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User Review  - kathysmallwood - LibraryThing

The conclusion of Surowiecki's book is compelling and his anecdotal evidence makes for an enjoyable read. Overall, for me this book was a bit dull, but I believe that was a result of multiple ... Read full review

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User Review  - samsheep - LibraryThing

Enjoyed it - well written and intelligent with lots of interesting examples on how, given the right conditions, crowds can come up with some surprisingly good answers. Slightly put off by the ... Read full review

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User Review  - ArupForesight - LibraryThing

Interesting book. Finally read it in 2007 even though the ideas in the book have had a significant impact on the strategy for the foresight team at Arup. I liked the examples and found myself agreeing ... Read full review

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User Review  - djdunc - LibraryThing

Interesting book. Finally read it in 2007 even though the ideas in the book have had a significant impact on the strategy for the foresight team at Arup. I liked the examples and found myself agreeing ... Read full review

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User Review  - Miro - LibraryThing

A very interesting book built around the observation of Francis Galton in 1906 that a country fair crowd are more accurate as a group (average) than any individual (including experts) in a Guess the Weight of a Ox competition. Read full review

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User Review  - rcorfield - LibraryThing

'The Wisdom of Crowds' was diverting but disappointing. Summarised by "Groups are often good at solving problems, but sometimes they aren't" Read full review


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