Billy Beane is the baseball general manager portrayed in the bestselling book and feature film, “Moneyball.”

Beane’s story – of implementing a statistical methodology that led the Oakland A’s, one of the worst teams in baseball with one of the lowest payrolls, to six American League West division titles – inspired the world with the possibilities of big data analytics.

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Learn about how Beane pulled off an innovation overhaul in the extremely traditional industry of professional baseball, and share with us your tricks for getting emotional distance from data using the hashtag #NimbleHippo on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About The Author

Phil Froklage
Digital Journalist/Multimedia Producer

Phil Froklage is a writer, filmmaker and journalist in Waterloo Region obsessed with the future. Passionate about science and technology — and how it shapes our world — Phil likes nothing more than being surprised by the amazing things human beings can do.