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What Women Fear: Walking in Faith that Transforms
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Can't wait to start reading this. Angie's first book I Will Carry You was amazing.
What Women Fear by Angie Smith - Reading it now! (09/11)
Currently reading this... and wow, life-changing.
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Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation - HILARIOUS. For all the grammar Nazis!
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Moneyball I was told to read the book before seeing the movie.
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Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. Following the low-budget Oakland Athletics, their larger-than-life general manger, Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts, Michael Lewis has written not only "the single most influential baseball book ever"
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis. Amazon's list of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime.
Not just for the baseball fan. Entertaining example of how analytics can be a competitive advantage in any endeavor.
Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. Following the low-budget Oakland Athletics, their larger-than-life general manger, Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts, Michael Lewis has written not only "the single most influential baseball book ever" (Rob Neyer, Slate) but also what "may be the best book ever written on business" (Weekly Standard).
More of a business book then a sports book. And yes, when it comes out on DVD, I will watch it.
One of my favorite books of all time. Really makes you think about numbers differently.
Lewis (Liar's Poker; The New New Thing) examines how in 2002 the Oakland Athletics achieved a spectacular winning record while having the smallest player payroll of any major league baseball team. Given the heavily publicized salaries of players for teams like the Boston Red Sox or New York Yankees, baseball insiders and fans assume that the biggest talents deserve and get the biggest salaries. However, argues Lewis, little-known numbers and statistics matter more. Lewis discusses Bill James and his annual stats newsletter, Baseball Abstract, along with other mathematical analysis of the game. Surprisingly, though, most managers have not paid attention to this research, except for Billy Beane, general manager of the A's and a former player; according to Lewis, "[B]y the beginning of the 2002 season, the Oakland A's, by winning so much with so little, had become something of an embarrassment to Bud Selig and, by extension, Major League Baseball." The team's success is actually a shrewd combination of luck, careful player choices and Beane's first-rate negotiating skills. Beane knows which players are likely to be traded by other teams, and he manages to involve himself even when the trade is unconnected to the A's. " `Trawling' is what he called this activity," writes Lewis. "His constant chatter was a way of keeping tabs on the body of information critical to his trading success." Lewis chronicles Beane's life, focusing on his uncanny ability to find and sign the right players. His descriptive writing allows Beane and the others in the lively cast of baseball characters to come alive. -Publishers Weekly
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game eBook by Michael Lewis - Kobo
Cover via Amazon Many a baseball fan has read or seen the movie based on the book Moneyball, Michael Lewis' bestseller about using analytics to assemble a great baseball team. Now Nationals manager Davey Johnson is relying on data to help ensure star pitcher Stephen Strasburg has an enduring career. Strasburg had [...]
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