Moneyball was, of course, about a kind of personnel selection process, albeit in the exotic universe of picking baseball players, so it's not surprising that "big data" has continued to develop in the employment setting. If you haven't been following...
The post else 12.2: “Anchoring digital existence in the physical world” appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. This week we get creative with 3D self-portraits, drones deliver in 30 minutes or less, we play Moneyball with job performance, 23andMe’s FDA troubles point to emerging data literacy problems, and language artifacts emerge. Show More Summary
Law Technology News: Why Attorneys Love-Hate Data Analytics: Relying on Big Data Can be a Blow to an Attorney's Ego: Die-hard Oakland A's fans were angry with general manager Billy Beane when he used computer-generated analytics to pick his players in 2002. Fans doubted that a computer could out think...
There was an interesting discussion on Saturday's Up With Steve Kornacki between Kornacki and John Sides, a political scientist who co-wrote The Gamble: Choice and Change in the 2012 Presidential Election, which takes the view that presidential...Show More Summary
At MSU Law, a couple of law professors are getting serious about figuring out how to leverage technology in the profession. They envision making legal hiring into “Moneyball” with MSU Law representing Oakland. So they plan to raise false...Show More Summary
Steve Blank shares how accelerators and incubators can harness the metrics and tools to create a great team and play Moneyball. Investors sitting through Incubator or Accelerator demo days have three metrics to judge fledgling startups - 1) great looking product demos, 2) compelling PowerPoint slides, and 3) a world-class team. Show More Summary
Investors sitting through Incubator or Accelerator demo days have three metrics to judge fledgling startups – 1) great looking product demos, 2) compelling PowerPoint slides, and 3) a world-class team. We think we can do better. We now have the tools, technology and data to take incubators and accelerators to the next level. Teams can […]
I mentioned this in the Weekend Reads, but its worth revisiting — the video is tells a fascinating story: Coach Kevin Kelley of Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas, instructs his players to never punt, never field punts, and only do onside kicks, and he claims that math backs up his innovative philosophy. Grantland spent...Read More
A new app called scoutPRO could change the way the NFL and college football coaches prep for games and recruit talent. ScoutPro, which is currently in beta, displays a team's strengths and weaknesses in subtle ways coaches might miss when watching hours of video. Show More Summary
In the post- Moneyball era, it’s become common for footballers to be judged predominantly on their stats in order to determine what they offer a team. Come the final whistle, supporters and pundits will look to the number of shots aShow More Summary
Andrew Zatlin is a Silicon Valley economist who has figured out how to forecast official economic data releases more accurately than the institutions that have made it their business for much longer than he has. He uses better data and … Continue reading ?
In 2002, Billy Beane, General Manager of the Oakland A's, created "Moneyball," a method of using statistics to evaluate the performance of ball players and hire the most productive players for the least money. John Bridgeland and Peter...Show More Summary
In our era of "Moneyball," quant jocks, and $100 million-plus payrolls, the story of how one baseball team found a more enduring competitive advantage offers a valuable playbook for Little League coaches, corporate chief executive officers,...Show More Summary
Andrew Zatlin, who runs a one-man data shop in Silicon Valley, has developed a very accurate way to forecast economic data.
This week Daniel Way talks about life as a freelancer, and how sometimes your schedule is dictated by the almighty dollar -- whether you like it or not.
Steve Blank has given a lot of presentations in his day. But he says he’s never experienced anything quite like what happened a few weeks ago in New York, when he presented his ideas around his Lean Launchpad to an audience. Every person in the audience had access to copies of his slides, and they were all taking notes....
The first episode of “I Love Lucy” aired this day in 1951. More recently, some articles were written: Your Morning Reads after the jump! National: Revisiting “Moneyball” with Paul DePodesta (Nautilus) Author goes Seinfeld on his Tesla (CSM) All Is Fair in Love and Twitters (NYT Mag) Is Football still football without sitters talking about [...]
My longer form, Saturday morning, weekend reads: • How Investors Lose 89 Percent of Gains from Futures Funds (Bloomberg) • The Secrets of Bezos: How Amazon Became the Everything Store (Businessweek) • Revisiting “Moneyball” with Paul DePodesta (Nautilus) • All Is Fair in Love and Twitter (NYT Mag) • Design Quality and Customer Delight as...Read More
TNT has released a new preview and more photos from "Mob City," the new series from executive producers Frank Darabont ("The Walking Dead," The Shawshank Redemption ), Michael De Luca ( The Social Network, Moneyball ) and Elliot Webb ("Tall Time Tales"). Show More Summary
I had to listen to this exchange a dozen times to make sure I transcribed it correctly. I am now much, much dumber. My hope is that you, too, will be much, much dumber after reading it. Don Orsillo: Buck, are you surprised that they sort of skipped their Game 1 starter, Bartolo Colon, for tonight's Game 5? Buck Martinez: Not at all. Show More Summary