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

 

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Understanding the Limitations of Maps

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***The Weekend IdeaFest Series: Mapping and Its Possibilities***

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Regina MJ Kyle

          I am a map freak; I have been a user and developer of maps from before I can remember. Mapping is probably the most important tool that I teach, whatever the subject and aim of the course. In the photographs featured here I am mapping the flow of waters in a Florida river. By its very nature mapping is selective–we pick and choose the features to emphasize what we hope to learn from the process. In today’s post FS Brain Food focuses on the limitations of mapping–we need to remember that all maps of whatever kind are only partial views. Having said that, mapping is still the most powerful cognitive tool for us to develop and nourish.

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Source: Understanding the Limitations of Maps

 

Flowing Water Series
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Regina MJ Kyle

Flowing Water Series
Regina MJ Kyle
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Proximate vs Root Causes: Why You Should Keep Digging to Find the Answer

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***The Weekend IdeaFest Series: Getting at the Roots***

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          Farnham Street’s Brain Food blog is one of the most thoughtful of the many I follow in my research. Today’s post, focusing on the vital importance of our getting at the root causes of things, deserves to be read several times over. One of our biggest weaknesses, whether as individuals or part of society, is to identify and treat external symptoms rather than digging to find the root causes of problems. The featured images are those of Iris Grace Halmshaw, a young artist with autism in the UK.

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Source: Proximate vs Root Causes: Why You Should Keep Digging to Find the Answer

 

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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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Regina MJ Kyle
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Regina MJ Kyle
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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of Mental Models!

 

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

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Be Someone Who Thinks Differently – Personal Growth – Medium

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***Personal Development Series: Think Differently***

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          Zat Rana’s essay this morning on Medium is one that each of us needs to read every so often. It is so easy to slip into the everyday thinking like everyone else and so destructive of our potential. The essay is graceful, thoughtful, and insightful. Thank you, Zat Rana!

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Source: Be Someone Who Thinks Differently – Personal Growth – Medium

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