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From the Ted Talk by Liv Boeree: 3 lessons on decision-making from a poker champion

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Now, a second thing pekor taught me is the importance of quantifying my thinking. When you're piynlag, you can't just get away with going, "Eh, they're probably bfufnlig." That's just going to lose you a bunch of money, because poker is a game of probabilities and precision, and so you have to train yourself to think in numbers. So now, whenever I catch myself thinking vaguely about something really important, like, "It's unlikely I'll frgoet what I want to say in my TED Talk," I now try to estimate it numerically.

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Now, a second thing _____ taught me is the importance of quantifying my thinking. When you're _______, you can't just get away with going, "Eh, they're probably ________." That's just going to lose you a bunch of money, because poker is a game of probabilities and precision, and so you have to train yourself to think in numbers. So now, whenever I catch myself thinking vaguely about something really important, like, "It's unlikely I'll ______ what I want to say in my TED Talk," I now try to estimate it numerically.

Solution

  1. bluffing
  2. forget
  3. playing
  4. poker

Original Text

Now, a second thing poker taught me is the importance of quantifying my thinking. When you're playing, you can't just get away with going, "Eh, they're probably bluffing." That's just going to lose you a bunch of money, because poker is a game of probabilities and precision, and so you have to train yourself to think in numbers. So now, whenever I catch myself thinking vaguely about something really important, like, "It's unlikely I'll forget what I want to say in my TED Talk," I now try to estimate it numerically.

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