Moneyball  The Art of Winning an Unfair Game Book
Score: 4
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Moneyball The Art of Winning an Unfair Game


  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2004-03-17
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393066234

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Moneyball The Art of Winning an Unfair Game Excerpt :

"This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." —Forbes Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.

Moneyball  Movie Tie in Edition   Movie Tie in Editions  Book
Score: 4
From 78 Ratings

Moneyball Movie Tie in Edition Movie Tie in Editions


  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-08-22
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393338393

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Moneyball Movie Tie in Edition Movie Tie in Editions Excerpt :

Explains how Billy Beene, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, is using a new kind of thinking to build a successful and winning baseball team without spending enormous sums of money.

Moneyball Marketing Book

Moneyball Marketing


  • Author : Larry Popelka
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2012-06-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN 10 : 9781105797088

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Moneyball Marketing Excerpt :

Learn how Amazon.com, Apple Computer, Glaceau Vitamin Water, Proactiv Solution, Netflix and others used Moneyball Marketing tactics to out-market competitors with ad budgets several times their size. Like the "Moneyball" movie, Moneyball Marketing is all about redefining your metrics - to find higher-impact, under-valued approaches. Instead of measuring GRPs, reach and frequency, successful marketers today need to focus on conversion rates, retention rates and revenue per customer. Moneyball Marketing combines these new metrics with low-cost, iterative testing of alternative marketing tactics. It utilizes techniques from the best approaches in Online Marketing, Direct Response, and MMA/MMM models. Changes in consumer behavior have reduced the impact of many traditional marketing tools like TV, print and radio. To maximize marketing ROI, companies must dramatically reinvent their marketing programs.

Saving America Book

Saving America


  • Author : Mark Aesch
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-10-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351860901

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Saving America Excerpt :

National polling indicates that for the first time in American history, people believe their children will not be as well off as they are. The primary reason for this? The lack of performance by government. The public sector receives trillions of American taxpayer dollars every year and yet because of its seeming inability to run effectively, government is not delivering the level of service the people are paying for. In Saving America, Mark Aesch tells us where government -- at the local, state, and federal level -- is falling short and offers a coherent, non-partisan, Seven-Step plan for rebuilding our nation's public agencies. The book is not a political broadside or a theoretical academic tract; it's an accessible guidebook that helps local citizens, elected officials, and administrators make American government great again. The Seven Steps process will lead to measurable gains for organizations large and small, including school systems, municipal governments, entire states, and even the federal government itself.

Moneyball for Government Book

Moneyball for Government


  • Author : Jim Nussle
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-12
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 1633310035

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Moneyball for Government Excerpt :

Data and evidence don't lie - but for too long, our policy makers haven't paid them nearly enough attention. In 2014, an all-star team of leaders and thinkers from across the political spectrum came together to propose an exciting new vision for the country - one where policy makers base decisions not on politics or expedience, but on the hard evidence of what really works. The first edition of Moneyball for Government did more than just spark conversations; it spurred meaningful action. Now, Michael Gerson and Rajiv Shah join the second edition of the book, as they explain a variety of ways to apply this revolution of rigor to foreign assistance. For anyone who believes that government must do better for America's children and their families, Moneyball for Government is a home run. Contributing authors: Senator Kelly Ayotte, Senator Mark Warner, Glenn Hubbard, Gene Sperling, Melody Barnes, John Bridgeland, Kevin Madden, Howard Wolfson, Michael Gerson, Raj Shah

Snapshots of the Mind Book

Snapshots of the Mind


  • Author : Gary Klein
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2022-10-18
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 449
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262371520

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Snapshots of the Mind Excerpt :

How people make decisions, size up situations, spot anomalies, and anticipate problems in real-world settings. Gary Klein, author of the bestselling Sources of Power, is the cognitive psychologist who discovered how people actually make decisions, particularly under time pressure and uncertainty. In Snapshots of the Mind, he offers a set of short essays—“snapshots” of different aspects of cognitive functioning in real-world settings that will help us learn to recognize the cognitive processes that underlie and drive performance. In these essays Klein provides practical tools for escaping fixation on initial hunches and learning to detect the ways that people make decisions, size up situations, spot anomalies, and anticipate problems. Snapshots of the Mind grows out of the Naturalistic Decision Making movement, which studies how decision makers handle uncertainty and complexity in high-stakes situations. In the essays, Klein examines how people make tough choices and assessments in the real-world, discussing such topics as training, information technology, teamwork, expertise, and insights. Debunking the idea that artificial intelligence will soon take over human decision making, he argues instead for machines that make us smarter and expand our expertise. He describes his Recognition-Primed Decision (RPD) model, which has been incorporated into Army doctrine and was one of the inspirations for Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink. Snapshots of the Mind offers fresh takes on such topics as confirmation bias, anomaly detection, intuition, anticipatory thinking and perspective-taking. Readers come away attuned to the primary aspects of expert cognition: the mindsets, mental models, and perceptual sensitivity.

The Beauty of Short Hops Book
Score: 5
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The Beauty of Short Hops


  • Author : Sheldon Hirsch
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2014-01-10
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786485840

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The Beauty of Short Hops Excerpt :

Sabermetrics, the search for objective knowledge about baseball through statistical analysis, has taken over the national pastime. The authors argue that this approach began as a useful corrective but has come to harm baseball. The book demonstrates that the so-called moneyball approach, based on sabermetrics, offers only limited guidance for assembling a team, managing games, and evaluating player performance. Equally important, the obsession with statistics and vision of the game as wholly predictable obscure baseball’s spectacular improvisational quality. It is the game’s unquantifiable and relentless capacity to surprise—the source of wonder so central to its greatest stories and personalities—that informs any real appreciation of baseball.

Character Is Not a Statistic  the Legacy and Wisdom of Baseball s Godfather Scout Bill Lajoie Book

Character Is Not a Statistic the Legacy and Wisdom of Baseball s Godfather Scout Bill Lajoie


  • Author : Bill Lajoie
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2010-01-21
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 1462825486

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Character Is Not a Statistic the Legacy and Wisdom of Baseball s Godfather Scout Bill Lajoie Excerpt :

Bill Lajoie just had it. When it came to drafting ballplayers and building a World Series club, few in baseball history can match his extraordinary success. The lessons of Lajoies illustrious career and the brilliance of his philosophy are put to print in Character is Not a Statistic. After a playing career that fell achingly short of the major leagues, Lajoie returned to Detroit to become a teacher in the mid-1960s. But his unyielding passion for baseball and desire to atone for a broken dream pulled him back to the game as a scout. From there, hed go on to build World Series Championships from scratch by finding players who possessed the very character he lacked as a young athlete. Starting as an area scout for the Cincinnati Reds in 1965, Lajoie later moved up the ladder with the Detroit Tigers and was the architect and general manager of their 1984 World Series crowning. Lajoie would then be instrumental as an assistant GM for two more franchises who dominated their decades with championships and titles; the 1990s Atlanta Braves and the 2000s Boston Red Sox. Perhaps no one alive has scouted more baseball over the last 50 years or has better stories to tell about finding the greats. Though the modern era has seen the depersonalization of scouting via statistics and radar gun readings, Lajoie was immensely successful through five decades by emphasizing what a player had inside him. His belief in a players humanity and character persists to this day. This book is not only a biography, but a collection of great baseball stories and a manual for the next generation of fans and scouts alike. Lajoie tackles such controversial issues as the Moneyball movement, the importance of a strong manager, scouting for makeup, making trades, preventing pitching injuries, running a farm system, and ranking both the best general managers and scouting directors of the modern era.

The Undoing Project  A Friendship That Changed Our Minds Book
Score: 4
From 25 Ratings

The Undoing Project A Friendship That Changed Our Minds


  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2016-12-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393254600

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The Undoing Project A Friendship That Changed Our Minds Excerpt :

“Brilliant. . . . Lewis has given us a spectacular account of two great men who faced up to uncertainty and the limits of human reason.” —William Easterly, Wall Street Journal Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original papers that invented the field of behavioral economics. One of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, Kahneman and Tversky’s extraordinary friendship incited a revolution in Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis’s own work possible. In The Undoing Project, Lewis shows how their Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.

All the News That   s Fit to Click Book

All the News That s Fit to Click


  • Author : Caitlin Petre
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-09-21
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691177649

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All the News That s Fit to Click Excerpt :

Digital journalism: putting the case in context -- Part I. Experiencing metrics -- The traffic game -- Enchanted metrics -- Part II. Making sense of metrics -- The interpretive ambiguity of metrics -- Clean and dirty data -- Part III. The struggle to monopolize interpretive labor -- The autonomy paradox -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: methods -- Appendix B: A guide to the Chartbeat Publishing Dashboard.

The Baseball Film Book

The Baseball Film


  • Author : Aaron Baker
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-01-14
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813596907

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The Baseball Film Excerpt :

Baseball has long been viewed as the Great American Pastime, so it is no surprise that the sport has inspired many Hollywood films and television series. But how do these works depict the game, its players, fans, and place in American society? This study offers an extensive look at nearly one hundred years of baseball-themed movies, documentaries, and TV shows. Film and sports scholar Aaron Baker examines works like A League of their Own (1992) and Sugar (2008), which dramatize the underrepresented contributions of female and immigrant players, alongside classic baseball movies like The Natural that are full of nostalgia for a time when native-born white men could use the game to achieve the American dream. He further explores how biopics have both mythologized and demystified such legendary figures as Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jackie Robinson and Fernando Valenzuela. The Baseball Film charts the variety of ways that Hollywood presents the game as integral to American life, whether showing little league as a site of parent-child bonding or depicting fans’ lifelong love affairs with their home teams. Covering everything from Bull Durham (1988) to The Bad News Bears (1976), this book offers an essential look at one of the most cinematic of all sports.

The Cardinals Way Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Cardinals Way


  • Author : Howard Megdal
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2016-02-23
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466862395

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The Cardinals Way Excerpt :

The St. Louis Cardinals have experienced the kind of success that is rare in baseball. Regarded by many as the premier organization in Major League Baseball, they not only win, but do so with an apparently bottomless pool of talent, one that is mostly homegrown. Despite years of phenomenal achievements, including going to the World Series in 2004 and again in 2006, the Cardinals reinvented themselves using the "Cardinal Way," a term that has come to represent many things to fans, media, and other organizations, from an ironclad code of conduct to the team's cutting-edge use of statistic and analytics, and a farm system that has transformed baseball. Baseball journalist Howard Megdal takes fans behind the scenes and off the field, interviewing dozens of key players within the Cardinals organization, including owner Bill DeWitt and the general manager John Mozeliak. Megdal reveals how the players are assessed and groomed using an unrivaled player development system that has created a franchise that is the envy of the baseball world. In the spirit of Moneyball, The Cardinals Way tells an in-depth, fascinating story about a consistently good franchise, the business of sports in the twenty-first century and a team that has learned how to level the playing field, turning in season after successful season.

Campaigning for President in America  1788   2016 Book

Campaigning for President in America 1788 2016


  • Author : Scott John Hammond
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2016-04-25
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 954
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440850790

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Campaigning for President in America 1788 2016 Excerpt :

What does it take to get elected president of the United States—"leader of the free world"? This book gives readers insight into the major issues and events surrounding American presidential elections across more than two centuries, from the earliest years of the Republic through the campaigns of the 21st century. • Introduces readers to the how and why of every American presidential election in history through plain-English analyses written by national scholars of American politics • Presents a chronological account of presidential campaigns that showcases the key personalities, issues, and campaign themes as they emerged in American political history • Examines recent presidential elections of the 21st century in detail • Decodes confusing campaign jargon and political insider terminology, especially for the ever-changing campaigns of the 21st century

The Sabermetric Revolution Book

The Sabermetric Revolution


  • Author : Benjamin Baumer
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01-23
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812245721

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The Sabermetric Revolution Excerpt :

The authors look at the history of statistical analysis in baseball, how it can best be used today and how its it must evolve for the future.