Author David Sklansky and Alan Schoonmaker
Synopsis of David Sklansky and Alan Schoonmaker's DUCY?
When Jim McManus, author of the New York Times best-seller, Positively Fifth Street, read our manuscript, he wrote, Whenever I read something by David, I never fail to learn new things about the world. The book is fantastically illuminating, well written, works as a kind of autobiography, and Al's input is effective as commentary.
You will probably feel the same way by seeing how creatively combining math, logic, psychology, and probability theory can solve problems you might have previously regarded as unsolvable. Your ability to identify and even manipulate other people's thoughts and desires should improve, as well as your ability to understand and resist other experts who attempt to do the same thing. And this book will almost certainly put money in your pocket.
The title, DUCY?, was taken from our forums at twoplustwo.com. To encourage people to think better, David would often ask, Do you see why? before fully explaining his conclusions or advice. Forum participants created the acronym and started using it themselves, and it became so popular that the following definition now appears in the Urban Dictionary: Abbreviated form of Do you see why? Commonly used on online forums; originated from the Two Plus Two Poker Community. We believe that the term does a good job of capturing the essence of this book
Excerpt from the Book DUCY? - "Irrationality" May Be OK if Recognized
When I was fourteen years old, my dad and I took a trip to Atlantic City. In those days
there weren’t any casinos, but it did have the beach, Board Walk, Steel Pier, and many other
attractions including a burlesque show. Since I was the usual bundle of adolescent hormones
and curiosity, I begged, "Dad, please take me in. I really want to see that show." more
Two Plus Two Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 12 - Book Excerpt: "Irrationality" May Be OK if Recognized
Read DUCY and learn:
- How to think creatively and logically in any situation.
- How to determine and evaluate a situation'sprobability as well as the uncertainties of human psychology.
- Why we shouldn't just trust our instincts.
- How to assign a dollar value to difficult situations in order to make a more rational decision.
- Sklansky's "Fundamental Theorem of Investing."
- How to choose your side and think clearly in today's hot-tempered debates.
Read what others have to say, and discuss your own opinions about DUCY? in the DUCY? discussion thread, and here is a review from Short-Stacked Shamus, Poker Book Review: 'DUCY?' by David Sklansky and Alan Schoonmaker.