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  • Upgrade Your Reasoning and Make Better Decisions with Mental Models
  • By: Gabriel Weinberg, Lauren McCann
  • Narrated by: Rene Ruiz
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (94 ratings)

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By: Gabriel Weinberg,Lauren McCann
Narrated by: Rene Ruiz
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Summary

You want to make better decisions. You want to be right more of the time professionally and personally. However, being more right consistently is a hard problem because the world is such a complex, evolving place. How do you navigate this complexity? 

Mental models are decision-making tools that guide our perception of the world and our behaviour in it. They help us understand life, make decisions and solve problems. The best models help us make intelligent investments, develop groundbreaking technologies and even travel to outer space.   

Building on our knowledge of well-known models such as the Bandwagon Effect or Paradigm Shift and introducing us to the lesser known like the Eisenhower Matrix or the Boiling Frog Symbol, this indispensable audiobook distils the most effective mental models into a single digestible volume. 

It will make even the most complex models accessible and engaging to enable you to make better, more informed decisions in every part of your life.

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©2019 Lauren McCann, Gabriel Weinberg (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Top class curated collection of models

I’ve made a career out of turning teams and companies around. This is an extraordinary collection of the most powerful models that I have spent decades searching out.

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Needs to be taught in schools

But probably never will be.
This book has hundreds of mental models, I'll have to read it again.
It was very well constructed and keep me interested throughout.

I found the explanations and advice very helpful too.

I reccomend reading this with at least one other person so you can dicuss it.

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A must, would prefer read it cause it’s easier to take notes

If you are into tech you should be familiar with 50% of the mental models. It’s an awesome resource. I was constantly taking notes for my personal monthly review. It covers lots of subjects.

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Good filter book

Nothing new here (especially if you have ready most of the books referenced) but it’s a well written book that filters the best bits from other books.

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Extremely basic

This book is packed with a lot of very basic knowledge. It's probably good for students but that would be about it.

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I wish this was a compulsory textbook in school

I haven't even finished listening to it, but already this book deserves a high rating review. Mental models have never been something I had considered being of such importance. But, after understanding the concept of what Super Thinking was about from the Marketing Over Coffee podcast, it sounded all so very interesting. Now I find myself recognising different models as things occur in my life, which helps me understand situations better and respond accordingly. This is a book I will probably listen to several times over the coming years because it is so useful.

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I wish I'd been taught this at school

Understanding and applying mental models is key in having a beautiful mind. A must for people who care how to think more than what to think.

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  • 02-05-20

Good book

Covers basic ideas from a wide area of diciplines. In the end it is a bit basic.