The House Advantage

We have several speaker series’ here at Microsoft. In the past few weeks, I have seen Pete Carroll and Jeffrey Ma speak. Now, I love me some Pete Carroll (love him or hate him, it’s still an obsession). But I have to say that Jeffrey Ma’s is the session that really excited me the most (and not just because my brain has a big nerdy crush on his brain).

Many of you have seen this I am sure:

Or read this (as I did):



But to  truly experience the blend of blackjack, sports, business, and nerdery? That’s what this is about…well, for someone like me. You understand me, right? So, I haven’t read this yet (note: when did I absorb the Microsoftie tendency to needlessly start a sentence with “so”?). So…. I usually find business books super sleep inducing. But this one, I’m going to get.  Anyone read it yet?


Comments (4)

  1. davkow says:

    I have not heard of Jeffrey Ma's book, but it looks good, so thanks for mentioning! The gambling-related book that I really enjoyed that hasn't got nearly as much attention as Ben Mezrich's books is Double Down: Reflections on Gambling and Loss:  

  2. HeatherLeigh says:

    Added that to my wish list! Another two grreat tastes that taste great together? Gambling and dark memoirs 😉

    Thanks davkow!

  3. tod says:

    Wow, how do you find out about these?  Is there a DL?  Share…please!  🙂

  4. HeatherLeigh says:

    Yep, there is. Shoot me an email Tod and I'll send it to you. I think you will like some of this stuff.