When Travis Sawchik’s Big Data Baseball: Math, Miracles, and the End of a 20-Year Losing Streak published last year, it was legitimately advertised as a sequel of sorts to Michael Lewis’ classic 2003 book Moneyball. Unlike J.J. Abrams, however, Sawchik was able to find an original angle in which to anchor his story, which gives his book a very different emphasis than its predecessor.
Sawchik’s area of emphasis was not just original, but is also broadly
relevant to understanding how organizations work. In that respect, Big Data
Baseball speaks directly to anyone hoping to effect change, whether in the
private or public sector. For that reason, it is one of the most important
books anyone can read in 2016 America………….
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