Imagine you're 7 years old and you're at the candy store with your father. You've got 10 cents, and there are two treats you'd like to buy.
The trouble is, together, they cost 15 cents. As your father advised you, spending your money wisely would entail getting the most favorite treats you can afford. And you'd be satisfied with the purchase
Eventually, you decide to get only one of your favored brands. So ultimately, while you may not have gotten everything you desired, you still got some of what you wanted.
Believe it or not, you used a mental model to help you make that decision. Or rather, at 7, you would have had the help of one of your father's mental models.
As you grew, you would have added bits of your own experiences to this basic framework to help you make similar purchases in the future.
Based on this example, can you see how mental models work?
Mental models help you filter information, which allows you to see things more clearly and make better decisions.
Mental models are also a shortcut to finding the quickest and the best route to solve your problems, whether work-related or personal.
"Developing the habit of mastering the multiple models that underlie reality is the best thing you could do," according to Charlie Munger, who credits his success to the lifetime cultivation of a "latticework" of mental models on which to frame his decisions.
The problem with the average person's mental models is that most are not designed to handle complexity.
And while the conscious use of mental models is possible, they require higher-order thinking skills that few people engage in for various reasons. But that doesn't have to be you
This book will give you the tools to simplify complexity and help you create the latticework that serves you best. Inside you'll find:
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New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools.
In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:
New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.