Mental Models Illustrated

Nov 25 2020

A mental model , popularized by Charlie Munger , is a useful way of thinking. In this collection, I visualize powerful ideas to make them easier to digest.



Repeat what works. This is what Charlie Munger referred to as the "fundamental algorithm of life".



On communicating well:

If you can't communicate, it's like winking at a girl in the dark--nothing happens. You can have all the brainpower in the world, but you have to be able to transmit it. And the transmission is communication. — Warren Buffett





Think for yourself.



Learn by doing.



"Stay in your lane", they say. That advice is terribly limiting. A better approach is to leave your lane as often as you can to pick up skills that will complement your talent stack.



Progress is quiet and gradual. A setback is loud and sudden.



Instead of dealing with an overwhelming medley of sensations, divide and conquer. Tease apart your feelings, into components that you can examine individually.



Here's a simple framework for getting our attention back and staying mentally healthy in the digital age.



"Is this good or bad?", "Is this a feature or a bug?" There is no absolute or universal answer. It always depends on the context.



There are always more things to do than there is time for. With each decision comes opportunity costs. Pick your battles.



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