Newsletter: Catching up: A big announcement, a new book, and more


Tuesday, May 3, 2022 E-Newsletter


Dear Readers:

I paused this newsletter a bit ago because of several new projects in the works that have absorbed all my attention. Today, I’m super excited to share some details about a few of these projects. I’m also thrilled to get this newsletter going again on a more regular basis.

I recently completed writing my newest book, Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away, which is available for pre-order now, with an official release date of October 4, 2022. While I was promoting my last book, How to Decide, in the fall of 2020, I was recording a bunch of podcasts. There is about a page and a half on the topic of quitting in that book and I kept finding myself pushing the conversations to that topic.

I became obsessed.

I started reaching out to people in academics, business, sports, and, really anyone who would talk to me, to hop on zooms and explore all things quitting. I sold the proposal in February and have been deep in it ever since. October can’t come fast enough!

Not surprisingly, as I send out new editions of the newsletter, you will see the theme of quitting running through them…I am still as obsessed as I was back in October of 2020.

I am also super excited to share with you that this November, I am launching ​​a live, one-week cohort-based course on Making Better Decisions with Maven. This live class will be an online course. I’ll be teaching my top mental models for reducing bias, making better educated guesses and decision under uncertainty, and a lot more.

If you want to be the first to know more about this course, sign up here: https://wk-gb.typeform.com/annie-duke

Also in this newsletter, I have included a little of what I’ve been reading, some podcasts I’ve been on recently, and other tidbits of information I thought you might find interesting. I’ll be in touch again soon!


— Annie


Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away


First Round Capital Announcement

I am excited to announce that I am joining First Round as Special Partner focused on decision science. I am have been working with First Round for a few years now and I am pleased to be continuing our relationship in this new role.

Read the full announcement here: https://firstround.medium.com/welcoming-annie-duke-to-first-round-5aca583a051e 


The Decision Education Podcast is back for Season 3:

Through inspiring, sharp-witted conversations with top leaders and researchers advancing decision science, the Decision Education Podcast from the Alliance for Decision Education listeners will discover the life-changing potential of skillful decision-making. New season began last week, April 27! 

Check out the trailer and episode 1 of Season 3: https://alliancefordecisioneducation.org/podcast


Thinking In Bets is now a LIT Videobook

Excited to share my book Thinking in Bets is now a videobook produced by LIT Videobooks.

In under one hour, watch the core concepts from each chapter in a documentary-like experience with featured interviews and visual animations.

Watch it now at litvideobooks.com/bets


What I’ve been reading recently…

Just Keep Buying: Proven ways to save money and build your wealth, by Nick Maggiulli

Why Does The Stock Market Go Up?: Everything You Should Have Been Taught About Investing In School, But Weren’t, by Brian Feroldi

Journey of the Mind: How Thinking Emerged from Chaos, by Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam

Here is the blurb I offered upon my advance copy: “What Sapiens did for our understanding of the evolution of the human race, Journey of the Mind has done for the evolution of complex thought and consciousness itself…”

Jerks at Work: Toxic Coworkers and What to Do About Them, by Tessa West


In case you missed it: 

The Bookseller  April 29, 2022
Ebury Edge signs cognitive psychologist and author Duke’s guide to quitting

Art of Charm Podcast, April 21, 2021
Link to YouTube Video

Alliance for Decision Education Podcast
Season 3 Trailer

Michigan Live, April 15, 2022
Lions GM Brad Holmes credits team’s dedication to diversity, talks NFL draft on ex-Falcons GM’s podcast

The 33RD Team, April 11, 2022
How the Rams Are Scouting Differently Than the Rest of the NFL