Analytics Lessons from the Sports Data Revolution

A new MIT program helps executives engage in guided strategic thinking to develop an analytics program through best practices from the sports industry.

Analogies help us explain complex concepts by comparing them to something we’re more familiar with. A mechanic who needs to explain an engine problem to a customer who knows nothing about cars might use an analogy that relates the engine to something they’re more familiar with, like a bicycle. A surgeon might explain an aneurism as a little balloon that has formed on a blood vessel that could burst.

Author: Howard M. Cohen


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