Mental Models

Mental Models

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Mar
30
Super Cities №281—Why Writing is our Civic Duty

Super Cities №281—Why Writing is our Civic Duty

In a functional society, this conversation would be unpleasant, uncomfortable, and unsparing. It would force us to face some ugly truths about ourselves, our leaders, and our institutions.
3 min read
Mar
14
Super Cities №275—The Science of Feedback

Super Cities №275—The Science of Feedback

We can live in a parallel universe of our making – largely online, where we can selectively hear, believe, and repeat – or we can live in the real world. But we cannot do both.
3 min read
Feb
20
Super Cities №270—Why We Should Nap

Super Cities №270—Why We Should Nap

What if the best way to boost productivity — individual and collective — is to relearn something every child knows. Naps are the best.
2 min read
Sep
25
Super Cities №245—Deming's Fourteen Points on Productivity

Super Cities №245—Deming's Fourteen Points on Productivity

Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run it is almost everything
2 min read
Sep
04
Super Cities №238—Firefights and Friendships

Super Cities №238—Firefights and Friendships

As Mattis says, if you’re taking on the world, bring your allies. You will need them.
1 min read
Aug
21
Super Cities №235—When The Mission of Business Pivots

Super Cities №235—When The Mission of Business Pivots

Free enterprise is the most powerful way to increase peace and prosperity. But only when its North Star goal is more imaginative than serving a single constituency.
2 min read
Aug
15
Super Cities №234—How Eisenhower Made Decisions

Super Cities №234—How Eisenhower Made Decisions

So everything begins with elimination. Start with the poison.
1 min read
Aug
01
Super Cities №229—Atlanta's Pajama Empire

Super Cities №229—Atlanta's Pajama Empire

The real secret to growing an empire? Turn would-be competitors into mega buyers and distributors.
1 min read
Jul
16
Super Cities №224—From Fox's Mouth to the President's Ears

Super Cities №224—From Fox's Mouth to the President's Ears

As allies and adversaries have learned, Fox and Friends is the best way to influence the 45th president of the United States.
2 min read
Jun
03
Super Cities №210— The Man Behind American Productivity

Super Cities №210— The Man Behind American Productivity

Before there was Tim Ferriss, there was Frederick Winslow Taylor.
1 min read