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Quitting can be good for you

Human beings find it hard to quit, but life is too short to be wasted on endeavours not worth sticking to. Annie Duke's book illustrates the virtue of knowing when to give up

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Quit: The power of knowing when to walk away

Sanjay Kumar Singh
Quit: The power of knowing when to walk away
Author: Annie Duke
Publisher: Ebury Edge
Pages: 309
Price: Rs 799

In households with middle-class values, the virtues of grit and perseverance (besides hard work, of course) are drummed incessantly into children. In this eminently readable book, author Annie Duke posits that persevering can on occasions prove counterproductive. Her central message is that life is too short to be wasted on endeavours not worth sticking to. 

The writer studied psychology and is a decision-making consultant. Her past books include Thinking in Bets and How to Decide. She has also

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First Published: Jan 18 2023 | 10:44 PM IST

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