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Resoundingly Human podcast: Take me out to the (computer) ball game!, featuring Gary Cokins

  • 1.  Resoundingly Human podcast: Take me out to the (computer) ball game!, featuring Gary Cokins

    Posted 19 days ago

    Even as we are beginning to see a lessening of restrictions in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, I think many of us are still processing the myriad ways it has impacted our lives this year. As spring comes to an end and summer is upon us, we are keenly feeling the absence of many of our favorite activities, like concerts, barbecues, parades, and for the purposes of this episode, an afternoon spent with a hotdog and a beer at a baseball game.

    For those of you who may be feeling these losses particularly keenly, we wanted to share a fun story that involves a childhood love of baseball, a college assignment and an unexpected induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

    For this episode, I am joined by Gary Cokins, an internationally recognized expert, speaker and author in enterprise and corporate performance management improvement methods and business analytics, as well as the founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management. In addition, Gary can claim the unique distinction as an inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame for the oldest computer game code.

    Click here to listen!



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    Ashley Kilgore
    Manager, Communications
    INFORMS
    Catonsville MD
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  • 2.  RE: Resoundingly Human podcast: Take me out to the (computer) ball game!, featuring Gary Cokins

    Posted 18 days ago
    Ashley ... Thank you for interviewing me for one of INFORMS' "Resoundingly Human" podcasts. As you know, I am a long term INFORMS member and have published 10+ articles for INFORMS. I appreciate that you highlighted my honor of being in the Cooperstown NY Baseball Hall of Fame for the oldest computer baseball game code. It was for my 1970 junior year Cornell University OR "Game Theory" course project. Much fun. I very much like how you added baseball bat sounds and baseball game organ music to the beginning of the podcast. ... Keep safe. ... Gary ... Gary Cokins .... gcokins@garycokins.com ... www.garycokins.com ...

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    Gary Cokins
    Founder and CEO
    Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC
    Cary NC
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