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Talent in China: Why the World Should be Excited

Partner’s Note: I’ve travelled to China twice in the past year, once to visit the Canadian Embassy and Canada-China Business Council, and once to attend the APEC CEO Summit. I’ve …

A Comparison of Unlikely Events: a Perfect Game vs an 18+ Strikeout Game

By J.J. Wang and Jerry Zhang Some events in baseball are rarer than others. Players hit less homeruns than singles, and pitchers rarely pitch shutouts. The holy grail of pitching …

Blue Jays Without Stroman: The Statistics of Losing an Ace

J.J. Wang and Jerry Zhang Marcus Stroman’s season was over before it ever got started. Life isn’t always fair, and the emerging star of the Toronto pitching staff tore his …

The Oakland A’s Have a New Moneyball: It’s How They Hit

J.J. Wang and Jerry Zhang When you’re the penny-pinching Oakland Athletics, you need to do what other teams aren’t willing to do. This involves finding undervalued assets that other teams …

Being Clutch: Big Time Relievers in Big Time Moments

By J.J. Wang and Jerry Zhang One of the main goals of Sabermetrics is to separate the facts from the storylines. Storylines help make the game interesting, but our biases …

Triples vs. Doubles: The Extra Base’s Effect on Run-Scoring in Baseball

By J.J. Wang and Jerry Zhang Baseball often comes down to a game of inches. Just a few feet separate a homerun from a double off the wall, and even …

Defensive Statistics in Baseball: Overlooked and Undervalued

By J.J. Wang and Jerry Zhang In life, a penny saved is a penny earned. Likewise, in baseball, a run saved on defence is equal in value to a run …

What Advanced Statistics Say About Baseball’s Manager of the Year

J.J. Wang and Jerry Zhang This is part of the Baseball Analytics series on the Finchway Insights blog. The story behind this new series is simple. It has little to …

Jerry Zhang on the Career Insider Business Channel

After his talk at the Human Resources Professionals’ Association (HRPA) Annual Conference 2015, Managing Partner and CEO Jerry Zhang was interviewed about engaging young talent. Here are his interviews.