• The Great Mental Models

  • General Thinking Concepts
  • By: Shane Parrish
  • Narrated by: Shane Parrish
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (1,604 ratings)

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By: Shane Parrish
Narrated by: Shane Parrish
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Publisher's summary

The old saying goes, "To the man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail". But anyone who has done any kind of project knows a hammer often isn't enough.

The more tools you have at your disposal, the more likely you'll use the right tool for the job - and get it done right.

The same is true when it comes to your thinking. The quality of your outcomes depends on the mental models in your head. And most people are going through life with little more than a hammer.

Until now.

The Great Mental Models: General Thinking Concepts is the first book in The Great Mental Models series designed to upgrade your thinking with the best, most useful and powerful tools so you always have the right one on hand.

This volume details nine of the most versatile all-purpose mental models you can use right away to improve your decision making, your productivity, and how clearly you see the world. You will discover what forces govern the universe and how to focus your efforts so you can harness them to your advantage, rather than fight with them or, worse yet, ignore them.

©2019 Shane Parrish (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

Editorial Review

Hack your thinking with these 9 cool tricks

As an Audible editor, lifelong reader, and generally voracious consumer of #content, it pains me that I’m not exactly a hyperefficient learning machine. That’s probably why I click on every email I get from Shane Parrish’s brilliant website, Farnam Street, which covers better thinking and decision making and is read by an influential group of Wall Street investors and Silicon Valley types (and also me). A former Canadian spy (!), Parrish has honed in on the idea that outfitting your cognitive toolbox with "mental models" is the key to making more intelligent decisions—and his first book outlines nine of the most useful. If you enjoy learning about learning, or just want to avoid making dumb decisions, consider this your fast track to thinking like a boss. —Kat J., Audible Editor