A secret foundation of strategic thinking
Updated: May 14
Here are my notes that I made after reading "How to Think: The Skill You've Never Been Taught - Farnam Street".
Good decisions create time, bad ones consume it.
Multitasking, in short, is not only not thinking, it impairs your ability to think. Thinking means concentrating on one thing long enough to develop an idea about it.
The best way to improve your ability to think is to actually spend time thinking.
It does not matter how busy you are. You either find time for strategic thinking or nothing will change.
Your decisions do the talking for your thinking.
“It’s only by concentrating, sticking to the question, being patient, letting all the parts of my mind come into play, that I arrive at an original idea. By giving my brain a chance to make associations, draw connections, take me by surprise” — William Deresiewicz