Annie Duke

Annie Duke is an author, a corporate speaker, a consultant, and a decision strategist. For two decades, she was one of the top poker players in the world, winning more than $4 million in tournament poker, and she has written poker instruction and theory books, including the bestseller Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts. Ms. Duke discusses decision making and critical thinking skills on her blog, Annie’s Analysis. Prior to becoming a professional poker player, she was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship to study cognitive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She has told three stories for the Moth, one of which was selected as one of the organization’s top 50 stories and featured in its first-ever book. Ms. Duke co-founded Ante Up for Africa and appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice, where she raised money for Refugees International. She co-founded the Alliance for Decision Education, a non-profit whose mission is to empower students through decision skills education. Ms. Duke is a member of the NationSwell Council, the board of directors of the Franklin Institute, the National Board of After-School All-Stars, and the board of the Renew Democracy Initiative.