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ExecFORUM with Caspar Berry (Poker Player), on Risk Taking and Decision Making
October 21 @ 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Experience an ExecFORUM
Join us to hear from our speaker in the morning and share challenges with peers after lunch. Contact Mike Wilsher or a member.
Hear Caspar Berry
Are the decisions that we are taking the best decisions to get us to where we want to get to?
At the heart of this question is the understanding that ALL decisions are actually investment decisions: not just investments of money but usually time, energy, status and reputation. As such we are all investors allocating our scarce resources into a series of opportunities that life presents.
Poker is the perfect medium for decision making training because a poker player is basically making a decision every ninety seconds or so: a decision that can’t be abdicated, delegated or procrastinated. Indeed the act of playing poker is basically that of mastering the science of decision making – a science which incorporates the maths of investment, the psychology of success and everything from behavioural economics to Buddhism.
Caspar, a Cambridge graduate in Economics and Anthropology, moved to Las Vegas at the age of 25 to become a professional poker player where he realised just how similar the world of poker was to business.