Make Better Decisions

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4 Weeks

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Beat decision paralysis. Master a repeatable process for making better decisions in business and life.

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Course overview

Make Better Decisions

Only two things determine how your life turns out — luck and the quality of your decisions.


I'll teach you a decision-making process to help you master the second.

Is this course for you?

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You’re an entrepreneur who wants to be faster and more effective across the dozens of decisions you make every day.

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You’re an executive-level decision maker looking to accelerate your team’s success by teaching them how to make high-quality decisions.

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You’re an investor who’s tired of letting volatility drive your decisions and ready to systematize your thinking.

You'll learn

How to make better decisions.

Every decision is a bet on a forecast of the future. You have limited resources to figure out which prediction will have the best return in the long run. The solution: my 6-step process for better decision making.

What gets in the way of making good decisions.

Why doesn't your gut make great decisions? The answer: cognitive bias. I'll show you how to get to the outside view — what is true of the world independent of your own point of view.

Making effective decisions on a team.

Teams don’t always produce higher-quality decisions — they just have higher confidence. You'll learn how to find out when people disagree and normalize dissent in groups.

Making faster decisions.

There's a time-accuracy trade-off with decisions. I'll teach you my best frameworks for figuring out how fast you can go when making decisions.

This course includes

9 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

14 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

Projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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  • Week 1

    Sep 3—Sep 8

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • Sep

      3

      Module 1: Why All Decisions Are Bets; Inside View

      Tue, Sep 3, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM UTC

    • Sep

      4

      Optional: Office Hour with Annie 1

      Wed, Sep 4, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM UTC

    • Sep

      5

      Module 2. Outside View: Base Rates and Forecasting

      Thu, Sep 5, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM UTC

    Modules

    • Module 1: Why all decisions are bets

    • Module 2: Discover, Discuss, Decide

  • Week 2

    Sep 9—Sep 15

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • Sep

      9

      Module 3. Decision Hygiene, Applied Group Decision Making

      Mon, Sep 9, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM UTC

    • Sep

      10

      Optional: Office Hour with Annie 2

      Tue, Sep 10, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM UTC

    • Sep

      12

      Module 4. Discover, Discuss, Decide: How to Elicit Higher Quality Feedback

      Thu, Sep 12, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM UTC

    Modules

    • Module 3: Applied Group Decision Making

    • Module 4: On Quitting

  • Week 3

    Sep 16—Sep 22

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • Sep

      19

      Module 5. On Quitting: Monkeys + Pedestals and Kill Criteria

      Thu, Sep 19, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM UTC

    Modules

    • Module 5: Decision Agility

    • Module 6: Applied decision making exercise

  • Week 4

    Sep 23—Sep 26

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • Sep

      24

      Module 6. Decision Agility: When to Go Fast and When to Go Slow

      Tue, Sep 24, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM UTC

    • Sep

      25

      Bonus Office Hour with Annie

      Wed, Sep 25, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM UTC

  • Bonus

    Modules

    • Annie's AMA for Maven on 12/18

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        Annie is a subject matter expert and eloquent communicator. She was kind to everyone and makes everyone feel welcome regardless of their incoming knowledge of the subject. She gave way more time and insight than expected. What a great experience.
Jeff Tetz

Jeff Tetz

CEO of Results
        Well worth the investment. Made a big impact on how I think about the world and approach decisions. The group decision making practices were especially helpful to me, and I am seeking to implement those practices at work. Annie is an exceptional teacher, her passion for the subject matter comes through, and she is wealth of knowledge.
Scott LaVelle

Scott LaVelle

Head of Manager Research and Investment Product Management, PNC
        This course provides decision-making tools and frameworks that can be applied immediately, both professionally and personally. Annie has a warm and affable personality which in turn helped make the course extremely interactive and engaging. The course also attracted a very diverse group of individuals from different countries and industries.
Robi Bennett-Lovsey

Robi Bennett-Lovsey

Managing Director, Raffles Capital
        World-class content delivered by a fantastic course leader. Expect to be mixed with smart people and question every decision you've ever made!  This course has forever changed how I think about decision-making (alone or in a group).
Tristan de Montebello

Tristan de Montebello

Founder, Ultraspeaking
        Annie's course opened a new dimension to her books and ideas about decision making. I was able to apply the concepts to my life right away in practical and useful ways. Annie really knows her stuff.
Justin Nothling

Justin Nothling

Founder, 8min
        This is hands down one of the best courses I have taken! Annie is highly knowledgeable and is a true expert in decision-making.  The course materials were well-organized and helped to solidify my understanding of the subject. I also appreciated the course's interactive elements, such as the group discussions and case studies. 100% worth it!
Jialin Chua

Jialin Chua

        Excellent course - Annie makes the content so easy to absorb. I liked the snappy pace and interactive presentations with hands-on exercises in breakout teams.
Julie Kickham

Julie Kickham

Decision Science Advisor, ExxonMobil
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Reduce bias and noise, anticipate risk, and learn how to make good decisions, even when you have incomplete information.

Meet your instructor

Annie Duke

Annie Duke

For two decades, Annie was one of the top poker players in the world, winning more than $4 million in tournament poker. During her career, Annie won a World Series of Poker bracelet and is the only woman to have won the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions and the NBC National Poker Heads-Up Championship.

 

Since retiring from professional poker in 2012, Annie has become an author of multiple bestsellers, corporate speaker, and consultant in the decision-making space. She is also a Special Partner focused on Decision Science at First Round Capital Partners, a seed stage venture fund.


Annie is the co-founder of The Alliance for Decision Education, a non-profit whose mission is to improve lives by empowering students through decision skills education. She is a member of the National Board of After-School All-Stars and the Board of Directors of the Franklin Institute and serves on the board of the Renew Democracy Initiative.


Annie’s latest book, Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away, was released October 4, 2022 from Portfolio, a Penguin Random House imprint. Her previous book, Thinking in Bets, is a national bestseller.

 

She's taught decision-making and critical thinking skills to tens of thousands of Wharton MBAs, founders at First Round, and executives at private workshops–and she's looking forward to teaching you.

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Make Better Decisions Course Schedule

Up to 4 hours per week for 4 weeks
  • Tuesday, September 3, 2024

    2:00-4:00 PM EST

    Live session

  • Wednesday, September 4, 2024

    3:00-4:00 PM EST

    Office hour

  • Thursday, September 5, 2024

    2:00-4:00 PM EST

    Live Session

  • Monday, September 9, 2024

    2:00-4:00 PM EST

    Live session

  • Tuesday, September 10, 2024

    3:00-4:00 PM EST

    Office Hour

  • Thursday, September 12, 2024

    2:00-4:00 PM EST

    Live Session

  • Thursday, September 19, 2024

    2:00-4:00 PM EST

    Live session

  • Tuesday, September 24, 2024

    2:00-4:00 PM EST

    Live Session

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2024

    3:00-4:00 PM EST

    Office Hour

Talks at Google: Annie Duke on Thinking in Bets

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Active learning, not passive watching

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

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