Columbia Pictures' Moneyball is based on the true story of Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) -- once a would-be baseball superstar who, stung by the failure to live up to expectations on the field, turned his fiercely competitive nature to management. Heading into the 2002 season, Billy faces a dismal situation: his small-market Oakland A's have lost their star players (again) to big market clubs (and their enormous salaries) and is left to rebuild his team and compete with a third of their payroll.
Based on the success of the best-selling book and blockbuster movie Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, companies around the globe are lining up to learn how to replicate Beane’s triumphant Moneyball philosophy. Beane’s innovative, winning style of management and leadership involves identifying undervalued assets to create and sustain a competitive advantage. His unique philosophy and heroic underdog story offers lessons for all types of industries including health care, insurance, and finance to name a few. ReSource Pro clients have already been introduced to the impact of Beane’s management concepts through an article written by Epstein this summer, “Moneyball: Apply the Principles of Moneyball to Your Insurance Organization. I thought this would be a great time to reread.
A sports-centric come-from-behind drama that harbors profound truths under its self-effacing grin of an exterior, "Moneyball" is a movie of such loping, unforced ease and solid entertainment value that it's easy to take its gifts for granted.