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Thinking Tools #7 – How to engage self-interested stakeholders

Thinking Tools #7 – How to engage self-interested stakeholders

This week’s insight from Shane Parrish’s The Great Mental Models is all about understanding the motivations of people. This is central to understanding our audience, and Shane offers three particularly useful considerations for us in that regard. He offers a side-bar...

Thinking Tool #5 – Avoiding Blind Spots

Thinking Tool #5 – Avoiding Blind Spots

I loved my ‘fast fly’ through this book and am realizing how much more I am finding useful by going slowly and preparing these posts for you. Thank you for encouraging me to slow down! I am still in the introduction reading about the power and dangers associated with...

Thinking Tools #4 – Getting out of your own way

Thinking Tools #4 – Getting out of your own way

Given the positive feedback on this series so far, I have returned to the front of Great Mental Models so we can gain full value from this excellent book. In doing so I found a very useful set of ideas which relate directly to our need to communicate robust...

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