The Jordan Harbinger Show

214: Gabriel Weinberg | How Mental Models Boost Super Thinking

Gabriel Weinberg (@yegg) is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, founder of privacy-protecting search engine DuckDuckGo, and coauthor of Super Thinking: The Big Book of Mental Models.

What We Discuss with Gabriel Weinberg:

  • What are mental models, and how can they be applied to make your life run more efficiently and effectively?
  • How mental models used primarily in physics, economics, biology, and math can be easily adjusted for everyday decisions.
  • What a South American tribe that can only count to three and our own grade school experiences with multiplication tables can teach us about the power of math as a mental model.
  • Why you should be second-guessing your natural intuition during the decision-making process, and how you can use mental models to do it.
  • First principles versus conventional wisdom for approaching familiar situations in an innovative way.
  • And much more...

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