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Coaching for High Performance by MIT Sloan Management Review

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What Businesses Can Learn From Sports Analytics

The use of analytics in the sports world has much to teach managers about alignment, performance improvement and business ecosystems.

Sports analytics are all the rage now. The Moneyball story about the Oakland A’s use of analytics has made its way into the collective consciousness, and the appetite for more knowledge about the field has steadily increased year by year. The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, for example, has grown from about 175 attendees in its first year in 2007 to more than 2,000 in 2014. Called the “Super Bowl of sports analytics” and “TED talks in cleats,” the conference has catalyzed academics, professional and college teams, and the ...

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