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Latticework book

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https://www.amazon.com/Super-Thinking-B ... 525533583/

I didn't think it could be done but someone went ahead and did it anyway. They did a good job too. If only the title/cover design hadn't been so gimmicky. It betrays the much more serious/adulting content inside. Then again, we all make mistakes :)

It was interesting to read and nod along.

However, I am somewhat torn about this kind of approach. As the authors also point out in the conclusion, there's a difference between knowing something and just knowing the name of something. Given the scope one will mostly end up with a loose idea of the concept only: enough to blabber about it but not enough to apply it well; probably just enough to get oneself in trouble. "A little knowledge is a dangerous thing ..." The conclusion also highlights Munger's comment about reading so much that his kids think he's a book with legs to make the point that it takes more than reading this book to actually know. It's a very good overview though.

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Have you read the Farnam Street book(s) on mental models? Are they comparable? I haven't read any of them but I've been on the lookout for good latticework books, thanks for the recommendation.

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I haven't.

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A lot of the Farnham Street material on mental models can be found at https://fs.blog/mental-models/ - Probably not as in depth as the book of course, but is a good starting point (and worth the long read)

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