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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: 176 - 200 / 453 レビュー

by Derek R


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

by Hongru D


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

by Uriel P


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

by Darik C


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

by Sukran C


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

by Nomthandazo A M


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

by Marco Z


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

by Susan S


Extremely challenging, but I did like the way it was set out. Thank you Professor Scott.

by Andrew S T


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

by Nolan C


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

by Thomas M


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



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

by KD H


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

Excellent teacher.

by Zeb S


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

by halil k


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

by Milind G


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

by Markus M


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

by Fahad A H


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

by Nisheed K


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

by Danilo M F


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

by Gareth H


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

by Brad P


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

by Sergey L


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

by Oscar J D R


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

by Zhanwen.Han


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