Jeff Ma – Making Decisions with Data

Invest Like the Best | 10 December 2019 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jeff Ma about ideas from his book The House Advantage: Playing the Odds to Win Big In Business. Discusses fascinating ways data is used to make decisions in the worlds of sports and business. Includes playing on the famous MIT Blackjack team, sports betting and analytics, analyzing human capital, and running the data science and analytics group at Twitter.

Christian Rudder: Dataclysm

Digital Mindfulness | 25 March 2017 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Christian Rudder, co-founder of OK Cupid, and author of Dataclysm: Love, Sex, Race, and Identity – What Our Online Lives Tell Us about Our Offline Selves. Explores the sociological inferences that can be drawn from the data generated by dating and social media websites.

Michael Schwimer – Moneyball as an Investment Strategy

Capital Allocators | 15 October 2018 | 0h 55m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Michael Schwimer of Big League Advance, a company that investments in Minor League baseball players in exchange for a percentage of their future earnings. Discusses his analytical approach to playing professional sport, his application of Sabermetrics, his concern for player welfare and the process of recruiting funders. Fascinating from both sports and data science perspectives.