October 17, 2007

Book Review - Wisdom of Crowds

The Wisdom of Crowds
James Surowiecki
JC 328.2 .S87 2005

In this book, New Yorker columnist Surowiecki explores the notion that groups produce better decisions than individuals, regardless of their intelligence. The discussion ranges across a diverse collection of fields, both academic and popular culture, to show how this idea of collaboration is embedded in the way we live our lives, organize ourselves, run companies and governments.