14: Poker Pro Annie Duke: Betting–the Ultimate Transferable Skill


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Today we talk to Annie Duke.

Annie is best known for her career as a professional poker player, where she has won a World Series of Poker bracelet, the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions, and the NBC National Poker Heads-Up Championship. She has more than 16 money finishes and has won more than $4 million in tournament poker.

She’s also a mother of 4 children and the author of the new popular book: Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts

͟Here are some of the things you’ll learn from Annie:

  • Why betting is the ultimate transferable skill
  • How she first got into poker – abandoning a promising academic career in cognitive psychology
  • The Evolution of poker (as a business and from a player’s perspective)
  • How to spot the bluffers on the table
  • And how poker, finance, and other fields are ALL about remaining Adaptable, as the dynamics change up (as they did with televised poker) We talk about this from around 15-30 minutes. This is the best part, I think.
  • Why becoming a Teacher makes you better at thinking – and how practicing observation can make you more conscious in other areas of life

Even if you don’t play poker, this episode is really about the Learning Process, about MASTERY, and about becoming a better thinker and decision-maker. And that’s an awesome ability, regardless of what you do.


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