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Where College Basketball Teams Recruit

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Last week, I made an interactive map exploring where different conferences and colleges recruit college football players. Several readers mentioned that they’d like to see the same map and analysis for college basketball.

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Where College Basketball Teams Recruit

January 21, 2014 3 minute read

An update to this post is now available.

Last week, I made an interactive map exploring where different conferences and colleges recruit college football players. Several readers mentioned that they’d like to see the same map and analysis for college basketball.

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Benn Stancil

Co-founder & Chief Analytics Officer

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The History of 'Groups of Death' in the World Cup

December 16, 2013 2 minute read

When FIFA announced the final matchups for the 2014 World Cup, the selections brought tough news for U.S. soccer fans. Team USA was placed in a group with Germany, Portugal, and Ghana. Germany and Portugal are both ranked among the top five teams in the world and Ghana beat the United States in the previous two World Cups. For Team USA, it’s a “group of death.”

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Benn Stancil

Co-founder & Chief Analytics Officer

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Are Stanford Grads Good Investments?

December 9, 2013 7 minute read

Aileen Lee’s popular article on “unicorns”—startups with billion-dollar or more valuations—uncovered a number of potential signals for identifying successful founders. Based on her findings, founder age, experience, and prior working relationships all could be indicators of future success. One of the strongest and most concrete potential signals is where founders were educated, and particularly, whether or not they went to Stanford—a third of the 39 unicorns were founded by Stanford graduates.

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Benn Stancil

Co-founder & Chief Analytics Officer

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What Can Moneyball Teach Us About Unicorns?

November 20, 2013 5 minute read

Aileen Lee’s article on the building of billion-dollar companies, which she calls the “Unicorn Club” because they represent 0.07% of venture-backed startups, has become a common reference in many Silicon Valley conversations about startups. As an employee of one of these unicorns, Yammer, I’m proud to have been a part of our growth over the past three years. I believe that the founders of Yammer, David Sacks and Adam Pisoni, can offer many insights on what it takes to start something special.

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Peter Fishman

Chief Strategy Officer

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