Mental Models: A Collection of Thinking Tools Helping You To Manage Productivity, Thinking in Systems, to Improve Your Day-To-Day Decision-Making, Problem-Solving and Logical Analysis Skills

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Table of contents :
Introduction

Chapter 1: An Understanding of the Mental Models

What is a Mental Model?

How Our Minds Work and Why the Models Help

The Benefits of These Mental Models

Mental Models Affect the Way that You Are Going to View the World Around You

The Law of the Instrument

Chapter 2: The Power of Mental Models

The Fundamental Mental Model or FMM

The World of OR

The World of AND

Chapter 3: Some of the Most Common Mental Models

The Map is Not the Territory

The Circle of Competence

First Principles Thinking

The Pursuit of Knowledge That is Liquid

Thought Experiment

Second-Order Thinking

Occam's Razor

Inversion

Probabilistic Thinking

Hanlon’s Razor

Chapter 4: The Right Mental Model for Those Who Like to Make Decisions

Circle of Influence

Inversion

The Contrarian Approach to Motivation

The Why Model

The Eisenhower Matrix

The Pareto Principle

The Paradox of Choice

Chapter 5: Mental Models to Help You Become the Best Entrepreneur

Mental Models for Marketers

Anchoring Bias

Loss Aversion

Product/Market Fit

Mental Models for Financiers and Accountants

Compounding

Sunk Cost

Opportunity Cost

The Time Value of Money

The Pyramid Model

Mental Models for Business Entrepreneurs

The Idea Maze

The Problem Hypothesis

Minimum Viable Product

Mental models for CEO and Managers

Casual Loop

Reversible vs. Irreversible Decisions

The Pyramid Model

99/50/1

Chapter 6: Writing and Inquisitive? The Best Mental Models to Help You

The Socratic Questioning Technique

The Why Iteration

The NLP Meta Model

The Response Bias

Chapter 7: Improving Your Parenting with Mental Models

Regret Minimization

Compounding

The 10/10/10 rule

The Pareto 80/20 Rule

The Expert Generalist

Chapter 8: Mental Models for Educators and Critical Thinkers

Mental Models of Perceiving, Acting, and Knowing

The Cognitive Bias

The Socrative Dialogue

Chapter 9: Using Mental Models to Help You to Be Happy and In Personal Development

Mental Models for Personal Development

The Circle of Competence

Parkinson’s Law

Mental Models for Personal Happiness

Entropy

The Pratfall Effect

The Spotlight Effect

Pygmalion Effect

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Chapter 10: Case Studies of Mental Models That Actually Worked!

The Modern Polymath

Charlie Munger

Elon Musk

Jack Ma

Jeff Bezos

The Big Dreams Garage

Steve Jobs

Bill Gates

Richard Branson

Chapter 11: A Mastermind Alliance

The Importance of Having This Passion Mate

The Importance of Forming One of These Alliances

The Mastermind Mental Model

Chapter 12: Shifting Your Paradigm to Work with Mental Models

Conclusion

Mental Models: A Collection of Thinking Tools Helping You To Manage Productivity, Thinking in Systems, to Improve Your Day-To-Day Decision-Making, Problem-Solving and Logical Analysis Skills

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