Crack your brain open and understand how it works
Mental Models and Cognitive Biases help us understand the hidden forces (all inside our brains!) that influence how we act, think and make decisions... and how mastering them 10x's our lives.
BrainAware is like a course on these (minus the exams!). We deep dive into 50+ mental models and cognitive biases and deliver you one-a-week with plain-simple explanation, a bunch of examples, a gorgeous illustration, every day applicability and more.
Gain an edge in life and business by becoming self aware of how your own brain shapes your decisions.
You assume a lot more people think-like and agree with you.
Never attribute malice to that which is adequately explained by stupidity
You feel 2x worse losing $10 than making the same $10
What is inside ?
50+ Concepts Delivered Weekly in an App or Email
Discover 50+ different mental models and cognitive biases that influence our thinking and decision making carefully curated and delivered to you weekly — no need to dig through a newsletter archive. You get them all in a nice app or by email.
Everyday examples and everyday applicability
Cool. But how are these going to be useful, right? Each of our content pieces is delivered with plenty of examples and an explanation of how it affects your life and business — or how you can master the concepts so it does (positively!).
Beautifully illustrated. simply explained
You don't need a PhD to understand how you act and behave (you actually do, but you get the point...). Get practical examples and simple explanations on each of the mental models and cognitive biases as well as beautiful illustrations for each.
What are Mental Models?
Mental models are concepts and frameworks we use to understand the world around us and make decisions — in other words it's how we simplify complexity. They guide in understanding the world around you (e.g. "Game Theory" give you an understanding of how relationships and trust work) and how to make decisions (e.g. "Circle of Competence" helps you be aware of your blind-spots). Not all Mental Models will feel useful to you, but having a broad understanding of these is like having an instruction manual on how to live life with clarity, rationally, and in an effective way.
What are Cognitive Biases?
Think of Cognitive Biases as the human equivalent of software bugs. A cognitive bias is an error in thinking while processing the information and interactions around you that affect your decisions and judgements. Becoming aware of our own brain limitations is key to being able to avoid these (or at least double-check if we're falling for it). For example, "Confirmation Bias" teaches us that we're much more likely to agree and respond favourably to information we already agree with. The problem is this might prevent us from challenging our own thoughts and beliefs. Being aware of these thought-traps (even if we think we don't fall for them) is the only way to make better decisions.
Combining the mastery of mental models and understanding of underlying cognitive biases are a powerful toolset to think better, make better decisions and live a better life.
What you get out of it, you ask?
Discover what affects your thinking and behaviour
Dive into a fascinating journey into the subconscious biases that affect our judgement and the mental models we can use to think and act better. Experiment how mastering them can help you succeed.
Understand Practical Examples and... Practice
Go through examples that help you understand how a bias affects your thinking or how a mental model can help you make better decisions. And through timed notifications practice the use of these tools every day.
Live a happier, more successful life
Watch as the concepts you learned become rooted in your daily (unconscious) routine and how you start to apply them in making better decisions and becoming more successful - in life or business.
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