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Posted March 24, 2013
A book with rare insight, yet entertaining at the same time. Th
A book with rare insight, yet entertaining at the same time. The book was recommended to me by a friend who does not follow baseball and now I see why.
It's about much more than baseball. The author's front row view of Lehman's collapse might be the best, most understandable account of the financial crisis I've read.
Mixed in with the Wall Street scenes and the baseball betting (connected more easily than you might think) are some great family stories about baseball.
It's a really great effort from someone I would bet we'll hear more of in the future.
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Posted April 22, 2013
Further proof that sports betting should be used to teach statis
Further proof that sports betting should be used to teach statistics...
Great insight and analysis as to how an edge can be found just about anywhere. The authors critique of the Lehman Brothers demise was spot on and great to read an insiders account of events. His ability to weave together his personal story with insights into the gambling world made this a quick and easy read and I've already started using some of his modeling techniques for my own purposes. I'm not sure what the other reviewer was expecting, maybe a how-to-model, but what savvy investor/gambler would ever spell that out? Do some research/leg work / homework, don't expect to pick up a book and be handed a golden goose without doing any work. Its a great book for business and any sports lover, especially if you're a baseball stat-head.
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