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Mental models (IV)

Mental models (IV)

Why do we fail to update them? Distance. One of the biggest problems we can have is distance because mental models are never perfect. As we said, mental models are ways in which we try to understand the world and are based on our experiences and knowledge which means that mental models are never a real representation of the world. This means that they can be wrong and as such we have to continue testing and updating them if needed…

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Mental Models (III)

Mental Models (III)

Why we should learn from our environment and be ready to constantly update our mental models. As humans and by using mental models we usually end up in a situation where we end up getting in our own way. It’s hard to understand a system that we are part of because we have blind spots, where we can’t see what we aren’t looking for, and don’t notice what we don’t notice. This happens because we forget that mental models are…

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Mental Models (II)

Mental Models (II)

A way to cope with the changing world As the world changes at an increasingly fast rate every year the importance of different ways of thinking becomes ever so apparent because they give you a way to look at something from a new perspective. This perspective is something that not many, if any, people will have, because for it you need to have the exact same set of models and much smaller is the probability of them facing the same…

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Mental Models

Mental Models

What are mental models? Without realizing whenever we notice something, whenever we think, we are always doing it within a confined box. A box that is created by our experiences, by what we have learned and that is being shaped as we live and this box or boxes are what we call mental models. They are ways in which we try to describe the world. Mental models work mostly at the subconscious level and yet they are the reason we…

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How To Create Time

How To Create Time

How you actually have much more time than you ever thought As I started trying to do more and more projects this year I reached a point where I saw that I never had enough time, I always felt like the days were too short, like there was no way I could squeeze any more work and yet the work kept piling up every day. And I think that I am not alone on this. The time it takes research,…

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Real Marketing

Real Marketing

I never really understood what they meant when they said that when you do marketing you should be generous. I mean I thought that we just had to make content that was useful. Content that would provide value and teach something or at least be entertaining. I focused on writing content that I would have liked to know or that would have provided me value after reading, content to improve. So assuming that being generous meant writing content like that,…

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Fail, Fail & Grow

Fail, Fail & Grow

As we start with any kind of creative endeavor one of the hardest things is the lack of direction, especially as we are just starting. We might have some objective such as getting this many followers or being featured in this website, but many times its really hard to break it down into the steps needed. To deconstruct it so that we can know when we are getting close. And this with time can hurt our motivation, which is why…

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Objectives, Defeat, and Excuses

Objectives, Defeat, and Excuses

What I learned after more than 40 interviews with people with different careers Before starting let me give you a small overview of why I ended up doing this many interviews in my free time. So during my last year of bachelors, I faced one of the obstacles that I believe will follow me my whole life (the biggest obstacle we all face after college), which is, What am I going to do with my life? During college you start…

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Lessons from meeting a Nobel Prize

Lessons from meeting a Nobel Prize

Up until recently, my career path was always related to science and after working for one year in research I wanted to continue in it. So you can imagine what a Nobel Prize meant to me, it was like the pinnacle, something that I had no idea if I could ever achieve. To me Nobel laureates were the same as stars, or the big CEOs at Silicon Valley, what’s more, my work was based on part of his findings! So…

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