Mental Models: The Best Way to Make Intelligent Decisions
How do you think the most rational people in the world operate their minds? How do they make better decisions? They do it by “chunking” away a massive, but finite amount of fundamental, unchanging knowledge that can be used in evaluating the infinite number of unique scenarios that show up in the real world. That is how consistently rational and effective thinking is done, and if we want to learn how to think properly ourselves, we need to figure out how it's done. Fortunately, there is a way, and it works. Before we dig deeper, let's start by watching this short video on a concept called mental models. It's not that complicated, right? The idea for building a “latticework” of mental models comes from Charlie Munger, Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and one of the finest thinkers in the world. In a famous speech in the 1990's, Munger explained his novel approach to gaining practical wisdom: Building the Latticework If this seems self-evident, it's actually a very unnatural way to think.
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