I’ve seen a few posts about mental models recently but not spent the time to dive down the rabbit hole. This article has been on my reading list forever.
When I saw this podcast from Rocketship.fm, I thought I’d see what all the *hype* is about.
Interesting stuff. They take excerpts from a Charlie Munger speech back in the 90’s and explain how to use a handful of his mental models.
And if Charlier Munger isn’t a familiar name to you, he’s Warren Buffett’s business partner.
- Mental models are concepts to simplify the world around you. Things proven to be true in the way the world works.
- When you understand a mental model, you can use it to try and take the bias out of your thinking. It allows you to take a step back and see the world through a different lens / perspective.
- We get persuaded by marketers using these models. And we can use them ourselves to do the persuading. But use them for good, not evil 😄
If it’s something you want to know more about, Rocketship.fm released a second podcast on the topic called Mental Models for Product Managers
I also believe they’re planning another one for leaders.