Saturday, June 23, 2012

David and Goliath in Moneyball


Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

For anyone who knows me well, they know that I quite enjoy a biblical reference or two - especially when the reference is spun in a familiar, yet unique way. Though I finished reading Moneyball a few weeks ago (which is an excellent book, by the way, for the exact same reason - turning the conventional thinking on its head), there are a couple of quotes that keep coming back to me for this reason.

"The pleasure of rooting for Goliath is that you can expect to win. The pleasure of rooting for David is that, while you don’t know what to expect, you stand at least a chance of being inspired."

"They'd come to watch the latest plot twist in one of the great David and Goliath stories in professional sports: Goliath, dissatisfied with his size advantage, has bought David's sling."

Ha.

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