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The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations
The Wisdom of Crowds Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business Economies Societies and Nations
Author: James Surowiecki
In this endlessly fascinating book, New Yorker columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea that has profound implications: 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. — This seemingly count...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780385503860
ISBN-10: 0385503865
Publication Date: 5/25/2004
Pages: 320
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3.5 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Democracy *does* work, and Surowiecki explains how. He also explains how the process goes wrong. Many heads really can think better than one -- but only if each of us is thinking for ourselves!
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A really good read. One of those books that makes you think. I would urge anyone to read it before making assumptions about its contents.

To one who gets irritated by some of the excesses of capitalism, some of the emphasis on markets may be a little tough to swallow, and the writing is a little "lumpy" at times, but overall I enjoyed it.
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