Oct 3, 2022
Annie Duke is a renown public speaker and decision strategist. For
two decades, she was one of the top poker players in the world,
including winning a World Series of Poker bracelet and the $2
million winner-take-all WSOP Tournament of Champions. Her study of
the science of smart decision-making began with a National Science
Foundation Fellowship, which she used study Cognitive Psychology at
the University of Pennsylvania. Among her charity work and
television appearances, Annie was a runner-up to Joan Rivers on
Celebrity Apprentice, during which she raised $700,000 for Refugees
International. She is a natural teacher and storyteller with an
active mind that constantly searches for accurate truth.
I highly recommend Annie’s new book, Thinking in Bets, which comes
out this week. In her life after poker, she is a featured speaker,
writes a newsletter and a blog, and advises companies on improving
their decision-making process. Have a look at her
for more information.
Our conversation discusses Annie’s path from an Ivy League
education to professional poker, the nature of a bet, how we form
beliefs, why we make bad decisions, and what we can do to improve
our decision-making process. Towards the end, we also talk about
bankroll management, poker faces, and advice she would give the
President on how to make better decisions.