Annie has been featured in New York Magazine’s “Beginnings: The Breakthrough Moments” alongside Connie Britton, George Clooney, and Yoko Ono.
He gave me a list of hands that I was allowed to play.
Annie Duke was featured in USA Today in 2015 for her ability to understand human foibles, which she exploits to great success at the gaming table, and apply it to managing investments.
"Some of the wisest words on financial planning this year come from a poker champion named Annie Duke." -Larry Light, AdviceIQ
Annie was recently mentioned in “5 Investing Podcasts You Should Listen To” by Wesley Gray in the Wall Street Journal for her knowledge and insight on decision making.
One of my favorite episodes was when Mr. Covel interviewed Annie Duke, a former professional poker player who has some incredible insights on decision making. - Wesley Gray
four ways annie duke talks about decision strategy
Whenever we make a choice based on imperfect information or with consequences over time, we use decision strategy.
In the workplace, success depends on how we make those choices through decision strategy. Everyone, from the newest employees to the principals, is part of the continuous cycle of deciding and learning. These same strategies determine the quality of choices in relationships, health and lifestyle, investing and consumerism, and parenting. Drawing on the unique combination of training as a behavioral scientist and 20 years as a professional poker player, Annie Duke offers frank assessments of the challenges presented by decision strategy and practical ways of confronting those challenges.
Annie brings her background in cognitive science and poker together to understand how we make decisions. Consequently, her talks include the systematic obstacles that prevent us from making our best decisions and what these obstacles cost us in the workplace and throughout our lives. Furthermore, her speeches discuss how to create practical solutions that make decision-making more rational.
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At work, we learn through experience. Whether those lessons stick depends on overcoming irrational thinking patterns with a constructive workplace culture.
During the moments when we make decisions or experience outcomes, we can easily be influenced by emotions connected with winning and losing. Setting up “best practices” in advance can minimize that influence.
facts, beliefs, and probabilities
Our brains developed for quickness, but they lack the accuracy and completeness of computers. There are, however, several ways we can improve how we process and interpret information.
Humans have the unique ability to imagine and contemplate the future. Our short-term and long-term goals frequently conflict, however, and when they do, our instinct is to sacrifice the future for the present.
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“Annie showed us how to scale thoughtful risk taking in a complex organization and in so doing realize the dream of Collaborative Agility! And she helped me hold up a mirror to my own biases and self-limiting beliefs, helping me let go and grow toward becoming the leader I have always wanted to be.”