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Microsoft Excel Data Analysis and Business Modeling - Wayne Winston Popular Bookmark  Master data analysis, modeling, and spreadsheet use with data analysis and decision making with Microsoft Excel!
Basketball on Paper - Dean Oliver Top Rated Bookmark Popular Bookmark  Rules and Tools for Performance Analysis
Mathletics - Wayne Winston Popular Bookmark  How Gamblers, Managers, and Sports Enthusiasts Use Mathematics in Baseball, Basketball, and Football.
Conquering Risk: Attacking Vegas and Wall Street - Elihu D. Faustel Popular Bookmark  This book walks you step by step through 4 winning computer models in professional sports.
Analytic Methods in Sports: Using Mathematics and Statistics - Thomas A. Severini Popular Bookmark  One of the greatest changes in the sports world in the past 20 years has been the use of mathematical methods to analyze performances, recognize trends and patterns, and predict results. Analytic Methods in Sports: Using Mathematics and Statistics to Understand Data from Baseball, Football, Basketball, and Other Sports provides a concise yet thorough introduction to the analytic and statistical methods that are useful in studying sports.
David and Goliat - Malcolm Gladwell Popular Bookmark  Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
Basketball Analytics: Spatial Tracking - Stephen M. Shea Popular Bookmark  Equipped with new spatial tracking data collected by SportVU and others, Basketball Analytics investigates game strategy, player evaluation, player types, and prospect potential. Author Stephen Shea, Ph.D. introduces new measures of a player’s scoring and playmaking efficiency, quantifies the spacing in an offense and the stretch of a defense, and demonstrates several ways in which the NBA game has changed over the years. He also reveals the full methodology behind popular topics from the blog, BasketballAnalyticsBook.com, such as the College Prospect Rating System and the periodic tables of NBA elements. The author presents a modern viewpoint on basketball analytics’ most fundamental principles and demonstrates the power of the industry’s latest statistical breakthroughs. Basketball Analytics is a must-read for any sports analytics enthusiast.
Analytics at Work - Thomas H. Davenport Popular Bookmark  Most companies have massive amounts of data at their disposal, yet fail to utilize it in any meaningful way. But a powerful new business tool - analytics - is enabling many firms to aggressively leverage their data in key business decisions and processes, with impressive results.
Data Science for Business - Foster Provost Popular Bookmark  What you need to know about data mining and data-analytic thinking. The book offers: Fundamental principles of data science, and walks you through the "data-analytic thinking" necessary for extracting useful knowledge and business value from the data you collect. This guide also helps you understand the many data-mining techniques in use today.
Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning - Thomas H. Davenport Popular Bookmark  You have more information at hand about your business environment than ever before. But are you using it to “out-think” your rivals? If not, you may be missing out on a potent competitive tool. In Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning, Thomas H. Davenport and Jeanne G. Harris argue that the frontier for using data to make decisions has shifted dramatically. Certain high-performing enterprises are now building their competitive strategies around data-driven insights that in turn generate impressive business results. Their secret weapon? Analytics: sophisticated quantitative and statistical analysis and predictive modeling.
Naked Statistics - Charles Wheelan Popular Bookmark  Stripping the Dread from the Data
Stumbling on Wins - David Berri, Martin Schmidt Two economists expose the pitfalls on the road to victory in professional sports.
Predictive Analytics - Eric Siegel The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die
Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell The Story of Success. What makes high-achievers different?
Moneyball - Micheal Lewis Billy Beane, general manager of MLB's Oakland A's and protagonist of Michael Lewis's Moneyball, had a problem: how to win in the Major Leagues with a budget that's smaller than that of nearly every other team.
Sports Data Mining - Robert P. Schumaker, Osama K. Solieman, Hsinchun Chen While an industry has developed based on statistical analysis services for any given sport, or even for betting behavior analysis on these sports, no research-level book has considered the subject in any detail until now.
Sports Analytics - Ben Alamar A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers
The Compendium of Professional Basketball - Robert Bradley An incredible collection of facts, standings, histories and statistics for all leagues, men's and women's, major and minor, defunct and active.
The Book - Tom Tango Top Rated Bookmark  Tom Tango, Mitchel Lichtman, and Andrew Dolphin analyze when a strategy is a good idea and when it’s a bad idea, and how to more closely watch the “inside” game.
The Z-Code Sports Investing Bible - Trey Richards The Z-Code Sports Investing Bible An Inside Look Into the Tools, Strategies, and Principles behind Winning Sports Predictions Struggling to find success betting sports.
Predictably Irrational - Dan Ariely The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
Signal and The Noise - Nate Silver Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger—all by the time he was thirty. The New York Times now publishes FiveThirtyEight.com, where Silver is one of the nation’s most influential political forecasters.
Scorecasting - Tobias Moskowitz, L. Jon Wertheim The hidden influences behind how sports are played and games are won.
Sports Analytics and Data Science - Thomas W. Miller Top Rated Bookmark  Winning the Game with Methods and Models: To build winning teams and successful sports businesses, guide your decisions with data.
Sports Performance Measurement and Analytics - Lorena Martin Top Rated Bookmark  The science of assessing performance, predicting future outcomes, interpreting statistical models, and market value of athletes.
Sprint - Jake Knapp How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days
The Perfect Bet: How Science and Math Are Taking the Luck Out of Gambling - Professor Adam Kuckarski Gold Bookmark  There is one thing about gambling that everyone knows: the house always wins. Indeed, for the past 500 years, gamblers—led by mathematicians and scientists—have been trying to figure out how to turn the tables on the house and pull the rug out from under Lady Luck. In The Perfect Bet, mathematician and award-winning writer Adam Kucharski tells the astonishing story of how the experts have done it, revolutionizing mathematics and science in the process. From Galileo to Alan Turing, betting has been scientists’ playground for ideas: dice games in sixteenth-century bars
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