The Model Thinker: What You Need to Know to Make Data Work for You

Category: Engineering
Author: Scott E. Page
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by doomerjk   2019-08-15
Learning them is bloody hard, personally - there are a ton of established ones to keep track of and I at times find myself trying hard to remember them vs. just moving forward and building my own.

That said this book has helped enormously -- https://www.amazon.com/Model-Thinker-What-Need-Know/dp/04650...

Introduced via the interview between the author and Shane Parish @ Knowledge Project (Farnam Street).

by giardini   2019-06-22
Yes. I was recommended Page's

"The Model Thinker" https://www.amazon.com/Model-Thinker-What-Need-Know/dp/04650...

when this YC topic popped up. Page's book is sort of a reference book, something you use periodically rather than a beginning-to-end read.

But it does seem that "models" are all the rage currently.

by emre   2019-05-16
I would recommend Poor Charlie's Almanack by Charlie Munger and these following two books:

The Model Thinker: What You Need to Know to Make Data Work for You by Scott Page

https://www.amazon.com/Model-Thinker-What-Need-Know/dp/04650... and

The Great Mental Models: General Thinking Concepts by Shane Parrish

https://www.amazon.com/Great-Mental-Models-Thinking-Concepts...

by lisper   2019-04-28
> Is this a book review?

Yes, for this book:

https://www.amazon.com/Model-Thinker-What-Need-Know/dp/04650...

> What does the title have to do with the article?

Nothing. It's a click-baity allusion to this famous book:

https://www.amazon.com/Random-Walk-Down-Wall-Street/dp/03933...