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Why should you care about mental models?
A mental model is a representation of an external reality inside your head—a kind of cognitive map. The purpose of mental models is to gain and understand knowledge about the world through key multidisciplinary concepts. The closer you get your cognitive process (the way your brain approaches a problem) to reality, the better the decisions you’ll make in life.

Below are some of the featured mental models. Use dropdown to see all posts.

Tragedy of the Commons

Economics

When a set of individuals act in their own self-interest by depleting common resources.

Prisoner's Dilemma

Economics

Prisoner's dilemma helps us understand how people behave when it comes to cooperation or self-interests.

Power Laws

Math

Power law is one form of Pareto's principle where the proportion of 80/20 shifts to 99/1.

Margin of Safety

Engineering

Describes the capacity of a system to carry load beyond its actual capability.

Feedback Loop

Engineering

A feedback loop occurs when the output of a system feeds back into itself as an input, thereby further affecting the output, and so on.

Compound Interest

Math

Compound interest is the interest you earn on the sum of your initial principal amount and the interest accumulated.

Pareto Principle

Economics

80% of the outcomes come from 20% of the action.

Inversion

Math

The thinking in which you want opposite — both forward and backward.

Why independent thinking matters?

General

In a noisy world, we are constantly bombarded with new information.