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Remember the movie "Moneyball"? The Oakland A's are struggling, financially and on the baseball field. Then they introduce an innovative system for figuring out which players will improve team performance. Moving away from observations by scouts, the A's begin to use advanced statistics to value players. Show More Summary

Why Amazon Just Spent a Fortune to Turn 'Lord of the Rings' Into TV

There is no “Moneyball” for media. In entertainment, overkill is underrated.

Michael Lewis Reveals His New "Big Short"

When the award-winning author of “The Big Short,” “The Blind Side” and “Moneyball,” stopped by Yahoo Finance yesterday to discuss his latest book, “The Undoing Project,” he was predictably asked for his next "Big Short" idea. And, after...Show More Summary

The Dodgers' brain trust has its own version of 'Moneyball'

There is no shortage of ways to explain the Dodgers’ success this season, but Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon came up with a new one Wednesday. “Their yin and their yang,” Maddon said. That was Maddon’s way of saluting the Dodgers’ depth and preparation, and he used an adjective that might have...

Molly’s Game Trailer 2: Aaron Sorkin’s Directorial Debut Looks Massively Entertaining

One of the most recognizable names in modern film today for cinephiles is Aaron Sorkin. Known best for his written work, he’s responsible for amazing films like The Social Network, A Few Good Men, and Moneyball, as well as his TV shows The West Wing and The Newsroom. Given Sorkin’s breadth of work as a […]

The Downside of Baseball's Data Revolution---Long Games, Less Action

After years of “Moneyball”-style quantitative analysis, major-league teams are setting records for inactivity, prompting talk of rule changes. The dilemma holds lessons for the many businesses that have embraced Big Data as a guide to strategy.

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

2 months agoNews : 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

2 months agoNews : 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

2 months agoNews : 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

3 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

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

3 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

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 […]

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