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The book Moneyball
was a huge hit, even more so once the Brad Pitt-starring film hit the big screen. But for those who never made it past the intro, or those who simply want a refresher course, here are the Cliff's Notes: 4 easy tips to make your managerial style more effective like Billy Beane's.
How To Manage Like Billy Beane:
1. Ignore Conventional Wisdom
Billy Beane was a first-round draft pic by the Mets, based largely off his traditional good looks and the build that bespoke a classically skilled baseball player. When Beane failed to live up to expectations, not only his team was disappointed, but he felt cheated himself. All his life he had been told he was going to be a star but like so many players, he ended up being a waste of money. Instead of living in denial or trying to blame others for his failure, Beane took a good hard look at why he had been drafted and why he failed to succeed. He realized that the conventional wisdom of scouting and recruiting was highly flawed. Too many baseball professionals relied on traditional standards that had no real empirical or statistical basis. Beane partnered with stats junkie Peter Brand to determine the real, measurable factors that could predict which players would be successful and which would not.