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Mental models

Learn more about general thinking strategies and tactics, including decision-making, problem-solving, and productivity.

Mental models

Britain’s COVID-19 vaccine gamble; The upside of quitting

A few things worth checking out: 01-10-2021

Mental models

Psychedelic Santa; The dog that didn’t bark

A few things worth checking out: 12-27-2020

Mental models

A few things worth sharing: 10-25-2020

The Challenger flight; Addressing climate change, post-pandemic

Mental models

#130 – Carol Tavris, Ph.D. & Elliot Aronson, Ph.D.: Recognizing and overcoming cognitive dissonance

“If someone really is certain about something, they have almost certainly frozen their ability to change their minds when they need to.” – Carol Tavris

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#125 – John Arnold: The most prolific philanthropist you may not have heard of

“I always recognized the limited social value of trading. I think there is a need for someone to provide risk warehousing and liquidity to markets, but trying to tell the story about how I was adding value or contributing to society was hard. And that always bothered me.” — John Arnold

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A few things worth sharing: 08-16-2020

I’m doing something a little different for this week’s email and highlighting a couple of things I thought were worth sharing.

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The power of no

“When you’re saying yes, you’re saying no to something else. Everything in life has a price.” — Ric Elias

Mental models

#109 – John Dudley: The beauty in archery, the love of practice, and a model system for life

“It’s a necessity, not only to archery, but to any sport, for people to recognize the fact that the fundamentals are what makes people good at things.” — John Dudley

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#96 – David Epstein: How a range of experience leads to better performance in a highly specialized world

“Sometimes the things you can do to cause the most rapid appearance of short-term progress can undermine long-term development.” — David Epstein

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The pleasure of finding things out

Why do those last few “O”s in a bowl of Cheerios tend to clump together in the middle of the bowl or around the edges?

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