Simplify your life with the mental model known as Occam’s razor

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As Einstein put it, everything should be made “as simple and as few as possible. ”This principle is known as Occam’s razor. The name, I admit, is unfortunate. It sounds like a cheap late-night horror flick starring a ghoul named Occam and his preferred weapon, the razor. But it’s actually a mental model named after William of Ockham, a fourteenth-century philosopher.

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