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Mental Models

Mental Models

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Read: Mental Models: The Best Way to Make Intelligent Decisions

“Well, the first rule is that you can’t really know anything if you just remember isolated facts and try and bang ’em back. If the facts don’t hang together on a latticework of theory, you don’t have them in a usable form. You’ve got to have models in your head. And you’ve got to array your experience both vicarious and direct on this latticework of models. You may have noticed students who just try to remember and pound back what is remembered. Well, they fail in school and in life. You’ve got to hang experience on a latticework of models in your head.” -- Charlie Munger

Mental models are how we (or our brain) simplfy the complex things in the world, how we related things and concepts. Because, well, we can't remember everything we encountered in life with all the details and complexity.

Why does it matter? Because, the quality of our thinking are reflects by how many models in our head, and how useful they're in each of the situation we're in, in our lifetime.

By study/examine each of the mental models, we can make it our and will be able to apply it when needed.

(To be continued)

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