The Duchess of Poker — Annie Duke on How We Can Make Better Decisions
On this episode of The Polymath Project Podcast, I speak with former professional poker player and poker champion Annie Duke about her latest book, Thinking in Bets: Making Better Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts.
After retiring from poker, Annie now teaches people, companies and institutions how to make better decisions in the real world.
Some topics we cover:
Why poker is better than chess at teaching you how to make real-world decisions
- The fundamental problem of decision-making
The importance of a “truthseeking” community
How poker can help you manage your emotions
- How education is failing to teach kids important skills that they need, and what Annie is trying to do about it
We also cover a lot more than that, so check out the podcast and enjoy!
How to Listen
- Listen on Apple Podcasts (Please leave a review if you like it!)
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Resources & Links
- Annie Duke’s homepage
- Thinking in Bets: Making Better Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts.
- Annie’s education nonprofit How I Decide
Books mentioned on the podcast:
- Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Taleb
- The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb
- Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
- The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
- Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
- The Big Short (film)
- Annie’s interview for The Knowledge Project
- Self-serving bias and motivated reasoning
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