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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!...




very informative and insightful on how to use the various models at our disposal to take optimal decision. Also, was nostalgic to go back in time where these models were part of my university degree.



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.


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創建者 Danilo M F


Excellent professor, meaningful insights and great course! Extremely recommended!

創建者 Gareth H


Excellent course material, engaging course lecturer and lots of further reading

創建者 Brad P


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

創建者 Kudzani P


Amazing course, it re-introduced me to deliberate intelligent thinking process

創建者 Sergey L


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

創建者 Oscar J D R


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

創建者 Zhanwen.Han


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

創建者 Alfonso P


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

創建者 Jaloliddin R


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

創建者 Wade A


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

創建者 米建


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

創建者 miguel b


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

創建者 Eduardo A S J


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

創建者 Oliver S


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

創建者 Kadir Ö


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

創建者 Xiaoqing C


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

創建者 Rajvardhan D


Great material and clear explanations with a lot of relevant examples

創建者 李俊


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

創建者 Liz M


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

創建者 BADR A


The Course is organized, helpful and professor kind and professional

創建者 Christian G H


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

創建者 Deleted A


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

創建者 Juan P S


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

創建者 Jiajia X


i love it

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

創建者 Nabiha S


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