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The wisdom of crowds

Author: Surowiecki, James Publisher: Doubleday, 2005.Language: EnglishDescription: 306 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 0385721706Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references
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The Wisdom of Crowds Contents Introduction xi PART I 1. The Wisdom of Crowds 3 2. The Difference Difference Makes: Waggle Dances, the Bay of Pigs, and the Value of Diversity 23 3. Monkey See, Monkey Do: Imitation, Information Cascades, and Independence 40 4. Putting the Pieces Together: The CIA, Linux, and the Art of Decentralization 66 84 108 5. Shall We Dance?: Coordination in a Complex World 6. Society Does Exist: Taxes, Tipping, Television, and Trust PART II 7. Traffic: What We Have Here Is a Failure to Coordinate 8. Science: Collaboration, Competition, and Reputation 158 145 9. Committees, Juries, and Teams: The Columbia Disaster and How Small Groups Can Be Made to Work 173 192 10. The Company: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss? 11. Markets: Beauty Contests, Bowling Alleys, and Stock Prices 224 12. Democracy: Dreams of the Common Good 259 Afterword to the Anchor Books Edition Acknowledgments Notes 285 283 273

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