Welcome to Thinking Toolbox

by Thomas Oppong.

Thinking Toolbox is a weekly column about clear and effective thinking, making smarter, informed and rational choices in life, and everything else that can make your life better.

Socrates once said, “I cannot teach anyone anything, I can only make them think.”

My aim is to find and share the best thinking tools, principles, ideas, models and lessons of great and smart people every week.

I focus on sharing what the smartest minds have already figured out—tools that can help you improve how you think, become self-aware, understand how your own mind works and apply this knowledge to thinking better.

Why subscribe to Thinking Toolbox?

Well, there are many reasons to join us, but the most important one is this: it’ll be a fun process and I promise to make you think.

My essays have been featured at Forbes, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, Medium, CNBC, Observer, HuffPost, The Good Men Project, Quartz, Thought Catalog and Pocket Worthy.

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But my writing moving forward will fall into two categories: occasional long-form essays and weekly deep essays that invite participation.

The long-form essays will be free, shared maybe monthly.

Why pay for Thinking Toolbox?

Joining other paying subscribers is like being part of a community of like-minded curious people.

If you join us as a paid member, you will get access to:

—Weekly new deep thinking essays + podcasts

—The most insightful ideas and actionable lessons from effective thinking books

—My Deep Thinking book + audiobook (valued at $9.99)

—My Thinking in Models course (valued at $49)

—Periodic Q&As, curated tools for thinking better and other community benefits to keep your mind sharp.

Paid subscriptions will start at $5/month or $39/year.

Becoming a paid subscriber is also a way to support the work that goes into researching and writing deep essays about thinking clearly and publishing a weekly newsletter. Your contribution helps make Thinking Toolbox a sustainable newsletter.

What kind of people generally read your essays?

More than 60,000 people have subscribed to my personal newsletters: Postanly Weekly and Career Growth Insider.

My readers include intellectually curious people from Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Salesforce, LinkedIn, Apple, BBC, HubSpot and Morning Brew.

Part of living well is thinking well.