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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!...




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.



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'


226 - 模型思维 的 250 個評論(共 468 個)

創建者 Tibet


Very explanatory entrance level of modeling. Great instructor!

創建者 Hengeveld


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

創建者 fiona c


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

創建者 Karthikeyan S


Excellent course. Great professor. Really enjoying the course

創建者 Mohamed Y


This is one of the best courses I have ever take in thinking.

創建者 Jatin B


This was an amazing course. helped me learn a lot of models.

創建者 stephenli


great course, interesting , many new perspective over worlds

創建者 Mohammad A


Brilliant course. It will change the way you see the world!

創建者 Aman


Great course! This can help you in making better decisions.

創建者 Omprakash G G


Great breadth and appropriate depth facilitating easy grasp



Great course covering modeling techniques and perspective!

創建者 Chen H Y


An excellent mind-opening experience!! Highly recommended

創建者 Michael O


Excellent exposition of a variety of mathematical models.

創建者 Rifqi F


Fantastic Course! Scientifically robust in a humble way

創建者 Yeedubilli S


I learnt new things like how to see things in a new way

創建者 Martin R


Very clear, well-explained, enjoyable and stimulating.

創建者 Alvin L


Great course about using model to make better decision

創建者 Abel


A impressive course that changed my perspective a lot!

創建者 Monika K


the course gives an overview of many different models

創建者 Vijayshree M


Very Good course with right pace and challenge for me

創建者 Hristo V


Fantastic course! Really nice introduction to models!

創建者 Dennis A


Presenter is excellent, subject matter is fascinating

創建者 Sarah L F


This course allows you to see the world differently.

創建者 Simon S


This is a very informative course, highly recommend!

創建者 Seyed M H M


I learned alot and Got a grasp of some useful model