The Wisdom of Crowds

The Wisdom of Crowds

Book - 2005
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In this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant--better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future.

With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose, Surowiecki ranges across fields as diverse as popular culture, psychology, ant biology, behavioral economics, artificial intelligence, military history, and politics to show how this simple idea offers important lessons for how we live our lives, select our leaders, run our companies, and think about our world.

Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2005
ISBN: 9780385721707
0385721706
Branch Call Number: 303 .38 SUR
Characteristics: xxxi, 306 p

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stewstealth
Jan 09, 2015

Was skeptical of the author's premise however was won over by the research and conclusions. There are caveats to the wisdom of crowds and the author acknowledges this. Interesting and well written, this book is worth reading.

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