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The Difference Between Open-Minded and Close-Minded People

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***Personal Development Series: Open or Closed?***

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           I often share essays from Farnham Street–thoughtful reflections we all need. Today’s post explores the difference between being open- and closed-minded in our approach to life. Whatever our views, it offers an important meditation for this first weekend of Autumn.

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The Butterfly Effect: Everything You Need to Know About this Powerful Mental Model

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****Ideas That Matter Series: Mental Models***

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           This is a rather long read, but an important one. The mental models series from Farnham Street is a must-read for those wanting to understand how we make sense of our world. The concept of the “butterfly effect” is not well known except in the most limited way and is central to understanding the the world we live in.

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The Difference Between Amateurs and Professionals

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***Personal Development Series: Ideas That Matter***

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          Farnham Street is one of my favorite sites for wisdom on mental models and other ideas that can make a difference in our lives. Today’s post shares a thoughtful list of the differences between the “amateur” and the “professional” and offers much food for thought. What can you learn from this essay?

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A Primer on Critical Mass

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***Personal Development Series: Understanding Critical Mass***

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          Farnham Street’s series on mental models is one of the most important series of essays you can explore and today’s post is a particularly important one. Both our personal and professional growth, our contributions to the world around us, depend on our understanding and internalizing the concept of  “critical mass.” This is a rather long read but repays coming back it at least several times a year. What are the current “tipping points” or “critical masses” in your life?

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Mental Models: The Best Way to Make Intelligent Decisions

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***Personal Development Series: Updated Mental Models***

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Regina MJ Kyle

            Farnham Street’s Brain Food is one of the very thoughtful blogs I turn to for interesting approaches to personal development. I have posted from his mental models series before, but this post is where you should begin if you are serious about using mental models in your daily life. All of us use them, but we are often not fully aware that we are doing this. This is the best introduction to mental models I have found. Adapt the Farnham Street Latticework of Mental Models in your life.

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Source: Mental Models: The Best Way to Make Intelligent Decisions

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Emergence and Power — Four 13th Century Sisters who Became Queens

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***Weekend Ideafest Series: Mental Models–Emergence***

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          Even if we don’t realize it we all have mental models we use to make sense of the world and our live in it. Farnham Street (FS), a great resource for ideas, has a recent series of articles and essays on mental models. Today’s post seems to me especially relevant to us because it demonstrates so well the model of “emergence” and how shifting alliances grow to influence political and social outcomes.

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The Heroism of Incremental Care – The New Yorker

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          This is a much-needed essay for all of us. We undervalue the path of incremental change for the flashier highway of the almost magical intervention, the mythical silver bullet. The lessons here apply beyond the primary care/specialist dichotomy in medicine to the way we live and make our everyday choices. Thanks to Farnham Street blog, a treasure chest of important ideas.The featured images are from Brian Andreas Story People, small gems in themselves.

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Source: The Heroism of Incremental Care – The New Yorker

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Carol Dweck: A Summary of The Two Mindsets And The Power of Believing That You Can Improve

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***The Weekend IdeaFest Series: Personal Development***

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          If you haven’t read Carol Dwek’s book, this comprehensive essay offers more than an introduction. It is an extended commentary with illustrations on the essence of the two mindsets presented in the book.You may find yourself wanting to read the entire book.

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Richard Restak: Mozart’s Memorization of Miserere

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***Personal Development Series: Improving Memory***

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            We always seem to be looking for ways to improve our memory; we fear losing the power of memory. Today’s post is a special weekend read on ways to develop memory with reflections on Mozart, music, and the beauties of chess. The featured images are from the wonderful Story People by Brian Andreas.

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“Richard Restak explains how Mozart Memorized Miserere and offers an exercise that utilizes visual chess to prime your frontal lobes and improve your memory.”

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