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    Examine why sabermetric-based player evaluation is such a shock to other executives in baseball.

    • Assignment 3: MoneyballMoneyball, a book by Michael Lewis (2003), highlights how creativity, framing, and robust technical analysis all played a part in the development of a new approach to talent management in baseball. It also exhibited great examples of the biases and psychological pitfalls that plague decision makers.Review the article “Who’s on First?” by Thaler & Sunstein (2003) from this module’s assigned readings. This article reviews the book Moneyball by Michael Lewis.Write a critique of the article including the following points:
      • Examine why sabermetric-based player evaluation is such a shock to other executives in baseball.
      • Evaluate why Beane is much more effective in his success by constructing a matrix of pitfalls and heuristics that highlight the differences between Beane’s team and other executives.
      • Moneyball highlights how people tend to overestimate the likelihood of success and end up facing financial loss—in this case, it meant forfeiting millions of dollars. Analyze a professional or personal decision (yours or otherwise) that highlights this predilection in spite of substantial losses.
      • Explain how you would apply Moneyball’s management lessons in your own endeavors.
      Write a 3–5-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M1_A3.doc.By Wednesday, January 21, 2015, deliver your assignment to the M1 Assignment 3 Dropbox.Lewis, M. (2003). Moneyball. New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company.Hayashi, A. M. (2001). When to TRUST Your GUT. Harvard Business Review, 79(2), 59–65. 
      http://www.thecampuscommon.com/library/ezproxy/ticketdemocs.asp?sch=auo&turl=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=4039074&site=ehost-liveAssignment 3 Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsExplained why sabermetric-based player evaluation is a shock to other executives in baseball.12Analyzed Beane’s effectiveness in a matrix of pitfalls and heuristics.24Analyzed a professional or personal decision that highlights the tendency to overestimate the likelihood of success.24Applied Moneyball management lessons in personal endeavors.20Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.20Total:100
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    • Thaler, R. H., & Sunstein, C. R. (2003). Who’s on first? New Republic, 229(9), 27–30.http://ehis.ebscohost.com.libproxy.edmc.edu/eds/detail?sid=382ae552-96f2-446c-8371-3877f6f0ad63%40sessionmgr111&vid=1&hid=116&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWRzLWxpdmU%3d#db=pwh&AN=10644212

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