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Best Books on Mental Models

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Best Books on Mental Models
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Poor Charlie's Almanack
The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger, Expanded Third Edition
Peter D. Kaufman - 2005-01-01
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For the first time ever, the wit and wisdom of Charlie Munger is available in a single volume: all his talks, lectures and public commentary. And, it has been written and compiled with both Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett's encouragement and cooperation. So pull up your favorite reading chair and enjoy the unique humor, wit and insight that Charl...
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The Great Mental Models
General Thinking Concepts
Farnam Street - 2020-01-01
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The old saying goes, "To the man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail." But anyone who has done any kind of project knows a hammer often isn't enough.The more tools you have at your disposal, the more likely you'll use the right tool for the job — and get it done right.The same is true when it comes to your thinking. The quality of your outc...
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Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman - 2013-04-02
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In the highly anticipated Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities—and also the faults and biases—of fas...
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Super Thinking
The Big Book of Mental Models
Gabriel Weinberg - 2019-06-18
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A Wall Street Journal Bestseller!"You can't really know anything if you just remember isolated facts. If the facts don't hang together on a latticework of theory, you don't have them in a usable form. You've got to have models in your head."- Charlie Munger, investor, vice chairman of Berkshire HathawayThe world's greatest problem-solvers, forecast...
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Life and Work
Ray Dalio - 2017-09-19 (first published in 2011)
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Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, ...
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Science and Practice (5th Edition)
Robert B. Cialdini - 2008-08-07 (first published in 1984)
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Influence: Science and Practice is an examination of the psychology of compliance (i.e. uncovering which factors cause a person to say "yes" to another's request). Written in a narrative style combined with scholarly research, Cialdini combines evidence from experimental work with the techniques and strategies he gathered while working as a salespe...
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Seeking Wisdom
From Darwin to Munger, 3rd Edition
Peter Bevelin - 2006-12-31 (first published in 2003)
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Peter Bevelin begins his fascinating book with Confucius' great wisdom: "A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it, is committing another mistake." Seeking Wisdom is the result of Bevelin's learning about attaining wisdom. His quest for wisdom originated partly from making mistakes himself and observing those of others but also from ...
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The Great Mental Models, Volume 2
Physics, Chemistry and Biology
Farnam Street - 2020-03-27
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This is the second book in The Great Mental Models series and the highly anticipated follow up to the Wall Street Journal best seller, Volume 1: General Thinking Concepts . We tend to isolate the things we know in the domain we learned it. For example: -What does the inertia of a rolling stone have to do with perseverance and being open minded? -Ho...
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More Than You Know
Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places (Updated and Expanded) (Columbia Business School Publishing)
Michael Mauboussin - 2013-06-11 (first published in 2006)
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Michael Mauboussin, one of Wall Street's most creative and influential minds offers provocative new ways of thinking about the stock market, investing, and how we make decisions....
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The Decision Book
Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking (Fully Revised Edition)
Mikael Krogerus - 2018-05-08 (first published in 2008)
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Every day, we face the same questions: How do I make the right decision? How can I work more efficiently? And, on a more personal level, what do I want?This updated edition of the international bestseller distills into a single volume the fifty best decision-making models used in MBA courses, and elsewhere, that will help you tackle these important...
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Yuval Noah Harari - 2018-05-15
Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
The Inner Game of Tennis by W. Timothy Gallwey
Thinking in Systems by Donella H. Meadows
Range by David Epstein
The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt
Superforecasting by Philip E. Tetlock
Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
A Mind for Numbers by Barbara Oakley
The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
Misbehaving by Richard H. Thaler
The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman
The Everything Store by Brad Stone
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker
Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff
Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
Deep Survival by Laurence Gonzales
Boyd by Robert Coram
The Timeless Way of Building by Christopher Alexander
The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman
The Art of Clear Thinking by Patrick King
How Not to Be Wrong by Jordan Ellenberg
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The Innovator's Prescription by Clayton Christensen
Mistakes Were Made by Carol Tavris
The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman
An Introduction to General Systems Thinking by Gerald M. Weinberg
Filters Against Folly by Garrett Hardin
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Charlie Munger by Tren Griffin
Critical Mass by Philip Ball
Mental Models by Indi Young
How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman
The Network Imperative by Barry Libert