George V. Reilly

Useful Mental Models

Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful

Gabriel Weinberg has a great Medium post about Useful Mental Models. ‘There is a much smaller set of concepts, however, that come up repeatedly in day-to-day decision making, problem solving, and truth seeking. As [Charlie] Munger says, “80 or 90 important models will carry about 90% of the freight in making you a world­ly‑­wise person.”’ He notes ‘my definition of mental model differs from some others, with mine being more broadly defined as any concept that helps explain, analyze, or navigate the world.’

blog comments powered by Disqus
Review: Above Suspicion » « Rounding