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Use First Principles Thinking to Solve Impossible Problems

riskology.co

Albert Einstein

"If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes."

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First Principles Thinking

We normally use existing methodologies and analogies to solve problems, which is essentially short-cut thinking.
Engaging in 'First Principles Thinking' makes us discard existing knowledge, and get down to the essentials, exploring on our own and questioning everything. ...

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The First Principles Thinking can be applied in our daily life:

  • Starting a business requires first principles thinking to build a fundamentally better product or service.
  • On a busy day, first principles thinking makes us do what's essential while not being bogged d...

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  1. Take moment and think of a problem bugging you and write all the reasons you think the problem is difficult to solve.
  2. With each of the reasons, self-verify by questioning yourself to see if it is valid or not.
  3. Keep asking yourself till you get to the root

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