Annie Duke

Special guest

Our guest today is a poker champion turned author, consultant, and corporate speaker whose here to teach us how to get comfortable with uncertainty and make better decisions.

She’s earned Bachelors’ Degrees in English and Psychology from Columbia University and pursued a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania where she was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship to study Cognitive Psychology.

All that changed a month before her dissertation defence when she shoved her research into the trunk of her car, told her professors she’d be gone for a while, and headed west where she eventually found her way to a poker table.

As a former professional poker player she was once the leading money winner among women. Having won a World Series of Poker Bracelet, placing first at the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions, and winning the 2010 National Heads-Up Poker Championship, before retiring from the game in 2012.

As an author she’s written six books including Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts and How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices.

She’s also the co-founder of The Alliance for Decision Education, a non-profit whose mission is to improve lives by empowering students through decision skills education.

So, please help me in welcoming our guest today - The Duchess of Poker and bestselling author - Annie Duke!

Annie Duke has been a guest on 1 episode.