James Surowiecki is an American journalist and author best known for his book 'The Wisdom of Crowds,' which explores the idea that large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant the individuals are. He is a former staff writer at The New Yorker, where he wrote a popular business column. Surowiecki's work often focuses on economic and financial topics, blending social psychology with market analysis.
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This book explores the concept that large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant, and are better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. The author delves into a wide range of disciplines, including popular culture, psychology, and behavioral economics to demonstrate how this concept works in the real world. The book also examines how group decisions can go wrong and provides insights on how to prevent these errors.