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Professor Scott E. Page, Ph.D.

Professor Scott E. Page
  • University of Michigan
  • Northwestern University
Putting together this course proved fun and challenging. Our goal of exploring the benefits (and costs) of diversity required us to go deep, but we also wanted to reach a wide audience.

Dr. Scott E. Page is Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of Political Science, Complex Systems, and Economics at the University of Michigan, where he has taught since 2000. The holder of a master's degree in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences from Northwestern University, Professor Page has also been Professor of Economics at the California Institute of Technology and at the University of Iowa. For the past 15 years, he has maintained an active involvement with the Santa Fe Institute-the interdisciplinary think tank recognized as the nerve center of research into complexity theory-where he is an external faculty member. His many honors as both scholar and educator include teaching awards earned at Cal Tech, Northwestern, and Michigan. The author of The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies and the coauthor of Complex Adaptive Systems: An Introduction to Computational Models of Social Life, Professor Page has also lectured, consulted, and published across a diverse range of disciplines, including economics, political science, ecology, physics, management, public health, and computer science.

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"I could not stop learning from Dr. Page!! This lecture set is captivating in both the delivery and topic substance. The professor is brilliant, thorough, and someone I will continue to follow at the Great Courses."

 

"Professor Page is down to earth, engaging, and an excellent presenter who uses vivid, accessible examples from many fields of study. "

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17 Courses and Sets

  1. The Hidden Factor: Why Thinking Differently Is Your Greatest Asset

    The Hidden Factor: Why Thinking Differently Is Your Greatest Asset

    Scott E. Page
    Starting at $214.95 Starting at $214.95 $254.95 $214.95$254.95
    From technology to business, two (or more) heads often prove to be better than one-but only if those heads are cognitively diverse. Diverse perspectives are a powerful tool for maximizing productivity and enhancing collective performance. Now, in The Hidden Factor: Why Thinking Differently Is Your Greatest Asset, you can learn the strategies that make you a more diverse thinker and position you to break down...
  2. Understanding Complexity Sale

    Understanding Complexity

    Scott E. Page
    Save up to $160.00 Starting at $34.95 $39.95 $34.95$39.95
    Discover and grasp the fundamentals and applications of the amazing field of complexity science with Understanding Complexity. Professor Scott E. Page—one of the field's most highly regarded teachers and researchers—shows you how complexity science helps us understand the nature and behavior of financial markets, corporations, native cultures, governments, and other systems that play important roles in...
  3. (Set) Understanding Complexity & Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Understanding Complexity & Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    Untangle the mystery of two fascinating branches of science and mathematics with this two-course set. First, in Understanding Complexity, discover how the study of complex systems helps us better understand the nature and behavior of financial markets, corporations, governments, and more. Then, in Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear, 2nd Edition, explore the beauty and power of this mathematical...
  4. (Set) Understanding Complexity & Chaos  Set

    (Set) Understanding Complexity & Chaos

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    Learn how to make sense of two vast, intriguing, and complex scientific fields with this remarkable two-course set. In Understanding Complexity, discover and grasp the fundamentals and applications of the amazing field of complexity science. In Chaos, travel to the mysterious heart of chaos theory—the study of the behavior of sensitive systems over time that affects nearly every field of human knowledge, from...
  5. (Set)  Discrete Mathematics & Understanding Complexity Set

    (Set) Discrete Mathematics & Understanding Complexity

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
  6. (Set) The Hidden Factor: Why Thinking Differently Is Your Greatest Asset  & Strategic Thinking Skills  Set

    (Set) The Hidden Factor: Why Thinking Differently Is Your Greatest Asset & Strategic Thinking Skills

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Learn to think strategically and make better decisions in business and in your personal life with this highly practical two-course set. First, in Strategic Thinking Skills, you'll identify how to set goals, develop long-range plans, anticipate the unexpected, analyze your environment, and even cooperate with your competitors. Then in The Hidden Factor: Why Thinking Differently Is Your Greatest Asset, you'll learn...
  7. (Set)  Uncover the Mystries of the Universe Set

    (Set) Uncover the Mystries of the Universe

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $2,849.55 Starting at $2,849.55 $2,849.55 $2,849.55$2,849.55
    It’s not likely you’ll be able to solve all the mysteries of life in one course, even if it is a Great Course. Nine courses, on the other hand, may take you pretty close. Encompassing Physics, the Microscopic World, Matter, Chaos, Cosmology, Complexity, Black Holes, and the Origins of Life, this wide-ranging, comprehensive and inclusive set will deliver answers to some of life’s biggest and most urgent...
  8. (Set) Understanding Complexity & Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond  Set

    (Set) Understanding Complexity & Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    Explore two groundbreaking new fields of study with this two-course set that reveals fascinating new insights into your everyday life. In Understanding Complexity, discover the fundamentals and applications of the amazing field of complexity science. Then, in Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond, grasp the profound importance of game theory—the science of interactive, rational decision...
  9. (Set)  The Creative Thinker's Toolkit & The Hidden Factor Set

    (Set) The Creative Thinker's Toolkit & The Hidden Factor

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
  10. (Set) The Hidden Factor: Why Thinking Differently Is Your Greatest Asset  & Art of Critical Decision Making  Set

    (Set) The Hidden Factor: Why Thinking Differently Is Your Greatest Asset & Art of Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Learn to make better decisions and maximize productivity with this practical and eye-opening two-course set. The Art of Critical Decision Making explores how people and groups make effective choices, and provides you with techniques to enhance the effectiveness of your own decision making. And The Hidden Factor: Why Thinking Differently Is Your Greatest Asset presents the strategies that can make you a more diverse...
  11. (Set) The Science Of The Next 100 Years  Set

    (Set) The Science Of The Next 100 Years

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,929.60 Starting at $1,929.60 $1,929.60 $1,929.60$1,929.60
    Science, more than any other field of human study, is home to lightning-fast changes with the power to instantly revolutionize our understanding of the universe. So what are the scientific ideas that will occupy headlines and news stories for the next 100 years? What effects will they have on the way you think about—and live in—the world around you? The courses featured in this special section are your...
  12. (Set) Art of Critical Decision Making & Understanding Complexity  Set

    (Set) Art of Critical Decision Making & Understanding Complexity

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    Gain profound insights into two essential aspects of your everyday life—decision making and complex systems—in this accessible two-course set. In The Art of Critical Decision Making, explore how individuals, groups, and organizations make effective choices. Then, in Understanding Complexity, discover the fundamentals and applications of complexity science, which helps us understand the nature and...
  13. (Set) The Power of Mathematics & Understanding Complexity Set

    (Set) The Power of Mathematics & Understanding Complexity

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
  14. (Set)  The Art of Storytelling & The Hidden Factor Set

    (Set) The Art of Storytelling & The Hidden Factor

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
  15. (Set)  The Hidden Factor & Your Deceptive Mind Set

    (Set) The Hidden Factor & Your Deceptive Mind

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
  16. (Set) Understanding Complexity & Shape of Nature Set

    (Set) Understanding Complexity & Shape of Nature

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $489.90 Starting at $489.90 $574.90 $489.90$574.90
  17. (Set) The Hidden Factor: Why Thinking Differently Is Your Greatest Asset  & Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond  Set

    (Set) The Hidden Factor: Why Thinking Differently Is Your Greatest Asset & Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Learn to make better decisions and maximize your productivity in business and in your personal life with this practical two-course set. First, in Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond, you'll explore the science of interactive, rational decision making, including the field's classic games, greatest minds, and real-world applications. Then, in The Hidden Factor: Why Thinking Differently Is Your...