Reading for Leading Book Club2018-10-12T10:03:51+00:00

Reading for Leading Book Club

The Connecticut Center for School Change is Pleased to Announce: The Reading for Leading Book Club

The Reading for Leading Book Club is a no-cost electronic community that reads and discusses important and timely books relevant to leading classroom, school, district and state educational improvement.  Each quarter we identify and announce a new book relevant to the challenges of leading, drawing from a variety of fields and authors.

Our next book:

About the Author:  Annie Duke is a World Series of Poker bracelet winner, the winner of the 2004 Tournament of Champions and the only woman to win the NBC National Poker Heads Up Championship. Now, as a professional speaker and decision strategist, she merges her poker expertise with her cognitive psychology graduate work at UPenn. She is a founder of How I Decide, a non-profit that creates curricula and tools to improve decision making and critical thinking skills for under-served middle schoolers.

Your Reading for Leading Moderators:

Robert Villanova, CCSC Senior Leadership Consultant and Director of UConn’s Executive Leadership Program (ELP)

Richard Lemons, CCSC Executive Director and Co-author of Change Leadership

Isobel Stevenson, CCSC Director of Organizational Learning and Author of the Stevenson Coaching Letter

Getting Started: 

In order to join the Thinking in Bets discussion, order the book and get reading, then join the Google+ Community at  Our online discussion will be live from November 12 to November 22, 2018.

An elegant fusion of poker-table street-smarts and cognitive science insights. This book will make you both a shrewder and wiser player in the game of life.

Philip E. Tetlock, Author of Superforecasting

Thinking in Bets offers a compelling, and eminently useful, new way to think about life’s decisions. Annie Duke has written an important, and often hilarious, book that will help you understand your own shortcomings–and make smarter choices as a result. You can bet on it.

Maria Konnikova, Author of The Confidence Game and Mastermind

The insights Duke offers in this book are incredibly helpful when we contemplate decisions in the face of multiple possible outcomes, and that renders her book enormously applicable to the world of investing.

Howard Marks, Co-chairman, Oaktree Capital Management and author of The Most Important Thing

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