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

Emily Cornelius | Posted 09.17.2014 | 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 09.08.2014 | 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 09.03.2014 | 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.

The Moneyball Campaign

Scott Porch | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Scott Porch

Some media organizations should consider giving up their spot on the campaign bus and trying to stand out from the crowd by devoting those resources to reporting on things that are at least as likely to have a significant impact on the election.

It's Time to Play Moneyball: The Investment Readiness Level

Steve Blank | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

Investors sitting through Incubator or Accelerator demo days have three metrics to judge fledgling startups - 1) great looking product demos, 2) compe...

A Baseball Lesson in Building Culture and Managing Talent

Dov Seidman | Posted 12.23.2013 | Sports
Dov Seidman

In our era of "Moneyball," quant jocks, and $100 million-plus payrolls, the story of how one baseball team found a more enduring competitive advantage offers a valuable playbook for Little League coaches, corporate chief executive officers, and leaders of all organizations.

Changing the Game: Closing the Data Gap Will Help Narrow the Skills Gap

Mary Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mary Wright

As the World Series approaches, it turns out that we have much to learn from the business of baseball. The early efforts of employers, higher education institutions and workforce development organizations to solve the skills crisis by joining forces are encouraging. But something important has been missing from most discussions: data.

Curb Summer Learning Loss with MoneyBall

Tim Chartier | Posted 10.19.2013 | Science
Tim Chartier

Most students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills over the summer months. What to do? Try money -- moneyball, that is.

Digital Marketing: Time to Play Ball

James Root | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
James Root

All businesses need to continually invest in all facets of digital marketing in order to compete, so it is vital that research is carried out to determine what will make up that foolproof online business strategy; the only problem here is that there is no such thing.

Washington Should Play Ball

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Peter A. Georgescu

Before we kill a program that passes every logical test, let's make sure that the program is executing the intended mission and that the measurements are properly designed to reflect the appropriate outcomes.

Aaron Sorkin and the Ghost of Steve Jobs

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 09.28.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

I guess I didn't realize it at first, but somehow Aaron Sorkin has managed to be the narrative historian of virtually every major moment in my adult life. And not just because of the topics he's picked, It's his tone, his style.

Writers on Writers: Jennifer Kahn Asks Michael Lewis, 'What the Hell?'

San Francisco magazine | Posted 08.05.2013 | San Francisco
San Francisco magazine

hat amazes me about Michael Lewis -- what has mystified and obsessed me since I first met him in a class he was teaching at UC Berkeley a decade ago -- is his confidence.

Utilizing Social Media to Land Your Dream Job

GalTime | Posted 07.22.2013 | Women
GalTime

Think of social media as your job search ninja sidekick. It doesn't do ALL the work, but if you give direction to and take advantage of its presence, it may just sneak in and make your job a whole lot easier.

The Biggest Baseball Movies Ever

Posted 04.10.2013 | Entertainment

Buy some peanuts and Cracker Jack: Baseball season is off and running, and with it comes a major new baseball movie. "42," out Friday, focuses on the ...