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Chapter 2: Experiencing Slow Death > Watch the Film: Moneyball

Watch the Film: Moneyball

Moneyball is a story of deep change. In 2002, Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, lost three stars to free agency. His small budget made it impossible for him to comply with the normal assumptions of how to build a winning team. Searching for alternatives, he became open to new ways of thinking. He started a journey that ended up revolutionizing the sport. The story helps us understand the deep change process in all organizations.

Questions to Consider

1. What was good about losing three star players and not being able to replace them?

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2. How does this generalize to other situations?

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3. On the journey of deep change people often make surprising discoveries. How did Beane find Paul DePodesta? Why did he hire DePodesta? Why was DePodesta able to thrive in this new environment?


  

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