So grateful to @DavidEpstein for blurbing #QUIT. David didn't just say some nice things to put on the back cover, he also was right there with me when I was just starting the explore the ideas that would become the book.
He was a connector and thought partner and I know this book would be worse, had I not had his support. Thank you @davidepstein.
.@DavidEpstein is a brilliant writer & journalist. His book, RANGE, is a #1 @NYTimes bestseller. It's an engaging & thought-provoking exploration of the counterintuitive idea that being a generalist (not specialist) will = more creativity and success.…
Plus, @DavidEpstein, himself, says, “Frequent quitters end up with the most fulfilling careers.” So how could I not totally love RANGE? 😊
.@DavidEpstein is also the author of The Sports Gene, another @NYTimes bestseller (yes, he is an amazing writer!) Highly recommend this book also, particularly for its exploration of the nature vs. nurture debate.…
.@DavidEpstein also has a fantastic newsletter, called RANGE WIDELY. I’m a subscriber and you should be too!
I will also be having a super fun conversation with @DavidEpstein for a launch event for #QUIT
with @Powells bookstore in October. Keep your eyes out for details to come on that!
I am so appreciative that @DavidEpstein was willing to connect with a stranger back in the fall of 2020. His insights into quitting were so valuable to the book. Here is his blurb: “QUIT is the rare book that is both a page-turner and a legitimately important contribution."

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Sep 16
I am so grateful to @Katy_Milkman for blurbing QUIT. Katy supported me through the process, reading early drafts & offering invaluable suggestions about how to make the book better. She also introduced me to other folks who were crucial in helping me to navigate the topic.
Katy is best known for her significant work on behavior change as a professor @Wharton. Her bestseller, How to Change, came out last year & received rave reviews. The book is truly a must-read for anyone looking to kick start a change in their life.…
Katy is also the host of the wonderful podcast, #Choiceology. Super fun listen exploring “the lessons of behavioral economics, exposing the psychological traps that lead to expensive mistakes.” You should really add this to your regular queue!
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Sep 12
So grateful to @PTetlock for blurbing my new book, Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away. Phil is a giant in the field of forecasting and human judgment and decision making. He is also a fantastic follow on twitter!
Phil is most famous for his work on forecasting with Barb Mellers and many other fantastic collaborators. You can read about that work in his New York Times best seller, Superforecasting, The Art and Science of Prediction, coauthored with @dgardner.…
Phil also published Expert Political Judgment: How Good is It? How Can We know? It is an excellent read about the good, the bad, and the ugly of punditry and political prediction. Highly recommend both of these books.…
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Sep 8
So grateful to @DavidMcRaney for blurbing #Quit. If you haven’t read David’s work, you are missing out. 1/5
David just had a new book come out, How Minds Change: The Surprising Science of Belief, Opinion, and Persuasion. It is an Editor’s Pick and Best Books of 2022 so far over on Amazon. I’ve read it and so should you! 2/5…
Dave is also the author of You are Not so Smart, “an entertaining illumination of the stupid beliefs that make us feel wise.” Super fun book on how we aren’t as rational as we would like to believe. 3/5…
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Jul 1
Fear of waste might be the single biggest force that stops us from quitting.

@cpooleywriter expresses this fear so beautifully.


What you’ve already spent on something is gone. And worrying that those resources will be wasted if you quit is what actually creates waste: the waste of the future time, money, and effort spent on an endeavor that is no longer worth pursuing.

You can’t get the time you e spent back, but you can stop yourself from wasting the next minute you would otherwise spend on something that isn’t worth the time.

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Oct 14, 2021
I’m excited to share Condorsay, a new startup I've been helping that embeds many proven decision-making practices into easy-to-use technology.
Condorsay utilizes a unique blend of #AI and surveys to force tough choices on what we value most in each decision, allowing us to gain a better understanding of ourselves and each other through revealed preferences.
It's particularly valuable to inform group discussions, where it can help cut through groupthink, bias, and unhelpful compromises by avoiding information cascade. This is especially important in today's remote world.
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Jun 10, 2021
Two things determine how your life will turn out: luck and the quality of your decisions. Want to know how to make high-quality decisions with your team at work? A thread: ⬇️
2/ Poker can teach you a lot about business and life. I drew on my time playing poker in the @WSOP and my cognitive science work at @Penn to teach you how to make high-quality decisions in my book, #HowToDecide.
3/ A key insight from the book that I’ll re-emphasize here: Treat the outcome and quality of a decision separately. You can make a great decision on a bet and still lose the hand. So I’ve developed 4 exercises to help you make better bets.
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