PMA360 presents: Museum Moneyball

PMA360 presents: Museum Moneyball

How do you successfully compete on a national level from a city the size of Portland? That's a question that many local entrepreneurs, artists, freelancers, nonprofit organizers, and business leaders grapple with.

For PMA Director Mark Bessire, he found inspiration from an unlikely source: Michael Lewis' 2003 book Moneyball, about Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane's approach to fielding a successful baseball team on a leaner budget than his rivals. Using this book as inspiration, Bessire strives to find undervalued assets and maximize their potential with every decision he makes at the PMA—and for this special PMA360, he will share some of his insights in a can't-miss conversation with Portland Sea Dogs Chairman Bill Burke.

Hear these friends share Portland success stores in addition to a discussion on Burke's time working with Turner Broadcasting. It's "Museum Moneyball," and it's all free as part of PMA360.

5 - 7 p.m.: Have your picture taken with Slugger the Seadog!
5 - 8 p.m.: Hands-on Art Project - make a Pennant!
6 - 7 p.m.: Auditorium program: Mark Bessire in conversation with Bill Burke - inspiration from Moneyball
6:30 p.m.: Gallery talk by Barrett Takesian (Portland Community Squash)
7:00 p.m.: Gallery talk - the history of baseball by Jacob Newcomb (Dirigo Baseball Club)

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