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The Difference: how the power of diversity creates better groups, firms, schools, and societies

Author: Page, Scott E. Publisher: Princeton University Press, 2007.Language: EnglishDescription: 424 p. : Graphs ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0691128383Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Book Europe Campus
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Print HD6958 .M5 P34 2007
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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The Difference How the Power of Diversity, Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies Contents Acknowledgments The Continuous Life xiii Prologue How Diversity Trumps Ability: Fun at Caltech xix Introduction Unpacking Our Differences 1 PART ONE UNPACKING THE TOOLBOX 1 Diverse Perspectives How We See Things 23 2 Heuristics Do the Opposite 52 3 Interpretations Our Own Private Flatland 73 4 Predictive Models Judging Books by Their Covers 90 X CONTENTS 5 Measuring Sticks and Toolboxes Calipers for the Brain 103 PART TWO DIVERSITY'S BENEFITS: BUILDING FROM TOOLS 6 Diversity and Problem Solving Darwin's Brass Tacks 131 7 Models of Information Aggregation Mindless Signals 175 8 Diversity and Prediction The Crowd of Models 197 PART THREE DIVERSE VALUES: A CONFLICT OF INTERESTS (OR IS IT)? 9 Diverse Preferences Why Tapas 239 10 Preference Aggregation Four (Not So) Depressing Results 255 11 Interacting Toolboxes and Preferences Go Ask Alice 285 CONTENTS xi. PART FOUR THE PUDDING: DOES DIVERSITY GENERATE BENEFITS? 12 The Causes of Cognitive Diversity Family Vacations, College, or Identity? 299 13 The Empirical Evidence The Pudding 313 PART FIVE GOING ON THE OFFENSIVE 14 A Fertile Logic Putting Ideas to Work 339 Epilogue The Ketchup Questions Notes 371 377 411 Index

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