“If you challenge the conventional wisdom, you will find ways to do things much better than they are currently done.”
–Bill James, as quoted in Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

Conventional Wisdom



2 responses to Conventional Wisdom

  1. So VERY true! Just ask Martin Luther, Thomas Edison, William Tyndale, Alexander Graham Bell, John Wycliffe, Leonardo Da Vinci, Jesus Christ, Ben Franklin, Louis Pasteur, Johannes Gutenberg, Henry Ford…

    • Yep, lots of people have done it and the world is better because of it. It’s kind of funny to me that this quote is from a guy who wrote about baseball as a hobby, but now his methods are some of the primary ways MLB teams operate.

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