Fall 2012 25
Celebrated baseball executive shares his story at IU Southeast’s Sanders
By Sara Cunningham • Photos by Pat Pfister
hey weren’t afraid of failure.
They didn’t worry about criticism.
And they believed in the value of change and risk.
The success story of Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane may be
in the arena of baseball but the principles Beane and his staff follow
have a much wider audience – including students at IU Southeast and
members of the University’s surrounding community.
Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, left, answers a question from the audience as moderator Marty Rosen, director of the IU Southeast Library, looks on.