Glenn had some down time this weekend, and he decided to take his wife on a date to go see the movie Moneyball. What did he think?
"Best movie I've seen in a long time. I'm taking everybody on staff," he said.
"This is an incredible movie. It is absolutely everything that I have been trying to explain. When I say spit yourself out of the system, this is exactly what I mean. It's exactly what I mean. The whole world is being redesigned. The whole world is unsustainable. Everything you knew in business, every old ‑‑ every system is not going to work. Spit yourself out of the system and redesign it now. Turn it upside down now before it's turned upside down on you anyway. This is the nonrevolutionary side of my message. This is the smart businessman part of the message," Glenn said.
The movie deals with coach Billy Bean putting together a team of inexpensive (and somewhat unwanted) players using statistics rather than some of the traditional scouting practices. The team ends up being very successful despite its lack of big name players.
While Glenn hadn't read the book, Stu explained that the overall message was about finding a way to succeed by thinking outside the box.
"It was a bunch of players that nobody wanted and ‑‑ because they kind of figured out a better system, they were able to bring them together to form a winning team cheaply. You know, going against all sort of predetermined thinking. And that's the message of that book. It's really not about baseball. It's about thinking outside of the box. It's about coming up with something that no one else has seen," Stu said.
"I wish I would have known something about baseball because, oh, my gosh. I would have been on this story a long time ago. You've got to go see this movie. You haven't seen it yet; you have to go see this movie. If you want to know the nonrevolutionary terms of what I mean on the world's going to change and don't let it change on you, everything you think you know is about to change, this is it," Glenn said.
"This is the more optimistic, 'Hey, we're still going to be playing baseball' kind of message that I'm not sure is exactly true, but hypothetically I'll say the ballparks are still open in my world," he joked.