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Maria Konnikova

Author; Psychologist; Poker Player

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 Maria Konnikova Biography

Maria Konnikova is a Russian-American writer and psychologist. She has a B.A. in psychology and creative writing from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in psychology from Columbia University. She has worked as a television producer, written for several magazines and online publications, and authored two New York Times best selling books. She primarily writes about psychology and its application to real life situations.

Maria is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Confidence Game (Viking/Penguin 2016) and Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes (Viking/Penguin, 2013). She is a contributing writer for The New Yorker, where she writes a regular column with a focus on psychology and culture, and is currently working on an assortment of non-fiction and fiction projects.

She is interested in poker and described it as a way to examine the mind’s responses to conditions that involve both skill and chance. Her upcoming book will explore "...poker as a metaphor for life in general." To research this book, Konnikova made contact with Erik Seidel, who allowed her to observe him competing at an event for high-stakes players.

After starting with $20 and $40 tournaments, she began playing in higher stakes tournaments. Konnikova has taken up professional poker playing full-time, and is an Ambassador of Poker League of Nations, the world's largest women's poker organization. In 2018, Konnikova decided to delay work on her book to compete in more poker tournaments with higher stakes.

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  • How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes

    No fictional character is more renowned for his powers of thought and observation than Sherlock Holmes. But is his extraordinary intellect merely a gift of fiction, or can we learn to cultivate these abilities ourselves, to improve our lives at work and at home? We can, says psychologist and journalist Maria Konnikova, and in this talk, she shows us how. Beginning with the “brain attic”—Holmes’s metaphor for how we store information and organize knowledge—Konnikova unpacks the mental strategies that lead to clearer thinking and deeper insights. Drawing on neuroscience and psychology, she explores Holmes’s unique methods of ever-present mindfulness, astute observation, and logical deduction. In doing so, she teaches how anyone, with some self-awareness and a little practice, can employ these same methods to sharpen their perceptions, solve difficult problems, and enhance our creative powers.

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Maria Konnikova?

    Booking fees for Maria Konnikova, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Maria Konnikova, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Maria Konnikova for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Maria Konnikova for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Maria Konnikova or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Maria Konnikova or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Maria Konnikova

Author; Psychologist; Poker Player

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Maria Konnikova Biography

Maria Konnikova is a Russian-American writer and psychologist. She has a B.A. in psychology and creative writing from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in psychology from Columbia University. She has worked as a television producer, written for several magazines and online publications, and authored two New York Times best selling books. She primarily writes about psychology and its application to real life situations.

Maria is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Confidence Game (Viking/Penguin 2016) and Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes (Viking/Penguin, 2013). She is a contributing writer for The New Yorker, where she writes a regular column with a focus on psychology and culture, and is currently working on an assortment of non-fiction and fiction projects.

She is interested in poker and described it as a way to examine the mind’s responses to conditions that involve both skill and chance. Her upcoming book will explore "...poker as a metaphor for life in general." To research this book, Konnikova made contact with Erik Seidel, who allowed her to observe him competing at an event for high-stakes players.

After starting with $20 and $40 tournaments, she began playing in higher stakes tournaments. Konnikova has taken up professional poker playing full-time, and is an Ambassador of Poker League of Nations, the world's largest women's poker organization. In 2018, Konnikova decided to delay work on her book to compete in more poker tournaments with higher stakes.

Maria Konnikova Videos

  • Maria Konnikova: Unclutter Your Brain Attic Like Sherlock Holmes
  • Maria Konnikova: Sherlock Holmes Could Have Invented Google
  • "How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes", Google+ Hangout with Maria Konnikova

Maria Konnikova Speaking Topics

  • How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes

    No fictional character is more renowned for his powers of thought and observation than Sherlock Holmes. But is his extraordinary intellect merely a gift of fiction, or can we learn to cultivate these abilities ourselves, to improve our lives at work and at home? We can, says psychologist and journalist Maria Konnikova, and in this talk, she shows us how. Beginning with the “brain attic”—Holmes’s metaphor for how we store information and organize knowledge—Konnikova unpacks the mental strategies that lead to clearer thinking and deeper insights. Drawing on neuroscience and psychology, she explores Holmes’s unique methods of ever-present mindfulness, astute observation, and logical deduction. In doing so, she teaches how anyone, with some self-awareness and a little practice, can employ these same methods to sharpen their perceptions, solve difficult problems, and enhance our creative powers.

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  • How to book Maria Konnikova?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Maria Konnikova for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Maria Konnikova, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Maria Konnikova or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Maria Konnikova?

    Booking fees for Maria Konnikova, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Maria Konnikova, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Maria Konnikova?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Maria Konnikova for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Maria Konnikova for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Maria Konnikova or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Maria Konnikova or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Maria Konnikova is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Maria Konnikova for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Maria Konnikova generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, J.K. Rowling, Guy Kawasaki, Naomi Wolf and Jeff Swartz. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Maria Konnikova for an upcoming event.

Maria Konnikova Speaker Videos

  • Maria Konnikova: Unclutter Your Brain Attic Like Sherlock Holmes
    Maria Konnikova: Sherlock Holmes Could Have Invented Google
  • "How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes", Google+ Hangout with Maria Konnikova

Maria Konnikova Speaking Topics

  • How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes

    No fictional character is more renowned for his powers of thought and observation than Sherlock Holmes. But is his extraordinary intellect merely a gift of fiction, or can we learn to cultivate these abilities ourselves, to improve our lives at work and at home? We can, says psychologist and journalist Maria Konnikova, and in this talk, she shows us how. Beginning with the “brain attic”—Holmes’s metaphor for how we store information and organize knowledge—Konnikova unpacks the mental strategies that lead to clearer thinking and deeper insights. Drawing on neuroscience and psychology, she explores Holmes’s unique methods of ever-present mindfulness, astute observation, and logical deduction. In doing so, she teaches how anyone, with some self-awareness and a little practice, can employ these same methods to sharpen their perceptions, solve difficult problems, and enhance our creative powers.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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