ML165: Annie Duke on Learning from Experience, Overcoming Analysis Paralysis and How To Make Better Decisions
Annie Duke is an author, speaker, and decision-making consultant. Her latest book, How to Decide is already earning rave reviews and her previous one, Thinking in Bets, became a national bestseller.
As a former professional poker player, Annie won more than $4 million in tournament poker before retiring from the game in 2012. Prior to this she was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship to study Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.
If you're anything like most people, you probably don't have much of a process for making decisions – from pro and con lists to getting caught in analysis paralysis, decision making can be incredibly painful.
But what if there was a better way to make quality decisions so you could think clearly, feel more confident, second-guess yourself less, and ultimately be more decisive and be more productive?
What if decision making was a learnable skill? Annie has dedicated herself to teaching it through her books and consulting
In this episode we discuss:
- What games like poker, chess and backgammon can teach us about decision making
- How to learn effectively from your experiences without becoming biased by outcomes
- How to overcome analysis paralysis and eliminate unnecessary decisions
This was a great wide ranging conversation with a lot of practical applications that will help you combat your own biases, address your weaknesses and become a better and more confident decision-maker.
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