- The Map Is Not the Territory
- Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful
- Thinking Models: 5 Little-Known Concepts to Navigate the World
- Three Simple, Brilliant Mental Models for Better Collaboration
- The Pursuit of Worldly Wisdom
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«metacognitive skills allow people to bring their thought processes to the foreground, so they can be analysed, and potentially improved.»
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«Counterfactual thinking revolves around the very human act of imagining alternative scenarios to events that have already occurred — a mental revisiting of "what might have been".»
A reflection on five thinking models to help you navigate the world of problem-solving and decision-making. If you know their limitations.
«The SARA Model is a structured approach to problem-solving. The acronym SARA stands for Scanning, Analysis, Response and Assessment»
To avoid pitfalls in group decision-making and problem-solving
«The Abilene Paradox is a common phenomenon where a group collectively agrees on a course of action that goes against the preferences or beliefs of each individual in the group»
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«Visualising your desired outcome and focusing on the positive impact of your actions can also provide motivation and increase your internal drive.»
We focus on success stories and ignore silent evidence. And it distorts our reality. Here's how to avoid getting fooled by survivorship bias:
«Is it possible to build a $200 million media business with only two people?»
The present bias is our tendency to seize short-term opportunities, settling for a small present reward rather than waiting for a larger future reward.
«seizing short-term opportunities can lead you to settle for a small present reward rather than wait for a larger future reward.»
The map of reality is not reality. Even the best maps are imperfect. That's because they are reductions of what they represent. If a map were to represent the territory with perfect fidelity, it would…
«A model might show you some risks, but not the risks of using it. Moreover, models are built on a finite set of parameters, while reality affords us infinite sources of risks.»
Ten central ideas to keep in mind whenever you need to learn anything new.
«How much you’re able to learn depends on what you already know. Research finds that the amount of knowledge retained from a text depends on prior knowledge of the topic»
Charlie Munger explains how worldly wisdom can help you go further and faster than experts. You don't need to outwork if you can outsmart.
«From each discipline the thoughtful person draws significant mental models, the key ideas that combine to produce a cohesive understanding»
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«you can learn through coursework, mentorship, or first-hand experience.»
Charlie Munger's famous lecture on the art of stock picking as a subdivision of the art of worldly wisdom.
«So occasionally, scaling down and intensifying gives you a big advantage. Bigger is not always better.»
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