light to go after the marquee business of its rivals New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq. The Securities and Exchange Commission amended Rule 146,Show More Summary

The Crash Of '87 Remembered: "It Was Clear The Acapulco Cliff-Dive Was On For Monday"

“The markets in a panic are like a country during a coup, and seen in retrospect that is how they were that day,” wrote a young Salomon bond salesmena named Michael Lewis, of the chaos he witnessed. “One small group of people with its...Show More Summary

Split? Pentatonix Singer Kristin Maldonado Calls Off Wedding To Work On ‘Issues’

Pentatonix singer Kristin Maldonado and her fiancé Jeremy Michael Lewis have called off their wedding nearly a year-and-a-half after getting engaged, has learned exclusively. A source close to the situation reveals, “Kristin and Jeremy have postponed their wedding. Show More Summary

The British Museum is 'Very Concerned'

There is some correspondence going on at the moment between myself, Nigel Swift and Michael Lewis in the BM (the FLO is staying quiet for the moment). Just for the record: > I am doubtful Paul's blog would say we raised this with PAS and they (me) were horrified by the excavation video? Here we go then. Show More Summary

2 cofounders at the startup stock exchange taking on Wall Street give their best career advice

Brad Katsuyama and Ronan Ryan know what it takes to stand out on Wall Street. The cofounders of IEX, the exchange operator made famous in Michael Lewis' popular book "Flash Boys," launched the company in 2012 to take on Wall Street's...Show More Summary

3 Pieces of Writing Advice From Michael Lewis

The Moneyball author discussed his career and tricks of the trade while speaking at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. The post 3 Pieces of Writing Advice From Michael Lewis appeared first on

Author Michael Lewis Says Hollywood Won’t Adapt Flash Boys Because It Has an Asian Lead

Though Hollywood has previously found critical and box-office success adapting books by non-fiction writer Michael Lewis (see Moneyball, The Big Short), there’s a reason why the industry hasn’t capitalized on his book Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt — at least according to Lewis. Entertainment Weekly has Lewis claiming that ... More »

The fastest traders on Wall Street are in trouble

High-frequency traders, made famous in Michael Lewis' "Flash Boys," are in trouble. Low volatility and rising operational costs are making it harder for HFTs to churn out the revenues they once did. HFTs are shifting their focus to alternative...Show More Summary

Residents need to learn medicine, not how to pass a test

In his famous novel, Moneyball, Michael Lewis illustrates the phenomenon of professional baseball scouts focusing on all the wrong characteristics when looking at players. He describes how scouts focus on fastball velocity as a way to compare pitchers, despite the lack of correlation between fastball speed and the quality of a pitcher. As it turns […]

Al Gore, Michael Lewis and Rick Perry Walk Into a Bar…

Al Gore is back in the climate spotlight with the release of "An Inconvenient Sequel." On the podcast this week, we’ll revisit his role as the unofficial spokesman for climate action. There’s still an active debate over how effective...Show More Summary

The Scariest Nuclear Threat Might Be in the White House

Michael Lewis has a must-read piece on the Department of Energy — from the “ceremonial and bizarre” role of energy secretary Rick Perry to the Trump administration’s apparent total disinterest in the agency. In his confirmation hearings to run the [...]

The Coach From The Blind Side Just Resigned Over a Scandal Involving Escorts, Bongs, and a Man Named Houston Nutt

6 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

Hugh Freeze was the high school coach featured in Michael Lewis' book The Blind Side, the remarkable story of a Memphis football prospect named Michael Oher. In the Sandra Bullock movie version of The Blind Side, the character inspired by Freeze was played by actor Ray McKinnon, while Freeze himself appeared in a brief cameo. Show More Summary

League of Legends esports teams turn to Tim ‘Magic’ Sevenhuysen for ‘Moneyball’ counsel

6 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

The Moneyball of esports is quite a reality yet. But the Brad Pitt movie and Michael Lewis book has been a good way to describe what Tim Sevenhuysen does as a statistics consultant for League of Legends esports teams. Sevenhuysen believes that analytics matters when it comes to analyzing and advising professional esports players. And […]

"Michael Lewis of the Portable Antiquities Scheme Will Explain How the PAS has been so Successful Throughout Europe"

Members of European Council for Metal Detecting will meet in the historical English city of Norwich (Norfolk area of East Anglia), in the splendid surroundings of Norwich Castle Museum and Maids Head Hotel, between Friday the 22nd of September and Sunday the 24th of September 2017. [...]Show More Summary

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