The Wisdom of Crowds

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 16.8.2005 - 336 sivua
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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 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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I don't really have a lot to say about this book. I agree with the basic argument that groups can be smarter than individuals at certain tasks, but I wanted more substantive support. The anecdotes and ... Lue koko arvostelu

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Käyttäjän arvio  - thcson - LibraryThing

This book was so bad that reviewing it feels like a waste of time, but I will briefly explain what's wrong with it. The author begins with an old idea: crowds can be wise when they exhibit diversity ... Lue koko arvostelu

Sisältö

The Wisdom of Crowds
3
Waggle Dances the Bay
23
Imitation Information Cascades
40
The CIA Linux and the Art
66
Coordination in a Complex World
84
Taxes Tipping Television and Trust
108
What Ve Have Here Is a Failure to Coordinate l4
158
The Columbia Disaster
173
Meet the New Boss Same as the Old Boss?
192
Prices
224
Dreams of the Common Good
259
Afterward to the Anchor Books Edition
273
Acknowledgments
283
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James Surowiecki is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he writes the popular business column, “The Financial Page.” His work has appeared in a wide range of publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Artforum, Wired, and Slate. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

 

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