How to choose the right thinking tool
This is a simple guide for choosing the right thinking tool here on Solugram.com.
Start here: what do you need to do?
- Solve a problem
- Make a decision
- Understand a system
Or look at some prompt questions to point you to the right tool.Prompt questions
When you find yourself in front of a problem, decision or a system, you can ask yourself these prompt questions. They will point you to the right tool for you.
|Am I only thinking of ideal solutions?||Inversion|
|Can I break this problem down?||Issue trees|
|Do I need an innovative solution to a complex problem?||First principles|
|Am I solving the right problem?||Abstraction laddering|
|How do I come up with a creative solution?||Productive Thinking model|
|What kind of decision am I making?||Hard choice model|
|Which option from these is the best one?||Decision matrix|
|What would be the long-term consequences of this decision?||Second-order thinking|
|Am I jumping to conclusions?||Ladder of inference|
|How should I respond to this situation?||Cynefin framework|
|What should I be working on right now?||Eisenhower matrix|
|How does this system work?||Connection circles|
|Why is X happening?||Iceberg model|