It Takes Courage to Compete on Analytics

February 1, 2012

Billy Beane’s “Moneyball” approach to developing and staffing a professional baseball team has come under intense scrutiny as long time major league scouts and analysts take delight in sub-par performances of the Oakland Athletics.  Beane however seems undaunted in using statistical analysis to undercover market place inefficiencies.  Indeed, it takes courage to solve problems in a whole new—perhaps heretical—manner.