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ANNIE DUKE is a bestselling author, speaker and consultant in the decision-making space. As a for... Read More

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ANNIE DUKE is a bestselling author, speaker and consultant in the decision-making space. As a former professional poker player, Annie won more than $4 million in tournament poker before retiring from the game in 2012. She is the cofounder of The Alliance for Decision Education, a nonprofit whose mission is to improve lives by empowering students through decision skills education.

'Brilliant and entertaining' Daniel Kahneman | 'Quit what you are doing right now and read this' Richard Thaler | 'Engrossing, important, and grounded in science' Katy Milkman

What if the secret to success is not just hard work, but knowing when to change track?


In this game-changing guide, decision-making expert Annie Duke shows why quitting what holds you back is essential for success. Drawing on new research and fascinating examples, this book offers practical strategies and explains:

Why it's so hard to walk away
How to identify when it's best to persevere or pivot
How quitting on time often feels like quitting too early

Packed with insights from athletes, start-up founders and entertainers, Quit breaks down the mental model that keeps us from walking away and provides a toolkit for quitting anything - a career, a marriage, an investment - at the perfect time.

This brilliant and entertaining book documents a major flaw in human actions and decisions: the bias against quitting. I learned a lot from its compelling tales of failures and sound recommendations. You will tooEvery business school has a course in starting new businesses, but few have a course in shutting them down at the right time. This book fills that gap with brilliant new insights and fantastic stories. Quit what you are doing right now and start reading this bookIlluminating, easily digestible... she neatly summarizes social-science research from psychologist Daniel Kahneman, economist Richard Thaler and others that helps explain our seemingly irrational behavior when it comes to persisting and even escalating our commitment in the face of losing propositionsEngrossing, important, and grounded in science, Quit is a gem that will allow you to navigate the world more effectivelyA game-changing book of strategy from a world-class thinker on risk and decision-makingOffers a wealth of knowledge to help you figure out when to persist and when to pull the plugQuit is the rare book that is both a page-turner and a legitimately important contribution. If you've never thought of quitting as a competitive advantage before, prepare to be enlightened

There aren't many times you will say, "this book changed my life." This is one of them

Only a poker player could write this classic book on when--and more importantly how--to fold a bad hand in business, investing, relationships and lifeThe opposite of a great virtue is also a virtue. And Quit is the perfect dialectical complement to Grit. Weave these two virtues into your character and live a much more fulfilling lifeQuitting is not just an art; it's also a science - and there is no one so uniquely suited to teach us both as Annie DukeYou won't want to quit reading this book, both because it is such a rewarding read and also because its lessons are so important, useful, and memorable.

Not since Kenny Rogers has an expert storyteller so clearly demonstrated the importance of knowing when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em, nor presented a clearer strategy to determine when, instead of merely walking away, it's time to run

Product Details

Title: Quit
Author: Annie Duke
SKU: BK0463437
EAN: 9781529146158
Language: English

About Author

ANNIE DUKE is a bestselling author, speaker and consultant in the decision-making space. As a former professional poker player, Annie won more than $4 million in tournament poker before retiring from the game in 2012. She is the cofounder of The Alliance for Decision Education, a nonprofit whose mission is to improve lives by empowering students through decision skills education.

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