November 2, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us to discuss Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts by Annie Duke

Poker champion turned business consultant Annie Duke teaches you how to get comfortable with uncertainty and make better decisions as a result.

In Super Bowl XLIX, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made one of the most controversial calls in football history: With 26 seconds remaining, and trailing by four at the Patriots' one-yard line, he called for a pass instead of a hand off to his star running back. The pass was intercepted and the Seahawks lost. Critics called it the dumbest play in history. But was the call really that bad? Or did Carroll actually make a great move that was ruined by bad luck?

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. So the key to long-term success (and avoiding worrying yourself to death) is to think in bets: How sure am I? What are the possible ways things could turn out? What decision has the highest odds of success? Did I land in the unlucky 10% on the strategy that works 90% of the time? Or is my success attributable to dumb luck rather than great decision-making?

Annie Duke, a former World Series of Poker champion turned business consultant, draws on examples from business, sports, politics, and (of course) poker to share tools anyone can use to embrace uncertainty and make better decisions. For most people, it's difficult to say "I'm not sure" in a world that values and, even, rewards the appearance of certainty. But professional poker players are comfortable with the fact that great decisions don't always lead to great outcomes and bad decisions don't always lead to bad outcomes.

By shifting your thinking from a need for certainty to a goal of accurately assessing what you know and what you don't, you'll be less vulnerable to reactive emotions, knee-jerk biases, and destructive habits in your decision-making. 

Hosted via Zoom

Registration is free, but please RSVP by November 1st at 10:00 am to receive a link to the event.

This event is open to all who are interested! We look forward to seeing you there!

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James Jones ( RS&H, Inc. )
Jennifer Deem ( Forefront Structural Engineers, Inc. )
Jonathan Tavarez ( American Institute of Steel Construction )
Sam Mittal ( Horner & Shifrin, Inc. )
Kristi Sattler ( AISC - American Institute of Steel Construction )
Rose McClure ( Simpson Gumpertz & Heger )
Steve Citko ( exp US Services, Inc. )
Michael Haynie ( EXP )
Yasmin Chaudhry ( Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. )
Ewa Mroczek ( Collins Engineers, Inc. )
John Grendzinski ( Landmark Structures )
Gloria Frank ( Raths Raths Johnson )
Brittany Jamison ( Milhouse Engineering and Construction )