If you saw the movie “Money Ball” maybe you remember the scene when after a business meeting with the Cleveland Indians player personnel staff, Oakland’s General Manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) tracks down his future assistant Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), and asks him “Who are you?”
Surprised, Brand offers the cursory answer with his name and position, much to the aggravation of the Oakland GM who was looking for more telling information.
Of course he is/was. But the miscommunication between the veteran player procurer and the recent Ivy League grad is mostly Beane’s problem. What he really wanted to know is what and how Brand (a fictitious character) did what he did?
And there’s a lesson in that. (more…)