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  • Paperback: 302 pages
  • Publisher: Two Plus Two Publishing LLC; 1 edition (January 21, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1880685485
  • ISBN-13: 978-1880685488
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By chungking on August 11, 2010
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I had such high hopes for this book, and I am very disappointed. I enjoy Sklansky's thinking on poker, but this ... this contains little original or that would be new to even the most casual reader of modern strategy and game theory texts.

Mostly it's a forum for Sklansky, or his co-author, to tell us, again and again and again, of his political views or just how smart he and his whole family are: "once again we see David's commitment to logical, mathematically-based thinking," "my second cousin ... clerked for Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun ...," "many people have told me my profession should have been that of an attorney because I'm pretty good at proving my points," etc.

The hubris would be tolerable if I got some some actionable insights from the book. But it's sorely lacking on that count. There are many, many much better written and more idea-rich books on strategy. Anything by Barry Nalebuff, for starters.

One extra star for the car purchase idea.
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17 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Brian P. Bernard on June 17, 2010
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I am an avid poker player and I frequent the 2+2 poker forums. This book looked very interesting since it was more about thinking and biography and less about specific poker strategy than most other books by poker authors.

However, this book was a major letdown. Not from a content standpoint. It was a very quick and entertaining read, most chapters were interesting, and Sklansky provides a unique perspective on many topics.

The letdown comes from basic editing. I found 4 spelling errors in this book, just from casual reading. 4!!! A published book should have ZERO. That is so careless, and is the best indicator that the authors and publishing team merely wanted to crank out a book and put it on the shelves without really making it the best book it could be.

Furthermore, towards the end, Sklansky makes many bold statements that are based on flimsy evidence and faulty logic. Yes, the first 3/4 of his book emphasize the use of sound logic over emotion when making decisions, but there are obvious flaws in his logic on several issues towards the end of his book. (For example, he boldly proclaims that living in a gated but unguarded community is unsafe. He bases this on the fact that criminals only have to watch 1 entrance for police. This may be true for highly organized professional criminals, but he completely neglects the deterrent effect that the gate has on the typical drug addicted, unintelligent criminals - which are far more common and far more dangerous than his polite white collar robbers. He also boldy claims that being against the morning after pill is logically faulty since god doesn't place a soul into an embryo until after several weeks when it is certain that the embryo won't split and result in twins.
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10 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Kevin C. Maki on March 18, 2010
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I have enjoyed previous books by Sklansky and Schoonmaker on topics related to poker and various aspects of gambling theory and practice. Even so, I was surprised at how interesting and useful a book this turned out to be. As a business owner I found the chapters on Sklansky's years as a consultant for the late casino owner Bob Stupak fascinating. They were helpful to me personally in that they provided a new framework for thinking logically and creatively about ways to improve my company's revenue and profits. The book covers a wide range of topics and will certainly provide any reader with ample food for thought and debate with friends and family. I read most of the book on a long flight when I should have been working on a project. It was so interesting I just couldn't put it down!
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Easy and fun read about using your brain, thinking clearly, and applying logic over emotion. I highly recommend for all people - both logical, open minded thinkers and those who are trying to change their ways. Filled with lots of personal stories and anecdotes that make it easy to understand the lessons the author is teaching.
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The only thing that prevented me from giving this a 5/5 was the lackluster editing. There were a few English errors littered throughout the book. Hopefully this is fixed in future versions.

Reading this book will give you a great mental picture of Vegas a few decades ago. The stories involving Bob Stupak are fascinating - and it made it a real treat to see him on the first season of High Stakes Poker.

This book can be an excellent introduction to the idea of "expected value", even though most people reading Sklansky will be familiar with it.

If you're interested in reading about thinking, or thinking about thinking, this is a great read. I have numerous times found myself asking students/clients "Do you see why?" after explaining something.

While the editing left a lot to be desired - the content in the book is priceless. Sklansky sees the world as a game, and likes to play optimally. He also seems to get a kick out of sharing this information, which is wonderful for us.

This book is not too heavy on math, so if you're afraid of numbers, you should be okay here. But you should practice with numbers to make life easier and be taken advantage of less - Do You See Why?
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