Category Archives: Poker Business

Applying Poker Skills in Business and in Life

I had the pleasure of being interviewed on C-Suite Success Radio by Sharon Smith. Listen to the full interview below! Pokerpreneur A Pokerpreneur is someone who takes Poker concepts and applies them in business and in life. As a Pokerpreneur, I teach decision making and critical thinking through the use of poker. Gambling vs. Calculated

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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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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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Adjusting your approach based on the situation

Although there are many similarities between poker and business, sometimes the strategies contrast. At the poker table, the basic premise is to figure out how your opponent is playing, and then beat them by using a counter strategy. However, the business world is not a zero sum game, and opportunities can easily be win-win. Collaboration amongst teams and

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Acting Courageously in the Face of Fear

As a young boy, I thought courage meant acting without any fear. However, after a conversation I had with my grandpa, Elwood Silverstone, I realized that courage means acting in spite of fear. Given that today is Independence Day, and the fact my grandpa introduced me to the game of poker, this is an appropriate story

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