A More Effective Mental ModelHere it is, my mental model of an effective job search strategy.
The first thing you’ll notice is that it’s loop driven, not the linear mental models to which we’re most accustomed.
The mental model is composed of two loops, the inner and outer. They are mutually interdependent, but due to their different focuses my be optimized independently.
The numbers at the top of each sub-loop, e.g. #1 for Assets, represent a linearization of the inherently non-linear loop-based mental model. I choose this linearization for convenience, but you can start anywhere on a loop-based model.
Inner loop - Assets, Mr. Market, AspirationsThe inner loop is primarily concerned with you. Your assets, your aspirations, and their context with respect to Mr. Market. This is the mechanism by which you choose where to play.
Outer loop - Companies, People, Applications
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