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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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24 févr. 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'


23 nov. 2020

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.

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par Zeb S

14 juin 2021

An excellent course, clear instruction, interesting material, and the pace is perfect.

par halil k

8 nov. 2020

Thank you Scott for this course. I hope some other follow-up courses shall continue.

par Milind G

20 déc. 2018

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

par Кудрин А А

30 nov. 2022

Dear Mr. Scott! Thank you for this great opportunity to be an intelligent citizen!

par Markus M

31 mai 2021

This is an amazing guide to various areas of modeling lead by a qualified teacher.

par Fahad A H

22 juin 2016

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

par Nisheed K

21 juin 2020

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

par Danilo M F

3 juin 2017

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

par Gareth H

8 oct. 2020

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

par Brad P

15 oct. 2018

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

par Kudzani P

22 juin 2022

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

par Sergey L

19 juil. 2020

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

par Oscar J D R

23 janv. 2016

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

par Zhanwen.Han

29 août 2016

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

par Alfonso P

8 juin 2021

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

par Jaloliddin R

15 oct. 2020

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

par Wade A

6 mars 2020

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

par 米建

5 févr. 2016

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

par miguel b

12 juil. 2017

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

par Eduardo A S J

14 nov. 2015

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

par Oliver S

17 août 2016

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

par Kadir Ö

25 oct. 2015

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

par Xiaoqing C

14 mars 2020

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

par Rajvardhan D

9 nov. 2017

Great material and clear explanations with a lot of relevant examples

par 李俊

11 déc. 2016

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