Principles

REMEMBER TO UN-UNFOLLOW

  • Simplicity wins
  • Pull beats push
  • Long term thinking
  • Rhythm matters
  • Small builds big
  • Plug-Hole Project Management

Mental Models

Three core samples – from Peter Kaufman (references in The Great Mental Models):

  • In-organic-systems – 13.8 billion years (math, physics, the entire physical universe)
  • Organic Systems – 3.5 billion years old (biology)
  • Human history – say 20,000 years of recorded human behaviour.

You need multi-disciplinary thinking (e.g.)

  • Engineers think about systems
  • Psychologists think about incentives
  • Entrepreneurs think about profit and opportunity cost.
  • Army commander – strategically

Humans

  • Act in their own self-interest (although altruism is reciprocal to an extent).
  • Prefer to work less.
  • Prioritise losses over gains.