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The Baltimore Orioles are the best deal in baseball, clinching the playoffs Tuesday despite $107 million in salaries that projected an 81-81 season. They are on pace to win 17 more than their salaries justify, the 25th-best deal since 1998. Show More Summary
Damien Comolli, Soccer's Would-Be Moneyball Hero, on How It All Went Wrong
Foxcatcher is already getting Oscar buzz since its debut at the Cannes film festival and, recently, at Toronto's, where we saw the film as well. The movie is directed by Moneyball's Bennett Miller, but unlike that film, which was also...Show More Summary
A aron Travis isn’t a big fan of the term “crowdfunding,” at least when it's used to describe his matchmaking service for medical device startups and investors. Deal Labs Inc., where Travis is moving into the CEO position after joining...Show More Summary
Chris Pratt may have played a baseball player in "Moneyball," but he coolest dude in Hollywood still needs some work on his cutter.
Last year, FORBES ran a story on Next Big Sound, a startup changing the way the music industry discovers, launches and promotes new acts. The piece, “Moneyball for Music,” explained how the company’s founder Alex White, a veteran of our 30 Under 30 list, was ushering in a movement similar to the sabermetric revolution in major league baseball. The hits just keep coming.
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane, the subject of the Michael Lewis book Moneyball, is in the middle of a heated playoff race with the Los Angeles Angles. While fans are living and dying on every pitch, Beane isn't even watching. Show More Summary
As the famous baseball book demonstrated, paying too much attention to the wrong details can lead to missed opportunities and wasted money.
There are a lot of myths about team building. For instance: People are not a company's most valuable asset. The right people are. This is one of the key things Jim Collins explains in Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don't, his exhaustive study of great teams and leaders. Show More Summary
Hang around sports stat nerds long enough, and you'll hear one of them spew out, "Injuries are the new Moneyball," or something near enough to carry the message. Point is, injuries are bad for business, and teams are increasingly throwing "sports science" at the problem. So how's it working so far? Read more...
If you liked Moneyball, you’ll love “Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local – and Helped Save an American Town” – it’s like Moneyball with furniture. With over $500 million a year in sales, the Bassett Furniture Company was once the world’s biggest wood furniture manufacturer. Run by the same powerful Virginia […]
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You know! Parks and Recreation? Moneyball? Zero Dark Thirty? Guardians of the Freakin' Galaxy?! Married to Anna Faris? No? Well, then you're in for a ride.
Billy Beane, general manager of baseball's Oakland A's and the founding father of Moneyball, appears to be changing his strategy of winning with bargain-basement talent.
Those Olsen Twins certainly like their men… …more mature. LOLz! Mary-Kate Olsen is set to tie the knot with 45-year-old Olivier Sarkozy and now Ashley Olsen has ignited a romance with 47-year-old Moneyball director Bennett Miller! Guess in the world of billionaire twinnies, age isn't anything but a number!!! No word on how long the odd [...]
Ashley Olsen and her director boyfriend Bennett Miller step out of her apartment and head into an awaiting SUV on Sunday afternoon (August 3) in New York City. The 28-year-old fashion designer and the 47-year-old Moneyball director have been dating since the start of the year. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ashley Olsen [...]
You can pinpoint the exact moment in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy that actor Chris Pratt, best known until now as an affable supporting player in films such as Delivery Man, Moneyball, and TV's Parks and Recreation, morphs into a genuine movie star. Show More Summary
A couple of years after the club were on the silver screen in the adaptation of the film Moneyball, the Oakland Athletics will be on your TV quite a bit (at least relative to how often they’ve been in the past) in the month of August. The A’s, who currently hold the best record in baseball […]