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The Wisdom of Crowds

In this landmark work, NEW YORKER columnist James Surowiecki explores a seemingly counter-intuitive idea that has profound implications. Decisions taken by a large group, even if the individuals within the group aren't smart, are always better than decisions made by small numbers of 'experts'. This seemingly simply notion has endless and major ramifications for how businesses operate, how knowledge is advanced, how economies are (or should be) organised and how nation-states fare. With great erudition, Surowiecki ranges across the disciplines of psychology, economics, statistics and history to show just how this principle operates in the real world. Along the way Surowiecki asks a number of intriguing questions about a subject few of us actually understand - economics. What are prices? How does money work? Why do we have corporations? Does advertising work? His answers, rendered in a delightfully clear prose, demystify daunting prospects. As Surowiecki writes: 'The hero of this book is, in a curious sense, an idea, a hero whose story ends up shedding dramatic new light on the landscapes of business, politics and society'.

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Cover Art for 9780385721707, The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki
The Wisdom of Crowds
Aug, 2005 Paperback Being refreshed... Being refreshed...
Cover Art for 9780349116051, The Wisdom Of Crowds: Why the Many are Smarter than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economics, Society and Nations by James Surowiecki
The Wisdom Of Crowds: Why the Many are Smarter than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economics, Society and Nations
United Kingdom Mar, 2005 Paperback Being refreshed... Being refreshed...
Cover Art for 9780385503860, The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki
The Wisdom of Crowds
May, 2004 Hardcover Being refreshed... Being refreshed...
Cover Art for 9784047915060, Minna No Iken Wa Angai Tadashii by
Minna No Iken Wa Angai Tadashii
Jan, 2006 Tankobon Hardcover Being refreshed... Being refreshed...

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