Annie Duke retired from professional poker in 2012 as one of the most successful players of all time. Today, she is taking what she learned at the poker table about decision making and sharing it with the world as an author and public speaker. We sat down to talk about her new book How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices and why business is dealing with poker like environments and all the uncertainty that comes with it.
Dave Knox: You retired from poker in 2012 to focus on your next career as an author and public speaker. Your first book, Thinking In Bets, has a concept that life is like poker, not chess. Can you explain that viewpoint?
Annie Duke: As I transitioned from cognitive psychology where you’re