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Annie Duke

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[REPLAY] Annie Duke - Improving Decision Making [Capital Allocators, EP.39]

Capital Allocators – Inside the Institutional Investment Industry

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 website, annieduke.com, 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. Learn More  Follow Ted on Twitter at @tseides or LinkedIn  Subscribe to the mailing list  Access Transcript with Premium Membership


3 Oct 2022

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#317 Annie Duke- Learn Why Quitting is a Superpower of The Greats

What Got You There with Sean DeLaney

Annie Duke is an author, corporate 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.  Watch on YouTube Annie's past podcast appearances Episode 215  Episode 132   “Contrary to popular belief, winners quit a lot. That’s how they win.” You Unleashed Course  50% off You Unleashed is an online personal development course created by Sean DeLaney after spending years working with an interviewing high achievers.The online course that helps you ‘Unleash your potential’! You Unleashed teaches you the MINDSETS, ROUTINES and BEHAVIORS you need to unleash your potential and discover what you’re capable of. You know you’re capable of more and want to bring out that untapped potential inside of you. We teach you how. Enroll Today for only $99!- Click Here Subscribe to my Momentum Monday Newsletter Connect with us! Whatgotyouthere TikTok YouTube Twitter Instagram 

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2 Oct 2022

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S3E24: When to Quit Your Climate Startup—w/ Annie Duke, author of Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away

Reversing Climate Change

We live in a culture that glamorizes grit and derides giving up. But in the world of climate startups, we can’t afford to spend time on projects that aren’t working. So, how do you know when to quit? Decision Strategist Annie Duke is a retired professional poker player and World Series of Poker bracelet holder. She is also the author of several books, including Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away. On this episode of Reversing Climate Change, Annie joins Ross to explain how to apply decision-making skills from poker and her research in the context of a climate startup. Annie walks us through her three strategies for deciding when to fold, challenging us to set explicit kill criteria and leverage the ‘monkeys and pedestals’ mental model to abandon projects that aren’t working. Listen in for Annie’s insight on prioritizing moonshots that develop useful technology and learn how to persevere when projects are worthwhile—and walk away when they’re not. Connect with Nori Purchase Nori Carbon Removals Nori's website Nori on Twitter Join Nori's Discord to hang out with other fans of the podcast and Nori Check out our other podcast, Carbon Removal Newsroom Carbon Removal Memes on Twitter Carbon Removal Memes on Instagram Resources Annie’s Website Books by Annie Duke Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away by Annie Duke How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices by Annie Duke Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts by Annie Duke Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner Ron Conway at SV Angel Poker After Dark Astro Teller at X Project Loon Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reversingclimatechange/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/reversingclimatechange/support


27 Sep 2022

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The Best of Trending in Ed - Annie Duke on Thinking In Bets

Trending In Education

As part of our Best of Trending in Ed Series, we return to episode 202 of Trending in Ed from the Summer of 2019 where Mike Palmer interviews Annie Duke about her book, Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When We Don't Have All The Facts.We’re “all-in” this week, as we welcome Annie Duke, author of Thinking In Bets and retired poker pro, to the show. Annie begins by sharing the long, winding path she took to become an author and expert in decision science. From her time as a PhD student in cognitive science to her introduction to poker as a novice to her inspiration to write her books, Annie provides great detail on all of the influences throughout her life that have come together to write Thinking In Bets. We also dive into the non-profit, The Alliance for Decision Education, that Annie co-founded in 2012 and discuss how she hopes to push decision education at scale to millions of students in K12. How do we get decision-making wrong? How often do we worry about the result, see Pete Carroll’s play-calling in Super Bowl XLIX, rather than the process that led to the decision? If we were to teach students the basics of good decision-making, how might this improve their ability to decide quickly and adapt to a variety of environments and novel contexts critical to learning and the future of work? We discuss all that and more. So pull up a seat, ante up, and join us for an engaging conversation from back in the simpler days of 2019! Subscribe to Trending in Ed wherever you get your podcasts. Visit us at TrendinginEd.com for more sharp takes on the future of learning.


28 Jul 2022

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Untangling the Complex - a book review---the Puzzler by AJ Jacobs and Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke

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Untangling the Complex - a book review---the Puzzler by AJ Jacobs and Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke


11 May 2022

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#37: Optimizing Learning from Experience: What is Skill Vs Luck? Book Review: 'Thinking in Bets' by Annie Duke

Bros Before CEOs

When facing uncertainty, how can you make the right decision every single time?Welcome BBCEOs, The podcast that believes you can love your job by increasing your career capital through learning rare and valuable skills - today’s skill is clarity in decision making through a new way to think about what is a right or wrong decision… let’s go!Think of right decisions as decisions that followed a sound process of information gathering. Understand the odds. Understand the risks. Gather feedback to refine your decision making process and improve for the next decision. 


10 May 2022

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HOW TO DECIDE by Annie Duke

Good. Better. Best.

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7 May 2022

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Ep 117 - Poker, Salads, and Taking Acid In 2022...Plus Annie Duke Is Probably A Witch

Cracking Aces

Welcome back and happy new year! We have a great show today- who is the best poker player who gets not enough recognition? Also, Jake has a squatter at his condo that he can't get rid of and Nate might move to Florida and start doing a bunch of acid. Plus is Annie Duke a witch? Enjoy!


5 Jan 2022

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Annie Duke - Author and Former Professional Poker Player

The HPScast

In this week’s episode, host Colbert Cannon is joined by world renowned former professional poker player, Annie Duke. Having studied at Columbia and pursuing a PhD at Penn State University, today, Duke is a philanthropist, a public speaker and bestselling author. Her book, Thinking in Bets, was actually a Best Idea Colbert offered in a past season of the show. In her book she combines her poker acumen with her behavioral and psych background to give insights into making decisions on limited information. To learn more from a true master of decision making, you can check out Annie's books here. Annie Duke left us with a great piece of advice for her Best Idea - boldly say when you do not understand something that was said. You can listen to Colbert’s Best Idea here, which is his sister’s T.C. podcast, TC After Dark here.


29 Sep 2021

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The Game of Risk: Poker with Annie Duke

No Turning Back

Poker is a game of risk. The chances you take, the bets you make, determine the loss, or the reward. It’s a heated calculus of quick decision-making, gut instinct, and strategy. This week, on the second episode of the Risk mini-series on No Turning Back, Stan and Chris speak to Annie Duke, a former professional poker player whose titles include the NBC National Poker Heads-Up Championship, as the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions.   In today’s discussion, Stan and Chris speak to Annie about why most people don’t think probabilistically when making decisions, why uncertain decisions are often most impactful, and why no good decisions ever come from consensus. She speaks to the power of a pre-mortem to think through ways a plan can fail before it does, and discusses how poker players not only think about winning, but winning the most they absolutely can (even if it means taking on more risk). She brings an academic focus, and intense inquisitiveness, to the game, and her lessons and tactics about risk transcend poker.


21 Sep 2021