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Measuring Value

On the eve of the NBA draft, let’s talk about value. Value is essentially what are you getting compared to what is it costing you. A bottle of water at a hotel may be $3.25 – we should all drink more water, but that’s not much value for that price. But if you’ve been walking …

The Weakest Link

This is not a plea to revive the game show The Weakest Link from 2001.  Rather, I recently read a book called The Numbers Game which discusses analytics in the world of soccer.  One of the chapters is how success in soccer is not tied as much to the strongest players on your team, but rather the …

Harden and Lebron’s Big Nights

Sunday night, James Harden had a monster game: 56 points, 13 assists. He was 19-25 from the field (7-8 on three’s, 11-12 from the foul line). There’s really no need for anyone to further prove how awesome a game this is but it does provide a good test case for effective field goal percentage. Quick …