Search Results for: smart-decisions

Highly Rated Articles

January 26, 2015

Knowing where to start can be a little difficult. To help, we’ve compiled a list of the best articles based on popularity, feedback, and requests to republish. If you want to browse categorically, start with decision making, reading, and mental models. Widely Shared Mental Models: The Best Way to Make Intelligent Decisions — Mental models are […]


How Your Work Environment is Sapping You Dry (and How to Fix It)

December 18, 2013

When it comes to making decisions, your ability to think through problems is important. Consider this your raw mental horsepower. Most of us never tap into our available horsepower because we are hampered by one important and overlooked aspect: our environment. The Modern Office is Terrible for Thinking I first clued into this by studying […]


Your Product is Decisions

November 27, 2013

The entire conversation between Jason Zweig and Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman is entirely fascinating. There is one moment in particular that I’d like to transcribe for you. Kahneman is talking about financial organizations in particular but this applies across the board to most knowledge organizations as well. (At many financial institutions) the product is decisions. […]


Understanding and Diagnosing Problems

May 28, 2013

We all know one, the Monday morning quarterback. They walk into the meeting room primed and ready for action. Ready that is, to apply the knowledge they know now to decisions of the past. And too often we’re defenseless. The outcome by now is likely apparent to everyone. “When a decision goes awry,” writes Albert […]


What Matters More in Decisions: Analysis or Process?

March 17, 2013

We all make decisions. Some of them are large and many of them are small. Few of us understand that the process we use to make those decisions is more important than the analysis we put into the decision.   *** Think of the last major decision you made. Maybe it was an acquisition, a large […]


Mental Models: The Best Way to Make Intelligent Decisions (109 Models Explained)

August 02, 2011

We wrote a book on mental models. You can learn about the project here. Mental models are how we understand the world. Not only do they shape what we think and how we understand but they shape the connections and opportunities that we see. Mental models are how we simplify complexity, why we consider some […]