Aaron Sorkin, the famed screenwriter behind "The Social Network" and "Moneyball," is known best recently for bringing stories about the technology we're immersed in to the big screen. His latest screenplay, “Steve Jobs,” which is directed...Show More Summary
Submitted by Andrew Zeitlin of Moneyball Economics Connect the Dots The University of Michigan’s Consumer Sentiment dropped from 91.9 to 85.7 – the lowest level in a year. Meanwhile the S&P 500 remains down, -5% year over year and -10% since July. Show More Summary
Billy Beane, the "Moneyball" sage, and Bill James, the stats guru, weigh in on open-source innovation and the challenges they wish big data could solve.
Paramount Pictures has released the trailer for The Big Short, which is based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis (The Blind Side, Moneyball), and directed by Adam Mckay (Anchorman, Step Brothers). The film stars stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt. Show More Summary
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The shaman squatted next to the entrails on the ground and stared intently at the pattern formed by the splatter. There was something there, but confirmation was needed. Turning away from the decomposing remains, the shaman consulted the dregs of a cup of tea, searching the shifting patterns of the swirling tea leaves for corroboration. Show More Summary
Forest Green Rovers chairman Dale Vince is using his experience of statistical analysis in energy trading to help recruit players.
In locker rooms across the country, amidst the pads, sticks, balls and helmets, sports teams are increasingly relying on a new piece of equipment. It’s typically about the size of a thin flip-phone and is worn in the middle of an athlete’s back, usually under a compression shirt. Show More Summary
Just as Moneyball changed baseball through science, new advances in predictive analytics are changing how companies approach sales. So much, in fact, this year's Dreamforce features some great sales acceleration case study sessions from big name companies. Show More Summary
How humans, empowered by machines, are central to the hypotheses that power "big data."
Columnist Zach Abramowitz explores the concept of Moneyball for litigation.
Yesterday, Red Sox great Pedro Martinez and three other pretty decent ballplayers were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.. This would not appear to be an obvious opening for a Monkey Cage post, except that (a) it’s summer; (b) despite your suspicions of academic types, we at this blog love […]
The origin story of AVM Systems, the little-known company that jump-started sabermetrics and made Moneyball possible.
“Lenny didn’t let his mind screw him up. The physical gifts required to play pro ball were, in some ways, less extraordinary than the mental ones. Only a psychological freak could approach a 100-mph fastball aimed not far from his head with total confidence.” - Michael Lewis, Moneyball T he simulation only lasts five minutes. Show More Summary
By JORDAN SHLAIN, MD In an age where the importance of data, statistics and predictive modeling can win games for baseball teams and make money for high-frequency traders, the last bastion of opacity is in the midst of getting a whopping dose of sunshine. Every modern industry uses detailed information, mostly via the Internet, to
My easy-like Sunday morning reads: • The Bloomberg terminal: clunky, costly, addictive, ubiquitous (FT) • Can You Tell the Difference Between a Robot and a Stock Analyst? (WSJ) • The Dismal Economics of Moneyball (Digitopoly) • The Bumbling,...Show More Summary
Over a decade after the bestseller Moneyball brought terms like “sabermetrics” to the general public, statistics dominate the professional sports world. In the NBA alone, information ranging from simple facts like how many games a player...Show More Summary
By PAUL KECKLEY Michael Lewis’ 2003 best seller Moneyball recounts how Oakland Athletics’ manager Billy Beane beat the big-payroll odds in major league baseball by using analytics to field a competitive team. The dynamic between Beane and his Yale-trained geek, Peter Brand is the central theme: together they fought off naysayers using Brand’s sabermetrics model
New York Times Sunday Review: Harvard Admissions Needs ‘Moneyball for Life’, by Michael Lewis: To: Harvard Management Company From: Harvard Admissions It’s been several painful weeks since Steve Schwarzman revealed that we denied him admission to the Harvard Class of 1969. As we now all know, the private equity billionaire...
Relying on traditional tactics to guide your organization’s financial health? It might be time to change up your game plan. Consider Oakland A’s general manager, Billy Beane, in the movie ‘Moneyball’. Hit by salary caps but desperate for talent, he benched traditional performance indicators (RBI’s, stolen bases, batting average) to [...]