“The difference between great thinkers and ordinary thinkers is that, for ordinary thinkers, the process of using models is unconscious and reactive. For great thinkers, it is conscious and proactive.”
This one gets a little deep, but it’s worth the journey.
Michael Simmons breaks down how to think like the smartest people in the world based on his work studying people like Elon Musk and Warren Buffett.
He suggests the key is to learn to apply mental models to your work and learning patterns.