Big fat list of Mental Models

A large list of mental models

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Mental Models: The Best Way to Make Intelligent Decisions by Shane Parrish is a better list, and I simply refer to it now.

This is a collection of mental models I’ve read about. Makes for a good reference for the times I’m always stuck in Déjà vu, thinking “what’s the term?“. I will grow, evolve and categorize this list largely trying to understand / answer “what can I do to minimize negative externalities?”, a meta-mental model for decision making in life.

This is a fat list and the purpose is not to memorize these. Instead, consciously aiming to learn them, utilize them as much as possible to fit things happening around into a model. This is reductive and simplifying, but that is precisely what models are for - to allow us focus on things that matter without the unnecessary details.

We don’t become better at things we do – we become better at things we pay attention to while we’re doing them

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