MBA masterclass: when strategy is a matter of luck

Lavern Vogel

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At just one point in Moneyball, Michael Lewis’ ebook on the inconceivable winning run of the Oakland A’s in the early 2000s, Billy Beane, normal manager of the underfunded baseball outfit, can make a stunning declaration. His statistical examination does not perform in the participate in-offs, he suggests — that’s down to luck.

He employs extra colourful language, but the point is that Beane is aware that, for all his ingenuity in figuring out undervalued players, luck or randomness is an inescapable factor in baseball, as it is in all walks of existence.

However luck played a portion in the story in extra ways than just one. Moneyball is often portrayed as a

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