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  • The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away
  • By: Annie Duke
  • Narrated by: Annie Duke
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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Learn when to grit, and when to quit.

We are often told that the secret to success is hard work, determination and hours of practice. But in a fast-changing world, what if the really crucial skill is knowing when to stick at something and when to change track and walk away?

Quit makes the under-appreciated case for quitting and also shows you how to get really good at it. Drawing on stories from elite athletes to Everest climbers, comedians to musicians, Annie Duke (who left a successful poker career) explains why learning to quit well is often crucial to success. She provides clear strategies for working out when to cut your losses from a business product that isn't working, a relationship turned toxic or a career that won't take you where you want to go.

You'll learn how to spot the blocks to good quitting behaviour—escalation commitment, desire for certainty and the status quo bias—and also how to use tools like quitting contracts, flexible goal-setting and premortems to help you quit cleanly and confidently.

Whether you're facing a make-or-break business decision, a life-altering personal choice or simply wanting to take more control of your life, Quit provides a toolkit for change to help you make the best next move.

©2022 Annie Duke (P)2022 Penguin Audio

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Thought provoking

As a long term runner facing the fact that age no longer allows to run as fast as I used to this book was an excellent resource. I was tempted to think that this book would provide a series of excuses to drop out of an event. It was anything but and provided a solid framework to make decisions about the worthiness of a project. Sold advice in a very readable style.

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Great book but the audio version cuts and skips pa

Great book but the audio version cuts and skips parts of the book which is a bit annoying. But an enjoyable book.

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Mindblowing

So much good can come from deciding to pull the plug on something.
This book is a must read for anyone who has a business. Also a very good read for making better decisions in life!

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Challenges just about everything I’ve learned about goals and achievement, for that alone it’s worth listening.
Yes, much of it is rehashed anecdotes or case studies, but that’s part of the learning. A different perspective.

Annie reads a little fast for me, so the play speed function came into its own.