How The Future Of Startups May Look Like “Moneyball”

How The Future Of Startups May Look Like “Moneyball”

See on Scoop.it - thefuture There’s a well-known scene in the Brad Pitt-Billy Beane biopic “Moneyball” in which Beane confronts a...


See on Scoop.it - thefuture

There’s a well-known scene in the Brad Pitt-Billy Beane biopic “Moneyball” in which Beane confronts a bunch of stale, oldster scouts about the outdated way they evaluate baseball players. One scout comments that because a player has an ugly girlfriend it means he has no confidence. Beane gives an exasperated “facepalm.” The way many venture capitalists analyze potential startup investments is similarly haphazard and inaccurate. However, just as in the movie, it’s all about to end in a giant wave of business innovation.

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My name is John Boitnott and I am a tech writer and digital media consultant. I write for Inc.com, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, USAToday and others. Before I started at VVM I held dozens of positions at various TV newsrooms in the state of California. I worked in TV news from 1994 to 2009. I was a web editor for two years at KNTV, the NBC station serving the San Francisco Bay Area. I also worked as a writer there for one year. I held freelance writing positions at KGO, KRON and KPIX in San Francisco as well. I worked as a radio anchor, assignment desk manager, reporter, editor and producer at KEYT in Santa Barbara for 10 years.

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