But how does this look in practice? Let me give you an example that Charlie Munger gave during a speech.
Munger liked to give his family little puzzles. And one of the puzzles he gave his family was:
Any ideas? How would you answer this?
“In my family,” Munger said, “not a lot of light bulbs were flashing.” Except for one.
Flipping one’s thinking both forward and backward is a powerful sort of mental trickery that will help improve your thinking.
This piece originally appeared on Farnam Street.
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