Latticework of mental models

Seeking Wisdom

I have come across very few people in my life, who can solve complex problems effortlessly. I always wondered why? As usual I came up with an answer.

They are born genius.

For a very long time I never realized that it was a first conclusion bias. Some time back in the book “Thinking Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman, I came across the following story.

The psychologist Gary Klein tells the story of a team of firefighters that entered a house in which the kitchen was on fire. Soon after they started housing down the kitchen, the commander heard himself shout, “Let’s get out of here!” without realizing why. The floor collapsed almost immediately after the firefighters escaped. Only after the fact did the commander realized that the fire had been unusually quiet and his ears had been unusually hot. Together, these impressions prompted what he called…

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