• The Power of Mental Models

  • How to Make Intelligent Decisions, Gain a Mental Edge and Increase Productivity (Critical Thinking for Logical Fallacies and Problem Solving)
  • By: Joseph Fowler
  • Narrated by: Bruce Nix
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (56 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Have you ever thought to question your thinking? Did you know you use mental models every day? Or, have you ever felt in a mental rut where nothing is new and exciting to think about?

If you are curious about any of these questions, this audiobook will give you to the answers you have been searching for. So many people have no idea what a mental model is or that they control our lives.

Mental models are the mind’s framework to help us make sense of the world, solve problems, and make informed decisions. They are built with your education, past experiences, and habits of thought you create over time.

But did you know your mental models can go wrong? And even be harmful to your life?

Harmful models come from biases or ill-formed beliefs, which can cause you to have low self-esteem, depression, and poor relationships. Understanding how mental models work is the first step toward using models to make you function more efficiently, make better, more logic-based decisions, and use your mental energy more wisely.

In his influential 2011 book Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman explains the two systems of thinking the brain has and why it uses mental models. He reveals that while part of our thinking is slow, thoughtful, and requires effort, the other part of our brain wants to conserve energy, using mental models to build shortcuts and patterns to automate our thoughts.

In this audiobook, you’ll learn:

  • The best and most effective way to train your mind, just like you train your body to reach your greatest potential and find your power!
  • Reasons why your intuition may be seriously hindering or even hurting you
  • The most-used models and how to reverse them to find mental flexibility and opportunity
  • Ways how you’re unconsciously limiting yourself and narrowing your mind
  • The key to getting out of your mental rut, before it’s too late
  • Steps to rid yourself of your “default” ways of thinking to improve your relationships and love yourself
  • Ways to maximize life’s benefits by changing your thinking
  • Reasons why the most successful and happiest people are so good at “thinking out of the box” and how you can, too

Get a step ahead of everyone else by understanding your models, beliefs, and biases, so that you become aware of when they are affecting your choices and judgments.

With this book, you will build your mental toolbox to more efficiently and effectively make decisions, solve problems, and realize your life’s greatest potential.

Reclaim control of your mind from your mental models to achieve your best self by clicking “buy now” right away!

©2019 Joseph Fowler (P)2020 Joseph Fowler

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Such an excellent guidebook.

Such an excellent guidebook. I found this audio book lots of essential information it's very useful for my life. This audio book help me improve my life style.

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Through this audio book you can learn.

Through this audio book you can learn about the difference between reality, beliefs and perceptions.Author also include spiritual versus intellectual reasoning.

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Everyone have to listen this audio book.

Very good in explaining the mental models with the right examples. I think everyone have to listen this audio book.

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Recommended!

This small book will give you a general concept of mental models with only small cost of the book. Recommended!

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Bravo!!!

I will peruse it again and referencing it much of the time until I have every one of the models effectively nearby for my utilization. Bravo!!!

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I highly recommended this audio book.

This was insight fully composed and arrives at the point rapidly about each metal model. It is spoken well and easy to learn and understand. I highly recommended this audio book.

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This book makes me productive person.

I am glad that I've listened this audiobook since it helped me to be more productive and make intelligent decisions.

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Worth the time. Thanks.

I never praise a book because it is to exchange your thoughts for those of the author. It makes sense to just move on. But this is a valuable addition to thinking... New but conservative ways of understanding. Worth the time. Thanks.

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Highly recommend.

Found useful, tied together the tools to deploy on any problem in ways that's practical and easier to follow. Highly recommend.

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  • Aliyah Medina
  • 04-07-20

Really impressive!

This turned out to be just what I wanted...brief but well-explained mental models to apply to various situations. Really impressive!

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  • Meghan Hopkins
  • 04-07-20

You can listen more on them later.

I am familiar with some of these models, but this book turns my rudimentary understanding into real tools. It cuts to the chase and forces you to get busy implementing these ideas. You can listen more on them later.

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  • Stacy Walton
  • 04-04-20

This book is worth it!

For anyone who wants to elevate their analytical mind and separate themselves from the crowd, this book is worth its weight in gold.

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  • Johanna Gonzalez
  • 04-04-20

This book is worth your time.

Most of the ideas are repackaged common sense, so their original sources would be hard to track down, but it’s best-practice to give credit where possible. Overall, this book is worth your time. I even took notes that I plan to reference in the future.

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  • January Pardini
  • 03-25-20

Highly recommended!

Provides a targeted list of books, research and biographies to read in my quest to understand success. Highly recommended!

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  • Eladia Saltz
  • 03-25-20

Simply put - this book makes you much smarter.

I've already applied many of the lessons from Mental Models to my daily decision making. Simply put - this book makes you much smarter.

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  • Abbey Mojarro
  • 03-24-20

To improve critical thinking.

A good presentation on aspects of critical thinking. Very broad set of suggestions to improve critical thinking.

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  • Iesha Rowton
  • 03-24-20

Could use on a more regular basis.

A well organized presentation of ideas, most of which we already know but could use on a more regular basis.

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  • Claretha Upright
  • 03-23-20

A consistent enjoyable style of narrating.

Content is well thought out and maintains a consistent enjoyable style of narrating. Nice audiobook!

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  • Mauro Lally
  • 03-23-20

You'll probably ever need for yourself.

It had interesting and informative views and theories. More so than you'll probably ever need for yourself.