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It's Time To 'Moneyball' Your Portfolio

If you've never heard of Bill James, don't feel bad. Until recently, his name was only reverently whispered among circles of "statheads" -- a small but growing community of

Moneyball real estate: Use data to turn a profit

Don't underestimate the power of real estate statistics. Combined with other market knowledge, those numbers can be your competitive advantage. That's according to Julia Hoagland, a broker and former electrical engineer at Manhattan brokerage Compass, who spoke at Inman Connect Thursday...

Zatlin: Markets Are Not Going to Like What's Coming in 2016

In Thursday's podcast interview we spoke with the savvy head of Moneyball Economics, Andrew Zatlin, where he outlined three cycles converging in 2016 that he believes will be bearish for the market.Given his outlook, he felt investors should be raising cash and selling...

Brian Billick: You can’t do Moneyball in the NFL

Can a Moneyball approach work in the NFL? That’s the question everyone is asking this week in response to the Browns hiring Paul DePodesta, the analytics maven who was prominently featured in the book Moneyball and played by Jonah Hill (in a largely fictionalized role) in the movie. DePodesta has had success applying the analytical…

'Bridge of Spies' costume designer says it takes 'insane discipline' to get it right

Costume designer Kasia Walicka Maimone has learned the art of teasing the truth out of true stories. She's dressed actors who portrayed real-life characters in "Black Mass," "Foxcatcher," "Moneyball" and the forthcoming "Deepwater Horizon." As the designer of Steven Spielberg's Cold War drama "Bridge...

Browns Hire DePodesta of 'Moneyball' Fame to End Woes

The Cleveland Browns hired Major League Baseball executive Paul DePodesta of "Moneyball" fame as their chief strategy officer on Tuesday, taking an unconventional route to fix their NFL woes.

Baseball Expert From Moneyball Hired to Run Worst Team in NFL

The NFL's Cleveland Browns have hired well-known baseball executive Paul DePodesta (who was a main character in the Michael Lewis book Moneyball and was played by Jonah Hill in the movie of the same name) to become their "Chief Strategy Officer," the team announced today. Show More Summary

Browns lure ‘Moneyball’ baseball analytics guru Paul DePodesta away from Mets

Much of the sports world did a double take on Tuesday when the Cleveland Browns announced they hired Paul DePodesta (who inspired Jonah Hill’s character in the baseball analytics movie “Moneyball”) to become their new chief strategy officer. In his new role, DePodesta is expected to be a key decision-maker in what to do about troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel […]

Michael Gerson on transforming foreign assistance with evidence

Michael Gerson and Raj Shah have written a new chapter for the second edition of best-seller "Moneyball for Government" that provides a bipartisan roadmap for improving and sustaining foreign assistance efforts.

Browns hire baseball executive Paul DePodesta

The guy who Jonah Hill played in "Moneyball" is now calling the shots in Cleveland. The Cleveland Browns have hired New York Mets vice president of player development and scouting Paul DePodesta as their new Chief Strategy Officer, according to the New York Post's Joel Sherman and ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Show More Summary

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Moneyball’ Comes to Medicine: Data Guru Paul DePodesta Joins Scripps

After leading a data revolution in Major League Baseball, data guru Paul DePodesta is joining the faculty of the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) where he will apply his skills and insight to the emerging field of digital medicine. STSI is a National Institutes of Health sponsored consortium led by Scripps Health in collaboration with The... Read More

A Conversation With Michael Lewis

Unlike Moneyball, The Blind Side, and several of Michael Lewis’ other best-selling books, The Big Short—his account of the men who made money on the financial crisis by betting against the American economy—did not obviously have the attributes of a Hollywood movie. Show More Summary

Moneyball and Your Portfolio

Video“Moneyball” is a book written by Michael Lewis which discusses the art of winning an unfair game. Thebook tells the story of the Oakland A’s baseball team who, with a $40 million payroll had to competewith the giant $126 million payroll of the New York Yankees. Plus, the big teams [...]

FanDuel advice: Bringing Moneyball to fantasy and gaming

These games are all about finding the market inefficiency. Editor's Note: FanDuel is running a $1,500,000 fantasy football league in Week 14. The top 66,000 teams win cash with $100,000 paid to first place on Sunday. Join now! (I'm going to try to make the truly nerdy parts of this short -- well, the non-sports nerdy parts. Show More Summary

Moneyball Poster Boy Ben Zobrist Is Finally Ready To Cash In

Underrated and underpaid for years, the veteran utility man hits the market just as he starts slipping at age 34. But he'll still get a nice bundle of cash.

Deadline’s The Contenders: ‘The Big Short’ Director Adam McKay On Bringing Michael Lewis’ Bestseller To The Screen

With the success of The Blind Side and Moneyball, Hollywood loves Michael Lewis' books but how do you turn a highly engaging but very deep dive into the housing market crisis, credit default swaps and collateralized debt obligation into...Show More Summary

We Saw Ben Simmons In Person And Yes, He’s Worth Tanking For

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Before we could start to speculate Monday about what the future holds for LSU freshman Ben Simmons, he had to pass the "alien test." It's a simple, optics-based examination -- the sort of thing "Moneyball" railed against. The test is...Show More Summary

New Trailer Is Now Online for 'The Big Short'

Paramount Pictures has released a new 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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