18 Nov '13, 6am

Recap: How do you predict the firing of Barclays Premiere league managers? #football via @bleongcw

Recap: How do you predict the firing of Barclays Premiere league managers? #football via @bleongcw

The inspiration came to me during a discussion with Toke, Daniel and Bill over a coffee break. Since we are thinking of mathematically modelling CEOs and the way that they got fired, the scenarios can be extremely complex, given that CEOs can lose jobs due to mergers, or by many other factors. There must be a dataset out there which is free and easily obtainable using Google search. For some strange reason, I was thinking of football managers and it was likely because I recalled some friends of mine were watching the champions league game that night. Hence it may be simpler to pick something simpler where the job is determined by win, lose or draw like any simple constructed game. The truth of the matter is that we picked football managers because we thought that it would be easy to gather the data. So, being a young and brash scientist, I told the rest that I will spend t...

Full article: http://www.bernardleong.com/2008/01/28/firing-of-bpl-foot...

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