Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Book Analysis and Notes: The Wisdom of Crowds
I uploaded a review and notes about The Wisdom of Crowds, by James Surowiecki. If I had to describe it in one word it would be 'unsatisfying'. The concept that aggregate opinions can in some circumstances significantly outperform an individual is interesting. The circumstances which delineate good crowds from bad ones however IS the story, and the author doesn't spend nearly enough time fleshing them out. Unfortunate.