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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!...

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YK

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.

GK

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'

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von Sarvesh S

Apr 04, 2020

Excellent course which enhances critical thinking and helps in decision making based on models.

von Olesia S

Feb 05, 2016

Very srtuctored, informative course. Is definitly useful for students from diverse specalties.

von Derek R

Sep 02, 2018

I learned a variety of models that are applicable to work and real-world situational problems.

von Hongru D

Aug 31, 2018

Very interesting course, after learning these method, it helps me to view the world different.

von Uriel P

May 09, 2018

Lots of interesting and practical models were taught. Definitely gonna take this course again.

von Darik C

Sep 21, 2017

No course helped me in understanding complex systems like this one take the time to learn this

von sukran c

Feb 16, 2018

I certainly advise everyone this course. Thank you for such a good and informative lessons.

von Nomthandazo A M

Aug 31, 2020

I really enjoyed doing model thinking, one gets to view problems in different perspectives

von Marco Z

Apr 22, 2018

Very interesting. Especially the part about the game of life and cellular automata models!

von Andrew S T

Jun 01, 2020

It has been an absolute delight and opened up my mind regarding day to day phenomenons.

von Nolan C

May 15, 2019

Great course. Super interesting from start to finish with excellent real-world examples.

von Thomas M

Nov 07, 2019

Super entertaining and so necessary for critical thinking in an information rich world!

von Wasonga O

Jul 04, 2019

great source of knowledge in models and how they can be used in real problem scenarios.

von KD H

Mar 05, 2019

Great content, well explained, straight to the point without filler.

Excellent teacher.

von Milind G

Dec 20, 2018

Excellent Teaching and Good content for getting an introduction for Model Thinking.

von Fahad A

Jun 22, 2016

It's very interesting course. I'm learning new things that were not noticed before

von Nisheed K

Jun 21, 2020

Helps you think with clarity while approaching a problem at work or in real life.

von Danilo M F

Jun 04, 2017

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

von Gareth H

Oct 08, 2020

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

von Brad P

Oct 15, 2018

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

von Sergey L

Jul 19, 2020

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

von Oscar J D R

Jan 23, 2016

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

von Zhanwen.Han

Aug 29, 2016

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

von Jaloliddin R

Oct 15, 2020

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

von Wade A

Mar 06, 2020

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