Category: Mental models

The Mountain

The mental model of the mountain assists in understanding complexity of processes. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao Tzu Visualize a mountain. How do people climb mountains? There are a lot of preparations, and a lot of things you must be capable of doing before attempting such a feat. […]

The Stairs

This concept is one of the general mental models that communicate complexity. It is primarily visualized as stairs as each step conveys a different level. I particularly enjoy using this mental model because it’s such a beautiful way of expressing and highlighting the existence of difference: something that varies, something that can be evaluated, prioritized, […]