Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

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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.

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Marc B

Oct 20, 2011

Fascinating

How much does anyone outside of baseball know about the business of the game? Besides being a great story about an obscure writer, an ex-ballplayer/current GM, and a new way of evaluating players, this book is a fascinating look at how MLB teams are run. Loved it.

Kath12y

Jun 11, 2010

Inside Baseball!

This is Great reading - hard to put it down. BUT you must have a baseball interest to stay connected. Lewis is a fine writer.

BlueHorseshoe

Jul 26, 2007

Moneyball: A Home Run

Mr. Lewis's excellent book offers an illuminating, "inside-baseball", look at America's pastime for fans, and applicable lessons for executives and managers in business. Moneyball is a David & Goliath story: examining how the Oakland A's revolutionary management strategies made optimal use of a small budget to produce one of the winningest teams in the game, challenging even the highest-budget franchises for supremacy. The underlying lesson of the book is that blind reliance on "conventional wisdom" is usually a fool's errand.
Moneyball is entertaining and insightful; it's a worth-while read.

volt

Apr 3, 2007

as good as the hype

Great, insightful book. Lives up to the praise

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