General Thinking Tools: 9 Mental Models to Solve Difficult Problems
While there are millions of mental models, I find these the most useful in solving difficult problems. These general thinking tools should be taught in every school.
«Thought experiments can be defined as “devices of the imagination used to investigate the nature of things.”»
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Focus to Win
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