Elon Musk and Moneyball

William Wen
6 min readDec 4, 2022

Yesterday, a movie clip popped up on my YouTube feed. It’s a scene from Moneyball (book, movie), starring Brad Pitt as Billy Beane, general manager of Major League Baseball’s Oakland A’s from 1997–2016.

Moneyball propelled baseball analytics into the mainstream, where Beane used statistics to build winning teams against organizations with much larger budgets. It’s baseball’s David vs. Goliath story. Highly recommended.