According to Colby, men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig, but not to a lack of humour.
This, I believe also happens with creative thinking.
So people, in general, like to think that they are creative thinkers, don’t even consider otherwise and, you know what, they may be right!
Most of us can become creative thinkers. It’s just that we need a catalyst to bring forth our innate thinking powers.
One such amazing catalyst I found out two years back, through a recommendation from Prof. Sanjay Bakshi, is Roger von Oech’s Creative Whack Pack.
This is a great tool to practice thinking like Charlie Munger does – combining various ideas from different spheres of life and joining them to create a process of thinking creatively – the latticework of mental models, as he calls it.
The pack consists of a deck of 64 cards divided in four suits. Each card gives a bite-sized story or situation and a strategy that may be adapted to the problem or concept the user is working on.
The idea is that drawing cards singly or in combination and considering the strategy can shift the user’s mind to previously unexplored, creative directions.
While this entire pack of cards has helped my thought process immensely over these past two years, here are four cards that have helped me as far as my investment thinking is concerned.
The text in quotes below is from the respective card.
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