The Wisdom of Crowds

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Anchor Books, 2005 - Business & Economics - 306 pages
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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.

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an excellent book for those who want to know how two heads are better than one Read full review

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User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

The many think better than the few, is the message of this book, and it sets out to prove it. A previous seminal book, "The Madness of Crowds" has tarred the crowd with the same, unflattering brush ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

James Surowiecki is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he writes the popular business column, “The Financial Page.” His work has appeared in a wide range of publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Artforum, Wired, and Slate. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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