The Experience

How much of life can be found in the game of poker?

In “Biggest Bluff”, Maria Konnikova, an award-winning author and poker champion, writes about her journey to understand how to take control of her life. The emphasis of her poker style can be summarized in two words – “Pay Attention”.

Maria will join your team live and help you connect the lessons of poker to your business. She will discuss how to tell the difference between skill and luck, how to think about probabilities and how to separate process from the outcome.

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$7,500 for up to 30 people
Artboard 1 48-hour hold available

The Creators

Maria Konnikova is an award-winning author, champion poker player, and writer for The New Yorker.

She has written three NY Times Best Sellers, including “Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes” (2013), “The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It…Every Time” (2016) and “The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win” (2020).

Her research has appeared in New York Times, Slate, the New Republic, the Wall Street Journal, and the Scientific American. Her writing has won awards including the 2019 Excellence in Science Journalism Award from the Society of Personality and Social Psychology.

Maria graduated from Harvard University and received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University.

Use Cases

This experience can help your team accomplish several goals. Read more about the needs this experience could fill for your team.

Kickoff, Execute and QBR


Henry • November 2021

CFO of 1,000+ Person Organization

“…we are committed to applying ‘re-thinking’ everywhere in our business, and this experience provided a great corollary for that goal…”


Jian • October 2021

Individual Contributor in 12 Person Team

“…very engaging discussion; this was our first time — but we loved the format; so engaging!…”

Lea Ann • October 2021

CMO with 10 direct reports

“…we loved how this unfolded; it provoked immediate conversation with Maria and we continued to talk and reference this weeks later…”