I’m a visual thinker so I’m constantly writing down ideas and drawing diagrams. I make a lot of diagrams. At some point in this process “it” becomes clear to me. I’ve often thought about the way I go about this process as some form of pattern recognition.
Recently, I’ve started thinking about my view of the world as a series of lenses. I’ve formed theories and biases that become themes that I map the world into. Those are my lenses. We all have them.
My lenses drive the way I think about developing software products and business models. They allow me to quickly evaluate scenarios and provide guidance for making the thousands of decisions I make when starting a new business. I think the lenses are part of the pattern recognition. It’s a mapping process.
You can cultivate your lenses. It’s what you read, who you talk to, the places you visit. Invest in your lenses.
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