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It’s time to play Moneyball: The investment readinesslevel

Steve Blank, lecturer, Haas School of Business | November 25, 2013

Investors sitting through Incubator or Accelerator demo days have three metrics to judge fledgling startups – 1) great looking product demos, 2) compelling PowerPoint slides, and 3) a world-class team. We think we can do better. We now have the tools, technology and data to take incubators and accelerators to the next level. Teams can … Continue reading »

How ‘Moneyball’ can make a great downtown

Ethan Elkind, director, Climate Program at Berkeley Law | February 10, 2012

Michael Lewis’s Moneyball was more than a book about how the small-market Oakland Athletics employed unconventional, statistics-based methods to beat bigger-money teams in the game of baseball. The genius of the book — and I’m probably biased here as a lifelong Oakland A’s fan — was its ability to expose human beings’ flawed sense of … Continue reading »