Tools for better thinking

Collection of thinking tools and frameworks to help you solve problems, make decisions and understand systems.

Productive Thinking Model

PROBLEM SOLVING

Solve problems creatively and efficiently.

Cynefin framework

DECISION MAKING

Make sense of different situations to choose an appropriate response.

Connection circles

SYSTEMS THINKING

Understand relationships and identify feedback loops within systems.

Second-order thinking

DECISION MAKING

Consider the long-term consequences of your decisions.

Iceberg Model

SYSTEMS THINKING

Uncover root causes of events by looking at hidden levels of abstractions.

Eisenhower Matrix

DECISION MAKING

Prioritize your actions and tasks by importance and urgency

Ladder of inference

DECISION MAKING

Avoid jumping to conclusions. Make decisions based on reality.

Abstraction laddering

PROBLEM SOLVING

Frame your problem better with different levels of abstraction.

Decision matrix

DECISION MAKING

Choose the best option by considering multiple factors.

Inversion

PROBLEM SOLVING

Approach a problem from a different point of view.

Issue trees

PROBLEM SOLVING

Structure and solve problems in a systematic way.

Confidence determines speed vs. quality

DECISION MAKING

Determine a trade-off between speed and quality when building products.

First principles

PROBLEM SOLVING

Break down complex problems into basic elements and create innovative solutions from there.

Balancing feedback loop

SYSTEMS THINKING

Mechanism that pushes back against a change to create stability.

Reinforcing feedback loop

SYSTEMS THINKING

Understand the force behind exponential changes.

Hard choice model

DECISION MAKING

Figure out what kind of a decision you're making.

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