293. Quit with Annie Duke

Quitting is often viewed as a sign of failure, but in some cases, it might be the best decision. Whether it’s quitting a bad habit, a job, or an unhealthy relationship, it is always important to know when to call it quits.

Annie Duke, an expert in decision-making and author of Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away, inspires us to feel empowered and proud when we choose to quit. She encourages us to embrace the freedom and opportunity that comes with knowing when to let go and move on to something better. So, let us be bold and confident in our choices to quit, and relish the journey of growth and self-discovery that follows.

Listen and Learn: 

  • Annie’s thoughts on Tom Brady’s repeated retirements
  • Why is there such a stigma around quitting
  • Defining expected value decisions
  • How to wisely use expected value decisions 
  • The sunk cost fallacy and some ways that we can manage this
  • Asso Teller’s monkeys and pedestals tool for quitting 
  • Growth mindset and quitting goals


About Annie Duke

Annie is an author, corporate speaker, and consultant in the decision-making space, and a former professional poker player who is the only woman to have won the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions and the NBC National Poker Heads-Up Championship. Annie’s previous book, Thinking in Bets, is a national bestseller, and her latest book Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away is, in our humble opinion, nothing short of transformative. We are here to discuss Quit today. 

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Episode 293