The Vice Index indicates a sharp downturn in retail spending… beginning in the fourth quarter (October.). Regular Moneyball readers know the Vice Index is the best way to gauge the American consumer. It’s proprietary research...
It turns out you don't have to be the most popular Olympian to help sponsors make a splash with their target customers. The post Sponsors Are Playing Moneyball to Snag Unsung Olympians appeared first on WIRED.
Like it or not, we are in the era of Jonah Hill, serious actor. This is according to media profiles of Jonah Hill, which would have you believe that his Oscar-nominated work in Moneyball and The Wolf of Wall Street gives us a glimpse of his great dramatic depth (and also his ... More »
Here's how one teaching pro in New Jersey is using statistics and sabermetrics to help golfers lower scores, not just swing fixes. For Brian Rogish at Crystal Springs, TrackMan is the key to analyzing shots and identifying strengths and weaknesses in a student's game.
Voltage Pictures has entered into an exclusive arrangement with producer Alissa Phillips, who previously produced alongside Michael De Luca on the Oscar-nominated movie Moneyball (as co-producer) and the $217M-plus grossing movie Dracula Untold (as EP). Show More Summary
Smooth. Smooth is the one word I would choose to describe incoming Michigan State Spartan Joshua Langford’s game. In the first day of Moneyball action last week, Miles Bridges and Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn were two players who stood out. Langford,...Show More Summary
A few years ago I wrote about an MIT spin-out called Sociometric Solutions. They had taken a leaf out of the Moneyball playbook and developed ID badges for employees to wear at work. The badges come with a sensor in built within it that...Show More Summary
Data analytics is a buzzword in the business world these days. One of the industries in which data analytics has made the biggest impact is sports. The publication of Moneyball in 2003 signaled a sea change in how baseball teams used data and statistics to make personnel changes. Basketball wasn’t far behind in implementing advanced […]
Michael Lewis (c'mon, you know, Moneyball, The Big Short) is coming out with a new book in December called The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds about the flaws that crop up in human decision-making. Forty years ago,...Show More Summary
The rigorous use of data to guide social funding decisions is essential, but to do it well, we need to broaden the evidence base, focus on principles of practice, and embrace adaptive integration over fidelity.
US Monchi to United Manchester United could be set for a big summer if the last week is anything to go by. First they named Jose Mourinho as manager and now they’re set to recruit Spain’s Mr Moneyball: Monchi. United will have to pay a €5 million buy-out clause for Monchi, according to AS. He’s set […]
A lesson in real-world data-driven decision making.
What do escorts and McDonald’s have in common? Both are responding to the end of economic growth, says Andrew Zatlin of Moneyball Economics. When times get tough and people are less willing to part with their money, businesses get creative. Zatlin tracks...
Sports and technology -- traditionally they have been the "oil and water" of business, just not mixing well. There could not have been two more opposite business models or participants, so much so that society actually segregated the...Show More Summary
Dead money is a fascinating concept in Major League Baseball. Think back to the scene in Moneyball where Billy Bean explains to a disgruntled David Justice that the Yankees are paying half his salary. To play in Oakland. That is called dead money; when teams pay players to play somewhere else. Show More Summary
The A's weren't very good last year, and they've somehow gotten worse. How did they get here? A's fans, by and large, probably want to punch Moneyball right in the nose. No other franchise has to live under the shadow of a 13-year-old...Show More Summary
Syracuse will offer the first undergraduate degree in sports analytics
I recently heard Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane (subject of the book and movie "Moneyball") speak at an industry conference. I don’t normally read business or sports books, but Beane’s talk was so fascinating that, by the time I left the conference hall, I had pulled up my library’s website and requested a copy. And it didn’t disappoint...
Are you ready to "embrace analytics"? The phrase makes the marriage of research and scouting sound like a forbidden romance—a coach and a statistician locked in each other's arms on the cover of some sleazy beach paperback. You can almost hear the dismissive eye roll when old-school types mention analytics. Show More Summary
One morning last fall, before the San Francisco 49ers began their second season in a glitzy new $1.3 billion stadium, Moon Javaid, ’12, manager of business operations for the team, took a hard look at concessions. Sure, this is football. Concession sales were going to be strong. But, he asked, [...]