Monday, November 25, 2019

Thinking in Bets

Annie Duke became a poker champion by conquering (or at least, mitigating) her natural human biases. In Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts, she discusses how readers can avoid the pitfalls of some biases that are common to all of us.

I was underwhelmed by the first half of the book. It was a summary of a few of the biases that would already be well-known to readers of this blog.

But the second half was well-worth reading. She discusses a few techniques for improving thought processes that we can all try. They range from mental tips/tricks to using the power of objective observers to reduce the effects of biases. I had not seen some of these techniques before, and I found many of them interesting.

If the topic interests you, I highly recommend the last half of the book!

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