Moneyball is a book for baseball fan about how a savvy team of baseball executives bucked conventional wisdom and found success, Business readers will also enjoyed this Michael Lewis‘s book as an as exciting business book. First released i May 10th 2003, the ebook version is now available since August 15th 2011 thanks to W. W. Norton & Company.
Moneyball discover how Billy Beane make Oakland A become one of the best teams in baseball since Beane became general manager in 1997. It 320 pages details how Beane began focusing on particular assets of players that were being undervalued by other teams instead of trusting scouting intuition and traditional baseball thinking. In this way, they were able to build winning teams using players that were overlooked or discarded by wealthier or less skilled organizations.
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game is quite simply an excellent book.
The Oakland Athletics have a secret: a winning baseball team is made, not bought.In major league baseball the biggest wallet is supposed to win: rich teams spend four times as much on talent as poor teams. But over the past four years, the Oakland Athletics, a major league team with a minor league payroll, have had one of the best records. Last year their superstar, Jason Giambi, went to the superrich Yankees. It hasn’t made any difference to Oakland: their fabulous season included an American League record for consecutive victories. Billy Beane, general manager of the Athletics, is putting into practice on the field revolutionary principles garnered from geek statisticians and college professors. Michael Lewis’s brilliant, irreverent reporting takes us from the dugouts and locker rooms-where coaches and players struggle to unlearn most of what they know about pitching and hitting-to the boardrooms, where we meet owners who begin to look like fools at the poker table, spending enormous sums without a clue what they are doing. Combine money, science, entertainment, and egos, and you have a story that Michael Lewis is magnificently suited to tell.
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