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Getting Stuck On Numbers

  • Number structures and counting systems have several advantages and disadvantages, and not all minds think in the same way when dealing with abstract concepts.
  • Getting stuck on something is a boon, as it takes us towards the first principles, of what we are essentially trying to achieve.





Wanting a simpler life
Wanting a simpler life

When we desire a simpler life, we normally mean we want products and services to have fewer steps, fewer controls, fewer options, less to consider. But we also want all the feature...

Conceptual models

A conceptual model is the underlying belief structure about how something works.

For example, on many computers, the process of dragging and dropping files into a folder seems simple because people already understand physical files and folders. But understanding it is only possible because of an effective conceptual model. A computer does not have files and folders and will store data in multiple places.

The complexity of a structure is all in the mind. When we want something to be simpler, we only need a better conceptual model of it.

Tesler’s law of the conservation of complexity

"The total complexity of a system is a constant. If you make a user’s interaction with a system simpler, the complexity behind the scenes increases."

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“Curiosity is antifragile, like an addiction; magnified by attempts to satisfy it.”

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
25 Pages A Day

For developing the habits of reading, many follow the strategy of reading 25 pages a day, which can create your interest at a starting pace of time.

But while reading, if one finds reading joyful and interesting one can jump the stipulated limit of pages, accordingly.

Benefits Of Reading: Improved Insights
  • Reading a few pages before sleeping or during a break opens the windows of the mind, nourishing the brain and promoting imagination and positivity.
  • At 25 pages a day, an average person is reading 9125 pages in a year promoting the enhancing of skills, thoughts, vocabulary and knowledge. Plus reading is an addiction(albeit a good one!).
  • Reading different genres develops the various regions of our brain, elevating innovative thoughts and cross-connection of fresh ideas.
The quality of our decisions
The quality of our decisions

We all make decisions. However, few of us realize that the process we use to make decisions is more important than the analysis we put into the decision.

Analysis doesn't always lead to good decisions

When it comes to decisions, organizations rely on gathering data and analyzing the decision. People believe that analysis reduces biases, but most business decisions made this way turned out to be poor decisions.

Research shows that good analysis from managers who have good judgment won't necessarily produce good decisions.

Process over analysis in decision making

Analysis alone does not yield good decisions as the people who put it together have a subconscious bias and interest in a particular outcome.

Instead, a disciplined decision process involves guarding against decision-making biases by exploring and discussing major uncertainties or discussing contradictory viewpoints.