What “Moneyball” Can Teach You About Competing As A Small School

Accomplish a Lot with a LittleMany of you have either seen or heard about the 2011 movie Moneyball starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill. The story line follows Pitt and Hill’s characters as they use a unique statistical methodology to turn around a failing and flailing 2002 Oakland A’s pro baseball team that has very little money compared to the NY Yankees-type behemoths of the league.

Sound familiar? If you are a small college, I’ll bet you feel like the 2002 Oakland A’s. How are you supposed to compete for the same high caliber students with such a meager (in proportion) budget?

Last Thursday, TWG Plus president Scott Novak presented a webinar titled “Accomplish a Lot with a Little.” This timely, insight-laden webinar, the first in a 5-part series, offers tips, tricks and low-cost best practices to help small schools compete more effectively at more reasonable costs.

We’re making this 30-minute webinar available at no cost for our small college friends and colleagues (just don’t tell the big schools). As you check out the webinar, ask yourself these questions…

  • Can I duplicate these success stories at my school?
  • Do I want to be our school’s home-run hitter in scoring more with less?
  • Does Scott Novak look anything like Brad Pitt?

We’d love to hear what you think!



“It’s unbelievable how much you don’t know about the game you’ve been playing your whole life.” -Mickey Mantle