What Poker Teaches Us About Hiring (Recruit Rockstars 384)

How do you make your hiring decisions?
If you’re like most people, you probably make a pro & con list, spend a ton of time obsessing about hires that didn’t work out, get caught in analysis paralysis, endlessly seek other people’s opinions, and wind up going with your gut.
Hiring is far too important to do it this way. So I sought out a guru on decision-making.
For 20 years, Annie Duke was one of the world’s top poker players.
In 2004, she bested a field of 234 players to win her first World Series of Poker bracelet. The same year, she triumphed in the $2 million winner-take-all Tournament of Champions. In 2010, she won the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship.
And it’s no surprise.
Annie was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship to study Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Now she’s written a fantastic book “How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices”
It shows a better way to make quality decisions so you can think clearly, feel more confident, second-guess yourself less, and ultimately be more decisive & productive.
In this 20-minute conversation, Annie reveals what she’s learned about people at the table.

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