📖 Reading at least 5 pages a day is one of my New Year's Resolution. I've been meaning to start this thread since few days but due to traveling, I wasn't able to.

But, here you go!

I will be sharing a small summary of what I read everyday under this thread. 👇
Day 1-6: Page 44/197

I started this year by picking up this amazing book called "The Great Mental Models" by @farnamstreet❤️

Every paragraph is packed up with such great insights! In case you're new to Mental Models & want to start with a beginner introduction, start from here!
Day 7: Page 54/197

One of my favourite quotes from this chapter:

"What physicists do so well, and most of us do so poorly, is that they carefully delimit what Newtonian and Einsteinian physics are able to explain."

Use maps but don't confuse them with reality. Tread carefully.
Day 8: Page 84/197

Finished another chapter: "First Principles Thinking"

It's important to ask questions, identify assumptions, and research on why things are the way they are.

Having a "First Principles Thinking" mindset (like @elonmusk) helps you in making better decisions.
Day 9: Page 102/197

Done with "Thought Experiments" chapter.

This book is quickly becoming one of my favourite books I ever read.

Relatable examples with thorough analysis on every mental model.

Here's a thread inspired by this chapter: https://twitter.com/learnwithvidya/status/1347972899710193664?s=19
Day 10-14: Page 143/197 - 74% done. ✅

Thought I'd update whenever I finish a chapter so that I can summarize what I read in the best way possible.

Learnt about:

- Necessity & Sufficiency
- Second-Order Thinking
- Probabilistic Thinking
- Causation vs. Correlation
Day 15: Page 152/197.

Another chapter done. ✅


Avoiding stupidity is easier than seeking brilliance.

Combining the ability to think forward AND backward allows you to see reality from multiple angles.
Day 16: Done with the book. ✅🥳

Today, I covered:

⭐ Occam's Razor

Simpler explanations are more likely to be true than complicated ones.

⭐ Hanlon's Razor:

It states that we should not attribute to malice that which is more easily explained by stupidity.

Check this meme👇
I've picked up The Boron Letters by Gary C. Halbert after @mindyourbite 's recommendation!

5 chapters in and I'm hooked! 😍

I had to stop myself reading too fast because I really want to meditate on those new ideas put into my head.
Day 17-18: Page 42/147. Chapter 7 done. ✅

If you're looking for a good book to improve your copywriting skills, or the pitch for your product, this is a great book to start with!

I cannot wait to learn more from this book! 👀
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