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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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Book Report: Superforecasting

“In so many other high-stakes endeavors, forecasters are groping in the dark. They have no idea how good their forecasts could become. At best, they have vague hunches. More often than not, forecasts are made and then . . .

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Posted in Books, Everything, Leadership, Math and Science

…about Disrupted

Hey – so the other day I read Dan Lyons‘¬†Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble. I’d heard about it because of the whole kerfuffle, and then a colleague read it and brought it to the office, so I give

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Book Report: Elements of Wit

“There you are, in a big sales meeting. The client makes a weak joke in your direction and the boss looks your way. Say something. Say anything. Well, not just anything¬†– you need something clever but innocuous, smart enough to

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Book Report: The Secret Footballer’s Guide to the Modern Game

“What stands out about Ronaldo, when you play against him, is that he is an athlete: he looks like a middleweight boxer when he takes his shirt off, and yet he moves like Nijinsky, the Russian ballet dancer. When he

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Posted in Books, Everything, Soccer, Sports

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