Book Reviews

Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away

Just wrapped up Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away by Annie Duke, and I’m genuinely impressed. Duke, leveraging her experience as a poker champion, challenges the traditional stigma around quitting. She argues that sometimes, the best move is to walk away, whether in business, personal life, or career choices.

What really sets this book apart are the real-life examples, from Everest climbers to tech giants like Stewart Butterfield of Slack. The former poker player dissects their decisions, showing how quitting at the right time led to greater success. Her analysis of Dave Chappelle’s career choices was particularly eye-opening, debunking the myth that quitting is a sign of failure.

Duke’s approach is refreshingly practical, especially her tips on balancing persistence with realistic assessment. She doesn’t just tell you to quit; she shows you how to identify when it’s time and do it effectively. This book is a powerful tool for anyone facing crossroads in life or feeling stuck in a rut.

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