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#1 DanielNegreanu

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Posted 31 December 2004 - 03:11 AM

This just may be my favorite poker book I've ever read (aside from maybe Positively Fifth Street). Greg Dinkin did an awesome job with this book, explaing how poker principals can help you in the business world.(A lot more on this later)




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Posted 04 January 2005 - 03:57 PM

Would it still be an interesting, high-quality read for people with business education who just play a little poker, or does most everything only flow from poker to business?It's probably a hard or unfair question to pose with someone so involved with poker, but I was wondering if you (or anyone else who's read it) think that could give me some interesting insights to contemplate as exactly that, a business student who hits the occasional home or online game.

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 07:47 PM

With all due respect, I think dinkins book is worthles and amongst my poker library it lays in the corner jacketless collecting dust, I even reread it to make sure I wasn't missing something. the whole thing seemed amaturish, nothing personal greg. I once purchased a book from tj and the guy in front of me asked him what he thought about skylanskies books and tj went into a little tirade about what a bunch of worthless info they contain. I remember thinking, are you serious, I still purchased my signed copies and left thinking where is this guy coming from so maybe your impression is similar to my experience with tj. I really will be looking forward to all the positive stuff you have to offer about the book and who knows maybe I'll be dusting it off for a third time.

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Posted 24 January 2005 - 12:52 PM

I tried some poker theory against my boss by "bluffing" him that I had actually done the liquor order. He just said that I was lying. Some people.

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 07:01 AM

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 05:03 PM

View PostDanielNegreanu, on Friday, December 31st, 2004, 7:11 PM, said:

This just may be my favorite poker book I've ever read (aside from maybe Positively Fifth Street). Greg Dinkin did an awesome job with this book, explaing how poker principals can help you in the business world.(A lot more on this later)
By "a lot more on this later" you of course meant " nothing more on this ever"
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Posted 25 May 2006 - 10:30 AM

View PostBigDMcGee, on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006, 5:03 PM, said:

By "a lot more on this later" you of course meant " nothing more on this ever"
Hey itīs only been 5 months, donīt be so pushy.
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Posted 17 July 2006 - 02:13 PM

So what were some of the overriding principles that transcend from the poker world into the business world in this book? DN?

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 01:33 PM

this book sounds good but too expensive for me right now




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