The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking (and How to Apply Them to Your Startup)

Episode 141: The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking (and How to Apply Them to Your Startup)
Date: 2013-07-16
Link: Startups for the Rest of Us
 
Understand deeply.
Break complex issues into component parts. e.g. Understand algebra before trying to understand calculus.
Break your app down into the minimum features. Launch with the minimum features.
Choose small wins.
Make mistakes. They are a critical part of learning.
There is no replacement for real world experience.
Follow the flow of ideas. Look backwards to see where ideas come from and forward to see where they’re headed.
Ideas are almost always evolutionary.
To be an effective thinker you need to be willing to change your mind when faced with new evidence.