The Complete Guide to Effective Reading

Maarten van Doorn

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Highlights from July 26, 2021

  • From now on, no more passive reading. Ever.
  • On an unconscious level, you can think of mental models as psychological lenses that color and shape what we see. They not only tune what we think and how we understand, but also guide which connections and opportunities we see in the first place.
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  • For example, according to Hanlon’s Razor one should “never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by carelessness”. When your coworker hands you crappy slides for the presentation you have to give in five minutes — what’s going on here?