Summary of Thinking in Bets
From THINKING IN BETS by Annie Duke Summarized by arrangement with Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.
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Annie Duke went from studying for her doctorate 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, practical 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 believes that both 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. Anyone who has to make decisions on a regular basis will welcome Duke’s program for getting 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.
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2 years agoAnnie's video at Google Talks was a great summary of the book's views and advice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYNsSeYjkp4