March 16, 2018

“New Study Proves It: We’re Pretty Easy To Fool” – Annie’s Newsletter, March 16th, 2018

Sign Up to Receive Annie Duke’s Weekly E-Newsletter and Updates Here NEW STUDY PROVES IT: WE’RE PRETTY EASY TO FOOL False news laps the truth on Twitter Last week @ScienceMagazine published a large-scale investigation of how information spreads on Twitter. The study spanned Twitter’s entire history, covering 125,000 rumor cascades. The primary conclusion, heavily reported, was that […]

March 13, 2018

“Amazon Pays $1Billion for Business Rejected on Shark Tank” – Annie’s Newsletter, March 9th, 2018

Sign Up to Receive Annie Duke’s Weekly E-Newsletter and Updates Here AMAZON PAYS $1 BILLION FOR A BUSINESS REJECTED ONSHARK TANK Getting past “right-and-wrong thinking” to a more nuanced evaluation of decisions Amazon is buying Ring, a smart-doorbell and home-security company, for at least $1 billion. That Ring’s founder, Jamie Siminoff, failed to secure an […]

March 02, 2018

“Steven Pinker is on One Track; The New York Times is on Another” – Annie’s Newsletter, March 2nd, 2018

Sign Up to Receive Annie Duke Updates Here STEVEN PINKER IS ON ONE TRACK, THE NEW YORK TIMES IS ON THE OTHER It’s the start of a hypothetical moral question, with no right answer and a lot of emotion I have been watching with great interest as Steven Pinker’s new book, Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, […]

February 23, 2018

“Things I Learned From My Conversation With James Altucher” – Annie’s Newsletter, Feb 23rd, 2018

Sign Up to Receive Annie Duke Updates Here THINGS I LEARNED FROM MY CONVERSATION WITH JAMES ALTUCHER I recently appeared on James Altucher’s (@JAltucher) podcast. It was a great, far-ranging conversation, titled for one of the many concepts we discussed, “The Fastest Way to Become an Expert at Anything.” I enjoyed the experience not just for […]

February 16, 2018

Identity Politics of a Different Sort – Annie’s Newsletter, Feb 16th, 2018

Sign Up to Receive Annie Duke Updates Here IDENTITY POLITICS OF A DIFFERENT SORT Our political party is our tribe and tribe trumps principles I recently wrote a piece for Michael Smerconish (@Smerconish Smerconish.com), “Why People Choose Party Over Principle,” and further discussed the piece on his CNN show. The piece was informed, in large part, by the work […]

February 09, 2018

The Philly Special 🏈 – Annie’s Newsletter, Feb 9th, 2018

Sign Up to Receive Annie Duke Updates Here THE PHILLY SPECIAL Eagles’ coach Doug Pederson made some great coaching moves, but what made them special was that they worked Congratulations to my Philadelphia Eagles and their entire organization on a stunning, exciting victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. Eagles’ coach Doug […]

February 06, 2018

Thinking In Bets Hits Stores Tuesday – Annie’s Newsletter, Feb 3rd, 2018

Sign Up to Receive Annie Duke Updates Here. TUESDAY IS PUBLICATION DAY FOR THINKING IN BETS This Tuesday, February 6, is Publication Day for Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts (hardcover, Kindle, iBook, audiobook). If you want to get a flavor of the book, you can hear me read the first […]

January 26, 2018

A Trio of Unlikely, But Truly Magical Words – Annie’s Newsletter, Jan 26th 2018

Sign Up to Receive Annie Duke Updates Here. A TRIO OF UNLIKELY, BUT TRULY MAGICAL WORDS “I’m not sure” (though “I don’t know” works just as well) You can now “Look Inside” Thinking in Bets on Amazon. In the table of contents, you’ll find a section in Chapter 1 titled, “’I’m not sure’: using uncertainty to our […]

January 19, 2018

Thought-Provoking Perspectives on Public Priorities – Annie’s Newsletter, Jan 19th 2018

Sign Up to Receive Annie Duke Updates Here. WEIGHING TERRORISM: SCALE VS. THREAT Thought-provoking perspectives on public priorities On Monday, Steven Pinker (@SAPinker) tweeted, “how much should the government pay to eliminate a disease that kills 6 Americans a year?” His question framed an approach to the terrorism debate taken in a @TIME piece, “Why We Shouldn’t Exaggerate the […]

January 12, 2018

The Local Weather Report – Annie’s Newsletter, Jan 12th 2018

Sign Up to Receive Annie Duke Updates Here. THE LOCAL WEATHER REPORT … which is also, occasionally, a bipartisan alternative to science There was a lot of eye-rolling when President Trump tweeted this in December: Many responses to the tweet, like this piece from The New York Times, pointed out the difference between weather and climate. No matter whether you […]