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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influential in developing thought. tidbits from many of my books on networks, free agent capitalism, statistics, math. this is a favorite among many well read that i know. Read full review
The wisdom of crowds: why the many are smarter than the few and how collective wisdom shapes business, economies, societies and nationsUser 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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