Moneyball

Robert and I went to see Moneyball last night. Excellent flick—I can see why it’s 95% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

I was bowled over by how the story resonates with issues of leadership and church transformation.

Anyone? Anyone?

Please tell me someone has already written this post so I don’t have to.

 

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7 thoughts on “Moneyball

  1. Jan Edmiston says:

    I think you might have to write it because
    1) haven’t seen it anywhere else
    2) I’d rather read it from you anyway.

  2. juniper says:

    Im with Jan.

    In case you are still looking, here’s something. This isnt churchy exactly, but relates.

    http://www.fastcompany.com/1784541/what-moneyball-has-to-teach-boards-of-directors

    Agreed that this is a great movie, btw.

  3. I’ve been fascinated with the church application of this since I read the book in 2005. I’ve started this blog post three times but have never been able to nail down exactly what it is that connects for me. It’s something to the tune of faith and measurability, intuition and data. You’re inspiring me to do the work to flesh this out.

    • MaryAnn says:

      Yay, do it!
      Have you seen the movie? I was also thinking about the scene with the scouts in which Billy asks people what problem they’re solving. They go around for a while and he says, “NO! You’re trying to solve the wrong problem.”

      That is huge in church circles. We spend so much time trying to solve the wrong problem.

      Also, at least in the movie, the team didn’t start playing to their potential until they understood what Beane was trying to do. The importance of communication.

      Take it. Run with it.

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