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Dmytro Sawochkin

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Very strange and very poor course. Basically, the whole course is just explaining the idea, that we have to collect and analyze learning data to build better education. No theoretical background, no new evidence and research. Some practical tools about using R language is the most useful part of the course, but there are a lot of courses about R itself in the Internet. So value of this material is really really questionable to me.
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Not a most brilliant course I've seen, but really not bad. I've never taken "humor writing" courses before, so I have nothing to compare to, but I really enjoyed the material (even though, my level of English is too poor to follow all the authors fast pace speech). The author of the course is really trying to give the listener the feeling of what makes funny piece really funny, and how to construct it deliberately. I would say, the course is really useful, if you want to right funny, and study, how to do so.
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Not a bad course, which is a part of Coaching skills specialization. This course is second in a raw, it covers a little bit more, that the first one (expectations, task setting, accountability, performance gaps types), but generally - not much of the useful staff again. Resume: better, than the first one, but I'm still waiting for practical instruments to coach in the future courses
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Great course with a lot of non-obvious and useful material. If you work in the business, and try to build a strong team - you can easily start your education from this course, and then google more sources on more specific issues, that you have.
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In all the specialization, this course is #1 by far. Brilliant material, wrap-up of the previous courses, and a lot of practical advices by specific situations. The main advantage of the course is a plenty of practical examples, with specific demonstration of good and bad behavior. That's probably one of the best courses I've learned on Coursera so far.
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Not a very strong course. Basically, just English language basics and some documents preparation content, and that's it. Colorado Boulder course is much stronger.
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Not a bad course, which can be considered, as addition to Colorado Boulder university course. This course is concentrated on different types of documents, and explains, that's the difference between them. But still cannot be considered, as only course for this topic, if you study that.
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Poor course, with almost no practical value for listener. Basically, course is contentrated around some basic English language skills, with no real teaching to be a good Business communicator, and go straight to the point.
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Not a bad course, though, significantly worse, than Colorado Boulder analog. Contains some useful advises, and content, but very brief, without proper level of examples and training opportunities for learners.
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Very nice course, which brings some important topic from positive psychology. The authors of the course stay very scientific in the evaluations, and make a great overview of different methods and techniques to increase happiness. Interesting and helpful.
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Pretty poor course. Especially comparing to very good "Business Writing" - first course in the specialization. The author of "Successful presentation" likes himself very much, but seems to be very poor presented himself. So, if you'd like to study public presentation, better find another course, like one from Simon Sinek, or other.
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Not a bad course, but much more poor, than Business Writing, which is the first course in this specialization. Nice explanation of the basics of graphic design to the students, who didn't have any formal training on this matter previously.
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Brilliant course, the best You can get for Business Writing. I've taken a big number of courses of this matter, and the course of prof. McAndrews from Colorado Boulder is the best. It's about being clear, direct and concise in your communication. I'm widely use it's material for teaching my peers on the job.
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The course is about the evaluation of the projects from financial perspective (be careful, 'cause the name of the course may be misleading). Basically, the course is pretty good it what it's pretending to do. It gives the listener some basic theory, and lat him to train on some excel sheets. I found everything tought in this course useful, even though I'm not a financial person, and usually don't evaluate projects from this perspective.
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Good course, which (1) gives listeners some basic knowledge about Buddhism, it's main ideas and main types, and (2) some understanding of how basic Buddhism ideas find it's confirmation in a modern psychology. Sometimes it seemed to me, that author of the course has confirmation bias, but in a lot of the cases his observations are pretty interesting and sometimes inspiring. I would recommend this course to everybody, who's interested in Buddhism, and well, as in psychology.
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Another iteration of basic neuroscience by the author of the concept. Basically, the course has some useful material, but it's very basic, and doesn't have most of stress management theory (which other stress management courses usually have). I would not recommend the course, unless you are trying (like me) to study all of the possible ways of stress management.
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Pretty poor course, which is, nevertheless, can be useful, as introduction to basic neuroscience. The course claims to be a sort of pedagogical practical course, but instead is just another iteration of explanation of the basic brain structure, and it's implications. The author of the course had a number of this explanations on Skillshare, all of them are basically the same, and usefulness of this courses is questionable.
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Nice try, but to me the material was very obvious, and lack some practical wisdom. If you don't know anything about feedback, and need to get some very basic stuff - that's your choice. But is you are a practicing manager, and need to understand, how to improve - you need something more proficient. "Coaching" specialization on Coursera is much better in this regard.
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I can't say, that the course is completely useless, but definitely much less useful, that you would expect. It only develops one simple concept, and tries to interpret the data in the light of this concept. But it's much less useful, than author thinks. Anyway, anger is anger, whatever triggers it, and the course definitely have a lack of practical instruments to actually manage people. If you are interested in neuroscience - you can try it (even though science there is pretty basic), but in the other cases - just ignore, don't waste your time.
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Pretty nice course, which is almost fully meet my expectations, but still is missing some important point (I can't really recognize, what, but just feel it). The course looks at stress on different angles, and give a lot of practical information, but still a little bit more academic, that you would need, and a little less practical for changing your life. Still, I would clearly advice everybody interested in the topic to pass the course.
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Not a bad course, but honestly, I would expect more. It's basically some explanation of how to draw the basic web-comics, without going into much details. I won'd want to say, that this course is a waste of time, but my expectations wasn't met.
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I would say, the course doesn't have strong correlation between course material on the one side, and course name (and my expectations) on the other. I would expect to see more practical advises of how to use business data for decision-making. Instead, it's basically the course of statistics in Excel tables. Nevertheless, I got to know a lot of things (I didn't even know about some statistical Excel tools), so I would recommend the course to everybody, who's intend to work with data, using Excel spreadsheets.
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Even though, the course is not 100% relevant to it's name, it's just brilliant. The course explores the topics of complexity and uncertainty, explaining, how a lot of different elements around us can self-organize to demonstrate some fascinating new qualities. I really recommend this course to everybody.
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Strong and powerful course, one of the best I've seen on the Internet. If you are interested in modern psychology & behavioral science, don't hesitate, and take the course. A lot of really useful material (even though, it you already studies behavioral science, you may be familiar with a lot of things), lot of additional recommendations, debates, and real attempt to make the course useful for practical purposes. Really good.
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I audited the course, just because I'm interesting in the risk management - not because I planned to have some Project Management education. I didn't find, what I was looking for - but I think, it's rather my problem, then course disadvantage. The material is decent, but in the same time more obvious, than you expect to see from Business School. Most useful parts of the whole course were optional videos (after the end of each week) about the personal experience of the trainer. You can want only those, and ignore the rest :-P
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A decent interesting course, but - on my discretion - a little bit messy and not always useful. The most interesting and exciting part was the introduction of the chronic stress recovery, but in the same time - I'm not sure, that it has direct relation to Inspiring Leadership. May be reading Stress Resilience course would be better?
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Nice course, not the best one in this specialization, but pretty good, with a couple of great insights. In this course, unexpectedly, DeRue was almost as good, as Sych, so it was pretty interesting and useful in the same time virtually from the first day to the last. Still, I don't think, that this course or this specialization, covers all of the issues about leading people in organization, but it covers a lot, and for any manager it's almost must see.
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Simple, but nice course, which basically follows one example, and shows, how you can present the same thing in different ways. I'm just reading the book of Dan Roam, so this course was a nice adding to the book material. Probably, it would be too simplistic for a professional in presenting or visualizing area, but for a novice it's a good way to start.
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Waste of time. Literally. If you ask me, what useful can one find in this course, I would sum up, as following: 1. To be emotionally intelligent, do your best to be non-judgmental. 2. Study signs (verbal and non-verbal) to recognize and communicate emotions. Now you've seen all the useful staff from the course, so there's no need to sign up.
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Even though, I don't mean to be rude, this course contains nothing, but obvious and basic activities with no big value. Anybody, who was ever thinking about his/her life purpose, definitely knows EVERYTHING you'll see in this course. So, if you have started to think about your goals for the first time - it may be for you. If you want to find something strong and useful - don't waste your time.
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If you know completely NOTHING about decision making, that can be a good hit to start from. Course briefly explains the basic decision-making model - W.R.A.P. - and gives a basic clue about making a sound and quality decisions. But of cause if you have studied decision-making a bit, you'll need some more profound presentation. Resume: not a bad one, but pretty basic.
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Pretty good course with all the necessary elements (even though, in a large part, it's just an advertising of the Prezi software). Instructor explains, what is visual storytelling, and then go through a number of examples, illustrating it's idea - from simple to a pretty hard one. I would really recommend this course to anybody, who wants to become stronger in presenting ideas.
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Even though, there's no striking revelations, it's not a bas course (surprisingly). The author doesn't try to pretend he knows something incredible, and just shares his discoveries about productivity and making something tangible out of your ideas. He correctly identifies most of important points, and shows some interesting ideas. I think, this course would be useful for you, if you are trying to create something new.
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Pretty poor course with some obvious staff with absolutely no practical value. It says, literally, "To increase resilience you have to be more flexible". Yeah, great discovery. So, please, don't bother to join the course, it has no meaning.
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Incredibly poor course. Basically, it's all built around questions, like "What you want to do?", "What prevents you from achieve your goal?" Author either thinks, and his listeners are very stupid, or just do a very poor job. Absolutely nothing useful.
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Probably, the weakest course in this specialization, the one, which you can skip, and lose almost nothing. Here are 3 teachers (instead of 2 in the other courses), and if before that DeRue was the weak link - now it's third lecturer, Cheri Alexander. Everything she says is either obvious or senseless. Taking into account, that she's leading 2 weeks out of 4, it's pretty empty. The part of DeRue is better, but still not very strong, and the only piece, which deliver something really useful is the part of Sych (as usual). If you want to go through the whole specialization - take a course, but if you have some time constraints - better skip it.
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Even though, most of the material of the course is pretty obvious, I would say, that I enjoyed the course. Some of the ideas was pretty interesting (stages of decision-making, and targeted advertising, and evaluation, as a function of benefits minus costs before, but benefits minus expectations later). Anyway, it's not a wasted time.
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Small and simple (33 minutes of video, and that's it), but pretty powerful course, which shows the preparation of the public speech. How to prepare yourself, how to start, how to present, how to finish. Most important things - general structure. tips and tricks. Simon Sinek is very good, thus it would be a very useful half an hour, if you are interested int he topic.
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Probably, it suppose to be not a bad course. But I dropped it after a couple of week fighting with an incredibly boring staff. This course is done in a typical "German" manner - long explanations of the obvious points, clear and long definitions, etc. I used to much higher pace and much more interesting material listing. Probably, it's just not mine.
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Pretty poor course, which is basically (and author clearly admits it) is a conspectus of Dale Carnegie's book "How to Win Friends and Influence People". The course is a typical "Skillshare Indus Course" - very poor visual (blank presentation with only words), poor vocabulary of the lecturer, monotone repetition of the main ideas, which are mostly well-known to everybody. Not recommended. Better read Carnegie itself.
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Finally, the course with practical material. The previous 2 courses in the specialization was more or less interesting, but mostly I considered them a waste of time, cause it contained explanations, theoretical materials and some general tips without concrete live examples. This course, at least it's second part, contains a lot of practical issues, examples and tips you can really use. It's still not perfect, cause mechanics of coaching is not perfectly presented, but I can wholeheartedly give 5 stars to the course.
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Pretty good course, which would be extremely useful, if you are planning to blog professionally (or close to professionally). The course deliver the general structure of your approach and understanding of your blog, content search and planning, and job organization. The drawbacks of the course are: 1. Bad audio quality. Somehow with a pretty nice level of course editing the audio was processed (or recorded) pretty poorly, that's a big minus. 2. Some of the things are very theoretical, no feeling of reality. More practical examples of each topic would be much more convenient. In the meantime, it's still a very good course to start.
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I've got really mixed feelings after this course. From one side - it's a bad-narrated presentation with poor visual material (black background - white text with a small barely readable font) and heavy Indian accent. One of the worst experiences in MOOC learning, which I had in life. From the other side - the material itself is pretty good, and very relevant to the topic. I would say, that it's pretty rare stuff, cause I tried to find some useful tips on Action Taking (self-management) in a lot of different platforms. So: if you really need the materials - take the course, but don't expect much from learning experience.
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The course is a part of Kiva propaganda of microfinance loans. That's a nice concept for eliminating poverty in the third world, but the name of the course is a little bit misleading, thus, I'd like to focus your attention on it.
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Pretty strange course, which is mostly targeted to a very young or very unexperienced people. Actually, "modern guide" to stop procrastinating is in fact classical basics of time management. The author claims, that, having a day plan of 8 points, you will easily overcome procrastination and will become productive. Well... questionable. But I hope, that it will help someone, who have never heard about planning, Eisenhower matrix and pomodoro technique.
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Not a bad course, which is a part of Coaching skills specialization. This course is a starting one, and it's covers some general terminological issues and explains different managerial roles. I'm not very excited (since there's no actual practical instruments), but as I see it, the practice should follow in the next courses.
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Very good course. Even though, I was initially skeptical (and de Rue, as usual, focuses on obvious staff, which doesn't much inspire), after starting of the second week my perception changed. A lot of useful material about working motivation, sometimes really unexpected and cool, with some practical instruments to use - pretty nice job. Recommend to everybody, who deals with motivating people on the job.
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Pretty good course with a lot of useful material. The course is presenting main decision making objectives: Decision skills frame with 6 main elements, decision trees, and concept of expected value, contains some important psychological elements (biases and tricks). Even though, I'd like to see more about action-taking, risk accepting and changing decision throughout the dynamics of action. But as a basic decision-making course "Decision skills" is pretty good, and I'd like to recommend it to everybody.
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Pretty nice course, which explains some of the basic concepts and tactics for influencing other people. There are 2 lecturers, one of which (de Rue) is pretty arrogant, though, not that involving, but the other (Sych) is very good in presenting material. Not all of the potential topics were covered (for example, Commitment and consistency, which was mentioned by Caldini, is not presented here), and not of the material was actually usefull (the block about the protection from unwanted influence is extremely silly) but in general it's not bad.
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I haven't seen either one person, which would not like the course. It's just brilliant. Everybody, who took it, was amazed by the amount of work, which was made by course-makers. As a psychologist (by major in university) I was thrilled not only by amount and quality of material, but also by the interviews with top psychologists of the world. The guys interviewed Richard Nisbett, Elizabeth Loftus, "MythBusters", etc., etc. They interviewed even Nobel prize winner Daniel Kanneman. Incredible job! Fantastic course and great experience for everybody.
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Not a bed course with a couple of nice ideas about networking. I didn't understand, what does "millennials" have to do with the topic, but anyway it was a nice experience. The course is taught by 20-years-old boy, and actually is pretty short (4 or 5 lectures with a total of 30 minutes). So I would not consider it, as a "real course". But if you think about starting business networking, and search for an idea to start with - start with this course.
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Not a bad course, even though with the high pace and lot of material it's pretty shallow. The course is one more "nice try" to collect all the different ideas about essential professional skills in one place, but, as usual with such a task, it didn't collect ALL the essential ideas and appeared to be pretty superficial. I liked the style of the instructor, but he tries to much in one hit. Anyway, I'll track his further courses.
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Even though I should agree, that it's a nice try, and you will learn something useful from this course, the material misses most of the thing I would imply under "Sales fundamentals" topic. It covers basically: - basic terminology (not all), - sales funnel, - BANT-formula (developed by IBM B2B sales team), and - some basics of sales pitch. It misses completely or almost completely: - stages of sales process and client communication; - understanding of what "sales channel" is, how does it work, what it "sell-in", "sell-out" and "sell-through"; - supply chain (adding to the previous none); - at least some basics of retail (location, space organizing, merchandising, et.; - assortment and category management; - deep customer understanding (SPIN or something similar); - etc., etc., etc. I would say, the material doesn't cover the topic it's supposed to.
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Taking into account, that most of the people doesn't know the basics of the teaching and learning process, I can say, that this course may be very useful for you. But in the same time my evaluation mark to this course is relatively how, as the perception of the professional in the sphere. Barbara Oakley is pretty owful, as lecturer: she has a very low voice (which is just a killing feature for on-line learning, which you simply may NOT HEAR, what she says sometimes), monotone manner of speech, and - most unpleasant - not a professional in the area she's teaching in this course. Most of the material is actually true: you should mix focused and diffuse mode, use analogies and chuck the information for better understanding, and recall, as well as test yourself for better memorizing. But it's a very few inputs of the big ocean of basic foundations and practical tools for better studying, starting from clear goal-setting, persistence development, using mistakes and external advises, multi-modal information, personalizing material, etc., etc., etc. My final opinion: nice try, but far below really professional level.
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When most of the material is simple, and probably would be waste of time for economics professional (or business student), I've got my pleasure from studying some basics. I would really like to recommend this source to anybody, who's not strong in economics theory, but still wants to undestand the basic political/economic decisions and discussions we may each day to see on the TV of in the newspapers. Good introduction, clear explanation, very nice models and tools shown in the course.
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Not a bad course, which gives the basics of Marketing analysis, with all the most important metrics, and also demonstration of some really profound tools. Unfortunately, most of the course material is too simple for a working professional, and the course completely fail to explain, how the most profound companies are really managing analytics of the high level. "People analytics" from Wharton was much more interesting (I'd like also to check the other Wharton's courses in analytics specialization).
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Pretty good course, but with a lot of material, and not clear point of instructor in some aspects, it's becoming a little bit boring by the middle of the journey. In fact, I was almost struggling with the material in the end. The best part of the course unexpectedly was interviews with some professionals, practicing gamification in real life. Unless the professor (which was talking obviously to full-time student audience, and didn't make a perspective, that it could be working professionals, who are taking the course), invited guests was focused only on practical implications, thus, I found an answers for some of my questions in their monologues. But anyway, if you are planning to gamify anything - take a course, it gives a nice overview, and proper perspective on how to continue development in this area.
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Pretty good course, with a very nice idea to split the delivery between different professors (for foreigners - it's a great opportunity to develop audition skills, as all the teachers have different accents). I especially liked staffing and performance management, but I think, it depends on the practical issues you struggle now. If you are involved in building international teams - you will also like collaboration part by Martine Haas. Generally - very positive impression. Not ground-breaking, but at the moment it's the best course of HR analytical tools and insights I found anywhere.
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I have a mixed feelings about this course. From one side, instructors have taken an attempt to give a nice view of analytics approach to Human Resources. From the other - it's pretty obvious, that none of instructors ever worked in HR area, thus, most of the material they delivered was either pretty obvious, or completely useless in the practical perspective. If you take a course in such a narrow professional sphere, you expect to have at least a couple of real-life tools to use, when you finish the course. But unfortunately, this course is too narrow, with too shallow material, and too obvious conclusions, which instructors tried to sell to student, as a practical tool. Also, the delivery of the materials was questionable. One of the instructors (Ilya Breiman) was not bad, but the other (Alexey Dolinskiy) was talking too fast with a nasal voice, as if he's constantly in a hurry, and a lot of things was simply hard to understand from the first time listening. General experience - very mixed
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Brilliant course, as well, as the teacher. I am a professional teacher myself, and can evaluate the quality of the received teaching. The course is well-designed, contain a lot of non-obvious material, and instructor uses a profound methods of skills and knowledge delivery (with a lot of involving tools and attempts of interaction - even in on-line teaching, which is un-interactive by nature). I'd like especially praise the material about cognitive biases (in the course it's called "physiological tools or tricks", which is really brilliantly selected and delivered. It's one of the major trends in today's business education, and it's really good to have this sort of training from one of the strongest business schools for free. 5 start out of 5! Well done!