Thinking in Bets

by Annie Duke

Book Reviews

  • 13/ Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts - The title sums up the life of a founder. You need to weigh the info you have and make decisions swiftly. This book makes you better at that core task. @AnnieDuke to Tweet
  • Sketching User Experiences by Bill Buxton and William Buxton The Choice by Eliyahu M. Goldratt About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design by Alan Cooper, David Cronin, and Robert Reimann Outcomes Over Output by Josh Seiden Decode and Conquer by Lewis C. LinLink to Tweet
  • What are the books that made you better at 'business'? Define business however you like Here's my top 5 * Influence (@RobertCialdini) * The Effective Manager (@mahorstman) * The Goal (Goldratt) * The Mom Test (@robfitz ) * Thinking in Bets (@AnnieDuke) What are yours? to Tweet
  • 7/ Why? Because the manager doesn’t know if the salesperson is on the right track. The salesperson could have done everything right, but still lost. Or everything wrong and still won. Here I like @AnnieDuke's decision quality vs. outcome Great book btw to Tweet
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  • Excited that the kindle version of Thinking in Bets is a monthly deal on Amazon. Will be just $2.99 for the whole month. to Tweet
  • Amazon’s pricing algorithm remains a mystery to me but that mystery means Thinking in Bets is just $8 today :) to Tweet
  • New post: Really enjoyed reading Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke, which encourages us to think of decisions as structured bets in an attempt to overcome the cognitive biases that cause poor decision-making to Tweet
  • Okay, since @calebhicks asked — the four best books I read in 2018: Thinking in Bets, Annie Duke, The Science of Success, Charles Koch, A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles, Conspiracy: Ryan Holiday, Bonus round: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, Hank Green.Link to Tweet

About Book

Even the best decision doesn't yield the best outcome every time: there's always an element of luck that you can't control, and there is always information that is hidden from view. Duke shows readers how to think in bets: How sure am I? What are the possible ways things could turn out? As a former World Series of Poker champion turned business consultant, she draws on examples from business, sports, politics, and (of course) poker to share tools anyone can use to embrace uncertainty and make better decisions.