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Comentários e feedback de alunos de Modelos de Pensamento da instituição Universidade de Michigan

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Sobre o curso

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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23 de nov de 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.


6 de abr de 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.

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por Roland v L

9 de fev de 2018

Very interesting material, lectures were a bore.

por Vishnu U

1 de abr de 2016

Gives perspective to the decisions people take

por JeromeTang

10 de nov de 2019

Good course to start model thinking. thanks.

por Jean P K M

11 de ago de 2020

I am fully satiafied with this course.

por James K

8 de out de 2015

Demanding but very enlightening course

por SANA J

3 de jul de 2020

It was really an informative course.

por Piotr k

25 de out de 2015

Great course to built basic skills.

por 周福南

22 de abr de 2019


por Gustavo T d F

30 de ago de 2017

Great learning tool. Thank you!

por Federico P

25 de set de 2017

Nice course, but lacks depth.

por Sushil S

23 de jan de 2021

Better course for beginners.

por Behailu D

19 de set de 2020

it is interesting course

por Ed K

28 de out de 2016

Good overview course.

por kelly d

27 de nov de 2019

Hard, but worth it!

por Karel G

25 de out de 2016

Great introduction.

por Ton T N K

11 de set de 2020

That's great!

por ruyanan

2 de mai de 2021


por Marek L

23 de set de 2016

Very good!

por Mimis R

11 de out de 2019


por ರತೀಷ್ പ

14 de jan de 2016


por zhangmutanxi

21 de mar de 2016


por Mahmudul H

27 de jun de 2018


por Luiz C d P W F

4 de abr de 2017


por Adem A

6 de set de 2016


por Nick M W

7 de mar de 2016