Anne Milgram: Why smart statistics are the key to fighting crime. Moneyball, wikipedia. Synopsis The central premise of Moneyball is that the collected wisdom of baseball insiders (including players, managers, coaches, scouts, and the front office) over the past century is subjective and often flawed.
Statistics such as stolen bases, runs batted in, and batting average, typically used to gauge players, are relics of a 19th-century view of the game and the statistics available at that time. The book argues that the Oakland A's' front office took advantage of more analytical gauges of player performance to field a team that could compete successfully against richer competitors in Major League Baseball (MLB). Rigorous statistical analysis had demonstrated that on-base percentage and slugging percentage are better indicators of offensive success, and the A's became convinced that these qualities were cheaper to obtain on the open market than more historically valued qualities such as speed and contact.
Distribution of team salaries in 2002. Impact Anne Milgram. Anne Milgram was the Attorney General of New Jersey from June 2007 to January 2010.
Milgram had served as First Assistant Attorney General, the second-highest position in the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, having taken office on February 14, 2006. She served as Acting Attorney General in September 2006 while there was a vacancy after the previous Attorney General stepped down from office and before the Governor's nominee was confirmed and sworn into office. Biography Milgram grew up in East Brunswick Township, New Jersey. Milgram, member of the Cap and Skull Senior Honor Society, graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers College in 1992 with a degree in English and Political Science.
She clerked for United States District Court Judge Anne E. In 1997, Milgram began her career as an assistant district attorney in the New York County District Attorney's as a member of the Domestic Violence Unit. Acting Attorney General of New Jersey References Official bio. John D. Arnold. John Douglas Arnold (born 1974) is an American billionaire and former hedge fund manager who specialized in natural gas trading.
His firm, Centaurus Advisors, LLC, was a Houston-based hedge fund that specialized in trading energy products. Arnold announced his retirement from running the hedge fund on May 2, 2012. Early life Arnold was raised in a middle-class family in Dallas, Texas, the younger of two sons. He has one older brother, Matthew, who also traded at Enron. His father was a lawyer and his mother worked as an accountant at Arnold's Centaurus. His father died when Arnold was 17. In 1995, he graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in mathematics and economics. He is a Lambda Chi Alpha. Career Enron Centaurus When Enron collapsed in 2002, he founded Centaurus with his previous year's bonus.
According to Arnold, "After Enron collapsed, there was a general revaluation of credit risk among energy companies. Laura and John Arnold Foundation. Mission Our core objective is to produce substantial, widespread and lasting reforms that will maximize opportunities and minimize injustice in our society.
To do this, we identify challenges and address their root causes through innovative, multi-disciplinary solutions. We aim to foster a culture in which individuals have the best chance to succeed and prosper, while encouraging a sense of responsibility, compassion and reinvestment toward their communities and society as a whole. Strategy Our strategy is to systematically examine areas of society in which underperformance, inefficiency, concentrated power, lack of information, lack of accountability, lack of transparency, lack of balance among interests or other barriers to human progress and achievement exist.
The LJAF Philosophy of Philanthropy To learn more about Laura and John Arnold’s approach to philanthropy, please view their interview on GiveSmart.org: Laura and John Arnold Get a Head Start on Philanthropy. John Arnold. Arnold Foundation (LJA_Foundation) sur Twitter.