The ability to think through problems to the second, third, and nth order—or what we will call second-order thinking for short—is a powerful tool that supercharges your thinking. First-order thinking is fast and easy. It happens when we look for something that only solves the immediate problem without considering the consequences. For example, you can think of this as I’m hungry so let’s eat a chocolate bar. Second-order thinking is more deliberate. It is thinking in terms of interactions and time, understanding that despite our intentions our interventions often cause harm. Second order thinkers ask themselves the question “And then what?” This means thinking about the consequences of repeatedly eating a chocolate bar when you are hungry and using that to inform your decision. If you do this you’re more likely to eat something healthy. The road to out-thinking people can’t come from first-order thinking. It must come from second-order thinking. Learn more in this article: https://fs.blog/2016/04/second-order-thinking/
Second-Order Thinking: What Smart People Use to Outperform
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Marijus KrasnickasValue Creator Through Unity. Founder of UNO Parks. Your Gold Fish.
Justas Janauskas thanks for sharing. #SharingIsCaring
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As a CEO, I often have no clue what I am doing, what is my job/role, and where this company is going to. I often think that the company I am building is a total BS 💩. Also, I sometimes feel that we are implementing the most genius idea, and it will turn over the world. And then I have a crystal clear clarity of the future and how we are going to get there 🚀. Then I ask myself if I am slightly bipolar, and googling around that proves true 😭. If you can relate to this, don’t worry, this does not prevent you from building a unicorn 🦄. Surprisingly 🤷‍♂️. #fridaymood #ceoconfession

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Sam Altman, CEO @ OpenAI, ex President @ Y Combinator writes about idea generation: “The best ideas are fragile; most people don’t even start talking about them at all because they sound silly. Perhaps most of all, you want to be around people who don’t make you feel stupid for mentioning a bad idea, and who certainly never feel stupid for doing so themselves.” “Finally, a good test for an idea is if you can articulate why most people think it’s a bad idea, but you understand what makes it good.” Read full post here: https://blog.samaltman.com/idea-generation
Idea Generation
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Povilas GodliauskasFounder & Coach @ coach.lt
Well said, Justas Janauskas. Allowing people to act on their ideas and fail requires courage and trust.
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