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It seems naive to mention it, but one of the things I liked best about Surowiecki's take on the intelligence of groups is how optimistic it is. Read morePublished on July 3 2004 by "stevec91"
Even after having read it, I'm still not sure what category I'd put THE WISDOM OF CROWDS in. It offers important insights into business, and helped me understand the way markets... Read morePublished on July 3 2004
Like so many, I was excited for this book, since I buy the basic concept (at least from the Google angle) and I enjoy Surowiecki's NEW YORKER column. Read morePublished on July 1 2004 by Jennifer Godwin
This is one of the most entertaining and intellectually engaging books I've come across in a long while. Read morePublished on June 28 2004 by "chrisbooth34"
Unlike in his New Yorker column, James Surowiecki takes far too long to support his thesis in practical terms--but when he does the details, insights and perspective are nothing... Read morePublished on June 23 2004 by Byron Reimus
In 1906, Francis Galton, known for his work on statistics and heredity, came across a weight-judging contest at the West of England Fat Stock and Poultry Exhibition. Read morePublished on June 14 2004 by Craig L. Howe
I'm a big fan of James Surowiecki's "Financial Page" column in The New Yorker. He's consistently able to come up with unusual takes on seemingly familiar topics, and he... Read morePublished on June 13 2004 by Steven Kurson
This is a very interesting book that covers many complicated subjects related to group decisions vs. individual decisions. Read morePublished on June 13 2004 by Gaetan Lion