Thursday, June 16, 2011
Coming soon to a theatre near you ...
"Moneyball" the movie. The moneyball concept gets a lot of play in the realm of academic hiring and performance analysis. Of course, that get's no play in this movie - but if Brad Pitt plays moneyball general manager Billy Beane, then who is Billy Beane in law and what actor plays him in Moneylaw the movie?
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It may get a lot of play, but I don't think the academe does anything resembling finding high-talent, low cost players. Instead, the merely pick people who are like its denizens, and who are valued for reasons other than scholarship or teaching. If you're suggesting that lower-ranked schools occupy this market--and then are poached from higher-ranking schools--the analogy still doesn't work. The reason is lower-ranked schools sometimes feel more beholden thank higher-ranked schools to things like pedigree, rather than potential.
Posted by: RBI | Jun 17, 2011 2:15:18 PM
If you're saying that it's mainly talk and little action, then I would agree.
Posted by: Jeff Yates | Jun 17, 2011 4:25:58 PM