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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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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'

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por bob n

Jul 02, 2020

very interesting material, easy to follow, useful quizzes and tests

por Ross T J

Jan 18, 2020

Pretty good course. The book is also very interesting.

por Pietro P

Jun 09, 2016

I think it is terrific course - it is just right for me

por Salvador V P

May 18, 2020

very good, format for this class have improve a lot!!.

por Roland v L

Feb 09, 2018

Very interesting material, lectures were a bore.

por Vishnu U

Apr 01, 2016

Gives perspective to the decisions people take

por JeromeTang

Nov 11, 2019

Good course to start model thinking. thanks.

por Jean P K M

Aug 11, 2020

I am fully satiafied with this course.

por James K

Oct 08, 2015

Demanding but very enlightening course

por SANA J

Jul 03, 2020

It was really an informative course.

por Piotr k

Oct 25, 2015

Great course to built basic skills.

por 周福南

Apr 22, 2019


por Gustavo

Aug 30, 2017

Great learning tool. Thank you!

por Federico P

Sep 25, 2017

Nice course, but lacks depth.

por Behailu D

Sep 19, 2020

it is interesting course

por Ed K

Oct 28, 2016

Good overview course.

por kelly d

Nov 27, 2019

Hard, but worth it!

por Karel G

Oct 25, 2016

Great introduction.

por Ton T N K

Sep 12, 2020

That's great!

por Marek L

Sep 23, 2016

Very good!

por Gloria M G R

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por Luiz C d P W F

Apr 04, 2017