Moneyball + Betting on Zero

Moneyball + Betting on Zero
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Double Feature | Year 12 (2008)

Narratives vs numbers. Eric uses his tease voice. When you money some ball and win a sport. People who think they’re changing the world versus people who actually have an impact, for better or worse. Segway segue. The Sorkin trope of people working at their peak. Fictionalized reality. The importance of winning the final game. Scrappy revolutions. Betting on Zero and learning about multi-level marketing. The heroic wealthy white hedge fund man. Michael’s summary of Clint Eastwood films. The tragic victim at the top of the victim pyramid. Actual human suffering isn’t funny. Temporarily embarrassed millionaires. Anecdotes are the best friend of survivorship bias. Correctness is irrelevant to successful persuasion.

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Moneyball

Moneyball


Released: September 23, 2011
Runtime: min | IMDB | Wikipedia

Director: Bennett Miller
Writer: Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian
Starring: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.

Betting on Zero

Betting on Zero


Released: March 17, 2017
Runtime: min | IMDB | Wikipedia

Director: Ted Braun
Writer: Ted Braun
Starring: Bill Ackman, Michael O. Johnson, Carl Icahn

Writer/director Ted Braun follows controversial hedge fund titan Bill Ackman as he puts a billion dollars on the line in his crusade to expose Herbalife as the largest pyramid scheme in history.

 
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