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Publisher's Summary

The world's greatest problem-solvers, forecasters, and decision-makers all rely on a set of frameworks and shortcuts that help them cut through complexity and separate good ideas from bad ones.

Mental models are like giving a treasure map to someone lost in the woods. They provide instant understanding, context, and most importantly, a path to the end destination.

How can mental models help you? Well, here are just a few examples....

  • If you've ever been overwhelmed by a to-do list that's grown too long, maybe you need the Eisenhower Decision Matrix to help you prioritize.
  • Use the 5 Whys model to better understand people's motivations or get to the root cause of a problem.
  • Before concluding that your colleague who messes up your projects is out to sabotage you, consider Hanlon's Razor for an alternative explanation.
  • Ever sat through a bad movie just because you paid a lot for the ticket? You might be falling prey to Sunk Cost Fallacy.
  • Set up Forcing Functions, like standing meeting or deadlines, to help grease the wheels for changes you want to occur.

So, the next time you find yourself faced with a difficult decision or just trying to understand a complex situation, let Super Thinking upgrade your brain with mental models.

The goal of this book is helping you understand how your brain works and help you reprogram your own successful mindset. This will lead you to the life you really want by releasing your mental breaks.

You will learn:

  • What is a mental model
  • Which mental models are successful
  • Which techniques can help you being more productive
  • Set your mind for happiness.
  • Practice your self-discipline to increase your self-esteem.

This book has examples and tools you can use in your everyday life, so you can work on the things that really matter to achieve success and happiness in your life. You can learn all the things you will need,

©2020 Tommy Tedford (P)2020 Tommy Tedford

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A useful guide forever. I'm inspired!

If you want to learn more so this guide perfect for you. It helps you to decision making, logical-analysis, problem-solving, and increasing your brain power

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A nice presentation of ideas.

A well organized presentation of ideas, most of which we already know but could use on a more regular basis.

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I'm impressed by this book

Worth to listen!!! Really happy to have read this book and being introduced to the mental model concepts. A very short, concise but impactful book. The author has very clearly presented some of the mental models that are most useful in regular life. Using them will go a long way in improving our perceptions.

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Clear thinking

I know this will help me focus my time and energy to be more productive and focused. It was worth the read just for that reason. Recommended!

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Useful and informative!!

Some of the techniques taught herein are practically self evident, but others are far less so. Some of it is simple if you just think about what you're doing, while others are things I never would have considered on my own.

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Well summarized!!

A well organized presentation of ideas, most of which we already know but could use on a more regular basis. Clear, succinct, good examples for illustrative purposes.

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Easy to read.

Fantastic book. Good read. Tells how to think and how not to. Indeed there are some really insights on how to approach general issues and situations. I really enjoyed it.

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An outstanding book.

A wonderfully written; thought provoking; and potentially life changing read. Helpful coverage of mental models and well explained. Quite a good collection of models and metaphors that can help you make sense of the world. Enjoyable read.

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The author has very clearly presented some of the mental models that are most useful in regular life. Overall a good book. Hollins has acquired a large list of mental models that are interesting and useful. These books works best when you take notes and reflect.

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Well done !

Provides a targeted list of books, research and biographies to read in my quest to understand success. This book is great if you need help in deciding what to prioritize and also how to prioritize. My mind has been mapped to look at situations from more angles. Thank you