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The Wisdom of crowds: why the many are smarter than the few

Author: Surowiecki, James Publisher: Abacus Press, 2005.Edition: 3rd ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 370 p. ; 18 cm.ISBN: 0349117071Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references
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Includes bibliographical references


CONTENTS The Wisdom of Crowds The Wisdom of Crowds Introduction xi PART I 1. The Wisdom of Crowds 3 2. T h e Difference Difference Makes: Waggle Dances, the Bay of Pigs, and the Value of Diversity 28 3. Monkey See, Monkey Do: Imitation, Information Cascades, and Independence 50 4. Putting the Pieces Together: The CIA, Linux, and the Art of Decentralization 82 5. Shall We Dance?: Coordination in a Complex World 6. Society Does Exist: Taxes, Tipping, Television, and Trust 134 104 PART I1 7. Traffic: What We Have Here Is a Failure to Coordinate 179 Vlll CONTENTS 8. Science: Collaboration, Competition, and Reputati 195 9. Committees, Juries, and Teams: The Columbia Disast and How Small Groups C a n Be Made to Work 214 10. T h e Company: Meet t h e New Boss, Same as t h e Old Boss? Stock Prices 237 276 320 1 I . Markets: Beauty Contests, Bowling Alleys, and 12. Democracy: Dreams of t h e Common Good Acknowledgments Notes 339 3 36

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