Chevron Left
Zurück zu Model Thinking

Kursteilnehmer-Bewertung und -Feedback für Model Thinking von University of Michigan

1,791 Bewertungen
396 Bewertungen

Über den Kurs

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 07, 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 25, 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'

Filtern nach:

251 - 275 von 387 Bewertungen für Model Thinking

von Ludo A S

Mar 19, 2019

Essential for everyday life!

von Rafia N

Jan 13, 2016

This course is just amazing.

von Hasan R C

Jul 04, 2019

Wonderful course,

Thank you.

von Pedro P

Jun 06, 2017

Complete and very usefull.

von Panshul R

Jun 19, 2020

Quizzes could be improved


Jun 10, 2020

Excellent course by Scott

von conanar

Dec 07, 2016

It really opened my mind.

von Maksudul S A

Aug 15, 2020

Interesting & Enjoyable

von 李勇

May 16, 2018

An extraodinary course!

von YE Q

Nov 04, 2017


von Sinziana C

Oct 16, 2017

Great Course! Loved it!

von David L

Sep 08, 2020

Really like the course

von Eva S

Oct 04, 2020

My brain is tingling.

von Aleksey E

Oct 21, 2017

Great course, thanks.


Sep 21, 2017

An excellent course!

von Susan M

Jul 26, 2017

I loved this course.

von Pablo O

Mar 09, 2016

Mind opening course!

von Yuan X

Dec 10, 2015

this is what I need.

von Dzmitry P

May 22, 2019

I like this course.

von Pradeep S

May 14, 2019

Excellent course !!

von Jose J L

Dec 29, 2018

Outstanding Course

von Javier L G V

Sep 16, 2020

Excellent course!

von YU Y

Oct 18, 2017

Excellent course.

von IVO R D S

Aug 02, 2017

Curso perfeito!!!

von Fabián C

Nov 17, 2015

Simply excellent!