162: Making bets that pay off - Annie Duke, Author, Speaker and Decision Strategist

42m · March 23, 2021

162: Making bets that pay off - Annie Duke, Author, Speaker and Decision Strategist

Annie Duke Annie Duke has leveraged her expertise in the science of smart decision making to excel at pursuits as varied as championship poker, public speaking, teaching and philanthropy. For two decades, Annie was one of the top poker players in the world, winning several championships during her career. She has shared her knowledge through a series of best-selling poker instruction and theory books, Decide to Play Great Poker and The Middle Zone: Mastering the Most Difficult Hands in Hold’em Poker (both co-authored with John Vorhaus). Annie is also the mother of four children and a master storyteller. Her passion for making a difference has helped to raise more than $18 million for charities for causes as diverse as international refugees, victims of the conflicts in Sudan, improving education, and numerous children’s hospitals. Through her academic training in cognitive psychology and her real-world experience at the poker table, Annie Duke has mastered the art and science of strategic decision making. She applies those lessons to every aspect of her life, from parenting to nutrition to business. Books Try a free Audible trial of any book here Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices Range by David Epstein Superforecasting by Dan Gardner Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends!Special Guest: Annie Duke.Sponsored By:LinkedIn Talent Solutions: FREE Job Post!!! When your business is ready to make that next hire, find the right person with LinkedIn Jobs. And now, you can post a job for free. Just visit LinkedIn.com/growth. Terms and conditions apply. Promo Code: LinkedIn.com/growthCaniBrands: CaniBrands is an all-natural CBD oil with plant-based ingredients. The most trusted solution by professional athletes for high performance and better sleep. Visit canibrands.com and use the discount code 'GMP25' to get 25% off the cost of your product. Promo Code: GMP25Support Growth Mindset Podcast

  • 38:00 Annie: “Try stuff.” Sam: “Anything scary is probably worth doing.” 👏

    4 months ago·1 like·
  • 28:50 love this bit. Getting other perspectives is critical to making better decisions (and learning) but it’s hard to do when others don’t want to engage in good faith. Love that Annie is asking you to engage on this question so she can learn. For me, good faith vs none is the difference between a productive dialogue vs someone only interested in monologuing.

    4 months ago·1 like·
  • 27:40 love the conversation about inside and outside view, the idea that we must reconcile our personal view (inside) alongside external opinions, ideas and diversity of thought beyond our own. You are so right @Sam that reading a book with another person and discussing it reveals so much more than just doing so alone.

    4 months ago·1 like·
  • @David this was an episode I promised to send you!

    4 months ago·2 likes·
    David

    Nice episode Sam. You two had a nice rapport going. This episode is the embodiment of growth mindset from both participants. Listeners get a real sense for how curious and engaged Annie is in her interpersonal interactions.

    4 months ago·1 like·
  • What a great lady. Nuts story about how she was trying to get into academia and because she was ill for a year it spawned her entire poker career ♠️. (Also loved that Chinese farmer parable analogy @Sam 🌱)

    5 months ago·2 likes·
    Sam

    Cheers @katy80 - And so true, besides the being ill part it was such a cool story!

    4 months ago·1 like·
    David

    Love that story. It appears at the 10:40 mark for other listeners.

    4 months ago·1 like·

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