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Moneyball by Michael   Lewis
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it was amazing

Baseball—of all things—was an example of how an unscientific culture responds or fails to respond to the scientific method.

I watched and liked the movie Moneyball when it came out. The book was on my to-read list for a long time. Unsurprisingly, I also liked the book (and appreciate the movie as a good adaptation).

While it might seem that this book by Michael Lewis is about baseball, it's not. If it were about baseball, I might not have liked it. My experience with baseball is non-existent. I've never watched a game, and I only have a surface-level understanding of the rules.

Moneyball is actually about analytics, data-driven culture and the scientific method. Those are applied in the field of baseball, to be sure. But the core of the story is about data and people applying data, and secondary about the field in which data is used.
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October 15, 2020 – Shelved
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