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Ep.169 ~ Poker Champion and Productivity Expert ~ Chris Sparks


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100 Interviews in 100 Days with 100 Entrepreneurs That Have Built $100,000+ Businesses


“I went from being a very good solid player to being ranked ‘top 20’ in the world.” Chris Sparks

On this episode, we are joined by one of the world’s former top-20 poker champions and productivity expert Chris Sparks. Chris is a master at analyzing situations and using strategy to pull the odds in his favor. This is how he did so well as a professional poker player and now he uses these methods as an entrepreneur.

Today, Chris and I dive into his story as a poker champion, how he maintains discipline in business and poker, how Chris uses careful analyzation, methodology and strategy to stay on top of his game and how neuroscience plays a role in this. It is an exciting episode and one you won’t want to miss.

“The most skilled players, aren’t the best poker players.” Chris Sparks

03:04: The Beginning of Chris’ Poker Career

05:55: Chris Building Side Businesses from his Poker Career

13:31: Chris On Caching his Intuition

27:31: Chris on Improv Comedy

28:51: Chris and Chris on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

31:25: Chris on Card Counting

35:15: Chris on Maintaining the Discipline to be the World’s Top Poker Player

38:16: Chris’ Book Recommendations

43:30: Chris on Neuroscience

49:18: What Chris Wants Written on his Tombstone

“Our whole experience of reality is just a product of electrical impulses firing in the brain.” Chris Sparks

Honorable Mentions:

Dynamite Circle

Two Plus Two Poker Forum


‘Getting Things Done’ by David Allen

‘The One Thing’ by Marci Lyn Curtis

‘Deep Work’ Cal Newport

‘Brining Down the House’ by Ben Mezrich

Chris’ Book List

Contact Info:

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