Mike's Mental Models

Mike's Mental Models

soundcloud.com/mikes-mental-models
Podcast by @mikedariano


#016 Sebastian Junger (final episode of this series)
Jun 8, 2016 • 34 min
A track from my new series (https://soundcloud.com/mikesnotes).
#09 Moving from Mental Models to Mike’s Notes
Jun 3, 2016 • 12 min
Different episode, the type I’m more likely to do. The full notes for this episode and explanation are at https://medium.com/mikes-mental-models.
#08 Base rates and intuition
May 27, 2016 • 13 min
What are base rates and why are they so dang helpful? With a soundtrack from Meghan Trainor, quotes from Bill Simmons, and a framework from Daniel Kahneman we’ll talk about making better decisions.
#07 Small Barriers
May 20, 2016 • 11 min
In what ways can we install or remove small barriers to add friction or “grease the skids” for the important things in life.
#06 Survivor Bias
May 13, 2016 • 9 min
The lock that blocks the room of alternative histories.
#05 Examples from Dan Carlin
May 11, 2016 • 11 min
We use examples from Dan Carlin to talk more about Chesterton fences, the literate filter, and opportunity costs. Music by BenSounds.com
#04 Part of the reason thinking (POTRT)
May 5, 2016 • 11 min
Music from BenSounds.com POTRT is a tool to kickstart our thinking, to get us to disect intractable problems and to get past the availability bias.
#03 Hardin’s 3 Filters
Apr 29, 2016 • 11 min
What are the 3 “filters against folly” and how can we use them as a mental model? Music from BenSound.com
#02 Alternative Histories
Apr 25, 2016 • 10 min
Looking wide at the other possible outcomes.
#01 Gordian knots and Chesterton fences
Apr 14, 2016 • 10 min
Gordian knots and Chesterton fences are two ends of one model for how to make decisions based on the history of a situation. Music from BenSound.com
00 Introduction
Apr 6, 2016 • 9 min
What are mental models? Why have them? How to use them? Music from BenSound.com