Category Archives: Leadership & Poker

Improving Business Skills

  Great things about Poker: It brings people together! There are many aspects to poker like team building and comradery. It’s great for relationships and team building. It gives you the opportunity to practice your decision making and critical thinking skills. When you’re sitting around the table its all on you! You have to make tough decisions

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Poker and Leadership Strategies

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Mali Phonpadith on the Soar Community Network Podcast. In this podcast we chatted about  what a Pokerpreneur® is and my company, Aces Raise. We discussed how we use poker as an analogy to help people and businesses make better and more profitable decisions in their business and

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Knowing When to Fold in Poker and Politics

In poker, most successful competitors only play 15-30% of the hands they’re dealt. They play “tight aggressively,” meaning that players only play a limited number of hands, but do so aggressively by betting and raising often. There are some other very good poker players who play more loosely, between 30-50% of the hands they are

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Persistence To Execute A Dynamic Long Term Strategy

  The journey towards success is a path met with choices, challenges, and celebration. We don’t simply stumble upon our goals by accident. We shouldn’t just sit back and wait to magically hit “lotto numbers”. Instead, we should focus on what we want as well as on what we can control. This is the approach that makes anything

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Understanding Gambling vs Calculated Risk

If you are a poker player of any experience level, you probably have heard Kenny Rogers’ song “The Gambler,” perhaps on the radio or in the current commercial for insurance. Kenny offers some of his own advice with the lyrics, “you got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em”. To paraphrase,

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