Scientist and poker fan John von Neumann founded game theory with the belief that mastering poker would reveal how to master humanity’s most intricate, strategic choices. Similarly, psychologist and national poker champion Maria Konnikova draws on her dual expertise to show leaders and individuals how to adapt and thrive – and bypass the con artists – in a world of waning trust. Her Davos 2019 lecture is scientific, original and riveting.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why trust is important and beneficial,
- Which cognitive biases affect how much you’ll trust someone, and
- How to outsmart a con artist.
About the Speaker
Maria Konnikova, PhD, is a psychologist and national poker champion. She wrote The Confidence Game.