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NFL Playoff Schedule 2017: TV Info and Bracket Predictions for Divisional Round

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

Clement happy to embrace Moneyball at Swansea

last weekSports / Football : EPL Talk

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 Reveals the First Role He Didn't Get For Being 'Too Fat'

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 [...]

MIT Profs Push Moneyball Approach For Faculty Hiring And Tenure Decisions

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...

'The Big Short' author Michael Lewis tells us about his unusual new 'love story,' and how it can add insight into Trump's election and a changing Wall Street

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

Moneyball Politics

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

The Undoing Project review – ‘psychology’s Lennon and McCartney’

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

The Two Friends Who Changed How We Think About How We Think

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

Moneyball, Law Professor Style

What do you care about more -- the promise of greatness or actual greatness?

From Michael Lewis, a Portrait of the Men Who Shaped ‘Moneyball

The best-selling author studied the work of two psychologists and chronicled their unusual partnership of ideas in the book “The Undoing Project.”

Hope and Caution

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...

Political Moneyball: America’s unfair elections and the Republicans’ art of winning them

2 months agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

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 and Out of Cleveland, There Is Still Faith in Winless Browns

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

Mark Cuban revokes credentials from two ESPN reporters for no good reason

2 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

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

TeradataVoice: Moneyball 2.0, The World Series And The Future Of Sports Analytics

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.

From The Cubs And The Indians To Moneyball: What Baseball Can Teach Us About Corporate Diversity

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.

BigLaw Moneyball

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....

Damien Comolli reveals England vice-captain cost him as job as Liverpool Director of Football

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 […]

The 5 Hottest Areas for B2B Marketing Right Now

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

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