Moneyball & The Next IQ

Arin N. Reeves
January 02, 2012

Moneyball is one of those rare movies that is about baseball but has nothing to do with baseball. It has to do with thinking differently, challenging the status quo, and understanding that the collective sum of the parts always (seriously, always!) equal more than the simple addition of the parts, even if some of the parts are amazing. Read the book by Michael Lewis. Watch the movie if you prefer. The story embodies the lessons in The Next IQ, lessons that can teach all of us to think smarter and lead better!

Think Smarter. Lead Better.

  • Diversity and independence are important because the best collective decisions are the product of disagreement and contest, not consensus or compromise.

    James Surowiecki
  • Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.

    Stephen R. Covey
  • Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.

    Malcolm Forbes
  • The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation -- or a relationship.

    Deborah Tannen
  • There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity.

    Michel de Montaigne
  • Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.

    Walter Lippmann
  • In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction.

    Audre Lorde
  • Wit lies in recognizing the resemblance among things which differ and the difference between things which are alike.

    Madame De Stael
  • It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.

    Albert Einstein
  • Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.

    Mahatma Gandhi
  • Controversial' as we all know, is often a euphemism for 'interesting and intelligent.

    Kevin Smith
  • Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.

    Isaac Asimov
  • The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.

    Albert Einstein
  • Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences.

    Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Wide differences of opinion in matters of religious, political, and social belief must exist if conscience and intellect alike are not to be stunted, if there is to be room for healthy growth.

    Theodore Roosevelt
  • Diversity creates dimension in the world.

    Elizabeth Ann Lawless
  • America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered.

    Louis D. Brandeis
  • Honest difference of views and honest debate are not disunity. They are the vital process of policy among free men.

    Herbert Hoover
  • Differences challenge assumptions.

    Anne Wilson Schaef
  • One must even beware of too much certainty that the answer to life's problems can only be found in one way and that all must agree to search for light in the same way and cannot find it in any other way.

    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.

    Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.

    Tony Robbins
  • Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.

    Stephen R. Covey
  • The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

    F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Honest difference of views and honest debate are not disunity.They are the vital process of policy among free men.

    Herbert Hoover
  • I not only use all the brains that I have, but all I can borrow.

    Woodrow Wilson
  • When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.

    Charles Evan Hughes
  • Difference of opinion is helpful in religion.

    Thomas Jefferson
  • Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs.

    Leo Tolstoy