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First principles thinking

Keywords: thinking, knowledge, ideas, innovation, simplicity
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  • "First principles" thinking:
    • boiling ideas down into their parts and contructing new ideas from those parts
    • "what are the fundamental parts of this idea?"
      • good analogy:
        • bike = handlebars + seat, tank = treads + gun, motorboat with waterskis = hull + motor + skis
        • parts can be put together into a snowmobile (handlebars + seat + treads + hull + motor + skis)