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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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  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

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...

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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Practical ways to use First Principles Thinking

  • If you’re starting a business, use first principles to build a product or service that’s fundamentally better than the competition.
  • If your day is too busy, first principles thinking could help you get everything done in less time and with less stress.
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Breaking down complicated problems into basic elements and then reassemble them from the ground up.

It’s one of the best ways to learn to think for yourself, unlock your creative potential, and move from linear to non-linear results.

This approach was used by the philosopher Ar...

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First Principles Thinking

Is the act of deconstructing something to the fundamental parts that you know are true and building up from there.

Also called reasoning from first principles, it effectively helps many great thinkers to break down complicated problems and generate original solutions while tea...

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