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User Review  - MartinBodek - LibraryThing

Never have I enjoyed a book so much that I completely disagreed with. There is much I learned here about processes and fundamental workings of everyday behavioral phenomena, but his thesis doesn't ... Read full review

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User Review  - thcson - LibraryThing

This book was so bad that reviewing it feels like a waste of time, but I will briefly explain what's wrong with it. The author begins with an old idea: crowds can be wise when they exhibit diversity ... Read full review

THE WISDOM OF CROWDS: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies, and Nations

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Multitudes are generally smarter than their smartest members, declares New Yorker writer Surowiecki. With his theory of the inherent sagacity of large groups, Surowiecki seems to differ with Scottish ... Read full review

The wisdom of crowds: why the many are smarter than the few and how collective wisdom shapes business, economies, societies and nations

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

According to Surowiecki, the "simple but powerful truth" at the heart of his book is that "under the right circumstances, groups are remarkably intelligent, and are often smarter than the smartest ... Read full review


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