Want to Get Played by Brad Pitt? Just Be a Big Talent Management Innovator

Here’s something I keep wondering:

What would it be like to see your life played out in the movies? More than that, what if you were played on the big screen by a handsome, well-known, big name actor — say, someone like Brad Pitt?

Sounds pretty amazing, doesn’t it? But then on top of that, what if Brad Pitt’s portrayal of you in a movie was so good that it was nominated for, oh, an Academy Award for Best Actor?

Hard to imagine, isn’t it? Well, it’s not so hard if you are Oakland A’s Vice President and General Manager Billy Beane, the man behind the book and movie Moneyball, and the keynote speaker at TLNT’s Transform conference in Austin, Texas next month.

Say what you will about how well the Moneyball approach ultimately worked for baseball’s Oakland A’s, but yes, Billy Beane’s groundbreaking talent management system has become the stuff of legends and major motion pictures.

Do you ever wonder if there are things about the Moneyball approach that would help transform your organization’s talent management system? Well if you do — or even if you don’t and just are fascinated by how Billy Beane did it — wonder no more because you can hear Beane give the inside scoop about the Moneyball approach to talent management next month, Feb. 27-28, at the TLNT Transform conference in Austin.

There are lots of great speakers and reasons to attend Transform that I have written a lot about here. It’s a two-day conference that will change the way you think about talent management and the HR profession — and give you the tools you need to transform your organization, as we described it on the Transform website.

Here’s why you should attend Transform

Billy Beane and Brad Pitt

The Transform conference has been designed to prepare you for the challenges and changes you’ll be facing tomorrow and beyond, not just about what you should be doing in the here and now.

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And, you’ll hear from great speakers and talent management professionals who are experts — like Billy Beane — in how to use smart talent management practices to transform a business to help deal with challenges we all face moving ahead in this difficult economy.

There are lots more great speakers at Transform that I described here in an earlier blog post, but in my mind, hearing Billy Beane talk about his Moneyball approach (and what it’s like to have your life portrayed on the big screen by Brad Pitt) is worth the price of admission alone.

But, you are running out of time to sign up to join us in Austin at Transform. Still, it’s not too late. If you sign up now, use the discount code TF12TLNT when you register, you’ll save an additional $250 off the registration fee. Just go to the Transform website and register here.

Not only will you get great forward-looking talent management and HR thinking and content at Transform, but you also get to visit Austin, Texas, which is a pretty cool place. Plus, Austin in February is south and warm just in case you live someplace north and cold and will be ready for a break from the winter next month.

I don’t know about you, but there’s no chance that someone like Brad Pitt is ever going to play me on the big screen. Yes, that’s a huge reason to attend Transform and hear Billy Beane talk about what that is like — and maybe a little about that cutting edge talent management system he developed, too.

Just go to the Transform website and use the discount code TF12TLNT when you register for an additional $250 off the registration fee. You’ll not only get a great deal on the conference, but also a chance to hear Billy Beane (aka, Brad Pitt) talk about Moneyball. 

John Hollon is Editor-at-Large at ERE Media and was the founding Editor of TLNT.com. A longtime newspaper, magazine, and business journal editor, John has deep roots in the talent management space. He's the former Editor of Workforce Management magazine and workforce.com, served as Editor of RecruitingDaily, and was Vice President for Content at HR technology firm Checkster. An award-winning journalist, John has written extensively about HR, talent management, leadership, and smart business practices, including for the popular Fistful of Talent blog. Contact him at johnhollon@ere.net, connect with him on LinkedIn, or follow him on Twitter @johnhollon.

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