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An Extracted Tacit Mental Model of Business Expertise

It turns out that all great business people share a common, intuitive mental model of business. We look at how NDM researcher Lia DiBello extracted that mental model, and what it looks like in practice.

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Book Summaries

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7 Powers

7 Powers is arguably the best book on business strategy currently available today.

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Working Backwards

Working Backwards is the first book that explains how Amazon really works.

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Range is a mediocre 2019 book by David Epstein that argues for the merits of being a generalist. Read this summary instead of the book, and subscribe to Epstein's newsletter instead.

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What The CEO Wants You To Know

Ram Charan's 2001 book on business principles is probably the best concise introduction to how a business works.

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This is What Product Taste Looks Like

Why good product people talk about iteration, taste, and Christopher Alexander, while novices obsess over the trappings of frameworks.

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An MBA for Business Operators

A look at two syllabuses for learning the art of business, why they're rare, and why to take notice when a practitioner mentions one.

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