Real Estate and Baseball and Moneyball and ActiveRain

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I was inspired by Katerina Gasset's post, Moneyball- What's Not To Like About Baseball and Brad Pitt? , so I couldn't wait to go see the movie this afternoon. That and the fact that my husband would've killed me if I hadn't gone. He was a real jock "in the day," and played pro ball briefly in the early 60s.

Now Brad Pitt is quite "easy on the eyes" as they say, but the person he portrayed, Billy Beane, must've been quite a character. He turned down a scholarship to Stanford to go pro at age 18, and hopes were high that he'd succeed - no, excel - at the sport. He learned several important lessons: that if he playing only for the money, he would fail; that success and hype do not overcome fear and negative self-talk; and that there's romance in baseball (and not referring to the boy-girl kind - for that see Bull Durham or any number of other baseball movies).

But what struck me was the awareness that money "talks" when you're putting together a team, and lack of money can be seen as the kiss of death. But analysis of players' strengths - however strange they may seem - can allow even a team strapped by  a less-than-limitless budget to rise to the top.

Billy Beane of the Oakland A's put his faith in a Yale-economics major-computer-analytics genius played by Jonah Hill. He knew he was right to do this - but also knew that  though it theoretically should work, in practice it might not. It could change how baseball teams were put together. It would threaten the status quo.

Isn't that just what  the new wave is in real estate? Take information, analyze it, put it together in ways that clients can understand, and communicate it through the latest forms of communication available? Aren't the best real estate blogs out there doing just that, and hasn't ActiveRain given us a great forum to share what we're doing and how we're doing it, not to mention sharing the information itself?

I think so. See the movie if you haven't - it won't disappoint!

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Great post Debbie and good analogy.  I wanted to see the movie this weekend but my husband was out of town and I knew he would want to see it, too.  :)

Sep 26, 2011 05:55 AM #1
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Hi Debbe,

Most interesting!

Now you have made me want to go see the movie

Thanks

Phil

Sep 26, 2011 06:26 AM #2
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Debbe Perry
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Definitely go see it! I've been talking about it so much in the office that we're all going to see it together! Have asked the local theater for a showing just for us - and if that doesn't work, we'll go to regularly scheduled show at 3:30 on Thursday afternoon!

You'll love it! I'd love your feedback when you do!

Sep 26, 2011 01:19 PM #3
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Chris, Ali and I went to see Moneyball last night. What a treat! A great movie for the entire family and very motivational on so many different levels. I can't wait to see it again on Thursday with our Real Estate team. Will be doing service project with the Asheville team today and am going to ask them to join us!
Sep 27, 2011 07:54 AM #4
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Debbe Perry
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Libby - Glad you agree! Will be fun to see it again with you and our team. Hopefully we'll have some of the Asheville and Boone teams join us!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Sep 27, 2011 10:03 AM #5
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Debbe, your summary of Moneyball is the winning combination for success! I will have to see the movie and more importantly, follow you on ActiveRain!

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Happy Tuesday!

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Patricia - thanks for the comment, and especially for the follow!

Russel - Who doesn't love a pelican spreading good cheer on a Tuesday! Oh, wait - it is a pelican, not a stork, right?? Don't want any babies dropped over my house, please! Assume this is one of your outstanding photos... .

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