Bill James: Develop Writers Like Ballplayers: "Our society is very, very good at developing certain types of skills and certain types of genius. We are fantastically good at identifying and developing athletic skills -- better than we are, really, at almost anything else," baseball statistical guru Bill James writes in his new book Solid Fool's Gold. "We are quite good at developing and rewarding inventiveness. We are pretty good at developing the skills necessary to run a small business -- a fast food restaurant, for example. ... We are not so good at developing great writers."