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Book Report: The Only Rule Is It Has To Work

“This was the ugly part of the stats-vs.-tradition debate in baseball: Rather than a conversation about the best way to make baseball decisions, it had become an argument, in which it increasingly felt as if the purpose was to score

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Living life backward: the power of visualization

“It is said that extraordinary people live their lives backward. They create a future, and then they live into it.” – Gary Mack, in Mind Gym Mind Gym is full of examples of the power of visualization, from the relatively

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Big Data! Metrics! Analytics!…a cautionary tale from the world of baseball

“In the information age, things that are precisely measured are rewarded disproportionally relative to impact.” – Theo Epstein, President of the Chicago Cubs I work in telecommunications, and one of the major developments of recent years is “big data” (if

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