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How Can The Miami Marlins Equate Playing Faster With Success? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The Miami Marlins continue to demonstrate that they struggle with really understanding what matters to their fans. Sure, they’ve won some World Series titles in the last 20 years, but …Continue reading →

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Major League Baseball and Management by Meaningful Metrics TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Manufacturing and traditional business settings have understood the importance of objective, meaningful metrics for many, many years. Metrics aren’t necessarily used as quotas or objectives (as Dr. Deming fights against …Continue reading →

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Additional Notes on Efficiency TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | On Monday we looked at efficiency with field goal shooting percentages for Indiana’s Victor Oladipo and the Miami Heat’s LeBron James as well as points-per-possession efficiency on offense and defense …Continue reading →

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Toyota Way Principle #10 and the Importance of People TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is a continuation of the examination of the 14 principles of The Toyota Way.) It’s one thing to have a company philosophy and mission statement, as well as a …Continue reading →

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What Moneyball Teaches Us About Sharing of Best Practices TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | As previously discussed in another blog post, Moneyball¬†is the story of how the Oakland Athletics challenged conventional baseball wisdom by eschewing heavy reliance on scouting reports in favor of statistical …Continue reading →

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What Moneyball Can Teach Us About Lean TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The book Moneyball¬†by Michael Lewis was a paradigm-shifting revelation to the way baseball front offices evaluated and valued players – greater focus on specific statistics (on-base percentage) and valuing the …Continue reading →

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