Brad Pitt Teaches Lessons for Tow Company Owners

In the movie “Moneyball,” Brad Pitt plays Billy Beane, the manager of the Oakland A’s baseball team. The owner of the team does not want to spend all his money on new players. Billy wants to be the best and so needs to do it with the best players at the best price.

Top 5 lines from Moneyball

1. “He passes the eye candy test. He’s got the looks, he’s great at playing the part.”
Teams have always made their choices by this evaluation process. He improved his team when he started to look at how to run his team differently. When it comes to making business decisions, such as tracking your trucks and communicating with your drivers, many companies look to Tracker for help to better understand the underlying issues and solutions. So, getting a solution to challenges that your company has by doing it differently than you have in the past is almost certain to improve your bottomline percentage. My company, Tracker Management, as an example, has focused on making sure the underlying services provided will serve our customers’ needs by utilizing this approach. Offering tools that focus on delivering the services our customers expect more so than “look good or playing the part” has served both our towing customers as well as our company well over the last 20 plus years.

2. “Your goal shouldn’t be to buy players, your goal should be to buy wins.”
This piece of insight is showing him another way to improve. Not needing to invest money in players, but to invest in being more productive. Focus on tools such as the management software, GPS tracking and Driver communication devices, such as tablets and smart phone solutions, will help you as a business owner get the wins (bottom line more profit) that you want. Your team can improve by having a seamless and effortless flow of your calls through your office from the time the calls come in until the records of that call are archived, all without excessive employee payroll.

3. “These are hard rules to explain to people. Why is that a problem, Pete?”
Pete was having a little bit of an issue with understanding that the changes they were implementing with their team had at times fallen on closed minds with their players and management team. He knew the change would give him the best chance to win and, although it was different and some of his players did not understand, he pressed on. If improving your company and its bottom line is your goal, then changing how you do it now is good for you. Tracker Management can help you get there.

4. “Why do you like him? Because he gets on base.”
This shows the most important reason why a company needs to have the proper tools to win. Towing companies invest in Tracker because we know how to help them “get on base,” and that equates to more wins for their company.

5. “If we try to play like the Yankees in here, we will lose to the Yankees out there.”
Again, this statement in the movie shows that you can win by running your team differently than your competitors. Utilizing tools that they do not have or use poorly will give your company the best chance of improving and winning.

P.S. The Oakland A’s won 103 games that year.

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