New book in My Library - Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts by Annie Duke

Life is Poker, not Chess.

My library has been replenished with a new great finding - Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke.,204,203,200_.jpg

Annie Duke is an author and experienced corporate speaker and consultant on the behavior of decision making.

As a former professional poker player, she has won more than $4 million in tournament poker. During her career, Annie won a World Series of Poker bracelet and is the only woman to have won the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions and the NBC National Poker Heads-Up Championship. She retired from the game in 2012. Prior to becoming a professional poker player, Annie was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship to study Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Thinking in Bets is Annie’s first book for general audiences. It was published in 2018 and quickly became a national bestseller.

I’ve made a list of 5 simple rules for myself:

  1. Commit to truth-seeking
  2. Beware of the biases
  3. Feel when on tilt
  4. Time-travel
  5. Don’t Letterman people

Some of the biases:

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