Summary of the book Moneyball by Micheal Lewis

I learned how Billy Beane (the general manager of the Oakland A’s) consistently built a winning team when he had the smallest payroll in major league baseball.

Here are a few questions to think about today, inspired by the book:

Are we judging people on what they have done, instead of what they might do? Beane found that the best predictor of how team members will perform is how they have performed in the past.

Are we doing enough to manage around our weaknesses? Most people try and eliminate their weaknesses. The best performers know their weaknesses and manage around them.

Are we placing too much weight on our most recent performances? Remember, your most recent performance won’t make or break our long-term success. Keep an even keel in the face of successes and failures.

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