Startup Lessons from Moneyball

Source: On Startups, Feb 2012

  • Get good at seeing talent where others don’t.
  • You’re not solving the problem. You’re not even looking at the problem.
    Identify a fundamental problem and then focus, focus, focus on solving that problem.
  • We’ve got to think differently.
  • First job in baseball? It’s my first job anywhere.
  • Your goal shouldn’t be to buy players, your goal should be to buy wins.
  • Why do you like him? Because he gets on base.
  • Hey, anything worth doing is hard. And we’re gonna teach you.
  • It’s day one of the first week. You can’t judge just yet.
  • Where on the field is the dollar I’m paying for soda?
  • These are hard rules to explain to people. Why is that a problem, Pete?
  • I’m not paying you for the player you used to be, I’m paying you for the player you are right now.
  • We’re going to change the game.
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