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So Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs. But will the movie be any good?

You may have heard that Aaron Sorkin, the purveyor of verbal acrobatics and thinly-drawn female characters behind “West Wing” and “Social Network,” has written another biopic of a famous entrepreneur: Steve Jobs. 742 more words

Tech

The Traditional Scout in a Digital Age: Michael Calvin’s "The Nowhere Men"

“‘Don’t look at the game, look at the man,’ Johnson instructed. ‘You are following play just like the coaches who come out with me. Scouts study their man.’[…] 

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This means WAR

It’s worth noting that Billy Beane (Moneyball) has never won a World Series title. But his use of random performance measurements continues to dazzle journalists. 104 more words

Culture

The Moneyball Myth

The Moneyball concept is one of the more misunderstood phenomena in recent sports history. Perhaps it’s because a majority of people who use the term rely on the storyline of the Brad Pitt movie (which doesn’t go close to doing the book justice) or perhaps it’s because it is a ‘moment in time’ book that has just ticked over a decade old. 40 more words

Tuesday Summary ♥

♥ Picture of the Day ♥ – This selfie makes me laugh, with my friends from my course on one of our first get togethers in final year. 144 more words

Personal Posts

An Interview with director Bennett Miller at the BFI

Last night the BFI Southbank hosted Bennett Miller for a candid interview spanning his movie career as part of the London Film Festival 2014. Miller gave a thoughtful and reflective insight into how he approached each of his films from his early life and the making of his debut… 792 more words

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I love it when I meet someone who loves what they do

Bennett Miller’s Moneyball is easily one of my favorite sports stories of all time.

…but I thought this post was about soaking up the good energy of people who love their work? 427 more words

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