Rhiannon Beaubien is a writer and the managing editor at Farnam Street Media where she leads the development of The Great Mental Models book series. She is based out of Ottawa, Canada and regularly explores how to apply the timeless ideas behind mental models on fs.blog. She worked at a Canadian intelligence agency for more than ten years and is also an author of fiction. Shane is the founder of Farnam Street, and currently resides in Ottawa, Canada. Farnam Street (FS) is one of the world's fastest growing websites, dedicated to helping our readers master the best of what other people have already figured out. We curate, examine and explore the timeless ideas and mental models that history's brightest minds have used to live lives of purpose. Our readers include students, teachers, CEOs, coaches, athletes, artists, leaders, followers, politicians and more. They're not defined by gender, age, income, or politics but rather by a shared passion for avoiding problems, making better decisions, and lifelong learning.