Out of all the interventions we can do to make smarter decisions in our life and career, mastering the most useful and universal mental models is arguably the most important.
Over the last few months, I’ve written about how many of the most successful self-made billionaire entrepreneurs like Ray Dalio, Elon Musk, and Charlie Munger swear by mental models.
“Developing the habit of mastering the multiple models which underlie reality is the best thing you can do.”- Charlie Munger”Those who understand more of them and understand them well know how to interact with the world more effectively than those who know fewer of them or know them less well.”- Ray Dalio”It is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree - make sure you understand the fundamental principles, i.e. the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang onto.” - Elon Musk.
I’ve collected the 650+ most useful mental models from the best mental model curators in the world.
I’ve launched a free mental model mini-course to help you understand what a mental model is and how to apply it to your life.
For each mental model, I share the sub mental models that make it up and one paragraph explaining its significance.
Mental models are descriptions of reality that apply across every area of our life, don’t get outdated, and provide immediate results by helping you make better decisions.
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