Project Questions & Models
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“I LOVE mental models.
When you think that, until a few years ago, I hadn’t even heard of the concept. Now, if I am to be remembered for anything in this life, I think it will have something to do with mental models.”
“Where did you learn it from?”
“Shane Parrish, from Farnam Street, in an article about Charlie Munger [<link].
We encounter a lot of ideas throughout our lives; but only a handful of those profoundly change us.”
“One might argue that the very point of reading wide is discovering those treasures.”
“That article planted a beautiful seed in my mind which has been growing ever since.
I hadn’t heard of Charlie Munger before that article either, and he’s now one of my Heroes, one of the people I look up to most.”
“What stage is the seedling at now?”
“It’s turned into an actual tree – a mind-map.
An important (maybe lifelong) project of mine is collecting, organizing and creating models. Just like the Questions-Templates project [<link; medium length] I told you about, I add them to an ever growing mind-map.”
“What if you combined the two mind-maps into one?
You can have a single project called Questions & Models.”
“That’s a brilliant idea!
I’ll do just that.”
“Glad to be of assistance.
How are you managing all those models. Aren’t there too many of them?”
“I’m focusing mostly on those that have practical application. The tools I can play with, and make me a better Thinker.”