I’d like to welcome Management by Baseball to the Blog Roll. While my writing has primarily been about technology and sports, I am keenly interested in managment (product, people, or otherwise). However, I’ve taken the maxim:
Better to keep quiet and be thought a fool, then speak and remove all doubt.
to heart and kept my mouth shut. More power to Jeff and his thoughts on how business mirrors baseball.
One of the reasons that baseball is so compelling for managerial analysis is its transparency. We know how much everyone makes, and we know how everyone performs. We know when a team is more than the sum of its parts and we know when it’s less. And after the fat lady sings, we know that the story of how it came to be more or less is going to come out.