The plot of Moneyball is fairly well known among analytics folks. It’s a relatable example of how to¬† compete on analytics. Many statisticians love baseball. It’s a natural extension. And it’s been written to death about in the pop-analytics literature. It’s good stuff. It’s a nice case study. John Lovett predicts that Moneyball will put analytics on the map. It’s likely. It’s just so damn relatable. Ideas have a long journey from conception to popularization. Nash had been known to game theorists and a sub-set of political scientists who don’t understand people, since the beginning. Most didn’t learn of it until ‘A Beautiful Mind’ came out. Moneyball is that movie. To extend the lesson from Moneyball – 1. Everybody has[…]