Education, Skills and Learning

Want to be better at problem-solving? Tap into these ‘mental models’

Adapting new mental models can help you harness your raw intelligence. Image: Unsplash/Olav Ahrens Røtne

Jeff Desjardins
Founder and editor, Visual Capitalist
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12 ways to 'get smarter'. Image: Visual Capitalist/Michael Simmons

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a diagram showing how 20% of inputs (work, time, effort) often leads to 80% of outputs (performance, sales, revenue, etc.)
This is the '80/20 rule' explained. Image: Visual Capitalist
this chart shows that focusing on the 20% of tasks is more efficient than focusing on the '80% long-tail' tasks.
Focusing on the 20% tasks is more efficient than focusing on the '80% long-tail' tasks. Image: Visual Capitalist

this is a visualization of Metcalfe's Law, which demonstrates the value of building networks
Metcalfe’s Law, visualized. Image: Visual Capitalist

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