• Dr. Daniel Krawczyk

Mental Models: "Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates"

Updated: Oct 22, 2019

Bill Gates mental process protects him from a variety of cognitive biases, such as base rate neglect. During the 28th episode of Mental Models Podcast, Dr. Daniel Krawczyk and George Baxter, JD, CFA discuss Bill Gate's mental models as observed in the 3 part documentary series on Netflix: Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates. Other biases discussed in relationship to Bill's intellectual thought process and personal mental models, include survivor bias, Illusion of control, overconfidence bias..


Mental Models: "Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates": #28

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Melinda Gates is an integral part of the success of the Gates Foundation in a multitude of ways, but one very specific way is as the 'user interface'. Melinda sees the bigger picture and understand the needs of humanity for privacy and protection of children while solving the big problems the Gates Foundation is tackling.


Bill Gates ability to avoid Cognitive Bias due to his Mental Models

Where to watch Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates?

The #Netflix streaming documentary Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates explores the mind and motivations of Bill Gates, the celebrated tech visionary, business leader and philanthropist is on Netflix streaming. Directed by Davis Guggenheim and Executive producers are Davis Guggenheim, Beth Osisek, and Steven Leckart.




Don't Miss!


Triumph of the Nerds a documentary from the late 90's, which is a retrospective of Silicon Valley as it developed and traces the development of personal computers. During the 90's Bill Gates was in a different mental model than the Bill of 2019. The Bill of the 90's was focused on the bigger picture and profit versus the Bill of 2019 whose current mental model is focused on solving problems that effects the most number of people and where the greatest good can be achieved for the greatest number of people.




Behavioral Finance Book

Available: November, 2019

Understanding Behavioral Bia$: A Guide to Improving Financial Decision Making

Authored by Daniel Krawczyk, Ph.D. & George Baxter, JD, CFA 


Do you want strategies to make better financial decisions?Do you want to be a better investor and earn more money?If you said yes to any or all of the above questions, than this book is for you! Publisher Business Expert Press


Understanding Behavioral Bia$: A Guide to Improving Financial Decision Making Authored by Daniel Krawczyk, Ph.D. & George Baxter, JD, CFA

Understanding Behavioral Bia$: A Guide to Improving Financial Decision Making

Authored by Daniel Krawczyk, Ph.D. & George Baxter, JD, CFA 

Do you want strategies to make better financial decisions?

Do you want to be a better investor and earn more money?

If you said yes to any or all of the above questions, than this book is for you!

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