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Using Business Models to Evaluate Employers

Michael Kitces unintentionally gives us an example of what it looks like when someone turns an understanding of business models into actionable career decisions. We take a closer look.

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The Mental Model FAQ

A short summary of the conclusions from my Putting Mental Models to Practice series, for those who don't have the time nor the inclination to read the full series.

Book Summaries

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How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World

Neil Irwin's 2019 book How to Win is a tactical book on career planning in a the face of macro-economic change.

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Obviously Awesome

April Dunford's book on product positioning is awesome, and has some overlap with those of us who are interested in positioning an individual career.

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Peak is a 2016 book from K. Anders Ericsson, the leading authority on deliberate practice. It covers 30 years of research into the field, but ultimately fails as a practical guide to putting it to practice.

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Creative Selection

Ken Kocienda's book is about how Apple builds software in the time of Steve Jobs. Highly recommended, especially if you're a software engineer.

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Munger's Two Track Analysis

A practical exploration of Charlie Munger's ‘two-track analysis’ of human behaviour, applied to three scenarios you'll face at work.