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How poker teaches decision making

Liv Boeree explains how playing poker teaches good decision making.

Liv Boeree explains why the thinking skills required for good poker playing translate so well to the real world.
"As any of us who have studied a science, or ran a business or raised a family know, the mark of a great decision-maker is not raw intellect… but a willingness to truly question your knowledge, and maybe even change your mind if enough evidence presents itself to counter it."
"Like poker, life is messy and complex and full of randomness and luck... Our willingness to admit our uncertainty can be our greatest asset."
Recorded in front of a live audience at the World of Music, Arts and Dance festival in Wiltshire.
Presenter: Mark Coles
Producer: Sheila Cook

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