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Jeff Ma

Bringing Down the Bookie: Week 1 Football Picks

Jeff Ma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jeff Ma

Each week we are both going to pick five games against the spread. We'll publish the picks each Friday on HuffPost. Here are the picks for Week One.

Lies, Damned Lies and Unemployment

Jeff Ma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Ma

In my new book, ...

Is Investing in the Market Gambling: Answering the Age Old Question

Jeff Ma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Ma

Investing in the market is gambling and we all need to be comfortable with that. But in order to reduce the gamble we need to reduce the uncertainty of the outcome.

A Christmas Carol - Silicon Valley Style

Jeff Ma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Ma

Loss aversion does present an interesting lens to view the decisions of established companies -- do their decisions seem more like standing on standing on soft 18 or splitting 10s?

Business Lessons from a Card Counter

Jeff Ma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Ma

The byproduct of the data revolution in business, as it was for us in blackjack, is the ability to take emotion out of the decision making process.

If I Were a Betting Man

Jeff Ma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jeff Ma

I'll admit that the Saints have looked pedestrian, needing five turnovers by the Vikings to escape with a three-point overtime win. But I stand by my words -- the Colts will not win the Super Bowl.

Innovating in the World of Sports Media

Jeff Ma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jeff Ma

After reading Moneyball, I saw parallels between what the A's were doing in baseball and what we had done in the casinos -- this was my big chance to work in sports.

The Failings of Mack Brown

Jeff Ma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jeff Ma

Much of the focus on the BCS championship will be on Colt McCoy's injury, and Mack Brown's insane decision at the end of the first half. Don't let those overshadow Mack's other incredible failings.