How "Moneyball" general manager Billy Beane overcame a small payroll budget

10/3/2011 | BNET

Executives looking to overhaul their organizations could take a page from Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics and the subject of the film "Moneyball," John Baldoni writes. Beane's team doesn't have a lot of money to throw around, so he turns to statistical methods to evaluate players to best build his team. After pushing through some setbacks, the team goes on a winning streak, which demonstrates the value of the approach. "Plans look good on paper; the proof they work lies in execution and intended results," Baldoni writes.

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