The Wisdom of Crowds

The Wisdom of Crowds

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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 brillianta€“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. From the Trade Paperback edition.The extra couple of dollars theya#39;d make by charging $12.50 instead of $10 for the opening weekend of Spider-Man 2 is probably not worth the risk of ... This is something you hear about cultural products in general but that is. on its face, untrue. Ita#39;s an especially strange argument to make about the movies, when we know that millions of Americans who wona#39;t shell out $8 to see a not-so-great flick in theanbsp;...

Title:The Wisdom of Crowds
Author:James Surowiecki
Publisher:Anchor - 2005-08-16


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