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Thought Stack: Design Principles, Mental Models, & Cognitive Biases

Sep 12, 2017

This podcast is about a genius reflecting on what it means to be a genius...that's pretty FREAKIN' cool!

Hey Thought Stackers, you're in for a treat. Today we have Jimmy Soni, author of A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age, joining us on the cast.

Today You'll Learn Five Things: 

  1. Claude Shannon's unique approach to networking - More like Anti-Networking.
  2. Why you should start visualizing the end state of problems you're trying to solve BEFORE diving into the details.
  3. Claude's six step process to creative thinking.
  4. Our biggest take away: Avoiding over specialization.
  5. Why the connection between our hands and our minds is not valued enough in today's culture - we get into how Claude, who was a mathematical genius was also a tinkerer who enjoyed building and juggling.

Be sure to follow Jimmy on Twitter: @jimmyasoni and pick up his book on Amazon.

Stay Thought-Full.