A trillion? How many decisions do you think we make in our lifetimes? What about in a year? What about every day? Former professional poker player, Annie Duke writes this brilliant book that is titled simply and powerfully.
Whether it’s major life decisions such as who to marry, what job to pursue, or where to live, or just the hundreds of thousands of other things we need to decided in our everyday lives, Duke provides dozens of methods, though experiments, and real-life examples to sharpen your ability to do just that. This also includes not just decision-making on your own, but crucially, how do do things with others in private life or in the workplace.
The book has a cute cover image and as you flip through it, you will not observe a typical book with endless blocks of texts. Instead, you will get busy with this book, grabbing a pencil or pen, and follow instructions to better understand the material that Duke presents. Yes, this will take commitment and a desire to not just sit there and try to (magically) absorb wisdom on how to make better decisions in your life. Like anything and everything in life, you need to work for it. And, I view the book as highly successful at helping you just that.
I’ve now had it for a year and felt good about her reviewing techniques that I developed or learned on my own only to constantly go back to the book and realize there’s yet more there to better understand and incorporate.
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Between the Lines
Our lives are nothing more than endless decisions to be made, small, big, and gigantic. It would seem obvious that you want to have a good method for doing just that. Yet, we are biased, we are unaware, we are sometimes doomed, or we have good methods that can be significantly improved and built on further.
I think this is a highly important book for youngsters to start contemplating and for mature adults of any age who are open-minded and care about making better decisions in life to perform better, be a better person, or just enjoy life more. Highly recommended.