INVERSION - One and only Mental Model that can enhance Wisdom and Productivity 100x

Updated: Sep 10

Life and Death, both are the Inversion phenomenon

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Have you came across following words such as:

  • For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

  • Black and White.

  • Tit for Tat.

  • Every picture has two sides.

  • Karma.

  • Flip

All phenomenon branched out from one mental model “Inversion”. I fascinated by its simplicity, practicality and objectivity when apply and then observe everywhere.

INVERSION: a reversal of position, order, form, or relationship. It used to revert face value of given information about reality.

Inversion should be taken seriously in every decision making as it is being used everywhere from beginning of Time.

List of Top Inversion Examples

#1 RECIPROCITY - (Inversion of Psychology)

When you get something from someone, psychologically you are bound to pay back in some form.

#2 BINARY - (Inversion of Computer Algorithm)

World’s most advanced machine ‘Computer’ operates on simple 1 and 0. Quantum Computer make it to next level by merging 1 and 0 together as Continuous called Quantum Superposition.

#3 RECIPROCAL OF FRACTION - (Inversion of Mathematics)

Number ‘2’ can be written in Reciprocal Fraction as 1/2 or One Half.

#4 SPACE & TIME - (Inversion of Astronomy)

Nothing can be escaped from the control of Space and Time.

#5 LIFE & DEATH - (Inversion of Biology)

Death is an event when become obvious, it changes the human mind from 0 to 180 degrees.

#6 KARMA - (Inversion of Religion)

What you sow you reap.

#7 PARADISE & HELL - (Inversion of Moral Behaviour)

These are used in religions to manage the moral of society.

#8 ALPHA & OMEGA - (Inversion of God)

God was always there from beginning and will stay till end of Universe.

#9 TIT FOR TAT - (Inversion of Circumstances)

Equivalent Retaliation of one’s action.

#10 PRIMAL DESIRES - (Inversion of Behaviour)

Fear and Greed runs (stock, crypto, forex and real estate) markets and business world. Sane investor understands both Fear(Bearish) and Greed(Bullish) and react objectively.

#11 NEWTONS THIRD LAW OF MOTION - (Inversion of Physics)

When two bodies interact, they apply forces to one another that are equal in magnitude and opposite in direction.

#12 CONVERGE & DIVERGE - (Inversion of Productivity)

First Diversify to learn many things and then focus to become expert which you like the most and feasible to do.

“Optimistic contrarians are the rarest breed.” - Naval Ravikant

#13 POSITIVE & NEGATIVE - (Inversion of Numbers)

Plus (+) and Minus (-) are the building block of universe.

#14 OPTIMISTIC AND PESSIMISTIC - (Inversion of Thinking)

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” - William Arthur Ward

#15 ENTRY & EXIT - (Inversion of Decision)

If someone ask you to join a business opportunity or subscription, always ask and look for the exit strategy.

“Invert, always invert.” - Carl Jacobi

#16 ANODE & CATHODE - (Inversion of Chemical Reaction)

All electronics are working on this simple chemical reaction batteries which has two poles moving ions from anode to cathode.

#17 REVERSE ENGINEERING - (Inversion of Engineering)

Hacking the physical product by un-assembling or decompiling the code.

#18 CONTRAST - (Inversion of Graphics)

Different from the rest.

#19 TURNAROUD - (Inversion of Strategy)

Sometime losing battle suddenly become winning battle.

#20 MALE & FEMALE - (Inversion of Family Unit)

Most important model to be preserved for the growth of human society.

#21 YES & NO (Inversion of Decision Making)

“If you cannot decide the answer is no.” - Naval Ravikant.

#22 YIN & YANG (Inversion of Philosophy)

In Chinese Yin Yang called Dark-Light.


Inversion helps you to solve the opposite problem or consider how you’d make a terrible decision, by helping you to invert your ideas and know what valuable insights you can discover.

“Avoiding stupidity is easier than seeking brilliance.” - Charlie Munger

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