Yale graduate Peter Brand uses statistical analysis to evaluate potential players for the Oakland Athletics. Because of his revolutionary way of thinking about baseball players, Brand sees the potential in players others have discounted.
What is the value of having people with diverse backgrounds working at the same problem?
Where is your school in terms of effective sense making?
The Oakland As had serious budgetary constraints, but they did not let these constraints prevent them from succeeding. How does your school respond to budgetary constraints–as a barrier or a challenge?
How often do you think outside of the box or encourage the students at your school to think outside of the box?
Peter Brand saw the value of the pitcher Chad Bradford even though his pitching was unconventional. Are there students in your school whose talents are not being recognized? How can we ensure that students who think or do things differently are not disregarded?
Moneyball, dir. Bennett Miller