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SHANE PARRISH

Clear thinking starts with understanding the importance of mental models in simplifying complex problems

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Recognising cognitive biases helps in avoiding errors in judgment and decision-making.

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First principles thinking involves breaking down problems to their fundamental truths to find innovative solutions

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Inversion, or thinking backward, can help identify potential problems and prevent mistakes.

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Probabilistic thinking aids in making decisions based on the likelihood of different outcomes.

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The OODA Loop—Observe, Orient, Decide, Act—enhances decision-making speed and adaptability.

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Mental models from diverse disciplines provide a toolkit for understanding and solving varied problems

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Second-order thinking considers the long-term consequences and secondary effects of decisions.

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The concept of ‘Circle of Competence’ emphasizes focusing on areas where you have knowledge and expertise.

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Avoiding confirmation bias requires actively seeking out information that challenges your assumptions.

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Using checklists can prevent oversight and ensure all necessary steps are considered.

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Effective problem-solving involves distinguishing between complex and complicated problems.

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Marginal gains, or small improvements, compound over time to yield significant results.

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Understanding opportunity cost helps in evaluating the true cost of decisions and actions.

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Thinking in terms of systems and understanding interdependencies improves strategic planning.

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The Pareto Principle, or 80/20 rule, focuses efforts on the most impactful activities.

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Focusing on process over outcome leads to better decision-making and continuous improvement.”

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Mental resilience and adaptability are crucial for navigating uncertainty and change.

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Avoiding sunk cost fallacy helps in making rational decisions based on current realities.

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Continuous learning and curiosity drive intellectual growth and better decision-making

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CURATOR'S NOTE

Discover how to sharpen your mind and make better decisions with "Clear Thinking" by Shane Parrish, leveraging mental models and overcoming cognitive biases.

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