Data-Driven Decision Making

I spent the weekend at a conference about the use of statistical analysis in sports decision-making. Among other things, we talked about player evaluation, the role of randomness, in-game coaching decisions, and optimal risk taking based on game situation. All of these through the lens of using data to improve how we act.

Just now I went to the grocery store wearing flip-flops: “oh, I don’t think it’s that cold outside.” Turns out it’s 34 degrees.

You can lead a horse to water, but sometimes he forgets to drink.