This is the lunchtime keynote from the 2018 Connecticut VMUG Usercon. ~~~~~~~~~~~` Ever heard that IT is constantly changing? Or that we all need to be constantly learning? Simple in theory, hard in practice even if like me that’s part of what you love about IT. What if you could hack your brain to learn faster? To understand data, situations, and people more quickly? We’ll discuss how mental models can help you comprehend more quickly, explore some common ones, illustrate them with IT stories, and let you know where you can learn more. If you attended this session last year, this is a new and updated version focused on the same overall topic - come listen to hear the new version of one of 2017's VMUG Usercon top attended community sessions.