Peter Hollins

Mental Models

30 Practical and applicable guidelines to think smarter, faster, and with expert insight (even if you aren’t one).

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. Now imagine having such a map for all problems and decisions in your life.

Battle information overwhelm, focus on what really matters, and make complex decisions with speed and confidence.

Mental Models: 30 Thinking Tools sheds light on true intelligence: it’s not about knowledge and knowing the capitals of all the countries in the world. It’s about how you think, and each mental model is a specific framework on how to think smart and with insight. You can approach the world by trying to analyze each piece of information separately, or you can learn mental models that do the work for you.

Learn how billionaires/CEOs, Olympic athletes, and scientists think differently and avoid mistakes.

Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author. He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.
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  • Torben Stig Hansenshared an impression4 years ago
    👍Worth reading

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  • DASHAhas quoted2 years ago
    “To the man with only a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.”
  • Teishas quoted4 years ago
    Visualize all the dominoes, otherwise known as second-order thinking.
    This is simply trying to project into the future and extrapolate a range of consequences that you can use to conduct a cost-benefit analysis for your decisions or solutions
  • Teishas quoted4 years ago
    Just because something appears to demand a quick response doesn’t mean you should give it, and just because something is slowly ticking in the background doesn’t mean you should ignore it

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