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Inside the Modern NBA and 2K: How a Video Game Predicted Basketball's 'Moneyball'-Style Revolution

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

Tanking. Tons of three-pointers. Up-tempo play. The hallmarks of modern NBA play were staples for 2K players.

3 Pieces of Writing Advice From Michael Lewis

The Moneyball author discussed his career and tricks of the trade while speaking at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. The post 3 Pieces of Writing Advice From Michael Lewis appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Cleveland Indians Win 20 Straight, Tie 'Moneyball' Oakland A's Streak

last weekNews : The Two-Way

The Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 2-0 last night to win their 20th straight game — tying the American League winning streak held by the 2002 Oakland Athletics. Cleveland goes for 21 this afternoon.

Roaring 20: Indians tie AL record with 20th straight win

last weekNews : USAToday: News

Indians equal AL record with 20th straight win, matching 2002 "Moneyball" Athletics        

Roaring 20: Indians tie American League record with 20th straight win

The Cleveland Indians share a record with a team celebrated by Hollywood. “Moneyball” has its sequel. Following a familiar script of scoring first, playing strong defense and riding dominant pitching, the Indians extended their winning streak to 20 games and matched the AL mark held by the 2002...

Author Michael Lewis Says Hollywood Won’t Adapt Flash Boys Because It Has an Asian Lead

Though Hollywood has previously found critical and box-office success adapting books by non-fiction writer Michael Lewis (see Moneyball, The Big Short), there’s a reason why the industry hasn’t capitalized on his book Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt — at least according to Lewis. Entertainment Weekly has Lewis claiming that ... More »

Real estate moneyball: Trusting data over your gut

The real estate marketplace is changing, and quickly. What were once outstanding ideas may have outgrown their usefulness. But how do you know...

Brokerage moneyball: Trusting data over your gut

The real estate marketplace is changing, and quickly. What were once outstanding ideas may have outgrown their usefulness. But how do you know...

Beyond KDA: Mobalytics launches open beta for League of Legends analysis

Mobalytics is launching the open beta of its analytics platform for League of Legends players, providing an automated way to give coaching advice to millions of wannabe pro gamers. The “Moneyball of esports” is turning into a common description for new analytics startups for competitive gaming. I wrote about Dojo Madness moving into this last […]

‘Molly’s Game’ Trailer: Jessica Chastain Builds a Poker Empire in Aaron Sorkin’s Directorial Debut

Aaron Sorkin has a helluva story for his feature directorial debut. The writer behind The West Wing, The Social Network, and Moneyball is telling another story of ambition and perseverance with Molly’s Game. Based on Molly Bloom’s fast-paced,...Show More Summary

Residents need to learn medicine, not how to pass a test

In his famous novel, Moneyball, Michael Lewis illustrates the phenomenon of professional baseball scouts focusing on all the wrong characteristics when looking at players. He describes how scouts focus on fastball velocity as a way to compare pitchers, despite the lack of correlation between fastball speed and the quality of a pitcher. As it turns […]

VIDEO: Miles Bridges’ Moneyball Pro-Am mixtape is ridiculous

It’s really just a highlight of Miles Bridges dunking, but that’s worth the four minutes every day and twice on Tuesdays,

League of Legends esports teams turn to Tim ‘Magic’ Sevenhuysen for ‘Moneyball’ counsel

2 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

The Moneyball of esports is quite a reality yet. But the Brad Pitt movie and Michael Lewis book has been a good way to describe what Tim Sevenhuysen does as a statistics consultant for League of Legends esports teams. Sevenhuysen believes that analytics matters when it comes to analyzing and advising professional esports players. And […]

America's 'Moneyball' Tour de France team Cannondale-Drapac announces new partnership with Verizon-owned Oath — and it hopes it can now be more competitive against Chris Froome's dominant Sky team

The American pro cycling team Cannondale-Drapac, currently competing in the Tour de France, announced on Friday that it is teaming up with the Verizon-owned company Oath as its digital-media partner for the 2018 racing season. It's another nice win for Cannondale-Drapac. Show More Summary

WATCH: Miles Bridges wins Moneyball Pro Am game with last-second slam

Bridges bypassed the NBA for a chance to compete for a national title next season.

Yankees playing different version of Moneyball with first 2 picks

3 months agoNews : NY Daily News

When the Yankees selected Clarke Schmidt with their first-round pick at Monday’s draft, No. 16 overall, the experts were baffled.

Michael Lewis and the parable of the lucky man taking the extra cookie

4 months agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

In 2012, Michael Lewis gave a commencement speech at Princeton University, his alma mater. In the speech, Lewis, the author of Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, and The Big Short, talks about the role of luck in rationalizing success. He tells the graduates, the winners of so many of life’s lotteries, that they “owe a debt to the unlucky”. Show More Summary

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