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A multidisciplinary approach to critical, clear & independent thinking.
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.

Autocatalysis

Chemistry

A single chemical reaction can go through autocatalysis if the reaction product itself is a catalyst for that initial chemical reaction.

Red Queen Effect

Biology

As entities continue to propagate, they must adapt, evolve and populate to simply survive in their environment.

Utility

Statistics

Something of value, but upon receiving it in abundance the value is decreased.

Bayes Theorem

Statistics

The probability of an event based on the conditions known beforehand which could be related to the event.

Elasticity Of Demand

Economics

A measure of a commodity’s demand as its abundance increases or decreases.

Standard Deviation

Statistics

A measure of variation between a set of values.

Evolution By Natural Evolution

Biology

Organisms with the most effective and desired traits for survival have the most success when reproducing.

Costs — Opportunity, Sunk, Relevant and Marginal

Economics

Something’s cost is the payment required to obtain it. In economics, there are a variety of costs that can be assessed.

Wealth Effect

Economics

As people make more money, they tend to spend more money.

Back-up Systems & Redundancy

Engineering

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket, be prepared with another plan.