This week we interview Annie Duke. She accidentally got into Poker and won a World Series Of Poker Championship before retiring in 2012. She is the author of Thinking in Bets (one of my favorites), How To Decide, and Quit (her most recent book). This is one of the best interviews with her I have heard. Great revelations for anyone who is an investor or student of life.
We discuss luck vs skill, life is like poker not chess, resulting (outcome bias)how to know when to stick or quit, sunk costs, kill criteria, and so much more.
"Life is like poker, not chess" - Annie Duke @mtipodcast
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Today's Guest: Annie Duke
Annie loves to dive deep into decision making under uncertainty. Her latest obsession is on the topic of quitting. In particular, she is on a mission to rehabilitate the term and get people to be proud of walking away from things. Annie is an author, speaker, and consultant in the decision-making space, as well as Special Partner focused on Decision Science at First Round Capital Partners, a seed stage venture fund. Annie’s latest book, Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away, was released October 4, 2022 from Portfolio, a Penguin Random House imprint. Her previous book, Thinking in Bets, is a national bestseller. 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. Annie is the co-founder of The Alliance for Decision Education, a non-profit whose mission is to improve lives by empowering students through decision skills education. She is a member of the National Board of After-School All-Stars and the Board of Directors of the Franklin Institute and serves on the board of the Renew Democracy Initiative.
Annie's Online Presence:
- Kirk Chisholm | Innovative Wealth
- Barbara Friedberg | Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance
- Megan Gorman | The Wealth Intersection