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ミシガン大学(University of Michigan) による モデル思考 の受講者のレビューおよびフィードバック



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!...




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.



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.


モデル思考: 251 - 275 / 471 レビュー

by Dennis A


Presenter is excellent, subject matter is fascinating

by Sarah L F


This course allows you to see the world differently.

by Wei S


This is a very informative course, highly recommend!

by Seyed M H M


I learned alot and Got a grasp of some useful model

by Iaroslav F


I started to better understand stuff and processes.

by Dan F


I still refer back to this. Invaluable. Brilliant.

by Lau C


Very interesting and easy to follow. Thanks guys.

by Juan P L R


Very good course. Complete, useful and practical.

by Robert L


A​bsolutely great course. Bought the book also.

by David A


Really nice introduction to a variety of models.

by Dennis M


One of the best courses i have ever undertaken.

by Jonas P


Nice course that learn us to think by ourselves

by Norman P


Great course. Well done. Practical application.

by Zeynep T


Quite interesting topic. Well-organized notes.

by Elke W


Great introductory course to expand your mind.

by Zach D


Really enjoyed the professor and the content.

by Tony N


Probably the best online course I have taken!

by Li M


This course is very informative and inspiring

by Michal P


Very engaging and super fun - just amazing!!!

by Nadim M


Really a great course and a great professor!

by Alfa T


Amazing topics, very useful in daily life !

by Peter V


Excellent course. Would strongly recommend.

by Ning C


It's an awesome course! Learned a lot here.

by Ryan M F


Haven't done it yet but I love it. Vamanos.

by Elias


Excellent teaching and material

Thanks Scott