Frameworks and Design Lessons from Big Tech, Amazon, Google, Tesla and More

Love or hate them, there's no denying the impact of the big tech companies on our lives and world. From Amazon, Google, and even companies like SpaceX — these rapidly growing giants continue to transform, shape and influence almost everything. So what lessons can w … | Continue reading | 15 days ago

Frameworks and Models to Help Launch Your Side Hustle

This period is being called the 'Great Resignation' as more people question how they've been earning a living and seek out alternative ways to 'get their life back'. Maybe you're not in the position to quit, or it's not a clear cut decision for you. If … | Continue reading | 20 days ago

Mental Models to Navigate Complexity

How do you effectively create impact and move fast in a complex world? As you'd expect, there are no magic or simple solutions. That said, there are some powerful mental models and frameworks that you'll want in your latticework so you can better engage with our … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Models and Frameworks to Help Boost Your Productivity

You're busy with too much to do and not enough time. You can keep running faster on that damn treadmill — or you can get smart with these mental models and frameworks to boost your productivity and get your time back.ModelThinkers already has a range of models … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Change Their Mind – Mental Models to Influence, Persuade and Shift People

Take a moment to look at that guy in the picture, let's call him Pete. Imagine that Pete disagrees with you about something that you care deeply about. You're absolutely certain that you're right but Pete here is just as confident about his position. Ho … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Future-Proof with Evidence-Based Learning Hacks

Today's race to future-proof and remain relevant is really a race to learn, upskill and adapt faster. Once the luxury of a few ambitious people, now constant reinvention is simply part of business as usual — especially when that business is being constantly challen … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Musk's 5 Step Design Process from SpaceX to Engineering Generally

How do you design, build and launch a rocket into space in a radically different way from past attempts? That’s the question that faced Elon Musk’s SpaceX, and he recently revealed the process he has embedded into the organisation to make it possible. Musk’ … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Product Design Basics – A toolkit of concepts and frameworks

In our agile, complex world, no matter what your role or what you're being tasked to deliver, you will likely need to incorporate more techniques from product design moving forward.This oft ill-defined role is growing in popularity, and typically combines capabilities in … | Continue reading | 2 months ago

OODA Loop – the decision-making model from a top fighter pilot

Inspired by the Scientific Method and created by one of the most effective fighter pilots in the history of warfare, this decision-making model is a go-to approach in competitive, conflict and/or volatile landscapes. When you dig beneath the superficial, it can improve the way yo … | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Mental models to think like a scientist

"The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it." ― Neil deGrasse TysonScience has become a point of debate in some quarters. Whether it's about climate change, wearing masks, or the use of vaccines — terms about ' … | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Problem Solving Questions from the CIA – The Phoenix Checklist

Popularised by prominent ex-spy and creativity author Michael Michalko, this checklist was developed by the CIA to solve complex and difficult problems. The Phoenix Checklist comprises over 40 questions to help understand and solve complex problems. The questions encour … | Continue reading | 4 months ago

Interrupt and Use Your Cognitive Biases

"Even the most analytical thinkers are predictably irrational; the really smart ones acknowledge and address their irrationalities." – Dan Ariely. The existence of cognitive biases is now widely accepted. Indeed, the evidence from countless studies in cogniti … | Continue reading | 5 months ago