Mind Tools L&D Podcast
Episode 263 — The Mind Tools Book Club: Moneyball
Published in 2003, Michael Lewis' Moneyball charts efforts by the Oakland Athletics baseball team to use analytics and statistical methods to assemble a competitive team on a comparatively small budget.
This week Ross Garner, Owen, Ross Dickie and Nahdia share their thoughts on the book and it's relevance to L&D and HR professionals. We discuss how General Manager Billy Beane transformed his team's approach to scouting talent, the impact of statistics and subjective judgement on decision making and the challenges inherent with implementing a statistical approach to L&D.
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For over five years, The Mind Tools L&D Podcast (formerly The Good Practice Podcast), has been a must-listen for anyone working in HR or L&D. It’s an open, supportive, and accessible spaces to debate the world of work, with its mix of expert insights and good humor.
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