There are valuable lessons to be learned in the game of poker, for the old and the young, wrote Kansas City Star columnist Steve Rosen in a recent article.

There’s the obvious benefit of encouraging kids to play poker — it’s a safe alternative to drinking, smoking, or cruising the streets looking for trouble, Rosen writes. But the benefits go beyond that: It also “teaches young players math skills, how to read people’s minds and how to behave in pressure situations.”

A lot of what Rosen says draws upon Annie Duke’s recent advice that the business world and the poker world have a lot in common. More details on that can be found here. To read Rosen’s full article, click here.


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