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In today’s 3-Bet we’ll take a look at Doyle Brunson pulling a Johnny Carson, a former poker player changing the flower business and PL teaches you to not suck at poker.
1) Former Poker Player Behind Breakout Flower Distributor
Looking for that sweet flower money.
Since Black Friday in 2011 a large number of poker players in the USA have transitioned into other careers.
Here’s the thing: Some of them have been very successful.
This week Fast Company magazine featured a start-up flower company called BloomNation that is revolutionizing the bouquet delivery business.
BloomNation was started by WSOP bracelet winner David Daneshgar along with friends Farbod Shoraka and Gregg Weisstein.
After Daneshgar won a Commerce $1k event in 2011 he decided to use it as a start-up fund for the flower company. Here’s one of the best quotes in article (maybe of all-time):
When Daneshgar collected the $27,000 in prize money later that night, he wasn’t dreaming of cars, parties, or island vacations. Instead, an exhilarating thought crystallized in his mind as he turned to his friends: “It’s flower time.”
Flower time, indeed. So it turns out the critical thinking, people reading and pattern recognition skills you learn from poker can be utilized in a number of other jobs. Who knew.
If you have friends that are just getting into poker be sure to show them this video. Or not. Maybe just tell them to play more hands and keep stacking them in your home game for years to come. The choice is yours.
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