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 […]
It’s not often that other trade deadlines rival the NBA’s in terms of sheer mayhem, but MLB managed to do just that Thursday behind a flurry of moves. Let’s take a look at some of the winners and losers. Winners Mr. “Moneyball” Billy Beane went all-in this year, and if even that only means a […]
The Oakland Athletics general manager is like the electric car: undoubtedly innovative, and unlikely to ever dominate thanks to the system that’s already in place.
“Explanation is where the mind comes to rest.” - Michael Lewis, Moneyball
New predictive analytics are making Moneyball look obsolete. This article contains interviews with Ray Hensberger, chief technologist, Booz Allen Hamilton, Strategic Innovation Group and Jessica Gelman cofounder and co-chair of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Read Full Story
Applying Moneyball to your love life. You’re still going to get Jonah Hill instead of Brad Pitt. [TaxProf Blog] A Virginia lawyer ran an underground poker game. She was basically Teddy KGB, ESQ. [Daily Press (Hampton Roads)] Chris Kluwe’s lawsuit is coming on Wednesday. Show More Summary
Saturday: Death of Dan Markel (1972-2014) University of Wisconsin Diversity Plan Requires 'Proportional Participation' in Grades, Majors Applying Moneyball to Dating: Finding Undervalued Traits in a Future Spouse Blair-Stanek: Intellectual Property Law Solutions to Transfer Pricing Abuse The IRS Scandal, Day 436 Sunday: WSJ: Tax Dos and Don'ts for Hiring...
NPR: The Science Of Settling: Calculate Your Mate With Moneyball: [Ty Tashiro's] recent book, The Science of Happily Eve, explores what "advances in relationship science" can teach us about the partners we choose. Almost 9 in 10 Americans believe they have a soul mate, says Tashiro, but only 3 in...
With Major League Baseball at the halfway point, it’s amazing to see that the Oakland A’s still have the best record in baseball… with the 4th lowest payroll. And if you’re a big baseball fan, or even just a Read on! ?
Settle in for some deep dives: Its our longer form, weekend reading: • The Moneyball of Quality Investing (Research Affiliates) • Instagram is ready to take its shot (Fortune) • Inside Monsanto, America’s Third-Most-Hated Company (Businessweek) • A Dozen Things I have Learned from Jeff Bezos (25iq) • Zoo Animals and Their Discontents (NY Times)...Read More