Analysis Of ' Moneyball ' The Art Of Winning An Unfair Game By Michael Lewis

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Major League Baseball has become to be known as America’s past time. This game is composed of building an organization based on a strategic plan that includes concepts discussed in our coursework that reaches the ultimate goal, winning. The most common understanding of any sport is that the team who provides the largest budget and payroll on their team, the more successful that organization can become. Major League Baseball is currently the only sport that does not require a salary cap within their organization and for smaller market organizations this has become an unfair disadvantage compared to the larger market organizations who can hold massive budgets and payrolls. During this review, we will discuss and visit aspects of organizational theory such as moral judgment, decision making, risk management, and ethical leadership and how Michael Lewis applied them in his book. I will provide a synopsis of the overall concept of his theory, as well as providing a breakdown of how our concepts of organizational theory relate to this overall process called Moneyball. Summary Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair game by Michael Lewis details how an economic model created to improve overall winning percentages. The book describes to us how the Oakland A’s, MLB team, have been unsuccessful with winning in an unfair league for over a decade. The book describes to us of an organization on a quest for something that money cannot buy, being successful in baseball. The Oakland A’s

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