Keep your beliefs cruxy and your frames explicit

Dou­ble­crux is a valuable tool – it can help groups come to de­ci­sions, and it can en­able in­di­vi­d­ual thinkers to help each other form more ac­cu­rate con­clu­sions.

Un­for­tu­nately it’s of­ten a time con­sum­ing tool. Some dis­agree­ments can take hours to re­solve. Others take years. By de­fault, most of our be­lief net­works are a messy, im­pen­e­tra­ble morass, and dis­en­tan­gling that takes time.

But the core skill of dou­ble­crux – notic­ing what would ac­tu­ally change your mind – is some­thing you can de­velop. And as you de­velop it, I’ve found it eas­ier to a) figure out what I ac­tu­ally be­lieve and why, b) de­velop be­lief struc­tures that are eas­ier for me to un­der­stand, up­date, and share.

This se­quence ex­plores when dou­ble­crux is use­ful, what are some im­por­tant sub­skills, and why they’re worth cul­ti­vat­ing.

What product are you build­ing?

Dou­ble­crux is for Build­ing Products

Keep­ing Beliefs Cruxy

Notic­ing Frame Differences

Pic­ture Frames, Win­dow Frames and Frameworks

Karate Kid and Real­is­tic Ex­pec­ta­tions for Disagree­ment Resolution

Prop­a­gat­ing Facts into Aesthetics