• Mental Models and Thinking in Systems

  • Change Your Mind with Self Discipline and Success Habits to Stop Anxiety Boosting Your Resilience and Skills for Life. Explore Your Brain Secrets
  • By: John Taylor Collins
  • Narrated by: Jacob Garibay
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (40 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Do you want to learn general thinking concepts to draft goals and create change?

If yes, then keep reading!

This audiobook is a guide for minds who thought "truth isn't reality".

Simply put, mental models refer to the way people view or interpret the world around them. Based on the experiences and the societies that we have been raised in, people have varying perceptions and interpretations of this world. The mental models that people have in their minds help them to evaluate what is going on around them and make relevant decisions. Several notable characteristics are evident in a mental model. 

For you to understand the world, you must equip yourself with knowledge. The mind can be compared to a toolbox. To use this toolbox, you have to fill it with the right tools. Additionally, you should know how to use the tools you have. Therefore, with the right tools and expertise on how to utilize them, you can solve many problems. This is how knowledge is essential to your life. You will solve faster and gain more control over your life. 

The right tools that should occupy space in your mind are the mental models. Getting to a level of higher understanding is not that easy as it requires you to comprehend different models and how best to utilize them.

This audiobook covers:

  • General thinking concepts
  • Acquiring wisdom
  • Mental and anti-mental models
  • Circle of competence
  • Multi-disciplinary approach
  • Decision making
  • Maslow hierarchy of the needs
  • Problem solving skills
  • Decision and eisenhower matrix
  • Critical thinking
  • And much more

So, what are you waiting for? Come and read this guide now!

©2020 John Taylor Collins (P)2020 John Taylor Collins

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Listen to it and take action!

I find this book, one of the best in self-discipline in order to have a tough mindset, to make changes in your life, listen to it and take action!

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Amazing Guidebook


This book really resonated with me due to the fact that everything mentioned in this book played a big role in my life! I'm finding the tips to be practical and easy to understand, I think this book is for everyone that wants to be mentally tough by following the exercises mentioned one step at the time..

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At least this is the way I listened to it.

I was looking for suggestions to boost my results and spend my time and energy in more profitable way. Decision making tools and strategic planning attitudes . That is what I was looking for. Nice work has also been done by narrator. Think I will listen to this audiobook one more time..

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Helpful and easy to follow

This book is a quick, well-written treatise on thinking and decision-making. The narrator's voice is pleasant and manages to captivate you. I believe that in order to remember all the models and be able to actually apply them you'll need to listen the book at least twice 3 things I mostly appreciated ?
- Easy to follow.
- -Got the feeling I can easily implement this info in my life.
- Long term thinking, the way it was exposed. That was is needed to boost results

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Great guide !!

I would recommend this audiobook to a friend. It gives practical suggestions and skills to improve mental performance for work or even life situations. I am so motivated by this book. I will listen to it again and again.

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A decision making tool.

3 key things I liked the most.

- Easy applicable information and suggestions
-I learned ( I have to ) focus on main things, getting rid of unnecessary info, tasks, attitudes
-Long term thinking. That is what is needed to boost daily results. Short term gratification, leads nowhere, and waste my time / energies.

Maybe it was the narrator's voice that appealed to me. So .i listened more carefully to every concept. That's a plus.
Think I will listen to it again.

It's nice to learn how to manage a strategic plan. And when I listened about working smart vs working hard, I understood the way I can manage my time in more profitable ways.

Some of the concepts in this audiobook I will have to listen more carefully. They are expressed very clearly and with daily life examples. But I realized the more I listen to some affirmations, the more those affirmations have in impact in my life.

God job , nice listening

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It has worked for me.

Excellent content and a good compilation of mental models with helpful examples. Learnt a lot, but more importantly, I now also have pointers to go deeper into understanding and utilizing many of models mentioned. The narrator I also must say does quite a good job Now I am starting to practice with some suggestions I got from this audiobook

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That is the main thing I realized listening

Furthermore, we tend to create complexity because we avoid to make the right decisions.It is our will. Complexity is a safe place to be .But it is a chain that prevents us from taking the responsibility Listening to this audiobook I understood some of my choices and behaviors. The author has the capacity to outline the way our mind structure our decision making process
And the way to make it more effective. Not all chapters were so interesting to me as much as the others. But it was fun that the voice of the narrator started to resonate with my thoughts. And helped me to get some deeper insights into some concepts.
Recommended for those who want to better understand how to make decisions and have an overall strategy. I think it is useful in all personal and work fields

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Wow, this is bad

The other reviews, all giving 5 stars, are suspect if you look at the review dates. I listened to this for about 5 minutes and couldn't take it any more. The narration is terrible, which also sounds tied to some poor writing. Definitely getting a refund on this one.

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Auto generated voice

The cadence and word delivery make it impossible to understand. Very frustrating.
I guess the ‘systems’ for audiobook were not worked through.

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  • Bryn Ray
  • 05-18-21

Pretty sure the reviews are fake ...

Narration is pretty awful and the content lacks depth. Doesn't provide substantiation and tends to witter on about how doing "this" guarantees success. Was hoping for something like Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, Thinking in Systems by Donella Meadows, or even The Great Mental Models by Shane Parrish, but this fell WAY short.

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  • Sarunas Ramanauskas
  • 04-11-21

Super Bad!!!

Could not go past first 5 minutes... very bad robotic narrator... Do not waste your money!

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