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4.1 out of 5 stars
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4.1 out of 5 stars
The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few
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on 11 May 2014
very good book, lots of theories inside! Explains the intelligence of a group of people over a single persons decision.
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on 25 April 2016
Thought provoking, and gives an explanation as to why democracy is essential.
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on 13 November 2007
The fact that this book sold dispels Surowiecki's entire thesis. The content is anecdotal at best and delivered in a brutal slap stick style. He begins every chapter with a 'story', something like, in 1989 a young boy and his aging father wandered through a greenish hinterland, a blah blah, who cares? The topic is interesting enough, in light of the web and such collaborative movements, although approached way too lightly as to lend his thesis any credence. I managed to trawl through his trickle like prose and actually get to the end of the book, quite unbelievable considering how utterly useless it really is.
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on 20 September 2015
Clever ideas...
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on 13 November 2006
Surely a must have for those interested in crowd behaviour, flow of information and social networks.
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on 18 February 2008
This is the one piece of influence that has changed my line of thinking the most. From stock markets, to prediction markets to human behavior, Surowiecki covers everything in a light and refreshing way that entertains and enlightens at the same time.

get it, read it.
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on 13 October 2015
Excellent
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on 17 September 2004
Always take one serious book on holiday - and this year it was the Wisdom of Crowds having heard an interesting review of it on Radio 4. So glad I did - its one of those books which you read and think "yes thats another piece of life's jigsaw that I understand now". The examples used to prove the point are diverse and brilliant from guessing jelly beans in a bottle, to how google works, to optimising the new product development portfolio of a global corporate.
Would have been 5 stars had the overal structure of the book made more sense to me - but that could be just me.
A must for anyone seriously interested on a new perspective on improving decision making, behavioural economic, or simply understanding how people can better work together to find the right answers. Should be mandatory for all students of economics and business.
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on 23 June 2015
Perfect!
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on 27 October 2010
Just got delivered this book (2of2) on time and it's in excellent condition !!!

What a bargain and so full of knowledge !!!

Thanks Amazon!
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