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ARTICLE: How The Duchess Of Poker Became A Management Guru

Annie Duke has a remarkably diverse career. Her original ambition was to be an academic, and she was well on her way down that path to earning a PhD in cognitive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Some might say that cognitive psychology is the ideal discipline in which to

ARTICLE: When mistaken beliefs lead to bad bets on data

To win a poker game, you have to work with whatever data you have, however limited it may be, and then make the best choices possible. Annie Duke, decision strategist and former championship poker player, explains how poker has useful lessons for any IT decision-maker. Not long ago, Annie Duke

ARTICLE: Know When to Hold ‘Em

Editor’s Note: I just saw Annie Duke at a fundraiser for HowIDecide – a great organization furthering decision-making education (you’ll hear more about it soon) – and it wasn’t until ten minutes into our conversation that I realized why I loved her latest book. It’s because it bridges one of the problems I’m

ARTICLE: You, Dear Investor, Are Patient, Prudent and Calm

Bit by bit, the myth of the “dumb money” is dying. For decades, Wall Street has derided individual investors as ill-informed, fickle and hapless. Instead of buying and holding, or buying low and selling high, the “dumb money” blindly chases performance, buying high and selling low. The perennial message from

ARTICLE: The 7 Best Podcasts in Business and Finance

Interest in podcasts is surging, and for good reason. There’s never been a better time to dive into the audio podcast medium with its growing variety and depth of content. Barron’s sifted through the clutter and found some of the best podcasts for our business and finance audience. Here are

ARTICLE: Why living experimentally beats taking big bets

Excerpt: Annie Duke, author of Thinking In Bets, says that “wrapping our arms around uncertainty and giving it a big hug will help us become better decision makers”. Fair enough. If we’re going to have to eat our uncertainty broccoli anyway, it may be best to swallow it down before

ARTICLE: All The Outcomes Are Unknown

Any time we do something, we build a likelihood in our mind, consciously or sub-consciously, of whether success will be attained based on our abilities, past experiences, etc. Everyone knows that the dinosaurs have long been extinct. Annie Duke wrote in her book, Thinking in Bets, speaking on coelacanths, a fish: