The Wisdom of Crowds

The Wisdom of Crowds Author James Surowiecki
ISBN-10 0385721706
ISBN-13 9780385721707
Year 2005-08-16
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher Anchor
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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 brilliantbetter 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