News/ProfilesProfessor’s Baseball Study May Surprise Fans of “Moneyball”
Tracking on-base percentage has become an obsession for baseball managers and fans ever since Michael Lewis’ best-selling book, “Moneyball,” and the film of the same name promoted this stat as the magic number for run production. But does this formula live up to its fame? Daniel N. Deli, assistant professor of finance at DePaul University, tested Lewis’ hypothesis by examining 27 years of Major League Baseball data in a new study published in the Journal of Sports Economics. Here, Deli talks about the surprising results. Professor’s Book Uses Historic Mutinies to Teach Business Lessons
For Patrick J. Murphy, associate professor of management, understanding history is a key to recognizing good and bad business leadership in the modern age. To help others gain such knowledge, he and former DePaul faculty member Ray Coye wrote “Mutiny and Its Bounty: Leadership Lessons from the Age of Discovery” (Yale University Press, 2013). They both will be at the DePaul Center Barnes & Noble (1 E. Jackson Blvd.) for a reading and signing on Tuesday, April 9, noon until 1 p.m. In this Q&A, Murphy talks more about the book’s background and how its focus on historical mutinies can benefit businesspeople today. Creativity Pays Off for DePaul Students at Innovation Awards
A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but to DePaul University students, an idea can be worth $1,000—or more. Young entrepreneurs earned a share of $16,000 in scholarships for presenting their innovative ideas at the third annual Chicago Student Innovation Awards. “We are so impressed and proud of our students’ creativity and interest in solving challenging problems,” says Lisa Gundry, director of DePaul’s Center for Creativity and Innovation (CCI). The center hosted the Feb. 28 event with co-sponsors Coleman Entrepreneurship Center, Chicago Innovation Awards Foundation and TCF Inventory Finance.