Books: The Wisdom of Crowds

Review of: The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations by James Surowiecki

This is an absolutely marvelous book recommended to me by Craig Johnson at Heller Ehrman Venture Law Group.

After reading the Tipping Point, Six Degrees, Linked, The Influentials, etc etc one would think there’s not much else to learn on this subject. and so it was with some skepticism that i downloaded the Wisdom of Crowds audio book.

but i was immediately surprised and excited by the content and the insights. it was also fortuitous that i listened to the book at the same time is was reading Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Taleb — they have a lot of commonalities (and Fooled is even mentioned a few times in Wisdom).

summation: i strongly suggest you read/listen to this book. if you are an avid audible user as i am, put this book on the top of your download queue.

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