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Model ThinkingABOUT THIS COURSE

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.

Estimated Learning Time:  3 hours

SKILLS YOU WILL GAIN:

Leadership and Management

Research and Design

Data Management

Entrepreneurship

Mathematics

Machine Learning

Marketing

Strategy and Operations

Advertising

Business Analysis

Business Psychology

Communication

Critical Thinking

Culture

Design and Product

Market Research

Probability & Statistics

Problem Solving

Sales

Strategy

INSTRUCTOR

Course Instructor PhotoScott E. Page
John Seely Brown Distinguished University Professor
Center for the Study of Complex Systems

 

 

  • Model Thinking
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