Dorkapalooza: Bill Simmons, Bill Belichik, Moneyball, and 4th and 2

March 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Better known as Dorkapalooza .
The conference was held on March 6, headlined by luminaries like Rockets GM (and ‘00 Sloan School grad) Daryl Morey, author Michael Lewis , Colts GM Bill Polian, Mavs owner Mark Cuban, and ESPN Bah-stahhnophile Bill Simmons.
It attracted over 1,000 fans, job seekers, knowledge enthusiasts, sexless dorks, and rationals. Dan Shanoff offers a capable recap .
I thought this piece of advice from Shanoff was particularly meaningful:
Here’s how I see it: If you really want to be a team front-office executive, you are better off spending your summer internship not fetching coffee for a team or leading stats-oriented Web site. Start your own (blog) and own the hell out of some segment of analysis. Post daily, post brilliantly, gently pass your stuff around to folks in media who would appreciate it. If it’s good—and if you’re not good, you might as well not even try—the teams will notice. There is no barrier...

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