This page collates the mental models that I’ve repeatedly found useful in my day-to-day decision making.
- Hanlon’s Razor: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by carelessness.
- Shaping the Environment: Make it easy for people to do the right things; make it difficult for people to do the wrong things.
- Cost Benefit Analysis: Prioritize things that cost little but has high impact.
- Pareto Principle: For many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. The last 20% takes 80% of the time.
- Inertia: The tendency of objects to keep moving in a straight line at constant velocity.