Moneyball: turning the odds on the casino with analytics

How will the rapidly evolving movement of analytics go mainstream from its being a niche solution? My prediction is through sports fans. And one boost for the acceptance of analytics in business and government may be triggered from the movie Moneyball starring Brad Pitt. The movie is based on the […]

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Baseball + Analytics = Improved Performance

A culture of metrics. How does an organization create a culture of metrics? One example is the community of baseball, including its managers, team owners, scouts, players and fans. With better information and analysis of that information, baseball teams perform better – they win! Legendary baseball manager Connie Mack’s 3,776 […]

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Overcoming Tradition with Analytics – Baseball’s Mindshift

Tradition is always a challenge to overcome. It reminds me of the definition of stupidity as “repeating the same mistakes and with more gusto”. A good example of overcoming tradition is with Major League Baseball’s recent voting of its American League (A.L.) Cy Young Award to the year’s best pitcher. […]

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Can the Tiger Woods Effect Improve Performance Management?

The field of sports routinely experiences a dynasty of continuous and consistent championships. Examples have been the New York Yankees in baseball, the Detroit Red Wings in hockey, and Coach John Wooden’s UCLA college basketball team. An individual dominant sport champion is Roger Federer in tennis, but arguably no sport […]

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