Annie Duke went from studying for her PhD in psychology to winning more than $4 million and multiple championships in professional poker. Here she molds what she learned at the poker table into sound, practicable advice for making decisions in life. She writes with equal compassion for people who think luck dominates their lives and for people who believe their own skills drive every outcome. Duke makes it plain she believes that luck and skill define every decision. She offers original ideas about learning to make better choices, such as creating a “truthseeking” group of like-minded friends to review one another’s life decisions with kindhearted ruthlessness. All card players – and anyone who might let their emotions lead them to “tilt” – will welcome Duke’s program for gaining mindfulness and recognizing how to get out of your own way.
About the Author
Annie Duke, the only woman to win the WSOP Tournament of Champions and the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship, is a corporate speaker and consultant on decision strategy.