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Michael Lewis: 'Moneyball' Prequel Arrives December 2016

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 04.22.2016 | Arts
Alison van Diggelen

By Alison van Diggelen, host of Fresh Dialogues This week, I had the pleasure of meeting the talented and influential author, Michael Lewis. You prob...

Analytics for the Win?

Tim Chartier | Posted 12.28.2015 | Science
Tim Chartier

Why use data-driven decision-making in professional sports? To win and win more! Seriously though, if we pour over the numbers, click our data heels and just believe, can our team really win more? Will the use of data lead to a "Moneyball" effect? Does it pay to believe in analytics?

A Game Changer for Education - And American Students

Michele Jolin | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Michele Jolin

Could a significant investment in evidence-based education funding signal the beginning of the end of partisan gridlock in Washington? There is certai...

If it Were Easy, Everybody Would Do it: The Challenge of Creating Jobs (and Counting Them)

Mark Newberg | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Mark Newberg

Early this baseball season, when the days were growing longer and hope sprang eternal (for Red Sox fans, at least), I had an idea: that jobs matter tr...

How Baseball Can Transform Cities

Daniel Arrigg Koh | Posted 10.27.2015 | Impact
Daniel Arrigg Koh

Providing basic city services is a responsibility of municipal governments that stands the test of time. But -- just because a service has been provided for a long time in one way, doesn't mean it's the only way.

What if the Key to Job Creation is Baseball?

Mark Newberg | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
Mark Newberg

With another baseball season underway, I've been reflecting on the revolution within the game. Since Michael Lewis' Moneyball hit the shelves, baseball analytics departments have become the "thing" in front offices all around the game.

The Power of Sport: Analytics Conference Attracts 8th Graders

Kai Sato | Posted 05.11.2015 | Sports
Kai Sato

As an 8th grader, not only had Jonah chosen to attend one of the world's premier sports conferences, but he told me that he is already "working on an independent study in baseball analytics."

Continuous Learning Is Key to Achieving Better Outcomes

Kirsten Lodal | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Kirsten Lodal

Co-authored with Dan Cardinali To address complex social challenges, we need to figure out what works. Collecting evidence, however, is only part of ...

Movie Review: Foxcatcher - You'll want to wrestle with this movie

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.13.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When I saw Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher at the Toronto Film Festival in September, I wrote that "Miller, in my estimation, has jumped into the class of...

MLB Pitcher Has Ultimate Response To Former Player's GM Comments

The Huffington Post | Kyle Franco | Posted 11.06.2014 | Sports

If you ask former Major League Baseball player and two-time World Series champion Ryan Theriot, playing experience is what makes for a great general m...

Workplace Moneyball -- Your Best Players Aren't Who You Think They Should Be

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Julian L. Alssid

What I am saying is it is time to bring the same level of focused attention to these adults as we do to our traditional coming-of-age students.

3 Examples of Why the MLB Draft Is Desperate for More Analytical Insight

Emily Cornelius | Posted 11.17.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

Coaches, scouts, GMs and fantasy baseball players are quickly changing their strategies to incorporate more player and team stats. Everyone is talking about it, everyone is embracing it, and everyone has seen the movie, Moneyball.

What Baseball Teaches Us About Big Data

Mike Cassidy | Posted 11.08.2014 | Sports
Mike Cassidy

The idea that stats can outsmart baseball brains is the source of a heated and ongoing debate. It is wise, but not necessarily universally accepted by fans and pundits. How can a machine outperform years of coaching ball?

You Know What They Say About a No-Hitter... It Takes a Village?

Emily Cornelius | Posted 11.02.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

The irony was not lost on this past Labor Day Monday when the Phillies bullpen staff worked together to earn a no-hitter.

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder Warns Of Risks In 'Moneyballing' Criminal Justice

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday cautioned against using data to determine the length of sentences for criminals, saying such a practice could "...

Billy Beane and the New Moneyball

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.10.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

More than a decade after Moneyball was written, on base percentage, and the ability to draw walks are no longer undervalued by the market. Accordingly, identifying the new market inefficiency is an ongoing challenge for all teams. Billy Beane, the name most associated with Moneyball, may have just found one.

To Improve Is to Change; To Be Perfect Is to Change Often

Nick Emery | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Nick Emery

Stream epitomises the famous Churchill quote, "To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often". Stream in Cannes brought home, as if we...

The Big Data Craze Is Just as Qualitative as It Is Quantitative

Sean Donahue | Posted 07.01.2014 | Media
Sean Donahue

For brands, political campaigns and advocacy organizations that aim to have data-driven conversations with audiences, it will be more important than ever to apply qualitative logic and human reasoning to online analytical models.

COMING UP: Michael Lewis Talks 'Flash Boys,' Gives Insider Look At Wall Street

Posted 04.02.2014 | Business

Author and journalist Michael Lewis is one of the premier chroniclers of our age. His new book "Flash Boys" takes us into Wall Street's exclusive conf...

On Being Our Brother's Keeper

John Bridgeland | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
John Bridgeland

When integrated into other initiatives, mentoring can strengthen efforts to reduce poverty, truancy, drug abuse and violence while promoting healthy decision-making, positive behaviors and strong futures.

Wild Stat of the Week: Balancing the Dodgers' Checkbook

Andrew Wild | Posted 04.21.2014 | Sports
Andrew Wild

Whatever the Dodgers do, it's clear that they've put a lot of pressure on themselves to win now, and in the season to come, that's how they will be judged.

Philip Seymour Hoffman: An Appreciation

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.05.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I first noticed Philip Seymour Hoffman's work in a serious way at Sundance in 1998, when he showed up in significant roles in two different films: Next Stop Wonderland and Montana.

Popcorn Preview: The Wolf of Wall Street

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.01.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) Cast includes: Leonardo DiCaprio (The Great Gatsby), Jonah Hill (Moneyball), Margot Robbie (About Time), Matthew McCona...

Moneyball and the Investment Readiness Level - Video

Steve Blank | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

Eric Ries was kind enough to invite me to speak at his Lean Startup Conference. In the talk I reviewed the basic components of the Lean Startup and d...

'Be Like Mike' on the Court -- and Bill James in the Classroom

Tim Chartier | Posted 01.31.2014 | Science
Tim Chartier

A generation ago, young players across the country were shooting layups with their tongues waggling in the air to simply "Be like Mike." In the mathematical classroom, similar role-playing can enhance learning. Rather than being like Mike, let's see how to be like Bill -- James, that is.