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What Is First Principle Thinking ?

What Is First Principle Thinking ?

First principles thinking is the most powerful framework for for problemsolving that requires deconstructing complex problems down to its foundational elements. It is the fundamental building block of an idea, an indivisible part that we know to be true and we can use that part to build more complex ideas.


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How Does First Principle Thinking Works ?

How Does First Principle Thinking Works ?

First principle thinking is built on the idea that If the simple parts that make up a complex whole are good and true, then the complex whole must be good and true as well. Similarly if all the components used in the making of a car are top class then the performance of the car would be outstanding as well.


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How to become a first principle thinker ?

How to become a first principle thinker ?

To become a first principle thinker start by questioning your beliefs and notions about that problem. Here's how it can be achieved

Socratic Questioning: You can use a technique called Socratic Questioning, which is inspired from famous Greek philosopher Socrates. It involves a cycle of seeking knowledge through experience and using reason.

  • What is the problem I am trying to solve?
  • What do I know to be true about this problem?
  • Why do I believe these “truths” to be true? How do I know they are true?
  • Check out complete list of questions here: Socratic Questions


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Learn How Elon Musk Leveraged First principle Thinking

Learn How Elon Musk Leveraged First principle Thinking

Like Elon Musk, learn how you can leverage First principles thinking and if interested dive deeper into the world of Computing Nirvana.

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