An Evening with Annie Duke

The Free Library of Northampton Township and the Newtown  Bookshop are thrilled to host Bestselling Author, Annie Duke at the Free Library of Northampton Township on Monday, October 3rd at 6:00pm to celebrate the release of  "Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away "!  Annie Duke will be talking about her new book, answering questions and signing copies.  This is a free event and books are available to purchase. 

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ABOUT THE BOOK

From the bestselling author of Thinking in Bets comes a toolkit for mastering the skill of quitting to achieve greater success. 
Business leaders, with millions of dollars down the drain, struggle to abandon a new app or product that just isn’t working. Governments, caught in a hopeless conflict, believe that the next tactic will finally be the one that wins the war. And in our own lives, we persist in relationships or careers that no longer serve us. Why? According to Annie Duke, in the face of tough decisions, we’re terrible quitters. And that is significantly holding us back.

In Quit, Duke teaches you how to get good at quitting. Drawing on stories from elite athletes like Mount Everest climbers, founders of leading companies like Stewart Butterfield, the CEO of Slack, and top entertainers like Dave Chappelle, Duke explains why quitting is integral to success, as well as strategies for determining when to hold em, and when to fold em, that will save you time, energy, and money. You’ll learn:

 

  • How the paradox of quitting influences decision making: If you quit on time, you will feel you quit early
  • What forces work against good quitting behavior, such as escalation commitment, desire for certainty, and status quo bias
  • How to think in expected value in order to make better decisions, as well as other best practices, such as increasing flexibility in goal-setting, establishing “quitting contracts,” anticipating optionality, and conducting premortems and backcasts

Whether you’re facing a make-or-break business decision or life-altering personal choice, mastering the skill of quitting will help you make the best next move.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Annie Duke is a bestselling author, corporate speaker, and consultant in the decision-making space, as well as Special Partner focused on Decision Science at First Round Capital Partners, a seed stage venture fund. As a former professional poker player, Annie won more than $4 million in tournament poker before retiring from the game in 2012. Prior to becoming a professional player, Annie was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship to study Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the co-founder of The Alliance for Decision Education, a non-profit whose mission to improve lives by empowering students through decision skills education.

 

Event date: 
Monday, October 3, 2022 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Free Library of Northampton Township
25 Upper Holland Road
Richboro, PA 18954
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Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away By Annie Duke Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593422991
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Published: Portfolio - October 4th, 2022

From the bestselling author of Thinking in Bets comes a toolkit for mastering the skill of quitting to achieve greater success


Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts By Annie Duke Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780735216372
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Published: Portfolio - May 7th, 2019

A Wall Street Journal bestseller, now in paperback. Poker champion turned decision strategist Annie Duke teaches you how to get comfortable with uncertainty and make better decisions.