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The Great Mental Models by Shane Parrish
This is the second book in The Great Mental Models series and the highly anticipated follow up to the Wall Street Journal best seller, Volume 1: General Thinking Concepts. We tend to isolate the things we know in the domain we learned it. For example: What does the inertia of a rolling stone have to do with perseverance and being open minded? How can the ancient process of steel production make you a more creative and innovative thinker? What does the replication of our skin cells have to do with being a stronger and more effective leader? On the surface, these concepts may appear to be dissimilar and unrelated. But the surprising truth is the hard sciences (physics, chemistry, and biology) offer a wealth of useful tools you can use to develop critically important skills like: * Relationship building * Leadership * Communication * Creativity * Curiosity * Problem solving * Decision-making This second volume of the Great Mental Models series shows you how to make those connections. It explores the core ideas from the hard sciences and offers nearly two dozen models to add to your mental toolbox. You'll not only get a better understanding of the forces that influence the world around you, but you'll learn how to direct those forces to create outsized advantages in the areas of your life that matter most to you.
Super Thinking by Gabriel Weinberg
A WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER! "You can't really know anything if you just remember isolated facts. If the facts don't hang together on a latticework of theory, you don't have them in a usable form. You've got to have models in your head." - Charlie Munger, investor, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway The world's greatest problem-solvers, forecasters, and decision-makers all rely on a set of frameworks and shortcuts that help them cut through complexity and separate good ideas from bad ones. They're called mental models, and you can find them in dense textbooks on psychology, physics, economics, and more. Or, you can just read Super Thinking, a fun, illustrated guide to every mental model you could possibly need. How can mental models help you? Well, here are just a few examples... • If you've ever been overwhelmed by a to-do list that's grown too long, maybe you need the Eisenhower Decision Matrix to help you prioritize. • Use the 5 Whys model to better understand people's motivations or get to the root cause of a problem. • Before concluding that your colleague who messes up your projects is out to sabotage you, consider Hanlon's Razor for an alternative explanation. • Ever sat through a bad movie just because you paid a lot for the ticket? You might be falling prey to Sunk Cost Fallacy. • Set up Forcing Functions, like standing meeting or deadlines, to help grease the wheels for changes you want to occur. So, the next time you find yourself faced with a difficult decision or just trying to understand a complex situation, let Super Thinking upgrade your brain with mental models.
Mental Models by Peter Hollins
30 Practical and applicable guidelines to think smarter, faster, and with expert insight (even if you aren’t one). Mental models are like giving a treasure map to someone lost in the woods. They provide instant understanding, context, and most importantly, a path to the end destination. Now imagine having such a map for all problems and decisions in your life. Battle information overwhelm, focus on what really matters, and make complex decisions with speed and confidence. Mental Models: 30 Thinking Tools sheds light on true intelligence: it’s not about knowledge and knowing the capitals of all the countries in the world. It’s about how you think, and each mental model is a specific framework on how to think smart and with insight. You can approach the world by trying to analyze each piece of information separately, or you can learn mental models that do the work for you. Learn how billionaires/CEOs, Olympic athletes, and scientists think differently and avoid mistakes. Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author. He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.
Mental Models by Indi Young
There is no single methodology for creating the perfect product—but you can increase your odds. One of the best ways is to understand users' reasons for doing things. Mental Models gives you the tools to help you grasp, and design for, those reasons. Adaptive Path co-founder Indi Young has written a roll-up-your-sleeves book for designers, managers, and anyone else interested in making design strategic, and successful.
Mental Models For Critical And Strategic Thinking by Phillip T. Erickson
Don’t Ever Want To Lose Out On Achieving Super Success In Life on Account of Your Not Possessing The Ability To Think Critically? Then Read On. Are you one of those people who find it difficult to think critically in a manner that would take you ahead in life by helping you fare better at facing crunch situations in life? Do you feel that your life would change considerably for the better if you could improve your conversational intelligence and develop the ability to think in a manner that puts you in a good place? Have you always been awed at the sight of some people being able to conduct themselves with ease in the most difficult of situations? Would you like to be one of those people? Do you also worry about your inadequate emotional maturity? Does your panicky behavior become a stumbling block in your personal and professional growth? What if you were told that you could find an amazing way of greatly enhancing your ability to think critically with the help of time tested thinking models? What if we told you that you could leverage these mental models to make great progress in all spheres of life? Do you think that there is nothing upon the face of this world that would help you become that sorted person completely in control of him or herself and the situation that they are in? Then this book is what squarely addresses your concerns. You need to look no further than this masterfully created tome about using mental models to master the art of critical thinking and thinking strategically. The book will teach you how to analyze better, reason better and decide better, all skills that you cannot do without in the digital age. It helps you connect with people on an emotional level, leveraging the power of great deep understanding to achieve unprecedented success. It contains everything that you need to know about harnessing the true potential of the human mind to come out on top in all walks of life. By reading this book you get to: -Understand the concept of using mental models to think critically and strategically. -Understand what it takes to leverage better reasoning concepts to achieve all round success. -Understand how to use deep learning to help you achieve your life goals. -Understand how using mental models puts tremendous analytical ability at your disposal that lets you make optimal use of all the information that engulf you in the digital age. Reading this book will bring about an epiphany of your mind and transform your life. But only if you act now. ★★ Go Ahead And Download Your Copy NOW! ★★
Madness And Civilization by Michel Foucault
Michel Foucault examines the archeology of madness in the West from 1500 to 1800 - from the late Middle Ages, when insanity was still considered part of everyday life and fools and lunatics walked the streets freely, to the time when such people began to be considered a threat, asylums were first built, and walls were erected between the "insane" and the rest of humanity.
Alone Among Spies by Rhiannon Beaubien
Parents Who Lead by Stewart D. Friedman
How working parents can lead more purposeful lives, characterized by harmony, connection, and impact. Parents in today's fast-paced, disorienting world can easily lose track of who they are and what really matters most. But it doesn't have to be this way. As a parent, you can harness the powerful science of leadership in order to thrive in all aspects of your life. Drawing on the principles of his book Total Leadership--a bestseller and popular leadership development program used in organizations worldwide--and on their experience as researchers, educators, consultants, coaches, and parents, Stew Friedman and coauthor Alyssa Westring offer a robust, proven method that will help you gain a greater sense of purpose and control. It includes tools illustrated with compelling examples from the lives of real working parents that show you how to: Design a future based on your core values Engage with your children in fresh, meaningful ways Cultivate a community of caregiving and support, in all parts of your life Experiment to discover better ways to live and work Powerful, practical, and indispensable, Parents Who Lead is the guide you need to forge a better future, foster meaningful and mutually rewarding relationships, and design sustainable solutions for creating a richer life for yourself, your children, and your world. For more information, visit ParentsWhoLead.net.
Intuition Pumps And Other Tools For Thinking by Daniel C. Dennett
The philosophy professor behind Breaking the Spell and Consciousness Explained offers exercises and tools to stretch the mind, offering new ways to consider, discuss and argue positions on dangerous subject matter including evolution, the meaning of life and free will.