So grateful to @donandrewmoore for supporting #QUIT and blurbing it. Don was crucial in helping me with the section of the book on over optimism and how that contributes to our bias against quitting. He is my go to guy on all things overconfidence😊
I first talked to @Donandrewmoore about quitting back in Jan of 2021 as I was working on the proposal for #QUIT. What day in January?? January 6th!
As we were zooming, I started getting a barrage of texts about what was happening at the Capitol. I realized I had not heard a word of the last few minutes of anything
@donandrewmoore had said so suggested that perhaps we should both go watch the news & reconvene at a later date.
We did reconvene and @DonAndrewMoore was so helpful! He immediately sent me a bunch of references and his thoughts about quitting. He was kind enough to read an early draft and helped with the writing on over optimism that drastically improved the book.
@donandrewmoore is an incredible scientist w/special expertise in biases about confidence. I LOVE his book PERFECTLY CONFIDENT. If you haven’t read it yet, you should! It's a wonderful book on how our calibration on confidence goes awry & how to improve…
.@DonAndrewMoore also just released a new book with @BazermanMax called DECISION LEADERSHIP. Excellent! Another book I highly recommend. Max was also super helpful w/#QUIT- both in giving me his thoughts on the topic & making intros for me. Thank you, Max!…
The other thing you should know about @donandrewmoore is that he is just an incredibly nice human. That is really the most important thing about him, right?
Here is the blurb @donandrewmoore gave #QUIT: “You won't want to quit reading this book, both because it is such a rewarding read and also because its lessons are so important, useful, and memorable.”

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Sep 22
So grateful to @RyanHoliday for blurbing #QUIT. Not sure what I can say about him that won’t take a VERY long thread since he might be the most productive human I know! But, I'll try 👇🏻
.@RyanHoliday has a new book coming out THIS TUESDAY! Discipline is Destiny is excellent (I was lucky enough to read an advance copy). Buy it now!…
Ryan is best known for his books on #stoicism. His first book I read was The Obstacle is the Way on how to turn adversity into advantage. It's helped me thru some hard times. It is a breezy read on stoic philosophy that doesn’t sacrifice depth.…
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Sep 20
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.…
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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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