I would say that the best model for you is one that you can understand and use
for making decisions and taking actions. Learning a new or a different model will enhance your resolution
- your ability to see world in meaningful details.
An example of such differences in models is ShuHaRi
and Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition
. Both models describe how people learn new skills. ShuHaRi is older and more simplistic, but it still captures the essence of getting skills: a novice needs a set of rules to follow to get results, while a master needs a deeper philosophy and principles to enhance his mastery.
If you want to dive deeper in mental models, I would recommend taking this basics course
. There is also a course on Coursera
introducing you to some math-backed models. And here is a huge list of useful mental models
If you want to see some mental models which are closer to our career, check this article