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Bounce! Conversations with Larry Weeks
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Interviews w/ authors, entrepreneurs, athletes and others on resilience, getting on or getting over life’s set ups and setbacks. If research exists on how people bounce back, he talks about it. If there are physical practices, proven psychologies or philosophies that can help people build personal foundations before the storms come, he digs into it.

Latest Episodes

EP. 31: THE TECH FALLACY: GERALD KANE ON WHY PEOPLE ARE THE KEY TO DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

“…What it takes to keep up isn’t as much about coding, AI, algorithms… it’s about being change oriented, it’s about being forward thinking, and it’s about being willing to develop skills in this new world.” --Gerald Kane What allows some organizations and individuals to thrive in new world of rapid technology innovation and disruption while others fall behind or get stuck in obsolescence? Exploring these questions and more is an expert on digital disruption and my guest on the podcast, Gerald Kane, professor of Information Systems at Boston College, Carroll School of Management. After a major six-year study into how digital technologies have disrupted companies of all sizes, Kane talks with me about some of the key findings from his newly released book, “The Technology Fallacy: How People Are The Real Key To Digital Transformation.” Thousands of interviews with employers and employees went into his research, revealing some interesting findings outlined in the book. If your an executive running a company or a CDO or just in charge of digital transformation, listen up. And ifyou're just an employee who wants to keep pace with change and stay relevant in the workplace, I would listen to this show. On the show we talk about Why adapting to technological disruptions isn’t actually all about the technology - and why thinking it is could lead to failure What type of mindset makes a difference in the companies that succeed at dramatic change vs those that fail to adapt Defining will over skill The similar characteristics companies have that thrive in disruption The importance of culture and what that means really How to stay relevant in the modern workplace The age factor, why succeeding in the digital era is not about age - and what attribute IS important How to develop employees for long-term success through change and tech disruptionwith examples of how companies are doing that The digital maturity scorecard, what industries lead or lag Jerry was a great interview and not only generous with his findings but passionate about them.Enjoy! I write about all my shows at larryweeks.com

60 MINMAY 11
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EP. 31: THE TECH FALLACY: GERALD KANE ON WHY PEOPLE ARE THE KEY TO DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

EP.30 : ALGORITHMS AND AGENCY: KARTIK HOSANAGAR ON LEARNING TO LIVE WITH LEARNING MACHINES

"I'm focusing on making decisions through A.I. They're making so many choices for us, mostly in ways that allow us to be productive but the flip side isthe extent to which we are fully in control of our decisions. It's not quite what it used to be. The algorithms are nudging us in different ways" - Kartik Hosanagar My guest on this episode is Kartik Hosanagar. Kartik is a professor of marketing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, one of the world's top 40 business professors under 40. He is a 10 time recipient of the MBA or undergraduate teaching excellence awards at the Wharton and his research has received several best paper awards.Kartik also co-founded and developed the core IP for Yodel and is involved with many other startups as either an investor or board member. Kartik's new book,A Human's Guide to Machine Intelligence: How Algorithms Are Shaping Our Lives and How We Can Stay in Control, is the topic of our discussion. This episode is a look into the brains of all of your devices, at least the software that's running them, and how those brains are learning and influencing you. You need very little technical knowledge to enjoy this episode. In fact the less you know technically the more it would behoove you to listen. Kartik does a masterful job not only explaining how algorithms work but how advances in A.I. are impacting your life - and what we can do about it personally as well as collectively. And if you're curious at all as to all the buzz about artificial intelligence, Kartik provides a short history lesson on it's origins and evolution from narrow automation to autonomous learning. There's also a great retelling of how the AlphaGo computer beat the world's best *human* Go professional. Some additional talking points in this episode ... Why algos matter and the risks associated with decisions Issues with data and data brokers Algorithmic bias On the evolution of A.I. A.I. similarities in human nature Black box problems - when we cannot know why a machine takes an action it takes The predictability-resilience paradox How to take control, the importance of agency His view of the future and how we can prepare for it And much more. Enjoy! If you like this episode,I write about all my podcasts at larryweeks.com

57 MINAPR 19
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EP.30 : ALGORITHMS AND AGENCY: KARTIK HOSANAGAR ON LEARNING TO LIVE WITH LEARNING MACHINES

EP.29: WORKING WITH A.I. : ROB MAY ON THE HYPE AND REALITY OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

The abbreviation A.I. along with its phrase “artificial intelligence” for many invokes fantasies of sentient overlord robots everywhere or benevolent machine assistants or sexy operating systems. It can be difficult to separate hype from reality. Newsfeed cycles don’t help either. Stories circulate with titillating headlines as to what A.I. has just done without context as to where it's failed. Regardless we should pay attention, because the ultimate goal of A.I.is to not only make machines intelligent - but as intelligent as humans. Hence my guest, Rob May. Rob is the CEO and Co-founder of Talla, a Boston-based company offering AI-Powered automation for service and support Teams. He is an angel investor in 50 A.I. companies and the Managing Director at Half Court Ventures. Rob also writes InsideAI, the world's most popular email newsletter on artificial intelligence. I wanted to have somebody like Rob on not only because of his deep expertise running his own company but his broad exposure to many different types of A.I. forward companies. Join us as we discuss these topics and more Defining and discerning A.I. and Machine Learning Hype and current reality Where is A.I. working Where and why companies fail with A.I. Perspective on the near and long term futures of A.I. How companies and people can prepare for broad adoption Where does he see most of A.I.'s value creation coming from How he evaluates companies to invest in who say they use AI and much more ... I write about my shows, visit www.larryweeks.comfor more

45 MINAPR 7
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EP.29: WORKING WITH A.I. : ROB MAY ON THE HYPE AND REALITY OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

EP.28: MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN: SETH GODIN ON MODERN MARKETING

39 MIN2018 NOV 5
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EP.28: MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN: SETH GODIN ON MODERN MARKETING

EP. 27: THE WISDOM ASSET: CHIP CONLEY ON AIRBNB, AGE AND RELEVANCE IN THE TECH INDUSTRY

What do you do when you go from being the founder and CEO of your own line of successful hotels to the oldest guy at the tech startup surrounded by some of the brightest millennials in the country? Well, if you’re Chip Conley, Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership at Airbnb, you set aside your ego, reinvent yourself and make the situation work for you. It’s that kind of adaptation that makes it possible to find your place in this era of change, and Chip has dedicated much of his time to sharing the secret with others who are looking to find a meaningful identity in a new world. On this podcast I talk with Chip about his career, his books, philosophies about getting olderand his newest project an academy for the Modern Elder. Chip Conley is a leader at the forefront of the sharing economy. At age 26 he founded Joie de Vivre Hospitality (JdV), transforming one inner-city motel into the second largest boutique hotel brand in America. Chip served as Airbnb’s Head of Global...

47 MIN2018 OCT 4
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EP. 27: THE WISDOM ASSET: CHIP CONLEY ON AIRBNB, AGE AND RELEVANCE IN THE TECH INDUSTRY

EP. 26: SECOND CHANCES: CATHERINE HOKE ON REDEMPTIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP

“What would it be like if you were only known for the worst decision that you've made for the rest of your life?” I’m excited for you to hear this episode because I think it will challenge you as it did me. My guest is Catherine Hoke. “Cat” is a former venture capitalist who is using training in entrepreneurship to solve a very serious social problem, high recidivism rates in the US prison system. And to that end, founded two successful nonprofits; the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) and Defy Ventures. In 14 years over five thousand incarcerated people have graduated from these two programs and earning Baylor University MBA certificates and the programs have resulted in industry leading low recidivism rates of less than seven percent. Fast company named “Cat” one of the hundred most creative people in business. Forbes named her 40 women to watch over 40. She was also one of the first recipients of the MakeTechHuman Agents of Change award given to global influencers who ...

72 MIN2018 SEP 9
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EP. 26: SECOND CHANCES: CATHERINE HOKE ON REDEMPTIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP

EP.25: MELTDOWNS: CHRIS CLEARFIELD ON PREVENTING SYSTEM FAILURES

What does the 2007 -2008 financial crisis, the Fukushima nuclear accident, Three Mile Island, and Deepwater Horizon all have in common? The small things. Or rather, lots of tightly coupled small things that are overlooked, ignored or covered up. Accidents waiting to happen. In Deep Survival, Lawrence Gonzalez, writes about the fact that accidents don’t just happen, they are assembled carefully, piece by piece. And if just one single piece is missing, the accident simply doesn’t happen. Risk is unavoidable but accidents aren't. Our world is filled with countless near-misses and close calls, and the truth is, most of the time we never even know how close we came to this or that accident or disaster. This is even truer at the organizational/institutional levels, where risk and complexity combine with organizational culture to increase both the likelihood and the impact of catastrophic failure. My guest on this podcast is Chris Clearfield. Chris brings a novel approach to the study of...

62 MIN2018 AUG 1
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EP.25: MELTDOWNS: CHRIS CLEARFIELD ON PREVENTING SYSTEM FAILURES

EP.24: MEANING AND WORK: FRED KOFMAN ON THE ROI OF PURPOSE

This episode is about where you spend the majority of your life - your work:why you do it, how you do it, changing where you do it and how companies should measure it. On this podcast I talk with Fred Kaufman. Fred is the former vice president of executive development at Linkedin and current leadership advisor at Google. He is also the author of seven books including conscious business, authentic communication, and for our discussion, his findings in his latest book, the Meaning Revolution. Fred addresses both sides of the issues facing employees and employers and describes how to create not only a productive work environment but a meaningful one. 70% of American workers say they’re stuck in a job in which they are completely disengaged and 30 percent of that group actively hate their jobs. Fredsays there is a better way... "Autonomy I put fairly low in the hierarchy. For me, the most important one is to have a purpose that you're really behind, that makes you proud, that you feel ...

51 MIN2018 JUN 16
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EP.24: MEANING AND WORK: FRED KOFMAN ON THE ROI OF PURPOSE

EP 23: MOTIVATION MYTHS: JEFF HADEN ON PROCESS VS. PASSION

Does motivation - or the lack of motivation - have to stop us from achieving our goals? On this podcast, I talk with Jeff Haden. Jeff runs Blackbird Media, is a top a LinkedIn Influencer--making him a part of an exclusive, invitation-only, global collective of 500+ of the world’s foremost thinkers, leaders, and innovators--a contributing editor to Inc., and the author of his latest book, The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win. When it comes to motivation, we are going to address two broad bucket applications: you have a desirable goal / task you want to achieve OR you have an undesirable goal / task you need (have to) to achieve. It doesn’t matter which bucket your goal falls into, the truth is, whether we want to do something or not, many of us have a hard time starting, or, once we start, a harder time completing it. Many of you set new year’s resolutions that you haven't even attempted to reach. Why? According to Jeff, the reason has to do with...

57 MIN2018 JUN 5
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EP 23: MOTIVATION MYTHS: JEFF HADEN ON PROCESS VS. PASSION

EP.22: HOW TO THINK IN BETS: ANNIE DUKE ON POKER, PROBABILITIES AND BETTER DECISIONS

"We’ve all had that experience of expressing something with certainty…and someone says “wanna bet?” and immediately it brings to the fore the fact that whenever you declare something you believe to be true, or a prediction, that there’s risk in that – Annie Duke All decisions have tradeoffs, risk vs. reward. We have to makechoicesthathave costs yet, many factors involved in making those choices are often hidden. So how do you make good decisions in the face of uncertainty? These are challenges inherent in the game of poker, and in poker, as in life, there is a difference between good decisions and good outcomes. On this podcast, my guest is Annie Duke. For two decades she was one of the top poker players in the world. She holds aWorld Series of Poker(WSOP) gold bracelet and the 2004World Series of Poker Tournament of Championsand theNational Heads-Up Poker Championshipin 2010. Before becoming a professional poker player, Annie was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowsh...

78 MIN2018 MAR 15
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EP.22: HOW TO THINK IN BETS: ANNIE DUKE ON POKER, PROBABILITIES AND BETTER DECISIONS

Latest Episodes

EP. 31: THE TECH FALLACY: GERALD KANE ON WHY PEOPLE ARE THE KEY TO DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

“…What it takes to keep up isn’t as much about coding, AI, algorithms… it’s about being change oriented, it’s about being forward thinking, and it’s about being willing to develop skills in this new world.” --Gerald Kane What allows some organizations and individuals to thrive in new world of rapid technology innovation and disruption while others fall behind or get stuck in obsolescence? Exploring these questions and more is an expert on digital disruption and my guest on the podcast, Gerald Kane, professor of Information Systems at Boston College, Carroll School of Management. After a major six-year study into how digital technologies have disrupted companies of all sizes, Kane talks with me about some of the key findings from his newly released book, “The Technology Fallacy: How People Are The Real Key To Digital Transformation.” Thousands of interviews with employers and employees went into his research, revealing some interesting findings outlined in the book. If your an executive running a company or a CDO or just in charge of digital transformation, listen up. And ifyou're just an employee who wants to keep pace with change and stay relevant in the workplace, I would listen to this show. On the show we talk about Why adapting to technological disruptions isn’t actually all about the technology - and why thinking it is could lead to failure What type of mindset makes a difference in the companies that succeed at dramatic change vs those that fail to adapt Defining will over skill The similar characteristics companies have that thrive in disruption The importance of culture and what that means really How to stay relevant in the modern workplace The age factor, why succeeding in the digital era is not about age - and what attribute IS important How to develop employees for long-term success through change and tech disruptionwith examples of how companies are doing that The digital maturity scorecard, what industries lead or lag Jerry was a great interview and not only generous with his findings but passionate about them.Enjoy! I write about all my shows at larryweeks.com

60 MINMAY 11
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EP. 31: THE TECH FALLACY: GERALD KANE ON WHY PEOPLE ARE THE KEY TO DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

EP.30 : ALGORITHMS AND AGENCY: KARTIK HOSANAGAR ON LEARNING TO LIVE WITH LEARNING MACHINES

"I'm focusing on making decisions through A.I. They're making so many choices for us, mostly in ways that allow us to be productive but the flip side isthe extent to which we are fully in control of our decisions. It's not quite what it used to be. The algorithms are nudging us in different ways" - Kartik Hosanagar My guest on this episode is Kartik Hosanagar. Kartik is a professor of marketing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, one of the world's top 40 business professors under 40. He is a 10 time recipient of the MBA or undergraduate teaching excellence awards at the Wharton and his research has received several best paper awards.Kartik also co-founded and developed the core IP for Yodel and is involved with many other startups as either an investor or board member. Kartik's new book,A Human's Guide to Machine Intelligence: How Algorithms Are Shaping Our Lives and How We Can Stay in Control, is the topic of our discussion. This episode is a look into the brains of all of your devices, at least the software that's running them, and how those brains are learning and influencing you. You need very little technical knowledge to enjoy this episode. In fact the less you know technically the more it would behoove you to listen. Kartik does a masterful job not only explaining how algorithms work but how advances in A.I. are impacting your life - and what we can do about it personally as well as collectively. And if you're curious at all as to all the buzz about artificial intelligence, Kartik provides a short history lesson on it's origins and evolution from narrow automation to autonomous learning. There's also a great retelling of how the AlphaGo computer beat the world's best *human* Go professional. Some additional talking points in this episode ... Why algos matter and the risks associated with decisions Issues with data and data brokers Algorithmic bias On the evolution of A.I. A.I. similarities in human nature Black box problems - when we cannot know why a machine takes an action it takes The predictability-resilience paradox How to take control, the importance of agency His view of the future and how we can prepare for it And much more. Enjoy! If you like this episode,I write about all my podcasts at larryweeks.com

57 MINAPR 19
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EP.30 : ALGORITHMS AND AGENCY: KARTIK HOSANAGAR ON LEARNING TO LIVE WITH LEARNING MACHINES

EP.29: WORKING WITH A.I. : ROB MAY ON THE HYPE AND REALITY OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

The abbreviation A.I. along with its phrase “artificial intelligence” for many invokes fantasies of sentient overlord robots everywhere or benevolent machine assistants or sexy operating systems. It can be difficult to separate hype from reality. Newsfeed cycles don’t help either. Stories circulate with titillating headlines as to what A.I. has just done without context as to where it's failed. Regardless we should pay attention, because the ultimate goal of A.I.is to not only make machines intelligent - but as intelligent as humans. Hence my guest, Rob May. Rob is the CEO and Co-founder of Talla, a Boston-based company offering AI-Powered automation for service and support Teams. He is an angel investor in 50 A.I. companies and the Managing Director at Half Court Ventures. Rob also writes InsideAI, the world's most popular email newsletter on artificial intelligence. I wanted to have somebody like Rob on not only because of his deep expertise running his own company but his broad exposure to many different types of A.I. forward companies. Join us as we discuss these topics and more Defining and discerning A.I. and Machine Learning Hype and current reality Where is A.I. working Where and why companies fail with A.I. Perspective on the near and long term futures of A.I. How companies and people can prepare for broad adoption Where does he see most of A.I.'s value creation coming from How he evaluates companies to invest in who say they use AI and much more ... I write about my shows, visit www.larryweeks.comfor more

45 MINAPR 7
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EP.29: WORKING WITH A.I. : ROB MAY ON THE HYPE AND REALITY OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

EP.28: MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN: SETH GODIN ON MODERN MARKETING

39 MIN2018 NOV 5
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EP.28: MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN: SETH GODIN ON MODERN MARKETING

EP. 27: THE WISDOM ASSET: CHIP CONLEY ON AIRBNB, AGE AND RELEVANCE IN THE TECH INDUSTRY

What do you do when you go from being the founder and CEO of your own line of successful hotels to the oldest guy at the tech startup surrounded by some of the brightest millennials in the country? Well, if you’re Chip Conley, Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership at Airbnb, you set aside your ego, reinvent yourself and make the situation work for you. It’s that kind of adaptation that makes it possible to find your place in this era of change, and Chip has dedicated much of his time to sharing the secret with others who are looking to find a meaningful identity in a new world. On this podcast I talk with Chip about his career, his books, philosophies about getting olderand his newest project an academy for the Modern Elder. Chip Conley is a leader at the forefront of the sharing economy. At age 26 he founded Joie de Vivre Hospitality (JdV), transforming one inner-city motel into the second largest boutique hotel brand in America. Chip served as Airbnb’s Head of Global...

47 MIN2018 OCT 4
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EP. 27: THE WISDOM ASSET: CHIP CONLEY ON AIRBNB, AGE AND RELEVANCE IN THE TECH INDUSTRY

EP. 26: SECOND CHANCES: CATHERINE HOKE ON REDEMPTIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP

“What would it be like if you were only known for the worst decision that you've made for the rest of your life?” I’m excited for you to hear this episode because I think it will challenge you as it did me. My guest is Catherine Hoke. “Cat” is a former venture capitalist who is using training in entrepreneurship to solve a very serious social problem, high recidivism rates in the US prison system. And to that end, founded two successful nonprofits; the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) and Defy Ventures. In 14 years over five thousand incarcerated people have graduated from these two programs and earning Baylor University MBA certificates and the programs have resulted in industry leading low recidivism rates of less than seven percent. Fast company named “Cat” one of the hundred most creative people in business. Forbes named her 40 women to watch over 40. She was also one of the first recipients of the MakeTechHuman Agents of Change award given to global influencers who ...

72 MIN2018 SEP 9
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EP. 26: SECOND CHANCES: CATHERINE HOKE ON REDEMPTIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP

EP.25: MELTDOWNS: CHRIS CLEARFIELD ON PREVENTING SYSTEM FAILURES

What does the 2007 -2008 financial crisis, the Fukushima nuclear accident, Three Mile Island, and Deepwater Horizon all have in common? The small things. Or rather, lots of tightly coupled small things that are overlooked, ignored or covered up. Accidents waiting to happen. In Deep Survival, Lawrence Gonzalez, writes about the fact that accidents don’t just happen, they are assembled carefully, piece by piece. And if just one single piece is missing, the accident simply doesn’t happen. Risk is unavoidable but accidents aren't. Our world is filled with countless near-misses and close calls, and the truth is, most of the time we never even know how close we came to this or that accident or disaster. This is even truer at the organizational/institutional levels, where risk and complexity combine with organizational culture to increase both the likelihood and the impact of catastrophic failure. My guest on this podcast is Chris Clearfield. Chris brings a novel approach to the study of...

62 MIN2018 AUG 1
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EP.25: MELTDOWNS: CHRIS CLEARFIELD ON PREVENTING SYSTEM FAILURES

EP.24: MEANING AND WORK: FRED KOFMAN ON THE ROI OF PURPOSE

This episode is about where you spend the majority of your life - your work:why you do it, how you do it, changing where you do it and how companies should measure it. On this podcast I talk with Fred Kaufman. Fred is the former vice president of executive development at Linkedin and current leadership advisor at Google. He is also the author of seven books including conscious business, authentic communication, and for our discussion, his findings in his latest book, the Meaning Revolution. Fred addresses both sides of the issues facing employees and employers and describes how to create not only a productive work environment but a meaningful one. 70% of American workers say they’re stuck in a job in which they are completely disengaged and 30 percent of that group actively hate their jobs. Fredsays there is a better way... "Autonomy I put fairly low in the hierarchy. For me, the most important one is to have a purpose that you're really behind, that makes you proud, that you feel ...

51 MIN2018 JUN 16
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EP.24: MEANING AND WORK: FRED KOFMAN ON THE ROI OF PURPOSE

EP 23: MOTIVATION MYTHS: JEFF HADEN ON PROCESS VS. PASSION

Does motivation - or the lack of motivation - have to stop us from achieving our goals? On this podcast, I talk with Jeff Haden. Jeff runs Blackbird Media, is a top a LinkedIn Influencer--making him a part of an exclusive, invitation-only, global collective of 500+ of the world’s foremost thinkers, leaders, and innovators--a contributing editor to Inc., and the author of his latest book, The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win. When it comes to motivation, we are going to address two broad bucket applications: you have a desirable goal / task you want to achieve OR you have an undesirable goal / task you need (have to) to achieve. It doesn’t matter which bucket your goal falls into, the truth is, whether we want to do something or not, many of us have a hard time starting, or, once we start, a harder time completing it. Many of you set new year’s resolutions that you haven't even attempted to reach. Why? According to Jeff, the reason has to do with...

57 MIN2018 JUN 5
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EP 23: MOTIVATION MYTHS: JEFF HADEN ON PROCESS VS. PASSION

EP.22: HOW TO THINK IN BETS: ANNIE DUKE ON POKER, PROBABILITIES AND BETTER DECISIONS

"We’ve all had that experience of expressing something with certainty…and someone says “wanna bet?” and immediately it brings to the fore the fact that whenever you declare something you believe to be true, or a prediction, that there’s risk in that – Annie Duke All decisions have tradeoffs, risk vs. reward. We have to makechoicesthathave costs yet, many factors involved in making those choices are often hidden. So how do you make good decisions in the face of uncertainty? These are challenges inherent in the game of poker, and in poker, as in life, there is a difference between good decisions and good outcomes. On this podcast, my guest is Annie Duke. For two decades she was one of the top poker players in the world. She holds aWorld Series of Poker(WSOP) gold bracelet and the 2004World Series of Poker Tournament of Championsand theNational Heads-Up Poker Championshipin 2010. Before becoming a professional poker player, Annie was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowsh...

78 MIN2018 MAR 15
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EP.22: HOW TO THINK IN BETS: ANNIE DUKE ON POKER, PROBABILITIES AND BETTER DECISIONS