The wisdom of crowds : why the many are smarter than the few and how collective wisdom shapes business, economies, societies, and nations /
In this book, New Yorker columnist 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...
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- The wisdom of crowds
- The difference difference makes : waggle dances, the Bay of Pigs, and the value of diversity
- Monkey see, monkey do : imitation, information cascades, and independence
- Putting the pieces together : the CIA, Linux, and the art of decentralization
- Shall we dance? : coordination in a complex world
- Society does exist : taxes, tipping, television, and trust
- Traffic : what we have here is a failure to coordinate
- Science : collaboration, competition, and reputation
- Committees, juries, and teams : the Columbia disaster and how small groups can be made to work
- The company : meet the new boss, same as the old boss?
- Markets : beauty contests, bowling alleys, and stock prices
- Democracy : dreams of the common good