Authors of Scorecasting

  • Co-Authors of the Bestselling Book, Scorecasting

How can understanding strategies and myths from the multi-billion dollar sports world help your business? This question is answered by Tobias Moskowitz , an award-winning economist with a passion for sports, and L. Jon Wertheim, a leading sports journalist with a passion for finance, who teamed up to write Scorecasting. Regarded as a combination between "Freakonomics, Moneyball and Mythbusters", Scorecasting is a New York Times bestseller that is quickly becoming a bestselling topic on the lecture circuit! The Scorecasting presentations offer innovative ideas that focus on a fusion of sports anecdotes and business trends to provide pioneering lessons for the business world, and life. Moskowitz and Wertheim have often been called upon by the national media to bring ingenuity and innovation to the discussion of contemporary business ideas. Let them bring these engaging ideas to your next event!

 
  

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Scorecasting is both scholarly and entertaining, a rare double. It gets beyond the cliched narratives and tried-but-not-necessarily-true assumptions to reveal significant and fascinating truths about sports.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Authors of Scorecasting
  • Richard Thaler, best-selling author of Nudge and Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics, University of Chicago
  • Jeremy Schaap, ESPN reporter, Author of Cinderella Man
  • Mark Cuban, owner Dallas Mavericks
  • Steven D. Levitt, best-selling author of Freakonomics and Professor of Economics, University of Chicago
  • Bob Costas, NBC Sports commentator
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Business Lessons from the Multi-Billion Dollar Sports World

Moskowitz and Wertheim share insights from the multi-billion dollar sports industry that offer business leaders a unique window into broader economic behavior. Using insights from their New York Times Bestseller Scorecasting, Moskowitz & Wertheim explain how the decisions made in the high stakes ...

Moskowitz and Wertheim share insights from the multi-billion dollar sports industry that offer business leaders a unique window into broader economic behavior. Using insights from their New York Times Bestseller Scorecasting, Moskowitz & Wertheim explain how the decisions made in the high stakes world of sports, whether on the field or off, can be applied in the business world for a winning outcome. Using brilliant anecdotes and colorful storytelling from the sports world, they provide real world applications for a new spin on business success. Here are a few interesting examples:

-How are Tiger Woods’ putting decisions similar to a home owner’s decision to sell or hold their property and a stock broker's ability to judge stocks?

-How are NFL draft decisions similar to the risks and mistakes corporations face in their personnel decisions?

-What can CEO’s and money managers learn from sports coaches?

-What can we learn from referees? Why do we (humans) avoid making the tough call?

-How do ‘risky,’ and ‘conservative’ calls in sports relate to the same behavior behind business decisions?

Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won

In this "Freakonomics for sports" presentation, Moskowitz and Wertheim challenge conventional wisdom, uncover the hidden influences in sports, and use compelling information to investigate questions that tug at every fan. Are there really make-up calls in the NBA? Is there, in fact, a home field adv ...

In this "Freakonomics for sports" presentation, Moskowitz and Wertheim challenge conventional wisdom, uncover the hidden influences in sports, and use compelling information to investigate questions that tug at every fan. Are there really make-up calls in the NBA? Is there, in fact, a home field advantage? Is there really no 'I' in team? In this engaging presentation, they go beyond the clichéd narratives and reveal significant and fascinating truths about sports.

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In Scorecasting, University of Chicago financial economist Tobias Moskowitz teams up with veteran Sports Illustrated writer L. Jon Wertheim to overturn some of the most cherished truisms of sports, and reveal the hidden forces that shape how basketball, baseball, football, and hockey games are played, won and lost.

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Authors of Scorecasting

Co-Authors, Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won

Toby Moskowitz

Tobias J. Moskowitz is the Fama Family Professor of Finance at the University of Chicagos Booth School of Business. He is the winner of the Fischer Black Prize, which honors the top finance scholar in the world under the age of forty. He is also a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research, whose work has been cited in numerous publications and the media including CNBC, The New York Times, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and a 2005 speech by then Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan.

L. Jon Wertheim

L. Jon Wertheim is a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, a recent Ferris Professor at Princeton, and the author of five books, including Strokes of Genius: Federer, Nadal, and the Greatest Match Ever Played and Blood in the Cage. One of the most accomplished sports journalists in America, he appears regularly on CNN, National Public Radio, MSNBC, and has been cited in The Best American Sports Writing anthology eight times. A non-practicing attorney, Wertheim is a member of the Sports Lawyers Association and serves periodically as an expert witness.