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Around the WOW week 4

November 22, 2010 by


And then things start to happen, don’t worry. Don’t stew. Just go right along. You’ll start happening too. OH! THE PLACES YOU’LL GO! You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights. Welcome again to one of my favorite segments. Where I take […]

The 100 Worst Seasons/Players in the NBA since 1978

November 21, 2010 by


I read a cool series today. In between working on a consulting gig at home, I read this piece from deadspin. In it they take it upon themselves to rank the 100 worst nfl players of all time. I was inspired to rank the 100 worst statistical seasons of all time (or at least since […]

Fanservice: Full Service Tables, Rating the Defenses and Sample Correlation

November 20, 2010 by


I’ve been debating Quality vs Quantity for this blog in the past few weeks. I tried the structured approach and didn’t love it. Yes the output was there but the process wasn’t as enjoyable and I think it showed in the result. Plus you know the lack of sleep was a definite problem. So now […]

A Guide to jumping to conclusions in the NBA and Employee of the Year for 2009-2010

November 18, 2010 by


My first move as the manager of the machine shop was to introduce standardized work. –Taiichi Ohno father of the Toyota Production System Quality over Quantity. Consistency. These are the hallmarks on which truly excellent organizations are founded. The centerpiece of the Toyota Production system is the reduction of variability. Variability leads to waste and […]

NBA Now Rankings Week #3 (including updated WP thru 11/16) and a Smackdown update

November 16, 2010 by


As you can obviously tell, I’m more than a little distracted this week. A lot of things going on: new job, all the paperwork hassle of switching insurance,  new projects with Andres , the regular podcast , some old consulting projects that I need to close out in my own time before the end of […]

On their worst day

November 16, 2010 by


Short but cool post today (Pretty graphs are included) So Andres dropped a big hint. Thanks to him I now have game split data (Read the Basics if you’re new). This means I can can answer a recurring question I’ve had about WP48. We know the average but what about the variability? For the purposes […]

Around the WOW week 3

November 14, 2010 by


  It’s been a pleasure to bring my talents to south beach now on to Memphis – Paul Pierce via Twitter The Paul Pierce quote is an illustration of why I love Twitter. I love having to craft your thought into a clear and concise phrase. I love the immediacy, the false intimacy. The trash […]