The Wisdom of Crowds
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.
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Review: The Wisdom of CrowdsUser Review - Kara - Goodreads
One of our VPs asked if I had read this and would recommend it for our company's global book club. I said no but jokingly added that I could read it tonight and let her know tomorrow. She didn't ... Read full review
Review: The Wisdom of CrowdsUser Review - Stephen Tryon - Goodreads
I think Surowiecki has written a great book. The wide range of examples he uses to support his thesis is compelling. In my own book, Accountability Citizenship, I provide the following exposition of ... Read full review
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