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We live in a complex world with diverse people, firms, and governments whose behaviors aggregate to produce novel, unexpected phenomena. We see political uprisings, market crashes, and a never ending array of social trends. How do we make sense of it? Models. Evidence shows that people who think with models consistently outperform those who don't. And, moreover people who think with lots of models outperform people who use only one. Why do models make us better thinkers? Models help us to better organize information - to make sense of that fire hose or hairball of data (choose your metaphor) available on the Internet. Models improve our abilities to make accurate forecasts. They help us make better decisions and adopt more effective strategies. They even can improve our ability to design institutions and procedures. In this class, I present a starter kit of models: I start with models of tipping points. I move on to cover models explain the wisdom of crowds, models that show why some countries are rich and some are poor, and models that help unpack the strategic decisions of firm and politicians. The models covered in this class provide a foundation for future social science classes, whether they be in economics, political science, business, or sociology. Mastering this material will give you a huge leg up in advanced courses. They also help you in life. Here's how the course will work. For each model, I present a short, easily digestible overview lecture. Then, I'll dig deeper. I'll go into the technical details of the model. Those technical lectures won't require calculus but be prepared for some algebra. For all the lectures, I'll offer some questions and we'll have quizzes and even a final exam. If you decide to do the deep dive, and take all the quizzes and the exam, you'll receive a Course Certificate. If you just decide to follow along for the introductory lectures to gain some exposure that's fine too. It's all free. And it's all here to help make you a better thinker!...



Apr 6, 2018

The course presents a multitude of models that enable us to analyze human and systems behavior and interactions. By making implicit assumptions explicit we can understand real world processes better.


Feb 24, 2017

Great content and lectures, that possibly provides new dimensions to look/explain the situation in context, I guess I will comeback for references to continue with this journey in to 'Model Thinking'


201 - 模型思维 的 225 个评论(共 466 个)

创建者 Brad P

Oct 15, 2018

Great course! I love it so much. thanks for all the hard work done by the team.

创建者 Sergey L

Jul 19, 2020

It's an amazing course that explains different ways to understand the world.

创建者 Oscar J D R

Jan 23, 2016

It offers excellent tools so as to understand networks, totally recommended.

创建者 Zhanwen.Han

Aug 29, 2016

very good for beginner. if speaking speed can slow a little, will be nicer!

创建者 Alfonso P

Jun 8, 2021

Excellent course, great material, and excellent teacher! Very recommended.

创建者 Jaloliddin R

Oct 15, 2020

Great course! I learn a lot of new theories and ways of interpreting data.

创建者 Wade A

Mar 6, 2020

Fascinating course. Worth every penny paid and every minute devoted to it.

创建者 米建

Feb 5, 2016

this is a excellent course that helps you inproving your thinking quality.

创建者 miguel b

Jul 12, 2017

I really love how this course covers this interesting and useful subject.

创建者 Eduardo A S J

Nov 14, 2015

Great course. Useful for a broad range of subjects. Helpful even in life.

创建者 Oliver S

Aug 17, 2016

love it great general start, gentle introduction in all the right ways

创建者 Kadir Ö

Oct 25, 2015

This course is exellent for whom want to be a leader in their country.

创建者 Xiaoqing C

Mar 14, 2020

Very interesting and really helped me to understand the world better.

创建者 Rajvardhan D

Nov 9, 2017

Great material and clear explanations with a lot of relevant examples

创建者 李俊

Dec 11, 2016

This course really informs us a great idea ----- the value of a model

创建者 Liz M

Apr 22, 2021

Great takes on how multiple domains can be applied to other courses!

创建者 BADR A

Mar 10, 2021

The Course is organized, helpful and professor kind and professional

创建者 Christian G H

Feb 22, 2019

Extraordinary. I was a pretty good thinker but now I am way better.

创建者 Deleted A

Feb 11, 2019

This is the course that I recall many times in my work and studies

创建者 Juan P S

Jan 12, 2016

It's not just for good citizens, it's also for good politicians !

创建者 Jiajia X

May 22, 2017

i love it

it's confertabel,ican't say any word to discrable.....

创建者 Nabiha S

Apr 8, 2016

Very useful in getting to know or getting started in modelling.

创建者 Tibet

Apr 23, 2020

Very explanatory entrance level of modeling. Great instructor!

创建者 Hengeveld

Jun 25, 2017

very good course i will recommend it to all the people i coach

创建者 fiona c

Jul 6, 2016

Clear concise and very interesting. I can't believe it's free