Michael Lewis' seminal book Moneyball, about the 2002 Oakland Athletics and their use of analytics to construct a winning baseball team on a shoestring budget, showed how important numbers, as opposed to gut feel, are to correctly analyzing...Show More Summary
London (AFP) – Swansea’s new manager Paul Clement says he is willing to embrace the Moneyball influence of the club’s American owners when he looks for signings. Clement was officially unveiled on Thursday after Swansea marked his appointment...Show More Summary
Chris Pratt couldn’t look hotter while taking a shirtless dip on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine’s February 2017 issue. Here’s what the 37-year-old actor had to share with the mag: On not getting a role in Moneyball because of his weight: “That was the first time I heard someone say, ‘We’re not gonna cast [...]
Inside Higher Ed, Academic 'Moneyball': MIT management professors push data-based model they say is more predictive of an academic's future research success than traditional methods of peer review in tenure. Michael Lewis’s 2003 book, Moneyball — later made into a movie starring Brad Pitt — tells the story of how...
After nearly 30 years of writing, Michael Lewis has tackled his first love story. Lewis, the author of "The Big Short" and "Moneyball," didn't go the typical romance route, though. His new book, "The Undoing Project," tells the story...Show More Summary
Forbes has an interesting profile of Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner (of 666 Fifth Avenue) and his "moneyball" tactics for targeting Facebook ads at vulnerable voters in swing states helped Trump win the election (along withShow More Summary
Michael Lewis tells the compelling story of Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman, whose behaviourist theories led to his own bestseller Moneyball All love stories involve the science of decision making – for better or worse, richer or poorer. Show More Summary
In 2003, we reviewed “Moneyball,” Michael Lewis’s book about Billy Beane and the Oakland A’s. The book, we noted, had become a sensation, despite focussing on what would seem to be the least exciting aspect of professional sports: upper management. Show More Summary
What do you care about more -- the promise of greatness or actual greatness?
The best-selling author studied the work of two psychologists and chronicled their unusual partnership of ideas in the book “The Undoing Project.”
The debate raging in the media about faulty election — and economic — forecasts has reached a fever pitch. Everyone wants to know, why were so many “experts” wrong. This time on FS Insider, we spoke with Andrew Zatlin with Moneyball Economics...
Why does the US have only two main political parties? Is it because that’s what people want? Nope! It’s just an artifact of our system of voting. From C.G.P. Grey, a video explaining the problems with first-past-the-post voting systems (like the one used in US elections). Show More Summary
In all the computations and calculations that go into the Moneyball approach to sports, there is one simple multiplication rule that trumps everything when it comes to using the approach in the NFL. Multiply zero wins by anything and...Show More Summary
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has revoked American Airlines Center season credentials from ESPN reporters Marc Stein and Tim McMahon, Mavs Moneyball reports. Cuban was reportedly angry that ESPN had pulled McMahon off the Mavs beat to have him report on the NBA more broadly. Show More Summary
Mastering greater volumes of sophisticated and real-time data vs. smaller sets of static and historical data, for instance, is increasingly central to the modern corporate playbook.
Jackie Robinson’s performance opened the door for diversity in baseball, and the quantitative analysis of performance is behind the success of this year’s World Series opponents. Corporate diversity will likewise improve when business leaders learn to quantify and measure the value of individual employees.
Law.com, Big Law Moneyball: Littler Mendelson is the second Am Law 100 firm (after Drinker Biddle & Reath) to follow in the Oakland A’s footsteps by hiring a dedicated head of data analytics. It’s only a matter of time before Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill are playing Big Law partners....
Poor Hendo gets hung out to dry… Comolli with Liverpool owner John Henry By Paul Morrissey Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 12:30 Damien Comolli, Liverpool’s Moneyball Guy We don’t hear so much about Damien Comolli these days, but a few years back he was all the rage. The Frenchman held the role of director of football […]
Marketing as a B2B company requires a much different approach than an approach used by a B2C. Whether you are trying to convert your management style to a Moneyball technique or otherwise, there are certain marketing strategies you'll need to implement to help with creating a more successful business. Show More Summary