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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting & stimulating
This book confounded my expectations. I generally dislike books like this but this one is interesting, provocative and stimulating. I do not wholly agree with the central thesis but even in the sections that I disagreed with there was enough interesting material to hold my attention, it was refreshing to need to question one's assumptions and to think about the points...
Published on 25 April 2005 by John E. Davidson

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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Never quite enough detail
The central premise of the book is an interesting one - that taking the average of a large number of individual viewpoints is likely to give a better result than taking the view of a single (or small number) of experts.

The paragraph above is, of course, an oversimplification. The book does go into rather more detail about when this works, and when it...
Published on 25 Aug. 2006 by Mark Harrison


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3.0 out of 5 stars time to send, 24 May 2010
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This review is from: The Wisdom of Crowds (Paperback)
I was expecting to get this book within a 3-4 days. However send the seller is located in the States it took me 3 weeks to get the book
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12 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clever, but the world did not begin in 1980, 18 Mar. 2005
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The arguments are clever and there is somethign there. But the viewpoint is also parochially US. Like saying "we all drive on the right" - not in the UK, we don't. Chinese never queue except when it is imposed higher authority. Back in the 1960s, it was the common convention that any man would give up his seat to a woman, at least in the UK.
Despite which, you do need to know this stuff to think any further.
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