Get New Ideas by Email. Join 3k+ Readers.


The Mind Collection features timeless long-form essays and articles exploring the art of thinking for yourself.

The Mind Collection

I’m Chris Meyer, a German-Australian writer, teacher and analyst. My background is in education, intelligence analysis, project management and languages. I can also draw on my experience in the military, martial arts and failing at things.

The Mind Collection is my main creative and analytical outlet. I collect and connect ideas on critical thinking, practical philosophy, decision-making, analytical techniques, mental models, storytelling, problem-solving and debate.

On Substack, I send out a weekly newsletter with 3 Ideas in 2 Minutes and the occasional piece of bonus content.

Truth be told, I rely on reader support to keep The Mind Collection alive. If you enjoy my content and want to support my work, become a paid subscriber or make a donation.

Want to get to know me better? Here are 50 unbelievable facts and anecdotes about me.