Annie Duke is a retired professional poker player, having last played professionally in 2010. She’s still top-4 among women in career poker winnings.
Since retiring, Annie started applying her skills to a new target: decision making.
Her 2018 book Thinking In Bets
offers a remarkably refreshing approach. From the description of her book on Amazon
Why are we so bad at separating luck and skill? Why are we so uncomfortable knowing that results can be beyond our control? Why do we create such a strong connection between results and the quality of the decisions preceding them? How can we avoid falling into the trap of the Monday Morning Quarterback, whether it is in analyzing someone else’s decision or in making and reviewing the decisions in our own lives?
In essence, what if we thought through decisions more like placing bets in poker?
Here are a few resources to understand Annie’s approach: