The Wisdom Of Crowds by James Surowiecki

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.

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Total Points: 72

Since this book was first published in 2004, there is a penalty of 48.0%. The age adjusted score is 37.44.

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