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Good list. I'd add 'The Checklist Manifesto' by Atul Gawande ( http://www.amazon.com/Checklist-Manifesto-How-Things-Right/d... ), about how experts with decades of experience in highly complex tasks can still benefit from simple, short and obvious checklists.



I read that book, and I think everyone should, but I don't think it falls in the category of developing mental models.

As for cognition, the book is a reminder, or a message, that humans have imperfect memories and we must use outside factors rather than obsessing an idealized form of godlike memory.


maybe it is indeed part of some mental model, when we talk about systems we also talk about having checklists for systems, so its good :)

Here's some quotes from the book notes of Seeking Wisdom by Peter Bevelin:

"Take all the main models from psychology and use them as a checklist in reviewing outcomes in complex systems." [1]

"It's a great overview of the lessons of Charlie Munger (partner of Warren Buffett) - and his approach to checklists of multi-disciplinary models to guide clear thinking" [1]

"Simplify and standardize processes, and use checklists to decrease the likelihood of operator errors." [1]

[1] http://sivers.org/book/SeekingWisdom




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