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PokerWoman: How to Win in Love, Life, and Business using the Principles of Poker Hardcover – December 8, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-1934854228 ISBN-10: 1934854220

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (December 8, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934854220
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934854228
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,040,475 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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People are loving PokerWoman and its unique approach to success, confidence and happiness through POKER. Here s what some intelligent, interesting people had to say...
Forget golf! For women, the new way to the board room is Texas Hold 'Em. The skills you learn at the poker table--strategy, bluffing, risk evaluation and maintaining that good old poker face--make you a better executive. And did I mention that you're having fun. --Jane Bryant Quinn, Author of Smart and Simple Financial Strategies for Busy People

In PokerWoman, you ll find many examples, methods and scenarios in which poker strategies can enable you to achieve your goals in your career or in your personal life.. Find your strengths and capitalize on them. Recognize your weaknesses and learn from them. This book will furnish you with the tools to do both. Always remember that preparation meets opportunity. Set the bar high and reach for that 'gold' bracelet. --Kathy Liebert, Top Woman Tournament Poker Player

This is an entertaining and enlightening book. And dangerous. Take the title seriously! PokerWoman was written to give women an advantage in virtually every area of life, from poker to business to personal relationships which is the reason why every male and female poker player, and non-poker player should read it. Ellen Leikind analyzes the game of poker in life in a straight-forward manner, with many examples to make the lessons easy to apply. -- --Nelson Rose, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Gaming Law Review and Economics

About the Author

After 15 years as a successful marketing executive working for Fortune 500 companies, Ellen Leikind founded POKERprimaDIVAS, a company that empowers women to become fearless and decisive through poker. Find out how the skills of poker can help you succeed in situations that require keen insight and strategic thinking. Leikind teaches women how to get what they want by piling up the chips, making the most of the cards they are dealt, how to win and if you lose, how to get back in the game.

More About the Author

After 15 years as a successful marketing executive working for Fortune 500 companies, Leikind took a one year hiatus from her career and rediscovered poker, a game she had learned as a teenager. It was at that time she first made the connections explored in her book. "The more she played poker, the more she saw the similarities between the card game and the larger 'game' of business and personal fulfillment. Ellen Leikind founded POKERprimaDIVAS, www.pokerdivas.com a company that empowers women to become fearless and decisive through the skills they acquire at the poker table. She teaches women how to get what they want by piling up the chips, making the most of the cards they are dealt, how to win and if you lose, how to get back in the game.Poker like much of corporate America is a boys club and she encourages women to get in the game and not wait for an invitation to do so. She is the President of EDL Marketing Group in New York and has an MBA in marketing from Fordham University. She is a devoted native New Yorker and dog lover.

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I tried it a few times and was very uncomfortable.
Lee Monnie
From my own personal experiences, I have difficulty reading women in real life as well as playing poker.
Joe P.
It's easy to see how these tips and strategies can be applied in everyday life.
E. J.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sue T. on January 5, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I got this book for my Aunt who is a poker player . i was curious and opened the book with the idea of skimming it. After all, I thought, I don't gamble and I certainly don't play poker. As I read page after page I made a discovery. I was a "Poker Woman." Of course I never thought of myself as one before. Just for fun I took your quiz and came out with a solid "B" and my ephiphany was that the same skills that are important in love, life and business have their parallel in poker.

I do not know the first thing about the game but my whole perception of poker has changed after reading this book. I might even give playing poker a try!

P.S.: I gave "Poker Woman" with my Aunt who loves poker and these are her comments:

"Poker Woman" was a delight to read. I have read dozens of technical "how to" books but this one was different. You really covered what the game is all about and how useful it is to apply the same poker principles to your other "real" life. What intrigued me the most is that it brought to mind something I witnessed many years ago that has stayed with me all this time.

I played poker in Las Vegas in the days when Stu Ungar was invincible. He could do no wrong while he was at the poker table. The sad thing was that he never learned to apply the principals of poker to the rest of his life and died broke and alone at an early age. Instead of using the spectatular talents he honed through counteless poker sessions, he squandered them on house favored table games and sports betting where he had no edge whatsoever. The lesson I came away with is that the principals of poker are wasted if they aren't carried forth into the other areas of your life.
He never learned to exploit his advantages or his "edge."

All in all I found your book an excellent and entertaining read. And as for accuracy you were right on! Good luck at the tables.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By frances fairbanks on December 14, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Finally I get it! For years people have told me how I should always be totally open with my feelings, etc. just be myself. For years, I haven't had a decent job promotion or a successful personal relationship. And I never thought of risk vs reward; I only thought about risk. Safe not sorry. That's always me.
In this age of tell all, share all, everyone says "just be yourself, be open, be honest, put it all out on the table." Well ladies, if that hasn't worked, we should all give this a try. Including the advice about one's place at the table, which I now realize has a lot to do with successful negotiating.
I want to have a better job, I'd like to have a relationship that might end up in something permanent, and I'd like to have more fun getting it.
So, OK. Now about the book. Starting with a quiz which tells you a lot about yourself, Leikind explains how to incorporate poker strategies to real life situations. And she gives examples of the way women do it (kind of like the way they do it in Cosmo). The style is breezy but To the Point. Get the book!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robin Bonnema on December 10, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Pokerwoman is insightful, funny, interesting, and a must read for women of all walks of life! Whether you're a single or married woman in the business world, this book is full of interesting observations and strategic tips for manuevering in a male dominant environment. Leikind deals a royal flush! Great stuff!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Millman on March 11, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This is a GREAT book filled with sage advice on how to succeed at living a vibrant, meaningful, prosperous life--whether you play poker or not! A MUST READ!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Karen Lee on February 11, 2010
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The wisdom of 'Poker Woman' transferred to areas of my life that were previously unexamined. I stopped being a 'calling station' and learned how to stand up for what i needed without being obnoxious or unreasonable. It's worth reading several times. You'll get something else out of it each time.My relationship with my husband changed for the better
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Monica Govindani on January 31, 2010
Format: Hardcover
My husband gave me this book as a Christmas gift. I thought it was going to be a "cute" book. Boy was i wrong. Poker Woman is filled with easy to follow principles that every woman can apply to her everyday life. The author parallels examples from the poker table to real life situations in a way that everybody can relate to and understand. The "away from the table" examples are ones that I personally have experienced and/or witnessed at the office, at the mall, at dinner parties, at family functions, etc. This book taught me a great deal about how to better negotiate, how to change my strategy depending on who I'm playing with, and knowing when to stay in the game and when it's simply time to get out of the game...the game of life, of course. As an added bonus, there is a very informative poker lesson at the back of the book. Poker Woman is a must read!
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