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In a conflictual meeting

A few other mental models to keep in mind while in a meeting with conflict:

  • Probabilistic Thinking: Understanding the base information before evaluating the severity of the anomaly.
  • The law of Large Numbers: Statistical figures are more reliable in large sample sizes.
  • Correlation is not causation: If something is associated with a problem, it doesn't mean it is the cause of the problem.
  • Feedback Loop: Looking for cues in the real-time responses and behavioural changes on the other side, figuring out the next possible steps and solutions.

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I have always been fascinated by mental models. The same way scientists are looking for a theory of everything, I sometimes wonder if there is a universal theory of the mind. An all-encompassing, coherent framework that would fully explain and link together all aspects of our biology and psychology.

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